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Entries in centerpieces (5)

2:31PM

Details

It's all in the details.  When you're planning your event, small details can seem major and more imporatant details might seem trivial.   A qualified event planner will guide you and keep you focused while also relieving you of the details that are the planner's responsibilty.  Good communication and open minds provide an enjoyable planning experience and ultimately a great event.

12:38PM

Balloons

Balloons are an effective and inexpensive way to decorate an ordinary room.  We are conditioned from childhood to associate balloons with festive occasions.  Arches, towers, and bunches command your guests' attention immediately.  Check our web site to see all the great ways you can use balloons to brighten up your party. www.gold-event-planner.com 

9:55PM

OFF to the It's your Party Expo !

Today was the 2nd of 3 Expos we were a part of. This one was in Sharon, MA at Temple Israel.
   This is how the day started:
  It was 6:30 am, with the light in the bathroom going out, going on, then out! Great no electricity, and I needed to shower and dry my hair. Now usually I would start to think this was a bad omen of things to come, but now that I think of it, I didn't really think of it! My husband got some flashlights, I showered with a shower cap, got dressed, ate something that didn't need to be heated and brushed my teeth. Then silly things happend, I decided that since it was so cold out I needed a hat, and becasue I was going to be greeting people, I didn't want the hat to flatten my hair. So I decided that I should put some hairspray on . I run upstairs in my coat and scarf, reach over for the spray ( which I very rarely use) and I started to spray, but it didn't smell right. The sun was just coming in enough through the shades to see I was spraying OFF onto my hair! Yup, OFF!! Okay, it's 5 degrees outside, I have to wash this out of my hair over the sink, and I can't use the hairdryer! So, I take my coat and scarf off, get the shampoo, put my head under the faucet and wash, towel dry the best I can, put my coat on, not the scarf (it smells like OFF still) and I go downstairs ready to go out into the freezing weather and... The lights come back on! Yes! I run back up and dry my hair, and then we leave.
   This is how it ended:
   No bad things happened , it was a good show. The people running it were very nice and helpful, they were working hard to make everyone happy. We met a lot of nice people and we will definately do it again next year.
  We picked up a pizza on the way home, fed the dog, and watched the Jets LOSE!!! to the Steelers. YES!!!!( We all know it should have been the Patriots playing this game)
  So the moral of my story is... even though the day starts out a little "OFF", it can still have a happy ending!
  Enoy the last week of January, stay warm and call us if your having a party!!!
  

12:45PM

Tips! Have a great event without breaking the bank! Part 1-Entertainment

Don't break the bank to have a great event! Trying to save money while making a celebration can be a daunting task. Over the next couple of weeks or so I am going to run through the main services/vendors employed at an event to show you a few ways you can try to save a little. These postings will include advice and tips on the Event Organizer, the Photographer, the Caterer, the Decor and Flowers, and the Entertainment.

In this posting, I am going to start with the Entertainment.

 

Whether it's a DJ or a live Band, this is a big one. You want your guests up there dancing and having fun.

A band is great if they play a variety of music and have an MC. There are people of all ages at your wedding and while Lady Gaga may be all the rage, a little Glen Miller wouldn't hurt. You know for Uncle Lew and his wife Sally! Here is a selection of Glen Miller tracks to enjoy for good measure!

A DJ can do it all! They have any music you want, lights, an MC and some come with dancers to get your crowd moving, in case they are shy! DJ's have different packages depending on your needs.

Entertainment may also include a small quartet or flutist for a wedding ceremony, or a pianist for cocktail hour. There are professionals out there, that have cd's to listen to and websites where you can see them on video footage. Another option may be a local music school, there may be students that offer their services, or even instructors may play for you at a reasonable price.

4:40PM

Mitzvah, Mitzvah, Mitzvah!

Most often the Bar/Bat-Mitzvah has a Mitzvah project (a good deed done from religious duty). As an event planner I work with my clients to help make their projects as meaningful as possible. At times these projects have been incorporated into the theme of the celebration.

Here are a few ideas of some of the ideas we've used:

bar mitzvah party centerpiece, sports theme centerpiece, awesome centerpieces for party in ma and riIf it is a sports theme, there may be a local school that needs items. I have used sports balls, equipment, cleats,bags, etc...These items were made into elaborate centerpieces, and at the end of the celebration I collect all of the items then the Bar/Bat-Mitzvah and parents bring the items to their destination! This is also, a nice GREEN way to have a centerpiece!

 

One client loved books, so new and used were collected from family, friends, and a book box was left in her school. I collected them and wrapped them with cellophane and coordinating ribbons. These were donated to a local children's hospital.

 

Other items used have been canned goods, toys, art supplies, or toiletries have been other items that are wrapped nicely and placed as a centerpiece.

Many donation sites may include;

Hospitals, shelters, women's shelters, schools, etc...

 

If you have any other clever ideas , I'd love to hear about them!