Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en Alice in Vegas-land: MGM Creates a Wild Wonderland Event http://specialevents.com/themed-events/alice-vegas-land-mgm-creates-wild-wonderland-event <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A New Year&#39;s Eve extravaganza at <a href="http://mgmresortsevents.com/" target="_blank">MGM Resorts</a> treated 1,500 guests to a &quot;Wonderland&quot; themed to grownups with a five-hour bash that transformed a convention facility from functional to fab.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/themed-events/alice-vegas-land-mgm-creates-wild-wonderland-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/themed-events/alice-vegas-land-mgm-creates-wild-wonderland-event#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries Themed Events Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:26:00 +0000 31311 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Releases 2017 Event Planner Forecast http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-releases-2017-event-planner-forecast <div class="field-deck"> The majority of both in-house and independent event planners expect to produce the same number or more special events in 2017 than they have this year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The majority of both in-house and independent event planners expect to produce the same number or more special events in 2017 than they have this year.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-releases-2017-event-planner-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-releases-2017-event-planner-forecast#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:01:00 +0000 31301 at http://specialevents.com Wedding Trends to Watch for in 2017 http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-trends-watch-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It's that time of year again- time to say farewell to the trends of the past and usher in the new era of what&rsquo;s &quot;in.&quot; With that, I&#39;ve asked some wedding professionals what they were seeing on the horizon, and it seems like we have quite the exciting wedding season in store for us. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-trends-watch-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-trends-watch-2017#comments The Special Event Show Weddings 2017 wedding trend predictions Special Events Blog Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:19:00 +0000 31291 at http://specialevents.com Sinners and Saints: Wilkinson Rhodes Brings Heaven and Hell to the Party http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/sinners-and-saints-wilkinson-rhodes-brings-heaven-and-hell-party <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>On Halloween, some 550 costumed revelers gathered at a &ldquo;haunted&rdquo; hotel in downtown San Antonio among transgressors and hallowed souls for a &ldquo;Sinners and Saints&rdquo; f&ecirc;te from <a href="http://www.wilkinsonrhodes.com/" target="_blank">Wilkinson Rhodes</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/sinners-and-saints-wilkinson-rhodes-brings-heaven-and-hell-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/sinners-and-saints-wilkinson-rhodes-brings-heaven-and-hell-party#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:15:00 +0000 31281 at http://specialevents.com Attention, Event Industry: Check Scammers are Back in Business http://specialevents.com/blog/attention-event-industry-check-scammers-are-back-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Event expert Nicole Matthews of The Henley Co. explains how she detected a check scammer before she could be defrauded of funds</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/attention-event-industry-check-scammers-are-back-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/attention-event-industry-check-scammers-are-back-business#comments News The Special Event Show check scammers attack event industry Special Events Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:19:00 +0000 31271 at http://specialevents.com Niagara, Pink Yarrow: Pantone Releases 'Top 10' Colors for 2017 http://specialevents.com/decor/niagara-pink-yarrow-pantone-releases-top-10-colors-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trending colors will reflect the beauty of the great outdoors, according to the color experts at the Pantone Color Institute. The company has released its <a href="https://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-spring-2017" target="_blank">Fashion Color Report</a> for spring, featuring a mix of sunny yellow, cool blues and soothing greens:</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/niagara-pink-yarrow-pantone-releases-top-10-colors-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/niagara-pink-yarrow-pantone-releases-top-10-colors-2017#comments Decor Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:30:00 +0000 31241 at http://specialevents.com What You're Reading:Top Special Events Articles for November 2016 http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-readingtop-special-events-articles-november-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>A party with a "jerky wall," a beautiful bird-theme wedding--top Special Events articles this month</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-readingtop-special-events-articles-november-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-readingtop-special-events-articles-november-2016#comments News Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:30:00 +0000 31231 at http://specialevents.com Play with Your Food: Four Five One Events Offers Lively Stations for Company's 20th Party http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/play-your-food-four-five-one-events-offers-lively-stations-companys-20th-party <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A company celebrated its 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary turned to Four Five One Events to create innovative food stations, new lines of furniture, and trend-setting design concepts.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/play-your-food-four-five-one-events-offers-lively-stations-companys-20th-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/play-your-food-four-five-one-events-offers-lively-stations-companys-20th-party#comments Catering Gala Awards The Special Event Show Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:41:00 +0000 31221 at http://specialevents.com White 'Antique' Melamine Bowls, Platters Available http://specialevents.com/catering/white-antique-melamine-bowls-platters-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>New from American Metalcraft, the line of white antique melamine bowls and platters resemble porcelain but have the durability and sustainability of melamine, the company says. </p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/white-antique-melamine-bowls-platters-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/white-antique-melamine-bowls-platters-available#comments Catering Tue, 22 Nov 2016 02:23:00 +0000 31211 at http://specialevents.com Five Tips to Find a More Productive Start Each Morning http://specialevents.com/blog/five-tips-find-more-productive-start-each-morning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether you’re a commuter or you work from your home, the way you start your morning has a big effect on how the rest of your day unfolds, so it’s to your benefit to take care of yourself before jumping into your work.