It is not uncommon to find wedding reception venues decorated with photos and memorabilia from the happy newly-weds’ adventures before they walked down the aisle. Having visual reminders and symbols at any event is a fun way to engage interaction between the guests and provide a personal touch from the hosts.
Fortunately, this nostalgic trend does not have to start with photos and end at a wedding. Why not take your next event, whether it be a large formal corporate one or an intimate family anniversary party down memory lane? Picture displays are a given but nostalgic foods will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all five senses.
Let them taste grandma’s famous pot pie. See the vibrant colors of mom’s crowd-pleasing spring salad. Hear the satisfying crunch of auntie May’s legendary brittle. Feel the velvety macaroni and cheese as it happily joins the rest of the delicious feast. And smell all the wonderful aromas of your childhood that have made happy residence in your heart and memory.
Cater foods that evoke experiences in your life and you are sure to have your guests reminiscing for days afterwards. This theme is obviously relevant for a family-oriented event such as a birthday or anniversary party. However, it can be applied across all events. If planning a formal wedding dinner, incorporate the couple’s current favorite dishes or the ones they grew up with. Plan for crowd favorites at a corporate event to make guests feel at home. Food brings people together and keeps people talking.