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2019 Summer Party Trends

Are you organising your company’s summer party this year? Have you got all the little details sorted yet? Want to know what’s going to be hot this year on the summer party circuit this year? Read on to find out all about the 2019 event trends to make sure you’re not missing out on the next big thing.

Vegetarianism and veganism

For the last few years, vegetarianism and veganism have been on the rise and far from being a passing trend, numbers of converts are on the up. Our chefs at The HAC have always taken great care over their veggie options and this year they’ve pushed the boat even further. Our menus include delights like Miso-glazed aubergine with panko-crusted tofu and Garlic-grilled field mushrooms with English goat’s cheese and herb crumble. We also think all of our chefs’ veggie creations will also appeal to flexitarians and carnivores alike.


On the back of the artisan gin trend of 2018, this summer will see more flavoured gins – for guests who don’t like the taste of gin, but don’t want to be left out! Hybrid drinks will also feature quite heavily (think bourbon-barrel-aged wine and rose sour beers) as organisers and guests look for something new and innovative. There will also be a surge in ‘low and no’ alcohol drinks as wellbeing and healthy lifestyles become more important to people. Last on our list, but by no means least, is English sparkling wines. They get better year after year and 2019 is no exception.


Paper straws, no single-use plastic, clever lighting in place of decorations, AV displays instead of graphics… there are lots of ways, ranging from the obvious to the ingenious, through which organisers can help minimise the environmental impact of their events. Asking ‘Could we do it greener?’ at every juncture during the planning journey will prompt conversations and no doubt some creative solutions you’ll be proud to tell your guests about.


This one warms our hearts! Summer parties at The HAC are all about fun and games and we work with some amazing companies that can provide a huge range of activities from croquet and Giant Jenga to inflatable team games (a la It’s a Knock Out) and fair ground rides. With over 5-acres of green space in which to play, our grounds are a blank canvas for whatever entertainment you want to provide your guests with.

Luxe lighting

In keeping with the sustainability theme, 2019 is going to see a lot of organisers and venues putting their efforts into creative lighting for internal spaces, rather than going to town with decorations. For our Secret Garden Theme this year, our Prince Consort Rooms – which come with all Sun Terrace bookings – will be fully-themed through the use of our in-built, intelligent lighting system.

Botanical accents

Whether its herbs set in ice cubes, edible flowers in salads or just beautiful cut and potted plants and shrubs, this summer will be awash with botanical influences. There are so many ways you can incorporate flora into your summer party – it’s an easy way to add some colour and life to your party.

Our summer party package

Starting at just £75pp our Secret Garden party package includes hire of the Summer Terrace and Prince Consort Rooms, our summer BBQ menu, four hours of unlimited soft drinks, house wines and beer, over-sized garden games and lots more. We still have some key summer dates available, so give our Events Team a call on 020 7382 1533.