“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” – Oprah Winfrey
Be it company’s luncheon/dinner, group dining exclusive events, birthdays or even when you’re just looking for a ‘romantic restaurant’ to celebrate anniversaries or any special days, these are the moments in life that are truly deserved to be celebrated.
It is even more meaningful when efforts are put into planning and organising them, to provide the most memorable experience to those celebrating.
Let’s say there’s an event coming up soon, and you wish to grandly celebrate it, with so much love, great company, scrumptious food and wonderful ambiance.
Stuck on what to do first?
Having a checklist always helps, so that you won’t miss out on details and essentials.
Here are 5 tips on how you can make planning (and deciding) much easier:
Tip 1 : Establish the date and time
Check your guests’ availabilities and schedules
This is vital to make sure everyone (especially the ones who are being celebrated!) can attend the party or event. Once you got the invitations out, get them to RSVP so you can roughly do the calculations on the budget, seat allocations and other matters.
Tip 2 : Venue
Get some of them on board for venue suggestions
Gather some ideas on where to have the event. You can either have them shortlisted, and get the rest of the guests to vote OR you, as the organiser can straightaway decide the venue based on the recommendations.
You may want to do a bit of research of the venue for the convenience of your guests:
-accessibility for strollers/wheelchairs
-payment methods (credit card/e-wallet/etc)
-outdoor seating/indoor seating
TIP 3 : Food
Ask for some opinions for food ideas
Everybody has their own preferences and likings over food. Some like it hot, while others like it cold. Of course, to each their own. Do some surveys on your invited guests (especially the guest-of-honour).
Check if they are:
– on certain diets due to medications
– have certain allergies
– have some food restrictions (for example halal food and so on)
In the end, it is best to pick a place that’s versatile to cater for all of these differences.
TIP 4 : Party theme and ambiance of the venue
Set your heart on how you wish the celebration to be
Envision how the event or party to look like and check if the venue can cater to it. Ask if the place has a private room for your party, or are they OK with accepting large group of diners. Get the necessary deco up, and always arrive early to the venue to ensure everything’s in order.
TIP 5 : Check for promotions or discounts
Always ask the venue staff for any promotions or deals
Every day is a reason to celebrate, and as such there’ll bound to be a lot of restaurants’ promotions and deals. You may also request if the restaurant can custom make a special package just for your event. Just get in touch with the staff when you enquire about the venue. Some even join in the party providing decors, by singing or performing for the guests. You’ll save more, and the guest-of-honour will get the time of their life while celebrating!
There you have it. An event checklist that you should have before organising any events, celebrations or parties.
Guess what? Maria’s Steakcafe is all set to cater for all your wishes. Just get in touch with us with your party or event ideas, and we’ll be delighted to provide recommendations that suit your taste and budget. Our menu and restaurants are exclusively designed to provide our guests with divine dining experience, creating treasured moments to be shared for generations.
Head over to our outlets, or call us for reservations, and we’ll assist you from the start til’ the end!
Maria’s Steakcafe is located at:
Bangsar Outlet : 58, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59100 KL (03-2282 2220 / 016-9020495)
Damansara Outlet : Centre Wing, Level 3, Metropolitan Square, No. 2, Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana, 47820 PJ (03-7725 2313 / 016-9020490)
Sunway Outlet : 5A, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor (03-74966415 / 016-9020497)
Ipoh Outlet : Persiaran Greentown 1, Greentown Business Centre, 30450 Ipoh, Perak (05-2424133)