Summer is coming, and with it are warm days, poolside cocktails, and vacation time. But if you’re in charge of planning your family’s summer party or your company’s summer outing, you might be feeling the pressure right now. How can you make it over the-top fun and exciting? What event amenities are must-haves for today’s summer celebrations? Keep calm and read on – we’re sharing all the inspiration you need to elevate your summer party and make it exciting, engaging, and memorable in a big way!
Choose a Great Summer Party Theme
Don’t just call it your “summer outing” when you can get more creative and have fun with an event theme. Your guests will opt in more quickly if they sense the event is going to be unique. If they can dress the part for a particular theme, you’ve already enticed them to participate, too! Here are some fun summer party themes to help get your creative juices flowing:
- Backyard Boho
- Ice Cream Socials
- Carnival or Big Top Circus
- Hawaiian Luau
- Under the Sea
- Beach Bums
- Tex-Mex Fiesta
Introduce Plenty of Summer Party Games
You can’t have “fun and games” without, of course, the games! Get creative about introducing a slew of gaming activities to keep your guests entertained and engaged.
Here are some outdoor summer party gaming ideas:
- Bocce Ball
- Sand Volleyball
Here are some indoor summer outing gaming ideas:
- Trivia Contests
- AR/VR Activities
- Summer Bingo
- Escape Rooms
- Scavenger Hunts
Summer Outing Decor Ideas to Complement Any Theme
When you plan any corporate event, team-building party, or summer outing celebration of any kind, you’ll have the priority checklist to handle first. This includes choosing the venue, booking the entertainment, and hiring the caterer. But don’t forget the small event design and decor details that can make a big impression. And if it’s a summer extravaganza you’re planning, these little touches pack a big fun-in-the-sun punch!
- Beach Towels & Beach Balls
- Bright Colored Table Umbrellas
- Grass Table Skirts
- Coconut Centerpieces
- Interactive Sand Boxes
- Caricature Artists
- Street Performers
- Swag Bags of Sunscreen and FlipFlops
Are you inspired yet with all these brilliant ideas for planning your upcoming summer party? If you’re still overwhelmed with coordinating, one call to EMRG Media will save the day! Let our event professionals handle all the big and small details to make your summer celebration a blast! And with us running behind the scenes, you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy your own summer party.