Latest & Greatest: August 2009

August 1, 2009 by afh

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May Experts Corner
OKC Yard DawgzBed, Breakfast and Romance! Arcadian Inn, Inc
by Martha Hall

In this hustle-bustle world, a couple often loses the romance and intimacy they once enjoyed as their days are consumed with the needs of family and work. Although many husbands and wives dream of quality, private time, they assume the romantic bed & breakfast atmosphere is just “too far away.”   Fortunately, that perfect place to rediscover romance is closer than you think.         Read more…

Plan on the Turnkey Solution!
Hughes Meetings and Incentives
by Wade Hughes

Whether it’s a large, multi-function corporate meeting out-of-town or a deceptively simply local event, its overall success is the ultimate responsibility of one person who manages a myriad of details, suppliers and decisions.  Choosing the right person for the job is the most critical decision of all.Read More…

Belmar Golf ClubJust Zoo It!
Tulsa Zoo Friends Inc. by Jesalyn Pettigrew

When planning a special event, the first step is to decide upon the right location.  Inside or outside?  Hotel or event center?  True…you could settle for the usual places; but, if you’re seeking some place that’s a “good site” better, the Tulsa Zoo has a way to uncage the possibilities and unleash your imagination!
Read More…

Mom Food – Picked Up or Delivered What’s Cooking
by Sheli Adler

Remember those wonderful meals Mom used to cook?  Her tender pot roast, casseroles, home made desserts – comfort food that nourished the body and warmed the heart.  There’s still a way to enjoy all that goodness (and share with family and guests) without bothering Mom. Read More…

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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.

Romance Close to Home

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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What's Happening!

Master Class Intensive August 3rd, 2009

Plaza Theatre 1727 NW 16th St.           Oklahoma City                           More Information

Dog Days of Summer
August 6th, 2009
Suzanne Wallace Mears Gallery
6420 N Western Ave       Oklahoma City                                More Information
Quickbooks 201 August 13th, 2009

655 Research Pkwy Suite 100 Oklahoma City
More Information

Larry the Cable Guy August 29th, 2009

Firelake Grand Casino 777 Grand Casino Blvd.   Shawnee                                     More Information

Upcoming Bridal Shows!

Tulsa Wedding Show – Tulsa
Aug 9, 2009
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center

Runaway Bride 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

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Come and Enjoy a Weekend Getaway!    Register to win a one night stay and breakfast for two at the Doubletree Warren Place Hotel in Tulsa.

Doubletree Tulsa at Warren Place
6110 South Yale Ave.  Tulsa, OK

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

Ribbon Cutting at Route 66/Lake Overholser Boathouse

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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