Oktoberfest party ideas

The first Oktoberfest took place in 1810 at a royal wedding in Munich, Germany. They included horse races, and when locals decided to have the races again the following year, a festival was born. Today, numerous people around the world celebrate this time of year with beer, agricultural events, and big parties. If you’re looking…

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how to organize a fundraiser

An average of 72% of charitable donations come from individuals rather than companies. If you’re looking to raise money for your organization, organizing a fundraiser to get individual contributions together is the way to do it. Fundraiser planning isn’t something to take lightly, however. There are many things to consider in order to get everything right.…

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planning a military wedding

Few things in life are as exciting (and stressful at the same time) as planning a wedding. Things can be even more stressful when planning a military wedding, due to the extra layer of protocols and etiquette to be observed throughout the ceremony. From the invitation formalities, seating arrangements, and displaying the national flag, it’s…

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fireworks

More than once a week I hear, “Your job must be so fun, you get to plan parties all day”, or something to that effect. Now let’s be clear, I LOVE my job but it definitely isn’t all fun and games. The Beginning – Large Scale Events I began as an event planner on a…

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texas prom venue

The Prom is a uniquely American tradition. In fact, students from European countries who study abroad are fascinated by it. There’s nothing like that where they come from. So to impress those students and the local ones, you need to throw an awesome prom – which includes a great prom venue. But how do you figure…

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fundraising gala

Are you getting ready to plan a nonprofit gala? Let’s be honest, planning a gala can be incredibly time-consuming and stressful for the planning committee. Without the right planning and organizational efforts, your gala is all the more likely to experience setbacks. To help prevent this from happening, it’s best to plan well in advance. It’s…

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corporate event planning guide

Corporate event planning, while sharing some characteristics with other event planning, requires different planning strategies. For one thing, the main reason people attend corporate events is to network. 82% of people surveyed stated networking as their main reason for attending. This means activities and entertainment are geared toward networking and bonding opportunities. A corporate event planner needs…

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