Yearly Archives: 2020

Is It Still Possible To Have A Birthday Party?

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 1:11 pm

As we all know 2020 has taken a massive turn. With lockdown rules and social distancing in place. Many will be wondering if it is still possible to have a party in these winter months.

The answer is yes, it is still possible. However there are a few aspects you will need to consider. Also if you do go into a full lockdown it is best not to host a party.

Firstly, you will need to consider social distancing and not mixing households. I would personally recommend giving people 1 hours time slots to come and visit throughout the day so you are not mixing more than two households at one time. Also keep your distance at all times of at least 1 meter apart.

When catering for this kind of party, I would recommend one of two options. You could create graze boxes. So everyone who comes is given their own plate of food. Or have a handful of food over the table in sample sizes for people to try.

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What Are The Best Types Of Function Rooms Available?

Posted on September 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

A function room is essentially a room where parties and formal dinners can be held. It is a room that can also have special occasions and conferences. You may find that there is a bar, or even a modern sound system, that can be used by participants within the setting. These rooms are not designated for one particular event. In most cases, they are rooms that will allow multiple types of venues to occur. If you are wondering what the best type of function room is, here are a few ideas that you can use in order to utilize these rooms to their highest levels.

How A Function Room Works

If you are going to have an indoor gathering, such as a party, a function room would be the perfect room to use. They are designed for small and large events, both of which will be used for meetings or any type of festive gathering. There is typically enough space to seat multiple people, usually at tables or long benches. There will be an area where refreshments and food can be obtained at the leisure of those that are attending. These are going to be reserved and often rented by those that need to use this extra space. If you own a building, or a floor of an office building, it likely house one that is ready to use at any time.

What Are The Best Types Of Function Rooms?

The best types of rooms that allow functions to occur are usually very large in size. They are designed for 10 or more people, usually limited to 50 or less, and are designed to allow people to have a good time. The best ones will have a wet bar, or something similar, where drinks can be prepared. It is a room that is not specifically designed for any type of distinct meeting, but one that is used for special occasions where people are going to have fun and build memories. These are often rectangular in shape, although they could be square, and they tend to have very high ceilings. However, regardless of the shape or size, the purpose of these rooms is to provide both meetings of discussion or leisure.

How To Find Available Function Rooms

If you do not have one of these at your current location, you can always find rentals that are available. You can obtain one of these rooms, usually for a day, or perhaps you only needed for a few hours. There are some occasions that will require you to obtain these rooms for several days at a time. This is for conferences that many businesses have throughout the year. If it is for a leisurely reason, you can also get them for several days in a row, often for a very reasonable cost.

If you do not have a function room at your facility, it’s easy to find ones that are currently open to use. You will need to do a cost comparison of all of the ones that you find so that you can locate the best deal. Saving money with these rooms is easy to do if you properly accomplish your research. The estimates that you received back, and the personal or virtual tour of that room that you take can help you choose the right one. By contacting them early, you can ensure that it will be available on the day that you need it. It’s always easy to find function rooms Milton Keynes that you can use for business or personal reasons.

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Catering For Children

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 2:34 pm

Children are one of the most difficult people to cater for. I’m going to give you some of my tips for catering for children.

My first tip will have to be to do snack items. Children much prefer to be able to pick and choose what they want to eat. Having a selection of sandwiches, crisps and fruit will help everyone to be happy.

When considering catering for children, it is important that you do not offer anything which may contain nuts. This is because of other children possibly having nut allergies. To be on the safe side, it is easier to just not include them at all.

Finally, have a range of drinks. Your best option for drinks for children will be a selection of squash with plastic cups. Most children will like at least one flavour of squash. This is also much cheaper than buying bottled drinks which they may not like.

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Catering for a small wedding reception

Posted on August 30, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Planning for a small intimate wedding reception can take just as much planning as a much larger setting. You will still need to visit and decided on a venue, order your cake, plan your wedding theme along decorations, flowers and decide on your wedding reception guest list and table planning.  Weddings can prove to be very stressful to arrange.  It is advisable to have a wedding planner who will have great contacts and ideas to make your wedding reception perfect.  Catering for your wedding is also very important as you will be wanting to ensure the food served is both fresh and of a high standard.  If you are wanting to provide wedding food on a tight budget, then a  cold finger buffet is a good option.  These can be either served on beautiful platters or grazing boards served directly to the tables in the centre for your guest to help themselves, or if you prefer for your guests to be able to mingle the food can be placed onto a large table for people to help themselves like a tradition party style. 

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Can Hire A Bar Elevate The Status Of Your Party?

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 6:28 pm

You have finally decided to hold that party that has been lingering in your mind for an extended period. It could be a christening, housewarming, Halloween, or any other as the list endless. According to your plans, everything is in the right state. The music is perfect as you took the time to create that mixture of a soothing and danceable playlist. Your friends even helped as they sent you their favourites songs. Your designer store has already delivered your ideal outfit, so you are just waiting for the time. However, what you don’t know is that you rarely get to enjoy parties as a host. You will be pacing up and down all night, worrying if everything is in order. Did your best friend get a drink? Is there enough tissue in the toilet? Such things will spoil your mood before the party even starts.

Drinks are an essential element of any party. Whether its cocktails, wine, or a combination, it is necessary that everyone gets it to their fill. If you also want to share the fun, the only solution is to hire a bar. Many companies are offering these services to relieve you of the burden. The best in the market have tailored services to suit any theme and mood that you prefer. Additionally, they come with all their glassware, extra staff to evenly distribute the drinks to your guests, and a wide range of drinks for everyone.

The best way to approach them is by having a broad understanding of your needs. They will enlighten you about their offers, and in the long run, you will agree. Your party will be the talk of your group chat for the longest time ever if you go down this path. You will also have fun and feel like a guest in your abode.

A word on garden parties

So what about bar hire for garden party? It’s a great choice because you can essentially transform your very own garden into a little haven packed with cocktails and perhaps even a professional cocktail maker. There’s something very special about bar hire in this sense because you can begin to reimagine your party and take it a step further than many others. This means that when guests show up they’re completely surprised and your event will live long in the memory. Right now, garden parties are hugely beneficial because of the gradual easing of restrictions, however, even long after this pandemic is over, bar hire will remain popular, because you can essentially bring the pub to your home!

This is great if you choose a theme too, such as Hawaii, glow sticks/rave or wanderlust. You can dress the bar in line with your chosen theme, no matter how bizarre or wacky it may be!

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Catering For A Woodland Wedding

Posted on July 24, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Woodland themed weddings are naturally beautiful. Finding woodland style inspiration for your wedding food can feel like a task too far, but you’d be surprised.

Professional caterers will be looking at the colour of a woodland table. These usually include browns green and berry colours.
A great and simple solution for a woodland wedding food debate would be to add grazing boards to every table. Grazing boards are great conversation starters and look beautiful!
So imagine this … a large wooden thin slice of tree. Set upon it is an array of delicious, plentiful foods. From meats and mushrooms, olives and cherry tomatoes, to crackers, jams, cheeses and grapes. There’s sure to be something tasty for everyone.
A caramel drizzled wedding cake as the centrepiece with beautiful deers will complete the natural woodland feel and give you and your guest a wedding to remember.
So what’s stopping you, there are always ideas out there for any kind of wedding!

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