Mary Lee Herrington

Tips to Planning Wedding Reception

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Are you planning a wedding reception? It’s one of the biggest parts of the event, so it’s critical to make sure you include all the most important elements. Here are some helpful tips:

 

Don’t make your guests wait

From the time people arrive at the reception, it’s important to reduce the amount of time your guests have to wait for the event. There are times they’ll have to wait in line, but it’s important to avoid other issues such as delays as much as possible.

What are some specific issues to watch out for? If there’s lunch or dinner at the reception, it’s important for it to start on time, so your guests aren’t standing around waiting for the event to get started.

There’s also the issue of the cocktail hour. The photographer should be done within that time before dinner starts. The doors of the reception hall should open within an hour or so after the cocktail hour starts. This will help to reduce how much time people have to wait for the reception to get started.

 

Make only a few selections

If you have some favorite party songs or slow dance tunes, then you should give them to the DJ before the reception. On the other hand, it’s also important for the disc jockey to do what they do. One of the keys to an effective DJ is that they’re able to read the cloud and figure out which songs to play to keep everyone dancing.

On the other hand, if there are too many song requests it could have a negative effect on the flow of the reception since it might be tough to get them all in. That’s likely a situation you’ll want to avoid since it will make the wedding event seem less spontaneous. That’s a situation you’ll likely want to avoid.

 

Plan months early

Not only is it important to plan for your wedding rehearsal, but it’s advisable to plan months before it takes place. This will help to reduce the chance of a disaster happening during the reception.

There’s no guarantee that there won’t be any hiccups during the reception. What’s important is to plan early and thoroughly. If you take this basic step, it will help to reduce the chance of a major mishap happening.

Unfortunately, sometimes Murphy’s Law becomes a reality no matter how much planning you do. What’s important is to plan ahead, so you reduce the chance of that happening.

 

Get the lighting right

It’s important for the lighting to be right. If you want to have the aura of a dance party, then make sure to use dim lighting. That will encourage the guests to dance.

Limit the number of events

It’s advisable to limit the events to the traditional ones such as:

 

Entrance

First dance

Parents dance

Toasts

Cake-cutting

Bouquet/garter toss

Exit

 

It’s OK to add some other events, but it’s advisable to limit the extra events you have at the reception. The main reason is that it will reduce the amount of dance time at the celebration.

Read More

Top Tips for Planning a Las Vegas Style Party

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Are you planning a themed party? If so, you should consider a Vegas-style party. While Macau has become the biggest gambling city in the world, in many ways, Vegas still epitomizes brick-and-mortar gambling. And if you live in a non-USA country, it can be difficult to just say “Let’s do Vegas this weekend! Wooohhooooo!” The only way for a Canadian to get a taste of Vegas, for example, would be to play at an online casino that accepts Canadians (for real money or for free).

When planning a Vegas party here are some of the most important issues to consider:

 

  1. Decorations

One option regarding decoration is to make giant dice that are a cinch to make, yet very effective in transforming the party space into a makeshift gaming location. You can probably get all of the materials you’re need at your local craft store.

Another option is set up a mini red carpet, so guests feel like they’re entering a real Las Vegas casino. This doesn’t have to be fancy. It could be a small carpet as well some velvet rope, or a few fake trees on either side of the walkway. This is a basic yet easy way to decorate the party’s venue and create the aura of a Vegas casino.

 

  1. Dress Code

Should guests be dressed casually in t-shirts and jeans, or suits and dresses? It’s up to you how formal you want their attire to be. If you allow a casual dress code, it will make everyone feel more comfortable. On the other hand, requiring a more formal dress code will make the Las Vegas party a bit classier. Again, it’s really up to you.

 

  1. Food and Drink

What’s a party without tasty food and beverages? A good idea is finger food that isn’t too greasy. That will prevent the playing cards and poker chips from getting slippery while handling them. If you want to keep the casino theme, one option is to include red, white, and black foods at the party.

Another option is dicejello shots. They’re tiny cubes that blend a dessert and cocktail. You can tweak how much vodka is in the recipe to suit your particular tastes.

 

  1. Charity Events

A charity fundraising event is a great way to raise money for a charitable cause. You could require your guests to pay X amount of money for a pile of chips. Then you could donate all the funds from the party to a charity of your choosing.

 

  1. Legal Stuff

How legal is it to hold a commercial casino night without securing a license? It’s very illegal just about everywhere around the planet. In fact, it could result in high fines and even jail time.

What’s the best solution? It’s better to be on the safe side. You could provide your guests with fake poker chips and give out a prize to the player with the biggest stack at the end of the evening.

 

  1. Games

The games you pick are up to you and should be based on how many people attend the event. If your guests have casino experience, you could choose poker, blackjack, etc.

On the other hand, if your guests are gambling newbies, some good options would be baccarat or craps. There’s more luck required than skill.

