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Planning a Party? From Hiring Fire Dancers to Serving Five-Star Cuisine, Here’s How to Wow Guests

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

From ancient Egypt’s elaborate banquets to modern China’s New Year festivals, people have been gathering to celebrate special occasions for thousands of years. The pandemic may have put a damper on large-scale events, but now that we’re resuming some sense of normalcy, it’s time to resume party planning, too. 

Whether you’ll be hosting a family reunion for 50 or a corporate bash for 500, you have one goal: To show your guests a good time. If you’re not sure how to do that, don’t worry; Zen Arts will help. A corporate entertainment company in Los Angeles, they can assist with every stage of the planning process until your vision comes to life, ensuring an unforgettable evening for all. 

When you’re ready to get started, use this checklist, which details the three most important elements to prioritize when party planning:

1. The Atmosphere 

You might assume the location of the event will determine its atmosphere, but that’s not necessarily the case. There’s no limit to what you can accomplish with music, lighting, and décor. For example, you could make a beach-front venue the lavish backdrop for a seven-course meal, or you could set up some tents and build a campfire for a rustic clambake.  

Once you finalize the site, consider the mood you hope to evoke. Since the atmosphere will influence everything from the tables and linens to the invites and dress code, you’re going to want to pin it down fairly early in the planning process. And when it actually comes time to set the scene, Zen Arts will be there. Our technicians can erect stages, construct dancefloors, and rig all essential sound and lighting equipment.  

2. The Food 

After you decide on the atmosphere of the evening, you’ll be able to devise a mouthwatering menu. In addition to giving serious thought to what you’re going to serve, consider how it’s going to be served, as well. 

Hiring a private chef is a great way to impress guests at smaller gatherings, while traditional catering—either in the form of a sit-down meal or a buffet—is ideal for larger groups. Regardless of the menu, you’re planning, Zen Arts will ensure you hire the best chefs, waiters, and bartenders to pull it off. 

3. The Entertainment 

Last but definitely not least comes entertainment. Every party needs some kind of performance that’s going to amuse guests. If you haven’t already guessed, Zen Arts can help with this element, too. 

Whether you opt to use their performers, which include fire dancers and aerial acrobats, or you hire outside artists and musicians, Los Angeles’ favorite corporate entertainment company can supply the hair, makeup, and costumes on the day of.

Let Zen Arts Take Your Event to the Next Level

When you’re ready to start planning your next party, turn to Zen Arts. Our tireless team will not only bring your vision to life but also handle all the heavy lifting at each stage. Whether you want a turn-key production or you only need a couple of our services—perhaps a few aerial acrobats, for example, or a five-star chef—we promise to deliver. To discuss your upcoming event and request a quote, Contact Us.