Everything as Planned: The 4 Keys to Pulling off a Successful Event

Everything as Planned: The 4 Keys to Pulling off a Successful Event on coldstonesouthflorida.com

Behind every great event is great planning.

Let us be the first to tell you — event planning is not easy. It takes work. Whether it be a fundraiser, a birthday party, a corporate event, or even a wedding, extensive planning will help ensure that your event goes off without a hitch.

1. Know your guests

Whether they’re paying guests, or invited, knowing your guests is the first step to making your event the best it can be. Say you’re hosting an event to celebrate your daughter’s Sweet 16. You wouldn’t want to hire a throwback DJ who plays all the 1980s tracks that played at your high school prom, would you? Talk about a snooze fest for your little princess! While this example may seem silly, it illustrates how things that seem simple can make a big difference for your audience.

2. Get a planning team

If you’re hosting a larger event, getting together a planning team is going to save you a lot of time and effort. It’s never a good idea to put the weight of the world on your own shoulders. Dividing that load between a few other trustworthy and responsible members of your planning team will ensure the event goes smoothly — and helps make sure everything gets done in time!

3. Create a program or schedule of events

Speaking of time, creating a program for your event will be key in ensuring everything is done in a timely manner. If you don’t create a schedule, you’ll never know when it’s time to switch from one event to another. They can easily bleed into one another, putting you way behind schedule — and that means your event will either run late (hello, late rental fees), or you won’t get a chance to cover everything you planned for your event!

4. Excellent food vendors

We probably don’t even have to tell you this, but food and events just go together. Yum! Whether it’s a food truck, a caterer, a dessert team, or anything in between, the right food makes events truly shine. That means that the first thing you need to make sure your event has, is amazing food vendors. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry —we’ve got a suggestion for you!

Time for a sweet event. Let Cold Stone handle it.

Cold Stone Catering of South Florida is here for you. No matter your event, working with Cold Stone of South Florida for your event is easier than ever. And with our endless options, you’ll always have the right selection on hand for your next event. We make our ice cream and other novelties fresh in-house daily, so you’ll always get a fresh batch. We’re committed to ensuring you get the service you’re looking for at your event. Contact us today and we’ll walk you through a custom dessert menu that’s just right for your event.