This is how to design an epic at home baby shower!

Photo by Ophir Sarusi

Hosting a baby shower can seem daunting – especially if you are turning your home into an event space. But with a little planning and some DIY crafting, you can create a simple yet elegant space fit for the special mom-to-be! Not a DIYer? All Wrapped Up Events offers theme and decor styling services for your party. This option is great for at home showers where you might not need much event management support but would still love the decor created and set up for you. Contact us for more information. 

Today we are talking about some decor styling and game creation we did for a recent baby shower. The theme colours were mint & pink and the mom-to-be wanted something casual and fun. Below are some of our decor and game ideas from the big day.  (more…)

7 unexpected event expenses you need to know

Everyone knows that an event involves numerous expenses including paying for the food, the venue and entertainment. But unexpected event expenses can hit you like a brick wall and can severely affect your bottom line. Below are 7 event expenses that you might be forgetting.  (more…)

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.


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…)

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