Summer Nights are Perfect for Engagement Parties

Summer Nights are Perfect for Engagement PartiesHe got down on one knee. You said yes. Now it’s time to celebrate! Toast your new engagement this season with an engagement party. Summer nights are the perfect backdrop for engagement parties. An event venue with both indoor and outdoor facilities that add beautiful ambiance is a must-have for your celebration. Engagement parties are often the first opportunity for both sides of the family to meet, and it’s a time to honor the excitement of your pending marriage, so they are a special occasion every newly engaged couple should enjoy. (more…)

How to Have the Best Family Reunion Yet

How to Have the Best Family Reunion YetA family reunion is a special way to gather your close and distant family members to connect as a family, learn more about each other, and celebrate your family roots. Family reunions come in many shapes and forms: You may host a week-long trip with loved ones or simply host a special one-day gathering. If you’re in charge of planning, here’s how to have the best family reunion yet: Focus the festivities around a group meal. 60% of families cherish a big group meal most at family reunions, according to research gathered by global independent research company Ipsos. (more…)

Fundraising Never Looked So Good

Fundraising Never Looked So GoodWant to host a successful fundraiser? If you make your charity event a memorable experience for guests, you’ll see the donations roll in for your good cause. How to host a stylish charitable event: Select a beautiful venue unlike the standard (boring) banquet hall, create an unforgettable ambiance with thoughtful decor, and rouse the crowd with engaging entertainment. Consider these tips and ideas to make your charity event the talk of the town, and more importantly, to make sure it emphasizes your cause. Fundraising never looked so good. (more…)

Don’t Forget About the Rehearsal Dinner

Don’t Forget About the Rehearsal DinnerWe know an immense amount of careful planning goes in to making your wedding day a dream — but don’t forget about the rehearsal dinner! Your rehearsal dinner is the first event of your wedding weekend and the prelude to your big day. It sets the tone for the main event and helps both build excitement and calm nerves. It’s a great time to connect with close family, out-of-town guests, and your bridal party. Make your rehearsal dinner special, intimate, and above all, fun with these simple rehearsal dinner tips. (more…)

Give Your Sweet Sixteen-Year-Old Her Dream Party

Give Your Sweet Sixteen-Year-Old Her Dream PartyA teenager’s 16th birthday means they finally have a license to drive and a newfound independence. The coming-of-age achievement makes 16 a milestone birthday that is often celebrated with a sweet sixteen party. While splashy sweet sixteen parties are often shown in popular culture, you don’t need to be over the top to host a memorable birthday party your daughter will never forget. You can give your sweet sixteen-year-old her dream party without busting your budget. Our tips: pick a theme, make it personal, and make it fun. (more…)

How To Make Your Wedding Uniquely You

How To Make Your Wedding Uniquely YouMost brides have been dreaming about their wedding days since they were little girls. And as an adult, attending countless weddings of friends and family during busy wedding seasons, you quickly learn what you want and what you don’t want for your special day. Above all, most couples want a wedding that is true to their personalities. But how to make your wedding uniquely you? The key: Choose a beautiful venue that has a unique charm, stunning surroundings and more ambiance than the run-of-the-mill banquet hall. Then build upon that atmosphere with personal touches. (more…)

Ways to Save on Your Next Event’s Decor

Ways to Save on Your Next Event’s DecorTrying to maximize your upcoming event budget? Rethink your decorations. One avenue to make the most of your event budget is to seek ways to save on your next event’s decor. Decor is one of the more flexible elements of your special event or wedding day. Unlike the catering costs or venue rental fee, which are typically fixed rates, there is much variation in how much you need to spend to decorate for your party. Decor is one area where you can cut corners and make adjustments to save money without sacrificing style. (more…)