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7 Ways to Get More Attendees with Customized Corporate Event Invitations

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2017 12:04:39 PM / by Check In Easy

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An invitation is the first glimpse potential guests get into what they will experience at your upcoming corporate event. Let them know what's on offer and build a better guest list with these 7 tips on how to get more attendees with customized corporate event invitations.

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Using Livestreaming to Expand the Reach of Your Event

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2017 10:34:45 AM / by Check In Easy

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You cannot always meet people face-to-face to make deals, but livestreaming technology allows you to now reach people who cannot attend your event in person. A great conference has always been a wonderful way to reach out to your audience, create a dialog and disseminate information about essential topics.

Here are a few reasons to consider using a livestream for your next event.

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Holiday Party Theme: Christmas Karaoke

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2016 10:50:45 AM / by Check In Easy

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Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a Christmas karaoke party. There’s just something about singing the old familiar Christmas carols and new, modern holiday songs that evokes thoughts of holly, family, and that great Christmas anticipation. Introducing karaoke to your holiday party or creating your party around it is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to themes. You can’t go wrong with a traditional Christmas theme, complete with mistletoe, presents, and a full Christmas dinner spread. A modern or futuristic Christmas party might feature more contemporary décor, maybe even with a touch of sci fi with lots of metallic and lights.

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Holiday Party Theme: Masquerade Ball

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2016 12:00:00 PM / by Check In Easy posted in event planning, holiday events, party theme

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Bring elegance and style back to the annual corporate celebration by planning a Holiday Masquerade Ball. It's the ideal theme to elevate the event to the next level. The Masquerade Ball theme can be customized for the holidays and as the pinnacle event for an annual fundraiser.

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Holiday Party Theme: A Winter Wonderland Soiree

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM / by Check In Easy posted in event planning, holiday events, party theme

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There’s something about a winter wonderland that is both timeless and endlessly magical. From snow-topped branches and sparkly icicles to the hot drinks and roaring fires we use to ward off that beautiful yet bone-chilling cold, wintery scenes inspire both a sense of awe and a healthy dose of nostalgia. For party planners, choosing a winter wonderland theme is a fairly safe bet, as it offers tons of inspiration and few true restrictions.

Throwing a winter wonderland soiree is also an opportunity to take a fairly neutral theme and color palette and customize it to your client’s expectations. You can insert branded elements, winterize a specific place or venue, or capture everyone’s imagination by running with a vintage look and feel (imagine recreating your town’s original main street in snow-dusted miniature). It’s a theme that can be casual and kid-friendly or extremely high-end with the black-tie dress code and caviar canapes to match.

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Holiday Party Theme: High School Dance

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2016 12:00:00 PM / by Check In Easy posted in event planning, holiday events, party theme

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Remember how there was just nothing like a high school dance? That feeling of excitement that came with a reason to dress up and party with your peers?

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Holiday Party Theme: Hollywood Holidays (Circa 1920s)

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2016 5:20:46 PM / by Check In Easy posted in event planning, holiday events, party theme

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Nearly 100 years after the fact, the rip-roarin’ 1920s are having a real moment. From fashion to music to movies, the Jazz Age is back in a big way, making it the perfect theme for a grown-up (but still infinitely fun) holiday shindig.

The 1920s were about recapturing joy, and combining that free-wheeling spirit with the warmth and togetherness of the holidays is a recipe for success. True, the 1920s isn’t exactly going to be a hit theme for a children’s party, but if you’re trying to impress clients, finally have some adult time with your friends, or turn your annual work get-together into something a little more special, then this take on a Hollywood holiday is tailor made.

This theme can be as affordable or expensive as you like. The real magic is in the planning: encourage your guests to wear period clothing (a few images of Gary Cooper, Charlie Chaplin, and Greta Garbo might help them nail the Hollywood aspect), provide some swanky surroundings, and never, ever, forget the music! In many ways, the 1920s are defined by their vibe – plot accordingly, and your party will be just as memorable.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme: A Guide For Your Company's Holiday Party

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2016 1:43:03 PM / by Check In Easy posted in event planning, holiday events, party theme

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Unlike the classic poem for which The Nightmare Before Christmas is based, the slightly ghoulish, slightly cartoonish movie classic from Tim Burton is not exactly the first thing many people might think of when deciding on a theme for their Christmas party. To disregard it as too silly, though, would be a mistake. Throwing a Nightmare Before Christmas holiday party may just be the most fun you’ve had in years.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, whose quest to spread Christmas joy actual puts the entire holiday in jeopardy. The movie offered viewers a contemporary take on Christmas and it was a massive hit. Kids dressed up as key characters like Jack, Sally, and faithful Zero, but more than everything people took away the idea that it’s okay to celebrate Christmas in a way that might seem a little… strange.

Honor Jack’s noble mission by meshing the spirit of The Nightmare Before Christmas with plenty of traditional Christmas magic. It’s a chance to be creative and push the boundaries of what a holiday party should really be. Whatever happens, it’ll be an event to remember.

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WARNING: Holiday Party Season Is Upon Us!

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2016 11:16:19 PM / by Check In Easy posted in event planning, holiday events

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It's time to start preparing for the holiday season once again. That means you should be developing themes and lining up the appropriate venues before it's too late. You don't want to be the reason your company has to hold their holiday party in the CEO's garage. But don't panic, it's not too late. 

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9 Must-Do Tasks For Planning a Party With Out-of-Town Guests

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2016 4:17:19 PM / by Check In Easy posted in event planning, holiday events

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It's that time of year again. The holiday season festivities rest solely on your shoulders. If you get it right, you're everyone's favorite person. Overlooking details, on the other hand, can very quickly severely damage your reputation.

However, that can all be avoided if you properly plan your event so the process flows as smoothly as possible, especially when dealing with out of town guests.

Remember:  "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."  Benjamin Franklin

Here are a few processes you should add to your list of things to do in order to avoid headaches later on.

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