4 Helpful Tips for a Summer Party

With Summer almost gone, now is the perfect time to start planning your last hurrah before Fall! Don’t be discouraged with the thought of hosting your own shindig, because Randy Fuhrman Events has 4 helpful hints that will make sure your party goes off without a hitch! The easiest way to make sure of a smooth day filled with fun, is to prepare and organize your ideas ahead of time. Here are some tips to make your celebration one to remember!

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Grill All Marinated Items

Barbecuing is a great way to cook plentiful amounts of food for your guests, while still being able to mingle throughout the preparation time! Skewers are such a fun way to elevate the party as an appetizer. With suggestions from guests, you can create different variations to please everyone’s palate. Visually, these skewers will be a definite hit with the incorporation of fruits and vegetables to add a colorful touch.

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Fresh Summer Drinks (DIY Style)

Creating signature drinks for your guests to enjoy is where you can fully allow your creativity to shine through! Have fun with this step and be sure to pick options that are just as visually stunning as they are tasty. Our Stone Fruit Blonde Sangria is a great way to introduce fresh fruits into your beverages for an added crowd pleaser. Additionally, another refreshing option would be a frozen popsicle option that you can add a bit of alcohol to, if you would like to spice up our recipes. This is a way to cool down and put a twist on a traditional option! Setting up an array of different cocktails for your guests to choose from will allow them to feel included and thought of during the party. We have a bevy of cocktail options on our page that are a must-have for any party! Take this hint and run with it!

Incorporate Fun Games At Your Event

Activities are a phenomenal way of keeping the energy up amongst guests at your event. Create games that cater to the amount of friends in attendance. Whether the event is incorporating guests that may be new or old friends, having games that involve getting to know one another or questionnaires would be an inclusive choice. Drinking games would additionally be a fun way to liven up the party.

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Cultivate a Playlist to Set the Mood

In order to create the perfect ambience for your summer celebration, it is so helpful to cultivate the perfect playlist in order to complement the mood. We suggest that as guests arrive the playlist mirrors the upbeat and lively feel you hope to project. As the party progresses, a more relaxed genre is suggested during your mealtime to encourage active conversation and opportunities to mingle amongst your guests. Determine your playlist selections based on the type of party you hope to have.

 

Parties are a phenomenal way of bringing loved ones together, and there is no better way to end the summer than with your own bash! Randy Fuhrman Events is known for our mantra of “We Create So You Can Celebrate!” Whether it is an intimate party or a much larger production, we would be honored to help your visions of the perfect day come to fruition. Through our expertise on the finer details including decor and catering, we can make this summer send-off one to remember, and also eliminate the stress of planning the party on your own. Whether it is a themed soiree or a more relaxed vibe, all four of these tips can be tailored to any occasion. If you feel inspired by our helpful hints, let us know in the comment section below! We hope to hear from you very soon!

5 Things To Look For in a Party Location

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With summer here, you can bet that it’s the perfect time to throw parties. As we’ve mentioned in our previous posts, “5 Things Anyone Planning a Party Should Know!”,“Party Trends for Summer 2018”, and “8 Signs You Need a Caterer/Event Planner” Summer is a great time to get people together to beat the heat, reconnect since all of the college students are usually back home, and entertain guests in a multitude of ways. With the endless possibilities of the types of parties that you can throw this summer, there’s going to be one question that everyone finds themselves asking, “Where will I throw this Party?” Yup, that’s right. This is the question that can sometimes be the most challenging to answer. Finding and choosing the right location for your event can be a challenge at times. With the varying party trends and venues today, the possibilities of what one may be looking for and actually able to find at a venue can almost impossible to find. And while there are those that may have an idea of where they would like to host there party, they still have to make sure that everything that they see for their party can come to fruition in the space that they have in mind. Will you need parking permits or valet? How about event permits? Insurance? 

Yeah, picking the perfect location for your party can be quite a process and that’s why we’ve written today’s blog post so that you can have a guide for what to look for in a party location. But if you think that choosing the right location for your party is something that you’d like to ultimately save time on and rest knowing it’s being handled, contact us today  to get the process started. Our team of trained professionals will bring your event to life with seamless elegancy and award-winning quality. We at Randy Fuhrman Events live by our company motto, “We Create So You Can Celebrate!” 


