Author: Jennifer Skarakis

Summer Inspired Chic Party Themes

Who doesn’t love a good summer party? They are a staple of the season. Summer parties just seem to be more relaxed. A must-have element to have at a successful party. The days are long and the parties last even longer. If you are looking to throw a summer party, why not do one with a memorable chic theme. Here are some unique summer party themes to make your party stand out this season. Yummy Watermelon Themed Party A fruit staple during the summer months is yummy watermelons. There is just so much you can incorporate into your party with this theme. Focus on the colors: pink and green for decoration. Pink and green balloons with white and black accents. Of course, you need to serve a watermelon themed cocktail and you can use cute smaller water melon shells as vases to add flowers for centerpieces. Want to add some spectacular fun? Watermelon eating contest! This is fun no matter what age you are! PC: Kara’s Party Ideas – Watermelon Themed Party Flamingo Fiesta Summer Celebration …

10 Steps to Start Planning a Wedding

10 Steps to Start Planning a Wedding

If you’re newly engaged, congratulations are in order! Now, you have to start thinking about planning the wedding ahead, so it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of. And while planning your big day can feel stressful at times, if you start doing it right now you’ll have more time to take things smoothly. The trick is to organize the wedding planning tasks and go step by step. Here are 10 steps to start planning a wedding: 1. Plan your budget This is an important first step when it comes to wedding planning. If you have a set budget to organize the big day, your dreams will be more realistic. Think about all the costs involved and calculate roughly how much you will spend on each detail, so you can estimate the overall price to pay. According to The Knot, in 2017 the average cost of a wedding was $33,391, excluding the honeymoon. A quick tip: if you can’t have a wedding without your dream dress, no matter what the cost is, then compromise on smaller details like …

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Stand Out Party Ideas for Your Next Tailgate

Serving burgers and beer is not going to cut it anymore at your next tailgate party. It’s time to spice things up! Give your guests something that they will look forward to and not just watching the game. Here are some fun tailgate party ideas that will really make your party stand out from all the rest. Mexican Fiesta Tailgate You don’t have to wait till Cinco De Mayo to have some fiesta fun. A Mexican Fiesta is a great party theme for a tailgate and so easy to put together! A great idea is to serve “walking tacos.” Have a small Frito’s bags available and place a cut down the side. Guests can add all their favorite toppings from a taco bar that you set up. This can be cheese, beans, lettuce, sour cream, etc.… They can eat with a fork and still walk around and socialize without the messiness that sometimes comes with eating a taco. Get more inspo here how to make your own taco bar. A fun drink to serve with …

Non-Toxic Post Party Clean Up Ideas

Post Party Clean Up – 3 Non-Toxic Ideas

The confetti has settled from your immensely successful event, and now it is time to clean. Don’t reach for products that stress out your system with toxic chemicals. Pick products that are not only clean for your house, but clean for your body. Try these post party clean up tips. When you think of cleaning, you assume the products only help you, and NOT hurt you. But many cleaning products have chemicals that when absorbed through your skin, or inhaled into your lungs, cause damage you may not see or feel right away. Some of the chemicals found in every day cleaning products can cause major health problems, such as fertility challenges, thyroid dysfunction, and even cancerous growths. Why risk that when there are products you can choose that aren’t going to harm you? The smell of a cleaning product is always important to consumers. What good is a clean house if it doesn’t smell clean, right? Unfortunately, chemicals that create fabulous fragrances are often some of the common problem causers! Many people have health …

Tips for Choosing a Wedding Photographer

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Wedding Photographer

All dating couples look forward to walking down the aisle. The culmination of the journey of love presents pleasant moments the couples will live to remember. It’s the wedding photographer’s duty to ensure every moment is brilliantly captured and well documented in form of good photos. But here are some mistakes to avoid when choosing a wedding photographer. It goes without saying, you need to get a good wedding a photographer. Finding one in this day and age when everybody is a photographer is not that easy. Nonetheless, as you go about searching, these are the pitfalls you need to keep away from: Pitfall #1: Taking photography lightly. Some couples don’t give much thought to their wedding photography. Sadly so. They go about planning all other aspects of the wedding to perfection, photography coming as a by the way. What they do not realize is how important wedding photos are. While many other elements of a wedding rarely go past the D-day, your wedding photos and videos do. They precisely capture the moments, pleasantries and emotions …

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Can Technology Improve your Event Management Business

