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5 Unique Valentine’s Day Events

Being an event planner, I often come up with fun themed events for clients. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I figured I would share a fun list of unique Valentine’s Day event ideas. 1. Valentine’s Day Love Crawl

Join fellow Cupids in this very unique Love Crawl event.

Email Newsletters Equal Results

Guest blog by Chris Keam

Email has been around for a long time – and while it may seem as though it’s been around forever, it’s been roughly 40 years since the first email was sent. This proves that the power of email is strong and will continue to stay as a top communication tool for the years to come.

Top 3 Event Themes For 2014

Corporate events may sound boring but with a good theme they surely guarantee a good time. Whether you stick with a traditional approach or step outside the box with an innovative twist, setting a theme

How to Make Your Event Entertaining

Without entertainment, your guests may suffer from boredom – which you obviously don’t want to happen at your event. When choosing entertainment for your upcoming event, whether it be a corporate event or celebration gathering with the entire family, there are a number of questions you will have to ask yourself. Right after booking a venue and developing a theme, choosing appropriate entertainment is the next biggest step.

Ask an Event Planner

Planning an event can be both daunting and exciting. While there are some fun perks to planning an event, such as previewing entertainment and tasting catering options – there are areas that will spark a few questions. A great opportunity that you have in my blog is to ask me.  My name is Sharon Bonner and I am the founder of Bright Ideas Events. I can answer any of your queries you may have involving event planning.


Crazy for Photo Booths!

 Say “Cheese!”  When I started my event planning business in 1989, Photo Booths were just that; a booth with a black curtain where you went inside to take photos.  The booth would print out a single strip of black and white pictures that took forever to print! But it was worth it.  We thought it was such a “Bright Idea”! I still have a photo strip sitting on my desk taken when I was 9 years old, when my sister and I went inside to take four wacky pictures.

Did You Know This About Sharon?

Did you know that Sharon Bonner, CEO & President of Bright Ideas Event Coordinators Ltd, is not only an award winning event planner, but is also a registered certified Homeopath? She studied with the intention of treating animals with Homeopathy.A natural blonde, it is fitting that she is an avid Marilyn Monroe collector so much so that she named her precious pet after Marilyn Monroe.  She has a Mainecoon cat named Monroe.

Top Three Summer Event Ideas

With summer just around the corner, we wanted to feature some great last minute summer event ideas. Most events require lots of lead time to organize, but even if you’ve put off arranging a spring or summer event until now, there are still ways to host an event that looks like it was months in the planning! Read more →

Create a Buzz with Social Media

Consider integrating an event ‘hashtag’ (example: #yourevent) into your marketing material, and encourage guests to use that hashtag while sharing pictures on various social media channels.

Getting Started in the Industry

Sharon Bonner has made Bright Ideas Event Coordinators one of Canada’s top corporate event production companies. With decades of experience in the industry, her knowledge, contacts, and creativity are the key ingredients in Bright Ideas Events’ outstanding corporate events.

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