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5 Things Event Planners Wish Venues Would Change

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2017 10:49:38 AM / by Check In Easy

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Every event planner has to go through challenges when organizing an event, but there are some things venues do that drive event planner absolutely crazy! Here’s a list of things venues should consider improving to help events run more smoothly.

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How to Create an Effective Evacuation Plan for Your Next Event

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 10:59:21 AM / by Check In Easy

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Planning an event requires you to think of everything and be prepared for the worst-case scenarios. Establishing a routine will reduce panic in volunteers, staff, and patrons. Here are seven steps to creating an effective evacuation plan for your next event.

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Four Ways Technology can Make Your Next Event Freakin' Awesome

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2017 5:13:41 PM / by Check In Easy

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7 Things Every Event Planner Hates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2017 11:06:53 AM / by Check In Easy

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Even when you love your job, things still pop up to make life difficult — or at the very least, super-annoying. Event planners have a special list of pet peeves that can turn a good day into a terrible one pretty quickly. Sure, stress is part of the job, but there are certain things that can really grind your gears. In no particular order, here are the seven things event planners hate more than anything:

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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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