Thanks to technology, we can effectively communicate and collaborate with anyone across the globe without delays. Technology helps us to speed up our work to save time. It is utilized in all sectors and industries today. Innovation in technology has brought us to a point where event management industry cannot function without it. Apps One of the most common applications of technology in event management industry are scheduling and planning apps. Many of these apps serve specific purposes and some offer all-in-one solutions. For those who like those single-purpose apps over cumulative solution can use API to merge individual apps in one place for convenience. Using multiple apps and services might push event managers to constantly check multiple apps where an API can make it all available in one place and make it easier to manage. A huge majority of event planners use event management apps and according to a recent survey. They find them great to plan and manage events. These tools help to provide seamless collaboration between different teams saving time. Many apps …

How to Improve Your Invitation Response Rate

How to Improve Your Invitation Response Rate

More and more individuals, organizations and event planners are using email invitations for events. Online invitations are an excellent way to manage and get event information out quickly. Email invitations are also cost effective and an eco-friendly way to manage your event. But, how to you make sure your invitation does not get lost in inboxes? And, how do you improve your invitation response rate? What is response rate? Response rate is the percentage of people who respond to your invitation. Should you be concerned about low response rates? Absolutely. Getting guests to respond to your online invitation is the first task to a successful event. Follow these six simple steps, and I am certain you will get the rate you desire. Your Guest List Be sure to have a current guest list. An outdated list will definitely decrease your response rate. Make sure email addresses are current and accurate. Also, be sure that those on the list have requested to be included and/or are expecting an invitation. If you are sending to someone who …

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How to Throw a Magical Indian Bollywood Themed Party

Depart from the normal with an unforgettable Bollywood Themed Party. This beautiful and luminescent party filled with Indian culture will bring magic and delight to all your guests. The following ideas will help guide and inspire you as you create your own Bollywood Themed Party. Guest List In Indian culture, children are generally included in parties and celebrations. We included the whole family on our guest list, and the party was that much more special. At dinner, we had a special seating area just for children. Bollywood Invitations We used online invitations to set the perfect scene for our Bollywood party. This Sendo Bollywood online invitation has animation and music and you can easily track RSVPs and send event reminders. Bollywood Decor Vibrant colors are beautiful and echo Indian culture and your Bollywood theme. Indian tablecloths and embroidery also contribute to your theme. Lamps and candles add to your atmosphere, and set a mystical tone. Incorporate Indian design as much as you can. Our celebration included Indian tablecloths, Indian lotus flowers, and beautiful pillows. All of the …

Email Subject Writing Tips

Email Subject Line Writing Tips

  The subject line of your email determines if your recipient will open your invitation, announcement or greeting. Writing an enticing and personal subject line is key to successful delivery. Subject line content is also a major component in the algorithm of many ISP and recipient-level spam filters. A poorly written subject line could determine if your email even gets to your recipient. Tips to writing your subject line: Entice – Say something timely and valuable. For example, “If you don’t open and read this email, you will miss out on something of real value.” Your recipient will be thinking: “What’s In it for me?”. Not TOO much information – Do not give the recipient TOO much information, or they will not click on the link to open your event. Do not say “My party is on Saturday at 6:00 at my house.” Personalize – Make the subject line hit a personal note – “Football Lovers Only Party & BBQ Contest” Brand – Brand your subject line – “Joe’s Taco Shop’s Taco Extravaganza .” Test It – Send a sample …

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Seven DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards We Love!

We’ve pulled together our top Thanksgiving place card finds this season to help give you some table top inspo! All can be easily made. Include the help of your kids for a family friendly DIY craft. Enjoy! Cork & Feather Place Card My favorite – I’m obsessed with feathers this season. By Hometalk Gold Pumpkin Place Card Love the rich gold leaf paint on this place card and the simple single letter as the name. By Cupcakes & Cashmere Pine Cone Place Card The rustic charm of this place card is so fun. Also love the colored tips on the pine cones. By Stampington & Company Chalkboard Thanksgiving Place Card Can be used year after year – wipe off the chalk and re-use! By Heathered Nest Tissue Paper Pumpkin Place Card We love this tissue pom-pom and delicate wire pumpkin. By Design Dining & Diapers Cork Thanksgiving Place Card You may have to drink a few bottles of wine before starting this place card project 😉 By Almost Makes Perfect Pumpkin Leaf Place Card This simple pumpkin place card comes with …