There’s a new trend found at just about any event you attend these days: Lounging areas – couches, comfy cushions, ottomans & coffee tables, even some cozy blankets for guests to snuggle.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you make them feel. Maya Angelou
So here’s the crux of any successful event: make your guests feel at home, make them feel comfortable, taken care of and special. If you achieve this they will remember your event – and your cause!
It’s no wonder these lounges are so popular!
Smokers, for instance, are being moved out – out of the room, into the open – more and more often because of new regulations. Setting up an area designated for smokers creates a chance for a new connection with this big group of people. A gathering area with bar stools & tables, with soft accents, will make them feel appreciated too (which is what you want to achieve, despite how you feel about the habit).
At a function where the guests will be dancing, a rest area for those sore feet would be welcomed (especially by your high-heel wielding guests). A comfortable couch and soft seating to one side, close to the bar area, creates the perfect spot to kick off your shoes & catch your breath – just for a minute. And if it’s cold, those blankets are a great idea, to show you care.
Remember, if you want to bring any of these ideas to life at your next event, contact The O Company!