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/five-tips-find-more-productive-start-each-morning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/five-tips-find-more-productive-start-each-morning#comments News The Special Event Show productivity Taylor'd Events Special Events Blog Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:27:00 +0000 31201 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Announces the 2017 Gala Award Nominees http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-announces-2017-gala-award-nominees <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The latest nominees for the oldest and most prestigious award in events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-announces-2017-gala-award-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-announces-2017-gala-award-nominees#comments Gala Awards News The Special Event Show Silver Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:45:00 +0000 31191 at http://specialevents.com <p>Kelly Murphy (center) accepts the Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2016 Gala Awards.</p> Specical Events Big Show: Concept Communications Creates 15th Anniversary Show for NHT Global http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-show-concept-communications-creates-15th-anniversary-show-nht-global <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>To honor its 15th anniversary, NHT Global organized a two-day international conference at AsiaWorld Expo in Hong Kong for more than 10,000 partners and guests from all over the world.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-show-concept-communications-creates-15th-anniversary-show-nht-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-show-concept-communications-creates-15th-anniversary-show-nht-global#comments Corporate Events Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:10:00 +0000 31181 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events This Week for Nov. 17, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-17-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes a rebrand for Zynger Events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-17-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-17-2016#comments News Silver Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:26:00 +0000 31171 at http://specialevents.com How to Turn Your Hometown into a Wedding Destination http://specialevents.com/blog/how-turn-your-hometown-wedding-destination <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Kim Sayatovic" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Sayatovic_Kim_PORTRAIT_0.jpg" style="width: 170px; height: 211px; float: left;" /><strong>How attractive is your hometown as a wedding destination?</strong></p> <p>Sure, it&#39;s easy if you live in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, but what about those of us in &quot;fringe&quot; cities that might be popular tourist spots but aren&#39;t typically thought of as top wedding destinations?</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-turn-your-hometown-wedding-destination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-turn-your-hometown-wedding-destination#comments The Special Event Show Weddings Belladeux Event Design destination weddings Kim Sayatovic Special Events Blog Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:46:00 +0000 31161 at http://specialevents.com 5 Smart Tips to Juice Up 'FOMO' for Your Event http://specialevents.com/news/5-smart-tips-juice-fomo-your-event <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In a MeetingsNet article, Nick Borelli gives five tips for boosting "fear of missing out" for events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/5-smart-tips-juice-fomo-your-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/5-smart-tips-juice-fomo-your-event#comments News Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:38:00 +0000 31151 at http://specialevents.com Photo by PzAxe / © Getty Images Same-Sex Weddings Unchanged Despite Trump Win, Planners Say http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/same-sex-weddings-unchanged-despite-trump-win-planners-say <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some 80 percent of U.S. wedding planners polled this week by Special Events in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise presidential win say they have seen no change in bookings for same-sex weddings.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/same-sex-weddings-unchanged-despite-trump-win-planners-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/same-sex-weddings-unchanged-despite-trump-win-planners-say#comments News The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:37:00 +0000 31141 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Manuel-F-O / © Getty Images Match Made in Heaven: Heaven's Gift Creates a Bird-theme Wedding http://specialevents.com/weddings/match-made-heaven-heavens-gift-creates-bird-theme-wedding <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>With a scant one and a half months of planning time, the event team created a wedding for 1,300 guests that honored the traditions of the couple's homelands—Hong Kong and Singapore.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/match-made-heaven-heavens-gift-creates-bird-theme-wedding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/match-made-heaven-heavens-gift-creates-bird-theme-wedding#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:25:00 +0000 31131 at http://specialevents.com Ceramic Serving Pans Designed to Maximize Temperature Distribution http://specialevents.com/catering/ceramic-serving-pans-designed-maximize-temperature-distribution <div class="field-deck"> Ceramic serving pans from Hall China Co. are designed to offer superior heat retention while eliminating hot spots or cook points over a warming flame. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ceramic serving pans from Hall China Co. are designed to offer superior heat retention while eliminating hot spots or cook points over a warming flame. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/ceramic-serving-pans-designed-maximize-temperature-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/ceramic-serving-pans-designed-maximize-temperature-distribution#comments Catering Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:53:00 +0000 31121 at http://specialevents.com Building Wedding Referral Business in the Off-Season http://specialevents.com/blog/building-wedding-referral-business-season <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Although you may not have a lot of wedding business booked for the off-season, that’s not to say that there isn’t more you can do to ensure the next season is your best year yet. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/building-wedding-referral-business-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/building-wedding-referral-business-season#comments Weddings Special Events Blog Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:41:00 +0000 31111 at http://specialevents.com By the Book: Events by Fabulous Creates a 'Storybook' Theme Gala for CHLA http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/book-events-fabulous-creates-storybook-theme-gala-chla <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Events by Fabulous creates the "Once Upon a Time" storybook-theme gala for Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, complete with Snow White, Cinderella and the most wonderful storybook princess of all: Katy Perry! </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/book-events-fabulous-creates-storybook-theme-gala-chla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/book-events-fabulous-creates-storybook-theme-gala-chla#comments Galas/Fundraisers Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:43:00 +0000 31101 at http://specialevents.com More Big Markets OK Recreational Cannabis; Is the Event Industry Ready? http://specialevents.com/news/more-big-markets-ok-recreational-cannabis-event-industry-ready <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Two huge event markets—California and Nevada—approved measures on Election Day to permit recreational marijuana use. