Turn Your Family Function Into An Event With These Easy Tips!

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Written by Jorge Soares
Event Director
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Just because you’re inviting family and friends around doesn’t mean your family function shouldn’t encompass all the glitz and glamour of a corporate or public event. Scale up your celebration, host a wow-factor event like the pros do it and create a family function for your guests to remember.

Here are some tips to give you some ideas.

Food And Beverage Fit For Full-on Foodies

Replace tea and crumpets, cucumber sandwiches, boring platters or bulk chicken stew usually served reluctantly at family get-togethers with food which will keep guests coming back for seconds and thirds. Serve up a tasty buffet, a three-course meal or artisan food and let your guests feast for days. Hire a catering company or a mobile food truck that will take you out of the kitchen and eating with guests.

Fizzy drinks in plastic cups simply won’t do, so rather hire a mobile bar service which serves mocktails, cocktails and craft beer by the gallon. Welcome drinks are always a popular option and will set the scene to what will be an epic family event!

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Deliver on Decoration

No matter what the theme is, a family affair on a professional-scale should not be simply blown-up balloons, doilies and a shop-bought stick-up banner. Deliver on decorations from table cloths and centrepieces to props, helium balloons, bunting and printable banners. Make sure that from floor to walls to roof, tables to chairs and outdoors to indoors, that your event is decorated from top to bottom.

Endless Entertainment For Young And Old

Do as the pros do it and replace simple sitting around chatting with fun activities and amusement which will keep young and old entertained for hours. Hire rides and entertainers like face painters and magicians to keep children busy and entertain guests with live entertainment. A family function turned into a professional event follows a schedule and agenda and always includes speeches and special moments.

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Audio-Visual Equipment, Music And Lighting

Turn ordinary family functions into professional events by throwing out the CD player and replacing it with a professional DJ who comes with a whole lighting and music setup. Dancing in the lounge is a no-no, so be sure to hire a dance floor where guests can dance for hours on end.

Contact The Professionals And Get Partying

While an event of the professional kind is possible to do, rather leave the stress out of it and contact the professionals. With the help of Last Man Standing Events, turn your family function into an event. Contact our professional event planners today!


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