Event Planning

Nov21

Are you pondering if you should get a artificial Christmas tree, one from your grocery store or going on a trip out to the bush to collect the perfect tree which ends up being patchy and way to big for your living room? Next comes the decisions on what lights colour or no colour? The options are endless and it can be stressful.. we get it!

One thing you wont have to think about this year is how to seat your entire family at a table which sits 4. Skip the crammed dinners and get together at the Mirador this year for a one in a life time experience!

Spread the Christmas cheer with your entire family at the La Casa Mirador! Combining rustic spanish style charm with all the creature comforts you could desire, this property was designed to make you feel relaxed and at home. A stunning large building with 4 floors and 10 bedrooms 1 king, 8 twins, 7 queens, and a single bunk bed located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. The entire family can gather in the theatre room and watch all the holiday favourites after popping you popcorn in the gourmet kitchen.

Feeling those December winter chills? Soak in the private hot tub up on the patio with the beautiful views of Lake Okanagan.

If you are interested in bringing the entire family to the La Casa Mirador this holiday season book today!

Contact us at Tel: 1.250.542.0515, or Email: rentals@lacasacottageresort.com

For more pictures and information visit the La Casa Mirador website here!

bachelorette party
Mar19

We love weddings and all the fanfare around them. In fact, we love when happy couples consider La Casa Cottage Resorts for their celebrations, maybe even use La casa Mirador Guest House for the ceremony. But planning a wedding from start to finish is tough. So here are some tips and tricks to get the bachelorette party juuuuust right.  

DO: Ask the bride what type of party she wants.
DON’T: Hire strippers and buy penis hats for the lolz 

Every bride is different. Some people want a wild, crazy, go-all-out party weekend. On the other hand, some women prefer something quieter and more elegant. Be sure you are tailoring the bachelorette party to the specific preferences of the bride-to-be. Remember: this party is all for her.  

DO: Take care to respect budgetary concerns for all guests.
DON’T: Surprise people with last-minute expenses.  

Respect how much money people are able or willing to spend. If you are struggling to cover even the bare necessities, consider doing a fundraiser with the bride’s extended family to cover some of the expenses. However, the cost mainly falls upon the maid of honour and the bachelorette party guests. Consider saving money ideas, like picking an “out of season” weekend, making snacks rather than buying them, and implementing BYOB. Here’s a budget spreadsheet to get you started.

DO: Plan enough activities to keep people entertained. 
DON’T: Over-schedule every minute of the day.  

The bachelorette party should be fun for everyone. Plan enough activities to occupy a few hours a day, if it’s a multi-day event. Leave room for relaxation and conversation. You’ll want to start with games and introductions and gifts. However, as the night goes on, the schedule should loosen up a bit. Give people something to look forward to but also plenty of time to socialize and kick back.  

DO: Have back-up plans in place.
DON’T: Ever assume things will go 100% according to plan.  

Always have a backup plan! You should always assume the best but plan for the worst. For example, maybe the restaurant you made reservations at floods unexpectedly. Seek out a few backup options (don’t book them, just know where they are and what they offer) so that you can bounce back quickly from unexpected hitches. 

DO: Reserve any venues or tables way ahead of time. 
DON’T: Overbook your rooms or surprise venues with extra guests. 

Make sure you have booked all appropriate accommodations, dinner reservations, limo pick-up or other transportation, and anything else that might need to be “held” for larger groups. Get RSVPs before booking and try not to surprise venues with additional guests. Restrictions to, say, room rental occupancy are there for a reason. You don’t want to end up with any unpleasant fines!  

BONUS: Thinking of hosting your bachelorette party in the Okanagan? These accommodations are perfect for 6 to 8 guests, making them a great option for small gatherings. Consider booking two of them if you have over 10 people coming.  

Looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, family reunion, or corporate event? Try La Casa Cottage Resort! We host groups from 8 to 26.