Summer party theme ideas
If you’re organising a summer party and need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. We at No.11 Cavendish Square invite our clients to take ownership of their hired space - be it our lush courtyard garden complete with ‘living wall’ and water feature or our gorgeous, light and airy Orangery. We love nothing more than helping clients realise their vision. So whether you’re hosting a barbecue, drinks reception or sit down meal, we’ve got some fabulous ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.
August will be dominated by Rio 2016, which is great news for event organisers. Brazil is an amazing country on which to centre your theming. The iconic yellow, blue and green of the Brazilian flag is an obvious place to start when considering décor and gives licence to be bold when dressing your space. Palm trees and brightly-coloured tropical plants will really add to the carnival atmosphere with which Rio is synonymous and fear not, you’d be hard pushed to overdo it at a Brazilian party, so let loose!
Food and drink will be a huge part of any Rio-themed party, which is why our in-house caterer, Food by Dish, has created a fabulous Brazilian barbecue menu. Your guests will be able to enjoy dishes including black beans with spicy pork sausages, roasted veg and rice in plantain leaves and cucumber, watermelon, mango and pineapple salad. As far as cocktails are concerned, you can’t host a Brazilian barbecue without serving Caipirinhas. To create a bespoke drink for your event, simply add in fruit puree or fresh fruit of your choice, or you could even use different spirits to complement the base liquor, Cachaca.
Entertainment is also an area you can really have fun with - think steel drums, stilt walkers and sequin-clad Samba dancers. In keeping with the sports theme, dedicated areas with indoor games like table football, table tennis and indoor croquet would also go down a storm.
Football, tennis, cycling and golf
Next summer sees a plethora of international sporting fixtures including UEFA Euro 2016, Wimbledon, the Tour de France and the British Open. Theming your function around any of these events will give you a great hook for your food, drink, entertainment and décor. It’s also a brilliant way to bring a bit of fun to your party, helping your guests break the ice and let their hair down.
Nice little touches you might want to consider for your sports-themed party include tennis ball place card holders, strawberries and cream-flavoured cocktails, a mini putting green, vintage bicycle baskets filled with flowers for centrepieces… the list is endless.
Other 2016 summer themes
Although sport seems to dominate summer 2016, there are lots of other significant anniversaries and launches organisers can tap into to help create a fabulous themed summer party. It’s 400 years since the birth of Shakespeare, so how about an Elizabethan ball? A slightly easier party to pull off could be one to celebrate 100 years since Roald Dahl was born. There are also several big film releases over the summer months including Ghostbusters and Finding Dory.
Summer parties with us
Summer party packages at No.11 Cavendish Square start at £89 per guest and include room hire, food and drink, plasma screens for showing sports matches, DJ, disco and dancefloor, plus lots more. For more information view our spring and summer party package page or call the team on 020 7307 2474.