If you’re planning on having an end of summer event, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. You can take the guesswork out of creating an event by utilizing event planning services from The Alleen Company. Until then, check out some of our best practices for outdoor summer bashes.
Choose the Right Location
The first step in event planning for a summer party is choosing the location. It’s extremely important during the summer season to get a good location. Ideally, the location has lots of space for parking and for bigger tents. It’s even more ideal if the event space happens to have a view. If possible, an area with lots of trees and shade will help keep guest comfortable when it’s a hot day.
Choose the Right Time
Unless your summer party is in an air-conditioned building, you probably don’t want to have your event in the middle of the day. Evening hours will be cooler and more comfortable. You might even consider having your event at night. If you end up having your event at night, make sure the area is well lit. Also, if you’re in an area with a lot of bugs, you’ll want to use extra precautions, such as citronella candles and repellant, to keep them away from guests.
Choose the Right Theme
An end of summer event greatly benefits from a well-chosen theme. It also will guide the choices you make for decorations and food during the event planning phase. If you’re having a corporate event, make sure the theme is able to relate to your brand and give you the right marketing opportunities.
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Choose the Right Food and Drink Menu
You can base your food and drinks off the theme, but there are some other things you’ll want to keep in mind when event planning. For instance, you won’t want food that will spoil quickly in the heat. Hors d’oeuvres like vegetables, salsa, and BBQ treats are all summery and easy. You’ll also want cold drinks on hand such as water, lemonade, and iced tea. If you have alcohol at your event, make some fun summer-themed cocktails.
Let an Event Planning Service Take Care of Everything
The Alleen Company is a premier event planning service, ready to meet your needs. Whether you’re having a huge end of summer bash or hosting a smaller get-together, our event planning services will work for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an event planner.