5 Things You Should Look For in Your Party Location

 

 

1. Location

Location, Location, Location! Yup, you guessed it, location! The location of your event is everything. Does your party call for an outdoor location? How about a bar or showroom in Downtown Los Angeles? Either way, picking the right location is a must. But it isn’t the only one. In choosing the location for your event, means having to consider the actual location of the space. How far is the location from your guests? Are there some guests who are closer to the location while others are pretty far out there? Perhaps having a party in a part of town that’s the middle ground for all of your guests is something that you’ll have to consider. 

Another thing to look at in your party location is how the guests will be able to get onto the property and if they will need any form of accommodations. If there are individuals on your guest list that you know will need special accommodations, it’s best to take that into consideration for you event as well. If you aren’t completely sure if there will have to be accommodations in place, then having someone there with you while your planning your event to catch things like this is just what you need. Having an event planner to assist you in the process of finding the locations and considering if they will be able to allow for guests to enter the property as well as facilitate the needs of your party such as electricity, wifi, and more is a must have. 

Last but not least, when looking for a location for your party, having an event planner that knows what venus to contact and even has exclusive relationships with some is something to think about. If you’re having a large party and need someone to contact venues, contact us today and we’ll be happy to assist you in the process.

 

 

2. Make sure the location fits your party theme

Picking the right location for your party is everything and as we all know, in order to have that extra something to wow your guests and make your party one to remember, you have to have the right location for the theme. If your planning on having a large event or even a small one, having a location that matches your party’s theme will completely make the difference. Depending on the theme of your party, renting a location may be in your future and with that come some additional expenses such as insurance, rentals, staff charges and more which can be difficult to manage in addition to facilitating the needs of your party in themselves. 

If you think that you’re going to have to host your party at a location outside of your own property, it’s best to bring in an event planner that will be able to assist you in the design the event itself. Luckily, we at Randy Fuhrman Events, RFE, have your back. Event Design, Management, and Consulting are all a part of the quality services offered by us. Check out our Events Page to see our work and previous events. 

 

 

3. Parking

When you have an event of any size, having parking for your guest is an absolute must. No matter if it’s a house party or one at a location that you’re renting, having a place for your guests to park is one of the first things that you have to consider when having people over. Will they be parking on the street or will you have to get a valet service? Even though it may sound like an easy task to achieve, finding parking solutions for your event can post a challenge due to the location of the party, weather conditions and more. If you’re looking for parking solutions for your party and need some assistance, feel free to contact us today. With Randy Fuhrman Events being full-service, guest parking is something that we also handle for your event. Having relationships with various valet companies, we can provide you with a multitude of solutions. 

 

 

4. Accessibility

As we mentioned earlier, making sure that your location can accommodate any anticipated or unanticipated special needs is something to consider. You can use your guest list to plan for this, but ultimately it’s best to be prepared no matter who you may be expecting. As we know, life can have unexpected moments, so why not be ready for them? Making sure that you location has a ramp and bathroom that is close enough to guests and is easy to get to is one of the first things to ensure. Making sure that there is an elevator to the bathroom if it’s above the first floor is something to do if you’re dealing with a location with more than one story. 

 

 

5. Costs

The thing that is at the forefront of everyone’s mind yet often most forgotten or overlooked. The cost of your party. How much will the whole thing cost? You’ll have to create a budget to see where spending has to be done so that budgeting and purchasing decisions can be made. With invitations - don’t forget you’ll also need stamps -, your catering, guest arrangements, flowers, rentals, parking, locations and more, calculating the exact cost can be a challenge if you haven’t done so before. Especially if you find yourself running into unexpected costs such as liability insurance, extra decorations, additional beverages, etc. Planning a party is a lot more than just putting elements together. It also requires financial management. 

If you’d like to save yourself the time and hassle of crunching numbers, give our team at Randy Fuhrman Events a call. We’ll take care of all of the finances of your event and manage every detail, relieving you of the stress of producing your party and make you feel like a guest to your own event. 

 

 

Like what you read in the article? Let us know in the comment section below. We’d love to hear what you think! If after reading this article, you feel as if you need an to hire an event planner, check out our article “8 Signs You Need a Caterer/Event Planner."  

Want to bring your event to life? Contact us today to get started! Remember, “We Create So you Can Celebrate!”

8 Signs You Need a Caterer/Event Planner

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With Summer here and all of the parties and events happening, we figured we’d put together a list of 8 signs you need an event planner for your next event. Check it out and let us know what you think. If you think by the end of this article that you need an event planner, contact Randy Fuhrman Events today to start the process. 

