Company Summer Party Themes for Outdoor Fun!

With summer comes company outdoor party time! And if you and your office team are bent on trying something different this year, we offer these 10 creative out-in-the-fresh-air summer outing themes that everyone is sure to enjoy. Many of these come professionally arranged by suppliers and vendors who offer company event packages, while some may be planned yourselves. Then, come ready to have loads of fun!

Not Your Usual Summer Company Party Theme Ideas

Camping Theme via Under Canvas Events

1 – Camping – Actually offered as a “corporate retreat” by Under Canvas Events, this private, custom luxury corporate camping experience is fully-inclusive with guides, meals and group activities – of course in the comfort of their stylish glamping tents.

Via Charleston Kayak Company

2 – KayakingCharleston Kayak Company, located in the historic landmark property of Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina, offers regularly scheduled kayak tours and rentals by reservation for groups, including corporate outings. All their guided kayak tours are led by experienced naturalists with a focus on the history and ecology of the area. You can come just to kayak, or spend the rest of the day touring the gardens, walking the trails, riding horses, or eating a world class meal. Contact them here for inquiries and to book your event.

Carnival Theme. Photo via Let’s Have a Cart Party.

3 – Vintage Carnival – For a bit of nostalgia, what about having a themed outdoor party inspired by an old-fashioned carnival? Let’s Have a Cart Party is Los Angeles’ oldest and most loved vintage food cart catering company providing BBQ carts, Taco carts, Hot Dog carts, Brunch carts, Popcorn carts, Ice Cream carts, Snow Cone carts, and so much more. To book your company party, call them at (310) 578-2278.

Jazz PicnicTheme -Photo via  Millbrook Vineyards and Winery

4 – Jazz PicnicMillbrook Vineyards and Winery in the Hudson River region of New York invites you to enjoy their summer outdoor jazz concert series. The concerts are open-air, and take place right on the lawn of their beautiful vineyard. Bring your blankets and chairs, and visit the Vineyard Grille to order one of their many Jazz Night Specials and pick up your chilled bottle of Millbrook wine or order by the glass. Check ahead for their concert dates this summer.

Luau theme styled by Bellenza.

5 – Tropical Luau – This is one summer party theme you can pull together yourselves to make the most of the balmy weather. Take decorating cues from our own luau styled shoot using bamboo elements, lush tropical blooms, seashell tealight dishes and place card holders. Then, serve up an exotic tropical cookout menu accompanied by a tropical drinks station. Styled by Bellenza!

Photo via Admiral Yacht Charters

6 – Event on a YachtAdmiral Yacht Charters, based in Newport Beach, California, offers “Corporate Events on a Yacht” for seasonal parties – possibly your company summer outing! Their luxurious yachts provide a truly special venue for your gathering, along with catering services and boat rentals (if desired). Call 949-463-2420 for inquiries and reservations.

Photo via The Events Department at Regency Ranch

7 – Wild West ThemeThe Events Department at Regency Ranch, a western town in Rancho Mirage, California, can plan your corporate party with an authentic Wild West theme – with western town buildings including a hotel, saloon, and church. Situated on the grounds of the Equestrian Park, this location offers food, country music, dancing, stories around the campfire, horseshoe tosses, photo opportunity in Western attire, and even steer roping in an authentic corral.

July 4th BBQ theme

8 – July 4th BBQ – If your company event is scheduled for July, why not capture the patriotic spirit and organize a 4th of July BBQ? We’ve got snappy red, white, and blue decorating ideas, plus delicious all-American food and drinks ideas and desserts. Then, you can plan traditional lawn games for some good, old-fashioned fun!

Backyard movie theme by Fun Flicks.

9 – Backyard Movie Screening – Another form of throwback fun would be to hold an outdoor movie night. Fun Flicks provides backyard movie screen rentals for up to 75 attendees. Available add-ons are movie theater-style popcorn prepared fresh on site, a double feature, live TV, and even a drive-in setup if requested.

BizBash (photo: Doug Hac)

10 – County Fair – As featured on BizBash (photo: Doug Hac), you could transform a vacant lot or parking area into a county fair setting. In this example, props include a 1920s-era stagecoach, bales of hay, and fabric pennant bunting. You could source similar county fair props from a local rental service in your area, and have cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cone stations as well as old-fashioned game booths.

Get the team together and start that company summer party planning early. This year’s event promises to be something different indeed!

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