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14 – INVITE THE GUESTS  If you want to make sure people come then you’ll have to give them all the details.  It is important to plan the wording for the invitations and to make sure you include the following: - To: - From: - Reason: - Venue address: - Date: - Start time: - Finish time: - Theme: - Dress code: - Include menus requesting guests to choose: - RSVP with contact details and a date to get back to you by:    Get invites designed that fit into your theme, either in an e-format that can be emailed out or printable versions that...


9. BOOK THE ENTERTAINMENT The entertainment on the night can be one of the most talked about aspects of the whole event and is something that can really help bring people together and help iron out those potentially awkward moments of stilted work chat between colleagues. Choose the entertainment to suit your event. There is no shortage of options here with popular ideas including live performers such as comedians, jugglers, stunt shows, circus acts or after-dinner speakers. You could choose games such as casino tables, murder mystery, giant Jenga, air hockey, pool, arcade machines, fun ...


5. MAKING IT PRETTY: THEME The theme is the heartbeat of your event and should be integrated throughout every aspect of the day or night. Choose a theme and research it thoroughly. Some popular ideas include traditional Christmas, vintage, 60s, 70s, 80s, quintessentially English, pantomime, circus, Chicago jazz, winter wonderland, ballroom, colors, film inspired, wild west, spy, Caribbean and Santa’s workshop.  Make a list of anything you would associate with the chosen theme. When doing this consider every stage of the event. This should include physical focal points such as the...


  The job of planning the company Christmas party can often seem something of an unwelcome and scary prospect. You are not alone if that’s how you are feeling about it, as the time constraints and pressure of wanting to organise something that all your colleagues will enjoy can make it a stressful ordeal. One thing to remember if there is serious event planning to be done is that it is never too early to start thinking about Christmas. You may feel it is too early to start getting into the festive spirit but if you want your work celebration to run smoothly then organisation is key. You...


I spend about 8 hours a day on Facebook hyping my weekly events. Needless to say, over time, I developed a standardized way of getting the word out to potential attendees. One must remember that Facebook wasn’t originally intended for promoting, so being creative to utilize every aspect of the network is a must. Here are five ways I promote for my parties that will set you save you time and set you apart from the competition: SCRIPTS At first scripts might seem complicated, but they are essential if you want to get around some of the limits that Facebook has imposed over the yea...


Your client can barely talk to you without a snide comment, you live in fear of making contact with them and your sleep is severely disrupted every night because you can’t stop thinking about the situation. One thing I can confidently say is that we have all been there either directly from our experience or assisting a colleague with this issue. It is not a fun place to be regardless of how you got there, either as a result of the choices you made or your turn at the can’t please everyone wheel. While we would all choose to avoid it sometimes things just happen, so here is some advice on...


Writing an event brief or a request for proposal (RFP) is the first step in securing your vendors and also the first introduction they will have to your event. Outside of the basics (dates, venue and type of event) there are some key elements that you may not think to include or understand how important these can be in helping your potential vendors provide a more thorough and accurate proposal. Better proposals make sure you get everything you need and keep you inline and in budget. COMPANY PROFILE Including your company profile is incredibly important no matter how big or small you...


Each day, the event industry becomes more competitive – in fact we are drowning in event companies, so an essential attribute of an event organiser is the ability to SELL your idea over others. Here, then, are five simple tactics to enhance your next pitch and give your ideas the best chance to win you the business. 1# – BEGIN WITH A HOOK If you’ve only got twenty minutes to pitch your event ideas, you’ll need to capture your client’s attention from the beginning and you can do that by starting with a hook. For example a couple of weeks ago I gave a talk, starting with a...


Có một sự kiện ngoài trời, đặc biệt vào mùa hè thực sự là rất hấp dẫn và lãng mạn. Không gian trong nhà đơn giản là không thể mô phỏng được hết vẻ đẹp của ánh sáng tự nhiên, thảm thực vật, hay những cơn gió thì thầm buổi tối. Nhưng thực tế của không gian ngoài trời cũng đặt ra nhiều thách thức, và những ảo tưởng có thể tan vỡ. Lỗi kĩ thuật, mưa, nhiệt độ không phù hợp, địa điểm bất tiện hoặc bẩn, bóng tối và tiếng ồn xung quanh có thể khi...


HAUNTED HOUSE The perfect once-a-year party activity for Halloween is a haunted house. They are easier to put together than you probably think. Create a wall by hanging black trash bags from the ceiling, and decorate with creepy lights, gadgets from the party store, and scary music. To confuse guests as they walk, hang strips of black crepe paper. For a real scare, enlist a friend to surprise guests or tell fortunes inside. COSTUME PARTY Another Halloween classic is a costume party. Categories can include best costume, most original, scariest, funniest, biggest commitment, best g...