DRINKS PACKAGE OR DRINKS ON CONSUMPTION?

drinks packageWhen you approach venues for the first time, it can be confusing to figure out the different packages available and various bar requirements unique to each venue.

You will often come across bar packages and sometimes you will come across the system of drinks on consumption or minimum bar spend requirements. To give you a better understanding of what these systems are I’ve outlined how they work and the pros and cons of each system. By understanding how they work and asking yourself a few simple questions, you can decide on the right choice for your function. Continue reading

THE HOME PARTY V’S THE VENUE PARTY

home partyThe other day, a friend came to me for some advice on how to organize her brother’s birthday party.   A few years back she had attended my own mothers 60th birthday, which I had organized as a gift to my mother. It was a great party that was successful in the eyes of the guests and the guest of honour. Although pulling this party together was stressful, I was determined to have it at home in my backyard to save money.  This posed many challenges for me (the organizer) but there were definite benefits as well.   Offering my friend this advice got me thinking about the benefits and challenges of home parties vs. venue parties Continue reading