 

Read More

How to Plan a Hawaii Luau Party

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Are you looking for a party theme? If so, you should consider a Hawaii party. The U.S. state is many people’s epitome of paradise, and a Hawaii-themed party can help to make the guests feel that they’re at a Hawaiian Luau. Here are some helpful issues to remember:

 

Invitation

This is one of the best ways to plan your Hawaii party. Simply decorate your invitations, so they include a Hawaii luau theme.

You can add some simple items to the invitation. They include a dancing hula girl, hibiscus blossom, or Hawaiian phrase “ho’olukomo la kaua” that means “Please join us.”

Adding these touches to your invitations will get your guests into a luau frame of mind. It will get them excited about the party, which is part of making the event a memorable one for everyone who attends it.

 

Drinks

Mai Tai has become a common item at Hawaii luaus since Elvis Presley’s 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii.” If you want to make your party like a real Hawaii party, then you should consider including the cocktail at your event.

There are some question marks about when the drink was invented, although it seems to be in the 1930s or 1940 and ironically in California. In any case, this is a great addition for your luau. You’ll need:

 

light/dark rum

orgeat syrup

orange curacao

fresh pineapple juice

 

This will help to provide your guests with a refreshing tropical drink that they won’t soon forget. Make sure to use top-notch ingredients to make the beverage as tasty as possible.

 

Dress Code

There’s nothing like getting the guests into the swing of things by asking them to wear Aloha wear. Just about everyone is familiar with “Hawaiian shirts,” but you could give some other ideas to make the guests’ gear seem more authentic.

In fact, there are tons of other items that your guests could wear to the party. The Aloha Wear can be purchased at places where you can purchase outfits for other types of theme parties. Make sure to research which items you should consider looking like you’re going to a real luau.

 

Décor

It’s important to choose décor that will create the environment of a real luau. They include flowers, tiki torches, and so on. This will make the event seem like a real Hawaii luau party. You can create enterprises using bamboo/coconut shell holders as well as hibiscus blossoms. This will add to the environment of a genuine luau.

 

Food

What would a party be without tasty food? You can include Hawaii luau dishes to make the event seem authentic. They include coconut pudding, fresh pineapple, and grilled mahi-mahi. These dishes are some of the best options to make your luau the best it can be.

Another option is to create fusion disuse by combining Asian dishes (e.g. Teriyaki beef) with Hawaiian dishes including luau chicken and poi.

The good news is you don’t have to spend a small fortune. You can find easy recipes to prepare luau dishes.

Read More

The Perfect Ceremony With Lovely Flowers

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Every little girl dreams of her wedding day. Most want the perfect ceremony with lovely flowers and scenery in the background. As you get older, you think about the other events of a wedding as well. Las Vegas is one of the most popular places for people all over America to host their wedding because of the events, beautiful locations, and crazy nightlife experience. It is best to consult with a wedding planner to discover the various options there are to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams in one of the most fun cities in the entire world!

Las Vegas is the town of tying the knot. Whether it be just the normal civilians, tourists, and sometimes even famous people who elope and get married here, this place is a wonderful spot for people to begin that lifelong commitment to one another. It is more so even popular now since the ban lift on same-sex marriage. Every couple can enjoy being legally wed in Las Vegas which makes the concept even more attractive! Plus, there are a variety of ways in which the wedding ceremony can happen. You can have a more traditional ceremony or you can partake in a more entertaining option. Imagine having your wedding ceremony performed by Elvis

This would take place at the Viva Las Vegas Chapel. You could go a completely opposite route and try having your ceremony in a much fancier setting like the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa. Las Vegas is full of hopeless romantics ready to make your dreams come true. Each of the Las Vegas wedding packages are limited strictly to your imagination. Do not forget you will need a marriage license to complete the ceremony. However, do not feel like you need to have the entire wedding planned months in advance. Couples who are not fond of the idea of planning out an entire ceremony and reception enjoy and prefer the immediacy and simple nature of a true Las Vegas wedding ceremony.

Many people relate Las Vegas with the “drive through chapel” stigma. Yes, those do exist. However, there is so much more to the various other packages than just that one thing. Many of the hotels offer things such as first-class weddings. Beautiful and very much real flowers are present, beautiful velvet runners, and even string quartets are at the disposal of the bride and groom and are encouraged to take full advantage of these lovely commodities. This all sounds incredibly expensive doesn’t it? This is not necessarily the case. Wedding that take place in Las Vegas can occur with any sort of budget, taste, and any couple who wishes to get married there.

Any couple is sure to find that a wedding in Las Vegas will leave them with memories to last throughout their entire lives. The beautiful and also sometimes random photo opportunities, variety of venues, and the hotel rooms for all of your friends and family are available for your wedding day. Plus, once the wedding is over, there is plenty for you to do before rushing home.

Not only is Las Vegas known for its insane weddings, but it is also one of the best places to attend your honeymoon. Getting married in Las Vegas can be a wonderful experience although it has a somewhat rough reputation. Remember that you can have just as special of a wedding day in Las Vegas as someone who has been planning their wedding for months upon months.  This location is the prime spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You will not be disappointed!

