Intimate gatherings are often some of the best. A close-knit group of people gathers to celebrate a specific occasion: a graduation, anniversary, birthday, reunion, or simply celebration of friendship. The way you plan an intimate gathering, however, is very different form planning a large party. For your next event, here are some considerations to take into account that will make your gathering flawless:
Be organized. Just because it’s a small party doesn’t mean you’re off the hook on organization. Keep a master to-do list of all the tasks that need to be done, and also keep an up-to-date shopping list of items you need to purchase.
Communicate to guests. Again, the fact that you’re simply gathering a few close friends can make it tempting to make communication less formal. However, this is perhaps the most important part of preparing for your gathering! Make sure guests are aware of exactly what is going on, when, and what is expected of them.
Decorate… simply. I still encourage you to choose a theme – even if it’s very informal – for your party and decorate along those lines. Keep it simple and avoid overcomplicating things, but also don’t underestimate the power a few strategically placed decorations can have in setting an atmosphere.
Choose a winning menu. One thing we love about small gatherings is the opportunity they present to try new foods and creative menu options you might not be daring enough to attempt with a larger group. Don’t eliminate catering, either; no matter how small the group, hiring a professional caterer is a sure way of elevating your event to the next level.
Focus on your guests. After all is said and done, the point of a gathering is the people who are there. Of course you want to strive to plan an excellent event, but as long as everyone has a good time and the occasion has been properly celebrated, you can rest assured your gathering has been a success.
For any intimate gathering you’re planning in the next few months, we would love to be part of making it a success by providing you with our renowned catering services. Contact us for more information on availability and pricing!