3. Evening in Venice Reflect Venetian elements into the décor to set a romantic backdrop. Think of clear glass bowls filled with floating candles reflecting the gondolas floating on Venice’s lagoon. As the guests walk in, treat them to the ultimate Venetian cocktail, the Bellini (non-alcoholic version). Serve Cicchetti, a bite snack popular in Venice, similar to Spanish tapas. Italian pastries would also be good.