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25 Best Summer Party Themes And Ideas For 2024

As the warm breeze of summer rolls in, it’s time to start planning those unforgettable gatherings. Whether you are hosting in your backyard, at the beach, or by the pool, 2024 promises exciting trends and fresh ideas for your summer parties. From classic themes to unique concepts, here’s a comprehensive guide to help you throw the ultimate summer bash.


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Summer Party Themes


Whether you’re planning a casual get-together or an extravagant bash, we have the perfect theme ideas to make your event a hit.


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Outdoor Summer Party Ideas:


Summer is synonymous with sunshine, fun, and outdoor gatherings.


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1. Summer BBQ Party Themes


Nothing says summer like a classic BBQ! A timeless favorite, the BBQ party is the epitome of summer. Elevate your BBQ by choosing a fun theme such as “Western Cowboy Cookout,” complete with hay bales, bandanas, and cowboy hats.


Or go for a “Carnival BBQ” with colorful decorations, games, and cotton candy. And add plaid picnic blankets and string lights for a cozy ambiance. Make sure to have plenty of grilled favorites and refreshing drinks!


2. Summer Picnic Theme Party


A picnic provides a relaxed and intimate setting for a summer party. Choose a picturesque location, spread out blankets, and prepare picnic baskets filled with delicious treats. Themes like “Vintage Picnic” with retro décor and outfits or “Tropical Picnic” featuring exotic fruits and floral patterns can make it even more special.


3. Summer Pool Party Themes


Cool off with a splashy pool party! Themes can range from a “Mermaid Lagoon” with underwater decorations and mermaid tails to a “Beach Bash” complete with sand, beach balls, and tiki torches.


What’s more Floating flamingo and unicorn inflatables, tropical cocktails served in coconuts, and a lively playlist will set the tone. Don’t forget to provide plenty of sunscreen, poolside snacks and fun pool games to keep everyone entertained.



4. Summer Luau Party Ideas


Transport your guests to Hawaii with a luau party. Decorate with leis, tiki torches, and tropical flowers. Serve Hawaiian dishes like poke, pineapple chicken, and tropical cocktails. Add hula dancing or fire dancer performances for extra entertainment.



5. Backyard Boho Celebration


Create a serene and stylish bohemian celebration in your backyard. Use boho-chic decor with dreamcatchers, macramé, and fairy lights. Set up cozy seating areas with cushions and rugs. A boho party is perfect for a relaxed, intimate vibe with acoustic music and artisan food.



6. Summer Bonfire Party Ideas


Gather around a bonfire for a cozy and atmospheric summer night. Themes like “Campfire Tales” with storytelling and s’mores, or “Rustic Bonfire” with wooden seating and lanterns, and enjoy acoustic music under the stars, can make your bonfire party memorable.


Offer blankets and hot cocoa for when the temperature dips. Remember to have safety measures in place and plenty of marshmallows!



7. 4th Of July Party


Celebrate Independence Day with a bang! Decorate with red, white, and blue everything – from balloons to tablecloths. Plan a BBQ with classic American dishes, and burgers, hot dogs, and apple pie are essential. Set up a fireworks display if possible. Include patriotic games and music to keep the spirit high.



8. Summer Tea Party Themes


Host an elegant outdoor tea party with themes like “English Garden” featuring delicate china, fresh flowers, and finger sandwiches, or “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” with whimsical decorations and quirky tea settings. Offer a variety of teas and sweet treats to delight your guests.



9. Live Band


Bring your party to life with live music. Whether it’s a local band, acoustic duo, or even a DJ, live music can energize any summer gathering. Combine this with any of the above themes to create a lively atmosphere. Ensure there’s a dance floor area and plenty of space for guests to enjoy the tunes.



10. Tiki Paradise


Transform your backyard into a Tiki paradise with bamboo decorations, tiki statues, and tropical plants. Serve tiki cocktails in coconut cups and offer Polynesian-inspired dishes. Tiki torches and vibrant lighting will enhance the exotic ambiance, making guests feel like they’re on a mini-vacation.