Read More

Tips to Planning Wedding Reception

Archives

Are you planning a wedding reception? It’s one of the biggest parts of the event, so it’s critical to make sure you include all the most important elements. Here are some helpful tips:

 

Don’t make your guests wait

From the time people arrive at the reception, it’s important to reduce the amount of time your guests have to wait for the event. There are times they’ll have to wait in line, but it’s important to avoid other issues such as delays as much as possible.

What are some specific issues to watch out for? If there’s lunch or dinner at the reception, it’s important for it to start on time, so your guests aren’t standing around waiting for the event to get started.

There’s also the issue of the cocktail hour. The photographer should be done within that time before dinner starts. The doors of the reception hall should open within an hour or so after the cocktail hour starts. This will help to reduce how much time people have to wait for the reception to get started.

 

Make only a few selections

If you have some favorite party songs or slow dance tunes, then you should give them to the DJ before the reception. On the other hand, it’s also important for the disc jockey to do what they do. One of the keys to an effective DJ is that they’re able to read the cloud and figure out which songs to play to keep everyone dancing.

On the other hand, if there are too many song requests it could have a negative effect on the flow of the reception since it might be tough to get them all in. That’s likely a situation you’ll want to avoid since it will make the wedding event seem less spontaneous. That’s a situation you’ll likely want to avoid.

 

Plan months early

Not only is it important to plan for your wedding rehearsal, but it’s advisable to plan months before it takes place. This will help to reduce the chance of a disaster happening during the reception.

There’s no guarantee that there won’t be any hiccups during the reception. What’s important is to plan early and thoroughly. If you take this basic step, it will help to reduce the chance of a major mishap happening.

Unfortunately, sometimes Murphy’s Law becomes a reality no matter how much planning you do. What’s important is to plan ahead, so you reduce the chance of that happening.

 

Get the lighting right

It’s important for the lighting to be right. If you want to have the aura of a dance party, then make sure to use dim lighting. That will encourage the guests to dance.

Limit the number of events

It’s advisable to limit the events to the traditional ones such as:

 

Entrance

First dance

Parents dance

Toasts

Cake-cutting

Bouquet/garter toss

Exit

 

It’s OK to add some other events, but it’s advisable to limit the extra events you have at the reception. The main reason is that it will reduce the amount of dance time at the celebration.

Read More

Top Tips for Planning a Las Vegas Style Party

Archives

Are you planning a themed party? If so, you should consider a Vegas-style party. While Macau has become the biggest gambling city in the world, in many ways, Vegas still epitomizes brick-and-mortar gambling. And if you live in a non-USA country, it can be difficult to just say “Let’s do Vegas this weekend! Wooohhooooo!” The only way for a Canadian to get a taste of Vegas, for example, would be to play at an online casino that accepts Canadians (for real money or for free).

When planning a Vegas party here are some of the most important issues to consider:

 

  1. Decorations

One option regarding decoration is to make giant dice that are a cinch to make, yet very effective in transforming the party space into a makeshift gaming location. You can probably get all of the materials you’re need at your local craft store.

Another option is set up a mini red carpet, so guests feel like they’re entering a real Las Vegas casino. This doesn’t have to be fancy. It could be a small carpet as well some velvet rope, or a few fake trees on either side of the walkway. This is a basic yet easy way to decorate the party’s venue and create the aura of a Vegas casino.

 

  1. Dress Code

Should guests be dressed casually in t-shirts and jeans, or suits and dresses? It’s up to you how formal you want their attire to be. If you allow a casual dress code, it will make everyone feel more comfortable. On the other hand, requiring a more formal dress code will make the Las Vegas party a bit classier. Again, it’s really up to you.

 

  1. Food and Drink

What’s a party without tasty food and beverages? A good idea is finger food that isn’t too greasy. That will prevent the playing cards and poker chips from getting slippery while handling them. If you want to keep the casino theme, one option is to include red, white, and black foods at the party.

Another option is dicejello shots. They’re tiny cubes that blend a dessert and cocktail. You can tweak how much vodka is in the recipe to suit your particular tastes.

 

  1. Charity Events

A charity fundraising event is a great way to raise money for a charitable cause. You could require your guests to pay X amount of money for a pile of chips. Then you could donate all the funds from the party to a charity of your choosing.

 

  1. Legal Stuff

How legal is it to hold a commercial casino night without securing a license? It’s very illegal just about everywhere around the planet. In fact, it could result in high fines and even jail time.

What’s the best solution? It’s better to be on the safe side. You could provide your guests with fake poker chips and give out a prize to the player with the biggest stack at the end of the evening.

 

  1. Games

The games you pick are up to you and should be based on how many people attend the event. If your guests have casino experience, you could choose poker, blackjack, etc.

On the other hand, if your guests are gambling newbies, some good options would be baccarat or craps. There’s more luck required than skill.

