Making a Company Meeting Engaging

Making a Company Meeting Engaging

A company meeting can have a reputation for being boring and unnecessary in the minds of employees; but they don’t have to be. By employing simple event industry practices meetings can feel less like a chore and more like a fun escape from a work environment. By encouraging fun and engagement, employees are more likely to be receptive to your …

Bridal Shower Planning Made Easy

Bridal shower planning is usually planned by the maid of honor and bridesmaids, or a family member, in anticipation of a wedding. With roots dating back to the 1890s bridal showers have become a common way of expressing excitement for a friend or family member’s step into marriage. Men typically were not allowed to attend these events in the past, …

Reasons to Attend a High School Reunion

Reasons to Attend a High School Reunion

High school reunions can invoke a range of emotions within people. Generally, feelings of excitement may be matched with other view of disdain. For those individuals who are on the fence about attending their high school reunion, there are many valid reasons why attending a high school reunion can be beneficial. See Old Friends During school years, strong bonds of …

Event Planning Entrepreneurs Guide

Event Planning Entrepreneurs Guide

In recent years, special events planning has become a widespread industry. It is estimated that nearly $500 billion is spent worldwide each year on event planning services. Now more than ever, the event planning industry is a goldmine for young entrepreneurs with party experience. With a few simple tasks to get started, breaking into this industry is easy! Determine a …

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Easy Birthday Party Planning

Children have a tendency to remember a birthday party, seemingly for both good and bad reasons. Pulling off a successful birthday party for a child can be the best gift they receive the entire day.  Though birthday party planning can seem like a hard process, seeing the child enjoy the day can be worth the effort. Theme Determining a theme …

Bride and groom at engagement party

Planning an Engagement Party

When a couple gets engaged the first thing they normally want to do is share the news with family and friends. An engagement party functions as an opportunity for a couple to gather each member’s friends and family to meet and establish deeper relationships. Essentially, it will be a party to allow others to congratulate a couple’s decision to take …

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Catering for an Event Explained

Anyone that has been a guest at an event has probably had an experience involving catering. The idea of catering in food seems fairly easy, but in reality there is a lot of effort needed to get the food to a guests table. After contact is made with a firm or business specializing in catering, the caterer will help determine …

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Venue Considerations for Event Planning

Finding the right venue for any event that you organize will undoubtedly be the biggest task run in to. After the number of attendees, budget and event type have been determined, venue considerations can begin. Typically, when booking a location, you will want to reserve it up to 6 months in advance to ensure availability. Self-planning an event can be …

Wedding Reception Hug

Wedding Reception Self Planning

As many couples are becoming budget conscious, self-planning wedding receptions has become a widespread occurrence. Having a wedding reception that is memorable and works without a hitch isn’t an unobtainable feat. A wedding can be one of the most important events within a lifetime, knowing that a self-planned wedding reception proved to be a successful end to that day can …

Welcome to Stokely Event Center

Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, reception or the wedding itself, your special day will be absolutely unforgettable at STOKELY! Guests will love all the signs and games on free play. You will love the flexibility of easy planning with outside food and drinks. Our great sound system with iPod hookup, microphone, projector and screen gives you the convenience of all …