Corporate and Special Event Planning

To Theme or Not to Theme

To Theme or Not to Theme
I know I have covered this issue before but I am going to do it again. If you are having a themed event, go all out or don’t bother. 
I recently attended an event that was put on by our intern Melanie and a group of her classmates. The event was called Gatspeak and is part of their course. As part of the program at Algonquin College the students are required to put on a fundraiser for the Children’s Wish Foundation. 
Gatspeak was a 1920s themed party and it was truly fantastic. From the minute you arrived at the door until you walked back out the door the theme was done just right. 
Some of my most favourite features are below. Hands down my favourite was the drinks in paper bags. Another favourite was the raffle tickets. Instead of using typical tickets they had them made to the theme with old keys attached. And the last one I will talk about, because there were several more, had to be the guys walking around selling the raffle tickets. When we first arrived they were carrying cool old wood boxes, when we went inside for the fancy part of the night they boxes were blinged (if that’s a word) up to match the more formal part of the night.


Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.


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