News and trends in special events including bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, Sweet 16 parties, debutante balls, corporate events, awards programs, fairs, festivals, galas, fundraisers and green/eco events.
There have been plenty of jokes about the mammoth Desert Trip concert, which took place last weekend and will repeat next weekend in Indio, Calif. With a line-up including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and the Who, the average age of the performers is 72, and these grizzled icons are drawing plenty of well-heeled Baby Boomers. One local reporter, tongue in cheek, urged attendees to stay safe, and avoid accepting a can of Ensure from anyone they don't know....More
One-half (49 percent) of event planners report that marketing departments at their respective companies are always or often involved in the planning and execution of events, and an overwhelming majority find value in this type of partnership....More
When it comes to designing galas for nonprofits—which is essentially walking that fine line between “wow, that looks amazing” and “whoa, you spent too much”—Jen Poyer, CSEP, senior special events manager for Long Beach, Calif.-based Catalina Island Conservancy, sums it up best:...More
The Women's Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago brought in a cool $1.35 million last month at the 2016 Zoo Ball. The black-tie affair treated 900 guests to an auction, dining and dancing--all to celebrate the new Penguin Cove, which opens this fall.