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/more-big-markets-ok-recreational-cannabis-event-industry-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/more-big-markets-ok-recreational-cannabis-event-industry-ready#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:34:00 +0000 31091 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Sand86 / © Getty Images Who's News in Special Events This Week for Nov. 10, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-10-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes new event staff at Church House Westminster and a new owner for Dick Clark Productions</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-10-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-10-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Wed, 09 Nov 2016 20:38:00 +0000 31081 at http://specialevents.com 9 Tech Tips for Your Event Production Checklist http://specialevents.com/blog/9-tech-tips-your-event-production-checklist <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here, nine smart items for your event production checklist from tech pro Gene Lundberg of Aquarian Production</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/9-tech-tips-your-event-production-checklist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/9-tech-tips-your-event-production-checklist#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Aquarian Production event tech checklist Gene Lundgren Special Events Blog Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:47:00 +0000 31071 at http://specialevents.com Making Music: The Team Behind the Wedding Event at The Special Event 2017 http://specialevents.com/weddings/making-music-team-behind-wedding-event-special-event-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em>This issue of Eventline continues our new feature, showcasing the talented event professionals who share their skills with attendees at</em>&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.thespecialeventshow.com/tse17/Public/Enter.aspx" target="_blank">The Special Event</a>. We&#39;re proud to share the smarts of the two talents in charge of the Wedding Event&mdash;a seated dinner plus presentation on Jan.</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/making-music-team-behind-wedding-event-special-event-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/making-music-team-behind-wedding-event-special-event-2017#comments The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:09:00 +0000 31051 at http://specialevents.com New Lightweight, Portable LED Sign Available http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-lightweight-portable-led-sign-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>New from Information Station Specialists, the Lightning LED message sign is designed to be &quot;ultra-portable,&quot; the manufacturer says, and thanks to its compact size can be positioned in locations where trailer-mounted LED signs cannot.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-lightweight-portable-led-sign-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-lightweight-portable-led-sign-available#comments Event Tools Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:07:00 +0000 31041 at http://specialevents.com Whatever Happened to 'Home Training'--and Why We Need it Back http://specialevents.com/blog/whatever-happened-home-training-and-why-we-need-it-back <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As business owners, supervisors, co-workers, friends, and family of other people, we need to set the example and communicate the values we expect to see. If your employees did not receive good home training, they may need to learn it and see it from you.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/whatever-happened-home-training-and-why-we-need-it-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/whatever-happened-home-training-and-why-we-need-it-back#comments Special Events Blog Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:26:00 +0000 31031 at http://specialevents.com 'Tis the Season: 12 Fun Corporate Gift Ideas for Generous Givers http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/tis-season-12-fun-corporate-gift-ideas-generous-givers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Don&#39;t look now but the year-end holidays are almost here. And so we present a dozen great gift ideas for the 12 days of holidays. They are so great, you might find yourself setting a few aside for you you you ...&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/tis-season-12-fun-corporate-gift-ideas-generous-givers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/tis-season-12-fun-corporate-gift-ideas-generous-givers#comments Corporate Events The Special Event Show Mon, 07 Nov 2016 22:27:00 +0000 31021 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events This Week for Nov. 3, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-3-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes a new role for rental expert Kathy Newby</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-3-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-nov-3-2016#comments News Silver Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:24:00 +0000 31011 at http://specialevents.com <p>Kathy A. Newby, CERP, joins Abbey Party Rents SF</p> Indu Huynh Photography Act IV: More Latest and Greatest Acts in Special Event Entertainment http://specialevents.com/entertainment/act-iv-more-latest-and-greatest-acts-special-event-entertainment <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>You loved Tuesday's article on the latest and greatest acts for special events, so we're bringing you even more today.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/act-iv-more-latest-and-greatest-acts-special-event-entertainment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/act-iv-more-latest-and-greatest-acts-special-event-entertainment#comments Entertainment The Special Event Show Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:43:00 +0000 31001 at http://specialevents.com How East Can Go West--and Succeed: Three Branding Tips http://specialevents.com/blog/how-east-can-go-west-and-succeed-three-branding-tips <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Michael Kaltenhauser of digital marketing agency Astronaut, part of Pico Group, gives tips on how Chinese brands can succeed in the West</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-east-can-go-west-and-succeed-three-branding-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-east-can-go-west-and-succeed-three-branding-tips#comments Corporate Events The Special Event Show Chinese brands succeeding in the West Special Events Blog Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:45:00 +0000 30991 at http://specialevents.com