Corporate Event Planner

Advertising Information


Need An Idea For
Your Corporate Event?


Check Out All of Our Event Ideas and Themes

Vendor Directory

 

Picking The Right
Time and Date

How To Choose An Event Planner
Choosing An Event Producer
Finding The Perfect Event Coordinator
Choosing A Location
Rental Tips
Photography Guidelines
Working with your Caterer
Top 10 Steps To A Successful Meeting
Speakers, Conference and Meeting Tips
How To Become An Event Planner - An Opportunity To Join Us
Party Themes and Ideas

Printable Worksheets
Event Scheduling Checklist
Budget Sheet
Catering Checklist


 

Casino Night Party
Murder Mystery
Scavenger Hunts
Laser Shows
Game Shows

Complete List Of
Entertainment, Games And Team Building Ideas

Event Ideas


Why Should You Trust Us?


Our event planners make your job easier by connecting you with all the necessary resources you are looking for to help plan the perfect party or event.




 Conference Calling Services
 

From large corporate events in excess of $100,000 to small dinner parties and private events with smaller budgets, we have all the resources you need.
 


Corporate Event Planners

Because we have created such a large network of pre-screened event professionals, all you have to do is search our website and select a category that displays what you are looking for. You will get a list of the members of our network that we know and you can trust with your event planning needs.
 
All members of our network have been pre-screened and
meet our highest standards!

Plus........
Mention that you found them on the Corporate Event Channel and you will be sure to get their lowest prices and discounts.

We all work together to make your event come off without a hitch.

T
he best part is.......
 Our service is FREE!

 

Need A Gift Basket?
www.gift-basket-directory.com

 

We are the #1 resource for planning a Corporate Event Here's where you will find all the resources you need to plan a corporate event or party. This site is full of FREE information to help you plan your business event. Whether you are using a professional event planner or taking on the challenge yourself, you will find all the tools you need to help make your event a success! Everything is here...Search our directory to find a professional near you.

If you are planning a small business party, sales meeting or a large corporate fundraiser, you will find information here that will help make your job easier, so be sure to visit our
reading room for tips on planning a budget, how to choose an event planner, working with your caterer, choosing a business party theme and entertainment, party rental tips and much more! If you need to send a Corporate Gift or  Flowers be sure to visit our Gift Basket Directory  Florist Directory.

 

Our most valuable resource is our PREFERRED VENDOR DIRECTORY.

Here is where you will find all the professionals you need in one place, that are available to assist you in your area such as Catering, Event Planners and even Gift Basket companies that will hand deliver the same day www.gift-basket-connection.com


All members are part of our network, they have been prescreened and are highly recommended. We help make your job easier.

Link Partners

 

Limo Services Corporate Transportation

Book A Limousine Anywhere Nationwide

 

 


Need A Website?
Not only can we build
you a website for as
little as $300 but we
can also make sure that it appears in the top positions in the search engines!

www.crwebsite.com




Event Planning Reading Resource Room
The Internet's #1 Resource For Planning Events



                    Find Everything You Need To  Help Plan Your Event..... All In One Place!

Here you will find 100's of articles, tips, party themes, worksheets and more to help you plan any type of event.
Whether you are planning an small private birthday party, or corporate events such as an award ceremony,
sales meeting, employee holiday party, conference or a large fundraiser, you will find everything you
need here at the Corporate Event Channel.

 

  Event Planning Articles, Tips & Ideas
Article: Easy Party Planning Tips
Click Here To Find A Location For Your Event

Easy Party Planning Tips

Planning a party can be easy! Even complicated theme parties or surprise parties can be very manageable as long as you create a Party Plan List that has a pre-party time line of things to be done, things to buy, things to rent or borrow, people to contact, grocery shopping, and food that’s to be prepared, catered, or brought in by party guests.

Start Your Party Plan List Early!

No matter what type of party you are planning, from the simplest Saturday night get-together, to an all-day or all-night theme party, you are going to need a basic list of things that will need to be done prior to the day of the party---and right up until just minutes before the party!

