A Guide to Holding Staff Summer Parties

24 August 2015

With Summer finally upon us (or so we hope!) there’s still time to escape the confines of your hot office to find a sun trap in the city for a staff Summer get together! Whether you are wanting to reward a hard working team or want to clear people’s minds for a brain storming session, below we have outlined our top tips that will ensure that whilst the sun has got his hat on, your staff’s faces have got smiles on, and you are getting the most out of your event, whatever your objective may be.  

Enough Outdoor Space In the Summer months

The shining sun is the biggest pull for a Summer time soiree, obviously, in England, the weather can prove to be somewhat temperamental, but finding a venue with enough outdoor space for the whole group is vital, as soon as the sun is out and the drinks begin to flow, everyone is going to want to be outside soaking up the rays!  

A Great British Back-Up Plan

The first point leads us nicely on to the bad weather back up plan! It’s vital to have a contingency when it comes to a Summer party, therefore see if the venue can offer a room inside on standby just in case the clouds decide to rain on your parade. A back up plan will not only put your mind at rest, your guests will only thank you for helping them swerve the ‘drowned rat’ look!  

Summer Packages

Be sure to make the most of the season, by seeing what special packages the venue can offer, for example, Summer cocktails or Pimms receptions. Perhaps see what further enhancements they could offer for example, branded deck chairs, bunting or Summer hampers.  

Throw In Some Theming!

Perhaps make your Summer Party a truly British affair by adding in enhancements such as garden games or competitions to really get your staff’s competitive juices flowing! Think along the lines of giant chess, jenga, or tug o' war, or perhaps a Secret Garden Party with venue theming and decorations.   There we have it, some top tips for ensuring your Summer Staff Party goes off with a bang! Please let us know your thoughts below