Latest and Greatest: May 2009

May 1, 2009 by andrea

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May Experts Corner
OKC Yard DawgzIn the Dawg House
OKC Yard Dawgz
Christie Cook

Arena football in Oklahoma City is more than just great fun for spectators. Game day is also an excellent opportunity for a themed event for sports lovers of all ages.. Read more…

The Gift GardenNot The Biggest…Just the Best
Hyatt Place OKC/Northwest
Kenneth James

It’s been said that good things come in small packages. That can certainly be the case when choosing a hotel venue for your upcoming special event. Read More…

Belmar Golf ClubTravel with Experience
Simply Splendid Vacations
Cheryl Austin

Today’s travelers are looking for a memorable experience at an affordable price, ease in travel planning, service excellence and integrity, and a variety of travel products to meet their specific needs and tastes. With so many travel sources vying for their business, finalizing travel arrangements can be a frustrating experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way…
Read More…

Nibbles CafeCatering to the Ladies
Nibbles Cafe
Emeline Bauder

A unique offering, High Tea, is very popular at Nibbles Café’ for groups of 30 or less. The custom, which originated in England includes a menu of scones and clotted cream, puff pastries, tea sandwiches and quiche.  High Tea has its own specific tableware adding to the charm of the event.
Read More…

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Tips & Ideas


From the Dawg House.

When planning an event, it’s important to look at it from the view of the entire event, start to finish…not just the highlights.  Consider the entertainment, the meal or educational aspect.   Put a lot of thought into timing and scripting it so there’s no dead time and everyone is on the same page. Even before the event, prepare your guests with an email or a short meeting to go over details like parking, the schedule, menu, directions.  If you’re working with an event planner, expect the same details.  It will make for a more relaxed and enjoying experience.

Christie Cook
OKC Yard Dawgz


Service is Key

Don’t assume that bigger is better when choosing a hotel or other venue for your event. Investigate a smaller hotel’s capabilities. You may find that your event could be more intimate with a higher degree of personal attention without giving up the perks found at larger facilities….and for less cost. Keep an open mind on size. Think service.

Kenneth James
Hyatt Place OKC/Northwest


All Inclusive

Planning a family reunion, group or corporate destination event?  Consider the advantages of an all inclusive experience on a cruise ship or all inclusive resort.  Great accommodations, food, and entertainment are built into the price, and often result in considerable savings than if booked and purchased separately.  And most resorts and cruise ships have amazing state of the art conference facilities for your group’s activities.

Cheryl Austin
Simply Splendid Vacations


Time for Dessert

Are you looking at a guest list that’s larger than your budget? Instead of a full meal, you may want to consider a dessert reception with a few specialty beverages. The presentation on desserts can be very impressive for the same cost of a minimal buffet.
Time your event for after dinner and treat your guests to a unique and elegant dessert
display. It can be a wise and exciting choice in tougher economic times.

Emeline Bauder
Nibbles Cafe

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What's Happening!

Diabetes Solutions
Rib Fest

May 01 – 31, 2009
4801 NW Expressway OKC
Phone: 405-470-7777
More Information


Remington Park
Luck 7’s, Lucky You

March 6 – Oct 1, 2009
Remington Park – OKC
Phone: 405-425-3270

Kids Fair USA
OKC Yard Dawgz vs Tulsa Talons

May 30 , 2009
Cox Convention Center
Time: 7:05pm

Quartz Mountain
PlayDate Oklahoma City

May 22 , 2009
Lansbrook Event Center         6009 NW Expressway, OKC
More Information

Upcoming Bridal Shows!

News on 6 and CW12/19’s Bridal Failr – Tulsa
  June 09, 2009
Spirit Bank Event Center (106th & Memorial)
Phone: 918-732-6000


Oklahoma Bridal Show – OKC
  July 26, 2009
Coles Garden (1415 NE 63rd St)


RunAway Bridal Show – OKC
  Sept. 20, 2009
Remington Park

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

Register to Win

Belmar Golf ClubMickey mantle's Steakhouse logo

Fondue & Football

Sounds perfect to me!  That’s right.  A great night of fun, food and football.  Grab three friends and come and enjoy a night of fast paced arenafootball2 at the Cox Convention Center.  Cheer on your Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz and afterwards enjoy a fun and delicious dinner at the Melting Pot of Oklahoma City.

Total Value of $200

                    The OKC Yard Dawgz                                                       The Melting Pot of Oklahoma City

                          405-228-3294                                                                                    405-235-1000
                   100 W. Main, Suite #175                                                 4 East Sheridan Ave. (located in Bricktown)


Total Value of $440


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

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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)
   A discount collage or album at end of the year
   Amanda Norman
   Sweet Dream Photos


$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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