Are you planning a party? If there’s a special occasion looming and you’re looking for inspiration for party venues that are special, we’ve got you covered. Here are some suggestions for the perfect summer party.
If you’re lucky enough to live within easy reach of the beach, and you’re blessed with warm weather, this is a no-brainer. Set up a day of games and a giant picnic for children’s parties. Try out some water sports, swim and splash around. Or wait until sundown, crack open some drinks and gather around a fire for a more sophisticated adult gathering. For an exclusive bash, you could also consider chartering a boat and hosting a shindig out at sea. Remember to bring blankets and warm layers if you’re planning to party into the early hours.
Your favorite restaurant
If the thought of mass catering makes you feel anxious before you’ve even started thinking about numbers or menus, don’t panic. This is where your favorite local restaurants come in handy. Call up and see if you reserve a private area. If it’s sunny and warm, why not book some tables outside? If you are part of a large party, don’t forget to book well in advance. You may be able to order from a set menu or enjoy al fresco seafood buffet or barbecue.
If you’re hosting a laid back daytime affair, a park or public garden will be ideal. Gather a crowd together and get the frisbee flying. Lay down some blankets, rugs and beanbags. Set up mini cricket or some football goals. Or chill out and enjoy catching up with friends over a chilled beer or a glass of white. Take some portable speakers with you and pack some snacks.
If you love entertaining, summer is the ideal time to get everybody around and enjoy hazy, hot days in the garden. Set up a bar with ice buckets, so that people can help themselves. Fire up the barbecue and put some tunes on. Set out tables and chairs and use disposable cutlery and tableware to save on tidying. Create a comfy chill out area on your decking with giant cushions and lanterns.
A rooftop bar
If you live in the city, a rooftop bar is a cool idea for an elegant soiree. Look out for bars where you can hire the rooftop exclusively and set the tone with a smart dress code. Send out invitations a few weeks before so you have an idea of numbers. Enjoy the sunset with a glass of bubbles in hand and get ready to dance the night away.
If you’re hosting a party this summer and you’re looking to make the most of long days and warm weather, bear these ideas in mind. You can tailor ideas to suit your budget and the size of your party. Have fun and try and be as organized as possible. Once you’ve booked a venue and confirmed numbers, you can relax and enjoy the rest of the planning process.