Perfect Party Planning Guide
Slowly but surely, in-person events are coming back! With the summer approaching, there are graduation parties, barbeques, and luaus in the near future. As we collectively navigate this time, it can be difficult to get back into the swing of things. Below is our guide to planning the best event ever!
It’s always 5 o'clock somewhere! No matter what type of event you are planning, having a variety of drink options is always a good idea.
For a brunch event, a mimosa bar is sure to please. Champagne, a variety of fresh juice options, chopped fruit, and other fun toppings give guests options to mix things up! Not to mention, there are a number of fun concoctions to make out of Kahlua, Baileys, and coffee liquor.
Happy hours are another fun way to bring people together in a more casual atmosphere. For happy hours, we recommend having a mix of beer & wine. A few local favorites are Barrio Blonde from Barrio Brewing Company and the Dragoon IPA from Dragoon Brewing company.
If you are hosting an event at night, having an open bar allows guests to order exactly what they want. Having a professional bartending company at your event takes stress off of you & helps the event run smoothly as possible! At La Suprema, we partner with Professional Bartenders Unlimited for any events with alcohol, but there are lots of great bartenders in Tucson!
A party isn’t a party without delicious food! There are so many great options around town for any type of event you might be hosting.
For breakfast or brunch, there are amazing bakeries around town for fresh baked goods. Beyond Bread has an ever-changing selection of pastries, including scones and muffins. La Estrella is a Mexican bakery specializing in traditional pastries and treats, including Pan De Muerto and Hebillas. Cafe A La C'Art downtown offers a variety of different catering options, including breakfast buffets for all tastes.
For a more casual event, sandwiches make the perfect lunch! Baggins is one of the most popular sandwich spots in Tucson. With multiple locations and catering options, it’s a perfect option for your next party.
At La Suprema, we have a full kitchen & space for food prep if needed! Venues with kitchens & appliances available to use are always helpful, especially if you are looking to save some money on catering costs.
One of the most fun ways to spruce up any event is to add fun decorations! No matter the event, whether it be a bridal shower, graduation party, or surprise birthday celebration, decorations bring the event to life.
Flowers add life and beauty to any event. Bouquets and flower arrangements can be customized to fit any color or theme. Bloom Maven is a local flower shop that specializes in event design, styling, and more.
Balloons are another easy way to impress guests and create a fun atmosphere for any event. For DIY folks, there are different ways to create balloon art at home, or for less crafty people, there are always balloon professionals! The Balloon Lady can create custom balloon arches, walls, centerpieces, and more.
For a unique experience, try ice art! Ice sculptures, centerpieces, or containers can be as functional as they are beautiful. Especially in Tucson, you can never have too much ice! Check out AZ Ice Art if you are interested in incorporating ice art into your next event.
Any great event has an even greater soundtrack! There are endless possibilities when it comes to picking music for an event. For live music, there is anything from mariachi bands, to reggae, to an orchestra.
DJs can also be fun! DJs typically accept requests, which allows guests to hear their favorite songs. For a smaller budget, there are affordable music options through streaming services. Spotify has a collection of curated playlists for any mood or event, like this ultimate party mix! Spotify also allows collaborative playlists, which allows everyone involved to add songs.
One of the most crucial parts of the party planning process is choosing a venue that works for you. More and more venues and event spaces are beginning to open up and take bookings.
Here at La Suprema, we are beginning to host more events and we would love to host your next gathering! We have a spacious courtyard with umbrellas, string lights, and lots of comfortable seating. Our indoor space includes a full kitchen, ADA bathrooms, and cafe seating. Visit our event page to learn more and start planning your next event.
Are you ready to plan your next gathering? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!