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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.

Steal These 14 Ideas From Summer Promotions

The warm months of 2015 inspired brands to engage consumers with unique billboards, boats, and blimps.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

6 Nautical Event Ideas for an End-of-Summer Bash

W Hotels Worldwide celebrated its new property with a private boat party filled with oceanic inspiration.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

7 Picnic Basket Lunches for Summer Meetings

These hotels and restaurants offer a twist on the traditional box lunch idea with checkered blankets and fun to-go menus.

Idea File Posted July 1, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

10 New Products, Trends, and Ideas to Have on Your Radar This Summer

Here's what's hot in catering, teambuilding, decor, and more this season.

The Scout Posted June 22, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

12 All-American Menu Items for 4th of July Celebrations

From starry cocktails to "Flag Pies," here are fresh ideas for summertime catering.

The Scout Posted July 2, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Summer Camp: Where to Take Corporate Groups for Bonfires, Kayaking, and More

These resorts and retreats offer camp-style accommodations and teambuilding activities.

The Scout Posted June 4, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

Sand Sculpting: a New Teambuilding Exercise on the Beach

A Florida-based company offers sand sculpture as a fun teambuilding option for employee outings.

The Scout Posted June 17, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

How to Host Better Pool Parties This Summer

Make a splash with these tips for food, decor, and entertainment.

Event Intelligence Posted May 26, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

11 Bohemian-Style Ideas for Summertime Events

The beach-based event offered Coachella-inspired design for the summer season.

Event Report Posted June 2, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

See the Backyard Barbecue Heinz Built—Indoors

With grills as props and picnic-like decor, the event had a summer-party vibe.

Event Report Posted May 26, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Summer Sips: 7 New Cocktails From Top Mixologists

Get ready for summer parties with these fresh alternatives to traditional drinks.

The Scout Posted May 5, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Memorial Day Party Ideas: 4 Tasty Catering Options

As outdoor entertaining season heats up, caterer Milli Taylor shares her modern approach to festive food in the new cookbook Party-Perfect Bites.

The Scout Posted May 15, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

11 New Rooftop Venues for Summer Events

New rooftop eateries, drinking spots, and pools for outdoor events and entertaining.

Location Scout Posted May 12, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

13 Clever Tea Party Ideas for Spring and Summer Events

From antique cup centerpieces to brew-infused cocktails, these catering and decor concepts make the British tradition less formal and more fun.

Idea File Posted April 29, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

18 Ideas for Classic Americana-Inspired Event Decor

Event professionals have interpreted the concept in styles from folksy to elegant.

Idea File Posted April 1, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Garden Party Inspiration: 16 Ideas From Spring Flower Shows

This month, flower shows are taking place across the country, showcasing fresh ideas for springy floral arrangements.

Idea File Posted March 26, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Bar Inspiration: 11 Punches for All Seasons

Punch cocktails are enjoying a revival. Here are creative versions to suggest to bartenders or caterers.

Idea File Posted February 25, 2015, 7:30 AM EST


New Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

10 New Atlanta Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 12, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

10 New Austin Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 9, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

10 New Boston Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 4, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

10 New Chicago Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 3, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

10 New Dallas/Fort Worth Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 10, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

10 New Houston Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 11, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

10 New Las Vegas Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 2, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

10 New Los Angeles Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 1, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

10 New Miami/South Florida Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted June 3, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

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