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Summer Events Promo Items in 2021

summer outdoor events planning

After a year of shutdowns and working from home, we can safely say that many people are ready to venture out for some activities this summer! If you are a wedding planner or event manager you are probably feeling the summer rush is back! In this blog post we will explore some must have summer events promo items, and a few new promotional products that are trending!

Summer Events Safety PPE Items

Safety is still on top of a lot of people’s mind, so when it comes to event planning, the first thing is to define safety guidelines according to local public health ordinance. A few key PPE & safety promo items to stock up will be branded hand sanitizers, face masks, an outdoor tent for screening, signage, flags. Whether you are planning a wedding, concert, outdoor movie, or tradeshow, having custom displays printed with safety protocols scattered throughout the event space will help remind everyone to social distance and other guidelines you may have in place. 

Hand Sanitizers

hand sanitizer with beads and carabiner

Hand sanitizers have become part of life for us for the past year and a half, with every event, make sure you are well stocked with hand sanitizers, custom branded with event logo! Stock them at various spots throughout the event so attendees have access to them wherever they go. Our branded hand sanitizers come in many different sizes, bottle shapes and scents. 

Paper Soap


We all know now how important proper hand washing is! Sometimes in outdoor concerts or outdoor movies, there may not be soaps available for hand washing. These compact cases of custom printed paper soaps are lifesavers – each case is packed with 12 sheets of paper soaps. You can keep you hands clean anywhere. 

Face Masks

full color adjustable face masks

If there will be any indoors spaces in the event location, having some face masks on hand will be convenient since there are cities where masks are required indoors. These branded face masks are adjustable, breathable, and is a great way for spreading brand awareness.

No Touch Tool

stainless no touch germ tool

The no touch tool is a neat handy accessory to carry around the venue, when there are doors to open, buttons to press. The design allows it to be attached to keychains so it can be carried around. 

Outdoor Displays

outdoor custom printed displays

Various outdoor displays and signage will be needed throughout the venue to encourage social distancing and other guidelines for the event. We provide custom or stock message displays for quick turnaround time.

Summer Events Fun Giveaway Items

Here’s the fun part – branded giveaway promotional products help strengthen brand awareness. Promo items can be specially created to coordinate with the activities planned to enhance the experience. 

Party Cups

stemless plastic wine glass

In weddings, anniversaries, and other celebration events, party cups and stadium cups are super fun way to give out for drink and keepsakes. There are the ever popular double walled party cups (that looks just like solo cups), and increasingly many clients are opting for these cute plastic stemless wine glasses. All of these are reusable, guests can bring these home, wash and reuse over and over.


retro pinhole glasses

What is a summer outdoor event without sunglasses? Custom sunglasses have evolved and we offer a lot of more than just the basic plastic sunglasses. Some of the new designs include woodgrain sunglasses, color changing mood sunglasses, metallic sunglasses, rainbow sunglasses, and these super fun pinhole lens retro sunglasses


paper fan full color with sticks

Custom printed fans serve many purposes at an outdoor event – they not only cool you down, but are great branding opportunities for sponsors. Paper fans provide a large canvas in many different shapes for bold graphics and messages. USB mini fans plug into your phone, no batteries needed. 


neon trucker hats

Custom printed or embroidered hats are another favorite as summer outdoor events. People of all ages are able to use this item and they will stick around long after the event is over! Trucker hats are the favorite in this category for its affordable price points and the cool mesh back. Visors are stretchable and cooling, they are also another popular option.


full color gaiter mask

Cooling towels are always welcome at races and outdoor athletic events. They will cool you down when wet, and are reusable. Gaiter masks made of moisture-wicking materials are multi-functional. They double as headbands, cooling towels, bandanas and much. more. 

About the Author


Shirley is the co-founder of Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions. With a background in print production and graphic design, she specializes in promotional products marketing, creating end-products that aligns with her client's marketing goals and brand strategy.

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