Monthly Archives: March 2013

Do I Need an Event Planner

Balloon Topiaries – Wellshire Inn

I am often asked by my customers “Do you think I need an Event Planner”. That is a tough question to answer, because I have lots of long time friends who are fantastic people and event planners.

Before I answer their question, I ask my own questions. These are just some of the questions I might ask.

1. How big is your event?

2. How big is your budget?

3. How organized are they in other aspects of their life?

4. How much time to you have to spend on your event?

5. How far are they a long in selecting venues & vendors?

6. How much help are they looking for?

7. How difficult is it for you to make a decision?

8. How creative and visual are they?

By asking the above questions and letting them talk. Pretty soon they have answered their your own question.

For the vast majority of people, they really don’t need a full time event planner. They may only need someone to follow through on all the details on the day of the event.

But if they have a tough time making a decision, a first timer and don’t know where to start an event planner might be the way to go.

If their event is an elaborate gala with lots of moving parts, they don’t have lots of time, money is not that big a deal and they would rather have someone just handle it all. Then an event planner is absolutely right for them.

Call or email me if you are looking for not just an event planner but a great event planner………..I know people who come with the highest recommendations, including mine.



Idea of the Month: Q’s for Two centerpiece

Q’s for Two Centerpiece

I love to create something different, abstract, colorful and some may say “Way Out”. The “Q’S for Two” centerpiece is all of the above.

How I build something new, is first I do a very rough sketch in pencil. Sharpening the design until I like the rhythm or flow of a project. Next I look to see if it is even possible to build. Sometimes my thoughts aren’t realistic. The laws of Physics some times make it impossible to build.

Next I make about 5 copies of the original and then I begin to put labels on all the parts required for the design. My son Joseph begins to pull all the balloons and supplies.

Generally the two of us begin at the bottom and work our way to the top. One of us will do most of the inflating and the other will document the various sizes of the balloons to be used. For sure this is a trial and error method.

As we begin to assemble our centerpiece, either one of us can say “Stop” it just doesn’t look right. But when we built the “Q’s for Two” we really didn’t make any adjustments. Eureka, right the first time. Final step, complete the documentation (for our recipe binder) and take a photo of the finished centerpiece. Hoped you enjoyed the thought process of making the “Q’s for Two”.


The Lighter Side

Well it is time to return to the pun as this months Lighter Side. Simply put, they are Punny !    Enjoy …………

1. Jokes about German sausage, are the wurst !

2. How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it ……

3. PMS jokes aren’t funny, period.

4. Broken pencils are pointless !

5. Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes …….

6. Earthquakes in Washington DC is obviously the governments fault.

7. I use to be a Banker, then I lost interest !


Spotlight: Mitzvah Mania

Balloons by Absolute Value booth – Mitzvah Mania

Mitzvah Mania is a once a year event for Jewish families whose son’s or daughter’s are going to have a Mitzvah in the near future.

It is a fun filled event, where vendors who are experts in their field, showcase their profession. One stop shopping if you will.

You might need a venue, caterer, balloon decor, florist, DJ, face painter, novelties, a baker, a photographer, invitations, air-brushed T-shirts, photo booth, party planner or videographer.  All this and so much more, all in one place.

I have participated in this event since the very beginning and have been so fortunate to meet a lot of great people. I look forward to this event every year to see old friends and meet new ones. Hope to see you there !

So plan on coming, March 17, 2013 to the Hyatt Tech Center, bring the whole family. It’s FREE.

Ps. Planning an event and your not Jewish, your more then welcome to come too.