Temperatures are starting to drop and while most people would prefer to go into hibernation, event planners know the show must go on. Winter is fast becoming the preferred season for those looking to host events because they are typically cheaper during this time of year.
So, if you are one of those revellers who is keen on hosting a winter event make sure you nail these three things if you want your event to be a success.
Find an appropriate venue
The first (and most important) factor to consider is the venue. The venue is the foundation of your event and will ultimately determine the success or failure especially during the colder winter months. Make sure you find a winter friendly venue with facilities to suit the kind of event you are hosting. An important element to note here is heating. There are different ways of heating and there are different styles of heaters so ensure and the one you choose suits the location, area size and type of event you are hosting.
Invest in proper lighting
The days are a lot shorter in winter meaning it gets a lot darker much quicker which affects your perception of time. You don’t want your guests thinking it is much later than it is and wishing they were home in bed because you haven’t lit up your event properly. Invest in proper lighting that sets the ambience for your event, go for something warm and inviting and incorporate some candles into the mix for the added perception of warmth.
Choose comfort food
Your food and beverages need to be appropriate for the season which means no fruit salads, cold meats and ice cream. Comfort food with a modern twist is a great way to add hearty favourites to your event menu that will fill your guests up and leave them feeling warm and fuzzy inside. You can even use the food preparation as an element of entertainment by having some of the cooking done in front of your guests, think hot workstations and giant pans of steaming paella.
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