Using photos to make creative summer party decorations.

Creative Party Decorations for a Summer Party

How To Turn Your Photos into Party Decorations

Summer is all about enjoying the sunshine and ice-cold drinks and spending a warm and sunny day with your friends. Your summer party isn’t complete without some individually designed party decorations. Bright and colourful photos are perfect for summer. Get inspired by our five creative party decoration ideas that will make your summer party extra special.

Design your own individual invitations for a barbecue or cocktail party.

Invitations for a Summer Party

Invitations are one of the most important things you will need when throwing a party. Individually design some invitations for your summer party that match the occasion.

We have created several templates so you can create an individual invitation in no time at all and spend more time on the rest of the decorations. How about using summery images and colours? Or what about a photo collage? You can create an invitation that can also be used as a souvenir of your summer party!

You can have a text printed on your individually designed invitations or you can leave a blank space to handwrite your invitation. Here are the most important points you should include on your invitations:

  • When?
  • Where?
  • What?
  • Food and drink?
  • Attire (theme, dress code or should your guests bring their swimwear with them)?
  • Telephone number for responses or for questions

Your individually designed summer party invitations will certainly get your friends into the party mood!


Order your invitations in sets of 10 and they also come with envelopes. All that is left to do is write the address on them and you can send them off right away.

Individually design some recipe cards for summer cocktails.

Using a Photo flip as a Cocktail Menu

No summer party is complete without some refreshing drinks. Make a few delicious cocktails for your guests and print the cocktail recipes onto a photo flip. There's room for 25 full-page photos of your best cocktails. You can add the ingredients and the name of the cocktail to the photo so you always have the recipes ready for later. Thanks to the sturdy stand you can place the cocktail photo flip on the table or at the bar. This will wow your guests.

Designing a summery photo garland for your summer party.

Designing a Summer Party Photo Garland Out of Square Prints

Add a personal touch to your party decorations with an individually designed photo garland. They are easy to design and all you will need to do is order your favourite summer photos from days out, beach holidays or barbecues. They will then be printed in square format with white frames. Next get some matching coloured string that you can hang along the fence, on the hedge, on the outside walls of your house or between trees. Now attach your square prints to the string with small clips to create a decorative photo garland. You can order the 10x10 cm square prints as a set of 24 photos with or without a border. If you would like to make several photo garlands, you can also order several sets with different designs. Photos with lots of bright summery colours and summer designs are a great choice as they will decorate your party perfectly and give it that summer feeling!


Instead of a simple string, you can also use outdoor string lights to hang up your photo prints. In the evening this will provide atmospheric light!

Individually designed ceramics for a summer party: using a photo mug as a cutlery holder and a photo ceramic bowl for dips and snacks.

Using a Photo Mug as a Cutlery Holder and Ceramic Bowls for Dips

Food is one of the most important things at any summer party or barbecue with family and friends. You could use an individually designed photo mug as a practical cutlery holder. You could either choose a summery design for your individual photo mug or opt for a panorama or create a summery photo collage. You can then use the photos mugs as cutlery holders for your guests. This is a fantastic original decoration idea and perfect for any table or buffet at a summer party.

You can also individually design some ceramic bowls and then use them for dips, antipasti or other snacks. These party decorations are very practical as you can still use them in everyday life after your summer party.

Create your own individual photo stickers to decorate cups, lanterns and the like for your summer party.

Add a Personal Touch with Some Photo Stickers

You can use the ifolor Photo Stickers for your party decorations and to personalise paper cups or even the seats for your guests:

Individually design some photo stickers to personalise your guests' cups so that there's no confusion. For example, you can simply print the names of your guests onto stickers, use a photo of each person or use summery symbols such as melons, starfishes, parasols or something similar and your guests will only have to remember which symbol or picture they have on their cup.

You can also use the stickers to decorate flower vases and lanterns to add the finishing touches to your party decorations. The stickers stick to a variety of surfaces and you can order them in either a round or rectangular shape.

Original and practical table decorations for a summer party: individually designed placemats and coasters with your favourite photos.

Decorative and Practical Photo Coasters and Placemats

Individually designed photo coaster and placemats are perfect as table decorations for your summer party. You can use summery designs that match the rest of your party decorations.

You can order the photo coasters in sets of 4 or 8. The glossy surface makes your photos shine and the cork on the underside protects the tabletop from scratches. Instead of using them as classic coasters, you can also simply use them as table decorations to add a splash of colour to your table. You can design them and give them to your guests as a little token gesture after the party.

To make your table really stand out at your summer party, you can individually design some photo placemats. You can print a full-size photo or a summery collage of approx. 40.5x29 cm. The plastic photo placemats are washable and easy to clean, which makes them ideal for summer parties. You can also use them time and time again or you can give them to your guests as a little token gesture after the party.


Put your best summer memories together in one handy Booklet from ifolor. You can individually design your own booklet in no time at all using the ifolor app on your smartphone, online via the ifolor website or on the ifolor Designer. You can also use the booklet as a guest book if you design it before your party. You can leave space on the pages in the booklet where your guests can then add a small message. This is a great way to create a lasting memento!



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