How to Host a Crazy Rich Asians Party
It’s the movie that is on everyone’s lips for its contribution to diversity in the film and entertainment industry, and for those of us living in Singapore, another buzz-worthy occasion for our country to be on the map.
“Crazy Rich Asians” will be in cinemas from August 15, and to celebrate its launch, NOSHtrekker – with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board and Warner Bros. – hosted a Crazy Rich Asians experience on July 13. In the vein of our Eat My Words series, the event featured food from the book and a 17-item menu was presented.
If you’re looking to host a Crazy Rich Asians party of your own, here are some tips from our Chief Experience Designer, Tahnya Butterfield.
1. It’s not the size of the venue, but its style.
Unless you own a Tyersall House of your own, the key to a great “Crazy Rich Asians” party is a venue fit for a fabulous crowd. You can choose sleek contemporary architecture or ornate Old World heritage, but having great decor and interesting items within the house is essential. Especially if they have ego – think over sized self portrait or custom loomed carpet or monogrammed door slippers.
An authentic Crazy Rich Asian will have collections from travels, lots of personal mementos and objects that seem completely over-the-top anywhere else BUT in their home.
2. Go bite-sized canapés and skip the full meals.
They don’t tell you this, but Singapore food is full of carbs. Delicious carbohydrates but carbohydrates none-the-less. To plan the menu for our “Crazy Rich Asians” party, we went through the book and from a spreadsheet of all the items, decided on 17 items that would be delicious as bite-sized snacks. If you’d like a copy of our spreadsheet to host your own “Crazy Rich Asians” party contact Concierge and we’ll be happy to share it with you.
3. Reach out and mix up your invite list.
Our “Crazy Rich Asians” experience was attended by a diverse group of people, including people who lead glamorous lives, people who love food, people who love talking to other people and people who just like to party. Don’t just keep your guest list to people you know; reach out to people in your neighbourhood, friends-of-friends and interesting people who you might have crossed paths with at some point.
Our beautiful guests Dylana Suarez, Taye Hansberry and Natalie Suarez.
4. Make dressing up mandatory.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is a fantastic fashion movie and the clothes are as important as the location. In the “Dress Code” of your invitation ask people to dress up in the spirit of the characters in the movie, this adds to the overall ambiance and provides a layer of fun for your guests. And the photos will be fantastic.
Model guests, Clement Chan, Jean Yong and Matthew Ta.