MOUNT PLEASANT, SC: June 16, 2017 - The popular Charleston-based sister act, Gracie & Lacy appeared once again on the beloved historic aircraft carrier, The USS Yorktown for the Harley Davidson Owners Group during their Southeastern Exposure ride. Rows of American flags lined the entrance to the ship as Harley-Davidson-emblem-clad riders toured the iconic landmark vessel before enjoying their buffet dinner by Top Shelf Catering. The event climaxed with an after dinner perfo
Good news! If you are reading this it means you have survived being an event planner thus far. Chances are you have more than one story of unexpected event occurrences ranging from the frightful to the hilarious. Here are a few to get us started - feel free to post yours in the comments section below. - That time when the production coordinator almost bought spiked lemonade for the children by accident. - The time when the volunteer assumed that spray paint was some how intel
It happens to everyone. . . those days when our brain can't think of any new, fresh, ideas. Ironically, it tends to happen when we are crunched for time and need to move forward with our event planning. Don't despair! Here are a few tips for changing the lightbulb that floats above your weary grey matter. Do the Blah Work First Set a timer and make a goal to get the mundane tasks out of the way first. This may include data entry, paperwork, etc. Completing your least fav
4 Unforgettable Holiday Event Ideas! 1. Make it SNOW on your audience! Snow machines are reasonable to rent and make a great effect. TIP: don't use on hard floor (slippery), and don't run during a speaker unless it has a soft fan. 2. Create cozy FIREPLACE scenes. Arrange couches and chairs into conversational spaces centered around a real or faux fireplace. If you have a knack for crafting, check out Tobin Lake studios - they make a great faux fireplace kit - we have used the
Here are a few easy-to-forget items that should be on every event planner's checklist. The great news is that they are easy to implement using technology such as calendar reminders and smart phone notifications. 1. News It is easy to be so caught up with preparations for an event that you skip reading the morning paper or watching the headlines. It is imperative that you are aware of any local or national emergencies that could impact your event or travel. Read the local h
Why should event planners and meeting planners read this post? To avoid common pitfalls that lead to guest boredom and depletion of future attendance. After many years of being involved in corporate, charitable, and special events we have compiled a list of things that drain the energy of an event and put the audience to sleep. Do you have anything to add? Feel free to post to help others keep their events engaging and memorable. 1. Choose a monotone, soft-spoken emcee "
Planning an All-American patriotic event? Stars & Stripes; Red, White & Blue; and then what? Whether you are planning an Independace Day extravaganza, polical gathering, Veterans Day gala, or Memorial Day festival it is your goal to make your event stand out from the all the rest and leave a meaningful impact. Draw upon the Gracie & Lacy idea bank below and be sure to share your ideas with us - we love to hear from our readers. Decor Good. No meetings required on the colo