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With the Summer Solstice falling on Thursday 21st June, there’s still plenty of time to prepare for your summer event. You could be attending a summer wedding, or maybe you’d like to organise a summer party for friends or colleagues. From backyard barbecues to picnics in the park, you could plan a summer party at home or hire a party venue. Nottingham has some gorgeous open spaces that would be suitable for a warm-weather get together.

Whether you are looking for decoration inspiration, considering a theme or looking for the perfect excuse to get people together. We have put together some ideas to boost your summer plans;

Fun in the Sun

The best bit of summer is getting out into the warmth, surrounded by fresh air and blooming flora. Why not organise a teddy-bears picnic for the kids with classic bunting and some teddy-bear costume pieces. Alternatively, organise a garden carnival, set up some favourite games like the ring-toss, hook-a-duck and even a coconut shy.

If you want to go big, there are several companies that hire out various fun-fair stands, from rides such as carousels and ferris wheels to inflatables and food stalls. Perfect if you are putting together a corporate summer day.

Classy and Elegant

If you are planning a party and want it to be a bit more up-market, you could opt for a wine-tasting evening or black-tie event. Everyone loves a good excuse to dress up. Swap out the sit-down meal for a selection of canapes and be sure to stock up on the champagne.

The atmosphere is important when electing for a posh party, lots of soft colours and highlights in gold or silver. Additionally, vintage lace and white linen are great for setting a traditional feel.

Bold and Bright

Bright colours and bold combinations are fantastic for creating a party vibe. Style your party like a festival complete with mini stage (great for hiring a live band or DJ) or even host a pool party. You could even change it up and host an afternoon tea party, complete with cutely patterned tea-sets and delicious scones.

Once you’ve got your theme, it’s all about choosing a good venue. Keep it cost effective and host it in your own garden or consider some of the fantastic party venues Nottingham has to offer.

If you’re interested in hosting your event at Oscars, contact our events team using our online form.

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