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Party Planning 101: Tried and True Tips From the Pros

By February 13, 2024 Events
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There are basic elements to party planning. Making sure you know where to start will help you on your party planning journey. The staff at Crave Culinaire is ready to assist you when you are ready. From concept to completion, Crave Culinaire can help you every step of the way. 

Theme, venue, guestlist, menu. These four criteria are the foundation of an amazing event. At Crave Culinaire we can help you make decisions for every category and more. We take great pleasure in being able to not only create and execute an event, but make an event unforgettable.  

Here are some of our pointers for you to consider when you start your planning process: 


We’ve all hosted birthday parties, Super Bowl parties, holiday parties and more. Those parties are great but if you really want to take your event to the next level include a theme like:   

  • Casino Night  
  • Roaring Twenties 
  • Luau 
  • White Party 
  • Alice in Wonderland 

If those sound boring choose the theme based on your favorite movie or era like an 80’s party. The options are limitless and more than likely the staff at Crave Culinaire have helped design a party with the theme you’re thinking of and will execute your vision with perfection.  


From oceanfront to an airplane hangar to a ballroom to your own home, the venue can influence the overall feel of your event. Your venue location will also highly influence your budget. When you start searching for places to host your soiree, keep in mind your total budget and how much you want to spend on your location vs. the food and decor.  Crave Culinaire works with many preferred vendors in Southwest Florida to host your event at. 

Guest List 

Begin curating your guest list early. Knowing roughly who and how many people you want to host will help you set your budget and utilize your venue space efficiently. A large gala in a ballroom has a more complex guest list and seating charts versus an intimate cocktail party at your home. Crave Culinaire is seasoned in all types of events and can seamlessly help you host an event that leaves your guests in awe.   


Food for a FeastYou’ve made it this far! You’ve created your theme, you know where the party is going to be at and your guest list is looking good. Now you get to envision the most delectable menu you can. You can choose to create the entire menu around your theme or pick the foods you know are gold standards and every one will enjoy. The options are endless.  The food service will depend on a variety of factors including how you want your guests to be served. Heavy hor d’oeuvres to plated meals are all options when selecting your menu. A fun way to incorporate your theme, without going all out on themed food, is to offer guests a themed drink to go with the vibe.  


With the right outline to follow and expert guidance from the professionals at Crave Culinaire, party planning can be exciting. Watching your ideas and plans unfold the night of the event is worth all the work leading up to the night. Contact us today to get started planning your next party with the professionals at Crave Culinaire!