Summer is on the way and with many of our products such as the Giant Cushions and bespoke fabrics used to help the make the perfect Summer party atmosphere, here at Runaway Coast Life we have been exploring other ideas on how to throw the ultimate Summer party.
Hire a space and put up an inflatable structure
Inflate’s designs are more than just a marquee. These portable Inflatables come in all sizes and these award winning, architecturally stimulating structures are sure to provide an impressive backdrop to any party. These lightweight, interior designs ‘pop up’ with the help of Inflate’s installation team. These bold and dynamic structures will enhance any space, and Complete Package Solutions are also available for those who require lighting, flooring, doors or trussing additions. Inflate take on bespoke design and build briefs for a whole hosts of events including seasonal music festivals, sports events, experiential exhibitions, marketing promotional activity or up market weddings. Inflate your party with one of these truly unique venues.
Hire a famous DJ
If you are looking to give your guests an extra edge on the dance floor, why not hire a celebrity DJ at your next party? A celebrity DJ is guaranteed to make your party an event to remember. The British company Costello Entertainments can book a superb range of celebrities to suit your needs, from all music genres, including former 80s pop groups to Indie artists and contemporary pop stars. Superstar chart toppers during the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s are also easily available for hire. Contemporary celebrity stars and super-stars could be the spectacular source of entertainment at your very own party. If this doesn’t make your guests get up on the dance floor nothing will.
Book a comedian
Make your party a barrel of laughs with the UK’s market leading comedy service. Bring laughter to life and book a comedian with The Comedy Club. Why not invite a top TV stand-up comedian such as Michael McIntyre or Terry Alderton to the party? The Comedy Club promises to offer you a great comedian to suit your budget and the experience to make the decisions the matter when it comes to finding the appropriate act. Make your guests chuckle in delight and take your party to a whole new level of entertainment with your very own comedy act. A stand up act is sure to make your party stand out.
If you want to create a relaxed atmosphere why not offer them a chance to recline and unwind with friends on one of our Giant Cushions! Our original giant cushion, now with the beautiful Union Jack, has quickly become the must-have accessory for this summer. With the Olympics and the Queens Golden Jubilee, there has never been a better time to support British industry. Why not celebrate the festivities in a Union jack Style? Our cushions are 100% British made, from the inner pad to their design heritage. Each cushion measures 150 x 150cm, has a zip removable cover made from 100% cotton drill and with its solid navy base, it makes it ideal for use outdoors as well as in.
Give your guests a Gift Bag
Gift bags aren’t just for children. Why not use our favourite new shoulder bag in smart red and navy stars are made from wipe-clean oilcloth fabric? It’s the ideal companion whether you are out shopping, carrying books, off to the gym, or taking the papers to the beach. With long shoulder length straps for maximum comfort, and small inner hidden pocket for keys or money, so treat yourself or someone special!
For a sweet touch, the company Getting Personal offers made up hampers, filled to the brim with delicious goodies that guests will want to grab and gobble down in a hurry. Whether they’re fans of Sherbet Dipdabs, Gobstoppers or even Refresher Bars, the Retro Hamper is guaranteed to be an amazingly sweet treat! Also included are Flying Saucers, Love hearts, Black Jacks, Foam Shrimpys, Candy Necklaces, Candy Sticks, Gobstoppers, Dip Daps, Fruit Caramels and a whole host of other classics! Beautifully presented in an authentic-looking wicker basket, the Retro Sweet Hamper is perfect for any lover of the classic sweeties. Why not go further and include a personalised gift card message with your hamper?