11. Glow In The Dark Party


End your summer with a glowing bang by hosting a glow-in-the-dark party. Decorate with neon lights, glow sticks, and black light bulbs. Encourage guests to wear neon clothing and body paint. Games like glow-in-the-dark bowling or a neon dance floor will keep the energy high all night long.



No matter which theme you choose, the key to a successful summer party is creating an enjoyable atmosphere for your guests. With these innovative and exciting ideas, your outdoor summer parties will be the highlight of the season. So gather your friends and family, embrace the warm weather, and start planning your ultimate summer celebration!


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Unique Summer Party Themes:


Are you tired of the same old summer party themes? Do you want to host a gathering that is truly unique and unforgettable? We have curated a list of six distinct and exciting summer party themes that will make your event the talk of the town. Get ready to impress your guests with these creative and fun ideas!


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12. Flamingo Party


Bring a touch of tropical elegance to your summer party with a fabulous Flamingo theme. Decorate your outdoor space with pink flamingo lawn ornaments, inflatable flamingos in the pool, and pink and white balloons. Serve fruity cocktails in flamingo-shaped glasses and offer flamingo-inspired snacks like pink cotton candy or flamingo-shaped cookies. Encourage guests to dress in their best pink and white attire for added flair.



13. Pineapple Party


Embrace the sweetness of summer with a vibrant Pineapple party. Deck out your venue with pineapple-themed decorations, such as pineapple centerpieces, pineapple-shaped string lights, and pineapple tablecloths. Serve refreshing pineapple-based cocktails and offer tropical fruit platters with a focus on – you guessed it – pineapple! Don’t forget to include pineapple-themed games like pineapple bowling or a pineapple ring toss to keep the fun going.



14. Cactus Party


Add a touch of desert charm to your summer party with a trendy Cactus theme. Decorate your space with potted cacti, prickly pear balloons, and desert-inspired table settings. Serve margaritas in cactus-shaped glasses and offer delicious Mexican cuisine with a variety of salsas and guacamole. You can even set up a DIY cactus terrarium station where guests can create their own mini desert gardens to take home as party favors.



15. Watermelon Theme Party


Celebrate summer’s favorite fruit with a vibrant Watermelon theme party. Adorn your venue with watermelon-themed decorations like watermelon tablecloths, watermelon slice plates, and watermelon balloons. Serve refreshing watermelon-based drinks and offer a variety of watermelon-inspired treats such as watermelon popsicles, watermelon skewers, and watermelon salad. For added fun, organize a watermelon eating contest or a seed-spitting competition.



16. Baseball Watch Party


For sports enthusiasts, a Baseball watch party is the perfect way to enjoy the summer season. Set up a large screen outdoors, complete with comfy seating and stadium-style snacks like hot dogs, nachos, and popcorn. Encourage guests to wear their favorite team jerseys and provide baseball-themed decorations such as mini bats and baseball pennants. Don’t forget to keep score and have prizes for those who correctly predict game outcomes!



17. Under The Sea Mermaid Party


Take your guests on an enchanting underwater adventure with an Under the Sea Mermaid party. Transform your space with blue and aqua decorations, shimmering streamers, and seashell centerpieces. Provide mermaid tail blankets for guests to lounge on, and serve seafood-inspired dishes like shrimp skewers, fish tacos, and crab cakes. You can even hire a mermaid performer or set up a DIY mermaid photo booth for extra entertainment.



With these unique and creative summer party themes, your gathering will stand out from the rest. Whether you choose to embrace the elegance of flamingos, the sweetness of pineapples, or the charm of cacti, your guests are sure to have a fantastic time. So start planning, get creative with your decorations and menu, and prepare for a summer party that will leave everyone impressed and longing for more!


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Fun Summer Party Themes:


If you’re looking to add a unique twist to your next event, these fun summer party themes will do just that. From sophisticated wine tastings to exhilarating water balloon piñata parties, we have something for everyone.