 

8 Signs You Need a Caterer/Event Planner

 

 

1. You don't have the time and/or resources necessary to produce an event:

This is something that stops a lot of people. With planning a party or an event, if it be corporate or personal, there are definitely going to be a multitude of matters that will have to be taken care of. Not only from the guest list, but to the catering, entertainment, scheduling, servers, drinks, and more. Most likely that with you already being the host of the event, having an Event Planner with be a complete lifesaver for you. Events can require weeks and sometimes even months of lead and prep time. It’s best to have an Event Planner worry about the logistics of the event. 

That’s where we come along. With our team and staff at Randy Fuhrman Events, you’ll rest assured knowing that there’s a dedicated team of industry professionals working to facilitate all of the needs for your event, saving you time and energy. Let’s face it, we personally understand that you’re working hard on making the party or event happen in the first place and we’re here to help. Being a one stop shop, we handle everything from Point A to Point Z of the party/event. All we’ll need is just the date and time. We live by our company motto, “We Create So You Can Celebrate!”

 


2. You have to produce astounding results and can't fail:

If you’re doing a corporate event such as a film premier or a product launch,you know that you have to have every single detail complete. The same goes for if you’re doing a personal event such as a birthday party or especially a wedding - and you know how stressful that can be. Why worry about all of the details and the stress that can come along with it all. In having to produce the event yourself, you’ll have to not only spend time ensuring that every detail is correct, but also the logistics of the event itself. This is where having a Caterer/Event Planner will save you your sanity and possibly your job. 

Let’s face it. Event Planning can be a monster in its own and it takes a team of professions with the necessary experience to produce your event and ensure that every detail that you desire comes to life. In selecting Randy Fuhrman Events to produce or cater your event, you’ll know every detail is handled. Having produced events ranging from film premiers to product launches for clients such as Paramount Pictures, Capitol Records, New Yorker Magazine, and even Diana Ross, we know what it takes to produce events of any size. 

 

 

3. Finding the right location:

Location, Location, Location! Yup, that’s right. Location is key. The world is a big place, therefore it’s loaded with locations that people are using for events or desiring to do so. There are so many locations, that it is nearly impossible to count just how many. In selecting your location, you’ll have to consider all of the details of it. Everything from the budget to the amenities that the location offers (lighting, power, parking, etc.) to how the location will work for your event in particular (size, available walking and standing room, theme, etc.) You’re already doing everything in your power to produce the event and make it happen, so why should you have to worry about the location as well. 

With so much to consider when looking at a location, choosing the right location can be incredibly overwhelming and frustrating. In choosing Randy Fuhrman Events, know that you’ll have a team out there scouring the earth to get that location that is right just for you. With producing events such as weddings, holiday parties, and even fundraisers, we know that the right location can make of break your event. So why not let us handle that for you? With our exclusive relationships with awe inspiring locations, we know for certain that we will find the perfect spot for your event. 

 

 

4. Legal and logistical requirements:

Scheduling, location scouting, traveling, rentals, cars, guest travel...the list is endless. Between developing and executing the creative ideas for your event, there’s going to have to be the development and execution of the logistics. As we’ve mentioned, every part of your party must be planned and that’s including managing the event staff, scheduling of the event’s daily agenda, managing entertainment and more. You’ll have so much to do that you won’t even be able to enjoy the party and by the end of it you’ll be exhausted. 

Save yourself the hassle by entrusting in Randy Fuhrman Events to think of all of your event’s logistics for you. When it comes to the logistics of your event, we’ve got everything - and we mean everything - covered. We’ll manage the award winning catering, staff, entertainment, guest travel, arrangements,  and more. We’re a team of seasoned professionals having done events for all of the big names in entertainment. With Randy Fuhrman Events, you’ll have a smooth streamlined event that will be one that everyone is sure to remember for years to come!

 

 

5. Lack in experience:

Planning an event takes a good amount of time and dedication. While you’re trying to work out all of the details on your end, having to handle everything for the event can be tedious and highly stressful. You’re planning on having an event and we are sure you would like to enjoy it at some point, right? So, why not enjoy your event and use Randy Fuhrman Events. With over 40 years of experience, we guarantee that we’ve got your back and will handle everything you need for your event. Your satisfaction is our priority.

 

 

6. Lacking Tools and Tech:

Event Planning takes a lot more than just a calendar and your pad and paper. You’ve got to make sure that you have your agreements in place, relationships solidified, tools in order and yes even your tech. Having to stay up to date on everything can be a hassle for some.

