4 Sports Award Banquet Party Planning Tips

So, it’s the end of the season, and it’s time to start planning for the big sports award banquet.  Where do you even begin?  While it might seem an overwhelming task, planning a sports award banquet can actually be a lot of fun, and with the right amount of foresight, you can host an event that’s sure to be a hit.  At Village Catering, we help people prepare for a wide range of special events.  If you’re looking for ideas on how to get started, we’ve got four tips to help you plan a sports award banquet that your guests will love.

  1. Book your venue.

It will help to book your venue as far in advance as possible.  Once you have a date set for your banquet, you can start planning more of the specifics.  Booking your venue in advance is important, especially if your banquet is on a weekend.  Venues can book up quickly, especially during peak seasons, so it helps to have a list in mind for places that you can use as back-up in the event your first choice is taken.  Sunday through Thursday is always a great option and brunch is popular, too.  If you want your sports award banquet to take place on a Friday or a Saturday night, it’s best to book as far ahead as possible because these are the most popular nights for events.

  1. Consider decorations.

This is the fun part.  For your sports award banquet, why not think about team colors for your balloons and napkins?  You can display all kinds of sports equipment that’s in line with your team, and even exhibit a couple of team uniforms, too.  Many team leaders like to display some of their team’s trophies from the season, as well.  Another great idea is to share photos of team members as little kids in a “then and “now” format.  For any awards planning assistance, consider Village Catering.  Our professional team is always prepared to help host a special event like a sports award banquet.

  1. Plan your menu.

Many venues offer catering as part of their package, but if you find yourself searching for a catering company who can handle your sports award banquet, consider Village Catering.  We cater for a wide range of events and are always ready to take on a new client who’s looking for a professional company to cater his or her event.  Village Catering provides delicious foods that are sure to please everyone’s palate.  We can even customize your menu to include some team favorites.

  1. Decide how to present.

Since this is an awards banquet, it’s important to think about how you want to present your team’s actual awards.  Some of your awards are standard, such as MVP’s, all-stars, or captains’ awards.  Other awards that you might want to consider are sport specific and include best offensive player, best defensive player, most hits, RBI leader, most blocks and best serve.  You can think about how you want to present the awards.  You can also think about awards for best attitude, best attendance and most improved player.  Will you have each team member come to the front of the table?  Will you then hand out the awards? These are all important considerations to take into account when presenting awards during the banquet and celebration.

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