5 benefits to hiring an event planner

Good morning everyone,

Welcome back to creative entertaining. Last weekend I were part of the planning for a 13th birthday party and our client was so happy she featured us on a lifestyle post in her business blog. Today I am sharing part of that post and telling you about my 5 benefits to hiring an event planner!

1. You’ll get more for your dollar– Planners often have connections to vendors and wholesalers. They can negotiate with these contacts and get you the best deals.

2. They are creative! Planners have done this before and will have creative ways of putting things together to make your event look awesome without breaking the budget!

3. Someone is there to help you set up and tear down. Hosting a party can be a long day and having someone on site to help you – or do the setting up for you – can be a huge stress reliever!

4. Planners can help you develop your theme and stay focused. There are so many options these days! Having someone help you stay on track and coordinate the different aspects of the event can be very helpful.

5. Your time is valuable- this is their job. Hire someone who is priced reasonably and you will enjoy giving your input and then letting the professionals get things done so you can work on everything else going on in your life.

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Stay tuned for delicious muffin recipes tomorrow! and wedding planning tips later this week.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

superbowl parties: entertaining tips

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend.

The super bowl is next weekend so i’ve dedicated this week’s blog posts to super bowl parties! It seems to be a very busy weekend for parties and entertaining so I thought it would be the perfect time to share easy recipes, decorating ideas and entertaining tips.

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Today’s post: my top 3 entertaining tips for a party with boys

1. Make sure you have enough drinks for everyone! You want to have a lot of ice on hand and ensure you keep those drinks cold for your guests (if you are serving alcohol please make sure everyone has a safe way home!)

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I love the use of frozen water filled balloons to keep drinks cold. Add these to a beer bucket to make them more man-friendly.

2.  Arrange to have a variety of finger foods instead of one meal. Super Bowl parties are all about snacks and appetizers! I’ll be sharing some super simple, super delicious recipes later this week so you can serve great food without being stuck in the kitchen all day/night!

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3. Have enough seats. This is really important if you’re having a group over. This party is all about a televised event so your guests will want to sit down and be comfortable. Play around with your furniture and don’t be afraid of rentals! Most companies have decent prices, quite a few options and they deliver.

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For more entertaining tips be sure to check out red envelope’s entertaining tips for 2014

Stay tuned for more super bowl party fun this week!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

5 reasons to hire an event planner

Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. Whether you are taking some time to yourself to relax or out and about getting things done, enjoy it!

December is the most popular month for engagements- 60% of engagements happen over the holiday season (crazy right??)

Being in the events industry, January is a very busy month connecting with new clients and following up with those who are already booked. I love working smaller events; intimate weddings, baby showers, engagement parties, milestone birthdays, cocktail parties etc. I have a passion for working closely with the client to create a memorable celebration.

For those who are recently engaged or planning a special celebration, here are my top 5 reasons why you should hire an event planner:

1. We go through a step by step process to ensure your event is entertaining and the details are taken care of.

2. We work for you to make sure things happen on time, on budget and within the theme. We are up to date on trends and we’re usually filled with ideas.

3. We keep you on track and organized. Planning can get overwhelming- it’s not for everyone so sometimes it’s best to leave it up to those in the industry. We often have tips, tricks and connections to give you a different perspective on issues.

4. If and when a problem arises, an event planner can most often take care of it without the guests or host being aware.

5. Most of the time we know the vendors. People are more likely to remember an event where things went wrong (ex: the dj didn’t show up, caterer was horrible) and that’s not the type of memories you want your guests to walk away with!

You want to enjoy this special time with friends and family and we make sure that happens 🙂

Looking for more information regarding event planning? We’d love to hear from you! info@thecreativedetails.ca

wishing you all a wonderful day!

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Happy Friday: my big announcement!

Happy Friday Everyone!!

I have had a crazy busy few months and I am so excited to share the launch of my business with all of you.

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As you know, I have been working in the events industry for the past few years and I have found a passion in working closely with clients on smaller celebrations (intimate weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, cocktail parties, holiday soirees etc.)

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For as long as I can remember I have loved having friends and family around to celebrate anything- big or small!

the creative details will bring a unique approach to events and assist clients with their celebrations to ensure they are personalized, creative, beautifully simple and stress-free.

We offer consulting services, full planning and DIY accessory packages personalized and dropped off at your door!

I will continue to update this blog as my personal blog (posting recipes, decor ideas, entertaining tips and everyday inspiration). I will start a business blog but for now you can find the creative details here on Facebook and here on Twitter. I would love to connect and update you all there!

Thanks in advance everyone 🙂 yummy desserts coming tomorrow.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

planning a bridal shower

Since we are in the peak of wedding season I thought I would talk a little bit about a special type of party today. Throwing a bridal shower can seem stressful- you are in charge of something very important to the bride.

This should be fun though! You are with your girlfriends and family members and celebrating someone who means a lot to you and an exciting part of her life.

Here is some inspiration to reduce the stress and get you thinking about themes:

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Planning for a tradition girly girl? This pink inspiration board gives you a color palette to start with and some fun ways to incorporate light pink!

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How about a more modern bride? This inspiration board has a more glamorous look. Black and champagne look so chic!

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  I love this outdoor table setting. It is simple, girly and sweet. How I think a bridal shower should be.

Always inspiration for treats..

bridal shower cookies   mini rose cakes

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How about fashion inspiration?

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A few of my favorite bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner dresses!

A few party appetizers too: 

  crab cakes with lemon aioli: I use this recipe: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/crab-cakes-with-lemon-aioli.html

italian rice balls: courtesy of http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/08/10/arancini-italian-rice-balls/

healthy avocado chicken salad: I like this recipe: http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/05/healthy-avocado-chicken-salad.html

ham & cheese scones: courtesy of http://abeautifulbite.com/ham-and-cheese-scones/

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Hope this inspires you to create a beautiful bridal shower or a girly afternoon

wishing you all a wonderful day!