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Adventures in India

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,...

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The Beauty of Brazil

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...

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Summer 2014 – “Hot Pink Event Ideas”

There’s still snow on the local mountains, but we’re already planning "Hot Pink Events" for the summer. Why? Because looking ahead is a key tactic for successful and cost-effective corporate events. So, when we are looking for the latest trends in events, it’s not...

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6 Tips for the PERFECT Summer Party

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...

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Why enter industry event awards?

As I sit down this weekend to finalize our contest entry for the National Star Event Awards, I realize how valuable the process of writing a contest entry is. It’s a chance to scrutinize our work and really evaluate the pros and pros of an event. Strangely, I find this process therapeutic and good for business.

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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Ask an Event Planner

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...

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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...

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Did You Know This About Sharon?

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,...

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