Outdoor Summer Event Guide

Summer is synonymous with outdoor gatherings. Whether planning a family reunion, a company picnic, or a neighborhood block party, organizing an outdoor event requires thoughtful planning and can become quite stressful. In this guide, we’ll share the best practical tips and strategies to ensure your summer gathering is a success, from setting the perfect summer scene to beating the heat and organizing engaging activities.

Setting the Scene

Creating an inviting atmosphere is key to a fun outdoor event. Start by surveying your outdoor space and identifying focal points for decoration. Utilize natural elements like foliage and flowers to enhance the ambiance, and consider adding lighting elements such as string lights or lanterns to extend the festivities into the evening hours. Invest in comfortable seating arrangements through rented tables and chairs or casual seating areas with blankets and cushions so guests can relax and converse during the event. 

Beat the Heat

Summer events come with one major downside: hot weather. Proper event planning should include plenty of ways to combat the heat with shade, chilled drinks, and portable fans. The exact heat solutions you choose will depend on the venue, but the most significant things to focus on are protection from the sun, ways to keep air moving, and plenty of hydration.

Fun and Games

Elevate your outdoor event with a selection of engaging activities that appeal to guests of all ages. Classic lawn games like bocce ball, croquet, or bean bag toss encourage friendly competition for all ages. Larger events can be a good fit for team-based games. If your event has a theme, keep the fun and games on theme! Consider the age of your guests who will be attending, the space you have to work with, and your budget before choosing outdoor activities for the event. 

Lean on a Professional

Professional party planners and event companies exist for a reason, so don’t be afraid to use their services! They can provide you with shade, seating, décor, and excellent service on the day of the event so you can spend more time mingling with guests and enjoying the party rather than stressing over the details. Professionals can also secure better rates for things like catering, bartending, and venue rentals. 

Contact Baystate Tent to learn more about our expert summer event services, which include setup, tear down, tent rentals, and planning, that will bring your dream event to life. We want to help you create a truly unforgettable event to make the summer of 2024 one to remember! No matter the size of the event, your budget, or your desired theme, our event experts will walk you through every step of the process. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form!

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