How to Plan a Stunning LA Winter Party / by Jenny Chang

You may think producing a special event during the winter months is no different than any other season, but seasons are everything when planning a phenomenal and unique event. Different seasons influence your choice in venue, cuisine, decor, and more.

There’s something special about the winter season. Maybe it’s the cold weather, hot cocoa, and nights spent snuggled up to the one you love. Whatever it is, winters are totally underrated - and so are winter events!

Luckily, planning memorable winter events and luxurious parties is our specialty, and we’re really good at it.

Here’s everything you need to know about planning a stunning LA winter event ROCKNEVENTS style:

The Venue

The foundation of every incredible event is the venue. Don’t get me wrong, we definitely have our favorite Los Angeles venues, but everyone has their own dream venue. Whether it’s on the beach in Malibu or on the beautiful snow covered mountains of Big Bear, California provides some of the world’s most spectacular venues.

Before you begin planning your event, pick a venue that perfectly captures the vibes you want to be putting out. The venue is the backdrop to your party or event - make it worthwhile. If, for example, you’re looking for an ultra-chic location for a winter event - but don’t want to be far from the hustle and bustle - why not the Hollywood Hills? Sure, there may not be snow, but the brisk evening air and the stunning LA lights more than make up for that!

Or, if you are willing to venture a bit further out, Big Bear is your spot. Like we mentioned before, is there anything better than a beautiful, snow-covered mountain? Well, maybe a rustic, timber-beamed venue overlooking the slopes!

Stunning Winter Wedding

The Cuisine

I think we can all agree that there is nothing worse than bad food. Sometimes events get a bad rap for serving so-so food. If you’ve ever been to one of our special events, however, you know that’s not the case. We understand that an unforgettable party or event has to hit every freaking note, and fantastic food is definitely one of them.

When selecting a caterer and a menu, go for dishes that are delicious, unexpected, and in season. We always encourage incorporating interactive food stations and out-of-the-box desserts to take your cuisine to the next level. Need some catering inspiration? How about baked cheese for an appetizer? Or, if your event is in the snow, what about mini mugs of soup to both welcome and warm up your guests? Just think about the vibe you are trying to create and let your culinary imagination run wild!

(If it’s not obvious, we love food around here).

The Decor

Now, this is where it all comes together.

An unapologetically luxe event calls for out-of-this-world decor that oozes extravagance from every detail. Our design process is intricate, detailed, and tailored to every one of our members. If you’re planning your own unique winter event, don’t fall into the Pinterest trap, chica. When we think of Pinterest, we think, “been there, done that” (sorry, not sorry).

Reach for the stars and select design elements you truly love, whether they’re on trend or not. This means throwing out the rulebook and making your own trends!

Some of our favorite secret-weapon design elements include:

  • Lavish floral arches and centerpieces

  • Mixed metals and textures

  • Candles in all shapes and sizes

  • Specialty chairs and tables

  • Pin-spot lighting

Remember, the perfect winter event should be an encapsulating experience for you and your guests. That’s where we come in. At ROCKNEVENTS, each one of our all-star producers has an eye for design and an excellent track record for designing parties that bring out your inner rock star.

Contact us today at (424) 272-6477 for drinks and a consultation, and let's get started planning your next awesome event.