Event Planning Trends in Reno - Local and Social

Not everyone has an eye-for-detail, or can manage the difficult task of balancing style and creativity. Knowing what’s haute and what’s not in the catering and event planning world isn’t easy, so if you’re looking for some ideas, here are just a couple of event planning trends in Reno that have been seen on the rise lately!

Is it local?


Whatever the occasion, grilling still remains to be a popular cooking method with event planners and party guests. And, although chicken and beef rank highest, salads and fruits are finding their way onto the grill too. While the interest in healthier foods has increased over the years, organically-labeled food isn’t good enough anymore; it’s got to be local. Consumers want to know where their food is coming from. It’s not just about eating healthier; they want to know they’re supporting local farmers and businesses.

Lately, there’s been a lot of support for events that are mixing education and public service to promote awareness. Regardless of what’s trending though, supporting local businesses and providing healthier foods for your guests will always be a good call. Despite the amount of time that goes in the menu alone, there’s a lot of thought that goes into the guests’ overall experience too!

#Party over here!

Social networking has revolutionized the way planners and marketers promote their events. But, more importantly it’s empowered their guests!Just like you don’t go anywhere without your smartphone or tablet, your guests don’t either. And, aside from the typical status updates that everyone seems to do at parties, this technology still offers a great deal of potential that many don’t recognize or take advantage of. Photos and videos that guests capture on their own devices and can upload to a live-feed are a great way for everyone to see what’s going on.

They’re also a fun and inexpensive alternative to traditional photographers if you’re on a budget. Whether you are hosting a charity event, getting married or anything else, spend some time brainstorming a hashtag that fits with your event and make sure to inform your guests of it. This enables you to get first hand footage of your event and guests enjoying themselves.

It doesn’t matter what you’re celebrating, or who’s managing the event. If you don’t stress too much and have fun with it, your guests will be talking about it for years to come!

Photo Credit: Alpine Ranch Grass-Fed Beef

For more event inspiration or to book your event, call Roundabout Catering & Party Rentals at 775-747-2090. Roundabout Catering & Party Rentals is located in Sparks, Nevada and serves Reno, Tahoe and surrounding communities.