Archive for the ‘Event Planning’ Category

What to Look For in a Florist

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

florist

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary, flowers are part of almost every celebration in the world. Any event is enhanced by beautiful floral arrangements. But with so many florists and floral shops out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Here are some tips to make sure you’re choosing the best florist for your event. (more…)

3 Things to Guarantee your Holiday Party is Amazing

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Holiday Party

The holidays are almost here, and that means party, party, party! With so many celebrations happening over the next few months, now is the time to consider how your holiday party will stand out from the rest. Whether your budget is big or small, there are a few guidelines that will help guarantee your party is a smashing success! (more…)

From Cute to Clever: Event Place Card Ideas You’ll Love

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

event place card

You definitely don’t have to choose traditional escort or place cards when deciding how you want guests to find their seats. Place card holders come in all shapes and sizes to match every theme. And if you play your cards right (see what I did there?), your place card can even double as your favor! We want your event to be perfect, so this week we’re sharing a few awesome ideas for unique event place cards.

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Don’t Set the Date for these Days!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Set the date

Planning an event far in the future comes with unique challenges, especially when choosing a date! Most people are busy, so you really must give plenty of time to make arrangements. And that means taking into account cultural and social happenings. So what significant national or religious events should you take into consideration when setting a date? (more…)

Creative Party Decorations on a Tiny Budget

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

decorating on a budget

Decorating is a hugely important part of any event, but you don’t have to spend a lot to make a big splash. There are a number of clever, surprising options that will delight your guests without stretching your budget. Read on for some helpful decorating tips that will get you the most bang for your buck! (more…)

Should You Allow Kids at Your Event?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

kids at your event

Whether or not you have kids at your event is totally up to you. If you’re thinking of inviting the younger crowd along with their parents, don’t forget most grown-up functions (like weddings and receptions!) aren’t naturally kid-friendly. Children need activities that appeal to them, so if you want to avoid the boredom tantrums, think ahead! This week, we’re suggesting a few fun ways to entertain your youngest guests. (more…)

5 Most Overlooked Questions when Booking a Venue

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

questions for event venueFinding an event spot that meets both your needs and budgetary requirements isn’t always easy. Having the right information is key to picking the right place and making sure your event goes off without a hitch. This week, we’re sharing five often-overlooked questions you should keep in mind when you start your hunt for the perfect party place. (more…)

How to be Your Own DJ

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

how to dj

Can you imagine your event without music? Probably not! Music fills your venue with background noise (no awkward silences at your party!), provides entertainment and sets the mood. Given that, music is clearly one of the most important aspects of any event. While most hosts think you need to spend a lot of money to have the best music at your event, acting as your own DJ is doable when you follow these four tips! (more…)

How to Feed Your Guests Like a Pro

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Wedding Food

What will most people remember about your event? The food, of course! Food is the great uniter—the one thing we all have in common—and is often the highlight of an event. While your menu will likely (and rightly so) reflect your likes, dislikes, culture or traditional menu, do remember your guests may have different needs. Between food allergies and special diets, you don’t want anyone to find themselves with little to nothing to munch on! We’re not suggesting you try to prepare an individual meal for each guest, but everyone should feel comfortable. This week we have a few tips to keep in mind when you’re making menu decisions for your event. (more…)

Mardi Gras Party Ideas

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Mardi Gras just wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without the characteristic masks, beads and exotic colors, but you don’t have to stick with the usual. A Mardi Gras theme can go beyond the typical expectations with a few awesome extras. So, just in time for the celebration, we’re sharing a few of our best ideas for infusing the spirit of Mardi Gras into your event!

Start with the Food!

Mardi Gras Party IdeasFood is the best part of every party, don’t you agree? Mardi Gras is definitely a meal-ready holiday with tons of great eating choices. Pancakes are usually served on Fat Tuesday, but there are lots of options for the rest of the two-week Mardi Gras season. For your get-together, you’ll definitely want to consider serving shrimp gumbo, jambalaya or mufflueta. Some of the customary Mardi Gras sides are red beans and rice, meat balls and cole slaw. Of course, you can’t forget to finish up with yummy beignets and the traditional King Cake. (more…)