Don’t Let Your Next Corporate Event be a Snooze Fest

Dodgeball zen moment

Uh-oh, it’s time again for another corporate event. Ok, so maybe you’re friendly with your co-workers, or maybe your best friends – but either way, corporate events usually aren’t always the most exciting events. So, to stop Steve from talking about how his kid is a genius and to keep Sherry away from the….sherry, make your next corporate event the most rocking party that everyone will be talking about on Monday.

Located in Chicago, Windy City Fieldhouse is a team building and entertainment company that has some great ideas for your event.

Bowl It Out:

Who doesn’t love the wonderful pastime of bowling? Bowling is a great activity for team building, and it’s just good clean fun. Try booking an event at Star Lanes in Newport, Kentucky. This place is swanky, has great food, and even offers corporate event packages.

Duck, Dodge, Dive!:

You played it in the schoolyard when you were 10, and there’s nothing better than dodgeball to relieve a little stress! This is a great one to do outside. After all, spending time at a desk 40 hours a week can leave anyone in need for a little fresh air.

Block Parties:

Bring out the years gone by kind of event with an old-fashioned block party. All you need is a permit for the street, some great music, delicious food, and some fun outdoor games like cornhole or bocce ball. It’s the perfect event for co-workers to relax, mingle, and play some low-key games.

For more ideas make sure to check out the Windy City Fieldhouse website!


Three beauty regimes you should get professionally done for your wedding…

Every bride has her own way of doing her beauty routine. On the day you begin your life with someone new you want to be beautiful and not have to worry about it. Make sure that you pay to get your hair, nails, and make-up done professionally for your big day. Why?

  • Paying for these items allows you to get pampered and helps you relax for the day.
  • It allows you to include a family and friend bonding time for other ladies who join in on the experience.
  • You do not need to worry about any mistakes because if you don’s like it they have to fix it, your paying!

Even with the expertise of salons, you want to make sure to have a practice run completed for your hair AND make-up! It is a necessary task and time well spent because you have the flexibility to decide if what you want is what will actually look good in the end.

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Reaching the age of bar or bat mitzvah signifies becoming a full-fledged member of the Jewish community with the responsibilities that come with it. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are a celebration of life and adulthood within the Jewish culture.

Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an exciting and joyful time. Many young adults decide to proclaim a specific theme for their celebration in order to keep one’s individuality. Unlike birthday parties, these events are still considered formal so the idea of planning something extravagant is required.

These events can sometimes even compare to a wedding with all the time and money that is put into making the day as special as possible. Bar and Bat mitzvahs are colorful events not only because of the themes but because of the family tradition that accompanies the event.

To get a taste of the new “vintage” trend themed for a bat mitzvah visit with Mindy Weiss!

Vintage themed bat mitzvah

Wedding TIMELINES are a must have for any newly engaged couple.

Planning a wedding is fun and crazy all at the same time. In order to make sure everything gets done smoothly and perfectly you will want to follow Gloria McCune’s top ten tips on wedding planning timeline.

As she says, Wedding Planners are the greatest gifts to give to yourselves as a newly engaged couple!

Three ways that Pinterest can help you plan your wedding…

Pinterest is a fairly new social media site that has recently gained many users and attention. It is like we are back in 2008 when a little social media site called Facebook rocketed to popularity. Pinterest is a website used to post “pins” or pictures and links to different topics people are interested in. Hence the name PINTEREST.

So how can this be used to plan your perfect wedding? Well it can in in these ways…

#1. Pinterest users can search and look for certain categories of interest such as, surprise surprise, Weddings and Events.

#2. Users can also choose to post their own “pins” in what they call “boards.” These can be categorized in specific themes. At Party in a Package, we have a board themed Unique Color Combinations, which you can use to explore what colors look best together.  (Look for our pins at Party in a Package) :)

#3. Pinterest is a great way for brides to share their own unique ideas. You can find money saving tricks through the site but you are seeing what can be done with the pictures posted.

Overall Pinterest is a great new way for brides to gain ideas. Make sure to take advantage of the great possibilities that can be explored through this website!

Flowers, what will you be seeing ?

Spring : Again this year of 2013 we are seeing a very strong vintage theme.  Tim of Timothy’s Florals, located at 207 West Benson , Reading, Ohio, says he is providing hand tied  bouquets with lace, fabric and ribbon incorporated.  One tone bouquets, or even extreme bright colors will be seen. We love the classic and clean look of of yellow and white flowers. Floral and interior designer Rebecca Cole, author of Flower Power, co-host of Discovery Channel’s Surprise by Design and a regular contributor to the Today show, says, “Wedding flowers follow fashion trends,” Cole said, “and today, individuality, rather than convention is in style. No longer do the bridesmaids’ bouquets need to match the bridal bouquet, the boutonnieres and centerpieces.” In some cases, each bridesmaid may have a different bouquet, according to Cole.

3 hidden but pricey wedding costs

Every bride likes to work with a budget. We all work to make the most beautiful wedding for a reasonable price. Sometimes there are costs that force us to go with less than what we want. There are many hidden costs many brides to plan into a budget: shipping costs, photo/video overtime, and rental transportation.

Decorating a wedding on your own time and dime requires most to shop online. Buying in bulk is definitely the only way to go, but getting the items shipped, PRICEY!

Sometimes the party just gets too exciting and fun, so you want the photographer to stay to capture those candid moments. It is a valid request but we often times forget that overtime is most expensive. Instead of paying for a time slot, you are paying for the extra hours that were unplanned, photographers expect compensation, PRICEY!

Renting tables, linens, chairs, or other decor can be cost effective when you need to make a place look extraordinary. And no one wants to buy all these items, who needs to own twenty low-top 5 foot round tables? What you need to look out for is how all of these decorative extras are getting to your venue. Transportation fees, PRICEY!

Make sure when working on your budget that you factor in these small but pricey details. You want to make sure you can afford what you are looking at, total cost!

Your biggest event expenditures…

There are three big buys for any event or wedding that must be completed at the beginning of the planning process. Location, Photographer, and Entertainment. If you do not lock in these products early you will miss out on the best vendors in the industry. No event can occur without a great location. Photographers and bands or djs for entertainment all have limited availability. Most entertainers and photographers can only book one event per day. In order to get what you want you need to act EARLY and FAST.

These are some of the biggest expenditures for any event, but these choices are the difference between a boring/drab event and an extraordinary event.

Bridal shower theme. Cookbook! personalized.

Compile a personalized online cookbook for all those recipes you’ll receive as a new bride. At, you can select details like book style and paper color—and submit up to 250 recipes. In three weeks, you’ll receive a beautiful hardcover book to preserve your much-loved meals and kitchen traditions.

Where brides in Cincinnati are finding their wedding IDEAS!

Engaged, now looking for ideas! most brides are overwhelmed by the vast amount on the internet, friends and families opinions, OH MY…. brides are visiting the Knot, or searching for hours google images, vendor websites, magazines. Do you have time for the additional job now? Did you know that the professionals in CIncinnati, have experience to assist you in visualizing your wedding day.