Hosting a Successful Soiree

October 30, 2017

Don’t miss out! An incredible opportunity to host gatherings in your very own luxury home in Scottsdale,
AZ is approaching. Having the right venue is a key part of successful hosting, along with cultivating
interesting conversation and serving unforgettable dishes. Here’s how to make your soiree the event of
the season.

The Invitations
In today’s digital world, electronic mail and paperless invitations are the standard. Paperless Post and
evite.com are great options for creating beautiful designs, but if you want to make your event stand out
from others, nothing beats handwritten paper invitations. Build anticipation by letting your guests know
they’re in for something special.

Plan Your Presentation
Presentation isn’t quite everything, but it’s high on the list. Go the extra mile to prepare special floral
arrangements or lighting for your soiree. Use your best china, glassware, and silverware. Take the time
to lay out each setting properly or ask your catering staff to handle it. Linen napkins are an easy way to
take a meal from everyday to special. Pay attention to details, such as ironing out all the wrinkles in the
tablecloth and ensuring dishes used heated to the right temperature before serving.

Keep It Simple and Intimate
While you want to wow your guests, experienced party planners know that simplicity is the key to a
successful soiree. That means choosing dishes that aren’t too complicated to prepare or eat (no crack-
as-you- eat crab legs please!). If preparing food yourself, choose tried-and- true crowd-pleasers or
experiment with new recipes in advance, not the day of. If you prefer to have the event catered, ask the
chef to plate each dish just before you’re ready for each course.
Intimacy means keeping your guest list small. 6-8 people is ideal. Ensure there are no “third wheels” in a
group of couples, and try to seat each guest near at least one person they know or have a lot in common
with.

The Right Venue
While the best event planners can pull off a great evening just about anywhere, it’s always better to
host your soiree in a home that’s designed with entertaining in mind. Look for features such as:

  • A chef’s kitchen with top-of- the-line appliances
  • A formal dining space with conversation-sparking architectural features
  • A floorplan that allows for intuitive flow between entertaining spaces
  • A living room, patio, or lounge for a great cocktail hour

An Unforgettable Event

With the right preparation and execution, your soiree can feel like a once-in- a-lifetime event. Looking
for the perfect home for entertaining? Then you won’t want to miss this rare event. Vista Della Cresta,
an entertainer’s dream in Scottsdale, AZ will go under the hammer in a luxury no reserve auction on
November 9 th , 2017. This elegant estate will go to the highest bidder regardless of price so you’ll only
have one chance to make it yours. To learn how you can claim your paddle, contact us or call Supreme
Auctions at (866) 929-2243 today.