The Best Party Themes for a Show Stopping Summer Party

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Want to add some extra pizzazz to your upcoming summer party? Whether you’re looking to start planning a showstopping 21st birthday party, an extravagant anniversary affair or a fun-filled 50th birthday celebration, try spicing up your summer shindig with one of our trending summer party themes.

Enchanted Forest

No summer is complete without a mystical garden-themed party! As one of our bespoke party themes, an enchanted forest will transport your guests to a hidden realm that is packed full of wonder and surprises. With so many spins on the theme, it can be difficult to know where to start. Take some inspiration from this fairy tale-esque affair our luxury party planners hosted for 250 guests at a private garden in the Cotswolds.

Add a touch of magic and enchantment with vibrant costumes, decor, entertainment and food choices that set the scene. For example, you could incorporate glorious greenery, mythical creatures, twinkling fairy light, and secret nooks for guests to hide away in. When it comes to food, you could opt for a traditional British afternoon tea laid out on long trestle tables, or serve up themed canapés, Champagne and cocktails.

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Ibiza Garden Party

Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like Ibiza! But it’s not just young clubbers who love a bit of Ibiza – the hedonistic island is just as popular with the older generation who flock to indulge in its boho vibes, celebrity status and laid back appeal.

An Ibiza party will tick the boxes for all ages which makes it a fantastic summer party theme for any event. Whether it’s a 21st birthday or a 50th birthday, Ibiza is for everyone.

There are plenty of ways to recreate those Ibiza party vibes in your own back garden. Think low white seating and lounging sofas – even better if they are surrounding a glistening turquoise swimming pool! Food and drink comes courtesy of bespoke summer cocktails on tap, Spanish tapas and fresh paella, while entertainment is of course, those chilled Ibiza anthems. Why not bring in one of the classic Ibiza DJs – Pete Tong, Carl Cox or Norman Cook for the ultimate in Ibiza nostalgia!

 

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Boutique Festival

Why not host an exclusive private music festival this summer? Live music, glamping, dancing and alcohol are all staples of the world’s greatest festivals, meaning there are plenty of ways you can bring that festival magic to your chosen outdoor venue.

You could decorate the event space with festival flags and festoon lighting, serve signature festival tipples from a vintage bar, and hire a local band to play your favourite festival tunes. You could even include glamping options on site so guests can party all night long. Think bell tents and tipis to give it that true luxury Glasto feel!

A festival-themed party offers the ideal opportunity to tantalise the taste buds with global street food sensations. We organised mouth-watering tasting dishes of seafood paella, pulled pork and wood-fired pizzas at this summer festival soiree in the Cotswolds.

 

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Arabian Nights

If you’re seeking a luxury party theme that shouts cultural opulence, you can’t go far wrong with an Arabian Nights theme. Guests can immerse themselves in the rich colours and tastes of the Middle East (such as in our Egyptian-themed 60th Birthday Party), whilst they dance the night away to traditional Arabian tunes.

Bedouin tents decorated with Sayye fabrics, luxury throws and drapes will help to set the scene. As luxury party planners we can customise a bespoke menu that is jam-packed full of exotic Lebanese classics, including baba ghanoush, shawarma and kafta meats, followed by baklava and kunafa sweet treats. Consider incorporating a separate chill-out lounge with colourful seating, as well as an area for Arabian entertainment. Think shisha pipes, snake charmers and fortune tellers bringing more mystery, intrigue and fun, for the ultimate memorable event!

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The Wild West

Cowboys are always super cool, no matter how old you are, making it a fantastic theme for a summer party. You could opt for the classic Wild West cowboy look, or for something a little more unique. Check out the gaucho-themed party we threw for a 40th birthday bash in the Cotswolds! From the saloon-style bar to the asado fire pits we set up for cooking, everything was custom-made to fit the gaucho theme. We even had Argentine chefs and a wandering Cumbai band to keep everyone entertained while they feasted. And let’s not forget the bucking bronco – it was the ultimate party hit, giving guests a chance to embrace their inner gaucho!

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Alice Smith

Alice joined us in 2022, and works alongside Henry in the delivery of our luxury weddings, parties and bespoke events across the Cotswolds and London, making sure every detail of your celebration is taken care of. Having started out as a luxury Chalet Host in the French Alps, she has nearly 6 years experience in the hospitality and events industry. She's always on the look out for the latest trends, and loves to bring a party to life with world-class entertainment.

If you’d like to host an unforgettable luxury party this summer, take a look at our portfolio for some truly out of this world summer party themes. Our team of expert party organisers will handle all aspects of the event planning process, so get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.

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