Although this year may have been a bit different than we all had planned, we’re excited to be able to host small gatherings again. Not every party needs to be a lavish affair with hundreds of guests to be a magnificent event. Small gatherings are perfect to provide a way for guests to connect in a more intimate way, enjoy each other’s company and relish in the memories being made. You may be planning an impromptu small affair in honor of an event that couldn’t be celebrated earlier in the year or you may be re-configuring an event, such as a wedding. No matter the circumstances, we’ve got some creative ideas for small gatherings to help you get started with your party planning.
Opt for Small Plates
When you’re hosting a small gathering, large, over-the-top spreads may feel a little out of place. Instead, opt for a variety of small plates and hors d’oeuvres that can be served around the room. Fun, delicious and creative ideas include:
In light of recent events, staying as safe and healthy as possible is extremely imperative. That’s why it’s best to have these small plates passed by a professional catering staff, as opposed to having guests serve themselves from a large hors d’oeuvres table. This ensures that cleanliness is a top priority at your gathering.
Choose a Fun & Interactive Theme
The best part about a small gathering is the fact that it’s more intimate, giving you more of a chance to go all-out with your theme and have your guests really participate! Give your small affair more pizzazz with a unique theme. Throw an Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party and have your guests dress up as all the characters. Encourage your guests to harness their inner spy for a 007 Bond party or let your guests choose their favorite actor to impersonate for a Hollywood Oscars affair The possibilities are endless when it comes to getting your guests involved and having a blast at your small soiree.
Create a Carefully-Curated Menu
When you’re serving less guests, you’re able to really focus in on the perfect menu to appeal to everyone. You’re able to get an idea of what every guests desires from your menu and if anyone has any special dietary needs that need to be addressed. Although this is all possible with a large event, it is made easier when there are less guests to accommodate. You’re able to really create the menu that works for the group, complementing your unique theme as well.
Your Impressive Small Gathering
Just because an event is small, it doesn’t have to mean that it offers less. In fact, we think that you’re able to do more! Give your guests a moment they’ll never forget by showing them just how wonderful an intimate party can be. With the right theme, the perfect menu and an amazing ambiance, you’ll be sure to impress your guests at your next small gathering.
The event design professionals at Venue Naples are excited to help you plan your next small gathering! Call (239) 292-1529 or visit www.venuenaples.com to get started!