Archive for the ‘Event Planning’ Category

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! (more…)

How to Use Twinkle Lights to Set the Mood

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Twinkle Lights

Twinkle lights aren’t just for winter holidays! LED light strings or curtains will transform any venue into an enchanting new world. Whether you’re inside or outside, twinkle lights set the perfect mood, but the true magic comes from how you use them. Here are a few ideas to get your creativity rolling! (more…)

Ostrich Feather Centerpieces We Love!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Ostrich Feather Centerpieces

The right ostrich feather centerpiece will tie your entire event together, and finding the perfect one for your special day is easy with our beautiful pre-designed kits. Each kit contains our high-quality ostrich feathers and your choice of vase. With more than 30 vibrant ostrich feather colors and a variety of bases, we promise you’ll find the best look for your event.

Struggling to choose between so many gorgeous options? We understand! That’s why this week we’re featuring our all-time favorite centerpieces! (more…)

Accenting Your Event Décor with Centerpiece Mirrors

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Heart Shaped Mirror

A heart centerpiece mirror offers a unique shape for decor placement.

Centerpiece mirrors are a gorgeous way to accent your event décor. The key is choosing the right shape and size for your display. Whether you’re building the perfect wedding centerpiece or trying to draw attention to your accent décor, these simple event accessories are very eye-catching. Mirrors will add depth through reflection so your finished arrangement looks bigger, fuller and more detailed. How can you incorporate centerpiece mirrors in your event décor?

Match the Mirror Shape with Your Vase or Base

Centerpiece mirrors come in many shapes, although the most popular are round and square. When selecting the ideal shape, make sure you find something that is similar to the vase or base of your décor. This is especially important when building a centerpiece that will be the main focal point on your tables. If you use a block vase, then use a square mirror. If you are using something round like a cylinder or bud vase, then a round mirror is an ideal choice. If you are building something with smaller components rather than one big focal point, then you can experiment with other shapes. Try an octagon, heart, oval or placemat mirror. You can try placing objects off center to complement the wider and narrower parts and profile of the mirror.

Plain Mirrors vs. Detailed Mirrors

Patterned Round Mirror

A patterned mirror adds more detail to a display.

Some centerpiece mirrors include extra details like a scalloped edge or pattern. Others include a plain silver surface. So which is going to work best with your centerpiece or accent décor? A lot depends on the style of your décor. Plain mirrors as well as those with a beveled edge are ideal for arrangements that will show less of the mirror. On the other hand, if you are using a narrow vase or something that will show more surface area, then a detailed accessory like our round patterned mirror is a great choice.

Sizing Your Centerpiece Mirrors

You have many sizes to choose from when searching for centerpiece mirrors. Make sure the mirror is large enough to show around the edges of your vase or base. After all, you want some reflection to be visible. A large mirror works with a narrower vase that will include a full, cascading bouquet. If you are going for something simpler with a narrow vase and just a couple of roses or a slim branch, then a wider mirror might be too much. Balance visual appeal by using a mirror that grabs attention without distracting from your décor.

Introducing the Newest & Most Realistic Flameless Candles You Can Use at Your Next Event!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

 

Motion Flame Pillars

Motion flame candles

Flameless candles have become a popular alternative to traditional wax candles. Wax luminaries are lovely, but they can be a fire hazard. Not to mention the smoke they produce and wax melt off which can pool around the candle and ruin tablecloths and décor. The biggest problem many people had with going flameless was the fact that some of the older versions didn’t quite capture the visual beauty of an actual glowing wick. Our motion flame timer candles have arrived and offer a functional wax alternative that looks amazing and moves!

5" Motion Flame Candle

5″ motion flame pillar in ivory

Motion Flame Candles vs. Other Flameless Candles

Other flameless LED candle models use a flickering light effect to recreate the movement of real fire. While this can work in some settings, it is still very limited. The light typically dances within the bulb or faux flame attached to the top of the candle. It is still contained so it doesn’t actually appear to flicker like a real wax candle does. The shadows cast might look convincing, but a head on view will reveal that it’s just an imitation.

Our motion flame candles offer a solution to this problem by giving actual motion to the faux flame. A tapered light stands up over the center of the candle, surrounded by wavy rims that appear partially melted. When turned on, the “flame” visibly moves. It is not stuck within a bulb or cap but actually, physically moves so the light changes shape – just like a natural flame would!

What Can You Do with Motion Flame Candles?

6" Motion Flame Pillars

6″ motion flame candles in ivory

Anything you can do with a wax candle you can do with our motion flame candles! In fact they are even more versatile thanks to their flameless design and convenient features. Add them to any candleholder or set them directly on furniture. Since there’s no melted wax or flame, you never have to worry about damage to wood, fabrics or other nearby surfaces. You can also place them close to objects you wouldn’t normally place a lit wax candle next to.

