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There is a lot to consider when planning table designs. Tables are all about the tiniest of details. Who knew there were so many shapes of glassware? We are here to help you pick out what you need for your event. We have experience planning tables for charity fundraisers, weddings, corporate events, and private parties. A table is an easy, unique way to impress your guests and pull your event together. Here is a complete list of tips and things to consider when planning your event tables.

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This list just made planning tables that much easier! Whether you have family coming over for dinner on Sunday or have a large charity gala, the table brings people together to make memories and share a laugh. Contact us for more information on planning tables for your next event. We are happy to help!

We’ll admit. It has been a while since we’ve thrown a large, in-person party, although we do consider watching Love Island with our best friends a party as well. As the world continues to open, it will come time to celebrate and gather in large groups again. But after a year of lockdown, we don’t want to have any old party. We want something showstopping! Something to celebrate the fact that we can celebrate again in person. Here are some unique party themes that will make your party the event of 2021!

Lights, camera, action! Want a party with a formal dress code, but more creative than just a black-tie event? Have a Hollywood night where guests can act like they are celebrities for the night!

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Why not embody Donna and the Dynamos for the night? Party like you’re in Greece with this classic movie theme full of bright colors, sequins, and great music.

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Ever wanted to meet Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley in one night? This party theme is a fun way to remember the icons of the last century and costumes make for an easy conversation starter.

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This theme is perfect for a summer birthday or beach party! Tropical patterns, neon lights, and a DJ make for the perfect Miami night without flying to Florida.

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We love casino themes, so why not add a little flare? Casino games, black suits, glamorous dresses, and martinis shaken not stirred are fit for a 007 themed night.

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Bring on the classic cars, the popcorn, and a showing of “Footloose”. Drive-in movies are a fun, classic venue for a party, especially when staying safe during COVID-19.

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The ultimate party theme starts by bringing New Orleans to your event. Now is the time to break out the feathers and beads and dance until the sun rises!

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This party theme is perfect for the “foodies” of the world. Create a party full of cuisines, fashion, and décor from different countries so guests feel like they traveled the world in one night.

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Dress like Audrey Hepburn in a black dress and pearls and attend an afternoon tea or brunch on a terrace. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the theme to be posh and wear all your Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

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Why pick one decade when you can celebrate them all! From the 1920s to the early 2000s, guests will have a fun time picking out outfits and dancing to music from the last century.

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The list goes on and on. Besides these ideas, you can make any party inspired by your favorite movie, television show, music artist, holiday, etc. A fun party theme pushes the limits for food, drinks, decorations, outfits, venues, and gift bags. Whether you have a small or large party, an amazing theme calls for an amazing night to come. If you have an idea but don’t know how to execute your theme, contact us! We are more than ready to bring your vision to life.

While the world transitions back into having in-person events, many people may not feel comfortable gathering in crowded spaces yet. Attending a large event after being in lockdown for over a year may be intimidating or overwhelming. While we are ready to jump back into in-person events, we understand that not everyone else is. Virtual events may look different, but they are great ways to keep in touch and experience an event while keeping you and others healthy and safe. Virtual events can expand your audience and inclusivity, save you time and money, provide flexibility, collect data for feedback, and can be a contingency plan. Here are some tips we have learned over the past year about having virtual events.

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Livestreaming via social media is the easiest way to connect with others. What makes a virtual event special is that the audience can interact with the event and not just watch the event unfold. Some platforms include YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, Instagram, Facebook, UStream, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. However, there are hundreds of software programs to choose from including free and subscription sites. Keep in mind the capabilities of the platform; do you want your attendees to be able to have the video on and speak or do you just want them to be able to watch? Do you want everyone on social media to access the event or just a specific group of people? Many platforms can control the audience by creating a password for the event and some platforms can control the comment section. Overall a great event platform allows you to customize your event, engage with users, has minimal technical issues, has live troubleshooting or a helpline, has analytics reports, and allows live streaming or the uploading of pre-recorded content.

Screen fatigue can occur quickly and easily if you are not keeping your audience engaged. Some great ways to keep your guests upbeat and engaged are audience chats or breakout groups, Q&A sessions, polls, trivia or quizzes, games or competitions, or one on one networking. You could encourage your attendees to dress up or submit social media content that will be shown live on-screen at the event. Or some unique ways for audiences to participate online can be virtual escape rooms, solving virtual murder mysteries, interacting with a guest speaker, or participating in a leadership seminar.

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You don’t have to keep your audience staring at a screen to keep them engaged. Many successful virtual events have involved physical activities or forms of entertainment. You could put on a virtual concert or comedy show, participate in health and well-being activities, do a cooking or cocktail class, watch a magic show, put on a scavenger hunt, donate hair or shave your head, create a DIY project, have a talent show or open mic, exercise, or create a dance marathon.

Just because your event is online, doesn’t mean you can’t personally interact with guests. Any easy way to do so is by sending gift bags to their workspace or home. This package can be sent before the date with goodies they can using during the event, or it can be sent after as a thank you or reward for coming.

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            Virtual events may look different, but you may find your friends or workplace prefers a virtual format. Virtual events are flexible, inclusive, and just as rewarding as putting on an in-person event. You may have to give a virtual hug to your friends and colleagues but keeping everyone safe and comfortable is worth it. Need help setting up a virtual event? Conker Events is here to guide you through the process.