The Perfect Holiday Bash For Your Friends And Family

The Perfect Holiday Bash For Your Friends And Family

That time of the year is already around the corner, and with it comes the exchange of gifts, bright colors, joy, and of course, winter. Families and friends from out of town gather for the big days ahead to celebrate the festivities, and this brings about the opportunity to throw the best holiday party yet of the season.

This gathering, in most cases, comes once a year and therefore has to be great for all involved and invited. Everything has to be in place, from the bright and festive decorations to the planning of the events that will make the moment a special one.

Ideal Setups To Consider

You need to have the perfect location for such a memorable event, complete with thoughtful decorations and color schemes that will match your desired aesthetic. Your holiday party should purely speak to the delightful and sparking season, which should be with your vision. Complement with these befitting decorations like streamers, snowflakes, banners, and other wintry decors to match. Your home could be a good candidate. But for stress-free planning and execution, choosing an event location such as Villa Ragusa is a perfect idea. Do you want your party to be a small, intimate family affair filled with love, or do you want to deck your halls with as many bright faces as possible? Our highly experienced events management team knows what you need and can get our spacious area to provide the best of thrilling atmospheres to ensure a fun-filled experience.

Ensure It Is All Fun!

The food you prepare and serve for your festive party is one of the topping features of the event. You want the most delicious dishes to go round and reward your friends and family. Fill them with festive cheer and set the mood with mouthwatering flavors, with both unique and traditional recipes.

Introduce fun features such as photo booths, karaoke competitions, and dance contests to get everyone entertained. Perhaps getting a celebrity to perform their art could be well worth the effort. At Villa Ragusa, our professional staff can create a menu and your desired drinks to your taste. Our event management can make fulfilling your customized fun requests a breeze. We would ensure you would love to experience our professional touch again and again.

Holding a Memorable Quinceañera Celebration

Holding a Memorable Quinceañera Celebration

A quinceañera, a rite of passage and part birthday party, marks an important milestone for Latino girls. It symbolizes an entrance to womanhood when the girl turns 15 and showcases her readiness for marriage.

But unlike in the past, a quinceañera celebration now has the trappings of modern bash, with live music and only a hint of the traditional practices depending on the family belief systems. Some popular party themes include Disney’s “Frozen.” This is blended with traditional dance and pop culture choreographs.

Making a Quinceañera Memorable

Teenage years are your daughter’s most important stage in life, and a party to celebrate her transition to womanhood should be up to level. Depending on how flexible the family is and the girl’s preference, the quinceañera can incorporate mainstream pop music.

The mariachis, dances and professional photography are all important in contemporary quinceañeras. There are also princess inspired dresses for the occasion, and depending on the budget, the family can organize a quinceañera horse-drawn carriage entrance. There is so much creativity to play around with when it comes to your daughter’s quinceañera.

The event is like a wedding, and the pomp and splendor that a wedding gets should also be accorded to your daughter transitioning to womanhood.

Most Latino parents have saved for a long time to treat this special stage in their daughter’s life as memorable as possible. Make it so through your choice of event space and other things.

At Villa Ragusa, we understand how important a quinceañera is to your daughter and family. As a result, we have the amenities to accommodate a large crowd of up to 650 people, a sumptuous food menu, and an event experience to make quinceañeras memorable. Villa Ragusa allows outside catering for families that prefer to have intricate details in their cakes and other delicacies. Contact us today.

Make Your Wedding Anniversary Special

Make Your Wedding Anniversary Special

One of the sweet memorable moments not to be forgotten in a hurry is your wedding day, where you and your significant other come together to exchange vows in love and deep affection, to live together happily ever after. These days, marriages do not last forever. Going through years of ups and downs while in love should be regarded as an achievement and celebrated.

Celebrating such milestones is healthy and giving each other this treat should come at no expense spared. It will be an opportunity to reflect on your relationship over the years and how you both faithfully overcame obstacles on the way. Make it big!

A Dinner for Friends and Family

Allow for a blissful experience by inviting family and friends to join you in celebrating your wedding anniversary. Make it a pleasant surprise for them by sending them invitations to share part of your joy by telling them your love stories so far, and crown it with a toast. For your expectations, Villa Ragusa has you covered, with a perfect banquet hall that suits your needs. With a capacity of up to 650 people, the space, lighting, and romantic ambiance shall provide a memorable event that you and all invited by you would hope to experience again.

A Private Opportunity to Renew Your Vows

Perhaps you would want a more private arrangement to have a more personal touch included for your romantic milestone. Of course, you would desire exquisite dishes in an exotic environment, crowned by reassuring each other of your love in an assuring and romantic moment. Your customized desire becomes a reality at Villa Ragusa. Our professional staff can create a menu and your desired drinks to your taste. We are that flexible because our goal is to ensure you would love to experience our professional touch again and again.

