Archive for February, 2011

The Essentials to Plan the Perfect Party

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

All hosts of a get together, celebration, reunion or any other kind of party want to throw a great party. These are some of the essential things you need to think about for your big bash.

Food

The food is often one of everyone’s favorite and most memorable parts of a great party. You might choose to have a full sit down meal, or a buffet, a potluck, a barbecue or just some tasty goodies available throughout the evening. Potlucks are great because everyone will have at least one dish they enjoy and they can try other peoples’ favorite dishes too. Barbecues can be a lot of fun too, as everyone can stand around and see and smell the great food cooking, which builds anticipation and appreciation of the food. (more…)

6 Event Planning Trends for 2011

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

It’s a new year and everyone is excited for what’s in store. The freshly unwrapped calendars are starting to fill up with save the dates and celebrations, commencements and weddings, baby showers and bachelor parties, conventions and conferences.

Here are six event planning trends that are hot and fresh for 2011:

Event Planning Trends

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8 Ways to Plan Your Event on a Budget

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a ten year class reunion, a family reunion, a mega birthday party, a retirement party, a going away party, or any other big event, budget considerations are always a major part of event planning. Many people mistakenly think that they have to pay an arm and a leg to put on a great event, that the best decorations have to be expensive decorations, or the venue has to cost a fortune. But none of this is true!

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to put on a truly fantastic event. Great events can be had on a budget, and here are some tips to help you stretch your event money further and be able to have a really wonderful, memorable occasion.

Plan Your Event on a Budget

Photos by @puamelia @Seaners4real @kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop)

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Destination Weddings

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

A tropical beach at sunset. A billowy white dress, no shoes. Hair loose, flowers in hand. There’s nothing more romantic in the world than a destination wedding. And while it may be your ideal way to say “I do” it can be a bit stressful to plan. But keep the following things in mind and your planning will be stress-free and your big day perfect.

destination weddings

Photo by @rcbodden on Flickr.

Go Local

When it comes to your reception the best thing is to go local for your decorations. Think local flowers, local foods, local drinks. It will add a colorful and unique flavor to your wedding and could save you some money since you won’t have to fly in your decorations. But check out ahead of time what will be available to you to make sure that you will be able to get decorations for the wedding. If you do want to bring your own, stick to light things like colored feathers and tulle. (more…)