Entertaining Trends

Entertaining Trends {Cayman Style!}

Entertaining in Cayman is so easy! There are so many event professionals who offer a wide range of services at competitive prices, so you won't need to break the bank either. Planning to go big but still want to watch your budget? Work with a professional who understands the local industry and can get you the best deals. Read on the learn about some of the hottest trends on the Island's entertaining scene!  

360 Degree View
Heard the buzzing overhead? It's the drones! If you want that stunning, 360-degree shot of your beach wedding, hire a professional drone operator in Cayman; this is one of the hottest wedding trends this season! Classic black and white portraiture is experiencing a resurgence — but it never really went out of style, did it! Grand Cayman has highly trained and experienced photographers, some specialise in commercial and food photography, others in weddings and portraiture. With the latest advances in amateur cameras, it may even be tempting to DIY, but we highly recommend hiring an experienced photographer to capture timeless shots of your event, ones that will transcend any future trend.

Sip, Sip, Hooray!
Cocktail culture has always placed a premium on creativity and innovation, and while there is undeniably an art to mixing the perfect drink, the latest trend in entertaining sees mixologists handing over the baton (or should we say muddler) to party-goers! Make-your-own- cocktail stations have emerged as a fun and deliciously personal alternative to the traditional drinks station. Get creative with flavour combinations at a fresh fruit mimosa station or provide a variety of tonic waters and fresh garnishes for a spin on the classic Gin and Tonic cocktail! A virgin concoction to keep guests hydrated at your daytime soirée won’t go amiss either. Get in touch with Cayman’s experienced event planners to discuss your options!

Go Live!

That solo harpist strumming the wedding march may still be on trend for the traditionalists, but some brides are choosing soulful choirs to belt out a love ballad or two. Whilst you will never go wrong with an experienced DJ setting the ‘soundscape’ of your event, this season we are seeing live bands at birthday parties, charity events and even weddings! Whatever you decide, you will need one of Cayman’s experienced event planners to arrange quality sound production.

Back to Basics
The insurgence of simplistic living has swept in and reorganised entertaining as we know it. More recently, hosts are placing the focus back where it matters: on the happiness of their guests. The result? A laidback style of entertaining where kinship and comfort are key! Think potlucks, game nights, dinner parties – the variations are aplenty, as are the experts in Cayman who can bring your ‘hygge’ inspired gathering to life.

The Great Indoors
While Mother Nature is always in vogue, this year we’re scaling back on over-the-top florals and making room for lots of fresh greenery. Tablescapes are getting a makeover with more simple and monochromatic centrepieces, while photo opportunities are being enhanced by the backdrop of a plush green wall. The beauty of this trend is in the details: ivy, ferns, lemon leaf, eucalyptus and succulents are eye-catching adornments for a simpler and more elegant effect. The best part about ‘going greener’ means there is opportunity to inject splashes of colour if desired. One of the many local florists on Island will be able to advise you on a variety of florals and greenery that will complement each other to bring your vision to life.

For our recommended caterers and event planners as well as top tips and event venues check out the event section on Cayman Good Taste!