Creating an event that is talked about for the rest of the year is many people’s idea of success. Everyone wants to entertain in a way that makes people happy and excited. But how do you create an event that is legendary? While your choice of speaker and venue can greatly affect the feel of your event; a great party, like most things, is made and destroyed in the details. Do you know how to make your event pop subtly? Included here are a few ways to create a fantastic event with the details.
It may be hard to believe, but something as simple as a well-designed tablecloth can make your event shine. People love decor that speaks to a theme but is not overbearing. Be sure your choice of style is functional and fits the purpose of the event as well as the venue.
As much as the table setting is crucial, keep your centerpieces in mind. You will want decor that pays tribute to your event purpose and does not interfere with table conversation. The last thing you need is guests trying to have a conversation around table ice sculptures blocking their view!
You may be surprised to know that lighting can hugely influence how people feel about your event. It may be a subconscious realization for many, but artificial lighting can make people feel uncomfortable and ill-at-ease. Natural light can be the most beneficial to make people happy, but this will not be an option at evening events.
To simulate sunlight in your evening event, utilize soft, yellow-toned lights and position them in an indirect manner. This means avoid those artificial fluorescents that come in harsh blue or white tones. Visitors who suffer from migraines will be more prone to an episode and could end up in headache pain when they should be enjoying themselves.
Some would argue that the availability of beverages is the single most important factor between a successful event and a flop. While alcohol may have a hand in how much fun some people have, for many it is simply a pleasant addition to the evening. Similarly, the lack of beverages that creates thirsty people can make them feel unpleasantly about your party. Be sure you have adequate water and non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to cater to all people during your special occasion.
Another subtle detail, the temperature of your venue will greatly affect the positivity of your guests. Studies have shown that simple variations of a few degrees can change comfort levels from pleasant to unpleasant in a matter of minutes. Take time to consider what will be occurring at your event to gear your temperature to the right warmth. Consider going cooler for events where there will be activity and dancing; and warmer for times when people will be sitting a lot.