eEvents Group Presents Event Planning Workshop
Event Planning 101: the 3 P’s Purpose, Planning and Production
eEvents Group recently presented at the United Way of Houston’s Nonprofit Connection Workshop on Event Planning 101: the 3 P’s Purpose, Planning and Production for Nonprofit organizations. Guests learned to first determine their target audience in order to determine the type of event they want to plan. Is it a Gala, Luncheon, Networking or a Small Social?
Guests worked together to determine if their event’s purpose is to fundraise or raise awareness. They worked in teams to determine their fundraising goal and budget. Participants were given sample spreadsheets to help them track donations and expenses. We are truly thankful for the opportunity to be able to share eEvents expertise and a few trade secrets with the Houston nonprofit community. Please contact us for speaking opportunities at 713-532-6907.
What’s in a Theme?
The Right Theme Can Be the Golden Ticket to a Successful Event.
A relevant theme can have many functions throughout an event and be incorporated into multiple elements from graphics, color scheme, decor and lighting, just to name a few.
eEvents Group had the opportunity to work with HCC Foundation on their biennial Scholarship Gala. We feel very fortunate to be part of their mission to raise funds for local students seeking to achieve a higher education at Houston Community College.
Like every great story, a theme is what carries an event to fruition. So how does it all transpire?
We started with the concept of a Willy Wonka inspired event with an emphasis on the Golden Ticket. The idea was to not convey a child like representation but rather a elegantly inspired whimsical depiction.
We collaborated with our design team to come up with a color scheme and create graphics that would brand the event and build synergy. The design elements inspired initially by the logo transpired throughout the entire event; starting from the save the date, invitation, program, auction booklet and correspondence.
Next, we let the decorations do the talking. Hues of fuchsia, purple, gold and orange linen draped tables filling the grand ballroom. Show-stopping LED trees illuminated guests as they entered the room and took their seats to enjoy the program. Towering, shimmering centerpieces decorated tables while carefully crafted floral arrangements added an elegant flare. We added a whimsical touch to the dance floor by placing a huge decal of the gala’s logo. Candy colored crystals adorned everything from the table chargers, candle holders and stage backdrop adding depth and dimension to the room.
This Willy Wonka inspired theme was a sensational hit with our client and their guests. Let eEvents Group assist you in finding the right theme and creating an unforgettable experience for your next event.
Calling all Fashionistas!
There is nothing like producing a high-fashion runway show that brings together Houston’s high-society women, fashionistas and amazing designers.
Location is a top priority for eEvents Group. Selecting a space that is iconic and chic is a detail that is carefully planned. A luncheon needs a space with natural lighting and high-ceilings to allow creativity to bloom. We believe guests should feel comfortable yet familiar in their surroundings so they may experience every element of the show.
Set the stage by securing a designer partner who can compliment the event by bringing in a renowned designer. Key elements in the production of a one of a kind fashion show include:
- Creating a visually appealing entrance using this opportunity to promote your partners and fashion designs
- Develop a menu of delectable culinary delights
- Construction of a chic catwalk runway using GOBO/Logo projections
- Ensure the appropriate lighting elements are present to illuminate each model
- Incorporate the timing of vibrant music to capture and maintain people’s attention.
eEvents Group ensures our partners efforts and the designer’s latest collection are showcased to perfection. The right location, high-profile guests, and creative production elements are a balancing act that eEvents Group uses to accomplish an extraordinary fashion show!
Whether you use a fashion show for a grand opening event, fundraiser or pure entertainment, eEvents Group is your “GO-TO” event producer!
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Power of Color
WHAT COLOR ARE YOU?
Details are all in a day’s work for the life of an eEvents planner. What kind of flowers and linens to use, what the lighting will look like, and more importantly, what color theme will our event have? The use of color might seem like an insignificant detail, but it has such a huge impact on our events!
Each event has a specific color theme that gives the event its own flair and personality. Color captures the very essence of the event, so what color we choose is important and it’s always carefully planned!
Color represents the mood, personality and character of the people. Each color has specific characteristics and feelings associated with it… have you ever thought about that before?! eEvents knows how to use the power of color!
2 Fabulous Events – both for a great cause
The eEvents Group had such a wonderful time 2 weekends ago at our two events – the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans’ Tacos y Tacones Gala and the ABNC Mission to Marsh 40th Anniversary Gala! We were proud to be able to plan and work along side two great causes.
Tacos y Tacones is AAMA’s signature fundraising event that brings together the Houston community in order to raise funds for the AAMA youth, so that they are equipped with the tools they need to have happy and successful futures. We loved working together with gala chairs Lisa and Juan Alonso, as well as our friends DJU Productions, Elegant Beginnings, Rosemary’s Catering, Barfield Photography, Auction Source and the venue itself, Bayou City Event Center to bring celebrate this mission!
Armand Bayou Nature Center’s, Mission to Marsh 40th Anniversary Gala celebrated the goal established 40 years ago that inspired the environmental movement after the 1974 Apollo Mission to the moon. This extraordinary trip to the moon created awareness and urgency to protect some of the Bay Area’s last remaining wilderness. ABNC is now recognized as one of the largest urban wilderness preserves in the US, so, why not celebrate the first forty years and look ahead to the next forty with a fabulous celebration event, under the direction of the Event Chairs, Laura & Bill Parker! Thanks to our friends at One Stop Tents & Events, Bright Star Productions, Andy and the Dreamsicles, Jim Benton of Houston Catering for helping make the event a success!