An ,800 to ,500 five-piece band, including a vocalist, is average. If you hire a band, you may be able to use one or more of those same musicians to provide cocktail hour and/or dinner music for a small additional fee. You normally need to make a deposit at the time you hire the band. Anything over four hours’ playing time is considered overtime, and you should talk with the band or agent about the cost of overtime when you make the initial arrangements. Bands also need to take a 10-15 minute break each hour. Ask if the band will supply recorded music during their breaks.
Or picture this.the dessert has just been served and in walks “Lt. Columbo,” complete with overcoat and cigar.”Oh, excuse me,” he says, “I was looking for somebody else.” All eyes are riveted on this familiar figure as he turns and starts to walk out. “Oh, one more thing, is this the Walker party?’ Then for the next 30 minutes or so he does a comedy routine in the style and delivery of Peter Falk as Lt. Columbo, using names of people in your group.
Before you hire a particular caterer, you need to feed the caterer a few important details. Now, let me share with you some simple catering tips so that you can work well with your caterer and prepare a good food reception for your guests.
The cake-One of the biggest things about the 1st birthday party is the cake. Take the time out to choose one you like and if you are making it, get some help from a family member or friend. If you don’t consider yourself a cake connoisseur, have a back a plan in case it doesn’t work quite the way you expected.
They can have their pictures taken with them and without and then do something funny at the ceremony or reception like all put them on at the same time during the ceremony. They are also great for outdoor events. It can block the sun or perhaps a tear in a tough man.
Portable Heaters. For outdoor events, these are a must have. While the night descends into cold temperatures, you can keep guests warm and comfy with outdoor heaters. Ask your event hire if they have mushroom heaters, area heaters, or PatioPal heaters. All these types can be used inside marquee tents and are great for any type of party. Simply enquire on their specifications so you can choose which one suits the venue most.
These companies provide equipment for parties throughout the year. They know everything that should be there to make the event run like clockwork. But as experienced as they are in this line of business, they are still humans. They make errors and sometimes, some pieces of equipment are forgotten and omitted from the checklist. You don’t want this to happen in your own party. So, before you get excited and call up your equipment hire company, go over these always forgotten but important items.
Can the Caterer organize beverages? There’s a lot involved in the logistics if you need to do this yourself. First you need to physically purchase the drinks and then transport them to your venue. Then you need somewhere to store them and a method of keeping them cool. On the day you will need staff to serve the drinks along with a bar serving area, plus glasses etc. So if the Caterer doesn’t handle anything to do with the drinks you’ve got a lot more tasks to add to your to-do-list.