I love this time of year when the sun as started to shine and the Brits in true British style start dusting off their BBQ’s and having summer parties. For many the spring and summer months are all about marinating meat, serving butter drizzled baby new potatoes that have been boiled with a sprig of mint, cooling the beers and cracking open a chilled bottle of rose to enjoy with friends…family….or heck, even by yourself – who cares!

Pimms 'o' clock anyone?

The evenings are still a bit chilly but nothing that a jumper won’t cure or perhaps a trusty blanket over your knees (and no I am not 82!). I think that there is something almost nostalgic about firing up the BBQ, catching that distinct whiff of the barbecued foods makes mouths water up and down the country.

It is always from May onwards that we start catering for a lot of outdoor events, trust me when I say if the sun is shining folk just DON’T want to be inside. Squished into beer gardens across the land, loitering on pavements, anything but being indoors! We have taken this on board and searched high and low for some fabulous outdoor venues and I’m thrilled to report that we now have access to many. Rolling fields over looking the sea on one side and the South Downs on the other to stunning private barns, exquisite hotels with delightful private grounds to beaches, the world is your oyster.

A few years ago the trend was summer receptions with strawberries and Pimms, a few canapés and some live background music on a lawn somewhere. Trends are shifting now though and many of our clients are opting for a summer party that is more relaxed, outdoors, definitely fun and I guess just a bit more rustic. Many ask for entertainment of which we have an abundance of, team activities which we can also assist with whether it’s Orbing down a hill as part of a relay or embarking on a treasure hunt. Then there is the catering – we have mobile bars, delicious hog-roasts, stunning BBQ’s, buffets and seated dinners – all taste divine, work for both private events and corporate events and there will be something there that appeals to each and every one of you I promise!

When it comes to temporary structures we have standard Marquees, giant inflatable churches, giant teepees and Capri tents – so again a solution for everyone.

What more is there is say other than if you are thinking about pulling together a summer party for your colleagues it is well worth calling to have a chat with us – it might  be that you want to learn more about our summer festival or maybe a vintage themed cream tea is more up your street.