St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Tips

Every year on the 17th day of March, celebrations around the world take place in honor of Saint Patrick and Irish culture. The day commonly known as St. Patrick’s Day involves family, friends and community gatherings that are filled with parties, authentic food and beverages, and lots of green. Take a look at our list of St. Patrick’s Day celebration tips to ensure your day contains lots of lucky fun!

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Valentine's Day party planning

Valentine’s Day Party Tips and Tricks

Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for decades and is one of the most popular holidays around the world. Many associate it with candy, gifts and flowers, but this day can also be enjoyed with friends! So, why not celebrate this holiday of love with a festive party? Take a look at our list of tips and tricks that will help you host a Valentine’s Day party that would even make Cupid jealous.

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Event Rentals – Best Practices

When you are preparing to host an event, the details and checklist can seem endless. Depending on your venue space and number of guests, you will likely need quite a few event rentals. These rentals can include tents, chairs, tables and linens, and those are only the necessities. Here at Hicks, we have more than 30 years of experience in the event rental industry and want to help ensure that you have the best products possible. Check out our quick guide for event rental best practices.

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Outdoor Event Rental Options

Outdoor Event Rental Options

As the sun begins to peek out from behind the clouds and rising temperatures grace us with their presence, the time has finally come to start planning outdoor events. With these soirées come larger event spaces to fill, weather considerations to consider and guest accommodations to prepare for. The good news – outdoor event rental options are endless. Take a look at our outdoor rental checklist and feel inspired for the spring and summer event season!

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Dinner Party Dos and Don’ts

So, you want to throw a dinner party but don’t know where to start? These gatherings can range from very lavish soirées, with waitstaff and bottles of the finest champagne, to intimate gatherings that feature your family’s secret recipes with a laid-back feel. Whatever your style, it is important to know a few dos and don’ts in order to host the perfect dinner party.

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‘Tis the Season: Incorporating the Holidays into Client Events

With the winter season in full-swing, it is also time for Christmas parties, office potlucks, and end-of-the-year fundraising galas. While the holidays are a great excuse to host special events, the season is often over-saturated with the same themes, decor and agenda. However, it is possible to plan a spectacular holiday event that is not a cliché, and that can tastefully integrate a little holiday spirit into the bigger picture.

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Christmas Party Planning 101

Hello, holiday season, and hello, Christmas party planning! Once the calendar dawns December 1, Christmas season has officially begun. This means large, green trees are purchased, colorful lights adorn rooftops, and Santa is coming to town. The month of December also brings festive events to plan for your friends and loved ones. Take a look at our list of five steps to make your party merry and bright during the most wonderful time of the year.

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Take Your Thanksgiving Celebration to the Next Level

Thanksgiving is a time to gather friends and family around the dinner table for a traditional holiday meal. This usually consists of warm buttered rolls, smoked savory ham, sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallows on top, tangy cranberry sauce and, did we mention the star of the show, a gorgeous golden-brown turkey? This year, delight your guests with a few unexpected surprises that will tingle their taste buds! From the start of the evening with appetizers galore, to the nightcap of coffee and pumpkin pie, mix things up and give your guests a few nontraditional goods to gobble up and décor to delight in. Take a look at our list of unconventional ways to take your Thanksgiving Day dining experience to the next level.

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4 Guest Book Alternatives to Make Memories that Last

Your wedding day is full of moments that you’ll want to remember forever. Between the hustle and bustle of planning and hosting, it can be difficult to stop and take it all in. While it may seem like the only way to keep track of who attends your event, a traditional guest book doesn’t always capture your favorite memories. What if you could offer your friends and family an interactive way to mark their attendance that could also serve as a precious keepsake after your wedding day? Take a look at a few “guest book” alternatives that will help ensure that your wedding guests have a great time and you have memories to cherish for years to come!

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Gearing Up for Gameday

Down, set, tailgate! Football season is in full swing and that means you need a great tailgate to host family and friends. Along with tailgating events comes lots of preparation. From tents, chairs, tables, TVs, food, beverages and more, there are many ways to be the “host with the most” and take your event space to the next level. Show your best school spirit with our list of tips and tricks to help you get ready for your next gameday bash!

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