How to Throw Successful Micro Gatherings

Micro gatherings are trending, and not just in COVID times. Communities are now global and technology has lead to communication on bigger platforms. But as world connection has expanded, people are desperate for intimate and personal interaction.  The desire to celebrate and gather with loved ones, especially now, is palpable.  The need to create micro events with big impact trend is here to stay!  Luckily, any event can go micro and still leave a big impression, even if they were originally planned on a large scale. In the world of pivots, it is time to get creative and transform your next gathering into a micro event with maxi-success.

Milestone event planned & designed by Tim Komen Events. Click image to see the event gallery.

 In micro events, its all in the details. Colorful decor, beautifully displayed appetizers, craft cocktails and atmospheric lighting will pave the way to success. Need some inspo? Here are some fun creative ideas which will get you started.

Tasty Treats!

You cannot plan a party, of any size, without considering the menu. Whether planning a small gathering for brunch, elegant dinner or just a fun cocktail hour, treat your guests to tasty appetizers and light bites! Check out these amazingly beautiful appetizers.

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy laughs and conversation without this cocktail in hand?

A dessert only party? No worries… fun toppers for cupcakes will bring joy to your guests and spark conversation. Bottom line, your guests will head home feeling fulfilled, in every sense of the word.

It’s all in the accents!

Whether you are hosting your event at an intimate venue or in your own home, environment is everything when creating a vibe. And how best to create that vibe? Look to the details to make an impact and wow your guests.


Whimsical or patterned pillows will add energy to your socially-distanced lounge setting! Bright tones, bold stripes or floral pillows will add a pop of color, elevate your furniture cluster, and create a comfy setting for conversation and cocktails. Such simple details will complete the look and bring your event space to life.  No matter the theme of your event, with the hundreds of styles available in  Mosaic’s pillowcase collection, we can help you bring your vision to life!

From Left to Right: High Tea Damask, Orange Blossoms, Beige Flamingo Panama Pillow Case

Table Runners

 While guests may gather at furniture clusters, many events have a buffet for their guests. Whether you are using a rented table or your own dining room table, consider dressing it up with a table runner. Such a small detail will make a big splash, adding charm and style to your food display.  Runners can lay flat or bunch to gracefully add a wow factor to any sized table!  For the event below, Mosaic provided our Orange Taza runner to dress up the display and create a cohesive connection to the lounge seating area. So easy, and such a good way to create event flow within a space.

Orange Taza Table Runner

 Another great way to bring romance and atmosphere to your tablescape is with our new Silk Chiffon runners! These gorgeous, 100% hand dyed, silk runners are super wide, and extra long (24″ x 168″), providing the perfect opportunity for you to create drama by scrunching and weaving this luxurious fabric around your center-piece displays. And the colors? We think they are to die for, versatile and lush!

Silk Chiffon Runners from Left to Right: Dusty Rose, Mustard, Storm. Click to see more available shades.

Set The Mood With Lighting

Lighting plays a pivotal role at every event.  The right lighting will set the vibe of your micro party and make your guests feel welcome.

Candlelight provides a warm, sexy atmosphere for any elegant affair whether at a venue or in your own living room.

A small candlelit event enjoyed by close family and friends. Linen in photo, Neutral Static.

Will your event have outdoor space?  Consider hanging string lights to create ambiance and the illusion of a ceiling outside.

Cocktail hour at dusk. Event planned and designed by Shayla Hawkins Events. Click image to see event gallery.

Wrap a tree in lights to create a gorgeous, structural element with nature!  Luminaria is not just for the holidays.  To create flow, line your exterior walkways and stairs with this super easy and affordable design element!


These simple suggestions and design elements will transform any space and provide a backdrop for conversation.  Armed with some simple tips and resources, you will look like a rock-star event planner.  Your elevated, micro celebrations will leave your guests with fond memories that will last a lifetime.

Social distancing will eventually be a chapter closed, but our guess is that micro gatherings will stand the test of time and remain on trend for decades to come.

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