Know that we’ve got you there also! Randy Fuhrman Events understand and knows all of the latest industry tools and tech. We ensure that with every event, we have what we need in place in order to be able to facilitate the needs of your event and produce stellar results. Using top of the line equipment and tech, we make sure that your event is stellar!

 

 

7. You don't have relationships with vendors:

When you are planning your event you’ll start to see that when it comes to vendors, not having a relationship with them can make it difficult to get the tools, gear and even prices that you need. Randy Fuhrman Events has a list of reputable and notable vendors that we have each personally worked with and will be able to provide for you when it’s time for your event. You’ll have a wide array of quality choices ranging from the table cloths to the gazebos to the celebrity entertainers. Event Planning is our career and we’re here to win. We’ve got your back with every detail of your event and will make it our number one priority to make it just the way you want. 

 

 

8. You're uncertain how to organize or select the theme of the event:

There’s a reason why not everyone is an Event Planner. Perhaps this is your first time planning an event or you have done events before and just want to relax and enjoy your event. Event planning is something that takes years to master and when you’re nearing your event, if you’re not a professional, you’ll find yourself wishing for more time to bring together the elements of your event. 

With Randy Fuhrman Events, the one stop shop for your event, we’ll handle every single detail with your best interest at heart. Having trouble selecting the theme? We will create the theme, concept and space design.

 

 

Ready to bring your event to life? Contact us now for a free consultation to take the next step. 

We’d love to hear what you think of all the signs of you needing an Event Planner. Thought of some other signs for people to watch out for? Share what you think in the comments section below. We’d love to hear what you think. 

5 Things Anyone Planning a Party Should Know!

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With summer here, it’s time to throw that perfect summer party. No matter if you’re throwing it indoors or outdoors, as you know, every detail matters. Check out our article on 5 things that anyone planning a party should know. These points will be sure to help you with planning your next party and definitely make a great impression on your guests! Need more help with planning your next party? Then feel free to call Randy Fuhrman Events at (310) 854 - 0155 or visit our contact page.

 

5 THINGS ANYONE PLANNING A PARTY SHOULD KNOW:

 

1. GUEST LIST

While this one may sound like something that anyone throwing a party would automatically know to do, it may not be the easiest thing. With invitations, scheduling, & confirmations,  managing a guest list can come with its own challenges. We suggest creating an organized guest list that can be adjusted according to confirmations and allow for you to be able to see the whole picture of who will be attending. You can create a list using a digital software on your computer or one online. A great tool to use across all mediums would be google sheets as this is cloud-based and you can work on it across all of your devices. You can even send digital invitations via email or social media that will automatically update your list. 

We also recommend that when creating your guest list, that you switch it up and make things exciting by adding new friends & acquaintances or people that you haven’t seen in a while. This will not only allow you to see people who you haven’t seen in a while and make your party a great way for reconnecting but also add new and invigorating energy to your party! 

 

2. BAR SET UP

When you have a party, having drinks is an absolute essential. We recommend having plenty of mixers at your bar and creating a menu loaded with fun and exciting names. Maybe even a few that will throw off your guests and make them chuckle. Have some fun with the names! Also, be sure to have a set up that can allow for the guests to serve themselves easily and efficiently. When having a bartender, make sure they have an amazing personality as they are the first person your guests are mixing with and sets the mood of your party.

 

3. SIGNAGE, SIGNAGE, SIGNAGE! 

Yup, you read that right...signage. One of the most overlooked and important items at an event. Make sure that you have signage at the buffet for each dish that can be clearly read and understood. This way your guests can read what’s in each dish and be able to determine what they can eat.   

 

4. VARIETY OF FOODS

We highly recommend having variety in your dishes so that if there’s anyone with a special diet, that they too can eat. With all of the ever-changing diets, it’s best to have an assortment of dishes that can be eaten by vegetarians and even vegans. A variety in your dishes is a definite must-have. It’s always a good idea when inviting your guest to ask if they have any dietary needs.

 

5. HAVE ENOUGH SEATING

As we know, needs for seating can always change with a party. Often people will bring someone with them or there may be a bigger turn out than expected. With this in mind, we recommend that you be sure to have enough seating for at least 60 percent of your guests unless it’s a sit-down dinner. If it’s something sit down, then it’s best to assess the total amount of guests that your event can handle and make it clear on invitations if attendees will be able to bring a plus one. 

 

Well, there you have it! 5 things that anyone planning an event should know and take into account for their special day (or night). We’d love to hear of what you think of these tips. Try these at your next event and let us know how they worked for you in the comment section below!