1. October Tips & Ideas

    October 1, 2009 by admin
    Tips & Ideas
    6270 Voyages to Success Tip From Jody Hamilton (Oklahoma River Cruises)
    Why not consider renting a party boat for your next corporate meeting?   The idea will get your employees and clients out of the “bored” room and onto a floating venue where they’ll be your captive, attentive and delighted audience.  Be sure to check to see if the vessel has all the comforts your guests require, is climate controlled and has the audio/visual equipment you’ll need.  Also be sure the vessel has an experienced crew and don’t forget to ask about catering options.
    u46u56 Oklahoma Proud Tip From Dan Parker (Ovations Foodservice)
    Looking for a location that shows off Oklahoma to out-of-town guests?  Think oil, horse, rodeo, or even an historical event in Oklahoma’s history.  Remember that an event can be just as impressive in an unconventional setting, especially when you coordinate the menu, decorations and entertainment to give guests a real Oklahoma experience.
    cafe7-6 Halloween Blues Tip From Floyd Hannah (Ehrle’s Party & Carnival Supply)
    Is planning a Halloween party sending cold chills up your spine?  Afraid your standard witch costume might be “old hat?”  Terrified that your decorations wouldn’t scare a human fly?  Shaking in your boots thinking of ways to make your school or church fundraiser hauntingly successful? The answer is frighteningly simple.  Just choose a party supply store that has the newest and most popular options…not just the traditional standards.  Expect personal attention and creativity from your sales consultant.  Share your ideas and let them draw from all their inventory and experience to turn spooky into spectacular.
    Clint & Dickson in Bricktown It’s Show Time! Tip From Larry Payton (Celebrity Attractions)
    Taking your group to enjoy a theatre production is a great choice that can be made even more fun with a little creativity.  To add to their anticipation, surprise your guests in advance with a DVD with highlights of the show, or a CD with some of the music.  Arrange for souvenirs for after the show and a “Meet and Greet” opportunity to have photos taken with a performer.  You might even consider arranging a reception before or after the show to enhance the entire experience. 

  2. Tips & Ideas

    February 1, 2009 by andrea

    Special Events Oklahoma is here to bring you the latest trends in color, decor, themes, rentals and event ideas from the professionals. Take advantage of the articles when planning your next event.

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    Tips & Ideas

    Go with a Pro

    In the excitement of planning an event, first time planners often become too optimistic about their expectations and underestimate the full scope of what it will take to meet their goals.  Their lack of experience can cause them to misjudge the expectations of their target group, as well as underestimate the costs and legalities involved.  Choosing an experienced Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) is often the wise choice.

    The “Theme” Advantage

    When planning a romantic getaway, consider that it really takes at least 48 hours to let go of the stress, usual distractions and concentrate just on each other.   Don’t assume that the right place has to include a trip out of town.  Driving time can add to the stress and rob you of precious alone time.  Look for local options with all the amenities and atmosphere you require.

    A Worthy Cause

    During these conservation minded times, consider venues for your wedding or corporate event that benefit the world, as well as you and your guests.  More than ever, today there are a number of non-traditional locations, such as a local zoo, museum, arboretum or historic facility where the proceeds of your event will help support a worthy cause.  Ask your tax advisor about a possible tax deduction, as well.

    Freeze it for Later

    Plan ahead to have nutritious meals on hand for yourself, family and friends.   Pick-up  your favorite dishes from your caterer or restaurant and freeze them ahead of time.  It’s an especially good idea when it’s too hot to cook in the summer, or when you want to be sure an elderly loved one or college student is eating right.

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