Holiday entertaining season is in full swing. From Thanksgiving to New Years it is time for all the southern hostesses to pull out their best skills. If you are looking to truly wow your guests this holiday season, we have some help from world renowned event planner, Cheryl Gentry of Glow Global Events. With help from Cheryl, we are dishing on How To Make Your Guests Feel Like a VIP this holiday season.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR GUESTS FEEL LIKE A VIP
Great your guests with a beautiful floral arrangement in the foyer. The fragrance will surround your guests with the scent and the aromatherapy benefits will lift their spirits. Or you can decorate the front door with a pretty wreath or fabric. If you have walkway up to the door, for evening events, place uplights in the trees or on the path.
Be sure and hire a waiter. This will allow you to enjoy your guests and free up your hands. Don’t get a friend, because they’ll want to enjoy the event, instead visit a site like TaskRabbit or call a local restaurant and a referral.
Create a signature drink to go along with your party theme. This is a fun time to experiment, try adding a flavored liqueur to your champagne.
Don’t forget your playlist. Always be mindful of the music in the background, design it through sites like Pandora or Spotify to customize.
Purchase a few three tier cake stands for food display. These inexpensive items save space and add elegance to even simple menus.
Never use paper plates and paper cups. It’s not sustainable and you should consider the environment. Instead, rent from a local party rental, or purchase affordable items you can continue to use.
Cheryl Gentry is CEO of Glow Global Events, a full service award-winning event management agency. Please visit www.glowglobalevents.com to find out more.