Corporate events don’t have to be boring affairs that attendees soon forget. With proper planning, it’s possible to host an unforgettable and successful corporate event.
An event’s theme drives all other event planning decisions. With creativity, a theme can be both engaging and appropriate for the occasion. For instance, a fun theme like Hollywood Glamour might strike the right note for the annual employee of the year banquet. It’s even possible to develop an interesting theme for typically staid events like an annual conference. For instance, your theme could be a unique take on an industry trend.
Location can play a tremendous role in your event’s success. The venue’s atmosphere has to be right for the type of event you’re planning. For instance, a tranquil and private corporate event venue would be appropriate for a team-building event, but a busy coffee shop wouldn’t be suitable.
An unexpected color scheme is non-traditional yet still fitting for the occasion. Here’s an extreme illustration to clarify this tip. For an elegant corporate holiday party, black and silver could make a surprising and appropriate alternative to traditional red and green. In contrast, pastels would be unsuitable for most winter events because that color scheme would probably mystify rather than intrigue the guests.
Professional caterers are familiar with making the food display an integral part of an event’s decor. It’s important your caterer understands your vision for the event. Your caterer may suggest menu items and presentation ideas. However, don’t be afraid of partnering with your caterer to create something memorable. Dessert walls, vertical food displays, dessert gardens, and fruit bouquets are a few dramatic ways to present food.