Why is it called a gala dinner at the end of the year?

why is it called a gala dinner at the end of the year

A Gala Dinner essentially is a party for a large number of guests. It generally features a meal, whether it is a sit-down or buffet style, entertainment, perhaps an awards section, and a theme.

Read our top 5 tips on how to successfully organise and host a Gala Dinner:

1. Find a space that will suit the total number of guests.
A room too big will leave the space looking sparse and lacking in atmosphere, whereas a room too small can leave the guests feeling packed in.

2. A theme is always a good idea, as it can transform a space.
It may allow the guests to dress up, and it adds another dimension to the evening. However, you do need to be careful when picking the theme. Knowing your audience is the best way to execute this, ask yourself questions like ‘Is it a mix of genders or ages?’, ‘Does their company specialise in a certain area that could become a theme?’ You don’t want to have a theme that is only going to be enjoyed by a small number of guests.

3. Gala Dinners can vary from low costs to very high costs, depending on your requirements.
Therefore one of the most important components to understand is what your budget can get you. You can’t have a champagne event on a beer budget!