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Chic DIY Party Decorations – That Even You Can Do

Party decor doesn’t have to break the bank. You can easily have a chic party without the high price ticket. All it takes is a little creativity and a bit of craftiness. There are many budget friendly ways to put gorgeous party decorations together. Our advice is to start this part of your party planning early. You don’t want to be up past midnight getting things together the night before. Here is our best chic do-it-yourself party decoration ideas: Hula Hoop Wreaths Got an old hula hoop laying around? A lovely trend, if you are looking for a bit of boho in your party, is these large hula hoop wreaths. Easy to make, this is a great accent item for your party decor. There are so many ways to decorate your large hoop. Spray paint it gold and add all sorts of items from small balloons, florals or even strips of fabric for a large chandelier look. PC: Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss, Refresh Restyle Balloon Garland You don’t have to spend tons of …

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How to Make Paper Marbled Place Cards

When you’re planning an event, whether it’s a holiday party or a casual get together, the details make all the difference. Adding unique, personalized touches throughout the space will catch the attention of your guests and make them feel special for being invited. Follow these seven simple steps and you’ll have unique marbled place cards that will be the talk of the town for weeks to come. Marbled Place Card Materials: Baking sheet Shaving cream (must be foam not gel) Watercolors and acrylic paint Cardstock Paint brush Dropper Scraper (paint scraper, ruler or any flat edge) Step 1: Fill the baking sheet with shaving cream. Step 2: Smooth out the surface of the shaving cream. Step 3: Add in two to three colors with a dropper. Step 4: Swirl the colors in a figure 8 pattern. Step 5: Lightly press the cardstock into the shaving cream. Step 6: Remove and scrape off the extra shaving cream. Step 7: Let dry and cut into rectangles to create place cards. These place cards are also great for weddings, …

Proven Methods that Ensure Your Event is Well Attended

Proven Methods that Ensure Your Event is Well Attended

As an organizer, your fundamental goal is to ensure that your event is well attended. How do you improve attendance and motivate guests to attend your event?  Put yourself in the shoes of your invitees to see the event from their point of view. You also need to consider  your target audience, what will motivate them and what can deter them from attending your event. Below are some ideas to help improve attendance.  Engage your attendees at your event You may have your guests, signs, food and your event purpose in order. But the big question should be how do you get these visitors involved in your event? Depending on the key objectives of your occasion you will have many choices which include the following. You can offer tours at your event if it has distinct features like energy efficiency, art or even sustainability. You can also organize for a high profile speaker. This can be a popular government, community or personality leader or even a cheerleader of your organization or brand. Finally, you can …

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 …

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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 Plan The Perfect Single’s Valentine’s Day Get Together

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re single, you might not be feeling the best with this time of year. Luckily for you, we at Sendo Invitations have the perfect solution in planning the baddest single’s party. First, figure out if you and your friends will be going out or staying at home. If you’re going out, make sure you have a designated driver. Find a place with happy hour and if drinking isn’t your thing, you can google free events in the area. Sometimes there are events such as free yoga classes or movies in the park. If you’re going to be staying home, here are some things you can consider. Drinks Pinterest is your go-to for cocktail drinks. You can settle for wine but why not have fun recreating drinks? Another idea you can do if all of your friends can bring over a different bottle of wine and you all can have wine tasting. Movies Movie binge is such a fun way to spend time with your friends. If …

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 Sell Tickets to a Class Reunion

Have you been assigned the role of planning your school’s class reunion? With finding the money, a venue, decor, promoting the event, choosing a caterer, and more – it can be a bit of a headache. While the logistics of the event can be complicated, don’t let selling tickets to your class reunion cause a problem for you! Sendo Invitations allows you to customize online school reunion invitations. Plus, you can send it to your classmates and manage their responses online. Additionally, you can use it to sell tickets! It’s an easy way to collect the money you need to host the event. Here’s how to go about using Sendo to sell tickets to a class reunion: Set Early Bird Ticket Prices Often times there will be 2 busy periods when tickets are sold: right when they go on sale and the week before the reunion. To incentivize your classmates to buy tickets earlier, consider offering an early bird ticket price. This will allow you more accurate estimates regarding food, drinks, and other party provisions. …

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How to Organize The Perfect Soap Box Derby

A Soap Box Derby is fun for a whole community! It gives parents and children something to work on together, and is fun for everybody to watch! A soap box derby also draws kids and communities away from the electronic world and back into the physical world together. Our Town, Woodside California holds an annual Woodside Soapbox Derby. Soap Box Cars: Soap box derby cars need to be assembled by hand. A great way to make your soap box derby fun before the race is to have build days. Build days all participants in the race are invited to come build their cars together. It’s a great way to build camaraderie and have fun assembling your car.  It also gives people access to help and troubleshooting as they assemble their cars. The most personalized aspect of soap box derby cars is their decorations. This is where children can get creative and really own their cars. Don’t be afraid to add things onto the car. We’ve had a car that was decorated to look like a …

Email Subject Writing Tips

14 Email Subject Line Writing Tips for Optimal Delivery

  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 …