Print Your Party: Summer Celebrations
Recipes, crafts, party ideas and photo fun
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The best things about summer are the happy times spent in the sunshine with family and friends. From recipes to crafts to summertime party tips and photo ideas, we have a picnic basket bursting with fun and free ideas for all your summer celebrations. Here’s to a season filled with sunshine and fun!
Download our free Summer Celebrations book
Get DIY party ideas, decorations, tips, recipes, crafts, and more.
Want even more easy ideas for fun summer projects, activities, and party must-haves? Download our Print your Party: Summer Celebrations book filled with how-tos and tips.
You can print and enjoy it, or download a copy to your desktop for reference and inspiration.
1. Party photos that shine
Tell the entire story of your party, from the moment your guests arrive.
For fresh photos, try experimenting with angles and perspectives.
Document your entire party to help you tell a complete story with your photos. If you are throwing a Fourth of July bash or neighborhood pool party, get shots of guests arriving, enjoying the party, and unwinding on the patio.
Some more tips:
- Give the camera to the kids to get some spontaneous, playful shots.
- Hand out disposable cameras to guests as they arrive, and then collect them as guests depart. You'll catch moments you may have missed with only one camera.
- Get candid. Have your camera ready for capturing candid moments. Planned, posed photographs may work for portraits, but they don’t express the spontaneity or energy of a celebration.
Get more tips for taking photos of celebrations.
2. DIY photo booth
No need to rent a photo booth. You can create one yourself.
These printable photo booth props create memorable photo favors, and double as an activity for guests. Find full instructions and printable photo booth props in our PDF book.
Everyone loves the silliness that a photo booth inspires—and summer parties evoke a special kind of silly. Luckily, this is something you can DIY like a pro!
Props. From mustaches and glasses to oversize treats, props help everyone get in the mood for hamming it up in front of the camera. Try these fun printable props, or include some of your own! Hats, ties, boas, umbrellas, and empty wooden picture frames are always a hit.
Find full instructions and printable photo booth props in our PDF book.
Print them. You can print your photos right on the spot for guests to take home. Just pull out that memory card, pop it into the printer and print! Guests can even do it themselves. And, yes, you can always mail them after the party, too.
Have enough paper and ink. If you’re printing photos at your party, make sure you have enough paper and ink to handle your guest list!
Save 20% on ink and paper when you purchase convenient HP Photo Value Packs. You’ll save time and ensure beautiful photos, too—HP Photo Value Packs match the right ink with the right photo paper. 1
3. Print your Fourth of July party
This Fourth of July Party Kit has everything you need for a get-together that sparkles!
Create everything you need for a Fourth of July party that is bursting with color and style, from invitations to decorations. All you need is a printer, some sturdy paper, and a patriotic spirit.
When printing your own decorations, be sure to use a thicker, more durable paper, like HP Brochure and Flyer Paper. Your decorations will be sturdier and able to withstand handling or an unexpected gust of wind.
See all the Fourth of July party kits, decorations and crafts at the HP Creative Studio.
4. Finger food at your fingertips
Bypass the PC and use the MyRecipes.com print app on select HP Photosmart e-All-in-Ones to find recipes like this from Cooking Light and other publications.
You’ll discover hundreds of recipes from Cooking Light, Sunset, Real Simple, and other popular publications on the MyRecipes.com print app—available on select HP Photosmart e-All-in-One printers.
Melon and prosciutto is a classic flavor combination. Garnished with mint and a lime glaze, these skewers make an easy, elegant summertime appetizer.
Download our Print Your Party: Summer Celebrations book for this, and other, recipes.
5. Recipe for delicious gifts
Preserve the bounty of the season—and make a delicious homemade gift or party favor—with these canning labels.
Share your signature summertime dishes with printable recipe cards.
Summer is filled with opportunities to relax and enjoy good food with friends and family. Use these print projects to create food gifts to use as delicious party favors or host/hostess gifts.
