When hosting social events, it is many times that simplicity has the best effect. This is especially in the case where the guests are not strangers. Events that host people who are familiar with each other are best kept simple as this often works out best in helping the people feel more relaxed. When more relaxed, people find it easier to freely interact with each other better.
Many flashy events that are spiced up with a lot fancy and complex stuff are for groups of strangers. The flashy stuff is usually a way of trying to impress the crowd and make them feel that the event is worth their while. The flashy stuff is a very effective way of keeping the people distracted and occupied since they cannot talk and freely interact with each other.
It would for example be extravagant and unnecessary to hire an expensive and elaborate comedian to spice up a family event. In a family event, the people are more interested in catching up with each other and talking amongst themselves. This is also the case when the event features close buddies. Such groups would be much more entertained if they freely socialized rather than get distracted by some flamboyant attractions.
When hosting social events it is however important to first find out how well the people are socially acquainted. There are groups of people that may be socially acquainted but they are still not very confident to freely interact with each other. A good example is when hosting a corporate event where colleagues are involved. Despite being very familiar with each other workmates are usually not very eager to freely interact with each other and one needs to find ways of breaking the ice in such a group.
To do this, there are several ploys that an event organizer can employ. Hiring a comedian for the occasion is a good way of helping the group to relax – when sharing in the laughter of comedy, people will find it easier to engage in free conversation. In such a setting, one can also organize for some fun competitive games that will encourage the people to freely interact.
In a setting such as in a church group, volunteer group, or readers club, there are some activities that can be quite effective in creating memorable moments. Singing is a good way for a group to enjoy time together and especially if this is coupled with the accompaniment of a musical instrument.
The acoustic guitar is a good instrument to help in group singing since it can be used in any setting including the outdoors. The acoustic guitar is also easy to carry around since it is not very bulky or heavy. When organizing a group event such as a church outing it is very likely that one of the guests will have some skills in playing the guitar.
An acoustic guitar can however be ineffective in a noisy surrounding or if the group is very big. In such cases one might need to consider the use of acoustic guitar amps and loudspeakers to boost the guitar sound.