Entertaining a large crowd can be a bit overwhelming, but there are a lot of things that you can do to prepare in order to host a large gathering with success. The following tips can help.
The first thing that you want to do is plan for variety. So many people nowadays have allergies and are on diets. When it comes to feeding a large crowd, it is a good idea to have a lot of different food, as opposed to just one big dish. If you serve a variety of vegetables, meat, and a couple of different side dishes, most individuals will be able to find something that is a vegetarian, gluten-free, or meets the standards of their current diet.
The same idea is true when it comes to beverages. If you have a variety of items, individuals who are gluten-free, sugar-free, or have some other type of request should be pleased. One idea is to either hire or ask a friend to be a bartender. As long as you have a blending machine, individuals can special request different drinks throughout the night.
You also want some variety when it comes to the entertainment. Consider the occasion and the crowd that will be attending the event. Make sure that you have background music that is appropriate for the event. For example, you do not want to have extremely loud dance music played during dinner. During dinner, you want something that is upbeat and catchy but is at a volume that is appropriate for individuals to be able to have conversations.
The event is going to determine the type of activities you can plan. If you are bringing a crowd of individuals together who do not know each other very well, you may want to plan some icebreaker type games or entertainment. Something that is fun and gets a lot of people involved is appropriate for almost every occasion.
Planning is key when it comes to organizing any type of event. Making a physical list or using a phone app is a great idea so that you can slowly check off things that need to get done. In most cases, the basics include a food and beverage plan, entertainment, music, and a place where the party or event will take place. And don’t be afraid to get others involved and enlist the help of professionals or friends.