When the sun comes out and things start to heat up, there's no time like the present to gather a group of friends and celebrate. With so many possible party options and venues, those looking for a little direction should consider turning to the stars for answers this summer. If you already trust your horoscope to predict the ups and downs of your love life and career, why not see if your star sign can provide guidance for other important areas of your life? The zodiac can be especially handy in answering the really difficult questions, like, "Am I more a beach party person or a pool party person?"
Whether your party style is a relaxed BBQ or something necessitating a DJ and strobe lights, summer is the perfect time to get down and reestablish friendships. With the state of the world what it is, we can all use a little cheering up about now, so what are you waiting for? Send out that e-vite already! You certainly don't have to be Martha Stewart to throw a swinging soiree that will stick in peoples minds for the rest of the season — especially with a little astrological knowhow!
Still wondering what type of shindig is for you? Here's what kind of party you should throw based on your astrological sign:
Aquarius (January 19-February 18): A Beach Bonfire
Those born under Aquarius are notorious for loving a good conversation with friends, but they will never turn down a wild night — especially when the summer heat rolls in. To make your night really special, grab some firewood, a cooler of drinks and snacks, and head on down to the beach for a chill bonfire. The setting provides ample opportunity to chat over s'mores or go a little crazy and take a midnight swim with your pals under the stars.
Pisces (February 18-March 20): Block Party
Pisces enjoy their alone time, but come summer, they tend to shed their shy cocoon and let their social spirit blossom. The perfect project for those born under this compassionate water sign is to organize a block party. Meeting your neighbors and bringing different people together in a laid-back environment is right up the friendly pieces’ alley. Organize a few games, rent a bouncy castle, and definitely get some local bands to play. Pisces love live music and a block party is a great way to bring the summer music fest vibe to your very own neighborhood.
Aries (March 20-April 19): Game Night
Competitive Aires loves nothing more than an outdoor challenge, though for the sake of a good party, it should remain friendly. Whether you host a backyard shindig or invite pals to the a local park, the aires-born will have no trouble getting a good group together with their excellent organizational skills. A picnic with a relay race would be ideal, and if the party goes into the night, glow-in-the-dark ring toss or cornhole would keep the competitive spirit alive. Just remember, at a good party, everyone wins.
Taurus (April 19-May 20): Cocktail Soiree
Those born under this earth sign tend to appreciate the finer things in life, so grilling up a few dogs won’t satisfy the Taurus' summer party itch. This sign should go all out with their summer soiree, throwing a classy cocktail party. Think tea lights twinkling, lanterns swaying in the warm breeze, and romantic tiki torches keeping the mosquitos at bay. With all the fresh fruit available, finding some tasty drink recipes won’t be a problem — mojitos, mint juleps, and sangria will appease all invitees. Pick up a few fine cheeses and you’ve got yourself a luxurious party approaching Gatsby-proportions.
Gemini (May 20-June 20): A Backyard BBQ
Those born under Gemini love to chat and be the center of attention, but their bifurcated personality can at times put them in a more pensive mood. A relaxed BBQ is the perfect low-pressure party that will give fun-loving Gemini the friendly atmosphere they thrive in. Geminis love meeting new people, so encourage invitees to bring their besties and loved ones to expand your social circle. Set the mood with some upbeat summer tunes and gab with friends new and old while grilling and enjoying the sunshine.
Cancer (June 20-July 22): Christmas/Holidays In July Party
Imaginative and artistic Cancer will vibe with the significance and rituals tied to the holiday season, so why not throw a party to celebrate the holidays early? Uou don't have to wait six months for a shindig of epic proportions. Make sure you have plenty to fuel the festivities so you can party till dawn and keep the jams pumping. Midsummer is a time of intensity and potential, so it will prompt the Cancer to let their hair down. Don't want to celebrate the winter holidays early? Throw a birthday party for yourself instead!
Leo (July 22-August 22): Boat Party
Passionate and cheerful Leo loves the company of friends, taking trips, and of course, the finer things in life. To have a truly over-the-top fiesta this summer, take to the sea (or lake) young Leo for the perfect combo of fun, class, and a "splash" of drama! Hosting a party on a boat will make it a truly memorable gathering, whether it's a sunset cruise or a sailboat adventure. Grab your boat shoes, sunscreen and relish feeling the crisp breeze and freedom of the sea.
Virgo (August 22-September 22): Movie Night
Pensive, analytical Virgo can get the reputation that they are all work and no play, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While they might not be always in the mood for a crazy blow-out, the Virgo loves enjoying the company of friends (with a few drinks, to be sure). Fans of culture, books, movies, and museums, Virgos can host a mean movie night and always know the perfect film to play. To put a summer spin on things, rent or buy a projector and a few speakers and move the film outdoors. Serve your guests heaping bowls of popcorn, candy, and bring back those carefree childhood memories.
Libra (September 22-October 23): Garden Party
When intellectual Libra isn’t enjoying the latest award-winning fiction, they love surrounding themselves with fun people in a beautiful setting. What better way to enjoy the summer blooms, than by having a good old fashioned garden party? It’s all about laid-back elegance in a natural setting, so make your soiree a hit with relaxing music, fruit and herb-infused teas and lemonades, and some fresh nibbles for your guests. Libras will love the feelings of peace and harmony that emerge from the well-curated affair.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Pool Party
Whether they're showing off their impeccable diving skills or racing across the length of the pool, a pool party will appease the Scorpio's competitive nature and give the passionate water sign a chance to show off. Chips, dips, drinks and some beachy tunes will make this party a splash and give all your pals a chance to cool off after enduring the summer heat.
Sagittarius (November 21-December 22): Dance Party
It's a well-known fact that those born under Sagittarius love travel and adventure, so during the summer season their calendars are pretty full. But when Sags return from distant lands, there is nothing they enjoy more than cutting loose and getting down on the dance floor. World music and chart topping hits alike will get them moving and groovin' so expect an eclectic mix of songs and styles of dance at a Sagittarius' dance party.
Capricorn (December 21-January 19): '90s Throwback Bash
Realistic, responsible Capricorns rule the professional sphere, but when it comes time to cut-loose, recalling simpler times can help them unwind. Appease your nostalgia this summer, Capricorns, by hosting a throwback ‘90s party. Fill that plastic kiddy pool, and pull that slip n’ slide out of the basement to relive your fun-filled childhood days — pukka shell necklaces and hypercolor shirts are a major plus. Now, if only we could find those Super Soakers!