When you are planning an event, be it a family reunion or an important business meeting, knowing how to choose the refreshments that will appeal to everyone in attendance can be quite challenging. Since you want everything to be just right, you may be feeling the pressure. If you want to make sure your event goes smoothly and you have refreshments that will put a smile on everyone’s face, here are a few simple strategies you can follow.
Keep It Simple
The simplest strategy you can follow for your event’s refreshments is to keep your strategy very simple. Rather than trying to have everything you can possibly imagine, stick to popular refreshments that you know most people in attendance will enjoy. One big trend of late is to serve various types of water flavored with certain fruits, such as strawberry, pineapple, or orange.
Consider the Cost
In today’s world of high prices, remember that costs can quickly add up when selecting refreshments for your event. For example, if you are having an elegant event where alcohol will be served, talk to folks who run your local liquor store. By doing so, they can make suggestions that will best suit the occasion, help you choose great but affordable wines, and even help you contact local breweries if you want pricing information for kegs.
Offer Coffee and Tea
If the food at your event will be limited to certain desserts or other similar foods, opting for a coffee and tea bar will be a big hit with your attendees. Should you want extreme simplicity, you can choose to serve brewed coffee and a limited selection of teas. If you want slightly more flair for your event, consider serving coffee and tea from your area’s local coffee houses, and even have baristas at your event to help serve lattes.
Don’t Compromise Creativity
Finally, remember that simple does not have to mean boring. In fact, you can be simple, yet still quite creative with your event’s refreshments. For example, you can choose to create a punch that has a little bit of everything in it, ensuring everyone will want to give it a try. Another option would be to have an Italian soda bar since this would let guests mix their own flavors.
No matter which of these options appeals to you the most, there is no doubt that those who attend your event will have their thirsts quenched in simple, unique, and very tasty ways.