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Pop Art Inspiration: 12 Design Ideas Borrowed From Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and More

Here's a look inside events that have borrowed visual cues from the Pop Art movement.

Idea File Posted 4 days ago

This Virtual Fire Pit Heats Up Events Year-Round

A video projection of flicking flames offers an upgraded, event-friendly version of the traditional Yule log.

The Scout Posted 9 days ago

6 Group Activities for Wine Lovers

From painting in a vineyard to learning how to photograph wine, here are six ideas for entertaining oenophiles.

Idea File Posted 9 days ago

Where to Find Customizable, Interactive Projections

A Montreal-based visual design firm provides one-of-a-kind projections of games, animations, and video content.

The Scout Posted April 13, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

10 Offbeat Musical Entertainers to Book for Events Now

From hunky violinists to floating tuba players, these acts hit all the right notes when it comes to grabbing guests' attention.

Idea File Posted April 8, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Back to the Future: 16 Mid-Century Rental Ideas That Feel Totally Modern

Retro, Mad Men-worthy seating choices, coffee tables, and accent pieces have proven to always be in style at events.

Idea File Posted April 3, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Spring Cleaning: 14 Minimalist Design Ideas for Events

Give events a clean, minimal look with these fuss-free design ideas.

Idea File Posted April 2, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

18 Ideas for Classic Americana-Inspired Event Decor

Event professionals have interpreted the concept in styles from folksy to elegant.

Idea File Posted April 1, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Easter Inspiration: 10 Creative Springtime Desserts

Here's a look at lavish Easter treats from top pastry chefs.

Idea File Posted April 1, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Garden Party Inspiration: 16 Ideas From Spring Flower Shows

This month, flower shows are taking place across the country, showcasing fresh ideas for springy floral arrangements.

Idea File Posted March 26, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

18 Ways to Add Color to Spring Events

With the thaw of winter finally beginning to lift around the country, these ideas can provide inspiration for event decor, staging, and catering.

Idea File Posted March 18, 2015, 8:06 AM EDT

11 Ideas for Eye-Catching Check-In Desks

Make a memorable first impression on guests with these striking ideas for check-in areas.

Idea File Posted March 17, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

7 D.I.Y. Activities to Unleash Guests' Creativity at Events

Here are fresh ideas for crafty activities at meetings and events.

Idea File Posted March 11, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

5 Wedding Design and Decor Trends to Know About Right Now

Mindy Weiss and Wedding Paper Divas celebrated their collaboration with an event that showed off five distinct looks—suitable for all types of events.

Idea File Posted March 9, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

5 Awards Season Trends: Event Ideas From the 2015 Oscars, Grammys, and Golden Globes

From upside-down flowers to crisp table settings, this year's parties celebrating film, television, and music featured notable design inspiration.

Idea File Posted March 3, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

24 Catering Ideas to Steal From South Beach Wine & Food Festival

From color-blocked cocktails to drool-worthy dessert bars, try these inspired ideas for your next meeting or event.

Idea File Posted March 3, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

5 Mobile Spas to Book For Meetings and Events

Bring massages, hairstyling, and other pampering services to event guests via these mobile spas.

The Scout Posted February 26, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Bar Inspiration: 11 Punches for All Seasons

Punch cocktails are enjoying a revival. Here are creative versions to suggest to bartenders or caterers.

Idea File Posted February 25, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

19 Ways to Make Events Pop With Neon

Here are ways to use pops of neon to add an element of color—and fun—to your next event.

Idea File Posted February 19, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

14 Gifts for Tech-Savvy Guests

From selfie sticks to wireless speakers, check out some of the newest gadgets to give your guests.

The Scout Posted February 12, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

Hot Headliners for 2015: How to Book Rihanna, Kanye West, Steven Tyler, and More

Here's a peek at the entertainment that major Super Bowl party hosts—including DirecTV and Maxim—booked for their big game bashes.

Idea File Posted February 9, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

Corporate Love Notes: 14 Cards That Say Thank You

Send your appreciation to clients, guests, and associates with one of these grateful greetings.

Idea File Posted February 5, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

9 Practical Ideas for In-Office Catering

From muffaletta sandwiches to chicken meatballs, these flavorful bites elevate in-house meetings.

Idea File Posted February 5, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

7 Ideas to Steal From Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show

From giant inflatables to decorative beach balls, here are ways to give events a shot of halftime-show inspiration.

Idea File Posted February 4, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

11 Instagram-Friendly Alternatives to Step-and-Repeats

Three-dimensional setups, lush flowers and foliage, and out-there props are among the ways organizers motivate influential guests to share an event's message on social media.

Idea File Posted February 2, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

16 Shades of Gray Decor Inspiration

The neutral color adds a striking—and far from boring—look to corporate events and parties.

Idea File Posted January 28, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

10 Sporty Ideas for Football-Viewing Parties

With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, here are ideas for sprucing up a game-day viewing party.

Idea File Posted January 28, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

Taking Flight: Is the Latest Venue Trend in the Air?

Southwest, American, Disney, and MasterCard are among the brands that have partnered on unusual mid-flight events in the past year.

Trend Spotted Posted January 28, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

15 Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Up Winter Events

From hot chocolate to spiked apple ciders and toddys, these beverages will keep guests warm.

Idea File Posted January 27, 2015, 9:35 AM EST

11 Ideas for a Disco-Theme Event

Here's how to infuse your event with a 1970s-style vibe.

Idea File Posted January 26, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

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