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If someone you know has a birthday coming up, you may feel like they’re going to miss out on having a big celebration with friends and family. And if you’re planning on hosting a party for that person, you may be wondering how to do so safely during a global pandemic. Thankfully, with new technology…

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To put it simply, 2020 was a rough year for just about everyone, including those in the hospitality and events industry. Many event planning conferences were canceled or postponed, and most of those that weren’t took place virtually. While 2021 may still look a little different than normal, expect to see many conferences back and…

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Looking for tips on how to plan a surprise party, organize the attendees, and keep the guest of honor in the dark until it’s time? Here are some instructions on how to plan the best possible surprise party for anyone and any occasion. Keep reading to discover some useful tips on a variety of surprise…

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Roundtables date back to 1155 A.D. when King Arthur popularized the phrase with his group of advisors known as the Knights of the Round Table. Since then, everyone from world powers developing actions for global peace treaties to Fortune 500 companies debating the future of their industries have all learned how to run a roundtable…

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Want to throw the best Super Bowl party of all time? The key is creativity. Although there are some best-loved traditions for this event type, you can still make your get-together — whether it be big or small, at home or at work — completely unique. Discover some foolproof ways to feed and delight guests…

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Wedding receptions are, to many, an exciting party filled with socializing, dancing, and great food and drinks. But they don’t just happen. They start with a layout. A fun and practical wedding reception layout helps maximize both indoor and outdoor space at a venue while providing ample room for the many different activities that will…

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Event planning is a challenging profession, and sometimes a little inspiration is needed to help to get through the peaks and valleys, no matter how rewarding they may be. So whether you’re just starting out as an event planner or you’re looking for ways to refresh your established business, these 22 event planning quotes are…

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Event budgeting is often one of the least favorite parts of the planning process for anyone putting on an event. It’s tedious, constantly changing, and has to have every detail correct in order to be useful. But with some strategic planning (and the use of event budget management software), your event budget can also be…

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When event programs were turned upside down due to COVID-19, companies with a strategic meetings management program, or an SMMP, were well-equipped. These programs provided companies with immediate visibility into all meetings and events, allowed them to leverage attrition clauses to cancel contracts with lower liability, and saved millions of dollars in potential costs.   Now that…

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The time has come: you’ve been given the opportunity to plan a big event for your company that will leave employees feeling inspired and energized. That’s great! But if your normal responsibilities don’t include event planning, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Even after reading a thorough guide to corporate event planning, you may decide that…

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