Here at Fizzbox we love a good party, especially a party in the summer! So we’ve put our heads together to come up with our top tips to throwing an unforgettable summer event! Everyone has a different idea of what makes a great party, some say food, some say location and some say the entertainment...

But let’s start with the basics

How many guests do you intend to invite, how much are you looking to spend and where do you want to go? Budget, numbers and location are the key to the type of venue suitable for you and your guests, you’ll also want to think about the type of venue, be it a grand hotel, outside space, landmark venue or roof terrace for example.

What are you hoping to get out of the day/evening?

Is it as a thank you to your staff, are you looking to build rapport between teams, will it be a formal affair or do you wish guests to mingle freely at their own pace? All good questions to consider as this will give you an indication as to the type of event that will best suit your needs, from a formal sit down meal to a family fun day complete with bouncy castles to an informal barbecue on a gorgeous rooftop, there really is no limit here to the possibilities!

Now we can get started on the fun parts…

Food, what role does this play in your event, will it be the focal point of the evening where you wine and dine guests with a delectable 5 course meal or perhaps you fancy sampling a few dishes with a bowl food option.

Entertainment, how will your guests be entertained, will you be taking advantage of the summer days with a full on fun fair or giant garden games, or something more traditional like a live band to get the party started?

Theme, will there be a theme, or would you prefer not to have a theme? A theme doesn’t necessarily have to dominate your entire event, it can be as simple or extravagant as you desire. Something as simple as lighting can change the look and ambience in any event space.

Finally, save the stress and use Fizzbox to find your venue

Fizzbox offer a great selection of pre-made summer party packages and some spectacular venues! All you need to do is choose your location and all the available party packages will appear. Fizzbox also specialise in shared and exclusive Christmas party nights; whatever it is you're after, you'll be sure to find your perfect venue through Fizzbox!