Nowadays, superyachts offer some of the finest chefs in the world, who indulge their guests with innovative cuisines, the best ingredients that money can buy and are not satisfied until each guest retires with a full stomach. It is little wonder, then, that many clients on luxury superyacht charters choose to dine on board instead of heading ashore to try their luck at the local restaurants.
This season, why not add a theme to your guests’ evening? Here are our top five tips for an unforgettable themed evening on board.
1. Plan, plan, plan
Plan the evening meticulously and l eave nothing unturned. A themed party must follow a simple theme so that all guests arrive with confidence and enjoy the whole experience. There is nothing worse than people feeling uncomfortable in their own home from home .
2. Keep it simple
Although your theme needs to be unique, it also needs to be easy to organise given the lack of space, and relevant. Decide on a theme that’s easy to orchestrate but reflects the mood of the party. For example, a red-and-white-themed party would coordinate the entire party in a uniform colour that fits with the festive season. Given the lack of space, guests will be unable transport large costumes.
Chefs are skilled at being flexible and dynamic, so requesting a themed twist to the menu would be more than doable.
3. Tailor it to the guests
Try to find out what the guests like and tailor the menu and theme around their tastes. If the guests’ food of choice is Chinese, then endeavor to conjure up a theme that would fit with Chinese cuisine. Chefs are skilled at being flexible and dynamic, so requesting a themed twist to the menu would be more than doable.
Use decorations to enhance the theme, and think big. Even the dining area of the largest superyacht will be fairly small compared to most venues on land, so decorating it should not cause too many headaches, especially if you use your imagination. At this time of year, festive decorations can make the superyacht charter look magical, homely and inkeeping with the theme of the season.
5. Teamwork makes the dream work
Crews can derive great satisfaction from organising a successful party that guests still talk about at the end of the charter, and if the team looks like they are having fun, more often than not the guests will have a blast too.