As Bostonians, we treasure summer weather as a gift that will inevitably leave us too soon this year as it does year after year. At Corinthian Events we work as an event planning extension to many companies throughout the city – planning meetings, galas, dinners and of course – summer outings.
With our Boston summers so short, the outings we create have to be ones to sustain us all year! So, as you plan your summer events, whether it be this holiday weekend, a trip with friends or a company outing – learn from our experience in considering your food, games and rain plan.
Keep your summer food simple and delicious. Treat your guests to easy to hold options including sliders, fish tacos, miniature bahn mi or anything in a cup such as gazpacho or a corn salad. Have you seen the make your own salad shakers? Fill the shaker with your salad fixings including lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, nuts, dressing – whatever you like – shake it up and pour into a convenient cup. Easy, totally customizable and fun to eat!
Even fresher? There are lots of food trucks throughout Boston. During lunchtime the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway is full of them! Have an afternoon of tasting at the Greenway and schedule a truck at your next event.
Outdoor games loosen up a crowd, they’re a must. Bear pong (oversized pong with buckets- pictured above), foosball (outdoor available to rent), giant Jenga and ladder golf (pictured above) are just a few. Corn hole (pictured above) is the tried and true game that gets brought just about everywhere. Best part? All can be played with a drink in your hand!
There is a saying in Boston that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes. Summer weather can go from hot to not to thunderstorms so quickly that it can derail your outdoor festivities. The outdoor venues we count on in the city all have accompanying indoor facilities or tents that can be used as a rain plan. Even if your not planning for hundreds of people – a rain plan means you won’t be washed out. So don’t let the weather catch you unprepared – always have a plan!
Nonetheless, if you are planning your holiday weekend, a day with friends or a summer outing with your company, use our tips and most importantly, don’t forget to have fun!
Happy 4th of July!