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18. Wine Tasting


Bring a touch of elegance to your summer with a Wine Tasting party. Set up an outdoor space with tables adorned with white linens, wine glasses, and charcuterie boards filled with gourmet cheeses, fruits, and crackers. Curate a selection of wines from different regions and create tasting notes for each. Encourage guests to discuss their favorite wines and share their tasting experiences. To add a fun twist, you can even turn it into a blind tasting competition where guests guess the type of wine they’re sampling.



19. Ice Cream Bar Madness


Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with an Ice Cream Bar Madness party. Set up a DIY ice cream bar with a variety of ice cream flavors, toppings, and sauces. Think sprinkles, chocolate chips, fresh fruits, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and more. Provide waffle cones, bowls, and spoons, and let your guests create their ultimate ice cream sundaes. To keep things interesting, you can also include some unique toppings like bacon bits or spicy chocolate for the adventurous ones.



20. Scavenger Hunt


Turn your party into a thrilling adventure with a Scavenger Hunt. Create a list of items or clues related to your party’s theme and hide them around your venue or neighborhood. Divide your guests into teams and give them a set amount of time to find all the items on the list. Offer exciting prizes for the winning team. This interactive and engaging activity is perfect for kids and adults alike and guarantees lots of fun and teamwork.



21. Summer Camp Party


Bring back nostalgic memories with a Summer Camp party. Set up tents, campfires, and picnic tables in your backyard. Organize classic camp activities such as sack races, tug-of-war, and arts and crafts. Serve campfire favorites like hot dogs, s’mores, and lemonade. For added fun, you can also arrange a talent show or a storytelling session around the campfire. This theme is perfect for both daytime and evening gatherings.



22. Sports Olympics Party


Get competitive with a Sports Olympics party. Create different “stations” with various sports and games such as relay races, tug-of-war, sack races, and even less conventional ones like egg-and-spoon races. Divide your guests into teams representing different countries and keep track of their scores throughout the event. Award medals or prizes to the winning team. Make sure to provide plenty of refreshments to keep your athletes hydrated and energized.



23. Water Balloon Piñata Party


Combine the excitement of a piñata with the refreshing fun of water balloons at a Water Balloon Piñata party. Fill balloons with water and hang them like piñatas from trees or other structures. Provide sticks or bats for guests to take turns trying to burst the balloons, resulting in a refreshing splash. Add some music and serve cold drinks and snacks to keep the energy high. This party is guaranteed to be a hit with kids and adults alike, especially on a hot summer day.



24. DIY Waterpark


Transform your backyard into a DIY Waterpark for the ultimate summer fun. Set up slip n slides, inflatable pools, water sprinklers, and water guns for an action-packed day. Create different zones with various water activities, such as a splash pad, a mini slide, and a water balloon fight area. Don’t forget to provide plenty of towels and sunblock. Serve refreshing snacks like popsicles, fruit skewers, and cold drinks to keep everyone cool and hydrated.



25. Outdoor Movie Night


End your summer day with a relaxing Outdoor Movie Night. Set up a projector and screen in your backyard or use a blank wall. Arrange cozy seating with blankets, lawn chairs, and pillows. Provide classic movie snacks like popcorn, candy, and soda. Choose a family-friendly film or a selection of summer blockbusters to keep your guests entertained. For added fun, you can even have a themed dress code or decorate according to the movie being shown.



Incorporating these fun summer party games will ensure your gathering is full of excitement and laughter. Whether you’re looking for something competitive, refreshing, or simply entertaining, there’s a game for every type of guest. So, gear up, get outside, and make your summer party an event to remember!


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Summer Party Games Ideas


Keep your guests entertained with classic and new games. Cornhole, giant Jenga, water balloon toss, and sack races are always crowd-pleasers. For a twist, try setting up a slip ‘n slide, a ring toss with a summer theme, or a DIY photo scavenger hunt.


Here are some fantastic summer party game ideas that will keep your guests entertained and ensure your event is memorable.



  1. Water Balloon Toss


What You Need:

Water balloons

A large outdoor space


How to Play:

Pair up your guests and give each pair a water balloon. Have them stand facing each other, starting close together. On your signal, each pair tosses the balloon to their partner. After each successful catch, they take a step back. The game continues until only one pair remains without breaking their balloon. This classic game is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day and guarantees lots of laughter.



