That’s right! Summer is on its way and it’ll be here before we know it. Longer nights, more smiles and fewer clothes. The seasons seem to come and go, each individual in its personality, colour and temperament, but there is always something so special about summertime.

Summer entertaining allows us all to let our hair down, basking in sunny rays as we reacquaint ourselves with colleagues, clients and friends. Throwing a summer party helps to recharge our batteries, whilst sipping sumptuous cocktails and nibbling on light canapés. Everyone loves to party in the sun so it is vital that you make the most out of this golden opportunity.

It is great to create an informal, vibrant and fun party setting and we are lucky in London that we have some fantastic venue choices that allow for alfresco entertaining with impeccable views – sometimes this is all that’s needed. For those looking to add a little flair to their party we would love to suggest some design schemes that we hope would inspire you.

The Hamptons

Bring a sophisticated touch of the Hamptons to your party and throw a Jackie O inspired celebration. Use a variety of monochrome and bold colours to create a vibrant, stylish and chic design aesthetic, whilst serving guests plenty of fizz over the soft sound of the blues.

Carnival

Throwing a street party is always a popular choice, enhanced by the sheer abundance of street food venders available on the market. From pizza trucks to risotto vans, doughnuts to hot dogs and from bunny chow to chow mein, we are truly spoilt for choice. Mixing these venders into a traditional carnival setting would make for the most exciting summer party. This steam fair is authentic and charming, full of colour and nostalgic vibrancy.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream

This summer garden theme might be an obvious choice, however we can assure you that our interpretation would be entirely original. Our bespoke build department is able to create many beautiful installations including dessert stations, dessert walls and interactive service bars. This design would be perfect for any Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired occasion, with multiple hidden chambers, floral enhancements and interesting textural environments, placed in front of custom-made iron gates laden with beautiful flowers.

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Outdoor Cinema and Pool Party

If you were thinking of heading into the countryside for your summer party then venues such as The Walled Garden at The Grove Hotel would make a great choice. This hotel is known for exceptional service standards and its range of spaces to entertain in. The Walled Garden is entirely unique where private hire is possible – this external space has beautiful lawns perfect for any outdoor cinema experience, as well as a swimming pool and beach for those brave enough to don a bathing suit in front of colleagues.

Gaming Through The Ages

It is important to include moments of relaxation, giving guests the opportunity to mingle, chat and have fun. It is possible to create bespoke tables, dressed with food and treats, accompanied by well-known board games sunken into the table. Games could include Kerplunk, Chess, Guess Who, playing cards, Operation, Snakes & Ladders, chalkboards for games such as hangman and even a roulette wheel. Furthermore, fruit machines and arcade games would be wonderful entertainment alternatives.

Theming is our forte and we would love to discuss ideas for your summer party. To find out more about our services click here. We would love to hear from you – please call 0207 207 7698 or email info@theeventsmill.com

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