Label your preserves, pickles, produce, and other handcrafted items in your own creative style with Pastel Palette Canning Labels.
Whether you’re having a picnic, a barbecue, or a Labor Day bash, you can use printable recipe cards for sharing signature summer dishes. Try this Modern Recipe Card, or find another design that‘s more suited to your taste.
HP Advanced Photo Paper, 4" x 6" is sized perfectly for recipe cards. And it dries instantly for smudge-free, wall-worthy prints. The perforated tabs make for easy handling (and fewer fingerprints) while you're sharing photos (and barbeque chicken).
6. Games and activities for kids
Keep the kids entertained this summer with free games and learning activities you can print for free from your printer.
Just use the touchscreen on your HP Photosmart printer (like the HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One) to select and print projects. You can also find HP Print Apps featuring activities from DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, LeapFrog, Sesame Street, Disney, and more! 2
You’ll also find free, printable activities and games at the HP Creative Studio.
7. Kids’ party kits
Round-up cowpokes for some rowdy backyard fun with the Wild West Cowboy Party Kit.
Who needs a special occasion or holiday to throw a party? If the sun’s out and you’ve got a gang of kids, that’s all the reason you need. These kits have everything for you to throw an impromptu party for your little fairies, cowboys, and budding dinosaur hunters.
Find a variety of party kits you can print at home for free at the HP Creative Studio.
If you’re printing a number of activities, you can save up to 40% on your printing with Original HP XL Ink cartridges. 3
8. Simple summer crafts
These wine glass tags are bright, stylish, and practical. Perfect for summer parties!
Jessica at How about Orange makes these simple and colorful wine glass tags with colored paper. They’re a great way to use up leftover paper scraps or any kind of paper that works with your printer and your party décor.
Idea and photo courtesy of Jessica at How About Orange
(howaboutorange.blogspot.com). Visit her site for free print template and instructions.
9. Ice cream cone wraps
Print these ice cream cone wraps in minutes.
We all scream for this sweet problem solver: no more melted ice cream all over your mitts. These printable sugar cone wraps have that problem licked.
Just download our Print your Party: Summer Celebrations PDF book for a ready-to-print template you can use right now.
You can download more ice cream cone wrappers from the HP Creative Studio.
10. Summer scrapbooking
Record the good times with the Sand and Sea Scrapbook from the HP Creative Studio.
You have the photos—now do something with them! Choose a scrapbook theme before sorting through your pictures, or perhaps take your inspiration from a single photo. Either way, make sure your theme is focused—such as "Beachcombing" instead of "Vacations."
Visit the HP Creative Studio to find the Sand and Sea Scrapbook and other designs that include pages, backgrounds, borders, photo corners, and stickers.
With a large-format printer like the HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One, you can print scrapbook pages on various paper types and sizes, including 12" x 12" and up to 13" x 19". Get more tips for printing 12" x 12" and 8" x 8" scrapbook pages.
Find a printer you’ll love
Chill out with recipes and family activities, printed directly from your HP e-All-in-One printer (PC free!).
Ready to upgrade your old printer?
With the HP printer buying guide, you can compare and contrast models and find a printer that allows you to print content like recipes and kids’ activity pages directly from the Web without a PC, using HP Print Apps.2
- 1 Compared with purchasing ink and photo paper separately.
- 2 Requires a wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. Services require registration. App availability varies by country, language, and agreements, and requires a firmware upgrade. For details, www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.
- 3 Compared with single, standard HP ink cartridges. Based on average retail pricing, actual prices may vary.
In this article:
- Download the Summer Party book ›
- Party photos that shine ›
- DIY photo booth ›
- Print your Fourth of July party ›
- Finger food at your fingertips ›
- Recipe for delicious gifts ›
- Games and activities for kids ›
- Kids’ party kits ›
- Simple summer crafts ›
- Ice cream cone wraps ›
- Summer scrapbooking ›
- Find a printer you’ll love ›