When it comes to the venue, THINK OUTSIDE THE BALLROOM.
Work to find something new and unique that will draw a crowd and make your guests feel like the VIPS that they are.
Keep it Moving.
Remember that one really amazing party where you sat at your assigned table all night? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Set up your event to get people moving and talking. Change up the typical seating options and keep it moving with interactive and inventive food stations that people will want to cross the room to see.
Go All In on Entertainment
Memorable events go the extra mile to make sure there is a little something for everyone. Most people love a great band you can dance to, but others might enjoy an intimate jazz lounge set in a room near the main event. For the non-music lovers, create a gaming area where you focus on casino, arcade, or high tech games.
Keep It Clean
Simply stated, make service a priority. Even the best of events can be overshadowed by tables piling up with empty cups and dishes, or a guest’s inability to find a staff member to help you with food, beverages, or directions. Communicate your objectives to the service manager and confirm that they will be sufficiently staffed to meet your needs.
Something That Leaves a Good Taste in Your Mouth
Take your guests by surprise with a unique take home. In Houston (our amazing home town) we might send guests home with Shipley’s doughnuts, kolaches or breakfast tacos. A grease bandaid for all of those champagne toasts – wrapped up burgers and fries from a favorite local spot. Even something as simple as a coffee bar with pastries to serve people while they wait for valet will leave your guests satisfied.
Instead of Celebrating the Season, give Thanks for your Guests
What kind of event planner tells you not to have a holiday party? The kind that tell you to have a Thanksgiving party instead. You are thankful for your employees, clients or special guests, so why not celebrate them in November with a Thanksgiving event? Venue options and vendors are wide open and labor is less expensive, while you also give your invited guests the benefit of attending your event before the busy holiday event season.