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Summer Party Ideas

Whether you're planning a company picnic, department outing, teambuilding activity, or a small business gathering, we have plenty of ideas for warm-weather entertaining.

Tiki Room: 20 Stylish, Summer-Appropriate Rentals

These items prove a tiki-theme event doesn’t have to veer into kitschy territory.

For Rent Week Posted April 7, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Summer's Not Over Yet: 13 Ideas From Diffa’s Picnic by Design

Summer officially ends on September 21, so it’s not too late to take advantage of still-warm weather by hosting an alfresco party. Find inspiration in these steal-worthy picnic spreads from Diffa’s recent benefit.

Event Report Posted August 30, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

10 Summer Games and Activities to Entertain Guests

Boccie, croquet, beach volleyball, and other games are easily adaptable into summertime event entertainment.

Idea File Posted August 1, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Would You Host a Party in a Walk-In Freezer?

Event Snapshot Posted July 31, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

For Rent: 27 New Chairs, Sofas & Tables for Summer Events

The Scout Posted June 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

8 New Rooftop Venues for Summer Events

These bars, restaurants, and independent event spaces offer summer entertaining options with great views.

Location Scout Posted June 4, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

29 New Catering and Cocktail Ideas for Summer Events

From calorie-conscious hors d'oeuvres to garden-fresh cocktail ingredients, these summery food and drink trends are ideal for warm-weather picnics and cocktail parties.

Idea File Posted May 29, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

Think Outside the Bun: 10 Fun Burger Ideas for Summer Picnics or Barbecues

From peach marmalade toppings to brownie burgers for dessert, these summery catering ideas can liven up warm-weather bashes.

Idea File Posted May 22, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

13 Tabletop Ideas for Alfresco Events

From sunflowers as floral centerpieces to setting dining tables in inflatable domes, here's a look at designs and rental items for outdoor events this summer.

Idea File Posted May 6, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

17 Design and Entertainment Ideas for Summer Pool Parties

Idea File Posted April 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

6 Waterproof Rentals for Summer Events

The Scout Posted April 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Heads Will Roll: Crazy Custom Piñatas for Summer Picnics

The Scout Posted April 2, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

Teepee-Style Tents for Events

The Scout Posted March 14, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

6 Ways to Captivate Guests at Outdoor Events This Summer

Idea File Posted March 8, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

Beer Gardens: the Newest Venue Option for Summer Events

Venue News Posted March 4, 2013, 7:30 AM EST

7 Elegant Catering Ideas for Company Picnics

The Scout Posted February 27, 2013, 7:30 AM EST

4 New Trends in Event Tent Flooring

The Scout Posted March 7, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

6 Ready-to-Serve Cocktails Perfect for Summer Events

The Scout Posted February 22, 2013, 7:30 AM EST

50 Summer Party Ideas: Drinks, Decor, Food, and More

Idea File Posted June 25, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

25 Ideas From Summer Benefits: Carousel Rides, Drip-Painting, and More

Event Report Posted August 8, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

Summer Playlist: 5 DJs Share Their Top Party Tunes for the Season

Idea File Posted June 25, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

7 Boozy Desserts for Summer Parties

The Scout Posted June 21, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

A New Solution for a Summer Party Problem: Walking on Grass in Heels

The Scout Posted June 18, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT


Summer Party Venues

7 New Rooftop Bars for Events

Location Scout Posted June 29, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

10 Boston Venues for Company Picnics and Summer Entertaining 

Location Scout Posted April 2, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

10 Chicago Venues for Company Picnics and Summer Entertaining

Location Scout Posted April 2, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

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