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OUR TEAM IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WHAT IS TRENDING IN THE WORLD OF EVENTS. THE BEST GATHERINGS GIVE GUESTS SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT LONG AFTER THE PARTY IS OVER.

There are so many moving parts and elements that can be recreated even if the event’s audience and mission is the same, year after year. From room layout and seating to event theme and design, the goal is to create interest. Active food presentations and interactive entertainment options create energy and excitement throughout your event. It always helps to have dedicated planners on your side. Our Team has put together a list of hot topics for 2019...

WELLNESS seems to be at the top of many event goers’ minds. What your guests eat and how they move is a priority. It’s a good thing that vegetables have taken over as a FUN addition to menus. Brussel sprouts can be skewered, cauliflower can be flash fried,and who doesn’t love tomato soup in a shot glass?!Offer activities that get guests out of their seats.Events should allow for movement and interaction.Choose active experiences that encourage participation. Get moving!

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INSTAGRAM WORTHY PHOTO OPS are a huge draw for millennials who are looking for elements that are far from ordinary. Offer custom photo opportunities, add statement pieces, and be clever!Include a working jukebox to your 50’s Diner-themed party. A graffiti-outfitted event could have someone decorating on-site! Custom Nike Elite-style socks can be created at your sports-themed celebration. An 80’s party is not complete without an arcade that includes a multi-player giant Pac-Man. A visual statement experience is important – think WOW factor!

EVENT TECHNOLOGY should make your guests want to put down their phones. Visual effects can be added anywhere: floors, ceilings,walls, and furniture. Presentations don’t have to be static and bland - keep your guests engaged visually. Lighting, digital technology, and branding add the greatest impact when transforming an event space or creating a visual display.

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CREATIVE SEATING DESIGNS can add interaction and conversation. Eight guests can sit at a round dinner table or around a coffee table on couches and occasional chairs.Design your soft-seating with personalized table wraps and customized throw pillows. When the setting you create is more relaxed, your guests will have more fun! Centerpieces don’t have to be placed on the table - they can be hung from above. Food stations do not have to surround the exterior of an event – they can be on moving carts and placed throughout the space.

SHAKE THINGS UP - BE BOLD

Give your guests something to see and talk about! Our team of event planners would love to brainstorm with you to help create an amazing event AND an awesome experience!

By Danielle Hannah, Star Trax Events