January 31, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday: Send a handwritten

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Thoughtful Thursday: Send a handwritten note to a friend or relative for no special reason just to show you are thinking about them! http://ow.ly/i/1qzF3

January 30, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom~Assign # to guests, pla

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Wednesday Wisdom~Assign # to guests, place # on back of RSVP to identify unsigned responses! http://ow.ly/i/1qzsz http://ow.ly/d/11f7

January 29, 2013

Tuesday Tips ~ I love the idea of using

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Tuesday Tips ~ I love the idea of using a Coffee Table book on an interesting subject as your Guest Book. http://ow.ly/i/1qznk http://ow.ly/i/1qznJ

January 28, 2013

Have One Last Fling before the Ring!!!!

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NOT THAT kind of FLING!!!  🙂

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It’s almost a rite of passage – you know that time when you and all your girlfriends get together to celebrate your upcoming marriage.  This should be an event that you will {happily} remember for years to come ~ but you aren’t sure how you want to spend that evening (or weekend)!  The choices are endless and of course we can help with the planning of the fun party – but should you choose to do it on your own, here are some ideas for consideration!

A Weekend Get-Away

Whether you like the beach or the mountains, or even something more exotic, there are so many places you can go.  Plan ahead for the best travel options {we can refer you to our favorite travel experts}!  Here are some ideas that could prove to be just the thing for your Bachelorette Get Away {fling}!

The Sandy Shores of the Gulf of Mexico ~ Start the day with Yoga on the beach then spend the afternoon soaking up the sun {better than a spray tan for the BIG DAY!} while partaking in the many fun water and beach activities – then  enjoy watching the sunset before heading out for a delicious dinner and evening of dancing!

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The White Cliffs of Dover {aka A Mountain Escape} ~ Maybe you and your girlfriends prefer the mountains!  Rent a cabin where you can just chill and relax or maybe take a hike.  If visiting the mountains in the cooler weather — the perfect combination of course would be S’mores….whether the food kind or the liquid {read alcoholic} kind!!!

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Ante up ~ It’s always fun to hit the Casino!!  Whether you just to head to SIN CITY or a more local Casino location – there is always so much to do!  If you aren’t a big gambler, the people watching can not be beat….but if you are up to learn the many games you can sign-up for lessons and then hit the casino floor with your new knowledge and gamble like a professional.  Why not offer a friendly wager among the group with the biggest winner opting to pay for dinner!  Casino’s usually have some of the best entertainment in the form of shows {concerts, comedians, circus acts} that you can find anywhere.  After a day on the floor – take in a show at night before turning in! {Although many folks don’t sleep when in this environment so remember to take your under-eye concealer}.

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A trip is not in your future – no worries, there are many other options that are just as fun!

There is always the standard visit to a strip-club or have the stripper come to you!  All guests should be instructed to bring dollar bills for the Bride so that she can show her gratitude to the dancer(s) without dipping into her own wallet. coronet club signmale_strippers

Strippers not for you – that’s fine! How about hosting a “Pure Romance” party…a fun way to share the night with your best girlfriends while learning new things that might just spice it up in the bedroom…maybe everyone could chip in and buy the Honored Guest some items to present to the Blushing Bride {I’m sure the hubby-to-be would thank you all}!


Need something tamer?  How about a dinner at her favorite restaurant followed by a fun activity that could be anything from a movie, to bowling, to showing your sharp-eye skills at the pool hall or for the truly adventurous the shooting range!  What about a comedy club?  Who doesn’t love a good laugh.  Or for those that are NOT faint-at-heart {thin-skinned} – a Drag show.

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Still not what you want to spend your girl-time doing?!  Then how about a Scavenger Hunt?  There is actually an app that you can download {Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt by KMT Marketing, LLC ~ $0.99}.  The app which is for iPhone, iPad or iPod allows you to plan, organize and participate in a fun scavenger hunt that you can personalize.  During the “hunt” everyone is updated with the progress of items being found and the photos taken during the Hunt can even be posted to your favorite social media outlets.

Bachelorette Scavenger hunt app

What about a Spa Party? Whether you choose to make an appointment at one of the many local Spa’s or you decide to have a Spa Party at home – the options are endless.  Having an at-home party can be relaxing and comfortable with proper planning.  Fun activities like making your own bath salts are a great way to get everyone involved.  Each guest could be asked to bring a specific item or ingredient and then everyone gets to take a custom bath salt home with them as a remembrance of the special night.  There are mobile Spas that will even come to your party so that you can just relax and enjoy massages, or mani/Pedi’s.  You can also be creative with the food and beverages offered at the Spa Party….go ahead..relax, enjoy and have fun!

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Are you a Wine Connoisseur or just a wanna-be? How about an evening learning about different varieties of wine?  You can have a Sommelier come to your home and present a lesson in various wines while offering the guests samples and providing excellent tips for pairings.  Many restaurants will offer private or semi-private rooms for  your group and would be happy to have their Sommelier come over and explain the wines offered on their Wine List and even provide suggestions for wine pairings.  One idea that would be educational and fun would be for each guest to select and bring their favorite wine (make sure that everyone has different favs for a well-rounded experience) as well as a food item that would pair well.  This way – your guests are all assisting with the food and beverage for the party – easing the out-of-pocket expenses of the hostess.  You could be as creative as you want on the displaying of the items {see chalkboard table photo below} to provide everyone with the pairing ideas. wine bottles and corkswine pairings  wine and cheese toasting wine glasses

Sporting Events aren’t just for the Boys ~ Does your group of girls like to play tennis? Golf? Bowl? Or maybe you would prefer to be a spectator instead of a participant!  Why not plan a sports related outing?  Get tickets to go to a Baseball, Football, Basketball or Hockey game.  Have dinner before, go for drinks after…get out and cheer for your favorite team while spending time with your best girlfriends.  To keep the evening “sports” related, choose a fun sports bar & grill to go to that will keep the theme of the evening alive and well!

