Category: Special Events

Why Not Go DefaultVeg at Your Next Event?

As more people become sensitive to the impact of humans on the earth, many are looking for ways to be more sustainable in everything they do.

One way is to turn the traditional food service model on its head. Typically events offering traditional fare with meat, seafood, and dairy at conferences, weddings and other gatherings. They'll then provide a few special dishes for vegetarians or vegans. The DefaultVeg movement aims to flip that notion.

In the past, those who wanted vegan or vegetarian meals at an event had to practically beg for special meals, if they were able to get them at all. The DefaultVeg idea begins with a wide selection of plant-based meals, and asks meat-eaters to opt out if they want their usual menu items.


Miami Beach Pride Is Back, Bigger Than Ever

Marking its 15th year, Miami Beach Pride returns once again next month for two weeks of celebrating the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ+ community. 

What began in 2009 as a relatively small gathering of 15,000 people has exploded into an international extravaganza attracting more than 170,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, along with their friends, allies, and supporters.

Sixteen days of events

The festivities kick off Friday, March 31, 2023, at 6 p.m. with the Prid

How to Throw a Murder Mystery Party

Who doesn’t love a good whodunnit? Whether you want to plan something unusual for your friends, or you’re looking for a unique addition to any corporate gathering, why not throw a murder mystery party? It’s fun, it’s involving, and it’s a great team-building tool.

It may seem too complicated, but you can pull together an intriguing murder mystery party with a little planning and a couple of weeks. There are plenty of budget-friendly and even free murder mystery party kits available online. For a higher-end bash, you can even hire companies that will send actors

Celebrating Black History Month in Miami

February is Black History Month, created to focus attention on the numerous untold contributions of African Americans to the United States. Also known as African American History Month, it honors Black people from the enslaved humans brought from Africa to African Americans living in the United States today.

This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” explores how “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms, and police killings” since the country’s earliest days.

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Historic duPont Building Hosts Nicole Martin’s Engagement Party

The rich and famous keep coming to the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building in downtown Miami when they want to throw impressive galas.

The most recent such event was the Vegas-themed engagement party of “Real Housewives of Miami” star Dr. Nicole Martin and fiancé Anthony Lopez.

The love story

Martin and Lopez, a successful trial attorney, met separately through friends in Las Vegas

Get Ready for the Gay8 Festival, aka Gay Ocho

One of the many great things about Miami is the many festivals that we can have here all year ‘round. Upcoming example: the Gay8 (Gay Ocho) Festival on Sunday February 19, held annually in the heart of Little Havana along the iconic streets of Calle Ocho (Southwest 8th Street).

The Hispanic street fiesta, dedicated to LGBTQ+ art, music, dance, food, and culture, is the largest Hispanic diversity and inclusion festival in the U.S., attracting more than 80,000 visitors.

What to expect

From noon to 8 p.m. between Southwest 14th to 17th avenues, Calle Och

Best Miami Golf Courses for Your Corporate Event

There’s something about the slow, easy-going pace of 18 holes of golf that promotes teamwork, fosters deals, and facilitates networking.

That must be why so many companies plan their off-site events to be near at least one golf course. If you hold your corporate event in or near Miami, your attendees will have dozens of choices to suit every level of golf expertise.

That’s because Florida is the mecca of golf, due to the spectacular weather we enjoy here year-round. The state boasts over 1,200 public and private courses, from nine-hole courses to the most demanding 18-hole courses.

PartySlate Features the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building

When wealthy and connected A-listers want to party, many of them come to the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building in downtown Miami. So says PartySlate, in their article this month, “The 23 Top Celebrity & Influencer Weddings and Parties of 2022.”

PartySlate, the first digital platform designed specifically for event professionals, inspires people planning events and connects them with the leading event professionals and venues across the

Tickets Going Fast for Miami’s Great Gatsby Party

“Remember how much fun we had? I don’t know why we can’t just have fun like that again.” - Daisy Buchanan in “The Great Gatsby”

If the fictional Daisy were alive today, she’d no doubt be delighted to learn that the kind of fun she had at neighbor Jay Gatsby’s extravagant parties will be available next month, January 13 and 14 at The Historic Alfred I. duPont Building in downtown Miami. 

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How to Plan an Elegant New Year’s Eve Party

Ten . . . nine . . . eight . . . seven . . . Time is running out, not only on 2022, but on the time you have left to plan a fabulous, unforgettable New Year’s Eve party. So we’re here to help you out.

The vibe

To set your gala apart from every other New Year’s bash, you’ll need a theme for your party. This is the fun part, where you let your imagination run wild an important first step to plan your New Year's Eve party.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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