When you’re planning a party your primary concern is usually that your guests enjoy what you’re putting on for them – from great entertainment to tasty food and free-flowing drinks. If it’s a summer party on the cards then a Caribbean theme can be a great way to get people in the mood – and it’s an easy theme to follow.
A relaxed dress-code is key, of course, to really recreate the feeling of being on a Barbadian beach – some warm weather wouldn’t hurt either, but that’s harder to count on!
Caribbean food is also likely to be a real crowd pleaser and it’s easy to serve to a large number of people too. Combine your party with a BBQ if the weather is looking promising, or if it needs to be indoors then cater your event with jerk chicken, rice and peas, ice cream and plenty of tropical fruit salad.
Lots of cocktails associated with the Caribbean like Pina Coladas and Mojitos are easy to make on a large scale, so if you’re not hiring in bartenders you could always have large quantities of a couple of cocktails made up ahead of time. It wouldn’t be Caribbean without a splash of rum, so make sure you’ve got a big bowl of rum punch on hand – and some tasty fruit juices and mocktails for those who aren’t drinking.
Hiring a Caribbean music act will really finish off your evening; consider booking a reggae artist like Sizzla who will help to add an extra level of authenticity to proceedings. Not only is reggae relaxing, but it’s also a genre that reminds people inevitably of summer, helping to make your event really memorable.
Whether it’s a work party that you’re planning or a big birthday for one of your loved ones, a Caribbean theme could be a great way to get people feeling relaxed and enjoying themselves. If you’re interested in hiring Sizzla to perform, contact his booking agents at MN2S to find out more.