Category: Event Tips

Upcycled Art Can Set Your Conference Apart

All savvy corporations these days are jumping on the sustainability bandwagon, and not just because it’s the right thing to do.

Research by Cone Communication shows that 87 percent of B2B buyers made a purchasing decision based on whether the vendor shares their values. And Nielsen found that 73 percent of consumers say that they’d change their habits to reduce their environmental impact.

Our future depends on everyone getting on board with smart consumption, and embracing the concepts of “reduce, reuse, recycle,” largely because of new studies. One study found plastic fibers in 87 percent of read more

Hottest Beverage Trend: Mocktails and Low-Alcohol Alternatives

When we think of celebrating, we automatically picture confetti, streamers, and alcoholic beverages: champagne corks popping, beer mugs overflowing, or fruit-trimmed cocktails fizzing.

Or we envision corporate conferences, with the obligatory cocktail hour before dinner, a time to unwind after an intense day of presentations, a chance to mingle and juggle the hors d’oeuvres and a gin and tonic while shaking hands.

That was then; “sober curious” is now. That movement arose even before the pandemic. Adherents don’t totally abstain from alcohol, but simply refrain from mindlessly picking up a drink without thinking.

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Catering Ideas for a Crowd

Whether you’re designing a menu for a corporate event, an anniversary party, or a wedding, getting the food selections right can make or break your gathering.

But these days, how do you please a host of picky palates? We've seen quite a few decadent dinners, so here are our top catering ideas and trends for your next event.

Buffet or prepared plates?

The first decision you need to make is whether to go buffet style or serve up portioned plates.

Buffet style is likely to please more people because they will have more selections to choose f

Plan a Quinceañera Fit for Your Young Queen

Humans have been creating rituals surrounding the passage of children into adulthood since civilization began. The Aztec and Maya, for example, celebrated with baptismal-like ceremonies for both boys and girls as they entered puberty.

In fact, some believe this is where the modern quinceañera originated, along with the older Roman Catholic customs that colonizers brought from Spain.

Therefore, it’s not only important to the birthday girl; it’s also an important part of her culture. So to ensure it’s something she’ll always remember, here are some ideas to plan an unforgettable quinceañera.