So it’s official—your event has a date and is officially on the books. Congratulations! However, as you likely already know (or are quickly figuring out) party planning is no easy feat. Simply picking the date and sending out the invitations is just the beginning of what will become the long, potentially stressful process of reservations, decoration choices, seating arrangements, equipment rentals, catering, and a myriad of other decisions that can feel overwhelming. In today’s blog, we at Pour la France! Catering are going to address one key aspect of party planning: entertaining guests of all ages (also, as one of Denver’s best catering companies, we also might have to mention the importance of treating your guests to delicious catering).
If you are hosting a social event, like say a picnic or social gathering for all ages, it is important to have some ways of entertaining everyone, especially the kids. We’ve all witnessed the intensity of a toddler meltdown and how—to be frank—distracting and annoying they can be. To prevent these meltdowns from happening and to win over the approval of parents, set up some simple games for toddlers. The following are some potential ideas:
- Simon Says
Though often easier to entertain than toddlers, children who are in the 5 to 12 age group still require entertainment. Plus, an event full of bored children is not in the equation for a successful event. To relieve the pressure placed on parents and to prevent bored children from wandering the facility in search of amusement, try out some of these game ideas:
- Duck, Duck, Goose
- Obstacle Course
- Hide and Seek
It’s fair to say that regardless of the subject or how much thought and time goes into the planning, there are always some people who will roll their eyes at having to attend certain events. Teenagers will almost always be in that group. When trying to entertain teenagers, you will always run into the risk that regardless of how great the event, games, or activities are, they will still be unimpressed. To better your chances of entertaining this reliably hard-to-impress age group, consider giving these following games and activities a try:
- Giant Jenga
- Selfie Scavenger Hunt
- Ultimate Frisbee (weather and outdoor space permitting)
- Interactive Catering Menu (things like a Make Your Own S’mores Bar, ice cream bar, and dessert nacho bar)
Whether you are organizing a corporate event, private party, birthday party, or some other social gathering, it’s good to offer entertainment. Although it’s likely that your guests will be wholly entertained by chatting each other up, we shouldn’t always count on this. Additionally, when you provide your adult guests with some interactive entertainment and games, you help facilitate conversation and relationship building. The following are some game ideas for adults:
- Giant Jenga
- Professional Entertainers
- Volleyball (weather and outdoor space permitting)
- Casino Night
- Superb Catering (what adult isn’t entertained by a delicious meal?)
When it comes to entertainment, the options are seemingly endless. These are just a few ideas, and we hope that they have inspired you during your party planning process. Also, just as bad entertainment can spoil the success of an event, so can catering. Delicious catering can turn a mediocre event into an excellent event. If you find yourself online searching “catering Denver”, look no further than Pour la France! Catering. We are one of Denver’s top catering companies with over 25 years of experience. We are passionate about providing superior food, unrivaled service, and above-and-beyond hospitality.
Learn more about us, check out our menu, and contact us to book your catering or with any questions.