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What is your holiday party style?

You have your venue, now you need to dress it. With the holiday season fast approaching we are busy working on several decor plans for clients and a recent visit with one of our favorite decor companies Blooming Gallery gave us the opportunity to enjoy their new soft furnishings and table decor. One of our clients asked us “do we need to have a theme for our holiday party?” The answer was a resounding “no”

Instead of planning the event around a theme, we are working with our client to develop a style that fits with their company’s aesthetic whilst still evoking a holiday feel to the event. Our story board includes a variety of fabulous linens, winter purple velvet, emerald green velvet and silver leather dot textures inspired. The holiday theme is subtle but the winter style is apparent in these choices. Here a few more suggestions for your holiday season party.

Oversized ornaments adds to event decorations.
Oversized hanging ornaments add height and dimension to a room.

Decor and Setup

For decor, think High, Low and Ariel! Mix table decor or bring in large-scale elements that play with height and dimension. For one of our clients, we designed oversized stackable holiday ornaments. The ornaments gave height to the room with  tall centerpieces for the bars and hanging ornaments for the stage

If your venue has high ceilings – work with them, incorporating hanging fixtures from the ceiling will help give your room dimension and with so many options in candelabra lighting you can transform a room,  Most venues will tack on an additional fee for rigging. Totally worth it if you can fit it in your budget. As always, we ensure additional fees are communicated to our clients beforehand.

Houston Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala

Huge ballroom full with rows of tables making you feel uninspired? Think of breaking up the sea of rounds with a fun floor plan that incorporates a mixture of round, square and cocktail tables throughout the room and mix up the height of your tables, Your younger guests love sitting at bar high  family style tables. At the Houston Community College Foundation Gala, we used a mixture of rounds and family style tables throughout the room. We sprinkled in tall fluorescent pink trees to add height and created soft seating around them.

Feeling overwhelmed and need some creative assistance. Call us!

eEvents offer creative consulting, registration support, entertainment, event logistics, pre-event planning and vendor management.


Yikes! Have you secured your venue for this year’s Corporate Holiday Party?

At eEvents, we love finding the perfect spot for our clients to wow their guests at the company’s annual Holiday Party. With the holidays just around the corner, it is crucial to lock in your preferred date before all the good ones become unavailable. Our extensive knowledge and background will ensure we find the right location for your company and budget.

A great venue will have your guests dancing the night away!
A great venue will have your guests dancing the night away!


Each year, new and fabulous event spaces are added to the Houston roster. New hotels, like the Alessandra and a rumored Hotel W coming to downtown, are great blank spaces that give us the opportunity to make your dreams a reality. Before looking for that perfect venue, we first talk with our clients and assess logistical implications before settling on the desired location.


Do they have both valet and self-parking? Is there enough valet people for your number of guests? Is access to the venue easy? All questions crucial to your guests first experience upon arrival.

Room Capacity

True scenario. We have had venues try to persuade clients that their guest count, large dance floor, stage, bars and buffet will all fit into their space. Don’t fall for that trap. A scale to size floor plan is key. Most good venues will provide CAD floor plans and capacity charts. Your planner can add scaled tables, decor fixtures, dance floors and bars that give a realistic picture of what the room will look like.

If there is an opportunity, we will visit the venue when it has a set up similar to our client’s to help us to get a better feel for capacity. It also helps us see that guests can actually pull their chair out without bumping into the person behind them!

A fun dessert bar in the reception area of the Hilton Americas-Houston.
A fun dessert bar in the reception area of the Hilton Americas-Houston.


What special elements can the venue provide? Does the venue have indoor or outdoor lounge areas or is everyone stuck in the same room all night? Once we have a floor plan prepared, we review with our client on how their guests will experience the space. We cover event flow, gathering spaces, emergency exits and load in. Don’t forget the coat check area, Houston isn’t always 100 degrees and humid.  

Being responsible for the planning and execution of your company’s Holiday Party is a huge task. We are here to help you make it the best one yet.

If you haven’t found the perfect venue with your desired date or need some support taking your party to the next level, connect with us. We would love to hear from you.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 713.532.6907.

Lynn Ellis,

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