Inspired By

No. 1 | Inspiration from around the Web

Today is all about inspiration from around the web and I’m the first to admit that I haven’t been the best at blogging.  It’s been very hit and miss, but I’m making a commitment to you to share more.

I thought I’d start off a little light and share some of my favorite finds around the web and also give you a few updates.  But first – I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Ours was pretty quiet which…

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F&B: 5 Things to Instantly Elevate your Catering Experience

When you’re hosting a corporate event, one of your goals should be to elevate the overall experience.  This includes catering and more and more guests are more mindful of what they are eating.  Remember our last post about all the special menu requests? As a planner, you need to keep up with those trends and be aware of guests needs.

I recently read an article on MeetingsNet, Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged…

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Inspired By: Culture & Destination Meetings

Whenever we are producing destination meetings and events, we always want to bring in the culture of the city.  This could be done with music, food, decor and gifts.  If you’ve been following us on instagram, you would have seen that we were on a site visit in Puerto Rico for the past few days. (By the way – you should really follow us on instagram. :))

We are producing a destination meeting that will be heading…

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Behind the Scenes: 5 Steps to Create Event Branding for Destination Meetings

Ever wonder how we come up with the event branding for one of the destination meetings we’re working on?  If you saw our post on Instagram yesterday, you already got a peek at what we’re working on. (Here’s a hint, follow us on Instagram to see tons of behind the scenes and inspiration we’re working on.) Today, we thought we would take you behind the scenes and share how we create the mood board.

The mood board…

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Inspired By: Edible Art

We’re completely lusting over these colorful and creative edible art desserts that are a great alternative to everyday cakes and cookies. Here are a few of our favorites; queue the mouth watering….

Unbirthday Bakery is owned by Sydney-based cake maker extraordinaire Nikki Lee and has a strict ‘No Fondant Allowed’ policy. Lee’s happy cake creations can be found on her Instagram {@unbirthdaybakery} or check…

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Inspired By: Thinking Outside the Box – Donuts on a Wall

Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh, warm donuts? We do and they were all the craze last year and we expect to see this trend continue into 2015.

We love the way Stag Dining decided to ditch the standard pink boxes that donuts are typically packaged in and instead hung them on a wall for the guests to grab.  There is nothing typical about this presentation. If you head over to Stag Dining’s instagram feed, you’ll…

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garlands, coffee, cocktails, vases, chalkboard paint

ROAR loves: No. 4 {garlands, coffee, cocktails, and more}

I’m taking a little break from my budget spreadsheets, menus and rooming lists and dreaming about garlands, coffee, cocktails vases and chalkboard paint. I would absolutely love to do all of the things below for an event.

1) I discovered the Color Connection on the Ruffled Blog.  Talk about taking paper garlands to an entirely new level.  This is an art installation!

2) Setting up a coffee station like…

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Inspired By: Creativity and a Chat with a Wall Might be the Answer

Last year, we produced a first time user conference for a high-tech company and it was great, actually it was beyond great, it was downright awesome. It most definitely didn’t feel nor look like a first time conference. This year we’re at it again and everyone keeps asking us – how are you going to top last years. Talk about pressure.

It got me thinking about my creative process and how I was going to “top”…

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Recap: Dreams, Music & Teleprompter Flubs from the Oscars

The oscars were last night and I have to say, I had the funnest time tweeting during the show. I don’t think I’ve ever tweeted that much in a 4 hour window of time.

There were definitely highlights from the show as well as some major flubs.

The Teleprompter
The teleprompter was a disaster. It’s safe to say that at least 50% of the presenters made a mistake. The worst was John Travolta for clearly…

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Inspired By: A Fun New App

There is a hot new trend for weddings and events.  Do you know what it is?  I’ll tell you – watercolor.  I’ve spotted it on invitations, gift tags (we’re actually having some created for a client right now), menus and more.

I love watercolor and when a friend of mine introduced me to a new app for the iPhone that watercolors your images – I had to check it out.  And let me tell you – it’s addicting.  It called…

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