Latest & Greatest: March 2009

March 1, 2009 by andrea

Each month, Special Events Oklahoma automatically brings you valuable tips and ideas from our experts.  Plus, with one click of a mouse, you’ll discover what’s happening that month….current events, grand openings and more.  We feature valuable (and timely) offers and discounts! You’ll also be eligible to register for an exciting gift, something new each month! 

 

 
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March Experts Corner
Skyway Balloons, Inc.Sky High Events!
Skyway Balloons, Inc.
Wil LaPointe

You needn’t stay so grounded when planning your next special event.  Go ahead and reach for the sky!  Launch your promotion or celebration with the uplifting fun of hot air balloons!
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Allison`s Fun Inc.Party Big!
Allison`s Fun Inc.
Russell Allison

Want to host a corporate event full of carnival rides, inflatable games, fun foods and carnival games for 100 or as many as 20,000 people?
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City PlexView from the 60th Floor!
City Plex Catering
David Wagner

There are so many ways to make your special event unforgettable….little touches that add to the occasion.  However, there are two elements which are always key to your success…wonderful food and the perfect atmosphere.
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Young Chef's AcademyBar Service Turns Pro
Spirits A Go-Go
Debbie Lowery

Too many event planners consider every aspect of their menu and food service, only to overlook the importance of their bar service…often leaving it to friends or a catering company that doesn’t adequately train their bartenders. 
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Tips & Ideas

 


A ‘Hot’ Gift or Event Idea

If you’re considering a hot air balloon ride for a gift or event idea, be sure to do some research ahead of time.  Companies vary in the options they have available and how many passengers they can accommodate.  To be able to see out of the balloon, children must be over 44” tall.  Consider the fact that there are a number of steps going up to the balloon, so it may not be appropriate for some seniors or the physically challenged.  Weather is always a factor, so it’s a good idea to have a back-up date or plan.

Wil LaPointe
Skyway Balloons, Inc.

 


Beware!

Planning a corporate event isn’t a job for amateurs. Letting your Aunt Betty plan a baby shower is fine. However, when it comes time to planning the food and fun responsibilities for a company event or casino party, beware!  Choose an event company that can provide in-house, turnkey event planning and production.  It will save you money in the long run, as well as provide the quality and service your guests expect and deserve. Sorry Aunt Betty!

Russell Allison
Allison`s Fun Inc.

 


Back-Up Plan

When creating a list of details to discuss with your caterer, be sure to ask for their back-up plan in case a problem arises.  What if their car breaks down or they get caught in traffic on the way to the event?  What if scheduled help doesn’t show-up?  Smaller caterers of friends and family may not have the ability to react quickly in an emergency.  Consider using a caterer that has a “network” of resources at their disposal.

David Wagner
City Plex Catering

Bar

Cash Bars

When considering bar service for your event, remember that cash bars may be appropriate for some corporate or fundraising events, but are not suitable for private affairs, such as weddings and anniversaries.  Also find out what your legal liability is when serving alcohol at the event.  Consider hiring licensed, insured bartenders who are specially trained to monitor and control alcohol consumption.
 
Debbie Lowery
Spirits A Go-Go

 
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What's Happening!

Oklahoma Children's Theatre
It’s a Pirate Party!

March 16 – 20, 2009
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
Phone: 405-606-7003 
Website

 

Remington Park
Fun Sundays at Remington!

March 1 – April 26, 2009
Remington Park – OKC
Phone: 405-425-3270
www.remingtonpark.com

Kids Fair USA
2009 Kids Fair USA

March 28 , 2009
OKC State Fair Park
Time: 10am – 5pm
www.kidsfairusa.com/

Quartz Mountain
Quartz Mountain Resort
Bridal Fair

March 29 , 2009
Lone Wolf – 22469 Lodge Road
Time: 1-4pm
FREE ADMISSION
(580) 563-2424
www.quartzmountainresort.com


Upcoming Bridal Shows!


  The Ultimate Bridal Event – Edmond Wedding Society
March 29, 2009
Gaillardia Country Club, 300 Gaillardia Boulevard Oklahoma City
Price: $15.00
Phone: 405-889-5976
Email: debra@dplazzo.com
www.edmondweddings.com 
 

Click here to view more Upcoming Events. If you wish to post an event, please email us today! 

Register to Win

 
Skyway Balloons!

Up Up & Away!

Maybe you want to propose or celebrate a birthday or just relax and see beautiful Oklahoma! This month’s drawing you have the wonderful opportunity to win a Balloon Ride up to 6 guests with a glass of champagne upon landing.  A memory that will last a lifetime.

Skyway Balloons
Serving the State of Oklahoma and surrounding states.
www.hotairballooning.com
Total Value $1,000 
 

REGISTER NOW! A drawing will be held every 30 days and
the winner will be announced at the end of the month.

*Please carefully read the Contest Rules

 

Grand Openings

 
More Openings Coming Soon…
  

 

Special Offers

  Cory’s Audio Visual

Receive a 10% discount off one (1) LCD projector or flat panel display rental.  (Good for display only, labor not subject to discount)
 


  Sweet Dream Photos introduces a Childrens Club Package!

   The Package Includes:
 
   Monthly Limited Edition Photo Shoot, Special Backdrops, Props, Locations
   15% off all package and individual prices all year
   Special dates and times for Holiday sessions
   No Sitting Fees ALL YEAR (saves you $35 a session)
   AND
   A discount collage or album at end of the year
 
   Amanda Norman
   Sweet Dream Photos
   405.388.6521
   www.sweetdreamphotos.com

 


$50.00 Off Rentals of $250.00 or More…

Bill Veazey’s Party Store has been “the expert in event rentals, creating memories since 1964.” They have the largest selection of tables, chairs, tents, dance floors, linens, china, flatware and glassware in Oklahoma.

*Does not include sales tax and delivery.
 

 

 


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