Written by Emily Falconer on 27th April 2017

Summer events are all about fun, so make sure your party on the Terrace at No.4 Hamilton Place is the best it can be by getting creative with the extras. Here are a few party ideas to ignite your imagination…

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Design your own cocktail

This is a great way to inject a little excitement into proceedings without going over budget. Perhaps you could run a competition? Get your invitees to submit recipe ideas and put the final decision to the vote. Not only is this a great way to ensure the drinks go down well with your guests on the night, but it will also help create a bit of pre-event buzz before the big day.


Live music

Nothing creates atmosphere at an outside event like live music. Whether you opt for a jazz band, classical ensemble or barber shop quartet, your guests will love the live vibe. Our licence means we can accommodate live music outside until 9pm, at which point your guests can return inside to carry on the party with dancing and a DJ.



Surprise your guests with an act, a magician, an illusionist or even a bubble artist would all be a great options. A little bit of audience participation will go a long way in getting your party started plus, it’s a great ice-breaker for invitees who might be flying solo.


DIY ice cream station

Why not serve ice cream in cones at your party and let your guests add their own sprinkles and toppings? You could create a table full of pretty bowls of hundreds and thousands, salted caramel sauce, chocolate flakes, mini marshmallows – the options are endless. As well as being a real crowd pleaser, the Do It Yourself bar will look great too.

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Giant garden games like Connect Four, Jenga and snakes and ladders help guests mingle and bring a certain buzz to an event. Other ideas you could opt for include constructing your own limbo (great if you’re having a Hawaiian-themed party), hiring a coconut shy or even a getting in a bucking bronco.

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Photo opportunities

You don’t need to hire an expensive photobooth to give people the opportunity to take some fun pictures at your party. Just set up an empty frame and some props (silly hats, moustaches, wigs etc) and let people’s imaginations do the rest. As well as providing something fun for people to do, it will encourage guests to post about the party on social media, giving you a great PR swell.

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The sun terrace

Whatever extra touches you decide on for your summer event, the Terrace at No.4 Hamilton Place is a fantastic venue choice for your party.Plus, our experienced Events Teams can offer you all the advice and support you need to make your party a huge success.

Give us a ring today to discuss your dates and ideas on 020 7670 4314 or email [email protected]