Are you seeking amazing and fun interactive food ideas to incorporate at your next special event or high end corporate function? We’re sharing our expert tips and latest innovative event ideas to make your next special event WOW guests.
One of my specific job descriptions at Imprint is to “develop and maintain knowledge of market trends” so that our clients are always seeing the latest and greatest ideas and our proposals always feel fresh. I like to think of myself as “on trend” (picture my coworkers laughing hysterically as they read that), so I love this job requirement.
At any event I attend I’m constantly observing, maybe judging, what’s been planned and how well its been executed and drawing inspiration for our Imprint clients. Weddings are actually one of my favorite places to draw inspiration – typically they’re planned with such thought and care or they’ve found creative solutions to serious budget considerations that always impress me and fill me with ideas.
Interactive food and beverage has become a major social event trend that’s quickly taking hold in the corporate special events industry as well.
5 Interactive Food Trends to Try at Your Next Special Event:
The Champagne Hedge Wall
At a mountain wedding I recently attended, there was a beautifully installed champagne hedge wall, which sparked one of Imprint’s newest products! The 8 X 12-foot hedge wall is designed with hole cut outs so that servers can offer guests a glass of champagne, a custom cocktail, or even an hors d’oeuvre through the opening. Adding a bell to its center allows for a fun distraction that grabs the attention of other attendees, steers them towards the fun interactive product, and puts a drink in the hands of all party-goers! What we love the most about this product is that it can be branded and customized for any event and occasion!
The Edible Photobooth/Selfee Cookies
This is easily one of my favorite new interactive food trends. Want to take a selfie? Bring in the Edible Photobooth! This Photobooth takes your photo and prints it onto a cookie right in front of your eyes! Need to preorder in bulk with logos and branding? Not a problem. Cookies can be created ahead of time to have them displayed at your event!
Chaos & Cream: Thai-inspired rolled ice cream
With summer right around the corner what could be more perfect than a new take on ice cream?! This thai-style rolled ice cream is a hit at any event, and a food trend that is spreading like fire. You can watch as ice cream artists roll your frozen treat into a perfect piece of dessert artwork!
Branded M&M Wall
M&MS. They are a classic chocolate treat, but we’ve added a twist: The M&M branded wall. This product has multiple panels for branding and features 18 individual dispensers. Our clients in the past have featured branded M&Ms in each dispenser, but the sky is the limit! Anything you can get in the bulk section at the grocery store, we can add into our dispensers. A great option for “make your own granola bars” or to feature an array of different candies!
I wouldn’t be doing this blog post justice if I didn’t include an over-the-top cocktail option. The days of hand shaken drinks are over. Now, you can leave it to a drone to shake up your drink…and your experience! Brooklyn Creator Michael Cirino had the game-changing idea to use drone technology to shake your cocktail, calling it “the perfectly unnecessary way to serve a drink.” It may be unnecessary, but we think it’s insanely, and necessarily, awesome.
I hope these ideas have inspired you to add a little food (and drink) excitement to your next event. Give Imprint a call today to find out how to bring these interactive food features to life!
By Emily Bonneau, Creative Solutions Coordinator | The Spark