Corporate Holiday Parties: How to Make Your Party the Talk of the Water Cooler

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If only corporate holiday parties were more like the movies, right? On the big screen, holiday parties are portrayed as extraordinary extravaganzas that are full of shenanigans and debauchery, but in reality for anyone planning a corporate holiday party the main concern is ending up with one of those stuffy, unremarkable events. Let’s face it, many holiday parties go in that direction, unfortunately. Then you’ve spent all that time and money on a party that people didn’t even enjoy!

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Event Lighting Sets the Mood

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Event lighting is often the forgotten element of special event planning. Whether it’s a wedding reception or a corporate party, lighting can be the difference between an okay event and a spectacular, memorable one.

When it comes to picking out food or colors, most people have a pretty good idea what they like and don’t like. That’s why discussing lighting can be a little intimidating. We don’t always know what we like until we see it. That’s where professionals like the ...

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Rustic Events Are In!

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Cross back chair rental - Unique Events - Iowa

Rustic Roots, Elegant Events

Nothing reflects Iowa roots like barn weddings or a rustic setting for a major event. Now Unique Events has the furnishings to go with it. Barn wood tables and cross back chairs are the latest additions to Unique Events rental inventory.

Natural or
barn wood tables are trending nationwide right now. Of course, Midwesterners have always known the beauty of being ...

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5 Tips for Office Holiday Party Planning

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It’s that time of the year again. Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and store windows are bursting with holiday décor. And with the holidays come office holiday parties.

Between coordinating food, guests, and entertainment, planning a holiday party can be overwhelming. However, equipped with a plan and the tips below, your holiday party can be the best one yet. Here are our office holiday party planning tips from Unique Events.

  1. Appoint Your Party Planning Dream Team

Behind every great event ...

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Tips For a Successful Company Party!

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Company Holiday Parties

The season for company holiday parties is coming to an end and we’ve seen some great ones! On the flip side, we’ve seen some fall a little short of guest’s expectations.

Ever hosted or been to a company holiday party that seemed to never get going? The DJ was playing to a dance floor of a few people while everyone else watched, and/or guests were leaving disappointed before 10:00 to hit the local bars? It leaves you wondering “What ...

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Up-Lighting: All Things Considered

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Hi Guys! Thanks for reading! I wanted to take some time to chat about Up-Lighting and all the ways we feel it can enhance an evening. When we speak to potential clients about Up-Lighting we generally keep the conversation about the “feel” of the room and compliments from the guests. Ultimately,  I think that is what most people are thinking about when considering adding lighting. They may want to coordinate an existing color scheme, go a different direction than what ...

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