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Church Events

Throughout the year, congregations gather together as a form of worship to celebrate a variety of hosted events. Popular among our clients are:Fall Festivals, Trunk or Treats, Easter jamborees, andSummer VBS. If your congregation is new to the idea of these types of events,you have come to the right spot! All of these events can be held indoors or outdoors. Clients previously have opened their church’s gymnasium or cleared their parking lot to make room for all of the festivities. Typically, an array of carnival games, crafts, and inflatables are set up to entertain children of all ...

Posted in: Uncategorized , October 22, 2018
Sno Cones, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Oh My!

Sno Cones, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Oh My!

Your company event is fast approaching; do you have the ultimate snacks to feed your hungriest guests? How to Decide We all know the options of yummy snacks are endless, so how do you choose which ones will be the best for your event? First, the venue determines which snacks will be best. If seating is limited and guests will be moving around the event site, then snacks that are grab n go are best.  A few grab n go options are;sno cones, popcorn, or cotton candy. If your venue has plenty of seating available, hotdogs, funnel cakes, or nachos with cheese would be more ap...

Posted in: Uncategorized , September 22, 2018

How to Choose a Party Rental Vendor for Your Next Special Event

Next time you have a special event that you want to plan, be sure to take into consideration the next few things to ensure that your event will be a success!  Party Vendors with Variety First thing to consider when planning your special event is what kind of party you want to have. Is it a corporate event? A birthday party? Or maybe even a church picnic? You want to be sure to choose a party rental that has many options for you. From the variety of inflatables they have for you to choose from to the catering services and entertainers they offer, choose ...

Posted in: Uncategorized , August 22, 2018

3 REASONS WHY PREFERRED VENDORS ARE IMPORTANT

Planning an event can be stressful, but there are several ways to decrease the stress. Preferred vendors are just one way to decrease the stress of planning a variety of events. Vendors on this list are typically reliable and trustworthy in the eyes of the company – they also tend to offer a discounted price in trade for the relationship that they establish. These lists are important for various reasons, but below are three reasons. Makes Planning EasierTypically in an event planning business, your customers are going to want their event catered to them an...

Posted in: Uncategorized , July 22, 2018
Employee Reward

How to Motivate Today’s Workforce – Employee Reward

Ways to Reward Your Employees We can all agree a little motivation goes a long way! Especially on those days that can be difficult leaving the comforts on your warm bed to get dressed and head into the office. Time to take a peek at a few options we found to make both employers and employees ready to jump on board. Employee Reward Program are very much needed at every level starting from Entry Level to Top level managers. Freedom ...

Posted in: Company Party, Company Picnics, Corporate Events, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition , June 22, 2018
3 Factors to Think about When Planning an Outdoor Event

3 Factors to Think about When Planning an Outdoor Event

When planning an outdoor event, please consider these three factors to avoid unexpected surprises the day of your event! Check Weather forecast on your Outdoor Event Date We all know Mother Nature has a mind of her own. Rain and lightning may cause for an event to be cancelled due to safety. To avoid a mini crisis, make sure to schedule a Rain Date at the same time you schedule the original event date. This will help if the occasion should arise, both planner and guests will be able to reschedule for the Rain Date. Grass or Pavement Whether your event will be set up on gr...

Posted in: Company Picnics, Event Management, Outdoor Events, Special Events, Youth Events , May 28, 2018

Celebrate Field Day Events!

Field Day The buzz of a new year or a year coming to an end is a great excuse to put together a celebration! Field Day events have increased in popularity in schools and colleges across the nation. The two most common are The Back to School Bash and End of the Year Bash. Field Days are for connecting and interacting with fellow classmates and staff. Choose pieces that reflect positive energy with teambuilding. Obstacle courses, slides, or other interactive pieces are great options for your upcoming Field Day. A few of our favorite inflatables are: Human Foosball, 18’ Dual Lane S...

Posted in: Field Day Events, Holiday Party, Themed Events, Youth Events , April 23, 2018
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Company Party in the Workplace

Does your company need to cut costs or looking to take a more low key approach to the annual company party? Hosting a party in-house is a great alternative. Workplace Parties boost morale, employee recognition, and not to mention a higher attendance rate due to most workplace parties take place during normal business hours. This leaves little excuse for employees to not drop by. No one will have to worry about finding a babysitter or searching for a parking spot! To kick off a workplace party, food and entertainment are extremely important. A party host should put thought into the menu. One...

Posted in: Company Party, Company Picnics, Corporate Events, Corporate Holiday Party, Uncategorized , March 15, 2018
Event Planner

Three Strengths Crucial for Event Planners

We are all human, we all make mistakes. We envy that person who seems to have it all together, ALL the time. How do they manage to look so put together after a day full of work, family duties, errands, and everyday life?! Upholding this type of demeanor takes practice, but is achieveable. Event planners are great examples of this type of behavior. Outlined below are three qualities we find to be the most beneifical in the event industry. Proactive: First off, no day is ever the same! A phone call, an electrical issue, each could cause a mishap in a matter of minutes. An eve...

Posted in: Event Catering, Event Coordinator, Event Management, Event Planning, Event Planning Ideas, Uncategorized , February 16, 2018

Post Prom & After Prom Entertainment

Post Prom; the night is highly anticipated all school year by Juniors and Seniors. Planning Post Prom event takes lots of preparation. A majority of the planning begins early in the school year when a date and venue must be selected to host the Post Prom. Once the venue is selected, the next step is to look into reserving entertainment. Please keep in mind that neighboring towns and school districts may be hosting their Post Prom on the same night as yours! The motto the early bird gets the worm is prevalent during this time of...

Posted in: After Prom Entertainment, College Events, Elite Event Services, Special Event Planner, Special Events, Themed Events, University Activities, Youth Events , January 12, 2018
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    `` Alicia - Company Picnic

  • Used Elite Event for the first time on June 18. They were great. The staff made sure all of our needs were taken care. Our guests were very pleased with Elite.

    `` Marla - Company Picnic

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    `` Amanda - Church Event