Simplicity does NOT mean boring in this event theme that works for both day and evening timelines as well as small to large groups. Maximized your budget with impactful decor, food, and entertainment.
First choose a venue with an environment that sets the tone - a rooftop patio, a dockside restaurant, a brick-walled downtown restaurant, a lush garden. With the venue making the biggest impact on your event, next opt for clean-lined decor, such as spandex wrapped cocktail tables or modern patio sets. Create an eye-catching appetizer station with 2-3 interestingly plated or displayed appetizers to wow your guests. Or, perhaps, set up a champagne bar or martini to wow your guests.
Keep floral simple, a few enormous floral pomanders set on tall square vases or tightly packed short stem roses or tulips in small, bowl vases. Use lighting to set the mood with string lights or a few strategically places globe lights. If needed, highlight your company's brand by using a couple of gobos of your workplace's logo.
For entertainment, hire a DJ for the biggest bang for your buck. For additional entertainment to wow your crowd, hire local acrobats, silk aerialists, or fire dancers. They are sure to make the event memorable.