Throwing The Ultimate Event? Everything You Need To Know

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We all love to throw a party or have a great dinner party every once in a while. Some people choose to have small intimate affairs. Where the detail is in the food and the good company you keep. Others choose to host more people and turn the celebration into an event or party, where every need is catered for. Or you may be somewhere in the middle. However, no matter how big or small your event, birthday party, or dinner party is, we all tend to have to go through the same steps to get from the planning to the implementation stage. I wanted to share with you some of the things you could consider if you are about to embark on the planning of an event very soon. I hope this helps you put it all in top perspective and enables you to create the perfect event. 

Where could you hold the event? 

One of the first things to consider would be where you could hold the event. You may want to have it at home. Choosing your dining area as the main setting or perhaps even enabling your guests to enjoy your garden or the outdoor areas. Or you may want to consider having the vent in an alternative location. Maybe the local village hall will give you the beauty of space to work with, or perhaps take things one step further and hire a different house for the event. This could give you the perfect setting and that kitchen you have always wanted to work in to create the vent you are thinking of. 

Would there be a theme?

Once you have the occasion in mind you can now think of the theme of your party or event. Think about the interests this person or couple has. From their favourite colour down to the food they like to eat. Perhaps even taking into account the occasion of the event so that you can plan decorations and entertainment around it. Knowing a theme can really help you in terms of the design of the venue or your home. This enables you to choose things like flowers, balloons, or simple bunting to mark the occasion. 

Who would you invite?

Once you have the occasion, the theme, and where you are holding the event you can then start to consider the guest list. This can be one of the difficult aspects of the whole thing. You need to decide on your numbers fairly early on. From the venue capacity such as how many you can sit round your own table or how many a room can hold. Ensure that when you are inviting people you are thinking about the person you are holding the event for. You could look at using personalised flyers or invitations with an RSVP so you can keep track of numbers.  Think about who they may like to see there and spend some time with. 

Think about the food 

Food plays such a huge role in any type of event and happens to be one of the most talked about elements of the event, so you really need to take the time to figure out the type of food you want to serve. It could be that you consider something like a seasonal menu, where you pride yourself on only using locally sourced ingredients. Maybe you want to add canap├ęs to start or little breaks between courses. The last thing to think about would be whether people are sitting or standing, or being less formal in terms of how they eat. This can help you to determine the best type of food to serve. 

What about drinks to accompany the food? 

It isn’t just about the food, it is also about the drinks that you serve to accompany the food and the whole event. It might start as a welcome drink, where you could create a signature cocktail or stick with a glass of fizz to get the night going. Then think about the meat or fish you are serving and the best types of drinks such as the colour of wine you choose to serve would go best with it. Thankfully there are guides online to help you with this. 

Would you consider entertainment? 

Finally, the last thing to consider would be whether you choose to have any entertainment for the evening. You may want to add some low-key music in the background, a playlist you have put together, or have a singer or band to really entertain your guests. It would depend on the venue and space you have, but it could add a really unique touch to your dinner party or event. 

I hope that this has given you some food for thought it helped you throw the ultimate event. 


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