Should I Create an Event App?

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Whether you’re planning a 10,000 attendee trade show or a 20 person corporate leadership conference, you’ve probably thought about how you could create an event app. When should you make the leap? What should you expect to get from the investment? How do you create an event app? We found a lot of event professionals were asking those questions, so DoubleDutch …

10 Party Planning Mistakes Commonly Made

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No matter how many parties you’ve thrown, or how hard you try to predict the unpredictable, some party planning fouls just can’t be avoided. Maybe a guest forgets to turn off the bathroom sink and you now have a flood in your basement. Or the private wine fridge was raided and you’re out a few very expensive bottles of vino. However, there …

Entertaining Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

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Jewish children have a bar (or bat for a girl) mitzvah at the age of 13 (or 12 for some girls). The religious ceremony is a “coming of age” ritual and traditionally marks the child’s entrance into the Jewish community. After the bar/bat mitzvah the child is responsible for keeping (or not) all the rules of Judaism. Although there’s no …

6 Tips for Planning Your Office Holiday Party

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Mingling and laughing with coworkers at the holiday office party is a highlight of the year for many employees. It’s a chance to relax, have fun, celebrate a year’s work well done, and enjoy delicious food together. Get the scoop on planning your office holiday party for yourself and your colleagues.  Select a Planning Committee  Don’t try to plan everything yourself! …

5 Office Holiday Party Ideas

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Many companies hold office holiday parties to celebrate the season and reward employees for a years’ worth of hard work. The changing economy has really made in-office parties more popular, as they can be more affordable than an offsite event. The challenge with an in-office party is making it more fun than a typical day at work. If you are …

How to Plan a Retirement Party

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A retirement party is an event to celebrate a coworker’s career and achievements. It is a great opportunity to show appreciation in a fun and respectful way. Similarly to any other party, there’s a ton involved in planning a party to present an individuals accomplishments. Whether it’s a party for your spouse, parent, friend or colleague, make your life easier, …

How to Find and Hire a Party Planner

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When planning a party, there are lots of things you need to consider. The party may be for a birthday, anniversary, business, family or wedding event. Whichever the event, one of the critical decisions to consider is whether or not you should hire a party planner. Will it be a perfect event? How will it be memorable? Will guests arrive …

Ready to Laugh? How to Hire a Comedian

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Turn on the news, pick up the paper, pretty much wherever you turn, you’re hearing about the plummeting stock market, crazily tweeting politicians, or the latest job cuts. In times like these, we all need to laugh, which is probably why movies like Madea Family Funeral and Shazam are tops at the box office. When planning your event, consider bringing some relaxing laughter …

Estimating How Many Drinks to Provide

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It’s one of the central questions of party planning, estimating drinks? How much should you buy? The most common estimate given for adults is 1 drink per hour, per person. So, if you’re having 20 guests for a three hour cocktail party you’ll need a total of 60 drinks.  Of course, you know your friends and their drinking habits best, and …

5 Tips for Hiring a Comedian

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If you’re looking for a night of laughs, hiring a comedian for your event is the way to go! According to Rick Lewis (Scottsdale, AZ), comedy is a bonding experience. “Comedy is the most painless team building exercise there is.” A comedian can offer a great way to break the ice, lighten spirits and get guests talking at an event. So, wedecided to compile …