Ok just finished talking with an event planner friend of mine that said she just finished going to an event and they ran out of alcohol! All I can say is WHY????
Now granted not all of us went to school to learn the do’s and the don’ts of “Putting on an event 101” but there are some common sense rules we can all take with us whether we are putting on a corporate event, special event, or having a gathering for their friends.
1. If you are doing an event for a certain period of time and want to have your wine or mixed drinks go a long way there is one simple thing you can do……. Control the size of your glass! If you want your drinks to last through out your event / party buy or rent smaller glasses. For instance rent /buy a 9 oz High Ball or smaller instead of a 14 oz Double Old Fashion. Trust me it makes a difference and I did have to make the drinks last with working with non-profit fundraisers.
2. If you have bartenders or mixologists at your event/ party make sure and have that conversation with them about being easy on the pour so that the alcohol will last through out your event / party.
3. Add more ice! When you have that conversation with your bartenders or mixologists for your event ask them to add more ice to add longevity to your alcoholic drinks.
There you go folks three things you can do to help make the drinks last throughout your event and not have your guest be too tipsy ,so that the event is enjoyable on all levels.
Richard L. Williams II is the owner of Luna Park Events and has taught as an adjunct teacher for two semesters of the accredited class of Special Event Design at Austin Community College in the School of Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Travel and Tourism and Meeting & Event Planning.
I have my blog up and working! I will be posting on here from time to time all kinds of ideas and the talks I had with other event planners on what is going on with events today etc…, on the tab called “What can and should be done….tips”.
On the tab “Local Love”, I will be sending shout-outs to events, vendors, restaurants, bars, and anything that is making Austin one of the coolest places to live in!
You can find out what Luna Park Events is doing by clicking on the tab called “Luna Park News”
With the tab called “Inspirations from the Park” you can see where I am drawing some of my ideas from…. for some of my upcoming events. This tab is tied into the Luna Park Events Pintrest page.
I hope you enjoy what I have to say and the ideas I am putting out there to maybe help you with your next event whether it be for a wedding, corporate event, dinner party, or just about anything event related.
So what are you waiting for…… go subscribe to the all new Luna Park Events Blog!
Luna Park Events is mentioned and quoted in the latest issue of Passport Magazine “The Number #1 Insider’s Guide to Gay Travel!” We are so happy and honored!
Here is the excerpt from the article:
“Austin has an openness to new ideas,” says Richard L. Williams II, the owner of Luna Park Events, an event-planning company that does everything from LGBT fundraisers like the annual Lovexotic 2011 to fashion events.
For the third consecutive year, Lovexotic: A Benefit for Family by Choice , took place at the Clay Pit, on Saturday, April 9, 2011 | 8 – 11 PM
Lovexotic 2011 featured sparkling wine, spirits, signature hors-doeuvres and music from a vibrant mix of cultures; each with a wealth of artistic heritages and food traditions steeped in creativity and mystery.
Guests were treated to a flight across the globe and savored the distinct flavors offered in three different lounges, featuring region-specific wines and spirits; food creations by Austin celebrity chefs; and signature cocktails from Austin mixologists.
Luna Park Events was asked to be part of the Austin360 blog “Like A Local”, a blog that bring recommendations from notable Austinites on what people visiting Austin just got to check out — from insider tips on where to catch the best live music to where to find the best Tex-Mex.