Rio Lounge are a leading independent event hire company. They are a supplier of stylish, cool and contemporary hire furniture to the commercial and private sector and supply for weddings, product launches, garden parties, conferences, exhibitions, film premieres, festivals and hospitality events.
Below they take you through the top tips to heat up your summer holiday and I know which ones I am stealing!
Are you planning a big ‘do’ this summer? Whether it’s a family knees-up, a barbecue for friends, a corporate event or a party to celebrate a special occasion, now is the time to start making it happen. The fun starts here; you have the power to transform your summer event into something really memorable and different by following some of these sizzling tips to help your summer party go with a bang.
1. Make summer a statement
Create a seasonal sensation with classic summer features. You could fill giant silver bowls with boozy punch, play croquet on the lawn or create a fake beach complete with deck chairs and ice cream. Wherever you can, let your guests savour the unique delights that summer has to offer; deck out your venue with opulent blossoms, offer tasty seasonal fare such as asparagus and strawberries, and serve refreshing drinks – Pimms, Mojitos and pink lemonade would all hit the spot.
2. Entertain in comfort and style
Don’t underestimate the power of high quality, stylish furniture. Whether yours is a chilled out gathering or an elegant event, choosing the right tables, chairs and other accessories will transform your venue and let your guests relax and mingle in style. Daybeds are a fantastic and practical feature to promote that beach party feel, while funky bar stools and elegant dining chairs will set the tone for people to eat, drink and be merry!
3. Weather it out
This is a big one. While some parts of the world will guarantee you endless long, sunny summer days perfect for partying, the UK just isn’t one of them, as anyone who has experienced the soggy disappointment of a typical August Bank Holiday will understand. So, while your imagination runs wild with thoughts of tanned guests soaking up the sun by the pool, remember to always factor in a wet weather contingency when planning an event. Make sure there’s a sheltered area and patio heaters you can use if the weather isn’t on your side, and that any outdoor furniture can be transferred indoors with minimal fuss. Don’t rely solely on an outdoor entertainment option; give your guests something exciting to focus on if rain spoils play, whether it be music, dance or party games.
4. Game on
Talking of games, this is where a summer party can really come into its own – so get everyone in the summer party spirit by laying on plenty of fun and games. Activities like Twister and Giant Jenga are fabulous fun for all ages, and also transfer well to an indoor setting if the need arises. Or you could hold a summer sports day with egg and spoon races to get everyone in that end-of-term, summer holiday mood. Add to the festive feel with piñatas or bubble kits.
Whatever your event, you’re off to a great start by holding it in the summer. While the weather can’t be guaranteed, you do have long days of sunlight and amazing seasonal produce on your side. Just make sure you capitalise on all the best bits of summer, while making contingency plans for less-than-ideal meteorological occurrences. The rest is up to you!
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