10 ways to party in Hawke’s Bay

Meadowwood House Party

10 ways to party in Hawke’s Bay


ONE   There are beautiful stars in the Hawke’s Bay summer sky. View them from a garden
(like the one pictured above at Meadowwood House).

TWO  Get outdoors and do some sporty stuff, then party in a barn. Outfoxed is a good place to start!

THREE  Go wild. Build sandcastles on a gorgeous east coast beach, then hire the shearing shed at Punawaitai for a party to remember forever.

FOUR  Focus on the food. Hawke’s Bay, right? Francky Godinho at St George’s puts fabulous local food on a beautiful table. Just wow.

FIVE  Look out over the vines in the middle of Havelock North from the lovely glamped up deck at Red Barrel. Relaxed and sophisticated.

SIX  Put street cred into your party in a working bakery in downtown urban Hastings. OMG Breads has a large street front room with lots of laid back style.

SEVEN  Mingle in a private garden beside a stream with your family and friends. There’s a wide sunny lawn, an apricot orchard and established trees, right on the outskirts of Hastings at Orchiston.

EIGHT  Who’s going to do the catering? I’m glad you asked! Sometimes a food truck can bowl up to a party and set just the right tone. Vagabond Jack’s is getting a great reputation for hitting the spot – reliably great food from the shiny truck. For a bit more formality give Indulgence Catering a ring – it’s all in the name. Out to impress? Priska Wright at Exclusive Catering gets it right.

NINE A Hawke’s Bay party needs music. Not your iphone on a loop. Music that adapts with the mood and swings to the beat of the guests. If a DJ suits, call Eager Entertainment, or you could thrill your guests with live gutsy sounds that will have you dancing till your feet are sore. Better call Ben Throp for that.

 TEN  If anyone should ever want to throw me a party, please put it under a tent! I love tents. Like these ones, from Flagship Events.

Flagship Events Beach tents