Our Top Five Summer Party Ideas for 2014

Summer Party Ideas

Summer is on the way and The City Collection is expecting a great season of barbeques and summer cocktail parties. We have a range of rooftop terraces and garden venues up our sleeves but before that, we want to share some exciting summer party ideas to make sure that your summer fiestas this year go down a treat.

Take Your Guests Outdoors!

To kick start your Great British summer, the first thing you need to do is look for a suitable outside space. And we don’t mean a park or your backyard. This time around, take your summer bash into a landscaped garden, a glass-fronted conservatory, a courtyard with marquee, or a rooftop terrace or garden. Outdoor venues are great but you need to make sure that the al fresco space should be large enough to accommodate all your guests. When the sun will come out, all your guests would want to be outside to enjoy the much-awaited season.

It’s Time for Some Summer Drinks Reception!

Pimms reception and cocktail menus abound in summer so when you book a venue, make sure to ask if there are any special drinks reception packages. These creative concoctions are sure to kick-start your party so don’t forget to make the most of these. We have several BBQ party offers and packages at outdoor venues that you must check out if you are planning to host a summer bash in London.

Games = Fun

It’s hard to imagine a summer party without some outdoor games and activities, whether it’s a company team building event, a cocktail reception, or a family reunion. And choice is endless! All you need to do is choose the one as per the type of event. Tug o’ war, sack race, one-legged race, pinatas, boules, and swing-ball are a few all-time favourites. This way, your guests will also be able to spend more time in the sun.

Food Stalls

Instead of a sit down meal, serve your food in style at different food stalls. Having different stalls means guests will not have to stand in queue to get their favourite dish on the platter. It will also encourage movement and keep the guests outside which makes this serving style perfect for al fresco parties and summer events. Food stalls are designed to encourage mingling as well during the guest which is highly important in corporate summer events.


Nothing shouts summer better than a barbeque. Strong flavours of the lip-smacking meat makes BBQ the best option to entertain your guests. Allow your guests to enjoy an at-leisure afternoon complete with smoking flavours of the grilled meat. Most of the venues have partnered with experienced caterers who bring the best BBQ menus on table so you need not worry as far as catering in concerned. And many venues also allow external catering as well so if you want to bring your own caterer, you are welcomed to do that.

These summer party ideas will definitely help you throw a ravishing bash underneath the shining sun. Jazz it up with Hula music and your guests will cherish it forever. If you need any assistance with choosing and hiring a venue, The City Collection is always there for help. Just drop an enquiry and we’ll find the best summer party venue in the city for you.

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