As summer starts to draw to a close, hosting an event is a great way to welcome in the new season and spend time with the people you love. From intimate soirees to all-out bashes, you can send the summer off with a smile when you plan the perfect party. To get started, take a look at these top ideas and start planning a great end of summer party now…
1. Choose a Theme
If you want to make your event really special, choose a theme that you haven’t used before. From a relaxed beach vibe, to a formal black and white ball or Labor Day blow-out, you can select a theme that reflects the style of the event.
With special additions, such as casino tables, or palm trees, it’s easy to transform your venue into a spectacular oasis that encompasses your theme and brings the party to life.
2. Host at Home
Instead of hiring a venue, why not host your end of summer party at home? With outdoor rentals, you can ensure that every aspect of the event is perfectly managed.
From practical considerations, like tables and chairs, to decorative features, such as flowers and lighting, you can turn your home into a decadent party venue. What’s more – you’ll also have access to caterers, DJs, and entertainment as well.
3. All Day vs. Evening
When you’re hosting an end of summer party, think about the timings. If you have a pool on-site, for example, you might want to make the most of the opportunity to host an all-day soiree that carries on right through the evening. If so, work with event planners to ensure a smooth transition from day to night.
4. Focus on Food
If you’re hosting a party, you’ll want to ensure that the food is superb. Whether you’re planning a formal, sit-down meal or bowl food for a relaxed dining experience, using reliable, professional caterers takes the pressure off and gives you the opportunity to spend time with your guests.
To make the most of the outdoors as summer fades, consider installing temporary outdoor ovens and food stations to enjoy al fresco dining with your guests.
5. Stock the Bar
One of the most important tasks before your party gets underway is stocking the bar! You’ll need to have a selection of soft drinks, alongside alcoholic beverages, so be sure to plan ahead and ensure you have enough in reserve.
Similarly, it’s important to expand your refrigeration facilities so that drinks can be served chilled. Fortunately, hiring professional bartenders makes it simple and straightforward to feature a fully stocked open, hosted, or cash bar.
Planning Your End of Summer Soiree
Planning the perfect event always takes longer than expected, so don’t hesitate to get stuck in and start thinking about the type of party you want to host. With help and inspiration from professional planners, you can prepare for an end of summer event that will be memorable for all the right reasons!