Have you ever been to a lovely social event and thought that the presentation of the food was subpar? Or better yet, that the food looked like it came to a black tie affair dressed for a baseball game? The way that food is served or displayed makes a difference and should be thought about when planning any social event. These are the little things that make your event memorable and worth talking about. Whether you are a professional in the event industry or planning a wedding, you should never pass up a chance to make a good impression!
Let’s take for example a wedding cocktail hour. You and your beau want to serve chocolate covered ice cream bars to your guests. Having a semi-formal event? Have the wait staff serve ice cream bars on fancy silver trays. Perhaps you’re having a beach side ceremony? Have fruit bars on ice in beach pails waiting for your guests at the cocktail hour. Those are the little things that stand out and make a wedding fun and unforgettable for your guests. Think outside the
ice cream box… literally and have fun with it!
Here are some really great examples of how presentation can make a difference between ordinary and memorable…
Mason jars filled with crushed ice then topped with a mini clam and a side of tabasco sauce is such treat for a seaside wedding reception.
A fun way to serve shrimp cocktail with wooden forks and slices of lemon.
A baguette wrapped in kraft paper and tied with twine makes for an elegant presentation on reception tables.