As soon as you’ve set the date for your party, start making your list. It can be a real piece of paper that you write on, or it can be a computer Word document with a checklist that you can update as you go along. You can use the free printable Party Plan List that accompanies this article (change the column headings to suit your party needs), or you can make one of your own. (See below for the list of free printables that accompany this article.)

Jot down the first few things that come to mind as they apply to your party:

  • invite guests

  • plan the menu

  • decide on party games

  • make a shopping list

If your party is going to be more involved, like a theme party or a surprise party, then your initial Party Plan List might include a few more things like:

  • decorations to buy or make

  • music

  • outdoor seating or lighting

  • invitations that need to be emailed, snail-mailed, or hand-delivered

Your Party Plan List can be as short or as long as it needs to be, and can include lots of details or just cover the basics. The whole idea is to have one central place where you can make notes for yourself and create reminders about what things will need to be done and when you need to do them. For very detailed parties or elaborate celebrations, you might want to seriously consider buying a small notepad that you can keep with you wherever you are so that you can make notes for yourself as soon as you think of them.

Arrange for a Party Helper!

If your party is going to be a little more involved than just having a few friends over for drinks and conversation or a simple family-only birthday party, you should consider asking a close friend or relative to be your Party Helper. No matter how prepared you think you are going to be, as the party day gets closer, you are likely to feel as though that things are “out of control” and that you’re running around in circles and not accomplishing anything. A Party Helper can keep you “sane” during those last few wild days before the party, even if only to remind you that everything really is going according to plan!

Ask your Party Helper to be available the day before the party or the day of the party to help you with all the last minute things that are going to come up. Don’t be bashful about asking for help---but do remember that you might be asked to repay the favor someday!

Share the Party Plan List with your Party Helper, and make a special point to go over everything with him or her.

Work the List!

Now that you have a Party Plan List, you might want to review it on a regular basis. As things begin to get done, check off things that no longer need your attention, or mark done what you’ve done so far for any one thing on the list---and then forget about it! If you "hid" something that is going to be a surprise, then make a note of where you hid it so that you don't spend a wild'n'wooly hour on party day trying to find it!

Once you have the basic list done, review each item on the list. Make your time line of what things need to be done and when. You can either color-code things (that is, everything that needs to be done on Monday before the party you can mark in blue, Tuesday mark in yellow, etc.), or you can number the list (that is, the thing that can be done now gets marked 1 and the thing that can only be done right before the party gets marked 999, or whatever numbering sequence you want to use). No matter what scheme you use, make sure that your list will make sense to you, help you do what can be done sooner, and remind you of what will need to be done later.

Coordinate With Your Party Helper!

As the party day gets closer, stay in touch with your Party Helper and other friends and family who have offered to help with the party (by providing party items or taking care of errands) to make sure that everything is on track. Review your Party Plan List one last time with your Party Helper and discuss any final arrangements that need to be made. By this time both you and your Party Helper need to have a very clear idea of who is taking care of what.

Help Yourself To Be Prepared!

Remember the Golden Rule about parties: Everything you need to do will take longer than you think!

So, using your Party Plan List, do everything you possibly can ahead of time:

Any food item that can be prepared and stored or frozen can be made prior to the party. If you’ve frozen an item, note on your Party Plan List what time it needs to be taken out of the freezer.

For any food item that needs to be made the day of the party, think ahead. Can you pre-measure the ingredients and store in containers in the ‘frig or seal in resealable plastic bags? This will save you plenty of time on Party Day! Can you arrange for an army of Kitchen Helpers to come early and help you prepare the dishes (or just stand at the sink and wash dishes!).

Remember: parties create TRASH and GARBAGE. Most people don’t plan ahead for this. Using the free printable signs that are available with this article, plan for trash, garbage, and recyclables (if that applies). If you don’t have regular large trashcans (or garbage cans that you can hose out and have clean for the party), then big cardboard boxes will do. Buy large, heavy mil trash bags. Put several in the bottom of the trashcan or trash box before you put in the trash bag that will be open. This way, as the trash bag fills up, you can tie up the bag, remove it, and there will be another trash bag ready to go! (Ask your Party Planner to attend to this during the party, or appoint a Kitchen Helper to do this so that you don't have to think about it during the crunch of the party.)

