Photo Galleries http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7395/more en The Balancing Act: Effective Fundraising Gala Decor Design http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/balancing-act-effective-fundraising-gala-decor-design <div class="field-deck"> These fundraising pros share how to walk that fine line between 'wow, it looks great' and 'whoa, you spent too much!' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When it comes to designing galas for nonprofits&mdash;which is essentially walking that fine line between &ldquo;wow, that looks amazing&rdquo; and &ldquo;whoa, you spent too much&rdquo;&mdash;Jen Poyer, CSEP, senior special events manager for Long Beach, Calif.-based <a href="http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/" target="_blank">Catalina Island Conservancy</a>, sums it up best:</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/balancing-act-effective-fundraising-gala-decor-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/balancing-act-effective-fundraising-gala-decor-design#comments Decor Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:39:00 +0000 30141 at http://specialevents.com Marking Milestones: Highlights of 13 Great Milestone Events http://specialevents.com/themed-events/marking-milestones-highlights-13-great-milestone-events <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Nothing marks a milestone better than a memorable special event, and here we bring you 13 fabulous examples--from a silver celebration for 25 years to platinum parties for 100!</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/themed-events/marking-milestones-highlights-13-great-milestone-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/themed-events/marking-milestones-highlights-13-great-milestone-events#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:33:00 +0000 30121 at http://specialevents.com Venue Tour: 25 Exciting Venues for Special Events http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Come along with us as we tour 25 new (or newly renovated) venues for special events.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Venues Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:14:00 +0000 30111 at http://specialevents.com Happy Lth: Caesars Palace Celebrates its 50th Birthday with a Blow-out Bash http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Legendary Caesars Palace in Las Vegas celebrates its 50th anniversary weekend with showstopper celebrities, special events and stunning fireworks.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash#comments Entertainment Galas/Fundraisers Hotels Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:17:00 +0000 30061 at http://specialevents.com Esprits with Alice: ILEA Presents 2016 Esprit Awards at Alice-Theme Gala http://specialevents.com/ilea/esprits-alice-ilea-presents-2016-esprit-awards-alice-theme-gala <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas, turned into Wonderland on Aug. 13 as ILEA presented the 2016 Esprit Awards</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ilea/esprits-alice-ilea-presents-2016-esprit-awards-alice-theme-gala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ilea/esprits-alice-ilea-presents-2016-esprit-awards-alice-theme-gala#comments ILEA Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:26:00 +0000 29991 at http://specialevents.com Tea for You: XO Bloom and the Four Seasons Westlake Village Create a Stylish Showcase http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/tea-you-xo-bloom-and-four-seasons-westlake-village-create-stylish-showcase <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The irresistible appeal of Alice in Wonderland is on display at this photo shoot from XO Bloom and the Four Seasons Westlake Village</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/tea-you-xo-bloom-and-four-seasons-westlake-village-create-stylish-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/tea-you-xo-bloom-and-four-seasons-westlake-village-create-stylish-showcase#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:39:00 +0000 29981 at http://specialevents.com We Go to Rio: Entertainment Experts Weigh in on Olympics Opening Ceremony http://specialevents.com/entertainment/we-go-rio-entertainment-experts-weigh-olympics-opening-ceremony <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Relying on &quot;gambiarra&quot;--the Brazilian knack for making something out of nothing--the team of <a href="http://www.cc2016.com.br/?lang=en" target="_blank">CC2016</a>&nbsp;led by executive producer <a href="http://balichws.com/" target="_blank">Marco Balich</a> created a lively salute to sport, samba and sustainability.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/we-go-rio-entertainment-experts-weigh-olympics-opening-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/we-go-rio-entertainment-experts-weigh-olympics-opening-ceremony#comments Entertainment Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:16:00 +0000 29931 at http://specialevents.com Lakeside Wedding: Danny Marx Ltd. Designs a Stunning Ceremony http://specialevents.com/weddings/lakeside-wedding-danny-marx-ltd-designs-stunning-ceremony <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>For a couple from South Africa, Danny Marx Ltd. and team create a stunning wedding on a lake in Israel. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/lakeside-wedding-danny-marx-ltd-designs-stunning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/lakeside-wedding-danny-marx-ltd-designs-stunning-ceremony#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:42:00 +0000 29921 at http://specialevents.com Dinner Underground: KBY Designs Designs a Dinner Party Under the Western Wall http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/dinner-underground-kby-designs-designs-dinner-party-under-western-wall <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Some 180 guests enjoyed a stunning Shabbat dinner in the tunnels beneath Jerusalem&#39;s iconic <a href="http://english.thekotel.org/western_wall_sites/" target="_blank">Western Wall</a> thanks to the talents of <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank"><em>Special Events</em> Gala Award </a>winner <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kobybaryehudadesigns/?fref=ts" target="_blank">KBY Designs.</a></p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/dinner-underground-kby-designs-designs-dinner-party-under-western-wall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/dinner-underground-kby-designs-designs-dinner-party-under-western-wall#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:48:00 +0000 29891 at http://specialevents.com Penguin Party: 39th Lincoln Park Zoo Ball Keys on New Penguin Cove http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/penguin-party-39th-lincoln-park-zoo-ball-keys-new-penguin-cove <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Women&#39;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.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/penguin-party-39th-lincoln-park-zoo-ball-keys-new-penguin-cove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/penguin-party-39th-lincoln-park-zoo-ball-keys-new-penguin-cove#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +0000 29851 at http://specialevents.com