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5 Tips to plan your perfect event in Melbourne.

A Private Chef is just the beginning!

Mornington peninsula

Planning and hosting an important event can often feel overwhelming.

Your to-do list can seem insurmountable as the tasks keep growing and growing. Never fear!

Regardless of where  you are in Melbourne or on the Mornington Peninsula; be it Portsea, Flinders or Mornington, a private chef is just one way to ease the stress of a big event. But we have a few more trick up our sleeve that we’d love to share with you to ensure your event runs smoothly:

Pick your season carefully

All Melbournians know that our 4 seasons in one day can make event planning challenging. Our advice is to hope for the best but plan for the worst! There are many companies that service the Mornington Peninsula area with outdoor shade and marquees.

They’ll take care of the set up and pack up so even if some uninvited rain shows up, your guests will be none the wiser.

Alternatively, there is nothing warmer than a meal enjoyed inside with family and friends. Consider transforming your lounge room into dining area to accommodate those nearest and dearest to you.    

Have a contingency plan

Whilst you are planning your big event and taking Melbourne’s weather in to account, it is also a good idea to develop a contingency plan. If your back-up plan is on standby then the stress of planning an event in Melbourne will be reduced!

Consider live music

Creating a fun, celebratory atmosphere can be as simple as adding in some music. Why not go the extra mile and hire a live band to join you at your event?

There are many acoustic duos found all over the Mornington Peninsula that can elevate your get-together into a party. Alternatively, make music a highlight with something really different-a drumming soloist or a choir can add an element of fun and be a great conversation starter too. 

Choose a styling theme

When you choose a styling theme for your event, the process of decorating the table and personalising your invitations becomes more streamlined and easier to manage. Some styles to consider are:


Fairy lights, wooden tables and bespoke wildflower arrangements in Mason Jars makes rustic styling a great choice for a casual event with friends. This style is best teamed with dancing after dinner and some spontaneous speeches from the hosts. 


Think white tables clothes, candelabras and freshly cut red roses in small, glass vases. Choose from black, white or metallics for your invitations and let your guests know that they’re in for a night to remember!


This fun and flexible styling theme helps your guests feel relaxed the moment they step in to your home. Consider hiring a flower wall for photos and some low tables dotted around the garden to encourage plenty of conversation.

Outsource as much as you can

So that you can enjoy your event, outsource as many elements as you can. Melbourne has so many options when it comes to engaging service to take care of everything from invitation design to roving photography.

Hiring #professionals means you can expect high quality products and enjoy the ease of having the work done for you. All that’s left for you to do is enjoy the occasion with your #family and #friends.

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