Accept the fact that it is likely that drinks are going to be spilled. Depending on what your arrangement is for drinks---cans of soda, bottles of various sport drinks, juices, and water, cans and bottles of alcoholic beverages, or party punchbowls---please think ahead about spillage and melting ice. Borrow plenty of coolers from friends and have certain types of beverages in their own coolers (all the soda in one cooler, all the bottled drinks in one, beer in another, etc.). Be sure that one cooler is kept for “clean ice” that people can use for drinks that are poured into cups. If the coolers are going to be inside on the floor, spread out beach towels underneath them to absorb the ice melt. Buy several rolls of paper towels, and have them handy to dry hands and mop up spills. Don't use Gran'mama's antique lace tablecloth under the Cherry Kool-Aid punchbowl (or if you must, then be sure to put the punchbowl on an attractive, this-can-get-stained-and-I-don't-care placemat that is big enough to catch likely spills and drips).

Don’t Panic on Party Day!

You’ve been using your Party Plan List and you’ve been coordinating with your Party Helper. On Party Day, all you need to do now is go by the list, and work at getting things done in the order that they need to be finished.

Hopefully your Party Helper will be available to assist you during the day. It might also be helpful to appoint other Kitchen Helpers to help during the party to: replenish food trays, put uneaten food away before it spoils, take care of trash, help set up party games, and restart the music if you are playing CDs on the stereo.

Don’t be afraid to ask several people to each do one small task during the party. They won’t mind, and you won’t have to spend all your time hurrying around, trying to do everything! (Think about having a small gift for each of your helpers. For ideas, go to "Easy and Inexpensive Hostess Gifts" at http://articles.janktheproofer.com/EasyHostessGifts.htm.)

Enjoy the Party!

Now that you’ve done all the planning, finished the shopping, prepared all the food, and greeted your guests as they arrive, you can relax and enjoy the party!

Post-Party Reminders

After the mess is gone and the place is back to normal, please do remember to personally thank your Party Helper, Kitchen Helpers, and all those who lent a hand in making it a successful event! And then offer your services as Party Helper for their next party…

Free Printables Available 

  • Party Plan List

  • Party Shopping List

  • TRASH ONLY

  • CANS ONLY

  • BOTTLES ONLY

Go to Party Free Printables (http://freecontent.janktheproofer.com/PartyLists.htm). This page opens in a new window and contains the links to each free printable. Download and save, or simply print each one.

Be sure to visit Jan's Free Content (http://freecontent.janktheproofer.com) for more free articles for planning your party and having fun with family and friends!

Jan K., The Proofer is freelance proofreader and copyeditor. Visit http://www.jansportal for more information about Jan’s proofreading and copyediting services and Jan's other free resources. Please visit Mom's Break (http://www.momsbreak.com/) for free printable crafts and projects. Copyright 2005. All rights reserved

 

 

Do You Need A Professional Speaker For Your Event?
Eagles Talent Has 100's of speakers available on all topics
www.eaglestalent.com

 

Thanks For Making The Corporate Event Channel The #1 Resource Directory For Planning A Corporate Event!
Link Partners
www.gift-basket-connection.com www.gift-basket-directory.com  www.hsdirectory.com www.crwebsite.com  www.production-resource-directory.com
 

Copyright 2002-2006 Corporate Event Channel. .
Please note: The Corporate Event Channel is a resource directory. We are not responsible for the acts of our vendors.

