Summertime Event Inspiration – Ideas

Everybody loves summer! Days are longer, the weather is warmer and it’s the perfect time to gather together with friends, family or work colleagues for a relaxing fun time event.

Possibilities for summertime event inspiration ideas are endless. From traditional barbecues, picnics and poolside parties to themed street parties and festivals, summer easily lends itself to a whole host of ideas.

However, at Events by Knight realise that it’s not always easy to come up with original ideas or events that all your guests will enjoy. So, whether you’re planning a corporate fun day, an alfresco get together, party celebration or any other kind of event to celebrate summer, we’ve drawn on our event experience to share a few of our summertime event inspiration ideas.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Whether you’re at the beach or in your back garden, make the most of the great outdoors. Even better, hire the garden of a venue and host a picnic, barbecue or bring and share meal perhaps with some team or family games to keep everyone entertained.

Party by the water

A lakeside party not only looks beautiful nestled among greenery, but also opens up a range of activities. Transform a traditional barbecue or picnic into a more memorable event by hiring a pedalo or rowing boat, giving your guests the option to float through breath taking surroundings as well as engage and get to know each other better.

Street Party

Street parties are a fantastic way to bring a community together. Everyone feels welcome to participate and if everyone brings a food or drink contribution, the responsibility doesn’t fall one the same person’s shoulders every time. If you can tie your event in with annual sporting events, Wimbledon, for example, guests may like to follow the action on giant screens.

Outdoor Concerts and Performing Arts Events

Most cities host ‘in the park’ outdoor concert series in the summer with pavilion or lawn seating or even marquees and private catering. Bringing your family and friends or work colleagues to an outdoor theatre performance, or a music concert to suit their tastes makes for a wonderful summer event, especially with plenty of ice cool drinks.

Cocktail Parties

Cocktail parties ooze glamour and sophistication. Go with a cosy bar or even a roof top location and introduce a competitive edge by holding ‘best cocktail mix’ contests or best dressed couple. Encourage interaction by adding in a touch of jazz instrumental music to get your guests on their feet to dance the night away.

Ideas for summer events are limitless, but make sure you include both activities and food and drink which is suitable for the age groups represented. You could even encourage greater creativity by holding themed parties.

Events by Knight can take away the planning headaches for you, providing everything you need for your choice of summer event – whether that’s a venue, catering and entertainment options or merely seating and props for your own back garden get together. We have a wealth of industry experience in bringing visions to life and would love to work with you to create perfect summertime event inspiration for you, your family, friends and colleagues.

Talk to our event planners today on +44(0)203 130 4040 or contact us via the website. We’d be delighted to discuss and advise you on summertime event inspiration that is simple yet effective.