 

Read More

How to Plan a Hawaii Luau Party

Archives

Are you looking for a party theme? If so, you should consider a Hawaii party. The U.S. state is many people’s epitome of paradise, and a Hawaii-themed party can help to make the guests feel that they’re at a Hawaiian Luau. Here are some helpful issues to remember:

 

Invitation

This is one of the best ways to plan your Hawaii party. Simply decorate your invitations, so they include a Hawaii luau theme.

You can add some simple items to the invitation. They include a dancing hula girl, hibiscus blossom, or Hawaiian phrase “ho’olukomo la kaua” that means “Please join us.”

Adding these touches to your invitations will get your guests into a luau frame of mind. It will get them excited about the party, which is part of making the event a memorable one for everyone who attends it.

 

Drinks

Mai Tai has become a common item at Hawaii luaus since Elvis Presley’s 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii.” If you want to make your party like a real Hawaii party, then you should consider including the cocktail at your event.

There are some question marks about when the drink was invented, although it seems to be in the 1930s or 1940 and ironically in California. In any case, this is a great addition for your luau. You’ll need:

 

light/dark rum

orgeat syrup

orange curacao

fresh pineapple juice

 

This will help to provide your guests with a refreshing tropical drink that they won’t soon forget. Make sure to use top-notch ingredients to make the beverage as tasty as possible.

 

Dress Code

There’s nothing like getting the guests into the swing of things by asking them to wear Aloha wear. Just about everyone is familiar with “Hawaiian shirts,” but you could give some other ideas to make the guests’ gear seem more authentic.

In fact, there are tons of other items that your guests could wear to the party. The Aloha Wear can be purchased at places where you can purchase outfits for other types of theme parties. Make sure to research which items you should consider looking like you’re going to a real luau.

 

Décor

It’s important to choose décor that will create the environment of a real luau. They include flowers, tiki torches, and so on. This will make the event seem like a real Hawaii luau party. You can create enterprises using bamboo/coconut shell holders as well as hibiscus blossoms. This will add to the environment of a genuine luau.

 

Food

What would a party be without tasty food? You can include Hawaii luau dishes to make the event seem authentic. They include coconut pudding, fresh pineapple, and grilled mahi-mahi. These dishes are some of the best options to make your luau the best it can be.

Another option is to create fusion disuse by combining Asian dishes (e.g. Teriyaki beef) with Hawaiian dishes including luau chicken and poi.

The good news is you don’t have to spend a small fortune. You can find easy recipes to prepare luau dishes.

Read More

The Perfect Ceremony With Lovely Flowers

Archives

Every little girl dreams of her wedding day. Most want the perfect ceremony with lovely flowers and scenery in the background. As you get older, you think about the other events of a wedding as well. Las Vegas is one of the most popular places for people all over America to host their wedding because of the events, beautiful locations, and crazy nightlife experience. It is best to consult with a wedding planner to discover the various options there are to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams in one of the most fun cities in the entire world!

Las Vegas is the town of tying the knot. Whether it be just the normal civilians, tourists, and sometimes even famous people who elope and get married here, this place is a wonderful spot for people to begin that lifelong commitment to one another. It is more so even popular now since the ban lift on same-sex marriage. Every couple can enjoy being legally wed in Las Vegas which makes the concept even more attractive! Plus, there are a variety of ways in which the wedding ceremony can happen. You can have a more traditional ceremony or you can partake in a more entertaining option. Imagine having your wedding ceremony performed by Elvis

This would take place at the Viva Las Vegas Chapel. You could go a completely opposite route and try having your ceremony in a much fancier setting like the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa. Las Vegas is full of hopeless romantics ready to make your dreams come true. Each of the Las Vegas wedding packages are limited strictly to your imagination. Do not forget you will need a marriage license to complete the ceremony. However, do not feel like you need to have the entire wedding planned months in advance. Couples who are not fond of the idea of planning out an entire ceremony and reception enjoy and prefer the immediacy and simple nature of a true Las Vegas wedding ceremony.

Many people relate Las Vegas with the “drive through chapel” stigma. Yes, those do exist. However, there is so much more to the various other packages than just that one thing. Many of the hotels offer things such as first-class weddings. Beautiful and very much real flowers are present, beautiful velvet runners, and even string quartets are at the disposal of the bride and groom and are encouraged to take full advantage of these lovely commodities. This all sounds incredibly expensive doesn’t it? This is not necessarily the case. Wedding that take place in Las Vegas can occur with any sort of budget, taste, and any couple who wishes to get married there.

Any couple is sure to find that a wedding in Las Vegas will leave them with memories to last throughout their entire lives. The beautiful and also sometimes random photo opportunities, variety of venues, and the hotel rooms for all of your friends and family are available for your wedding day. Plus, once the wedding is over, there is plenty for you to do before rushing home.

Not only is Las Vegas known for its insane weddings, but it is also one of the best places to attend your honeymoon. Getting married in Las Vegas can be a wonderful experience although it has a somewhat rough reputation. Remember that you can have just as special of a wedding day in Las Vegas as someone who has been planning their wedding for months upon months.  This location is the prime spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You will not be disappointed!

