Wicked Halloween Bash

Trick or treat! What is that you hear? Yes, that is the good ole sound of children longing for handfuls of candy in exchange for their cute smiles and character impersonations. Remember those days? Humor me by reflecting back on your most memorable Halloween as a child. What did you do? Who were you dressed as? How did you […]

Maxi Child's Trio: Making Mellow Music

In the elegant ambiance of the Blackwater Lounge in downtown Duluth, the dulcet tones and laid-back vibe of Maxi Childs and her fellow musicians seem right at home as a throwback to clubs of yesteryear. Maxi herself looks as if she could have stepped off the walls of one the elegantly gowned and coiffed women in one of the club’s deco […]

Guest List Worksheet

Planning the guest list and keeping track of invitations, RSVPs and thank you’s can be tricky, download our pdf worksheet and be a guest list pro! Click to download

Using Excel to Plan Your Parties and Events

Organization is one of the most important aspects of planning an event no matter what size it is, the theme, or how much experience you have. A small birthday party, a wedding, a corporate meeting, or large community festivals all require organization on many different fronts. While there are software programs available to assist with […]

What to Ask When Planning a Class Reunion

When should we start planning? Begin preliminary planning 1-2 years in advance, and start working on event logistics 9 months to a year in advance. Who will plan it? Some classes may have selected officers that were deemed “in charge” of the future reunions, but the fact is that as life has passed those people […]

Fundraisers: Think Outside the Spaghetti Dinner

You want to throw a fundraiser or benefit to help raise money for a cause near to you, but what’s the best way to do that? Whether it is a family member with an illness, a friend who just endured an unexpected accident, a co-worker who lost everything in a house fire, or a scholarship […]