Most events are centred on an occasion - a birthday, an important milestone, an official opening or community event. Whether it is a private event or corporate function, creating a suitable theme that revolves around the occasion can take your event from great to wow. Set the tone - whether festive, understated or stylish - by choosing the right venue, menu and decor. Depending on your event, themes can range from the dramatic, like a masquerade party to elegant Gatsby-themed soirees and festive carnivals with live stations and plenty of interactive activities.
Deciding on the right venue is one of the most important aspect of any successful event. Here is where having a clear understanding of the occasion, budget and expectations are really helpful in narrowing down your search.
For example, a yachting experience would be great if you're looking to impress corporate clients or planning to celebrate a really important milestone like a wedding solemnisation. Garden venues and waterfront venues like beaches would be ideal if having a relaxed vibe is important to you. Booking cafes and restaurant venues for your party is another excellent choice as the F&B are included and perhaps AV facilities for entertainment as well. If you're hosting a kids birthday party, you may want to consider kids birthday venues like gyms and cooking studios that come with activities thrown in the package.
Corporate events would have a different set of requirements when it comes to venues. Meeting facilities, location and surrounding amenities are important considerations. Check out this link for venues near MRTs and versatile meeting and conference rooms available for rent island-wide. Also, browse the list of excellent conference centres conveniently located around the city.
Often times, food ties an entire event together - so choose your caterer wisely. Your guests will remember how good or how awful the food was. Take your time to scout for a good selection of caterers. Hiring the right caterer not only sets your mind at ease, it'll take a lot of heat off you on the actual day when you should be focusing on hosting and enjoying yourself. Catering Online is an excellent place to start, including Halal certified caterers. The site offers a comprehensive listing of caterers with profiles of their services and catering menus.
You want to give your guests ample time to mark down the date in their calendars and make time for your party. An early invite tells them that their presence is important whereas an invite that arrives a day before the party makes them feel like an after-thought, even if you don't mean it that way. So plan your guest list, get your invites, whether by email, snail mail or e-invite out early.
Honestly, nothing ruins a party more than a tired-out, grouchy host. So make sure you stay relaxed and well-rested the day before your party and reserve your energy for giving your guests the time of their lives!