There is a lot of planning going into organising an event, and it can be quite a stressful ordeal. Whether the event you are planning is small or big, there are always many questions that needs to be addressed and an abundance of tasks that needs to be carried out. Devour It Catering has a wide-ranged experience in planning everything from small parties held at home, to larger corporate events. Based on this extensive experience, we have put together a list of top 5 tips to assist you in planning an event or party
5 top tips on planning an event
Finding the venue for your event should be one of the first steps you take in regards to plan an event or party. The venue can for instance be unavailable on the specific date you have chosen so rather than organising the event around the date, get the venue in place first. It is important to keep in mind whether you are having the food and beverages catered or doing it yourself before choosing a venue. If you are opting for catering or getting the food delivered, you might not need as big of a kitchen or a kitchen at all.
After finding your venue, it is time to invite your guests. It is important to inform your guest of all the what, where, who and when. Hence, it is important to have everything roughly planned out before the invites goes out. If it is a larger event, you can typically expect that around 70-80% of the invited will attend. Keep that in mind when putting together the guest list and for further planning in regards to food, drinks and other equipment.
Devour It Catering can provide catering solutions for all functions at your venue including birthdays, engagements, weddings, meetings and conferences, special events and celebrations. Most importantly, we are flexible and we can design the catering solutions specific to your venue. For instance, Devour It Catering can offer different canape packages, BBQ finger food, different BBQ packages and buffet catering packages.
There is a lot of equipment needed for most events or parties. Devour It Catering can help you with so much more than just the catering. We have access to a wide range of equipment and can help you with everything from glasses, ice tubs, linen, furniture, heating equipment to even a table with a crisp white tablecloth to use as a bar. Best of all is that you do not need to return the glasses and plates clean- we can look after that for you. In addition, we can help you if your event requires table centrepieces, venue styling, entertainment and marquee hire. In addition to all of this, we can also provide talented and experienced wait staff, bar staff, chefs and BBQ chefs available to cook and serve at your event.
There is no way getting around a budget when planning an event. Getting your food, beverages and equipment catered will help you keep control of your budget. It is not easy to plan the amount of food and beverages you need for an event or party. You surely do not want to run out of either; so many times, you end up with too much of both. This would surely put a dent in your budget, in addition to all the planning and time that is involved in buying, preparing and serving everything. Going with catering of food and beverages will save you both time, money and stress.
Contact Devour It Catering
Contact Devour It Catering to discuss the planning of your event, try our menu samples or get a quote. You can contact us through the website or call us on (03) 9686 6272.