Spice Up Your Spring and Summer Shindigs

These party ideas will keep 'em talking 'til fall!

‘Tis the season for fun in the sun, and we’d bet dollars to donuts you’re planning a shindig or two in the next few months.  If you’re like us, however, you’ve had your fill of weenie roasts and soggy poolside picnics.

No worries – we’re on the case.

We’ve scouted a host of unique local resources to create a memorable party for friends, clubs, kids or any group at all.  Far from ordinary, these spring and summer entertaining ideas will keep ‘em talking ‘til fall.


As any Real Housewives fan can tell you, mobile sunless tanning is the latest party trend.  What you might not know, however, is that it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to offer your friends a custom airbrush experience.

Dallas-based Bronzed Expression sends a technician right to your home, along with a tanning tent, professional equipment and multiple shades to choose from.  Starting at just $30 per person, this is a very hot way to kick off the summer.  For more information, visit BronzedExpression.com.  GREAT FOR:  Girls’ Night, Showers


Your inner artist can come out and play at a party featuring Paint Like Picasso.  Renée Vandevere, one of our favorite local artists and instructors, has taken her show on the road, bringing P.L.P. to private parties and corporate events.

Vandevere arrives with canvases, aprons, paints – everything you’ll need to host one of her professionally guided lessons.  For $30 per person all included (10 person minimum), each guest will also head home with his or her own personal “masterpiece”.  Visit PaintLikePicasso.com to learn more about this creative idea.  GREAT FOR:  Team Building, Showers, Kids


Give ‘em something to scream about with a deluxe sundae bar – but leave all the hassle to somebody else.  Marble Slab Creamery will bring all the fixins for a crowd-pleasing ice cream social to your door, starting at just $4.99 a serving ($200 minimum order).

From basic flavor and topping buffets to the whole “slab” experience, there are options for parties of all sizes.  Just add candles for a birthday or coffee for the book club.  See MarbleSlab.com/catering for more information.  GREAT FOR:  Kids, Clubs


Gather in the afternoon over refreshing mojitos or club soda with lime, put on some soothing tunes and invite your friends to indulge in a massage.  Fitness trainer and masseur Jay Knearem travels just about anywhere in the Metroplex.  Choose from chair work ($1/minute) or full table massages ($95/hour).

Combine this idea with a pre-party outdoor jog with your workout buds or pair it with mani’s and pedi’s for a spa-themed event.  Contact Jay Knearem at 214-282-7055.  GREAT FOR:  Showers, Clubs

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