Tips to make intimate holiday gatherings feel grand

Tip #1: Focus on the first impression

No matter how many guests you’re welcoming, the holidays are the perfect time to make a big impact. How? With a white-glove arrival at your event. 

Valet parking

We love the idea of offering your guests valet parking in Toronto. If you live in a condo, especially in an urban centre, this is a must. Locating and paying for parking isn’t a great way to begin any outing. You want your guests to arrive relaxed, content, and focused on the party — not the stressful 20 minutes it took for them to park and walk to your event.

But valet parking isn’t just for high-rises. Residential homes often have limited parking or on-street parking restrictions. Enlisting the professionals at Gatsby Valet can not only make off-site parking easier, we can also assist with optimizing the available space on your lot. And, we retrieve your guests’ vehicles warmed up, snow cleared, and ready to go — a great way to cap off a great evening! As specialists in driving first impressions, we feel strongly about the impact that valet parking for private events can bring to any occasion big or small.

Door ambassadors
Covid screening has become the norm but admittedly, it’s awkward asking your guests to show their proof of vaccination. Consider adding an ambassador at your door to screen guests, offer them masks and hand sanitizer, and to keep a record of attendees. 

Tip #2: Hire professional servers so you can enjoy the party

Boutique event staffing company R.E.D. knows how to host a party. Stay out of the kitchen and in the middle of the excitement by hiring a hostess, bartender, and wait staff to keep your event running smoothly. The best part? You won’t have to lift a finger…and your guests will be impressed with the professional touch!


Tip #3: Give a parting gift


Ahead of your event, assemble a small loot bag of goodies or keepsakes. No matter what you’re celebrating this season, your family and friends will appreciate the gesture. And, by giving them something to take home, you’re extending the life and longitude of your party by giving them something to open and enjoy at home. 


From all of us at Gatsby Valet, we wish you and yours all the best this holiday season!