Plan Your Event: Food and Décor

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Planning an event is not just about throwing things together and hoping for the best. There are so many different things that you need to plan that it can become overwhelming. To help you plan your event, we have put together some of the most common event planning topics to help you on your way.

The truth is, food and décor make or break an event. If you don’t get the catering right, then no one will enjoy the food you have provided, and if it’s not a nice place to be, people won’t stay for long. Décor is the icing on the cake, and it’s what makes an event special.

So, with these ideas in mind, let’s look at what goes into putting on a successful event – focusing on the food and décor.

Food and decor are by far the two most important elements when planning an event.


Deciding on food is crucial to plan your event because it determines whether people will enjoy themselves or not. Therefore, planning the menu in advance is key in planning successful events. When thinking about a menu, the major turning points would be the kind of event you are having, the taste preferences of your guests, and how formal the event is going to be.  For example, if it’s for a wedding between two Italians in an Italian restaurant, then it’s safe to say that they will expect pizzas and pasta. 


The other important element to be considered when planning a successful event is the décor. This just means all the different decorations you use to spruce up the environment, from the dinner plates to the table arrangements and even the chair backs — everything matters. Planning in advance about what kind of look you are going to have will help avoid last-minute stress because you’ll know what items to get beforehand and where to get them.

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How to Host the Perfect Dinner Party

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As fun and enjoyable as dinner parties can be, the evening is often stressful for the hosts. The ones who put in the work to invite guests, plan the event, and set up the party end up being the ones who enjoy it the least. But does it really have to be that way? Of course not.

By outsourcing some, or all, of the stressful planning and execution of your event to a professional service, you can host the perfect dinner party without having to worry about managing every little thing. Event planning experts have the experience, skill, and connections to set up a party that meets your exact specifications. From finding music that matches the theme to setting up the event space with beautiful decor, occasion experts are the perfect solution to your party needs!

Below are the steps these professionals take to make your evening stress-free and memorable!

A professional service helps you host the perfect dinner party by arranging beautiful decor, planning amazing meals, and providing music!

Steps to Preparing the Perfect Dinner Party

Before the evening’s festivities can begin, you need to make sure that the event space, mood, and you, the host, are ready to host the perfect dinner party. Here’s what needs to be done in preparation:

  • Cleaning the event space from top to bottom
  • Rearranging furniture to allow room for mingling and lounging
  • Setting the mood with lighting and background music
  • Finding the host a perfect outfit

Once these steps have been carried out, your event planning staff will take care of the rest. From the perfect menu to professional servers, you’ll be perfectly equipped to host the perfect dinner party:

  • A delicious, customized menu for your guests
  • Beautiful decor and table settings to enhance both theme and food
  • Experienced chefs and servers to keep your guests happy

Best of all, you’re now free to enjoy the company of friends, family, and colleagues without having to bother with the pesky logistics!

If you want to host the perfect dinner party, reach out to Inspired Occasions today and learn more about how our experienced professionals can make your event dreams a reality!