Spring/Summer Entertaining Trends

As a leading event expert we were asked by fabulous event and lifestyle blog ‘Toast Life’ to provide our thoughts on what’s hot for SS18 entertaining, from the food to the flowers and everything in between, plus our top tips for stylish event success! To read the article in full please click here.

Increasing the fun and interaction between guests at events will continue into 2018 and services such as pop-up beauty bars are a great addition to a party.  Guests are treated to a spot of pampering before making the most of the continuing but evolving popularity of photo, selfie and video booths” she adds.

“I think we’ll see modern drink stations as wellSignature cocktail bars have been popular for a while now but we’re seeing a move on to more specialised drink stations such as whiskey and bourbon bars for the men and then Champagne tasting stations for the women, with the option to create Champagne cocktails. These bars are fully styled to suit the event and come complete with specialty glassware, decanters and mixers. Guests can either help themselves or a suitably dressed bar tender can assist

Melanie’s top tips

  • Have fun when thinking about the style or theme for your event and push the boundaries! Whatever look you go for, rather than trying to decorate the entire event space though it’s important to have a few statement pieces at the venue as these are what will create that wow factor whatever your budget. 
  • Don’t overlook the importance of lighting and production.  It’s something which often gets put to one side but even some simple up-lighting can completely transform a space and make a good event into an amazing one. There are of course lots of incredible and more complex options available – we’re loving projection mapping at the moment – but it really does create a party atmosphere and the colours, patterns, movements can change throughout the evening.
  • When considering your table décor, rather than choosing the more traditional route of linen, why not lose this altogether and instead hire some fabulous tables that stand out on their own?

If you have an event you need assistance in styling and/or planning then please do get in touch to discuss your requirements by emailing enquiries@cranberryblue.co.uk