  1. Giant Jenga


What You Need:

A giant Jenga set (you can find these online or make your own with wooden blocks)


How to Play:

Set up your giant Jenga tower on a flat surface. Players take turns removing one block at a time from the tower and placing it on top. The goal is to avoid making the tower collapse. As the game progresses, the tower becomes more unstable, leading to tense and exciting moments. This game is great for all ages and can be played indoors or outdoors.



  1. Sack Race


What You Need:

Burlap sacks or large pillowcases


How to Play:

Designate a start and finish line in your yard or an open area. Participants step inside the sacks, holding them up around their waists. On your signal, they hop to the finish line. The first person to cross the finish line wins. Sack races are a nostalgic and energetic game that brings out the competitive spirit in everyone.


  1. Cornhole


What You Need:

A cornhole board

Cornhole bags


How to Play:

Set up the cornhole boards at a reasonable distance apart (typically 27 feet for official rules). Players take turns tossing the bags onto the board, aiming to get them through the hole for maximum points. The game can be played one-on-one or in teams. Cornhole is easy to set up, fun to play, and can be enjoyed by all ages.



  1. Tug-of-War


What You Need:

A sturdy rope


How to Play:

Divide your guests into two teams of equal size and strength. Mark a line on the ground and have each team grab one end of the rope. On your signal, teams pull the rope in opposite directions, trying to drag the opposing team across the line. Tug-of-war is a timeless game that promotes teamwork and friendly competition.


  1. Slip ‘N Slide Relay


What You Need:

A slip ‘n slide or a long sheet of plastic

Water hose

Soap or baby oil ( for extra slipperiness )


How to Play:

Set up the slip ‘n slide in a safe, grassy area. Divide players into teams and have them race down the slide, perform a task (like filling a bucket with water), and run back to tag the next teammate. The first team to complete the relay wins. This game is a fun way to beat the heat and get everyone moving.


  1. Limbo


What You Need:

A limbo stick or a broomstick



How to Play:

Play some lively music and hold the limbo stick horizontally. Participants must pass under the stick by bending backward without touching it or falling. Lower the stick slightly after each round to increase the difficulty. The last person standing without touching the stick wins. Limbo is a fun game that adds a festive atmosphere to any party.


  1. DIY Obstacle Course


What You Need:

Various household items ( cones, pool noodles, hula hoops, etc. )

A large outdoor space


How to Play:

Create an obstacle course using items you have around the house. Include challenges like crawling under pool noodles, jumping over cones, and balancing on a beam. Time each participant as they navigate the course. The person with the fastest time wins. This game encourages creativity and physical activity.


  1. Beach Volleyball


What You Need:

A volleyball net

A volleyball

A sandy or grassy area


How to Play:

Set up your volleyball net and divide players into two teams. The objective is to hit the ball over the net and land it in the opposing team’s court. Teams can hit the ball up to three times before sending it over the net. Beach volleyball is a high-energy game that’s perfect for a sunny day.


  1. Capture the Flag


What You Need:

Two flags or bandanas

A large outdoor area


How to Play:

Divide players into two teams and allocate each team a “base” area where their flag is placed. The goal is to capture the opposing team’s flag and bring it back to your base without being tagged. If tagged, players must freeze or go to a designated “jail” area. This game promotes strategy, teamwork, and provides plenty of action.



Incorporating these fun summer party games will ensure your gathering is full of excitement and laughter. Whether you’re looking for something competitive, refreshing, or simply entertaining, there’s a game for every type of guest. So, gear up, get outside, and make your summer party an event to remember!



Summer Party Food Ideas


Food is the heart of any party. Opt for light, refreshing dishes that are easy to prepare and eat outdoors. Grilled skewers, fresh salads, fruit platters, and finger foods work well. Don’t forget cool treats like popsicles and ice cream. For drinks, offer a mix of refreshing mocktails and cocktails.


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Check out these mouthwatering summer party food ideas that are sure to impress your guests and keep them coming back for more.


