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  • Writer's pictureJessica Garrett Modkins

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FESTIVE EVENTS

The holiday season brings with it a multitude of special moments, providing the perfect excuse to gather with loved ones. Whether it's an Anniversary, Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, or Hanukkah, events—be they personal or corporate—are an excellent way to connect and create lasting memories. If you've taken on the challenge of organizing an event, holiday event and have the RSVPs and event marketing covered what comes next to make it memorable?


1. Select Crowd-Pleasing Items

While it's impossible to please everyone, choosing a few universally enjoyable items can get you closer to that goal. Consider dietary needs and preferences, providing a mix that caters to different tastes. An easy way to offer variety is by asking attendees to bring dishes, snacks, or drinks to share. This not only diversifies the offerings but also fosters a collaborative and communal atmosphere. Select your favorite cater or utilize your favorite restaurant.


2. Establish a Theme

Adding a theme to your events can inject excitement and creativity. Whether it's a winter wonderland, color theme, ugly sweater party or a decade theme, a theme sets the tone for dress codes, food choices, drink styles, and decor. For a winter wonderland theme, envision projections of snowflakes and twinkling blue and white lights. In contrast, an ugly sweater party can include a contest with prizes for the best sweaters, ensuring everyone gets into the festive spirit. The introduction of your theme will begin with your first guest interaction. Most times this will be the invitation.


3. Amp Up the Entertainment

Entertainment!!! This is our favorite aspect of the event. In some instances, entertainment will be your music. Music is a vital component of any event, and a skilled DJ can elevate the experience. However, entertainment options go beyond music. Consider hiring a comedian, dance crew, live artist, junkanoo band, or acrobats to create a memorable experience that guests will talk about long after the festivities. Quality and fit with your event's image should take precedence over cost when choosing entertainers. Entertainment can also come in the form of guests K A R O K E performance. Yes, allow your guests to be the entertainment.


4. Introduce Interactive Activities

Engage your guests with hands-on activities that add an interactive dimension to your events. Think gingerbread house building stations or a photo booth with festive props. Activities contribute to the overall enjoyment and provide guests with shared experiences. It may also come in the form of swag bags and gifts from event sponsors.


5. Illuminate with Creative Lighting

Opt for creative lighting effects to enhance the ambiance of your events without breaking the bank on elaborate decorations. Work closely with event planners and audiovisual teams to strategically position lighting, transforming a plain venue into an extraordinary space. If you have the space and budget get a customized Leko Light to add a special branding touch.


6. Savor the Moment

Remember, you deserve to enjoy your own event. If things don't go exactly as planned, don't stress—chances are your guests won't notice amidst the enjoyment. As you embark on creating memorable moments, we believe in your ability to craft exceptional events that will be remembered for years to come.


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Festive events are the memorable opportunities you share with others but these events take time and thought to strategize to come up withe the best experience.


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