Thursday, September 30, 2010
-- Give a party that makes a difference. You can do an event on a smaller scale at your company. Change your party focus to giving to a worthwhile cause and keep it simple. Perhaps a customer or community member has been touched by illness or some other hardship. Ask everyone to bring a book for a children's hospital, cans for a hunger drive or something else purposeful. Serve "just desserts" this year to sweeten the lives of others.
-- Think quality vs. quantity. Review and scale down your guest list and focus on quality. There are probably many people on the list who have not referred to your business or people who should no longer be on the list. Reducing the numbers can help you better budget any event.
-- Make it memorable. Add a theme to your party. Since you're a printer, incorporate your overruns. Decorate the tables with all the printing samples you've done and celebrate your 10 years of printing. Proudly display your work and focus on what you've done for clients in a creative way. From table cards to table toppers, centerpieces and more, your printing pieces should be integrated into your decor. It will save money and promote what you do.
-- Be creative. Instead of throwing a cocktail party this year, think about an afternoon picnic or something more casual. Picnics are popular and can even be indoors and are value-driven. We're seeing parties that used to be sit-down dinners instead be light fare and appetizers. You don't have to serve a feast. Your guests will feast their eyes on whatever you do, but keep your legend alive and party on!
Author/Byline: BRUCE FREEMAN , Scripps Howard News Service
(Bruce Freeman, The Small Business Professor, is president of ProLine Communications, a marketing and public relations firm in Livingston, N.J., and author of "Birthing the Elephant" (Ten Speed Press). E-mail questions to Bruce(at)SmallBusinessProf.com.)
Copyright (c) 2010 Scripps Howard News Service
Bruce Freeman, The Small Business Professor®
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Our event designers and floral team are always creating fabulous designs and once again, we added pizzazz to a recent party. Always up on the newest, latest and greatest trends, one of our favorite designs that mesmerized guests at a Mitzvah we did were centerpieces filled with stunning, jaw-dropping tie-dyed roses. That’s right…it was a spectrum of colors which burst from these roses and they were the talk of the party!! The one question everyone asked was, “How do you make these tie-dyed roses?” The answer: Roses this special and exquisite were imported from our top sources who are masters at this process and inject pigments into the rose stems using hypodermic needles. The result was a breathtaking surprise for everyone. A throw-back to the seventies, they were quite elegant with a fresh new spin. It was another legendary party that guests are still raving about and the psychedelic flowers were a big hit at the party!
**Photos courtesy of Eric Wittmayer