Birmingham Montgomery Mobile Huntsville Tuscaloosa Hoover Dothan Decatur Auburn Gadsden
Anchorage Juneau Fairbanks Sitka Ketchikan Kenai Kodiak Bethel Wasilla Barrow
Little Rock Fort Smith North Little Rock Fayetteville Jonesboro Pine Bluff Springdale Conway Rogers Hot Springs
 Phoenix Tucson Mesa Glendale Scottsdale Chandler Tempe Gilbert Peoria Yuma Flagstaff
Los Angeles San Diego San Jose San Francisco Long Beach Fresno Sacramento Oakland Santa Ana Anaheim
Denver, Colorado Springs Aurora Lakewood Fort Collins Arvada Pueblo Westminster Boulder Thornton
Bridgeport New Haven Hartford Stamford Waterbury Norwalk Danbury New Britain West Hartford Greenwich
Wilmington Dover Newark Milford Seaford Middletown Elsmere Smyrna New Castle Georgetown
 Jacksonville Miami Tampa Saint Petersburg Hialeah Orlando Fort Lauderdale Tallahassee Hollywood Pembroke Pines
Atlanta Augusta Columbus Savannah Athens Macon Roswell Albany Marietta Warner Robins
Honolulu Hilo Kailua Kaneohe Waipahu Pearl City Waimalu Mililani Kahului Kihei
Boise Post Falls Idaho Falls
Chicago Rockford Aurora Naperville Peoria Springfield Joliet Elgin Waukegan Cicero
Indianapolis Fort Wayne Evansville South Bend Gary Hammond Bloomington Muncie Anderson Terre Haute
Des Moines Cedar Rapids Davenport Sioux City Waterloo Iowa City Council Bluffs Dubuque Ames Cedar Falls
Wichita Overland Park, Kansas City Topeka Olathe Lawrence Shawnee Salina Manhattan Hutchinson
Louisville Lexington - Fayette Owensboro Bowling Green Covington Hopkinsville Frankfort Henderson Richmond Jeffersontown
New Orleans Baton Rouge Shreveport LaFayette Lake Charles Kenner Bossier City Monroe Alexandria New Iberia
Portland Lewiston Bangor South Portland Auburn Brunswick Biddeford Sanford Augusta Scarborough
 Baltimore Frederick Gaithersburg Bowie Rockville Hagerstown Annapolis College Park Salisbury Cumberland
Boston Worcester Springfield Lowell Cambridge Brockton New Bedford Fall River LYNN Quincy
Detroit Grand Rapids Warren Flint Sterling Heights Lansing Ann Arbor Livonia Dearborn Westland
Minneapolis Saint Paul Duluth Rochester Bloomington Brooklyn Park Plymouth Eagan Coon Rapids Burnsville
Jackson Gulfport Biloxi Hattiesburg Greenville Meridian Tupelo Southaven Vicksburg Pascagoula
Kansas City Saint Louis Springfield Independence Columbia Saint Joseph Lee's Summit Saint Charles Saint Peters Florissant
Billings Missoula Great Falls Butte Bozeman Helena Kalispell Havre Anaconda Miles City
Omaha Lincoln Bellevue Grand Island Kearney Fremont Hastings North Platte Norfolk Columbus
Las Vegas Reno Henderson North Las Vegas Sparks Carson City Elko Boulder City Mesquite Fallon
Manchester Nashua Concord Derry Rochester Salem Dover Merrimack Londonderry Huds
Newark Jersey City Paterson Elizabeth Edison Township Woodbridge Township Dover Township Hamilton Trenton Camden
Albuquerque Las Cruces Santa Fe Rio Rancho Roswell Farmington Alamogordo Clovis Hobbs Carlsbad
New York Buffalo Rochester Yonkers Syracuse Albany New Rochelle Mount Vernon Schenectady Utica
Charlotte Raleigh Greensboro Durham Winston-Salem Fayetteville Cary High Point Wilmington Asheville
Fargo Bismarck Grand Forks Minot Mandan Dickinson Jamestown West Fargo Williston Wahpeton
Columbus Cleveland Cincinnati Toledo Akron Dayton Parma Youngstown Canton Lorain
City Tulsa Norman Lawton Broken Arrow Edmond Midwest City Enid Moore Stillwater
Portland Eugene Salem Gresham Hillsboro Beaverton Medford Springfield Bend Corvallis
Philadelphia Pittsburgh Allentown Erie Upper Darby Twp Reading Scranton Bethlehem Lower Merion Twp Lancaster
 Providence Warwick Cranston Pawtucket East Providence Woonsocket Coventry North Providence Cumberland West Warwick
Columbia Charleston North Charleston Greenville Rock Hill Mount Pleasant Spartanburg Sumter Hilton Head Island Florence
Sioux Falls Rapid City Aberdeen Watertown Brookings Mitchell Pierre Yankton Huron Vermillion
 Memphis Nashville Knoxville Chattanooga Clarksville Murfreesboro Jackson
Johnson City Kingsport Franklin
Houston Dallas San Antonio Austin El Paso Fort Worth Arlington Corpus Christi Plano Garland
Salt Lake City West Valley City Provo Sandy Orem Ogden West Jordan Layton Taylorsville St. George
Burlington Essex Colchester Rutland South Burlington Bennington Brattleboro Hartford Milton Barre
Virginia Beach Norfolk Chesapeake Richmond Newport News Arlington Hampton Alexandria Portsmouth Roanoke
Seattle Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Bellevue Everett Federal Way Kent Yakima Bellingham
Charleston Huntington Parkersburg Wheeling Morgantown Weirton Fairmont Beckley Clarksburg Martinsburg
Milwaukee Madison Green Bay Kenosha Racine Appleton Waukesha Oshkosh Eau Claire West Allis
Cheyenne Casper Laramie Gillette Rock Springs Sheridan Green River Evanston Riverton Cody