Our motion flame candles come in a variety of sizes with an amber LED and built-in timer that turns them on for five hours then off for 19. 3 AAA batteries provide power so you don’t have to have an electrical outlet free. They produce no smoke, only beautiful, natural looking candlelight. Try them at your next event and discover the many benefits of realistic flameless candles!

Be the First to Build a Forest of Light with Our Fascinating Lighted Trees!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Bonsai Blossom Tree

Table trees make beautiful wedding centerpieces!

We are proud to introduce an exciting new collection of light décor featuring the natural look of trees! This stunning product line is beautiful, versatile and the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of décor styles. Whether you are working with a rustic wedding theme or want to create a whimsical display for a party or holiday event, lighted trees are fabulous choice!

The Versatility is in the Branches

Lighted trees are extremely versatile thanks to their organic shape. We carry a variety of sizes and shapes, yet all are equally as customizable. From the shorter bonsai blossom trees to our tall floor trees, each features beautiful branches that can be adorned in ribbons, raffia, fabrics, ornaments and other lightweight embellishments. Match your tree branches up with a piece of fabric or flowers around the base and you have an easy DIY centerpiece that’s ready to display!

Which Lighted Tree is Best for Your Event?

White Floor Tree

Freestanding trees come in a wide range of sizes!

Our growing selection of products presents a number of options so you get the perfect look for your event. Our lighted trees are no exception. Our bonsai LED trees stand between 18” and 23”, each with a round base that is meant for display on furniture like tabletops and counters.  Our freestanding floor trees range from 3’ to 9’ and are the perfect event accessory for dark corners, aisles, entryways and any space that you want guests to see. What if you’re hosting specific event with specific décor needs? Consider the following:

  • Dazzle guests by making a bonsai lighted tree the focal point of table décor
  • Brighten dull or dark spaces by placing a blossom tree nearby
  • Showcase important people or objects by placing lit trees in the background

Each lighted tree is reusable so you can enjoy it for many years. We have something for every taste, from the rough, natural look of our green moss lighted tree to the elegant glow of our blue blossom LED tree. Make your venue look amazing with modern décor inspired by Mother Nature!

5 Must-Have Valentine’s Day Decorations You Need for Your February Love Fest!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! If you are planning something special, then now is the time to prepare your décor. Whether you’re hosting a big celebration with friends and family or something intimate with one special person in particular, you can make the occasion even more memorable with the following must-have Valentine’s Day decorations!

Valentine's Day Feather Centerpiece

Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

Must-Have Valentine’s Day Décor 1: Ostrich Feather Centerpiece

Pamper your guests with the luxurious look of ostrich feathers and Eiffel Tower vases! Our centerpiece kits include everything you need to build a professional looking display in minutes. Check out the My Valentine ostrich feather centerpiece for a traditional event or something sultrier like our red and black feather centerpiece for something more intimate!

Must-Have Valentine’s Day Décor 2: Mood Lighting

Burning Taper Candle

Candlelight is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Lighting is an easy way to create atmosphere. Our convenient LED string lights will give you an easy way to add illumination anywhere! We carry an array of colors, including brilliant red! String then around structures or use them along walls or ceilings to add a more festive look to your love themed celebration. We carry a variety of lengths, including 36”, 60” and 9’. Or do something different with our 7’ red ribbon lights!

Must-Have Valentine’s Day Décor 3: Taper Candles & Candleholders

Taper candles are a classic Valentine’s Day accessory. There’s something romantic about their long, tall shape and the soft light they shine on tables and nearby décor.  Classic wax taper candles are beautiful, but don’t forget to check out mechanical candles and LED candles. Modern designs make them look just as realistic with fewer hassles. The best part is that they typically fit inside any standard taper candleholder.

Must-Have Valentine’s Day Décor 4: Flower Vase

Along with warm lighting, you also need an elegant way to decorate tables and other areas. Simple glass vases filled with flowers are a great choice. Red roses are popular, but you can get creative and choose any blossom, preferably in pink, red and/or purple (sometimes with white for contrast). Glass vases come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes so you can find the right piece to go with your preferred décor style.

Must-Have Valentine’s Day Décor 5: Proper Table Coverings

It may seem unimportant, but the tablecloth is a vital part of any celebration. This will really pull your party area together and make the celebration feel more formal to guests. A simple red tablecloth will work or you can get creative by adding a contrasting overlay or square tablecloth for a stunning layered look.

Valentine's Day Tablecloths

A pintuck tablecloth for Valentine’s Day