Charter One has hosted a multitude of yacht dinner parties through the years, and our team feels privileged to have been a part of so many of our clients’ joyous celebrations and even life defining moments. What truly makes each celebration a success is the guest list – who you invite is as important as any preparation you make, as your guests are the life of the party! Other important elements of every successful party include the mood and the atmosphere that you create.Dinner parties can be complimented by any theme, and are perfect ways to celebrate any occasion. A dinner party can evolve into anything you make of it; something formal and grand, or it can be simple and elegant, with a lesser number of guests in attendance. Charter One’s team has had the pleasure of creating many memorable themed dinner parties for our clients aboard our lavish fleet that were met with great success. Here are some of our staff’s favorites:
- Martini Theme Party – Celebrate the upcoming summer with a cool and casual dinner party, adorned with orange and yellow hanging paper lanterns, with an offering of Martinis in a selection of flavors and bright colors. Drinks are accompanied by a delectable hors d’oeuvres spread, followed by dinner and dancing, some karaoke and fun! Give some martini recipe cards to guests as parting favors so they can recreate some of those tasty libations at home.
- Mexican Fiesta/Cinco de Mayo – Decorate with bold colors like red, yellow and green. Offer a salsa bar, different flavored margaritas, and a menu that includes favorites such as pulled pork tacos, crab quesadillas, and a taco buffet. Hire a Mariachi band to add some authenticity. Hand out some Mexican hats and maracas! Put out some traditional Mexican pottery pieces on the tables that your guests can take home at the end of the evening.
- Cultural Gatherings – Go with something exotic, such as an Asian inspired theme. The menu possibilities are endless, beginning with a sushi bar and some sake, and the décor will transform the evening when you use bamboo centerpieces, Japanese lanterns, and paper fans. Japanese music playing will set the mood and everyone can indulge in green tea ice cream for dessert.
- Clue/Murder Mystery Parties – Guests will participate in an exciting murder mystery game where they are given clues to solve a murder. During dinner, scenes play out by character actors who also come to each table afterward to answer questions and provide extra clues. Don’t forget prizes for those who solve the mystery!