A boat party could not be any more perfect for a couple’s anniversary. The atmosphere is romantic and fun-filled, the food is delectable and the drinks are refreshing. There is nothing quite like a tropical beach party on a yacht. Surrounded by the sound of waves crashing on the deck, swaying palm trees, and the scent of seagrass and coconut milk in the air, this would be a great evening for two to spend together.
However, hosting such a summer party is something that seems very impossible for the average home-owner – we are accustomed to waiting for an invitation to a friend’s house, rather than going out into the wild blue yonder. The ideal location for such an event would be at the beach or in the yard of a friend. However, this does not mean that it has to be the location where we have our friends around. The only way to make sure that our guests get the kind of party that they expect is by planning.
First, ask yourself if you want to throw the party on the boat. Most people would prefer to have it outside – in a garden, for instance, or on an outdoor patio, perhaps. It’s always a better idea, however, to think about who would want to attend and whether or not you can accommodate them.
Once you’ve decided on the type of party you will throw, it’s time to start making your guest list. Make sure that everyone has been invited, as you can be assured that no one will miss out. Also, make sure that the food is on the table and that the guest of honour has the opportunity to relax before the party starts. Finally, remember to pack up the car and your accessories, as it would be inappropriate to leave anything behind if you are throwing the party outdoors.
Getting to the Boat
As far as transportation is concerned, it is best to call upon friends and family to come along and drive you to the location so that you don’t waste gas. If you live near the beach, however, renting a car would be an excellent idea. Renting a car would also give you the option of arranging a chauffeur-driven limousine for your special someone.
Plan about where and when you’ll have to throw the boat party. Some boats (particularly those that have swimming pools) are available for rent on certain times of the year. You might also want to think about hiring a photographer to take photos of everyone as they arrive.
When it comes to food, there is no shortage of ideas for tropical themes to go with a tropical theme. You might choose to serve cocktails at sunset and a sit-down meal during the day. If you are having a dinner cruise, make sure to reserve the vessel early enough to avoid any problems with reservations being booked up quickly. Or you might decide to serve finger foods, which will enable the guests to have their favourite foods while enjoying the scenery.
Don’t limit yourself to tropical themes. Tropical themes do not have to be limited to the water or the ocean. Think about the colours of the island, the wildlife, the weather, and other things that you might want to highlight. for guests to remember the time you and your loved ones had together.
When you’re creating your party invitations, make sure that they are printed in bold letters. A good idea is to include a picture of clear blue water. Include the time, date and place of the party in all capital letters. The more people who RSVP for the event, the larger the printout should be.
Once the party is over, make sure that the kids are back in bed before the sunsets. And then take some extra time to enjoy the rest of the day as much as you can. If you plan to set up a game night afterwards, ensure that you have plenty of activities to keep them occupied until the last minute. – and maybe even some prizes to thank everyone for coming.
The next time you throw a boat party, remember to enjoy yourself! You’ve made an incredible start to the New Year by throwing a perfect party. Plan ahead, get everything set up, and then just let nature take its course.