How to Throw a Black Tie Party
What separates a boy from a man is the way he gives a party. Whether you’re inviting 20 or 200 people, do it to perfection. Let us walk you through how you might establish yourself as the guy who organized the best black tie event.
In its essence, a black tie party is when all attendees are expected to dress formally, keeping the accessories and colours at minimal. Most fundraisers, charity events and organization balls are Black Tie events.
Depending on the occasion, your party invitation can carry the more breathable, ‘Black Tie Preferred’ as opposed to ‘Black Tie Only’. This will give your guests a chance to play with their wardrobe a little and not feel left out if they don’t want to wear a tie. Send out a formal-looking invitation at least 2 weeks in advance via email or otherwise, and make sure to have RSVP.
Black tie events usually happen at banquets or depending on the season, at lawns. It’s very important to pick the right place for your event as it’s going to set the standard of your party. Rent a beautiful space that gives a sense of elegance and decorum.
Make sure the location is spacious with high ceilings and impressive lighting.
The music should set the tone. The right music will put your guests at ease immediately. Live performance by a jazz band will set your party apart. Ballroom music with beats couples can sway to will ensure your guests are having a good time.
A little detailing like the flow of music will make a big difference. While the guests are arriving, play slow, soothing sounds as they settle into your party, socialize and grab their drinks. Once the party mood begins to set you can for the DJ to introduce music that is a little up tempo.
Dining is the final and the most important scale of judgment when it comes to parties. Having the correct food that is not too heavy and choices of alcohol that will be welcome by the guests is of outmost importance.
If it's a black-tie dinner, you out to have a formal seating arrangement and should be serving a minimum 4-course meal. Try your choices at the caterers before placing your order. For Alcohol, have bartending professionals man the bar for you. While they bring all the essentials to make crowd-favourite cocktails, you can choose from sparkling wines and assortment of beers.
Wear well-tailored suits keeping in mind the smoothness of the fabric. You can experiment with velvet blazers and wear them on smart black trousers. Like the name of the party suggests, you have to have a black tie.
As a welcome for your gentlemen guests, have floral button ready to present them with as they enter.
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