We cover the following areas:
Alabama, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Alaska, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Arizona, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott, Sierra Vista, Tucson, Yuma, Arkansas, Ft. Smith, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, California, Bakersfield, Fresno, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Oakland, Oceanside, Oxnard, Palm Springs, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Ventura, Colorado, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Pueblo, Connecticut, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Stamford, Stratford, Waterbury, Delaware, Dover, Wilmington, Florida, Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Lakeland. Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tamp, Titusville, West Palm Beach, Winter Haven, Georgia, Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, Hawaii, Honolulu, Idaho, Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Illinois, Bloomington, Champaign, Chicago, Decatur, Moline, Normal, Peoria, Rockford, Rock Island, Springfield, Urbana, Indiana, Anderson, Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, South Bend, Terre Haute, Iowa, Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City, Kansas, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, Topeka, Wichita, Kentucky, Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Newport, Owensboro, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport, Maine, Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, Maryland, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, Massachusetts, Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Worcester, Michigan, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw, Minnesota, Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Mississippi, Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Meridian, Missouri, Branson, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City. St. Joseph, St. Louis, Springfield, Montana, Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Nebraska, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, Nevada, Carson City, Trenton, Vineland, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, New York, New York City, Western, Eastern, Long Island, Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira, New York, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Utica, North Carolina, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Gastonia, Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, North Dakota, Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Ohio, Northern, Southern, Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Massillon, Springfield, Toledo, Warren, Youngstown, Oklahoma, Lawton, Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Oregon, Eugene, Portland, Salem, Pennsylvania, Western, Eastern, Allentown, Altoona, Bethlehem, Erie, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, York, Rhode Island, Newport, Providence, South Carolina, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Spartanburg, South Dakota, Black Hills, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Tennessee, Bristol, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Texas, Amarillo, Austin.  Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Galveston, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, Odessa, San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls, Utah, Logan, Ogden, Orem, Provo, Salt Lake City, Vermont, Barre, Burlington, Montpelier, Virginia, Alexandria, Arlington, Charlottesville, Hampton, Lynchburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke Virginia Beach, Washington, Bellingham, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Wisconsin, Appleton, Beloit, Green Bay.  Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Superior, Wyoming, Find: Corporate event planner and corporate event planning, tips, articles, worksheets, contracts, sample contracts, event planner, meeting planner, conference, gift baskets, flowers florist flower delivery caterers and catering, corporate caterer, motivational speaker, keynote speaker, business speaker, speakers bureau, celebrities, look-a-likes, party, entertainment, business meeting, business entertainment, corporate entertainment, fundraising, team builders,  Team Builder. Same day gift basket delivery look alkies celebrity look a likes look a likes Jack Nicholson Elvis Madonna Marilyn Monroe.
Flower florist and flowers delivered nationwide same day florists delivery. 
Doorway Links

Little Rock, Fayetteville, Springdale, Fort Smith, Clarksville, Batesville, Jonesboro, Conway, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Wynne, Arkadelphia El Dorado, Greenville
www.corporate-event-channel.com    planners-1
Pwww.klamath-falls-online.com

www.national-transportation-services.com www.massachusetts-wedding-band-dj.com Scavenger Hunts - orwa