Summer is all about eating lots and lots of fresh fruit.  The bright colours, the juicy consistency and the freshness of fruit all make it shout summer.  But fruit isn’t just for eating.  Fruits are great inspiration for making summer party decorations.

A fruit themed summer party is fabulous for a kid’s party, a family barbecue or just about any summer gathering.  It will appeal to all ages and is such a fresh and fun theme for a party.

We’re loving the fruitiness of the party pictured at the top and in even better news, they’re all free printables. So if you need some fruity decorations in a hurry, go grab these.  But if you want to make your own, we’ve got 7 more fabulously fruity decorations for you to try:

No party is complete without party hats. So this summer, why not try making these watermelon and pineapple party hats for your fruity gathering?

Whether your summer party is outdoors or indoors, string lights always add a festive and celebratory feel to any gathering. This year you can take your string lights to new levels by making these adorable pineapple lights and watch as you wow your guests.

How cute is this mini fruit slice garland? The bright and vibrant colours will add a zing to any party!  And you don’t have to stop at these fruits.  Make as many different types as you like.

Whats a summer party without some pinatas, especially if you’ve got kids there? Make these fabulous fruity pinatats from ordinary white paper plates and let the kids delight in breaking them.

For us, a must have for any party are balloons. Lots of them. They bring so much joy to any occasion. So if it’s just one thing you make for your fruity summer gathering,  go for these over-sized DIY fruit balloons. They’re easy to make and so fun to decorate with.

When someone says party, we think cake.  After all, what is a party without cake? And we’ve found the perfect cakes for your fruit themed gathering.  These fruit slice cakes will take a little effort to make but think how amazing they will look on your party table. You could pick your favourite and make just one large one – we can’t resist the orange.

To end your fruity party, what can be better than gifting your guests some fruit?  But instead of gifting fruit as it is, try making these stunning paper fruit wrappers. We love that you can use these as decorations during the party (we’re thinking to hang them somewhere) and as your guests leave, ask them to ‘pick’ a fruit.

We are loving the idea of combining all these fruity treats and decorations for our next summer do. But if that feels like too much work, pick just two or three and make lots of those. Or for a super easy-peasy fruity party, just go for the free printables pictured at the top.

Which is your favourite?

Nomita Vaish-Taylor is the founder and editor of Your DIY Family – Nomita shares DIY and design ideas for families who wants to get more creative quickly. You’ll find lots of fun ideas on her blog and you can also say hi to her on FacebookInstagram, Twitter or Pinterest.