Read More

Tips to Planning Wedding Reception

Archives

Are you planning a wedding reception? It’s one of the biggest parts of the event, so it’s critical to make sure you include all the most important elements. Here are some helpful tips:

 

Don’t make your guests wait

From the time people arrive at the reception, it’s important to reduce the amount of time your guests have to wait for the event. There are times they’ll have to wait in line, but it’s important to avoid other issues such as delays as much as possible.

What are some specific issues to watch out for? If there’s lunch or dinner at the reception, it’s important for it to start on time, so your guests aren’t standing around waiting for the event to get started.

There’s also the issue of the cocktail hour. The photographer should be done within that time before dinner starts. The doors of the reception hall should open within an hour or so after the cocktail hour starts. This will help to reduce how much time people have to wait for the reception to get started.

 

Make only a few selections

If you have some favorite party songs or slow dance tunes, then you should give them to the DJ before the reception. On the other hand, it’s also important for the disc jockey to do what they do. One of the keys to an effective DJ is that they’re able to read the cloud and figure out which songs to play to keep everyone dancing.

On the other hand, if there are too many song requests it could have a negative effect on the flow of the reception since it might be tough to get them all in. That’s likely a situation you’ll want to avoid since it will make the wedding event seem less spontaneous. That’s a situation you’ll likely want to avoid.

 

Plan months early

Not only is it important to plan for your wedding rehearsal, but it’s advisable to plan months before it takes place. This will help to reduce the chance of a disaster happening during the reception.

There’s no guarantee that there won’t be any hiccups during the reception. What’s important is to plan early and thoroughly. If you take this basic step, it will help to reduce the chance of a major mishap happening.

Unfortunately, sometimes Murphy’s Law becomes a reality no matter how much planning you do. What’s important is to plan ahead, so you reduce the chance of that happening.

 

Get the lighting right

It’s important for the lighting to be right. If you want to have the aura of a dance party, then make sure to use dim lighting. That will encourage the guests to dance.

Limit the number of events

It’s advisable to limit the events to the traditional ones such as:

 

Entrance

First dance

Parents dance

Toasts

Cake-cutting

Bouquet/garter toss

Exit

 

It’s OK to add some other events, but it’s advisable to limit the extra events you have at the reception. The main reason is that it will reduce the amount of dance time at the celebration.

Read More

Top Tips for Planning a Las Vegas Style Party

Archives

Are you planning a themed party? If so, you should consider a Vegas-style party. While Macau has become the biggest gambling city in the world, in many ways, Vegas still epitomizes brick-and-mortar gambling. And if you live in a non-USA country, it can be difficult to just say “Let’s do Vegas this weekend! Wooohhooooo!” The only way for a Canadian to get a taste of Vegas, for example, would be to play at an online casino that accepts Canadians (for real money or for free).

When planning a Vegas party here are some of the most important issues to consider:

 

  1. Decorations

One option regarding decoration is to make giant dice that are a cinch to make, yet very effective in transforming the party space into a makeshift gaming location. You can probably get all of the materials you’re need at your local craft store.

Another option is set up a mini red carpet, so guests feel like they’re entering a real Las Vegas casino. This doesn’t have to be fancy. It could be a small carpet as well some velvet rope, or a few fake trees on either side of the walkway. This is a basic yet easy way to decorate the party’s venue and create the aura of a Vegas casino.

 

  1. Dress Code

Should guests be dressed casually in t-shirts and jeans, or suits and dresses? It’s up to you how formal you want their attire to be. If you allow a casual dress code, it will make everyone feel more comfortable. On the other hand, requiring a more formal dress code will make the Las Vegas party a bit classier. Again, it’s really up to you.

 

  1. Food and Drink

What’s a party without tasty food and beverages? A good idea is finger food that isn’t too greasy. That will prevent the playing cards and poker chips from getting slippery while handling them. If you want to keep the casino theme, one option is to include red, white, and black foods at the party.

Another option is dicejello shots. They’re tiny cubes that blend a dessert and cocktail. You can tweak how much vodka is in the recipe to suit your particular tastes.

 

  1. Charity Events

A charity fundraising event is a great way to raise money for a charitable cause. You could require your guests to pay X amount of money for a pile of chips. Then you could donate all the funds from the party to a charity of your choosing.

 

  1. Legal Stuff

How legal is it to hold a commercial casino night without securing a license? It’s very illegal just about everywhere around the planet. In fact, it could result in high fines and even jail time.

What’s the best solution? It’s better to be on the safe side. You could provide your guests with fake poker chips and give out a prize to the player with the biggest stack at the end of the evening.

 

  1. Games

The games you pick are up to you and should be based on how many people attend the event. If your guests have casino experience, you could choose poker, blackjack, etc.

On the other hand, if your guests are gambling newbies, some good options would be baccarat or craps. There’s more luck required than skill.

