Did you know that the recreational boating industry is worth more than $121.5 billion? It’s not surprising why; whether you own a sailboat or a superyacht, there’s a lot of fun to be had out on the water. In this post, we’re going to focus on the supreme benefits of being a superyacht owner; if you’re trying to throw an unforgettable party aboard your unforgettable yacht, pay attention to the following tips.
Make The Destination As Memorable As The Journey
When you own a superyacht, life is different; you can go anywhere you like and do anything you like, so why limit your options? Entertaining isn’t always easy, but it is always fun — especially when you’re on a boat bigger than most people’s homes! Don’t scrimp on anything.
- Music: Music sets the tone for the party, so you simply must get it right. The current trend is DJ only, regardless of the age of the crowd; fly in some star singers for a song or two, and have them join your guests as the night continues.
- Decor: It’s all in the details, and the hosts with the most know how to manage detail. Decide what you want to see on your superyacht and make it come to life; whether that’s a Japanese theme complete with live cherry blossom trees or a throwback to the life and times of Frank Sinatra, do it to its fullest. Emboss and engrave everything with the theme (and the boat’s logo) to make sure your guests never forget the evening.
- Destinations: While spending time on a boat is certainly fun, it isn’t a bad idea to throw in some stops along your journey. The destination must match your theme. If this is a spectacular event, only the most spectacular of destinations will do (such as a stop in St. Croix during one of its many festivals; casual guests will be interested in physical excursions (there are many astounding seaside tennis courts, and playing tennis for fun can burn between 169 and 208 calories in just 30 minutes), while others will opt for more unique experiences. As long as you understand your audience, you’ll be able to deliver an adventure they’ll never forget.
Craft The Perfect Food Spread
A great party should have a few tasty bottles of wine — consider the lovely and playful ‘Pleasant Peasant,’ which is a 100% Carignan from vines planted in 1900. Food plays a major role in all parties; although you need to be sure of your guests’ preferred alcohol tastes, it’s going to be the hors d’oeuvres you serve before they start drinking and the meals you serve afterward that stick in their memory. Because you’ll most likely be catering to a number of different stomachs and diets, you’ll need a spread that encompasses all desires (and picky palates). You should absolutely include appetizers and entrees that appeal to the less discerning individuals, such as those with meat and cheese, but attention should also be given to your vegan guests; even those who don’t expressly identify as vegan are eating more vegan foods (as approximately 33% of the U.S. population has stated), so neglecting this quintessential aspect of your party guests will only end up excluding them. To ensure your guests are satisfied, you must meet any and all appetite desires they possess.
Thankfully, you don’t have to embark on this journey alone. The U.S. party and event planning industry employs roughly 134,000 people, meaning that you’ll have more than enough help at your disposal; as long as you understand your guests’ needs and commit to the evening’s (or daytime’s!) theme, you’ll find yourself hosting a party to remember.