With summer upon us, a sophisticated corporate picnic is the perfect way to reward the members of your organization. It can be a family-friendly event everyone can enjoy and yet be elegant and high-end at the same time – if you chose the right location, decor and catering.
A traditional summer theme such as a Western BBQ is a safe choice. But if you are inviting locals from around BC and Canada, chances are it won’t have the impact you’re looking for. When you’re trying to impress a sophisticated clientele, or break away from the ordinary, it’s time to let your imagination wander around the world. Add spice to your summer event with a theme set in an exotic or unusual locale. A great place to start is with the venue itself.
It is with great pride that Bright Ideas is proud to announce we have been honoured with an award, as the 2014 Reader’s Choice favourite event planner in Canada! We are so proud and excited. This is a great recognition of our work and commitment.
When creating a successful corporate event, three elements are crucial — the menu, decor, and entertainment. That’s why we’re always interested in the latest trends for these three elements. We believe the ideas highlighted in this blog post will be big hits this summer. Food and Drink It’s more than a passing trend. These days guests expect to be served local foods and beverages at events.
Movies are a great inspiration for theme parties. But are you looking for something fresh? How about less Hollywood, more Bollywood? India’s rich culture is a great starting place for a beautiful themed event. It is a colorful country, from its food to its dress, vibrant colors abound and play a huge role. There are several ways to incorporate an Indian theme into food, decor, wardrobe and activities at a corporate event.
We have always considered Brazil to be a beautiful place on earth. When we think about Brazil, we think about wonderful beaches, lush jungles, music full of joy and hot rhythms, and of course, Carnival. Now with the 2014 FIFA World Cup approaching, the reputation of Brazil is enhanced and the country hopes to solidify its reputation as a global up-and-comer.
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Planning a corporate event? Ask the experts! If your mind is filled with questions about corporate event planning, Bright Idea’s feature in BIV should help put your mind at ease. In this edition of “Ask The Experts”, Sharon Bonner, CEO & President of Bright Ideas, shares her insights and helpful tips that will help you plan a successful and memorable event.
1. INVITATIONSIt is best to email or mail a “SAVE THE DATE” announcement 6 weeks in advance. This gives your guests time to plan for the event in advance. Email or mail the actual invitation 3 weeks in advance. Nowadays, most invitations are digital, although it’s still nice to get a hard copy of the invitation in the mail. It provides a reminder to guests, as well as having all pertinent information such as address, time, dress, etc.