Category Archives: Galas

A Favorite Event Vendor: Del Rossi Photography

I first met photographer Michael Del Rossi when he volunteered to take photos at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Verona, NJ Light the Night Walk. Now, Del Rossi Photography has become a favorite event vendor of ours, so much so that I even hired Michael to take photos at my wedding (5 years ago this upcoming September…

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A Favorite Event Caterer: Thomas Preti

A great deal of our events take place in venues that have their event caterer in-house. On those occasions where the venue allows for a choice of event caterers, we love to choose Thomas Preti. They are a pleasure to work with for many reasons, not the least of which is that they are so accommodating….

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A Favorite Event Photo Booth Vendor: Inside Out Booth

Photo booths have become a must-have at galas, walks, and even conferences. Instead of the closed event photo booth that fits up to four people, photo booth vendors are now providing an “open” photo booth set-up. This works really well with a large backdrop or step-and-repeat and can include many more people in the photo….

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A Post-Event Evaluation Is Crucial

The event timeline may be the most important ongoing tool when planning an event. The last item on every Events with Ginger & Co. timeline is certainly the most important tool overall – the post-event evaluation, or debrief. The definition of debrief – a series of questions about a completed mission or undertaking – is quite military-sounding….

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Autism Events for Autism Awareness Month

If you didn’t already know, April is Autism Awareness Month and I can’t think of a better way to spread awareness then by hosting an autism event! This past month, as an events intern, I was given the opportunity to give back to the autism community by assisting Ginger and Amy in executing not one…

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How to Run a Silent Auction

Having a silent auction at your event is an invaluable fundraising tool that engages the attendee, can add a creative design element to the event site, and enables the organization to raise awareness as well as funds. For instance, I loved creating tablescapes of items for Homefirst’s silent auction, including making the backdrops seamless and…

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Events This Year: Save the Dates!

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s go-time for planning events this year! Many of the events that we help to plan take place annually. We’ll often pick up the planning not long after the previous year’s event takes place. This enables us to either secure a preferred date at the same venue or start a site selection process for…

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Are Your Event Invitations Inviting?

It’s time to send event invitations for the upcoming season’s events (6-8 weeks prior, ideally, but no less than 4 weeks!), so I thought I’d share our checklist for writing and designing event invitations while it is fresh in my mind. Compelling Copy There are so many details to include and nothing can be forgotten,…

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It Feels Like Spring: Time for Planning Events

The polar vortex may have tried to freeze us out, but at Events with Ginger & Co., it feels like spring – not just because of the space heater that kept the temp in our office above 60 degrees. It feels like spring because it’s all we’re thinking about! Our first event of the season…

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