Summer is in full swing and here at Arbutus Hospitality we are fond of the summer parties and evening cocktails. Are you planning a summer party or small get together? If so, read on to ensure it is a good one.

1. Go with a theme

Don’t worry about matching every piece of your flatware, serving ware and drinkware. Use sleek and modern elements for a stunning tabletop or opt for an assortment of shabby-chic pieces for a rustic touch. Another easy way to keep everything looking sharp - Choose a colour palette (like monochrome or primary colours) for a table setting that really pops.

2. Pick the perfect menu

Whether you’re feeding 20 people or planning a bash for 100, Arbutus Hospitality has everything you need. From finger food, sandwiches, cheeseboards and desserts we have many menus for you to choose from. Our events team will sit with you to plan your perfect summer party that won't break the bank and will certainly blow your guests away.

3. Serve refreshing drinks

Keep everyone quenched with a bevy of refreshing beverages. Blend your own fruit juices or ices or whip up a pitcher of homemade lemonade or iced tea. Want a prettier pitcher of water? Dress it up with fresh slices of cucumber, oranges or a handful of fresh berries for H20 your guests will raise a glass to.

Also, to make sorting the beverages stressfree, Arbutus Hospitality has a range of cocktails and fine wines for you to choose from- we will have them shipped up in no time, to your pleasing.

5. Light up the night

Don’t let dusk put the lights out on your party. Keep the fun going into the evening with a selection of dazzling lights. From the warm glow of lanterns and votive candles to twinkle lights and eco-friendly solar lamps, your fête will sparkle on long after the sun goes down.

6. Set the mood with music

An amazing playlist is a great way to provide instant ambiance to any barbecue. Pair that filet mignon with some cool jazz or make a mix of everyone’s favourite summer jams to get the party started. 7. Gather ’round the fire pit

P.S. Don’t forget the crackers and chocolate for whipping up a lip-smacking batch of ooey-gooey s’mores

If you are interested in finding out more information about the catering packages available or you would like to develop your personal package, please do not hesitate and get in contact with a member of our friendly team we would be more than happy to help assist you with making some all-important planning decisions. Give us a call on 07818 673339