My Review of Jointed Palm Tree

Originally submitted at ShindigZ

A quick decorating fix.

Bring the tropics indoors with the Jointed Palm Tree. Each double sided Jointed Palm Tree measures 6 feet tall and is made of cardstock. Dress up those walls in a jiffy! Each 6 foot tall palm tree is printed on both sides.

Nice Addition to Monkey Theme Decor

By Creating A Remarkable Event from Hawthorne, CA on 4/20/2011

 

5out of 5

Pros: Easy To Use, Good Value, Attractive Design, Durable, Colorful

Best Uses: Celebration, Young Children, Themed Parties

Describe Yourself: Frequent Host

Was this a gift?: No

This palm tree was an inexpensive cute addition to the monkey theme decor.

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Choosing Your Event Location; Make your dollars work smarter not harder!

Choosing your event venue is an exciting phase in which you shop for the best location your event can unfold and bring your vision to life. This decision sometimes can be challenging when you add in a budget and available amenities.  When choosing an event location and working with a restrained budget, often times we have to make our dollars stretch as far as possible.  Although stretching a dollar is imperative, it is just as important to make those dollars work smarter and not harder.  Now you are ready to visit venues, here are some things to think about when choosing the right one. 

One of the choices you may consider is a residential home or a hall.  Often the logistics and details with having an event at either of these types are overlooked until it is almost too late. For example, let’s say you decide to have your event at a convenient residential home. Some questions you should ask yourself are:

Will the residential home need or have…..

  • Tables and Chairs
  • Adequate Restrooms
  • Ample Parking for your guests
  • Enough Space for guests seating and dancing
  • Tent for extreme heat, rain or cold weather

If your answer is “Yes”, then those items will have to be rented or accommodated in some type of way.  These are just a few things to consider but also keep in mind you will need a crew available to setup and clean up when the event is over.

In comparison let’s look at choosing a Hotel or All inclusive Banquet Hall. Most of these types of venues will have the above mentioned items included in their price and often have the following included as well:

  • Table Linens
  • Place Settings (Plates, Linen napkins, Flatware & Glasses)
  • Wait Staff
  • Janitorial Services
  • Air Conditioning and Heating

I believe there is a misconception at times that having an event at home or local banquet hall with limited amenities will save money, compared to the price tag at an all-inclusive venue.   On the contrary an inclusive venue will not only save you money, the location itself will save you time and effort.   Once you add up all of the expenses you have to make your event possible, compare side by side for an all-inclusive venue versus non-inclusive venue.  I think you will be surprised at the difference. I assure you choosing an all-inclusive venue will keep your stress to a minimum and most of these venues are very helpful with resources for other vendors. Thus making your dollars work smarter and not harder in the long run!

Have A Remarkable Day!

Eulina Morris

www.careevents.com

Party Budget: “Do I really need one?”

How exciting, you have decided to plan a party! You have visualized how fabulous your event will be, down to the decorations, guest list, food and even thought about your entertainment, but wait, how much is all of this going to cost? Just the thought of matching those ideas to a dollar amount can almost feel like a chilled glass of ice water being splashed on you. There is nothing like putting out an exciting vision than the thought of money and how much it will cost. However, a budget will guide you along the way and assist with planning within your means.

Having a party budget is key to any successful event and should be the first step in your planning phase. Why do you need a budget? It’s simple; the budget is your overall financial map of all key components related to your event. Every aspect involved with your event should be itemized and listed with a dollar amount to give you a true picture of the event costs. After you have itemized all of your details, then comes the negotiating and mapping out how much time you have to meet this financial goal. You may realize your initial vision is estimating at $5,000 but on paper, $2,500 is more in line with your pocketbook.

If you have hired a professional Event Planner, one of the first questions they may ask is “What is your budget?” or “How much would you like to spend for the entire event?” Helping you stay within your budget is one of the key job functions of your event planner. In my opinion a budget is your road map and will help you get your creative juices flowing.

No event is too small to have a budget, from a baby shower to a large wedding, arm yourself with a budget first. After you create your initial budget, don’t be discouraged if you have to change it a couple of times before you have it perfected. This is a part of process and you will see how powerful having one really is.

 Happy Planning!

Edible Bars; Why Are They So Popular?

  Long gone are the days when you received tulle wrapped sacks of colorful Jordan Almonds or Hershey Kisses as party favors. Today you are bound to see Edible Bars surfacing at just about every social event you can imagine. Weddings, Children’s parties, Corporate Events, and a variety of special occasions have all been exposed to this new phenomenon.  Although some may disagree and feel this trend is fading, I see these bars still going strong with newer ideas forthcoming, making them an event “must have.” 

  So, what is an Edible Bar and why are they so popular?  Edible Bars are an innovative table design full of food items centered on a specific theme.  Some of the most common are the Candy Bar, Milk & Cookies, Ice Cream Sundae and Desserts. Although these are some popular concepts, this simple idea can be transformed into just about anything you want to have with a remarkable setting. 

  If done correctly, you are getting a 2 for 1 at your event.  You will have an added decorative display and a refreshment station for your guests. These edible bars can also substitute as the main refreshment if your budget doesn’t allow a full lunch or dinner. What better way to accommodate your guests for a meeting or mixer then an extensive Fruit or Salad Bar with all the fixings? How about a Popcorn Bar for movie themed events with a variety of flavors and seasonings?  The list could go on and on.  In this economy everyone is just a little more budget conscious when planning special events and this is great way to appease your budget and your guests.

Have a Remarkable Day!

Eulina Morris

Creating A Remarkable Event

www.careevents.com

Welcome To C.A.R.E.’s Corner!!!

Hello All,

Welcome To C.A.R.E. ‘s Corner!

Yes, we have finally joined all of the millions of people in the Blog World. We hope this corner will be a source for helpful tips, inspiring event photos and some of our “Remarkable” work at hand.

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Eulina Morris

Creating A Remarkable Event

www.careevents.com

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