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September 2, 2015

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Quick Tips to Making Your Event Successful!

Events are a great way to give your community a positive boost, shows how fun your room is, and puts your community on people’s radars.
So you want to plan an event on plug.dj, but you’re not sure what the best ways to promote your event are? We choose to promote events based on mature, positive attitudes and how well an event is organized. Here are some steps to help you create a successful event:

Planning

Planning your event is one of the first steps you should take. To help organize your great event ideas ask yourself these questions:

What

What kind of event are you planning on creating? Do you want a specific event to celebrate your community or an event to showcase an artist? You could also host a monthly event that focuses on a particular sub-genre or theme. Be creative. There are plenty of reasons to have an event!

Who

Who do you want to bring to the event? Do you want new users to join the community? Who would you like to help you with the event within your community? Do you want an artist to DJ your event? If you want an artist to DJ your event you should contact them by finding their contact information on their website or contact page on their Facebook fan page. Email them a few weeks before the event. Explain what your event is about and why you are excited for them to be a part it.

When

When are you planning to host the event? Check the plug.dj Party Calendar. We are unable to promote events that conflict with an event we’ve already agreed to promote so be sure to check the calendar to make sure the date you want is available. Be sure to fill out a request form AT LEAST 48 hours before your event to allow us enough time to post it on the plug.dj Calendar. Scheduling an official event on the calendar can boost the outcome of your event and lead to more people in your room.

 

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Posts Tagged ‘MA | Bourne’

September 2, 2015

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Quick Tips to Making Your Event Successful!

Had a great time DJing with my partner Wade Gomes! The crowd enjoyed the music. The kids played and watched the clown show. The parents relaxed and watched the fun. It’s rare to DJ a birthday party for a 6 year old but that’s what DJing is all about. You have to expect the unexpected. :)

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September 2, 2015

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Quick Tips to Making Your Event Successful!

10 Fun Sweet Sixteen Party Tips

Whether you are frugal or not, you have to have some great sweet sixteen birthday party ideas in order to make the party a success. You also want those ideas to be as unique as possible so that you are not utilizing any ideas that any of your daughter’s friends may have utilized during their party. The last thing a teenage girl wants is to be accused of copying too many ideas from her friends.

So here are some ideas that you can consider for a super fun sweet 16 party:

  • Spa parties are a lot of fun. You can pick up some things from the dollar store and everyone get a mani/pedi, facials, and massages. You can also integrate fun makeup, boas, sunglasses, and various props without breaking the bank. You can even contact a cosmetology school and schedule inexpensive mani/pedis for the girls. Schools look for opportunities such as these to teach their students.
  • Bonfires can be great. They are easy and decorating is usually not needed. This is an affordable way for all of the kids to get together and have a good time. You can set up a table with drinks and snacks and the kids can roast marshmallows and make their own hotdogs.
  • Disney princesses are not necessarily too young for 16 year old girls, so you may want to consider having a Disney princess party. The girls can dress up as their favorite and everything can be Disney themed. This is something that is perfect for the diehard Disney fan.
  • Limo rides can be a great deal of fun for the girls. You can take a ride to the movies or to a sleepover at a nice hotel or public pool for a pool party. There are so many destinations and so much fun that can be had in a limo.
  • The hotel sleepover with adjoining rooms is a lot of fun because of the pool at the hotel and the fact that many hotels have a continental breakfast in the morning that all of the girls can enjoy.
  • If your daughter is into glamour, then you can have a Hollywood party. A movie can be projected on the house or on the fence and everyone can dress up like they are going to a movie premiere.
  • A beach party can be a blast. Invest in some sand, some child sized swimming pools if you don’t have a pool, and put snacks in buckets with shovels.
  • Make it all about the food. Have a party where everyone is able to try different types of food. In fact, everyone can bring something they like and it can be an all out food fest.
  • Make sure you have games that appeal to teenage girls. A mystery game or party can be a great way to do this. Everyone acts out a part.
  • Have the guests write messages to your teen by rolling out butcher paper on a table and giving them art supplies. This can be a lot of fun and make for a great all decoration for your teen.

