When your guests RSVP to your event, they’re hoping that when they attend there will be something about the event that really stands out. Odds are they’ve been to that type of event before, whether it’s a golf outing, a company’s shareholder meeting, a charity event or a wedding. They’ve seen the same things over and over at these events, and they’re more than ready for something new to come their way. That’s why it’s important that you incorporate a few surprises when you planning an event.
Spice Up Your Next Event
One of the best ways to spice up your next event is with some eclectic and creative food features. By food feature, we mean something other than the typical buffet line or sit-down meal. One of the popular ways to add a little fun to an event with food is by bringing in a food cart. Engaged couples seem to have embraced this idea wholeheartedly.
One of the popular wedding trends these days is to bring in a late-night snack for guests at the reception. Hours after the main meal, and well into a night of dancing, guests are thrilled to see a food cart come in with a little more food to keep them full and satisfied. Pizza is obviously a popular choice for these food carts, but hot dog stands and ice cream bars are also gaining in popularity. And weddings aren’t the only events where food carts can come in handy. Guests at charity events and sports outings love these types of surprises as well.
Catered Food Stations
Another great way to liven up your food routine for events is by using food stations. This is usually used as a way to make hors d’oeuvres more fun and interactive. Instead of having a line of snacks along a straight table, caterers suggest spreading out the hors d’oeuvres to different tables around the event space. For event planners, this is a great way to encourage mingling and socializing at the beginning of an event. Guests will wander from table to table looking for snacks rather than getting some food then standing or sitting in a single place. Furthermore, the hors d’oeuvres themselves can actually be a conversation piece. Using fun food features like chocolate fountains, fondue or cupcake towers can encourage guests to try new things and talk about the food.
If you’re planning a big event, don’t go with the same old routine. Try something new – you’ll be pleased to find that guests love to see something new at these types of events where traditions can become boring pretty quickly.