Formal and Informal Place Settings for the Holidays

Formal and Informal Place Settings for the Holidays

Formal and informal table-settings are mysterious to most.

But if you’re feeling traditional this year during the holidays, take a look at the infographic below. I came across it and had to share. Read more

Venetian Ballroom at the Peabody

Top 3 Indoor Wedding Venues in Memphis

So you’ve decided on an indoor wedding. Or perhaps you’re still deciding. Whatever stage of planning you are in, rest assured, I’ve gathered some ideas for you. Read more

An image of candy apples and the Halloween-themed decorations meant to go on them.

5 Awesome Halloween Party Game Ideas for Kids

We usually talk about weddings and events, but I wanted to take a minute and give out some great Halloween ideas. Halloween is one of every kids’ favorite holiday, I know it was mine. Read more

Infographic: A Guide to the Perfect Anniversary Gift for Every Couple

Everyone looks forward to their wedding day. Annual milestones after are important too. You have a lifetime of anniversaries to make memorable. Making sure your anniversaries are special means your spouse feels special. Read more

Beautiful 4th of July BBQ at Horseshoe Casino

Summer 4th of July Celebration at Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, MI

The Fourth of July is one of the nation’s biggest, boldest holidays. Hicks Convention Services Horseshoe Casino’s VIP Fireworks Party.

This annual event is one of the most spectacular light displays in Tunica, Mississippi. It always draws a crowd.

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Celebrate the Last of Summer

Labor Day Party Hosting

Don’t mourn the end of summer on Labor Day! Celebrate the coming of fall by hosting a party for friends and family. If you’re considering throwing a Labor Day party, here are a few tips to make the party a success. Read more

Round, Open Tent with Wedding Ceremony Seating

Infographic: Wedding Reception Tent & Table Layout Options

When it comes to planning your tented wedding, the possibilities are endless. None holds truer for the table layout and tent size. You have lots of options depending on number of guests and if you will need a stage, dance floor, and accommodations for food and bar.

Depending on the season and time of day, you may also need climate control and lighting. Having a band or DJ? You’ll need to get enough power and flooring to support your audio setup. Read more

Table Setting for Wedding Shower

Planning a Wedding Shower

Being asked to host a wedding shower is a tremendous honor. It can also be overwhelming and time-consuming, particularly if you’ve never thrown a shower before. Following a few simple steps will help you throw a fabulous shower for a very lucky bride without a hitch. Read more

Appetizers on White Plates

Hosting Your First Dinner Party

Dinner party hosting can be a daunting task once a person truly gets down to the nitty gritty of planning. Everyone thinks it sounds like an amazing idea, and it is but many underestimate the thought and time that goes into even the simplest gathering. Thankfully, anyone can put together and follow a simple dinner party hosting plan and expect a successful event whether it’s a party of 5, 50 or more. Read more

Deciphering Dress Codes

Formal vs Semi-Formal: What’s the Difference?

Yet another invitation to a holiday event arrive in your mailbox today? Evite blowing up your inbox? This time of year is ripe with events. There are non-profit fundraisers & galas. Businesses have annual holiday parties. And, don’t forget the family gatherings. It seems that each invitation has a different dress code request: formal, semi-formal, casual, dress casual, etc. What do all those terms actually mean? I never know exactly what to wear. Usually, I wait and find out what others are wearing first. Yeah, I’m one of those people Read more