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There are not any hard, fast rules for what a Bachelorette party has to look like – so use your creativity and plan something that will leave long-lasting memories of the best girlfriends Fling before the Ring. 

For assistance in planning a spectacular evening, contact us for ideas and assistance!

Janice Blackmon Events is an event planning company. We specialize in assisting our clients with innovative concepts, creative design and flawless production of the event. 

January 25, 2013

Feature Friday ~ Set your cake table off

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Feature Friday ~ Set your cake table off with an amazing linen like this one from I Do Linens. http://ow.ly/i/1pnul http://ow.ly/h2JUM

January 24, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday ~ Great gift for the

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Thoughtful Thursday ~ Great gift for the parents, engraved photo frame with a personal note showing your love and appreciation! http://ow.ly/i/1pnge

January 23, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom ~ If your event takes p

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Wednesday Wisdom ~ If your event takes place on/near a Holiday, Save-The-Dates are important and should be sent as early as possible! http://ow.ly/h2HzE http://ow.ly/i/1pn6p

For a large selection of stationery items, check out our website: http://www.janiceblackmonevents.cceasy.com

January 22, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Use a bold color in your ev

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Tuesday Tip: Use a bold color in your event design like the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year ~ Emerald. http://ow.ly/gWT66

January 21, 2013

The BEST Bridal show is coming up on Feb

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The BEST Bridal show is coming up on February 2nd and we have a very special guest! Continue reading for the official Press Release!

Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta announces David Tutera as the 2013 Celebrity Host.
Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera will appear on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta held at The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta.
A David Tutera Signature VIP Event will take place from 10:00am – noon.
Doors open for general admission 12:00 – 5:00pm.
Ticket information and directions are located at http://www.BeABride.net
The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta gives brides the opportunity to meet Atlanta’s best wedding professionals, see the latest trends, designs, and ideas as well as a couture fashion show.
Event Highlights:
He popped the question. Let the planning begin!
Meet Atlanta’s most talented and creative wedding professionals including WE tv’s My Fair Wedding host and guest celebrity, David Tutera.
Join us for a fun and exciting afternoon to help plan your special day, including book signings, photos, fashion show and special presentations from David Tutera
You’ll find everything you need from Yes to I Do!
Date: February 2, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 12noon VIP Event with David Tutera
12noon – 5:00pm General Admission
Place: The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart
230 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Details: http://www.BeABride.net Show Hotline 678-439-9334
VIP Signature Event with David Tutera $50.00 Limited seating 10:00AM – 12noon Includes exclusive meet & greet, special presentation, book signing, admission to the Bridal Extravaganza & champagne.
General Admission: $15.00 advance $20 day of show (cash only) Noon – 5:00pm
Featured Events
David Tutera VIP Signature Event – Saturday, February 2, 2013, 10:00am – 12noon Special VIP Bride presentation, Photos, Book Signing & Champagne
Themed Wedding Galleries & More!
Browse through lots of themed wedding galleries designed by Atlanta’s best wedding professionals. See the hottest trends of the season that will personalize your celebration and make your wedding unforgettable.

In addition to the table galleries, brides will see an over-the-top wedding cake gallery. Compare traditional and photojournalism styles in our photography gallery and see the hottest blossoms in the bridal bouquet gallery.
Here’s what you’ll experience:
• Meet WE tv, My Fair Wedding host & guest celebrity, David Tutera
• Book signings, photos & special presentations by David Tutera
• Exclusive VIP Signature Event with David Tutera
• One hundred plus of Atlanta’s Best Wedding Professionals.
• Spectacular wedding galleries showing the latest trends and ideas for your wedding & reception.
• Photography, floral and wedding cake galleries.
• Couture fashion shows.
• Taste scrumptious appetizers and wedding cake.
• Discover the perfect wedding reception location, honeymoon, flowers, wedding planners, photographers and more.
• Find creative ideas and designs for your reception.
• Visit with our honeymoon & destination wedding specialists.
• Chance to win romantic honeymoons and thousands of doorprizes.
Entrance to the show: All brides and their guests will enter The Bridal Extravaganza thru the AmericasMart Building 2 Parking Garage. Take the parking garage elevator to the 2nd floor and follow the signs to the West Wing. No entrance to the show will be available on Williams Street. Directional signs will be posted.

Building 2 Parking Garage: 230 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Enter on the left side of Spring St., between Andrew Young International Blvd. and John Portman Blvd

Location, Location, Location – The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart is located in the heart of downtown and attached to the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Within walking distance to MARTA, the Georgia Aquarium, CNN, Philips Arena, the Georgia World…

January 18, 2013

Feature Friday: Love this photo from Mar

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Feature Friday: Love this photo from Maria & Hiram’s wedding by @ShariZellers http://ow.ly/i/1nrWZ http://ow.ly/gQHS3 http://ow.ly/gQIaj

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