Check out Louise & Michael’s one-of-a-kind wedding at the Crescent Court Hotel – featured on our Weddings page!
Design Inspiration: pink, gold, Chinese, origami, Crescent Court Hotel
Significant Events loves when we get to plan birthday parties! It’s even more fun when we get to take a traditional children’s party theme and transform it into something entertaining for adults. We recently had a client wanting to throw his wife a carnival-themed Surprise Birthday Party. The team at Significant Events welcomed the challenge and worked with the client to transform all the elements of a carnival-themed birthday party: a champagne sno cone station, fresh-popped popcorn with gourmet toppings, a topsy-turvy carnival cake – we brought in basically everything but the elephant!! To entertain the guests throughout the evening, a strolling comedian and magician played games with the guests, a Flipbook station was available where guests could dress up and act goofy for 6 seconds of filming, and a Real World style video confessional booth was set up where guests could tell their favorite stories and secrets about the Guest of Honor.
Some other options we’ve incorporated into our parties include featuring a cigar roller, offering poker and blackjack tables, raffles and silent auctions, and wine & food pairings.
Significant Events of Texas just hosted our incredible Russian-themed Launch Party for the company Czars of Vinyl, a compilation of DJs, Video DJs, and Producers who carefully craft original production quality remixes, video, and other media. Free vodka was flowing, GoGo Cage Dancers entertained and the music was hot!!
Check out this great article on The Dallas Diva about the bash:
Most wedding planners hate to hear the idea of fake flowers in a bride’s bouquet. Not only do you lose the lovely scent of natural flowers, it’s very hard to pass off fake flowers as real. But we’ve discovered some more non-traditional ways to keep that floral budget low without having to resort to fake flowers, while still adding a unique feel to the wedding ceremony. From brooches to feathers – we’re loving these non-floral bouquets!
At Significant Events, we believe that every part of your special event should have a purpose and be a reflection of the guest(s) of honor. In terms of party favors, let’s move past the monogrammed trinkets which always end up in the bottom of a drawer, in the trashcan, or on the tables at the event itself! We at Significant Events of Texas say “Let’s reinvent favors!” Rather than forget about favors all together, we recommend making your favors either “usable or consumable,” as we like to say and, above all, a memorable reflection of the event itself. Some of our favorite favors we have done with our clients include:
Photo Favors: Of course, you can’t go wrong with photo favors from a Photo Booth or Photo Flip Book station! Not only do these favors provide a form of entertainment for the guests themselves, they get to leave with a printed photo memory, and the guest(s) of honor receive a copy of everyone’s pictures as well so they can reflect on the fun the guests had at the event!
Candy Buffet: Guests are treated to the guest(s) of honor’s favorite candies, displayed beautifully in Significant Events’ candy jars. Kick it up a notch by adding candy bags or boxes with the logo of the party. And don’t restrict yourself to candy! Why not pick different forms of granola, nuts, and dried fruits, and build your own trail mix? Or how about a variety of peppers, tomatoes, and spices to build your own salsa?
Consumable Treats: Some of our favorite “consumable” favors have included a small bag containing a mini soft cheese, a cheese spreader, and chocolate covered strawberries for a wine-loving couple; a “Stroopwafel” for a couple who had lived briefly in Amsterdam; a chocolate mold of “lovebirds,” for a couple who made lovebirds a central décor element of their wedding; and chocolate dipped fortune cookies with a personal message inside from a company doing a Grand Opening;
Usable Goods: Some of our favorite “usable” favors have included a handmade Chinese pin cushion from a bride who loved to sew; a bookmark from a bride who was an English teacher which stated, “Thanks for marking this day with us!”; a CD of original tracks for a Launch Party for a DJ; custom made stone coasters for an anniversary party in which a Bible verse played a central role; engraved Pilsner glasses that were both used to serve beer at a wedding and then taken home by guests; personalized luggage tags from a bride who was a flight attendant; calculators with a personalized message of “We Add Up” from a bride and groom who were both accountants; and lottery tickets with a message on the envelope stating “Lucky in Love”
Charitable: Don’t like any of the above ideas? How about making a donation to your favorite charity in the name of your guests? Simply provide a small card to each of your guests letting them know about the donation you have made. Truly, this is the gift that keeps on giving!