Throw an Epic Summer House Party

What you'll need for this season's best bash

There’s something about summertime that makes you want to turn on your favorite song and party with your friends. Between the warm nights and cold drinks, there’s a feeling of bliss that makes it easy to put your worries aside and dance to the music. And what better place to do this and throw a summer party than in the comfort of your own home? 

So the next time you feel the urge to let loose, skip going out and keep the summer party at home. Think about it — a night without pricey cab rides and long lines at the club will be like a breath of fresh air. Check out these tips to help you throw the best summer house party of the season. 

Create the Perfect Music Playlist for Your Summer Party 

Every epic summer party needs equally epic music. Whether you’re hosting a poolside barbecue or a night of dancing, having the perfect playlist is crucial. You’ll need plenty of songs to last throughout the evening, so we suggest making your playlist ahead of time to avoid repeats. And don’t forget to fully charge your phone or music listening device before your guests arrive! 

It’s also important to keep the music mood consistent with the vibe of your party. For a more laid-back day party, try mellow electronic sounds from artists like Jonas Blue, Mako, Clean Bandit, Thomas Jack, Kygo and Sigala. This type of music will keep the energy high without overwhelming people. 

“Give Me Your Love”

Artist: Sigala (ft. John Newman and Nile Rodgers)


Artist: Kygo (ft. Maty Noyes)


Artist: Clean Bandit (ft. Louisa Johnson) 

For music that will have everyone partying through the night, play more bass-heavy EDM hits from artists like The Chainsmokers, Alesso, R3hab, Tiësto, David Guetta or Hardwell. These tracks will have your party booming so loud, your guests will think they’re dancing in Coachella’s Sahara tent.


Artist: Tiësto and KSHMR (ft. Vassy) 

“New York City”

Artist: The Chainsmokers 

“This One’s For You”

Artist: David Guetta (ft. Zara Larsson)

To keep the music fresh, go beyond the most recent hit songs and explore and download songs on Qobuz and HDtracks. These download sites have lots of new music available in High-Res Audio. And if you need more music inspiration, make sure to check out some of the articles in our New Music section to find new songs to add to your summer party playlists. 

Set a Party-ready Atmosphere 

Once you have the music taken care of, you’ll need to think about creating an atmosphere that will set the perfect mood for your summer party. For a daytime bash by the pool, consider getting some beach balls, pool inflatables and water guns to make a big splash with your guests. Tiki torches or string lights around the pool area can also help to create better party ambiance. To keep up the party’s atmosphere while also making sure your audio equipment stays dry, opt for the Sony SRS-XB2 water-resistant EXTRA BASS speaker. This small but powerful device has EXTRA BASS technology to deliver club-like sound in a compact speaker. It also has up to 12 hours of battery life so you can party all day without worrying about losing power. 

To keep the summer party going after the sun sets, set up some lights around the room to make it feel like you’re dancing at a club. If you want to keep setup minimal, it’s simple to light up the party with the Sony GTK-XB7 Audio System, which has built-in LED lights and DJ sound effects. With these party-perfect speakers, you can put your own spin on tracks with sound effects, while strobes flash and speaker lights sync to the beat of the music. It also has easy Bluetooth® connectivity and Sony One-touch listening technology to ensure that the party music never stops bumping. 

Pump Up the Summer Party with a Theme 

If you want to go the extra mile to make your summer party even better, consider choosing a theme for the festivities. A theme will create more fun for your guests and make your party unforgettable. Classic themes like a luau or 80s are always a good choice, but for a great dance party (especially one featuring electronic music), a black light or neon theme will make your house feel like the hottest EDM club in town.

When throwing a neon or black light themed party, the Sony GTK-XB7 EXTRA BASS speaker is the perfect choice of audio equipment because of the built-in light features. Tell your guests to arrive fully dressed in white or neon clothing and watch the changing and pulsating lights of this speaker illuminate the room’s colors and light up the dance floor. If you want to fully commit to the theme, pick up some neon or black light cups, glow sticks and body paint at your local party supply store for your guests to use during the party. Finally, when your party is about to begin, throw on Major Lazer’s hit EDM song “Light It Up” and you’ll have the perfect start to your neon or black light party. 

Summer is passing quickly, which makes now the perfect time to host a summer house party that will have people buzzing into the fall season. If you still need some convincing, listen to Flo Rida’s catchy house party anthem “My House” and you’ll be quickly persuaded. 

Now that you have your playlists, audio equipment, decorations and theme in mind, you’re ready to press play on your Sony EXTRA BASS speakers and throw that epic summer house party. 

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