Spark Some Inspiration With Your Pandemic Holiday Parties
Updated: May 10
November usually oozes decadent meals, festive décor, and warm gatherings. But since we are still in the midst of a pandemic with social distancing at the top of our minds, we have curated some unique ideas that are both safe and keep the usual holiday festivities intact. Whether you are gathering with your family or hosting a corporate event, you can use any of the following ideas to spark some inspiration. Celebrate Outside The best way to help guests social distance and minimize breathing the same air is to take your event outside onto a courtyard or patio. Thankfully, Houston often provides the most perfect weather in November – blue skies, temperate weather, and sunshine. While we cannot always guarantee ideal weather, consider renting a tent and heat lamps – just in case. Need assistance in creating the perfect flow for your outdoor event? Go Savvy is happy to help! Creatively Package Your Food In an effort to reduce the number of touchpoints between your guests, request your caterer to prepackage the event meal into individual servings. And no, we’re not talking about white Styrofoam containers that have grown so popular with to-go and curbside orders… Caterers are always searching for stylish and efficient ways to serve their food safely. Send these themed and safe suggestions to them:
Put your meals in a branded tote
Package family meals in a wicker picnic basket
Pack your full course gourmet meal in bento boxes
Need some help? We’ve got more creative packaging ideas up our sleeve!
Keeping in tune with our safety message, establish a socially distant seating chart for your guests. Although this requires a little planning ahead and pestering for RSVPs, your intention to host a safe environment will build credibility and trust. The seating chart is strictly for the safety of you and your guests.
Mask Decoration Competition
Move over pumpkins… Masks are here to stay! Host a mask decorating competition and encourage your guests to get creative while staying safe. You could even pick a theme – whether it be inspirational, puns, or humor. Much like a pumpkin carving contest, end it with a mask fashion show and a fabulous grand prize!
Get Away From The City
Looking for a mini and safe getaway for your team? Consider taking a wine tour to taste the different grapes. Most wine tours are 50% outdoors as you visit the vineyards and take on new flavors from the spacious tasting room patio or deck. Plus, the Texas Hill Country is home to some amazing wineries. Be sure to schedule in advance to ensure availability and social distancing protocol.
We’re here to make your event savvy and safe this holiday season! 🍁
P.S. As we’re heading into the holiday season, get ahead of the planning game and book an appointment with Go Savvy here. After 2020, you’ll want an event to remember!