In this stagnant climate, companies in London are looking for creative and affordable ways to boost team morale with the ever-so-popular summer party. A common misconception is that summer parties have to break the bank but we have come up with some fantastic and budget-friendly ideas for company summer parties.

Picnic in the Park

In the unlikely event that you missed our recent social media posts, we cannot recommend the classic picnic enough in one of London’s beautiful parks (tried and tested by our team!). In comparison to other cities, we are blessed with exquisite green spaces including Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath. Another advantage of being based in a city like London is the vast options of catering companies including our very own favourite, Pique Picnics. These outdoor spaces also create a perfect opportunity for outdoor games and competitions to celebrate the team spirit – we highly recommend a friendly game of rounders!

Outdoor Movie Night

What was a novelty in the hip districts of Shoreditch a decade ago has transformed into a popular pastime. Send a calendar invite to your entire team for an evening of outdoor movie magic. Choose from options like Pop Up Screens and Luna Cinema, which offer affordable group rates, or get creative with your own projector and large screen in a rented outdoor space (we hear private gardens are very popular this time of year....just don't forget the popcorn!).

BBQ Party

It is close to impossible to find a person in London who would turn down a BBQ during the summer! Did you know that many parks, including Battersea and Victoria Park, have designated BBQ areas? (hint, hint!). Just like for picnics, there are various catering services with affordable BBQ packages. Perhaps your team can even bring their own grill? Pair that with some outdoors games or encourage team spirit by have everyone contribute to a memorable feast to celebrate the sunny season.

Volunteering and Community Service

This option is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst many companies as there is nothing that gives as much satisfaction as giving back. What makes this an easy win is that many organisations in London welcome corporate volunteer groups and it is a meaningful way to spend time as a team. Once again, we invite you to take inspiration from our very own summer party where we raised money for Astriid via an incredibly fun game of rounders.