Florida is one of the most unique states for event planning. Right around fall we get some of the most beautiful weather you could ask for. Hosting an event right around this time can present its own unique challenges, so below are a few tips for planning the perfect corporate event or fall party.
In Florida, keeping up with the weather forecast is incredibly important. The weather in Florida can have sudden overnight fluctuations in temperatures. If you are having an outdoor event, you may need to add space heaters to your event and it is important to include some money for this in the planning process. Don’t surprise your clients last minute with a huge heating bill and plan ahead.
Fall can be very boring especially at those end of year Christmas parties. It’s time to spice up your event with interactive games like a Giant Piano Rental, Giant Lite Brite or a hosted karaoke DJ. You want to add games that encourage your guests to interact together and get moving! Do a green screen photo booth with an autumn background to continue the fall theme.
Setting the mood with fall themed decor is another way to make sure your event goes off smoothly and creates a memorable experience. Consider having decor with fall colors. Add blankets to couches and switch out rustic picnic tables for your traditional event banquet tables.
Don’t stick with the usual event food. Consider working with your venue to develop a menu that matches the fall season. Having a menu like Thanksgiving Dinner Puff with roasted turkey, cranberry agridulce, and puff pastry and the Sweet Potato Mini Hand Pie with pumpkin-spiced chestnuts and golden raisin chutney. Other seasonally appropriate items include the Barlett Pear Salad (pictured), which features endive, arugula, Point Reyes blue cheese, candied walnuts, pomegranate and orange vinaigrette.
Don’t let your event planning process be stressful; give us a call today to see how we can help plan your fall party.