  1. Grilled Kabobs


There’s something irresistibly satisfying about skewered, grilled goodness. Prepare an assortment of meat, seafood, and vegetable kabobs marinated in flavorful seasonings. Offer a variety of options like chicken with bell peppers and onions, shrimp with pineapple, or tofu with zucchini. Grilling kabobs not only infuses the ingredients with smoky, charred flavors but also adds a colorful, eye-catching element to your spread.



  1. Fresh Fruit Platter


Nothing beats the natural sweetness of ripe summer fruits. Create a vibrant fruit platter featuring an array of seasonal favorites such as watermelon, strawberries, peaches, grapes, and kiwi. For added flair, consider arranging the fruits in an artful display or serving them with a side of creamy yogurt or honey for dipping.



  1. Build-Your-Own Burger Bar


Elevate the classic burger experience by setting up a build-your-own burger bar. Provide an assortment of burger patties ( beef, turkey, veggie), an array of cheeses, and a selection of toppings such as crispy bacon, caramelized onions, avocado slices, and various sauces. Let your guests customize their burgers to their heart’s content, ensuring everyone gets exactly what they crave.



  1. Fresh Salad Selection


Incorporate the freshest produce of the season into a selection of vibrant salads. Consider crafting a colorful mixed green salad with strawberries and goat cheese, a zesty cucumber and tomato salad, or a refreshing watermelon and feta salad. These light and refreshing options provide a delightful contrast to heartier fare and are perfect for warm-weather gatherings.



  1. Chilled Gazpacho Soup Shooters


Serve up a refreshing and elegant appetizer with chilled gazpacho soup shooters. This cold Spanish soup, typically made with tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and other fresh ingredients, is a delightful way to cool off on a hot day. Present them in small glasses or shot glasses for a sophisticated, yet easy-to-eat, starter.



  1. Colorful Salsa Bar


Create a vibrant salsa bar featuring an assortment of homemade salsas, from traditional tomato-based varieties to fruit-infused options. Offer choices like classic pico de gallo, mango and black bean salsa, pineapple and jalapeño salsa, and spicy corn salsa. Pair them with a mix of tortilla chips for a flavorful and festive snacking experience.



  1. Frozen Treats


Beat the heat with an assortment of frozen treats that are sure to be a hit with guests of all ages. Set up a DIY ice cream sundae station with an array of toppings, or serve refreshing fruit popsicles made from pureed fruits and juices. You can also consider offering a selection of gourmet ice cream flavors for a sweet and indulgent finale to your summer party feast.



  1. Refreshing Beverages


Keep your guests cool and hydrated with a range of thirst-quenching beverages. Offer a selection of chilled lemonades, infused waters, and iced teas, along with a signature summer cocktail or mocktail to add a touch of sophistication to the gathering. Consider creating a make-your-own sangria bar with an assortment of fruits and wine for a fun and interactive drink station.



  1. Light and Airy Desserts


Finish off the meal with desserts that are light, fresh, and bursting with seasonal flavors. Consider serving miniature citrus tarts, berry-filled pavlovas, or delicate lemon bars. These dainty treats provide a sweet conclusion to the meal without weighing guests down in the summer heat.



  1. Grilled Corn on the Cob


No summer party is complete without the quintessential grilled corn on the cob. Elevate this classic dish by offering an array of flavored butters and seasonings for guests to customize their cobs. From traditional garlic butter to zesty chili-lime seasoning, the options are endless, and the flavors are guaranteed to be a hit.


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With these tantalizing summer party food ideas, you’re well on your way to hosting an unforgettable gathering that will have everyone talking. Embrace the abundance of seasonal ingredients and flavors, and watch as your guests savor every bite. So, fire up the grill, set the table, and get ready to indulge in a feast that celebrates the best of the summer season!


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Summer Party Decorations Ideas


Decorations set the tone for your summer party. Use bright, bold colors and themed decor to match your chosen theme. Balloons, banners, and table settings can all contribute to the overall aesthetic. Incorporate natural elements like flowers, leaves, and even sand for beach-themed parties. Lighting is also key – use string lights, lanterns, and candles to create a magical evening atmosphere.


