August 2017 archive

How to choose the perfect venue for your next party + free printable checklist

Photo by Olive Photography

Picking the perfect venue for your special occasion can definitely be a challenge. There are so many possibilities from blank spaces to spaces with elaborate decor and details. Choosing a venue where the event will flow well, work with your theme and appeal to your guests is such an important start to producing a successful event. In today’s post we look at the key questions to ask when on venue site visits and have included a free printable checklist that you can download below and take with you to ensure you ask all the right questions.



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7 tips for hosting a successful fundraising auction

Photo by Ophir Saruisi

Silent and live auctions can be great ways to raise money at a fundraising event. In Ontario, you do not need a licence for these auctions, unlike raffles and lotteries which require a licence from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. It can be hard to determine what type of auction you should hold so below we a few suggestions as well as 7 tips on how to make the auction a success!  (more…)

5 easy and inexpensive photo booth backdrops you can create yourself

Over the last few years, photo booths have become an incredibly popular addition to both corporate and social events. Even though they are seen at almost every event, I still think they are a great addition because they get guests involved and sharing photos (hopefully with your event hashtag) at the event. They are a great source of fun where guests can let loose, mingle and try out fun props.

There are tons of photo booth companies out there – some with actual booths with walls, some open air, some with a green screen and some with beautiful backdrops such as flower walls. Hiring one of these vendors is great because it allows the photos to be shared with guests in real time and guests will receive a print out of their photos on the spot. If the event budget allows, I would opt for for a full service photo booth company in order to get these added features. But when working with a tight budget, I have some great DIY photo booth options.  (more…)

5 ways to use greenery that will make you look like a pro

Greenery Table RunnerPhoto by Olive Photography

We love a good bargain! One way we save money for our clients on event decor is by substituting greenery for flowers. So when greenery became Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year we were ecstatic. Known as nature’s neutral, greenery can be paired with almost any colour and is an easy way to add life to your event decor. Today we discuss 5 of the best ways to use greenery at your next event.  (more…)

Team building event ideas + 2 event planning mistakes you might be making

Toronto Skyline

Everyone has been there – attending a team building event that either had no element of team building in it or just wasn’t an activity that appealed to the group. Here at All Wrapped Up Events, we love planning fun, engaging team building events. Often companies tell us that their last team building event didn’t go quite as well as they hoped and we realized it’s usually because they forgot to start with two key steps.  (more…)