4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

We love celebrating Independence Day! The 4th of July is a landmark summer celebration that invites the town together with food and fun. As the first holiday of the summer season, making this day special is easier than you might think! Preparation Is Key The first step is to choose a date and let your town departments in on the plan. You can keep your parade low-key by choosing a dead-end street and making a quick stop at each home to let them know what you have in mind. If you want something a little larger scale, consult with your town police and fire department so they are on the same page in case they are needed for anything. This is a great idea no matter the size of your parade in case any permits or emergency services are needed. Your local police and fire departments may be able to stop in for the festivities which will get the kids extra excited! Involve the Community Entertainment is abundant in your community! Contact local school bands to see if they want to participate in leading your parade with music! Reaching out to after-school activity groups and local rec centers can provide amazing talent that will take your parade to the next level. Gymnasts, hula-hoopers, face-painters, and musicians will add a creative element to your celebration. If you are planning your parade on a residential street, involving the homes is a great way to bring families out into the action. With enough notice, little ones can set up lemonade booths, popsicle stands, or prepare tables where participants can pick up kazoos,...
Pop-Up Weddings

Pop-Up Weddings

What is a Pop-Up Wedding? Similar to an elopement, the goal is for minimal cost and guests. This is perfect for the couple who wants a wedding but wants to save some dollars or travel for their wedding. Typically, with less than 20 guests, the goal is to just “show up” and have everything all set for the big day. A Pop-Up Wedding will ask only two things to be decided. What date/time would you like to get married? Be ready to choose your own wedding dress, rings, and write your vows. We will handle the rest. Your décor, florals, photographer, music, cake, and venue will be chosen for you. Next, you can choose add-ons such as hair and makeup, and guest favors. It’s like a build-your-own wedding without having to spend hours on Pinterest or scouring for...
Spring Carnivals and Festivals

Spring Carnivals and Festivals

Spring is finally in the air and we are looking forward to some exhilarating day trips to carnivals and festivals in Charlotte, NC! We wanted to highlight some of our favorite spots and festivals hosted in the Queen City so you can check them off your summer list! Location, Location! Where are the best locations in Charlotte to suit these types of events? Freedom Park is a beautiful location on the water that holds the annual Festival in the Park featuring arts and crafts from local talent. Famous street 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard transforms throughout the year for festivals from the Queen City Brewfest to the Moo & Brew Festival. Carson Boulevard hosts the South End Wine Fest and South End Hops Festival! A Day In the Sun One of our favorite summer activities at Events By Deb is attending a festival on a nice, sunny day. We will be at the Taste of Charlotte this June, sampling from over 100 restaurants during this three-day event. Music, entertainment, and local retail lines the street and makes us say, “Summer is here!” At the end of April, don’t miss the Family Spring Carnival at Symphony Park at the SouthPark Mall.   Hosting a festival or carnival? Events By Deb plans many outdoor...
Summer Travel to Sandals Resorts

Summer Travel to Sandals Resorts

Summer means travel! There are so many reasons for a little getaway. Whether you are planning your romantic honeymoon, a family vacation, or just a weekend with the girls, we have you covered. We recently began working with Sandals Luxury Vacations to help you plan the most relaxing trip you could ever imagine. Make those dreams come true! Where to Travel To? Did you know Sandals has 16 locations in the Caribbean? Jamaica, Bermuda, Grenada, Antigua, Saint Lucia and Barbados house the exclusive locations to these stunning resorts. Travel to the bluest waters and most beautiful view for your ultimate getaway. What Kind of Vacation? Looking to just get some rest and relaxation, or planning to bring the family for a fun getaway? Sandals vacations are great for a trip to just get away from home. Enjoy scuba diving and other water sports. Golf, tours, and entertainment can be booked ahead of time so your family or best girlfriends can travel with peace of mind that there will be something to do every day between sessions of lounging by the pool. Weddings & Honeymoons There’s no surprise why Sandals Resorts were voted “Top All–Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons” by BRIDES magazine. All-inclusive packages are available to create the most luxurious and worry-free experience. Enjoy the champagne chilling in your room and a variety of restaurant options for the most romantic dining. Couple’s activities and spa treatments will make your first days of marriage truly memorable.   Book...
Spring Fling | Event Planning Expert Tips

Spring Fling | Event Planning Expert Tips

The wakening of Spring brings forth so many traditions to pull us out of our winter shell. Annual Spring Fling events make their way onto our calendars in March and April. How do you make your event a unique experience to remember? We have the expert event planning tips. Up-lighting. As you may know, Events By Deb is offering up-lighting services in 2018. With competitive pricing and full set up and break down, we love the effects up-lighting adds to our events. A great way to incorporate Pantone’s color of the year, ultra violet, into your Spring Fling is by adding up-lighting to main areas of your venue. Creative hors d’oeuvres. Keep refreshments modern. Renting a food truck or mobile caterer that can set up stations for pizzas, sandwich bites, and sides are inexpensive and diverse. Having finger food stations will keep attendees moving and dancing, while cutting costs on dishes, linens, and formal catering staff. Spring Fling Favors. Photo booth services have come a long way since they hit the social scene a couple years back. With the integration of backgrounds, filters, props, and digital copies – having a photo booth at your event is trending now more than ever! As an easy party favor and forever memory in print, set up a booth and allow the guests to take their close up!   Need help planning a Spring Fling event? We have you covered! Inquire to see how we can assist you with a bundled service of event planning, decor, and...