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6 Ways To Make Your Summer Event Sizzle
When the weather warms up in Australia, so too does party season. The season kicks off with Spring Carnival, and before you can blink, we are celebrating end-of-year events and the Christmas party period is upon us! It’s a busy time for both event planners and attendees, with a vast number of invitations begging for your guests’ attention, so it’s essential to plan ahead and incorporate some stand out summer additions to entice them to your function over others.
Whether you’re planning a social event, client function, team building day or staff party, we’ve got some great ideas to make your summer event sizzle.
1. Ice Cream is ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser…
Introducing Stevie the Wonder Van by Over The Moo
Take your event from dreary to dreamy with the help of Stevie. Stevie is a 1981 original My Whippy Van, only way better. He’ll come to you with a delicious range of (wait for it)… DAIRY FREE ice cream (vegan and gluten free too).
Don’t sweat about dietary requirements this summer, the folks at Over the Moo have crafted a range of delicious ice cream sundaes that are guaranteed to please even the fussiest of ice cream connoisseurs. Now all you have to do is choose what flavour…. Our fav, “We’re mint to be” with some “Choc! Choc! Who’s There?”
P.S. You better hurry – there’s only one Stevie in town and he’s bound to be a sell out this season!
2. Someone get them a (fancy) drink!
Want to step up your beverage package to impress your guests this party season? Then it’s time to park the house wine and offer your guests something a little more interesting.
With restaurants and bars popping up all over town with a focus on crafted cocktails, beers, cider and more, there’s no excuse to offer a lacklustre party drink this summer.
For botanic-inspired Vermouth, head to the gorgeous harbourside venue, Banksii Vermouth Bar and Bistro. The fresh interiors and menus pair nicely with their impressive beverage menu featuring 30 vermouths by the glass plus classic cocktails and 150 wines.
Not up for vermouth?
Try Redoak, an award-winning bar and brewery in Sydney’s CBD Or, perhaps book your event at The Cidery Bar & Kitchen – brewing cider onsite at their World Square location, it doesn’t get any more re-fresh-ing.
In Melbourne, head to the Botanical Hotel. Their wines are spot on and you can even take some home with you from their on-site bottle shop. It’s filled with a premium selection of wines, craft beer and artisan spirits carefully curated by their sommelier.
3. Make a splash – Party by a Pool
Is there anything more quintessentially summer than hosting your event at a venue with a pool? We think not! Our top choices for poolside venues include;
Ivy Pool Club | Sydney – stylish rooftop pool bar in CBD
The Pool Deck | Melbourne – all weather rooftop poolside venue in Melbourne
Soleil Pool Bar | Brisbane – stylish poolside function venue on South Bank
Atura Hotel | Blacktown – relaxed and fun poolside function space
Or if you want to try something completely different (and actually get wet!), why not take your guests on a super fun adventure with the Tornado Waterslide at Adventure Park in Geelong or the brand new Whirlwind at Raging Waters Sydney. Both venues are perfect for family fun days, staff parties and team building events, and offer private venue spaces for hire and great function packages for all size groups.
4. Add Entertainment that has bite!
We’ve all been to a party with a photo booth, but have you heard about the edible photo? Yep, you heard it right – edible photos on cookies and drinks – now that’s something new!
Frankly Social has 27 years industry experience and provides photo-based event services Australia-wide. They have photo and GIF booths, hashtag printers, green screen photography and more. So get in touch with the funsters at Frankly Social ready for a summer event that will go straight to social media and never be forgotten.
5. Taste Gin To Win
Tired of the same old party format? Why not give your guests something different to do this summer with a little help from Directors of the Extraordinary? DoE specialise in team building activities of the exciting, fun and rewarding kind. Tailoring an experience that’s perfect for your group and ensures engagement and lasting results is their jam. There are plenty of challenges to choose from including a Train Heist and Gin-tuition where you blind taste 6 delicious gins, answer questions about each one and earn points for yourself and your team.
6. Get some Fresh Air
Everyone loves the city, but sometimes in summer, it can feel a bit busy… So why not take your event away from the hustle and bustle and give your guests a taste of fresh mountain air.
Introducing Blue Mountains Events & Conferences, the experts in hosting events in the Blue Mountains. Whether you’re planning a retreat, team building day or summer conference, your guests will love attending your event in the World Heritage Listed National Park, surrounded by epic cliff views and tranquil waterfalls. Not to mention the divine hospitality offered by the regions hotels, venues and restaurants. Want the low down on where to go and what to do this summer? Touch base with the team at Blue Mountains Events & Conferences.