outdoor thanksgiving

How to Host the Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner Party Outdoors

The rising trend of outdoor living makes it cozier than ever to have Thanksgiving dinner on the patio or deck. Grills, smokers, turkey deep fryers, fire pits, LED lights, and outdoor heaters have extended the outdoor living season. Wi-Fi enables us to take our entertainment beyond the walls of the house, and modern TVs make watching football games on the deck as easy as in the den. But doing Thanksgiving al fresco is more complicated than summertime holidays because the menu is more involved. The weather is also unpredictable. If you’re considering celebrating Thanksgiving outside, you should keep some important things in mind in order to throw a memorable event. Read more

office thanksgiving

Tips for an Office Thanksgiving Gathering

Thanksgiving celebrations don’t have to stay reserved for family members only. There are many easy and unique ways to bring the festivities to your office! Here are 5 tips for hosting a great office Thanksgiving gathering. Read more

fall wedding trends

Fall Wedding Trend: Unique Bar

Are you looking for ways to make your wedding stand out amongst the crowd? Consider adding some flair to the typical cocktail station setup. Here are 4 ideas to step up a unique bar in your reception space. Read more

family-owned business

MBJ Table of Experts: A Conversation on Family-Owned Businesses

Joanna Crangle/MBJ: Based on experience in your industries, how do the needs of family-owned businesses differ from your traditional business clients? 

Billy Hicks: Speaking from our experience in the trade show, special event, and rental business over the past 33 years, we have found that our clients appreciate our time and attention to detail and the extra effort we put forth to make sure our clients are happy. We know that our company name carries with it a family responsibility of providing the highest-quality product, personnel, and performance. Many of our employees have been employed with us since 1986 when we first got into this business. They are like family to us. It is a feeling most traditional businesses don’t experience.   Read more

wedding flowers

How to Use Flowers at Your Wedding

It’s the height of wedding season here at Hicks, and we know the importance of creating a perfect atmosphere! While flowers have their traditional ways of being utilized, they can also be used to help bring your wedding theme to life in unexpected ways without breaking your budget. Here are 4 tips on how to use flowers at your wedding: Read more

hosting a 5K

Hosting a 5K: What You Need to Know

Beautiful weather calls for the community to take to the outdoors, which makes this the perfect time of year for a 5K! While planning and hosting a 5K sounds like an easy feat, here are some factors to keep in mind in order to make your event successful. Read more

outdoor fundrasier

Throwing an Outdoor Fundraiser

As the hot summer months transition to beautiful autumnal weather, taking your fundraiser outdoors may seem like the perfect idea for your business. Below, we have listed our favorite tips to help you throw an amazing outdoor fundraiser that will be sure to wow your guests. Read more

corporate event tips

Tips for Hosting Your Next Corporate Event

We were asked by the Memphis Business Journal to round up some of our best tips for hosting corporate events. Below, we have expanded on those tips to help you plan an event your employees and customers will love! Read more

host a networking event

How to Host a Networking Event

Hosting an event can be difficult in itself. Organizing an event for people who are busy moving around and socializing adds extra considerations. Networking events are excellent places for people to mingle and have great conversations. People are less likely to stay, however, if the event is uncomfortable and the atmosphere underwhelming. Here are a few tips to ensure your networking event goes off without a hitch.  Read more

event influencers

Four Tips on Working with Event Influencers

Influencers have become a successful marketing resource across many industries. They have been widely used to promote events, highlight new products and boost visibility. Finding the right influencers to promote your event is a great way to expand the reach of your promotion efforts and tap into a crucial audience.  Read more