Hire a film crew
Give your guests something to remember with Camera Crews UK. Re-live the special day and make sure not a second is missed with this team of experienced production co-ordinators, who will assess your needs and manufacture their footage to accommodate your event. Why not film your party and capture those magical moments on camera for everyone to enjoy after? Promising to provide the right people for you on whatever format you desire, this band of highly skilled and experienced freelance camera crews are located all across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
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Book a local Band
Raise the tone of any party with a local band. Here in Suffolk, Runaway Coast recommends ‘The Ferries,’ a professional covers band who promises to deliver a performance that will mark your party out with a difference. The bands remarkable musicianship, sense of humour and inventive approach to arrangements are sure to entertain surprise and energise your guests. A combination of impressive attire, an exquisite blend of lounge jazz, dance and R&B performed with a line-up of accordion, vocals, guitar, keyboards, and drums is sure to get the party started. Performing a selection of popular material from the last 40 years, the Ferries specialise in re-arranging and adapting tunes from the 1990s and early 2000s. The band provides both live and pre-recorded music and can provide professional PA equipment if required. The band is available for functions across both East Anglia and London.
Hire Dodgems or a Carousel
Give your guests the ride of their lives and recreate your childhood with Premier Rides, who offer fairground and funfair rides for hire to suit all budgets and events. Dodgems are a firm favourite with all the family and the company offer many events for Children who can reach the pedal and can drive on their own, whilst the younger ones have to be accompanied by an adult. Tracks come with 17 cars and are set to take your party to a whole new level of fun. The Carousel has to be by far the best looking ride out of them all; with the golden galloping horses this traditional ride has survived for decades in the industry because of its stunning looks. 36 galloping horses and a chariot or 2 and the organ playing in the background makes a perfect back drop for any picture. The company also offers other popular fairground rides such as Helter Skelter, Miami Trip, Twist as well as a good selection of Children’s Rides, including the Cup & Saucer, Mini Carousel and a wide selection of inflatable fun.
Set off Fireworks
For an explosive event that’s guaranteed to go off with a bang, set off some fireworks and create an aerial artistry that will provide a spectacular highlight to any party. Let off some Barrages, which are rapid firing multi-shot cakes. Fiery ground fountains that emit a jet of sparks upwards in varying colours and colourful bursting rockets, will awe the crowd, and some whistling and crackling wheels and sparklers are sure to dazzle your guests. Buy some Sky Lanterns and have a table with pens for people to add messages on the before letting them off.
A fabulous floral display created by the company Country Flowers will really set the scene. The team is passionate about flowers and create simply stunning arrangements drawn from the Suffolk countryside. From the moment of booking they work closely with their clients to gage the theme. Why not bring a meadow inside, using trees, daisies and cow parsley? Country Flowers work hand in hand with caterers, marquee suppliers and lighting experts and travel all over East Anglia from the North Norfolk coast to London in their very own van Rosie.
Get a celebrity chef to cook
Make your party extra tasteful with the company the E3 Artists. The team will provide you with some of the UK’s most respected culinary maestros and give your guests a delectable feast to remember. Not only is it hassle free for you as the host, the food is sure to satisfy the whole party. The E3 Artists team have connections with a wide range of well-known, TV chefs and ask you to call if the person you are looking for is not listed on their website.
Hire a cocktail bar
Knock your guests off their feet and hire a cocktail bar or a flair bar tender from the company Mobile bar hire. The staff really adds that finishing touch, with their superb skills, and can really set off your event in a full size mobile bar. Why not come up with your own ideas and names for drinks at your event? With cocktails ranging from alcoholic through to non alcoholic, margaritas through to Mojitos, the decision is yours! For birthday parties we suggest liaising with the teams cocktail flairers for their profession advice and design drinks based around the birthday colours/theme and name a cocktail after the host or birthday girl or boy.
Juggling inferno will light your guest’s fire. Choose from a vast range of stunning performances, including the company’s famous Pyromania solo fire performances, fully choreographed, group fire shows, walkabout jugglers, stilt-walkers, fire-eaters and circus performers. Create your own show and cater the performances to fit your theme. The team also offer jugglers and glow performers who will dazzle the crowd with their dynamic displays of high-tech, multi-coloured, glow juggling.
We hope this has given you some ideas for your Summer party – we hope you have a great time and let us know how it went!