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 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...
Meeting Trends for 2018

Meeting Trends for 2018

What’s trending? Earlier this month, we talked about planning corporate events & parties. In case you missed it, check out the blog here! To go along with this topic, we wanted to touch on meeting trends for 2018. We get asked all the time to help plan office parties, large corporate gatherings, or tips on putting together a quality and enjoyable meeting atmosphere. In an industry that focuses on milestones, we like to plan events for these smaller victories, too! No matter your profession, at one point you have had to attend a meeting. Focus on Technology. Using digital media has been a meeting staple, but now all focus will be on the big screen. Don’t get stuck in dated methods, switch over to the screens. You’ll save paper and hold attention longer a little longer than classic binder presentations. Many companies are distributing tablets for agenda notes and revving up the creative displays of concepts. Facilitate focus. Refreshments can be a great addition to meetings. Create an informal discussion portion where the meeting attendees can help themselves to coffee and light snacks. Invite thoughts and opinions on an open forum basis while reviving staff with creative bites and catering. Follow Up. A lot of buzz can occur after a meeting. Follow up with staff with a follow up to prompt additional discussion and thoughts on your topics. This is also great as an agenda reminder, highlighting key points and asking for attendees to think beyond the initial...
Trends for Corporate Events & Parties in 2018

Trends for Corporate Events & Parties in 2018

Planning a corporate event can require a little extra attention to detail. These types of parties have to reflect professionalism and stick to a tight budget. These events also cater to a large group with a specific theme. To lift morale and celebrate achievements within an office environment, planning a corporate event may seem overwhelming! Location, location! The best corporate events and parties are held in a location that is not the office. The change of environment is a necessary expense that will set the event apart from the regular work week. Choosing a venue that facilitates chairs and tables, and even offers catering packages, is the best way to execute a change of scenery. Don’t put in more work than you have to! Many locations can combine packages of different vendors to the type of event you’re looking to host. Go digital. A major benefit to hiring an audio and visual expert is the seamless use of technology to keep material accessible. Music to allow guests to mingle and the easy switch to any presentation or special recognition videos will integrate information in an exciting way. Plan a Takeaway. A well thought out corporate event will leave all attendees with a take away. This could be a clever piece of marketing material integrated into a bulk purchased item they will use like pens, notepads, etc. Personalizing materials will add a unique gift that will continue to spark creativity and ideas past the event. Virtual Content. With smartphones and tablets always on hand, utilizing virtual content such as check ins and contests can set your corporate event apart. Inspire...
High School Prom | Event Planning Expert Tips

High School Prom | Event Planning Expert Tips

Prom is an iconic time in any teen’s life. There are so many essential pieces that come together to make this event happen! Prom-posals The trend of prom proposal has become a popular right of passage to prom. These elaborate and charming occasions can yield just as much excitement as the prom itself! Taking this to the next level can require some guidance. We love planning these magical moments! Some great ideas are hiring a band or arranging a romantic carriage ride. Flowers The corsage and boutonnière are staples of prom flowers. Choosing matching colors and and arrangement that suits your date’s style are key points in executing the perfect prom night. Roses are a traditional option available in a variety of colors for a timeless look. Exotic orchids are trending for prom flowers in bright, bold color selections. Set Up & Decor This is our speciality! Setting up a prom and creating the scene that transforms the space and translates into an inspiring evening. We offer uplighting services that can add warmth and ambiance to any space whether you choose to go with a venue or area of the school. Our design team can work with any theme and provide guidance on staying in budget for decor. We also are experts on setting up and breaking down seating, centerpieces, and florals. Having Events By Deb on site to coordinate vendors such as DJ and catering will make the flow of your school’s prom simple. Create a night to remember with Events By...