Now that the coldest months of the year have passed and we’re on our way into Spring, we can’t help but think about the sun and the warmer weather…and that means summer parties in the near future! What could possibly be better than feeling the sun on your skin as you relax and catch up with friends and colleagues whilst enjoying cocktails and indulging in some tasty food?
If you’ve got the same idea and are looking to organise a summer celebration for your team or a group of friends, then we’ve compiled our best tips below to help you plan the ultimate summer party! Read on and get ready to be inspired!
Identify your ideal dates…early
Decided you’d like to organise a summer party for your team or a group of friends this year? Super! The best thing to do is work out the month and date that you’d ideally like to have your party on as soon as you can. This opens you up to having your preferred dates available at your favoured location or venue and prevents the possibility of these dates being booked up!
Think about your budget
Although it seems like a no brainer, it’s a good idea to have a firm budget in mind, this way, you can focus on what you really want and find a venue that’s within your reach. When you speak to a venue to get a quote for your proposed event, make sure you include everything you want your event to include so that you can get an accurate quote.
If the price quoted goes above what you had in mind, then it’s time to think about what you really want your party to include and remove anything non-essential from the list. It may even be worthwhile thinking about alternative venues that may come up a little cheaper should you wish to include everything on your party list.
Decide on your preferred location
Where would you like to host this year’s summer bash? Would you like it to be in the heart of the city, or perhaps somewhere slightly more rural? Wherever you’d like to host, keep your guests in mind. Is the venue close to public transport? Is there a car park with ample parking available? Is Accommodation available at the venue if it’s located away from the city centre? These are all valid questions that are worth thinking about before you make any venue enquiries.
To theme or not to theme?
How would you like your summer party to look? Do you fancy a theme such as a Hawaiian party, a Summer Beach Bar or something else? Maybe you’d like to simply hire a garden and get stuck into some tasty BBQ or drinks? Themes can add an extra sense of fun to an event with special theming and décor, however a non-themed bash is equally as good if you’d prefer the décor of the venue to be plainer and for no specific theme. Whatever it is you’re after, theme or no theme, we’re certain that your summer party is sure to be a huge success!
What kind of entertainment would you like to include at your event? Would you like to incorporate oversized novelty games that guests can enjoy in a garden area? Or maybe you’d like to include singers, a live band or a DJ who will ensure to keep those party vibes flowing throughout the event!
Food and drink
Food and drink – perhaps the most important part! A good idea is to run a survey of all your guests to see if they’ve got any dietary requirements before proceeding, so you can give the venue or the caterers an idea of the various dietary needs that they’ll need to provide for.
Enquire about one of Eventa’s summer party packages!
If you’re looking to save time on all of the above, then why not browse Eventa’s fantastic choice of summer parties which are available in some of the UK’s biggest cities? Simply select your preferred location and choose your favourite summer party package. Each package will include everything you need to ensure a totally unforgettable time, and what’s more, you’ll be able to sit back and relax whilst the venue’s talented event team does all the organising for you!
Each summer party package comes exclusive as standard, which means that you and your guests will be able to enjoy private hire of an area of your chosen venue for your event. Using Eventa to find your perfect venue really couldn’t be easier – simply fill out the contact form and submit your enquiry, and a member of the venue’s events team will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Easy peasy.