Hosting the Ideal  Bridal Shower Party

Hosting the Ideal Bridal Shower Party

Hosting a wedding shower party is a great honor, but the pressure to arrange the ideal party may be overwhelming. You will deal with opposing personalities in the wedding party, arranging logistics, and trying to make everything perfect for the bride-to-be. And that can be stressful. However, understanding a few tips and methods may help you pull off a stress-free, fun-filled party.

Planning is Key to Success

Bridal showers are usually held one to three months before the wedding day. Consult with the bride-to-be about the best day and time for hosting the event. For convenience, she may also schedule additional pre-wedding events, such as the hair and makeup trial for bridesmaids or dress fitting, around the same timeframe.

If the bridal shower is not a surprise, you should enlist the help of the bride-to-be in making a guest list. It will typically involve the couple’s entire female relatives, girlfriends, bridesmaids, and maybe even neighbors and coworkers. Alternatively, the bride-to-be may decide to include the groom in the fun loop by hosting a ‘couple shower’.
However, note that no one should be invited to the bridal shower if they are not invited to the wedding.

Other Itineraries to Consider

Choosing a theme will help you organize your bridal shower and make other selections easier, such as selecting a venue and how to decorate it. Think about the leading lady’s personality: is she a connoisseur, a fashionista, a movie enthusiast, or a party animal? Building the bridal shower around her preferences will give it a personal touch, making the bride-to-be feel more special.

Choose a venue that best fits your theme or one that has some ‘built-in’ activities, such as a cake-decorating class, to save time brainstorming ideas on your own. Our event rooms at Villa Ragusa are spacious and equipped to accommodate over 650 guests, with an environment that will keep you and your guests relaxed.

A Banquet for Club Meetings

A Banquet for Club Meetings

Benjamin Franklin and Einstein have one thing in common. Well, yes, they were both intellectuals, but more importantly, they were chess enthusiasts. Of course, there is some camaraderie of common interests provided by chess and similar games, but they also come with benefits such as cognitive development.

Becoming a well-oiled machine in chess makes you smarter, and there is evidence to support this.

But whether you are a member of a chess club or you are into quilting bees or mahjong championships, finding the right space for club meetings is essential. Organize a banquet for the club meetings and achieve the following.

Sustain the Spirit of Sportsmanship

Unlike some years ago, where you needed a higher level of athleticism to be considered a real sportsman, games such as chess and mahjong have evolved the meaning. You can compete mentally as you attempt to come up with ways you can outmaneuver your opponent.

Every game is a chance to improve and an exciting prospect for all and sundry. You see, participants often shake hands and appreciate each other, whatever the outcome.

But an occasional banquet with club members goes a long way into maintaining a spirit of sportsmanship. You share a meal with other players you often face across the table.

Grow the Club

Stepping out on a limb and joining the world of mahjong comes out of a desire to learn and a need for community. Once in a while, hire an event space such as Villa Ragusa, share a meal and invite new members. When the club has more members, it grows to new heights, becomes more competitive, and grows as a source of excitement.

After the coronavirus restrictions, an in-person meeting for club members is long overdue. Contact Villa Ragusa to organize a banquet, and carry on from where you left off. You owe it to yourselves this much.