Entertain the right way


Interacting, communicating and socializing are a part of what we are. We cannot live in isolation and company becomes an important part of our social life. Life becomes interesting when we spend a few moments with the right company in the right place. Socializing is entertaining. We entertain so that we can enjoy ourselves and hang out in amiable company and basically have a good time. Small groups are ways to manage, but when it comes to a larger gathering it is not so easy to handle the group dynamics. Here are some ways on how you can entertain and enjoy yourself at the same time:

Get a grip on the wallet
Entertaining does not have to result in a big spend. If you are entertaining at home, keep an eye out for discount coupons or deals on food. This helps cut on the budget  for the food and drinks. If you’re hosting a party at home and the gathering is not too large, keep it simple and only serve appetizers, like chips and dip, mozzarella sticks, fresh fruit, or a veggie tray. Most people fill up on appetizers and drinks anyway. End the evening with a dessert and coffee. Let the guests know in advance so that they know what to expect.

A number of dining places as well as clubs offer discounts to members. If you have this option use it. If you know someone who is a member ask them if you can avail the service on their name. The cost can make a huge difference for a larger gathering.

Book a function venue
The best option would be to book a venue. This takes the hassle of decor, food organization and serving, off your hands, giving you time and space to enjoy the evening. Look for a venue that offers relaxed entertainment. Check the food and the drinks selection. A number of venues offer a beautiful view, which adds to the beauty. London Club Party Venue is a boutique venue in historical Teneriffe, just back from the Brisbane River. The restaurant, bar and cocktail party venue is located in the 100 year old London Woolstore Building.
Create the right mood
Lighting really sets the mood for a party. Depending on the guests keep lighting low or high. Make sure lighting is set at different heights and the brightness is varied. Avoid harsh lighting. Try creating a soft glow that makes people feel comfortable. Candles combined with dimmers really add to a relaxed ambiance. Light something scented for the bathroom, but stick to unscented candles in the living areas, so it doesn’t interfere with the food.

Make sure appetizers are in place and you are ready to receive guests before the allotted time. This gives you enough time to relax and enjoy the party instead of running about at the last minute.

Opening your own juice bar

Healthy bodies reap healthy minds. In a fast changing world the mantra to happiness seems to lie in healthy living. Healthy living includes not just healthy food but also healthy habits and healthy thinking. Habits and thinking are individual choices but healthy food available conveniently, is consumed with relish. Running a juice bar sounds like a lot of fun but there is a lot of work that goes into running a juice bar profitably.

Choose a location wisely. The success of a juice bar  depends on the location of a place. Having a juice bar near a gym, a school, or a commercial space make a difference, as it increases the probability of the number of expected customers.

A well functioning juice bar should strike a healthy balance between costs and profits. Do not cut down on quality to increase profits as it will result in a reduced customer base over time. Keeping food costs to 50 percent of expenses maintains a good balance. When placing costs keep overheads like rent and electricity in mind. Approximately 10 to 15 percent works well for rent and electricity and maybe 20 percent for labour.

Invest well in bar equipment. Try and get deals on second hand equipment in good condition. You can save a lot on machines this way. The basic machinery required would be mixers, blenders and refrigerators.

Take a call if you want to redesign or build the bar from scratch. This would include plumbing, electrical work, demolition and construction costs. Think of a concept and work the design and marketing around the concept. The decor should be in tune with the juicesa and smoothies listed.

See if you want to opt for a franchise instead of starting one from scratch.In this case you will do not need tp work on a design or a concept.

Learn more about bookkeeping. Hire someone who can manage accounts so that you are left with free time to run the bar.Get help in applying for a vendor’s license. Decide whether you want to start your juice bar from scratch, or purchase a franchise store. Get in touch with a legal firm to consul and help you with the legal formalities. Steinepreis Paganin  is a Perth based law firm that offers clients specialized and comprehensive advice on a range of corporate and commercial matters.
Work in the cost of signaage and a logo. A logo is a representation of your bar so do not compromise on this. Advertise through signage, in local magazines and newspapers. If there is a proximity to a health-club then make sure the advertisement is seen there. Try and capture the community spirit and the bar will go a long way.