Hosting the Most Memorable Graduation Party

Hosting the Most Memorable Graduation Party

You don’t need a professional events planner to throw the best party for your graduate. You can do it by yourself or our staff is happy to offer suggestions. A few considerations include the party food, venue, decor, and invitations that will make it truly special.

A graduation party brings together family and friends to celebrate the successful completion of a college course. As a result, carefully plan the event for everyone to indulge in the festivities and live to tell the tale for a long time to come.

Plan Ahead and Budget

A good plan keeps everything within the budget. Write down all the desired features of the ideal party, and then strike items out depending on the budget. Expand the budget if necessary and create a timeline within which to accomplish the various tasks.

Creating a budget is not the most fun part, but the process allows you to prioritize and keep the needs in check. There are a few tricks that can help with the budget. For example, you can buddy up with other graduating colleagues or friends and chip in for the event.

Choose a Location

Location options are as numerous as your imagination. But what matters is the theme, size of the crowd, and the cost. Typically, you can host the graduation party at your own family home or share a friend’s space. Better options can include hiring an event space like Villa Ragusa if you intend a sizable crowd of jolly makers.

Pick the Menu

A graduation party without food, and not just any food, but finger-licking delicacies, is never fun. You can serve snacks, drinks and converse over a backyard barbecue, or you can let experienced chefs at Villa Ragusa perform their magic on the plate.

The last step is to send the invites, but it should never make you break the bank. The event would not be enjoyable if you’ll be left scraping through the coins in the house to get by. If necessary, spread the news through electronic invites.

Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Party

Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Party

The bar/bat mitzvah is one of the most important for the parents of Jewish boys and girls. As a result, it has become one of the essential celebrations in recent years. If there is a bar/bat mitzvah coming up, there are a few considerations that should be at your fingertips.

Pick the Date

Before you can make any bar/bat mitzvah plans, you will need to know, among other things, the actual scheduled date of it in the synagogue. Everything will revolve around this one date.

Depending on the congregation size, the date assigned may go as far as three years in advance. But in normal circumstances, this date is as close as birthday.

Decide on the Party Venue and Entertainment

A lot depends on the crowd size and the location of the party. What size crowd do you intend to have, and where do you want to hold the party? Afternoon or evening?

Will the party be only for kids, or you’ll include other ages? Will the menu be kosher or non-kosher?

Choosing a great setting such as Villa Ragusa saves on decorations, and the events manager is always at your disposal to help with your plans. And most importantly, if you’re going kosher for the event, Villa Ragusa allows you to use your own caterer. Please contact our staff for more information.

Typically, entertainment theme depends on various factors, such as your budget and audience. Ideally, choose a good balance to accommodate different age groups. You can hire a disc jockey to entertain the kids during the cocktail hour for the rest of the crowd.

Food and Beverages

The typical food and beverage options that you can discuss with the caterer include passed hors d’oeuvres, carving station with roast turkey or beef and the kids-targeted hors d’oeuvres such as hummus with chips or mini-tacos.

Do you plan on having separate menus for adults and kids?

For the main reception and cocktail party, decide on an all-cash bar or partial open bar. Villa Ragusa has great bar options where kids can also get smoothies and soft drinks.

Contact us soon to ensure the perfect day for your child’s special day.

The Proper Order of Wedding Dances

The Proper Order of Wedding Dances

Every culture has their own traditions and dances. If you’re having a traditional North American wedding, then these are the standard wedding dances you will be enjoying.

Wedding Dances

There is a proper order for these wedding dances, but these days people tend to enjoy mixing things up and doing something different from time to time. So, feel free to do them in a way that fits your wedding plans.

Newlywed Couple’s First Dance

The 1st dance will be for the bride and groom to dance their 1st dance as a married couple. This is the dance that has everyone’s attention as they watch the happy couple hold each other while swaying and listening to everyone’s cheers.

Parents Dance

Immediately after the couple has had their first dance, it’s time for the parents to join them. The bride will typically dance with her father and the groom typically dances with his mother. If the parent is not present, then a substitute from the family will replace the parent.

Wedding Party Dance

Next onto the dance floor is the wedding party. The groom will dance with the maid-of-honor and the bride with the best man. All the bridesmaids dance with groomsmen, the ring bearer with the flower girl, and the ushers with each other or their dates.

Wedding Guests Dance

Once the above dances are completed, the guests of the wedding are invited to join the dance floor.

Money Dance

Late into the reception the Money Dance begins. The bride dances with guests and they pin dollar bills to her dress then they dance. It’s a lovely way to add a little cash to help the newlyweds start their life together.


When you book your wedding reception at Villa Ragusa, we have plenty of room for you to have all of the dances you’d like to have at your wedding. We’ll even provide a dance floor.