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5 Tips for Hosting a Networking Reception at Home

By Michiel Perry

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Spring networking season is right around the corner. As you prepare to host your guests both personal and professional, here are some tips to make an impression:

  • Get Personal: Personalized napkins or linen are a great way to make your event stand out to your guests and look great in social media images for a business event. Pre Conference VIP Reception (80 of 157)

2) Furniture is great for decor and function: Uses pieces of furniture you may already have, a great buffet or desk are the perfect focal point to add your drinks, snacks and floral arrangements.

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3) Make Networking Easy and Beautiful: Make sure to incorporate some design details into your business card and marketing displays. Branding can be about business and also add style to your event.

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4) Fresh Flowers are a Must: For a spring event in the South, fresh flowers are a must. There are so many options in the spring, incorporating your brand’s colors or favorite colors into the floral display are always a great way to go.

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5) Good Food is a Must: For any event in the South, food is a must. Make sure to have a mix of carbs, meat and veggies to ensure your guests don’t go home hungry.


Michiel Perry is the founder of BlackSouthernBelle.com

Vendor Credits:

Styling: Yoj Events

Flowers:Lush Floral & Event Stylists

Images: Aneris Photography

Food: Swank Desserts, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits, Grey Ghost Bakery

Venue: Luxury Simplified

Rentals: Eventworks Rentals


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