Sizzling Corporate Events: Summer in the City Edition!

Get ready to plan an epic corporate event!

The warmth of summer is on the horizon. It’s the perfect time to plan a corporate event at one of the cultural institutions that captures the season’s essence. Whether immersing in waterside fun or embracing the lively ambiance of a street fest, here are two sensational catered event themes to make this summer genuinely memorable.

Two corporate event themes for your event!

The Last Splash

Imagine hosting an epic “pool party” alongside the picturesque Boston Harbor at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) or other unique venues. Embrace the waterfront setting with custom menus featuring delectable dishes and interactive games that enhance the summer atmosphere. Engage guests with endless opportunities for interaction, from water games to personalized activities designed to evoke the playful spirit of summer. With stunning views and a vibrant ambiance, this pool party theme brings a refreshing twist to corporate events, creating unforgettable memories against the backdrop of the bustling Boston Harbor.

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  • A water-free “pool” dance floor with captivating specialty lighting waves.
  • Unexpected food vignettes served by professional wait staff dressed as lifeguards and beachgoers.
  • Live entertainment, including steel drum bands and live music.
  • Inflatable pool toys, ball pits, and iridescent bubbles.
  • They engage in ‘water’ aerobics, splash-theme photo booths, and flip-flop designing.

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Quench your thirst at the Cocktail Cabana with fruity cocktails and mocktails, perfectly complementing the summer vibe.

Sample menu:

  • “Walking Tacos” is served by lifeguard-clad servers, offering a playful take on taco ingredients.
  • Fresh Harborview Berries & Cream and Poolside Pasta Salad served in petite beach buckets.
  • Island Creek Raw Bar features local oysters, shrimp, and clams displayed in an inflatable boat.
  • Indulgent dessert options like ‘Make Your Own Sundae’ and Mini Ice Cream’ Floaties.’


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Summer Berry Tart

Street Fest Celebration

For an immersive street festival-themed event, indulge in a myriad of experiences. Imagine a bustling urban landscape transformed into a tapestry of vibrant colors, street eats sizzling on grills, interactive art stations, eclectic music, and performers bringing the streets to life. It’s a celebration that is a feast for the senses amidst the spirited energy of the city.


  • Street Eats curates diverse food trucks and stalls offering international cuisine and unique street food creations.
  • Attendees in hands-on activities like painting, sculpting, or creating street murals.
  • Music Mash-Up Stage: Enjoy unique collaborations between musicians from different genres for an extraordinary musical experience.
  • We were entertained by jugglers, magicians, acrobats, and more as you explored the festival.
  • Cultural Celebrations: Highlight the community’s cultural diversity with performances, ceremonies, or parades showcasing different ethnicities and traditions.

Menu Inspiration:

  • Grilled Flatbread Station: Margherita, Wild Mushroom + Truffle, & Sweet Sausage + Broccoli Rabe.
  • Grilled Cheese Selection: Old School American on Pain de Mie, Vermont Cheddar, Applewood Bacon on Sourdough, Corned Beef, Swiss, Sauerkraut + Thousand Island on Marble Rye, Gruyère, Wild Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions on Challah, & Pressed Tomato, Pancetta, Arugula Pesto + Fresh Mozzarella on Focaccia.
  • Create Your Poke Bamboo Cone:
    • Bases: Jasmine Rice, Buckwheat Soba Noodles, Field Greens.
    • Proteins: Tuna, Ginger Tofu, Chicken Yakitori.

We understand the importance of hosting a stunning experience. Contact us to begin planning your corporate event outing.


Kori Carter Gillespie, Director of Brand Marketing at @thecateredaffair in Boston, Massachusetts, is a dedicated content writer passionate about sculpting compelling brand narratives, particularly for boutique lifestyle brands.

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