Ahhh, summer time, where the sun is shining, and the BBQs are rolling... On today's blog post, I'm going to be sharing my top 5 favorite summer events to host, as well as some of my favorite trends within the technology, and decoration world as well!
In the comments, I'd love to know if I mentioned one of your favorite type of event, or trend! Hope you enjoy!
1. A Summer BBQ!
I know this is a given, because who wouldn't want to host one of these? But there's a way of putting on a BBQ that so many do not know how to do! Did you remember ice? How about the sticks for the Kabobs? There are a lot of details that go into planning a BBQ, and we believe that the trend of having an I-pad list will help you! Take out your I-Pad or cellphone, and go into the notes, or reminder section. Write down each recipe you're planning on re-creating, along with decorations that you'll need, drinks, and more. This is a great way to remember everything that you need, while saving paper and time.
2. Hosting a Summer Bash In a Non-Traditional Way
What I mean by this, is hosting your next summer bash in a barn, or what about a warehouse? Using these spaces may even save you money in the long run, and trust me, this is a trendy thing to do! Also, if you do have your summer bash in an interesting location, throwing in some really unique party favors is exciting.
3. Bring In The Dancers!
If you have the budget to do so, there are so many ways of bringing entertainment into your summer party! From acrobatic performers, to belly dancers, your guests will be sure to enjoy themselves! This is probably one of our favorite trends, because even though dancing isn't something I do on a regular basis, I still like to boogy down occasionally!
4. Bold Colors.
I love hosting a good summer dinner party. With the windows open, and lemonade brewing! One of my tricks into making it feel more like summer, rather than a stuffy dinner party, is to add some color. Whether that is in the napkin, or a little party favor. This will add some excitement to not only the table itself, but your guests will smile and enjoy themselves a lot more with some color! 2018 was the year of color, but I believe 2019 is the year is BRIGHT colors such as neons!
5. Food Trends
We get it, at a BBQ there's hot dogs, hamburgers, and chips, right? Wrong! There can be so many other types of foods available for your guests! Get creative with your desserts. Make kabobs rather than hot dogs. Spice up your hamburger meat's marinade... do something to have people say "WOW!" Trust me, it'll make people want to talk about the next party you'll be hosting!
As an event planner, it's fun to be able to create parties like these for not only my friends and family, but also for people throughout the community who need a little bit of help! Finding the time to do this can seem impossible, but with NSE's help, anything is possible.
NSE - Ashley Smith
For my daughter's 5th birthday, we had a spa day at Bliss Nail Salon, and it was magical! From the custom cookies, to the gorgeous cake, our vendors really pulled this girly spa day off! Having an in-house party planner is always an amazing blessing.
Have a theme in mind for your child's next birthday party? Let the experts help execute your vision, and take the hassle off of your hands! Stay tuned for our future events, such as a 30th birthday party, which will be executed with our full service team, and if you look back a few posts, you can see we threw an awesome Irish themed birthday party for 200 people! We can make your dream become a reality.
Enjoy some photos we took at my little one's 5th birthday party below.
Venue: Bliss Spa
Cookies: Brown Box Bakeshop
Cake: Blush Bake House
Florals: Trader Joes
Cake Party Decor: Target.com
On today's blog post we are going to be talking about all things corporate planning, and why it is so important to outsource outside of your company when wanting to plan a big bash for your amazing employees!
Before North State Events came along, I was the designated person to handle and coordinate several large events throughout my career at Chipotle, several restaurant grand openings, the Academy Of Country Music Awards, (four times), and the San Francisco Outside Lands Music Festival! That being said, this was my role. Several companies do not have a specific person to coordinate events, especially if this event only happens once a year.
Outsourcing to an event company like mine, offers opportunities for your employees to one, enjoy themselves and not have to worry about logistics, and two, since they are not worried about logistics regarding your holiday party, or big office party, more work will be accomplished in the office!
I am a strong believer in leaving the big events to the experts! So definitely give us a call, as we are ready to take on any event you have in mind.
The types of corporate events we plan include:
This summer, we have the opportunity to coordinate Lulus.com big summer bash that has 750 guests, and to say we are excited is definitely an understatement. Cheers to outsourcing and making YOUR jobs easier!
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