 

Read More

How to Plan a Hawaii Luau Party

Archives

Are you looking for a party theme? If so, you should consider a Hawaii party. The U.S. state is many people’s epitome of paradise, and a Hawaii-themed party can help to make the guests feel that they’re at a Hawaiian Luau. Here are some helpful issues to remember:

 

Invitation

This is one of the best ways to plan your Hawaii party. Simply decorate your invitations, so they include a Hawaii luau theme.

You can add some simple items to the invitation. They include a dancing hula girl, hibiscus blossom, or Hawaiian phrase “ho’olukomo la kaua” that means “Please join us.”

Adding these touches to your invitations will get your guests into a luau frame of mind. It will get them excited about the party, which is part of making the event a memorable one for everyone who attends it.

 

Drinks

Mai Tai has become a common item at Hawaii luaus since Elvis Presley’s 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii.” If you want to make your party like a real Hawaii party, then you should consider including the cocktail at your event.

There are some question marks about when the drink was invented, although it seems to be in the 1930s or 1940 and ironically in California. In any case, this is a great addition for your luau. You’ll need:

 

light/dark rum

orgeat syrup

orange curacao

fresh pineapple juice

 

This will help to provide your guests with a refreshing tropical drink that they won’t soon forget. Make sure to use top-notch ingredients to make the beverage as tasty as possible.

 

Dress Code

There’s nothing like getting the guests into the swing of things by asking them to wear Aloha wear. Just about everyone is familiar with “Hawaiian shirts,” but you could give some other ideas to make the guests’ gear seem more authentic.

In fact, there are tons of other items that your guests could wear to the party. The Aloha Wear can be purchased at places where you can purchase outfits for other types of theme parties. Make sure to research which items you should consider looking like you’re going to a real luau.

 

Décor

It’s important to choose décor that will create the environment of a real luau. They include flowers, tiki torches, and so on. This will make the event seem like a real Hawaii luau party. You can create enterprises using bamboo/coconut shell holders as well as hibiscus blossoms. This will add to the environment of a genuine luau.

 

Food

What would a party be without tasty food? You can include Hawaii luau dishes to make the event seem authentic. They include coconut pudding, fresh pineapple, and grilled mahi-mahi. These dishes are some of the best options to make your luau the best it can be.

Another option is to create fusion disuse by combining Asian dishes (e.g. Teriyaki beef) with Hawaiian dishes including luau chicken and poi.

The good news is you don’t have to spend a small fortune. You can find easy recipes to prepare luau dishes.

Read More

The Perfect Ceremony With Lovely Flowers

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Every little girl dreams of her wedding day. Most want the perfect ceremony with lovely flowers and scenery in the background. As you get older, you think about the other events of a wedding as well. Las Vegas is one of the most popular places for people all over America to host their wedding because of the events, beautiful locations, and crazy nightlife experience. It is best to consult with a wedding planner to discover the various options there are to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams in one of the most fun cities in the entire world!

Las Vegas is the town of tying the knot. Whether it be just the normal civilians, tourists, and sometimes even famous people who elope and get married here, this place is a wonderful spot for people to begin that lifelong commitment to one another. It is more so even popular now since the ban lift on same-sex marriage. Every couple can enjoy being legally wed in Las Vegas which makes the concept even more attractive! Plus, there are a variety of ways in which the wedding ceremony can happen. You can have a more traditional ceremony or you can partake in a more entertaining option. Imagine having your wedding ceremony performed by Elvis

This would take place at the Viva Las Vegas Chapel. You could go a completely opposite route and try having your ceremony in a much fancier setting like the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa. Las Vegas is full of hopeless romantics ready to make your dreams come true. Each of the Las Vegas wedding packages are limited strictly to your imagination. Do not forget you will need a marriage license to complete the ceremony. However, do not feel like you need to have the entire wedding planned months in advance. Couples who are not fond of the idea of planning out an entire ceremony and reception enjoy and prefer the immediacy and simple nature of a true Las Vegas wedding ceremony.

Many people relate Las Vegas with the “drive through chapel” stigma. Yes, those do exist. However, there is so much more to the various other packages than just that one thing. Many of the hotels offer things such as first-class weddings. Beautiful and very much real flowers are present, beautiful velvet runners, and even string quartets are at the disposal of the bride and groom and are encouraged to take full advantage of these lovely commodities. This all sounds incredibly expensive doesn’t it? This is not necessarily the case. Wedding that take place in Las Vegas can occur with any sort of budget, taste, and any couple who wishes to get married there.

Any couple is sure to find that a wedding in Las Vegas will leave them with memories to last throughout their entire lives. The beautiful and also sometimes random photo opportunities, variety of venues, and the hotel rooms for all of your friends and family are available for your wedding day. Plus, once the wedding is over, there is plenty for you to do before rushing home.

Not only is Las Vegas known for its insane weddings, but it is also one of the best places to attend your honeymoon. Getting married in Las Vegas can be a wonderful experience although it has a somewhat rough reputation. Remember that you can have just as special of a wedding day in Las Vegas as someone who has been planning their wedding for months upon months.  This location is the prime spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You will not be disappointed!

