Going up, going down

Our latest event trend round-up says hello to creative place settings and goodbye to cold conference rooms.

Going up

 

PLASTIC-FREE FLIGHTS

Aircraft company Hi Fly recently made history with the first single-use plasticfree flight.

Plastic cutlery, toothbrushes and even sick bags were replaced with sustainable alternatives.

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

More people are opting to go sans alcohol at events, so make sure you have plenty of interesting options available.

Forget the orange juice and put some kombucha or mocktails on the menu.

 

CREATIVE VEGETARIAN DISHES

We recently tried ‘vegetarian eel’, which was made from mushrooms and was surprisingly delicious.

 

 

SUCCULENTS

Succulents make great place card holders that double as gifts for guests to take home after the event.

 

Going down

 

OVERLY LOUD MUSIC

Your guests can’t network when the music is blasting, so turn the volume down a notch.

 

 

CANAPÉ EVENTS WITH NOT ENOUGH FOOD

Ensure there’s plenty of food to go around to avoid the dreaded post-event Macca’s run for guests who are still hungry!

 

 

COLD CONFERENCE SPACES

Save the planet and turn the air con down – your guests are freezing. It’s good content that will keep them awake.

 

 

GATE CRASHERS

It’s simple: if you’re not on the list, don’t show up.

 

 

 

 

This article originally appeared in the February issue of Spice Magazine. Subscribe here.

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