Here are some creative summer party decoration ideas to help you create an unforgettable ambiance that will wow your guests.



  1. Bright and Bold Color Scheme


Embrace the vibrancy of summer by incorporating bold and bright colors into your summer party decor. Think shades of turquoise, coral, lemon yellow, and hot pink. Use these colors in your tablecloths, napkins, plates, and even balloons. A cohesive color scheme ties everything together and instantly lifts the mood of your gathering.



  1. Tropical Vibes


Transport your guests to a tropical paradise with decorations inspired by exotic locales. Use palm leaves, pineapples, and hibiscus flowers to create a lush, tropical atmosphere. Consider adding tiki torches, bamboo accents, and string lights to enhance the island feel. Don’t forget to include fun elements like leis for guests to wear and tropical centerpieces for your tables.



  1. DIY Flower Arrangements


Fresh flowers are a must for any summer party. Create stunning DIY flower arrangements using seasonal blooms like sunflowers, daisies, and roses. Place them in mason jars, rustic vases, or even painted tin cans for a charming and personalized touch. Scatter these arrangements throughout your party space to add pops of color and natural beauty.



  1. Outdoor Lighting


As the sun sets, keep the party going with beautiful outdoor lighting. String lights are a versatile option that can be hung from trees, along fences, or above dining areas to create a magical, fairy-tale ambiance. Lanterns and candles also add a warm and inviting glow. For a more whimsical touch, consider using paper lanterns or LED balloons to light up the night.



  1. Themed Table Settings


Set the stage for your summer feast with themed table settings. Choose tablecloths, runners, and placemats that match your overall color scheme or theme. Adorn your tables with decorative napkin rings, colorful glassware, and charming place cards. For a beach-themed summer party, use seashells and sand dollars as part of your table decor. If you’re going for a rustic look, opt for burlap and lace accents.



  1. Fun and Functional Centerpieces


Centerpieces are a great way to tie your decor together and make a statement. For a summer party, consider using functional yet fun centerpieces like bowls of fresh fruit, potted herbs, or mini succulent gardens. These not only look great but can also be enjoyed by guests during the event. Alternatively, create themed centerpieces such as mini sailboats for a nautical party or flamingos for a tropical bash.



  1. Cozy Seating Areas


Create cozy seating areas where guests can relax and socialize. Use a mix of chairs, benches, and even floor cushions or blankets for a laid-back vibe. Add throw pillows in coordinating colors and patterns to enhance comfort and style. If your summer party extends into the evening, provide blankets or wraps to keep guests warm as the temperature drops.



  1. Photo Booth Fun


Set up a photo booth area with fun props and a themed backdrop to capture memories of your summer party. Use items like oversized sunglasses, beach balls, and inflatable floats as props. For the backdrop, consider using a large piece of fabric in a bright color, a wall of balloons, or even a DIY flower wall. Encourage guests to snap photos and share their fun moments on social media.



  1. Refreshing Beverage Station


Create a visually appealing beverage station where guests can help themselves to refreshing drinks. Use a vintage-style drink dispenser for lemonade or iced tea, and provide a selection of fresh fruit garnishes. Decorate the station with a colorful tablecloth, fresh flowers, and fun signage. Adding a few high stools or a bar cart can make this area a favorite gathering spot.



  1. Personalized Touches


Add a personal touch to your summer party by incorporating custom elements. Create personalized welcome signs, banners, or chalkboard signs with fun messages. Use custom labels for drink bottles or party favors. Small details like these show your guests that you’ve put thought into every aspect of the event.



With these summer party decoration ideas, you’re all set to create a festive and welcoming environment that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Remember, the key to successful decorating is to have fun with it and let your creativity shine. So, start planning, get decorating, and get ready to host the ultimate summer celebration!



With these trends and ideas, your 2024 summer parties are sure to be memorable. Whether you’re looking for something classic, unique, or downright fun, there’s a theme and setup here to suit every taste and occasion. Happy planning and enjoy your summer festivities!

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