Offering an Unforgettable Mother's Day
Everyone loves a great party, and Mother’s Day is no different. While a nice meal for the holiday can be fun, meaningful, and memorable, an even bigger crowd pleaser can turn a nice meal into an event. Not a full-blown blasting music party, but rather a tasteful event that will give everyone something to look forward to and appreciate. Events are not only a great solution to the “what should we do on Mother’s Day” dilemma, but they can also make the ideal gift.
Your event should be planned down to every detail to make it the biggest possible success. If you are thinking of hosting an event at your restaurant on Mother's Day, here are some things to consider: What kind of food will be served? Will it be self-serve, or will the waiters make their rounds? What time will it be held? Who are the target customers besides moms? All these questions should be thought out during the planning process and can be used to help decide which type of event you should host. While there are many types of events you could host, in this article we will consider two: live music and wine tasting.
One of the first ideas that comes to mind when brainstorming upscale events is wine tasting. Restaurants can offer wine tastings on Mother’s Day, appealing to and drawing in connoisseurs as well as casual wine drinkers. The wines can be selected by the sommelier or the chef, or the wine tasting can be held in conjunction with the restaurant and winemaker . Most wine tastings offer a price-fixed menu that offers both food and a certain number of wines. Having a preselected menu helps simplify the food preparation and serving process, since the orders will be relatively uniform for all the guests. The menu items should complement the wines, and the menu should feature a short explanation of the wines. A considerable amount of advanced planning is needed for a successful wine tasting event. The music must be selected carefully as it will have a noticeable impact on the vibe of the event. Wine tastings are usually complemented by classical music, jazz, or other soft music genres. Some venues may need to rent or purchasegood quality wine glassesand spit buckets. In terms of a special Mother’s Day event, wine tastings are sure to please husbands and older children as well as mothers. However, it limits the event to families with kids over 21 years old, which may be a downside for families with younger kids.
Live music events have the advantage of drawing in both restaurant regulars, as well as fans of the musician(s). The live music should be appropriate for a Mother’s Day affair, with jazz usually being more appropriate than rap, and oldies being a better fit than heavy metal. Venues can profit from these events by charging entrance fees and/or selling drinks and food during the performance. To make the most of the appeal of live music events, restaurants should advertise them well in advance. By offering and encouraging advanced reservations, businesses will be able plan the food and staff requirements accordingly and offer customers the best overall experience possible. Of course, when planning to host a live music event, a venue must make sure to have the proper equipment on hand. If they don't own, they would need to rent microphones and speakers, or book a band that can bring their own. The volume of the speakers should be taken into consideration as well. If the music is too loud, older people may not be able to enjoy the performance, whereas if the music is too soft, it may feel more like background music for a meal, rather than a performance. Either way, live music can be an excellent Mother’s Day event for your customers, and can help boost the profits and reputation of a venue.
Events are more than just a good way to bring in concentrated restaurant traffic during slow times. They are a great way to celebrate holidays such as Mother’s Day, and can draw in an even higher number of customers as compared to a classic Mother’s Day meal. Live music and wine tasting events can be more than just a great way to celebrate together, they can also be the ideal present for Mother’s Day. A great Mother’s Day experience at this year’s event can also create a tradition for customers. By planning in advance and taking the whole picture into consideration when organizing an event, venues can make a lasting impression and provide customers with an unforgettable Mother’s Day experience, while simultaneously generating profits and building customer loyalty.