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19
Apr

Vendor Showcase – Party411 Events

Party411 Events        People often ask what we do at Party411.  One is supposed to have an elevator speech ready to give at the drop of a hat, but for the life of me, all of what is done at Party411 cannot fit into 60 seconds or the suggested 30 seconds you read about in …

9
Apr

Happy April – Practice Makes Perfect!

If you have a party coming up, you might want to practice. A person planning a party has a lot of loose ends to worry about. Should I send a save the date? How soon should the invitation go out? If I send the invitation late, will I get less guests (yes, and wouldn’t that …

20
Mar

Vendor Of The Month – GDL

GAMES DONE LEGIT (Not just a “dance” party!) I used to think that music made the party. At some point as I aged, I moved to food makes the party. And now I realize, as time has passed and entertainment has taken over most events, interactive activities make the party. Ah, life! What happened to …

2
Mar

Is There a Theme In Your Future?

Looking ahead to planning an event and can’t decide whether or not to theme the event and/or what the theme should be?  Not unusual.  Believe me, I’ve heard pros and cons for years from the many clients who have graced my door.        From worrying that a theme will make the event more expensive to …

15
Feb

Vendor Showcase – BARTENZA

A good bartender is worth their weight in gold…and they are very hard to find. From originality to flair, Bartenza exceeds my expectations every time. I want my bartenders good and fast while being marvelous mixologists with a twist of unexpected garnish thrown in that make the drinks shine. Ahhh. That was good. Need a …

5
Feb

What’s Next?

I have just returned from The Special Event in New Orleans—a trade show that showcases everything new in the special events industry. Decorative lighting and wearables are becoming more and more innovative. I remember when you couldn’t have a light up centerpiece because there would be electrical cords everywhere.  Imagine my glee when LED lights …

1
Jan

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year.   Hard to believe it’s 2018, but we say that every year.   You’ve probably just finished your list of resolutions.  Are they the usual?  Lose weight, stop smoking (or stop inhaling), no alcohol, no red meat, no talking politics at parties, no texting while driving, no texting while eating, no texting …

3
Nov

NEW VENUE!!!! PINSTRIPES…BISTRO, BOWLING, BOCCE

There’s a new player in town, and you should know about it. Opening in May at Pinecrest, the new lifestyle center on Brainard, “Pinstripes was built from a passion to gather, to celebrate and to experience sophisticated fun.”   Pinstripes was founded by Clevelander, Dale Schwartz, who I have known for a very long time. …

31
Oct

CLEVER WAYS TO SIGN IN AT A MITZVAH!

Once you know your theme, it’s not too difficult to come in with a unique sign in board.  Your planner can help you with that or you can (you’re more creative than you think).  For more information, go to MitzvahMarket.com! Use a pillow with a caricature on it for everyone to sign Use a blanket …

22
Nov

21st Annual PartyPalooza

What a day! If you didn’t come out to PartyPalooza at Eton Chagrin Boulevard, you truly missed something. I even enjoyed myself, and after 21 years, that’s tough. There were some new really cool things that even I hadn’t seen before. Plus, different booths reminded me about entertainment and favors we used to suggest, and …