Summer’s still in full swing and there’s ample opportunity to make the most of it with a stylish and easy-going outdoor event (or three). If you need something to look forward to after the Festive Season, a summertime soiree is just the thing.
The whirlwind that was 2018 has come and gone and we have a whole new 12 months of events before us. MPR takes a look at the biggest trends that will dominate the big and corporate event scene over the year to come:
The New Year’s Eve party. Always filled with so many expectations and high hopes. For organisers and hosts, it’s the marathon of parties. You have to keep guests entertained and fed while keeping the drinks and fun coming into the early hours of the morning.
Silly season is upon us. Even in the sweltering South African summer, we all somehow hear the siren call of those cheesy Christmas themed sweaters, and want to cover our homes and desks with tinsel and snowflakes.
Summer is here! And so is peak eventing season. The balmy South African summer days and nights lend themselves to the best of outdoor eventing. The key to pulling off a great outdoor event in the height of summer though, is always preparation.
We’re rolling into the silly season. And it’s getting to that time when the invites need to go out for the company year-end function. If it’s your responsibility to pull it all together, we know first-hand how tricky it can be to strike the right balance of fun, food and formalities.
Ah, brunch. The perfect middle ground between a late breakfast and an early lunch. And the ideal excuse to enjoy mimosas in the summer sunshine. Let your creativity and love for breakfast food near lunchtime take over with these inspired brunch party ideas:
The last thing you want at any event is hangry (hungry and angry) guests. And the second last thing you want is cold, poorly presented food. That’s why accurately planning your menu is one of the most important parts of the event planning process.
It’s the inevitable question that gets asked (often quite late) in the event planning process: “But what if it rains?” And as the seasons change, it’s a very valid concern.
We can finally see (and feel) the sunlight at the end of the winter tunnel. Spring is the perfect time for outdoor events and celebrations bursting with colour and fun. We’ve rounded up some of the ideas we’re most excited about for the Spring 2018 event season: