Last month, I had the pleasure of planning a VIP party for a Bride and Groom at the Pose Ultra Nightclub at the Gaylord National.
While the party was in a VIP section of the nightclub, it wasn’t in a private room. So my team and I pulled out a few tricks to make the party special for the guests of honor.
If you are hosting an event (such as a rehearsal dinner or a VIP dinner or a birthday party) in a special area that is only semi-private, consider adding one of the special touches below –
- Bring in your own chairs or cover the existing chairs. So often we consider this option for receptions or banquets, but some restaurants may allow you to embellish their chairs with chair covers or hanging place cards or leis draped across the back.
- Jazz up the Table Scape. Add colorful votives or centerpieces to the tablescape. Consider bringing in unique napkins (and napkin rings) that represent your hip style. A fabric store was going out of business in my neighborhood, so we purchased some gorgeous material and created our own placemats for the tables. We complemented the color of the placements with colorful votives.
- Add your Own Décor. Embellish the lounge seating with some jeweled-tone throw pillows. If you are really adventurous, consider bringing in your own throw rug.
- Create striking place cards and menu cards that make the table pop. You don’t always have to use white or ivory paper for your cards. Consider using a bright color that pops off of the chargers.
- Bring in your own bling. Nothing adds class to a table like silver. If the venue allows it, consider adding silver candelabras, silver bowls with mints or silver chop sticks for a hip sushi dinner.
Do you have any ideas for making a semi-private area uniquely yours? We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Love & Soul Always, Kawania