HOSTING AT HOME
By: Jill Cicero
Home catered events are on the rise ! Given the current state of affairs and our suggested social distancing requirements to prevent the spread of COVID 19 hosting at home may be a great compromise. We can still celebrate our birthdays, engagements, retirements, anniversaries and more !
The Event Boutique New York put together some awesome ways to pull together an at home affair. These party must haves will insure you and your guests enjoy hosting at your home to the fullest !
1. Hire Staff
An event planner is a pro at coordinating all that needs to be managed for a successful and stress free event. Let them handle the burden of booking and supervising vendors! They also can provide referrals for anything you may need for your occasion and set you up with the best of the best available for catering, decor and all the trimmings. Also, hiring a server and/or bartender's on site at your home will be priceless for you so you can enjoy the company of your guests while they take care of the rest. Many services bundles offer set and clean up in their fee ! It is worth every penny to have their assistance and your guests taken care of on your day of celebration !
2. Pick A Theme
Your event coordinator can help you plan out a perfect theme related to the occasion or person you are celebrating. They can lay out different options and bring your ideas to life ! For some amazing ideas check out the gallery.
3. Decor & Signage
Custom signage and beautiful decor can be rented for the day of your at home affair ! Many event companies offer specials and bundles that include balloons, chairs, linens, centerpieces and more !
4. Custom Menu
A great caterer can create a Custom Menu for you ! Your event planner will ensure you have everything from A to Z whether you are hosting a bubbly brunch, cocktail party or traditional dinner ! Options like passed h'orderves and candy tables can be arranged !
A great at home affair has to have awesome entertainment. A DJ, photo booth, mobile ice cream cart, billiards tables, comedy acts and more are available for service at your home just to name a few. Your event planner can offer great recommendations from vendors they know and trust !