So there you have some tips and ideas to make your teen’s sweet 16 party a blast and a success.

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September 2, 2015

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Quick Tips to Making Your Event Successful!

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Cleveland Tented Wedding

#1.  Hire a pro

Why do you need a professional lighting designer?  You need a lighting designer for the same reason you need a professional florist, photographer, wedding planner and entertainment.  A professional will make sure to conduct a site survey of the venue with you to go through the best treatments for the space, talk with you about the decor you have already planned, and to make sure you have enough electrical capacity to do what you want to do.  Your lighting design should be in line with the space and the rest of your wedding design and a pro will ensure that everything is cohesive.  Your lighting designer will ensure you have a plan and that it includes all the dimmers, controllers, and programs you need to transition moods over the course of the evening flawlessly.  They’ll work with your other vendors, like your photographer, florist, and planner to be sure you have the best lighting for all of the evening’s activities.  Follow spot for your first dance?  Check.  Super over the top escort card display that needs highlighting?  Check.  Want a rosy glow for cocktails, candlelight for dinner, and the magenta flush of a club for dancing?  Check, check, & check!

Cleveland Country Club Wedding

#2.  Use a combination of treatments

Just like you look for multi-dimension when planning your tabletop arrangements, bouquets and so on, your lighting could fall flat if you choose just one treatment.  Start with the basics.  Candles are a must; candlelight is always welcome and always adds a gorgeous glow.  Always include it at any party you plan.  A color wash of the room is almost always necessary; house lighting never truly does a room or the decor you’ve chosen for it justice.  If you start with a wash of light you can build on that many different ways.  You may choose up-lighting to highlight architectural features or the perimeter of the space, a pattern to project on the ceiling walls or dance floor, a monogram or phrase on a wall or dance floor, or pin spots to accentuate specific design elements, guest tabletops, or your cake.  Or you may prefer globe lights, string lights, or lanterns as part of your plan.  That’s why a professional is so important; they can build your design and layer it with ease, helping you get the most value for your lighting budget.  By using multiple treatments, you’re adding further dimension to the room and creating deep visual interest for your guests.

Cleveland Arcade Wedding

#3.  Accent, don’t overwhelm

Combining lighting treatments isn’t the same thing as overwhelming a space with light.  The absolute worst is when lighting takes over a space and all you see is the lighting design.  A true lighting designer would never allow this to be the case.  Your wedding reception space should not resemble the interior of a UFO.  Light is a powerful design element and it needs to be in the hands of someone who knows how to use it for good, not for “how many up-lights can I get in this room”.  You may be offered free add ons for up-lights or 30 up-lights for the price of 15 and while these are powerful sales tactics, they aren’t the best means to an end in terms of good lighting design.  You want a professional lighting designer who will work with you on a plan to accentuate all of the hard work you’ve put into developing your decor, not drown it in light.  Your lighting design should serve 3 purposes; it should wow your guests, highlight and accentuate your space and decor, and guide the eye around the space exactly the way you want the eye to go.

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Wedding

#4.  Color is key

Everyone’s skin looks smashing in soft rose light without fail.  Other shades flattering to all skin tones are amber and magenta.  Almost every color is safe to use somewhere in your lighting design with the exception of green.  Never never never use green on skin; it does just what you think it would.  Yuck.  Every other color on the spectrum is fair game.

Cleveland Outdoor Wedding

#5.  Don’t forget outside

Does your space have a courtyard where guests will be mingling throughout the night?  Stairs that need lit for after dark?  Trees with low-hanging branches that could be adorned?  Globe lights, lanterns, and glass orbs filled with candles are some of our favorite treatments for those types of spaces.  Again, we’re not trying to light everything, but rather guide the guests’ eyes and keep visual interest as the day progresses from afternoon sunlight, to dusk, to dark.  Lighting is a way to allow your guests to continue to explore your venue and find cozy places of their own after dark.

So that’s it!  Just keep those 5 tips in mind, and you’ll be off to a running start when it’s time to develop your wedding lighting plan.

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