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Wall-Length Gobo Adds Dramatic Dimension to Event Space

Event Snapshot Posted March 26, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

21 Ideas for Black-and-White Parties

From black-and-white straws to striped linens, here are clever ideas for executing the classic theme.

Idea File Posted March 20, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Gala Guests Make Glamorous Entrance Via Water Taxi

Planners arranged water transportation for guests attending the Hearts & Stars gala.

Event Report Posted March 20, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Steal a Scene From 'Gravity': 17 Space-Theme Ideas for Events

Take inspiration from Alfonso Cuarón's Oscar-winning movie and add astronauts, stars, and other celestial elements to your next event.

Idea File Posted March 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

6 Surprisingly Elegant Ways to Serve Carnival Food

Ted Baker's circus-inspired party for its spring/summer collection served artfully presented funnel cakes, popcorn, corn dogs, and other fare.

Event Report Posted March 7, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

6 Tropical Party Ideas to Warm Up Winter Guests

The opening party for the Chicago Botanic Garden's Orchid Show had Hawaiian music, pink cocktails, and other tropical tropes.

Event Report Posted March 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Are Voodoo Dolls the New Valentines?

Event Snapshot Posted February 12, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Skincare Company Asks Beauty Bloggers to Prom

To launch a line of products geared toward teenagers, Dermalogica Canada hosted an event that brought guests back to their high school days.

Event Report Posted February 10, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Bookish Decor Sets Literary Tone at Toronto Gala

Books and a black-and-white color scheme added a literary feel to this year's Walrus Gala.

Event Report Posted February 5, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Sundance Film Festival 2014: 14 Steal-Worthy Ideas for Cozy, Wintertime Events

Brands such as Motorola and SoulCycle at the Sundance Film Festival had plenty of ideas for events that celebrate winter while keeping guests warm.

Event Report Posted January 27, 2014, 7:34 AM EST

16 Ideas for a Chinese New Year Celebration

From koi-pond projections to a living Buddha statue, here are ideas for celebrating Asian culture at events.

Idea File Posted January 21, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

4 Extravagant Ideas for 'Gatsby'-Style Entertainment

A tech-job staffing firm hosted a party with costumed entertainers and a tightrope walker that performed 30 feet over the dining room.

Event Report Posted January 8, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

11 Ideas for a Glamorous Speakeasy-Theme Event

From roving poker games to deco-inspired decor, here's how to pull off a 1920s-era corporate party.

Event Report Posted January 6, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

19 Catering & Decor Ideas for Tailgate-Theme Parties

Planning a game day party this football season? Here are gridiron-theme ideas for catering, decor, entertainment, and more.

Idea File Posted December 30, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

Why More Than 300 Events Chose the Same Theme This Year

The Italian Embassy promoted its "Year of Italian Culture" marketing campaign at galas, art exhibitions, and performances that celebrated the country.

Event Report Posted December 23, 2013, 7:15 AM EST

2014 Preview: Predicting the Most Overrated and Underrated Event Trends

From live Twitter feeds and corporate social responsibility to Pantone's Radiant Orchid and gimmicky photo booths, here's a look at concepts industry professionals want to see more—and less—of in the coming 12 months.

News Posted December 18, 2013, 6:15 AM EST

9 Ideas for Creative Christmas Trees

Get inspired by these unconventional trees that pay homage to everything from The Great Gatsby to Elvis.

Event Report Posted December 17, 2013, 4:06 PM EST

11 Totally Crazy Holiday Displays and Events

From a chainsaw-wielding ice sculptor to a race with 11,221 Santa Clauses, take a look at wacky holiday happenings from across the country.

Event Report Posted December 12, 2013, 7:30 AM EST

What Event Themes Are Off-Limits?

From burlesque baby showers to fake weddings, event planners share the most jaw-dropping theme requests they've ever received.

Readers' Forum Posted November 6, 2013, 7:15 AM EST

Boo! 18 Spooky Halloween Ideas From Events Across the Country

From spooky special effects to entertainers in crazy costumes, check out some of the coolest events celebrating the holiday.

Event Report Posted October 31, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

8 Gory Ideas From 'Walking Dead' Activations

With Halloween approaching, here's a look inside recent events that had plenty of gore and zombie-theme tropes.

Idea File Posted October 16, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

'Variety' and British Airways Take Over a $30 Million Mansion

Variety and British Airways dressed a West Hollywood residence with British flair.

Event Report Posted October 2, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

See How This Fund-Raiser Recreated the 1950s

From mini TV dinners to vintage-style sofas, the hospital gala used budget-conscious tropes to bring the 1950s to life.

Event Report Posted October 1, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

19 Ideas for French-Theme Events

From mimes to illuminated windmills, here are clever ideas for infusing your event with City-of-Lights flavor.

Idea File Posted September 26, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

The 11 Wackiest Event Themes We've Ever Seen

Here's a look at how planners managed to pull off bashes with decidedly nonstandard themes (a toilet party, anyone?)

Idea File Posted September 24, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

See How One Fashion Accessory Inspired an Entire Party

Hermès opened its Beverly Hills flagship store with a high-tech, vintage-feeling party inspired by a specially commissioned scarf.

Event Report Posted September 9, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

Splashy Photos From 14 Summer Blockbuster Movie Premieres

Get inspired by over-the-top photos from the fetes to launch the season's biggest flicks.

Event Report Posted July 17, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

See a Top Designer's Take on an Old-Fashioned Carnival

Coach and Friends of the High Line teamed up for a party filled with boardwalk flair.

Event Snapshot Posted June 20, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

'Gatsby,' 'Hangover,' 'Star Trek' & More: Event Ideas Inspired by Summer's Biggest Movies

From lasers and zombies to hangover buffets, steal these ideas for events influenced by the season's blockbusters.

Idea File Posted June 13, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

50,000 Daffodils Deck 'Gatsby'-Themed Fund-Raiser

At its 20th anniversary Daffodil Ball, the Canadian Cancer Society incorporated 50,000 daffodils into a 1920s-style setting.

Event Report Posted May 29, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

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