Event Planning for All Occasions – Holiday Parties, Business Events, and More
Once again, it’s time to start planning your holiday events whether they are for personal fun or business ventures or employee appreciation. If you are looking to have a successful event, you need to focus on creating a pleasant atmosphere and holiday cheer. Here are some tips to help and assist you with event planning for all occasions.
- Preparation – There is a lot to think about when event planning for any occasion. You have to come up with a guest list, possible dates, and budget. These are things you have to think about before you can even get to thinking about location, decorations, entertainment, or food.
- Location – You need a venue that is just right for the size of your guest list. You don’t have to do the typical hotels and restaurants either. There are other options. If you are using your home, you need to look for safety hazards so there is adequate room if an emergency does happen.
- Theme/Decorations – You can always go with a traditional holiday theme for your holiday event, but you don’t have to. There are plenty of fun things you can do for a holiday event that can make it fun for all ages. But whatever you do, your theme and decorations should support each other. You can also leave out single use cameras for your guests to make memories, or invite a photographer for more of a professional portfolio to share with your guests. And don’t forget to create lighting to contribute to the atmosphere.
- Food and Drinks – You will always want to provide beverages for your guests. It is pretty common today to also have alcoholic beverages at events. Serve drinks in small cups and cut off alcoholic beverages at least 1 hour before the end of the event. This will help in lessening alcohol consumption and give people time to get the alcohol out of their system. Though food is a staple for most holiday events, it is also necessary when serving drinks to help bodies absorb alcohol. Lastly, make sure guests with allergies and alternative diets have options for food and drinks as well.
Successful SC event planning for all occasions requires effort, time, energy, and funds. Many people do not realize how much is involved until they get started. If you don’t have the time, talk to our event planner at Wanda S. Morgan Designs, Inc. We are always happy to help you with any event planning and decorating from corporate events, holiday parties, receptions, and much more!