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Tips to Planning Wedding Reception

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Are you planning a wedding reception? It’s one of the biggest parts of the event, so it’s critical to make sure you include all the most important elements. Here are some helpful tips:

 

Don’t make your guests wait

From the time people arrive at the reception, it’s important to reduce the amount of time your guests have to wait for the event. There are times they’ll have to wait in line, but it’s important to avoid other issues such as delays as much as possible.

What are some specific issues to watch out for? If there’s lunch or dinner at the reception, it’s important for it to start on time, so your guests aren’t standing around waiting for the event to get started.

There’s also the issue of the cocktail hour. The photographer should be done within that time before dinner starts. The doors of the reception hall should open within an hour or so after the cocktail hour starts. This will help to reduce how much time people have to wait for the reception to get started.

 

Make only a few selections

If you have some favorite party songs or slow dance tunes, then you should give them to the DJ before the reception. On the other hand, it’s also important for the disc jockey to do what they do. One of the keys to an effective DJ is that they’re able to read the cloud and figure out which songs to play to keep everyone dancing.

On the other hand, if there are too many song requests it could have a negative effect on the flow of the reception since it might be tough to get them all in. That’s likely a situation you’ll want to avoid since it will make the wedding event seem less spontaneous. That’s a situation you’ll likely want to avoid.

 

Plan months early

Not only is it important to plan for your wedding rehearsal, but it’s advisable to plan months before it takes place. This will help to reduce the chance of a disaster happening during the reception.

There’s no guarantee that there won’t be any hiccups during the reception. What’s important is to plan early and thoroughly. If you take this basic step, it will help to reduce the chance of a major mishap happening.

Unfortunately, sometimes Murphy’s Law becomes a reality no matter how much planning you do. What’s important is to plan ahead, so you reduce the chance of that happening.

 

Get the lighting right

It’s important for the lighting to be right. If you want to have the aura of a dance party, then make sure to use dim lighting. That will encourage the guests to dance.

Limit the number of events

It’s advisable to limit the events to the traditional ones such as:

 

Entrance

First dance

Parents dance

Toasts

Cake-cutting

Bouquet/garter toss

Exit

 

It’s OK to add some other events, but it’s advisable to limit the extra events you have at the reception. The main reason is that it will reduce the amount of dance time at the celebration.

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Top Tips for Planning a Las Vegas Style Party

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Are you planning a themed party? If so, you should consider a Vegas-style party. While Macau has become the biggest gambling city in the world, in many ways, Vegas still epitomizes brick-and-mortar gambling. And if you live in a non-USA country, it can be difficult to just say “Let’s do Vegas this weekend! Wooohhooooo!” The only way for a Canadian to get a taste of Vegas, for example, would be to play at an online casino that accepts Canadians (for real money or for free).

When planning a Vegas party here are some of the most important issues to consider:

 

  1. Decorations

One option regarding decoration is to make giant dice that are a cinch to make, yet very effective in transforming the party space into a makeshift gaming location. You can probably get all of the materials you’re need at your local craft store.

Another option is set up a mini red carpet, so guests feel like they’re entering a real Las Vegas casino. This doesn’t have to be fancy. It could be a small carpet as well some velvet rope, or a few fake trees on either side of the walkway. This is a basic yet easy way to decorate the party’s venue and create the aura of a Vegas casino.

 

  1. Dress Code

Should guests be dressed casually in t-shirts and jeans, or suits and dresses? It’s up to you how formal you want their attire to be. If you allow a casual dress code, it will make everyone feel more comfortable. On the other hand, requiring a more formal dress code will make the Las Vegas party a bit classier. Again, it’s really up to you.

 

  1. Food and Drink

What’s a party without tasty food and beverages? A good idea is finger food that isn’t too greasy. That will prevent the playing cards and poker chips from getting slippery while handling them. If you want to keep the casino theme, one option is to include red, white, and black foods at the party.

Another option is dicejello shots. They’re tiny cubes that blend a dessert and cocktail. You can tweak how much vodka is in the recipe to suit your particular tastes.

 

  1. Charity Events

A charity fundraising event is a great way to raise money for a charitable cause. You could require your guests to pay X amount of money for a pile of chips. Then you could donate all the funds from the party to a charity of your choosing.

 

  1. Legal Stuff

How legal is it to hold a commercial casino night without securing a license? It’s very illegal just about everywhere around the planet. In fact, it could result in high fines and even jail time.

What’s the best solution? It’s better to be on the safe side. You could provide your guests with fake poker chips and give out a prize to the player with the biggest stack at the end of the evening.

 

  1. Games

The games you pick are up to you and should be based on how many people attend the event. If your guests have casino experience, you could choose poker, blackjack, etc.

On the other hand, if your guests are gambling newbies, some good options would be baccarat or craps. There’s more luck required than skill.

