Summer Party Ideas: Match Drinks to Invitations

We love the new collection of Genevieve Gorder party invitations at Pear Tree! So when we went looking for fabulous summer party ideas, we started there and found plenty of inspiration. Our party prep also included planning what drinks to serve at our summer soiree. We’ve made it easy for you to plan your own party by pairing our favorite Genevieve invitations with the perfect summer drinks for each occasion. Sound fun? Let’s get started!

Gold Garden Party Invitations
Perfect pairing: Champagne or Prosecco

Party Umbrellas Invitations
Perfect pairing: Strawberry Daiquiris

Here’s the recipe:
One 12-oz. bag frozen strawberries
6 oz. light rum
4 oz. lime juice
5 tablespoons sugar
6 fresh strawberry slices, for garnish

In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, rum, lime juice and sugar. Blend until smooth and divide among 6 highball or hurricane-style glasses. Garnish each glass with a strawberry slice and serve immediately. Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian and

Summer Cookout Party Invitations
Perfect pairing: Sangria
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New Genevieve Gorder Party Invitations

Summer’s hottest invitation has arrived! You’re invited to see the new Genevieve Gorder Party Invitations Collection, only at Pear Tree. Designed by Genevieve Gorder, one of America’s most popular designers and television personalities, this exclusive collection of party invitations is filled with light-hearted sophistication and a wide range of design styles for invitations they can’t refuse.



The collection will inspire all kinds of celebrations, from casual pool parties to elegant dinners under the stars. One thing is clear: it’s not a party unless you’re sending Genevieve Gorder party invitations.

Where have you seen her?

  • HGTV’s Genevieve’s Renovation, White House Christmas, Design Star, Dear Genevieve and, of course, Trading Spaces
  • Rachael Ray, The TODAY Show, CNN
  • The Design Network,,
  • Real Genevieve magazine/app

Watch for more collections from Genevieve Gorder, coming soon to Pear Tree. Get to know more about her style at

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Summer Party Ideas: Bright and Colorful Invitations for Every Party

Planning a big summer party or a neighborhood or family event? Whether you have a theme in mind or not, these party invitations will inspire plenty of colorful summer party ideas. Don’t like the color scheme? Most of them let you pick the colors!

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Summer Party Ideas: Try Something New

Most of the time when you think about summer party ideas, you think about food: grilling, eating outdoors, those are the key ingredients. But what if you thought about it in a different way?

One of the moms at Pear Tree wanted to organize an outing for her family reunion, so she came up with a list of activities that they could do as a group that would be something more than the usual picnic. We thought we’d share it, and added a few ideas of our own, in case they sparked some summer party ideas for you!
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  • Go to an amusement park.
  • Take the picnic to a local lake or beach. No water? Rent a room at a hotel that has a pool or water park. Continue reading

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Summer Party Ideas: Party Food

Deciding what’s on the menu is probably the most important part of planning a summer party, but it’s also a big part of the fun. Sometimes your food choice determines the entire theme of your party and sometimes it plays a side role, but it’s always the key to a good time! Whether you’re looking for simple grilling ideas or are out to impress, your party food should include plenty of cool refreshments, in keeping with the season. Here are some of our favorite summer party ideas for outdoor parties, from grilling ideas to fun finger foods.
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Summer Party Ideas: Any Idea is a Good Idea

Dandelion picking party? Wading pool christening party? Frisbee golf tournament? There are no bad ideas when it comes to summer party ideas, especially if you live in Minnesota, as most of our staff does. Here, warm weather is celebrated whenever it occurs, like it’s a holiday. We have BBQ’s and pool parties and picnics at the lake. We skip out of work early on Fridays, and we stop to pick up party food and beverages on the way home. As long as you have something to grill, you have a party.
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Winning Watermelon Party Theme

We’ve got the perfect theme for your summer reunion, block party or get-together. See how used our cute watermelon-shaped party invitation to come up with summer party ideas for a family picnic.
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The Pear Tree’s unique cut-out Wet ‘n WIld Watermelon Summer Party Invitations sparked a lot of fresh and fruity ideas for decorations, food and activities. Red and green made cheerful party theme colors for tableware and centerpieces. Hard-to-miss watermelon signs marked the picnic location. The food choices included Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade, Watermelon Salsa, and a Watermelon Feta Salad!
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