Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We are moving fast!


So many things are happening and we are still in denial that it's December! In order to streamline our communication, we've decided to relocate our blogs to our main website. To read the latest, please go to www.theredcarpetevents.com. See you there!

- C xo

Monday, July 04, 2011

Events Abroad

Everyday,the world is becoming smaller...

With this change, events are now becoming more international; weddings as well as special occasions have become more internationally oriented. And those who wish to make an event more exotic, should consider planning one "on- location."

When having an event aboard, one will need to work with persons of a variety of different nationalities.This exchange may be difficult at times. Not only is there a difference of culture, but language as well. There are many ways to handle situations:

Today:
The issue of Language:
1. A way to remove this barrier would be to use what I like to call "International Vocabulary".Instead of saying ' could you take this picture' , how about ' Photo?'. Or instead of "Where is the restroom" , why not 'Toilet?'

2. People from all walks of life just love to be greeted in their native language. Here are a just a few greetings to initiate conversation:
Japan: Konichi wa.
China: Ni hao.
Spanish: Hola.
India(HIndi): Namaste
Russian: Zdrah-stvooy.

3. And finally, in any event, repetition will be needed whether they are a native speaker or not. Make sure to have a note pad and calculator on hand to aid in descriptions and the pricing of some items.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

From The Red Carpet to the Wedding Runway

(Los Angeles CA) April 12th 2011. The Red Carpet Events, an event management and production company, has years of experience in creating a myriad of stylish and unforgettable events. Organizing every detail of your event is what they do best and the team knows exactly what to do to make your special wedding day the envy of all your guests.

The Red Carpet Events now offers fashion conscious brides the most comprehensive consultations regarding her wedding day fashions to compliment the sophisticated soirees. Our team of fashion stylists will focus on choosing the perfect style for the bride and her bridesmaids so she will have the perfect gown, plus a dress that suits her in every way from her personality to the fabric type, color and shape. In each consultation, our team of trained professionals will uncover the bridal budget, dress style and preferred designer along with clothing options for the Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelorette Party & Bridal Shower.

With this new and elite service, The Red Carpet Events will complement their wedding planning so that the bride can shop at her leisure and receive personalized assistance in her selections within all aspects of her wedding. This consultation service also insures that the bride will have the most flattering gown for her body type without a sales prejudice. The creative staff can make the event you envision become a reality whether you want it to be elegant, trendy and casual or a style all of its own and complimented perfectly with her memorable day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chi-Town Here We Come!






I am incredibly excited, our next event will be in Chicago. It has been awhile since we have been in the Windy City and I may have to extend a day or two and spend time in my midwest favorites:



#1 - It's a no secret that I'm a bit of a shop-a-holic and where else to start is Michigan Ave. Of course a cute outfit will be needed for the night.

#2 - Dinner at Keefer's one of my all time top steakhouses! I'm already salivating thinking about the filet mignon!

#3 - Just a little too much wine at dinner and we stumble over to the House of Blues, in between catching a great live show, this hotel has the best bowling ally with the city's top DJs. There have been many of nights of "healthy" competition that has gone down on those lanes!

#4 - The day after... now this is only hearsay & I have yet to experience it... Garrett's Popcorn, apparently it the perfect Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner cuisine. We have one here in NYC but being that it is located in Penn Station, it might as well be in Times Square.

Of course I'll be blogging on the hunts along with our event which I haven't forgotten about and will soon announce. Let's just say it will be just as fresh as the crisp Nordic Air!



We Have Been Busy!






Unfortunately the planning took over the blogging and tweeting to which I give my sincere apologies. It seems as though the economy is finally back on the upswing and although budgets are still a bit tight, clients are eager to promote their products with events!

That being said, we just completed another amazing event with our favorite client Canyon Ranch. Hosting a media event and formal luncheon at Home Studios, we really left the guests thoroughly impressed. Below are the photos from the media day, the luncheon events (and celebrities) can be found on.... http://www.patrickmcmullan.com/site/event_detail.aspx?eid=36412

ENJOY!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

DO YOUR FOOTBALL PARTY RIGHT

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Suburban Trends
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POMPTON LAKES — The Super Bowl – a yearly excuse to wear your football jersey, eat buffalo wings, and scream as loud as you want during the game. It’s also a great excuse for a party.

It doesn’t have to be boring just because it’s a football party! There are decorations, food and guests to coordinate.
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It doesn’t have to be boring just because it’s a football party! There are decorations, food and guests to coordinate.

Christy Bareijsza of The Red Carpet Events, an event planning company originated in Pompton Lakes, suggests starting with team colors.

Everything from invitations to tablecloths can be decked out in the favored team’s color. If you have guests who are fans of both teams she suggests making the event more of a competition, using themes from both.

To foster competition, split your living room down the middle with a fifty yard line, and have your guests sit on their team’s side.

"With the Super Bowl the biggest thing is to bring people together," Bareijsza said. "But people still want to watch the game."

To encourage game watching among your guests, set up as many televisions as you can in your entertaining space.

Ask friends and neighbors bring their flat screens, Bareijsza suggested, and turn your living room into a sports bar. Make sure to include one in the kitchen, if that’s where people will end up gathering, too.

At any social event, food is a staple. Be sure to have an array of items that are both tasty and easy to eat on your lap while watching TV. Bareijsza suggests jazzing up a traditional menu of snacks and finger foods with interesting twists, like serving stadium food - popcorn in old fashioned paper containers, crackerjacks and hot dogs.

Take it a step further and have tailgating party, Bareijsza said. Instead of a formal spread on the dining room table, bring a picnic table inside. Serve burgers and dogs and your favorite tailgating foods.

Bareijsza also suggested making food themed for football, like beer can chicken. Or try something team specific like "Packers Pickles" for Green Bay, or green beer for the Jets. Don’t forget a football shaped cake or cupcakes with brown icing and white frosting laces for dessert.

Beer is an all-time favorite for sporting events, but if you’ll be hosting friends and family who don’t like beer, or are looking for something harder, Bareijsza said a signature drink is a good way to go.

You don’t have to find drinks that are already in existence, either. Bareijsza suggests searching the web for sites that help you find or build your own drink based upon specific criteria. For example, you might want a drink to have a green tint in honor of the Jets, but with vodka as a base.

"You can do as little or as much as you want," Bareijsza said. "The biggest thing is picking a direction and sticking with it … because people miss the point when there’s too much going on."

In other words, make your theme simple. If you go with tailgating, then don’t try to set the room up like a sports bar, too. One main theme is important, and then you can work with something simple like team colors as a sub theme, she said.