Twisted Picnics – Creative Picnic Ideas

Yes, summer is in full swing. What does that look like for those of us planning a family, church or work picnic? What to buy? Where to buy? As planners we have options when it comes to deciding what to eat. This morsel is designed to help you put a twist on the everyday picnic.… [Continue Reading]

Six Tips for Banqueting Innovation

When the good folks of PYM asked me to write an article on innovation as it relates to banquets, I, of course, agreed to step up to the dinner plate. When we discuss innovation with banquets, please know that it’s very different from innovation with a restaurant kitchen. Restaurant kitchens prepare food that’s cooked to… [Continue Reading]

Please, No Chocolate Fountains!

Valentine’s Day — Feb. 14 is here (or gone). The day we either love, or hate, or the day we would love to hate. It’s always a bit awkward for planners who have an event falling over Cupid’s holiday. Especially if your attendees are primarily men and the destination is out of town. So what’s… [Continue Reading]

Banqueting Venue Options – Looking Around

Usually I write my monthly morsel about an experience after it happens. Today I am writing it at the beginning of an event. A client of mine hired me to do an event in the Washington, D.C.-National Harbor, Md., area. The event instructions were simple: casual get-together with beer and wine for 150 to 200… [Continue Reading]

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