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Date:  25/05/2021

The best corporate summer party ideas for summer 2021

Festive Pineapples wearing glasses and balloons in background

Looking for corporate summer party ideas?! We at Pure Communications Group are experts in planning corporate summer parties and with our decade of experience we can provide you with ideas to make it one the team won’t forget! 

Corporate summer parties for your employees are an excellent way to bring teams together, boost morale, and reward achievements. After spending the past year WFH a summer party is the perfect way to celebrate returning back into the office and to bring colleagues together in a fun and exciting way! with that being said; 

Here are our top corporate summer party ideas for summer 2021

Choose a fabulous outdoor venue! 

Selecting the right venue is the absolute make or break when planning a corporate summer party. We have a wealth of knowledge of top corporate outdoor venues, whether it be a rooftop bar, restaurant or a grand heritage space! These venues will offer the ultimate summer space, suitable for any unpredictable UK weather. 

Regent’s University 

Located in the iconic Regent’s Park, one of London’s largest outdoor hire spaces. The venue is located on four acres of lush lawn, surrounded by four Royal parks and wild gardens. This spectacular venue accommodates up to 1,200 guests and is the perfect escape out of the hustle and bustle of central London, without needing to travel very far!  The space offers both indoor and outdoor locations suitable for any unexpected weather. It’s no wonder this venue has won ‘Best Outdoor Space’.

Regent's University outdoor summer venue, chairs and marquee set up/
Image via: Regent’s University

Wildside at Savage Garden 

Planning a smaller summer reunion?  The new Wildside at Savage Garden, at The Hilton DoubleTree is the perfect venue. Located in the heart of central London, the terrace has incredible views of London’s famous business district. Wildside’s terrace offers both an indoor and outdoor space making it perfect for al fresco cocktail parties as well as indoor corporate events. The space is sleek and minimal making it easy to transfer into the ultimate summer shindig! Bring the team together after a long-awaited year and celebrate in style at Wildside at Savage Garden’s rooftop terrace. 

Modern rooftop over looking central London.
Image via: Wildside at Savage Garden

Hawker House

This epic retro warehouse located in Canada Water in London is the ultimate space when planning a summer party.  Hawker house caters for 3,000 guests in the summer which opens up to their outdoor area aka the Land of Bamboo, tropical paradise – the perfect space for social distancing.  The venue is split across two rooms, meaning you can hire one side of Hawker House for smaller groups of 200, or whole-venue takeover for larger events. The venue includes ten brilliant bars, twelve fantastic street food traders and plenty of extra room for you to play around with, including optional pool and beer pong tables. The venue is easily accessible via the Overground and Underground Station and is only a short distance from London Bridge, Borough and Canary Wharf. This quirky versatile warehouse is an event planner’s dream when planning the ultimate corporate summer party! 

Warehouse venue in central London
Image via: Hawker House

Food and Drinks

Food Trucks

Living in COVID times means no more canapés and buffets! Individual meal servings are the future and food trucks and street food are a great way to do so. London has some of the best street food and food truck caterers out there, from Asian, to American, Middle Eastern and many more! Have your guests try the best flavours from around the world. Get in touch when looking for the best food trucks and street food suppliers in town! 

Food truck

Pan-n-Ice

A hot summer favourite in recent years, these guys know how to get a party going! With their theatrical immersive ice cream experience!  The UK’s number 1 handcrafted ice cream and frozen yoghurt rolls. Pan-n-Ice were the first in the UK to make ice cream ‘in front of your eyes’ within a playful and positive environment. What they do is fun, delicious and is always a massive success at any event!

People holding up ice-cream.
Image via: Pan N Ice

Activities

Create your own ice sculpture: 

Get the chance to learn a new skill which you would certainly don’t get the chance to try every day. You will be given carving kits consisting of chisels, gloves, trays and guidance on how to create the perfect ice sculpture. Small groups will get the chance to work together to create a collective project. Get the whole team involved and set a competition with prizes, by forming groups on who can create the best sculpture – a great way to get team bonding back face to face!  Ice blocks can be refreshed every hour allowing new groups to drop in and get involved throughout the event. 

Ice sculpting.
Image via: Pure Communications Group’s Client Summer party

Surf simulator 

Surfs up! Why not bring the surf to your event and try out  a Surf Simulator. You’ll be rocking and rolling with the big kahunas as they strive to catch the next Big Wave! Or hang loose and watch your colleagues show off their surfing skills back in their glory days! There are also many other sporting simulators to try out as well! Simulators are a fun and exciting way to get people to try out new things and also have a laugh whilst there! 

Surf timulator

Entertainment: 

Mirror Animal Heads

You won’t want to miss these guys…  The ultimate life of the party! Seemingly made entirely of shards of glass, these Mirror Animal Heads are the ultimate sparkly addition to your event. The futuristic look and feel of these performers will wow the crowds as they lock and pop on the dancefloor, or shine from afar while they meet your mesmerised guests. Not to mention they will be a great addition to your photos when reminiscing about your summer party.

Image via: Pure Communications Group’s Client Summer party

Fortune teller 

We have some incredible talent on hand when planning events, but one that’s always a hit is a fortune teller. Have your guests engaged in a short time of fortune telling fun, including palm readings, tarot cards and crystal ball readings to spice things up! The fortune teller will blend her psychic skills and entertainment experience to amaze your guests, leaving them with the WOW factor. 

Image via: Fun Fortune teller

Magician 

Having a magician put on a performance is a great way to get the crowd engaged and break up the night or day with something everyone will remember! One magician that will leave you completely and utterly stunned is Maddox. He combines compelling storytelling with misdirection and illusion that inevitably leave his audience connected to a moment, long after it has passed. Having travelled the world with his own interpretation of magic for nearly 10 years, it is a passion he feels will never become too frequent due to the shared connection felt with the thousands of people he meets as a performer.

Image via: Maddox Magic

Include a summer theme: 

Lastly, a perfect way to bring everyone together is to incorporate a theme, whether it be you all dress up and have a laugh or the theme is set throughout your entire party. After a year of living through a global pandemic, why not step away for the day and go back in time with the theme of “Through the decades.” Have your team select their favourite throwback, whether it be the 80s, 90s, noughties or all of them! By selecting a theme adds a fun element and lets you all bring out each and everyone’s personalities. 

Image via: Pure Communications Group, Client Summer Party

We are thrilled to have seen an overwhelming increase in summer parties’ enquiries over the past month due to restrictions being lifted. Our team has done extensive training and research to ensure we are experts in delivering in a COVID-safe environment. Our team are also experts in planning and negotiating the best terms and conditions for you in terms of COVID policies. 

Need help planning your corporate summer party? Contact us today.