Community events are a great way to get involved and do your part to make the world a better place. We could not think of a better day to encourage the participation of community events than on the day that commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life – MLK Day. As Dr. King once said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” At Hicks, we hold deep roots within our community and try our best to do the right thing by giving back to the Mid-South. This has always been a company-wide passion of ours. We have compiled a list of events and opportunities to give back to the community and help spread the love that Dr. King imagined for us all.
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!
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.
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.
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.
When the weather gets cold and winter comes, everything changes. Holiday cheer is in the air and wedding season is in full swing. While some might shy away from having a winter wedding, snowy celebrations of love bring great opportunity to completely transform a venue into a winter wonderland. These can be filled with a cozy fireside ceremony, elegant holiday décor and festive, decadent, classic food that your friends and family will delight in. Take a look at our favorite winter wonderland wedding ideas that will ensure your guests feel nothing but warmth, cheer and love.
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.
As 2018 comes to an end, it is the time to reflect on the best wedding trends that we have seen over the last year. One thing is for sure, couples have not been shy to push boundaries and break wedding norms with daring colors, modern décor and adding in their own personal touch to make their day memorable. Take a drive down memory lane with us and look at a snapshot of our favorite wedding trends from 2018.
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!
There are many factors that play a part in choosing your wedding theme. Some couples select a theme based off of something they both love, such as a movie or time period. Others will decide on a theme centered around their venue or the season in which they are getting married. While there are a number of ways to approach your decision, the process can often become overwhelming and filled with too many choices. With a few simple tips, you can filter through an ocean of options and select the right theme for your special day.