 

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How to Plan a Hawaii Luau Party

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Are you looking for a party theme? If so, you should consider a Hawaii party. The U.S. state is many people’s epitome of paradise, and a Hawaii-themed party can help to make the guests feel that they’re at a Hawaiian Luau. Here are some helpful issues to remember:

 

Invitation

This is one of the best ways to plan your Hawaii party. Simply decorate your invitations, so they include a Hawaii luau theme.

You can add some simple items to the invitation. They include a dancing hula girl, hibiscus blossom, or Hawaiian phrase “ho’olukomo la kaua” that means “Please join us.”

Adding these touches to your invitations will get your guests into a luau frame of mind. It will get them excited about the party, which is part of making the event a memorable one for everyone who attends it.

 

Drinks

Mai Tai has become a common item at Hawaii luaus since Elvis Presley’s 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii.” If you want to make your party like a real Hawaii party, then you should consider including the cocktail at your event.

There are some question marks about when the drink was invented, although it seems to be in the 1930s or 1940 and ironically in California. In any case, this is a great addition for your luau. You’ll need:

 

light/dark rum

orgeat syrup

orange curacao

fresh pineapple juice

 

This will help to provide your guests with a refreshing tropical drink that they won’t soon forget. Make sure to use top-notch ingredients to make the beverage as tasty as possible.

 

Dress Code

There’s nothing like getting the guests into the swing of things by asking them to wear Aloha wear. Just about everyone is familiar with “Hawaiian shirts,” but you could give some other ideas to make the guests’ gear seem more authentic.

In fact, there are tons of other items that your guests could wear to the party. The Aloha Wear can be purchased at places where you can purchase outfits for other types of theme parties. Make sure to research which items you should consider looking like you’re going to a real luau.

 

Décor

It’s important to choose décor that will create the environment of a real luau. They include flowers, tiki torches, and so on. This will make the event seem like a real Hawaii luau party. You can create enterprises using bamboo/coconut shell holders as well as hibiscus blossoms. This will add to the environment of a genuine luau.

 

Food

What would a party be without tasty food? You can include Hawaii luau dishes to make the event seem authentic. They include coconut pudding, fresh pineapple, and grilled mahi-mahi. These dishes are some of the best options to make your luau the best it can be.

Another option is to create fusion disuse by combining Asian dishes (e.g. Teriyaki beef) with Hawaiian dishes including luau chicken and poi.

The good news is you don’t have to spend a small fortune. You can find easy recipes to prepare luau dishes.

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The Perfect Ceremony With Lovely Flowers

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Every little girl dreams of her wedding day. Most want the perfect ceremony with lovely flowers and scenery in the background. As you get older, you think about the other events of a wedding as well. Las Vegas is one of the most popular places for people all over America to host their wedding because of the events, beautiful locations, and crazy nightlife experience. It is best to consult with a wedding planner to discover the various options there are to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams in one of the most fun cities in the entire world!

Las Vegas is the town of tying the knot. Whether it be just the normal civilians, tourists, and sometimes even famous people who elope and get married here, this place is a wonderful spot for people to begin that lifelong commitment to one another. It is more so even popular now since the ban lift on same-sex marriage. Every couple can enjoy being legally wed in Las Vegas which makes the concept even more attractive! Plus, there are a variety of ways in which the wedding ceremony can happen. You can have a more traditional ceremony or you can partake in a more entertaining option. Imagine having your wedding ceremony performed by Elvis

This would take place at the Viva Las Vegas Chapel. You could go a completely opposite route and try having your ceremony in a much fancier setting like the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa. Las Vegas is full of hopeless romantics ready to make your dreams come true. Each of the Las Vegas wedding packages are limited strictly to your imagination. Do not forget you will need a marriage license to complete the ceremony. However, do not feel like you need to have the entire wedding planned months in advance. Couples who are not fond of the idea of planning out an entire ceremony and reception enjoy and prefer the immediacy and simple nature of a true Las Vegas wedding ceremony.

Many people relate Las Vegas with the “drive through chapel” stigma. Yes, those do exist. However, there is so much more to the various other packages than just that one thing. Many of the hotels offer things such as first-class weddings. Beautiful and very much real flowers are present, beautiful velvet runners, and even string quartets are at the disposal of the bride and groom and are encouraged to take full advantage of these lovely commodities. This all sounds incredibly expensive doesn’t it? This is not necessarily the case. Wedding that take place in Las Vegas can occur with any sort of budget, taste, and any couple who wishes to get married there.

Any couple is sure to find that a wedding in Las Vegas will leave them with memories to last throughout their entire lives. The beautiful and also sometimes random photo opportunities, variety of venues, and the hotel rooms for all of your friends and family are available for your wedding day. Plus, once the wedding is over, there is plenty for you to do before rushing home.

Not only is Las Vegas known for its insane weddings, but it is also one of the best places to attend your honeymoon. Getting married in Las Vegas can be a wonderful experience although it has a somewhat rough reputation. Remember that you can have just as special of a wedding day in Las Vegas as someone who has been planning their wedding for months upon months.  This location is the prime spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You will not be disappointed!

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