5 Events You Have To Attend In August/September

As you guys can probably tell, Randy Fuhrman Events is all about having fun during the Summer and taking advantage of the great weather that offers endless outdoor activities, events, and so much more. So for this week, we wanted to give you, our loyal readers, some fun suggestions for all things summer fun going on right now and for the rest of the Summer.

Summer is the perfect time to utilize your weekends off and explore all that your city has to offer! LA has phenomenal events to keep you busy for the rest of the summer, and some of our suggestions include:

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1. Outdoor Theaters:

Looking for a fun night out? Going to an outdoor theater is a great way to spice up date night! Enjoy a movie under the stars, with a gorgeous view to set the perfect mood for the film. With treats and drinks to accompany the show, the night is sure to go off without a hitch.

Fortunately, there are various rooftops and beach viewing events for both classic and newer movies popping up all around Los Angeles. With a nighttime breeze, these evening show times will be a great way to escape the heat! No matter where you are located in Los Angeles, there are several showings a week to accommodate most schedules. Some venues include downtown LA rooftops and even larger venues like the Hollywood Bowl which feature live orchestras to accompany the films.

Bring some blankets and get ready to cuddle up to your loved ones and enjoy a movie overlooking some of the most beautiful and famous spots in LA. If you are interested in an all day event, head over to the beach and watch the sunset before your screening! These outdoor screenings are currently being held, and they will run through Halloween of this year.

 

 

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2. 626 Night Market:

Are you a foodie looking for a new way to satisfy your cravings? Then this would be such a fun way to spend a summer night in Los Angeles! The 626 Night Market is an ongoing event in Los Angeles that delivers Asian entrees and snacks in a casual and fun presentation! Whether you are interested in a milk boba tea or the most tasty calamari appetizers, this street market will be able to appeal to any of your cravings.

The 626 Night Market has event dates running through the last couple weekends of August, going into September. This event includes a vast array of options for street vendors to showcase their skills and delicious Asian style treats for all to enjoy. From appetizers to the most outlandish desserts, you will be tempted to try a little bit of everything here! In addition to the copious amounts of snacks, the market also provides attractions, music, and live entertainment for all in attendance!

This is an opportunity to enjoy a night of entertainment with your friends in an nontraditional setting! The 626 Night Market will be held August 10-12, and August 31-September 2, at the Santa Anita Park. 

 

 

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3. Dance DTLA:

For those dancers and music lovers out there, Dance DTLA is the event for you! Are you interested in learning how to dance to many different styles? This event is such a great option for those wanting to step out of their comfort zone, and give it a try!

From Salsa to Hip Hop, Dance DTLA has various DJs playing different music each night to encourage those to get out there and dance your heart out! This is a free event that encourages beginners to experienced dancers alike, to come out and show off your moves. Each Friday night, you will be able to bring your friends out and have a great time, at no expense! Located at Grand Park in DTLA, this event is open to all age groups, and will be held every Friday until September 7th.

 

 

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4. Roaring Nights

If you are interested in a stepping out on the LA scene for some drinks and dancing, try this interesting event hosted by the LA Zoo! This summer, the LA Zoo is back with their Roaring Nights event, catering to a 21 and over crowd this year!

Get together with a group of your friends to enjoy an immersive experience with some of the zoo animals to start off the event. Afterwards, grab yourself a cocktail and start mingling with your group and the other guests at the event. You will also be able to select some tasty treats from the abundance of food trucks that will be at the event as well. One of the greatest features from the event has to be their silent disco that is put together by various DJs. You will be able to enjoy a stellar night of dancing in a fun and unique setting!

This event is great for date nights and group outings alike! Join the LA Zoo for the Roaring Nights event, August 17 or September 14!

 

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5. Strawberry Picking Farm

Summer is an amazing time to take the whole family out to enjoy the fresh fruit that is currently in season! With plentiful options in Oxnard, Camarillo, and Irvine, pick the nearest location near you.

When dropping in to the farm, ask for a tour for an added activity! Pick your own strawberries and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with your family and friends! With beautiful backdrops, you will also be sure to take a great picture to commemorate your trip to the farm! With your fresh strawberries in tow, whip up a delicious dessert or add it to a delectable salad!

Incorporate your fresh fruit to one of our favorites recipes for the best sangria! Get creative with how you utilize and enjoy your newly-picked fruit to create the most tasty treats. Visit your local farms any weekend this summer!

Summer is the perfect time to utilize your free time and create memorable moments with your loved ones! With our suggestions for the best events in LA, you can satisfy your bucket list for the summer! Be sure to tell us if you enjoyed these tips for a great adventure with your friends or family, in the comment section below!

 

Looking for more ways to have fun this summer? Then check out some of our most recent articles, Party Trends for Summer 2018 or 4 Helpful Hints for A Summer Party.

 

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.