3 Spooky Ideas for Halloween Office Decorations

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Whether your office space is modern, retro, traditional, or high-tech, you can transform it into an enchantingly eerie environment with these top Halloween office decorations ideas. Instead of popping a pumpkin and paper skeleton here and there, you can best bedeck the entire office by choosing an overall theme. These three themes are some of the most spooktacular Halloween office…

Tips for Planning a Last Minute Event

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So your big event is just around the corner, and you just haven’t had the time to start planning. Maybe you were handed the reigns with no time to spare, or life simply got in the way. Whatever the case, just because you’re short on time doesn’t mean that last-minute event planning needs to be a headache. With a little…

Ways to Minimize Your Corporate Event Planning Budget

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  Anyone who’s been tasked with throwing a corporate event understands that it’s easy to lose track of the budget. Between decor, food, and event spaces, things can get pricey pretty quick unless you’re paying close attention. Fortunately, your friends here at PaperDirect are happy to help you plan and save for your next corporate event without sacrificing any of…

Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Corporate Event

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The event of the year is on the calendar so don’t let it flop! Whether your company is hosting an annual conference that draws hundreds of professionals from your industry, or the event is a more simple annual employee gathering, avoid these corporate event mistakes. 1. The venue is too small. Sure, the seat count might be accurate, but is…

Father’s Day Activities for the Whole Family

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Struggling to find a fun way that you and your family can celebrate your dad this Father’s Day? Whether your dad is the strong, silent time or a social butterfly, you can plan him the perfect Father’s Day. Here are some fun Father’s Day activities your dad is sure to love. Get Out and Grill Do you have a Dad…

Checklist: Hosting A Summer Charity Golf Event

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The big golf fundraiser is just a few weeks away! The course is booked, team sign-ups are flowing in, you’ve promoted the auction items on Facebook and the caterer for the post-game dinner is on stand-by. But, before you wish your guests well on the greens, work through this handy dandy checklist of charity golf day ideas to be sure…

Timeline: When to Send Wedding Invitations

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Here’s an educated guess: when you fell in love and decided to spend the rest of your life with your special someone, you didn’t realize that planning the wedding itself would involve so many rules and conventions. Where and when will the wedding be? Who’s invited? Who’s picking up the tab? And those are just the first few questions in…

What to Include in Your High School Graduation Program

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So you’ve been afforded the opportunity to craft the program for the high school’s graduation ceremony. It’s a big job, and it’s extremely important that you create a stunning yet informative document. A graduation program will be every parent’s step-by-step countdown to the moment they can snap a picture of their son or daughter walking across the stage to shake…

Sneak Peek: PaperDirect’s Christmas Stationery Line

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Right now, the air is crisp with autumnal richness. Kids are picking out Halloween costumes and the entire world seems to be seasoned with pumpkin spice. But before you know it, you’ll be up to your ears in snowmen and reindeer, and it’ll be time to prepare for the Christmas season. One of the most important parts of Christmas is…

Organizing a Company Picnic From Start to Finish

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Cubicle fever is spreading. That’s why organizing a company picnic needs to jump to the top of your to-do list. Whether it’s an annual spring event or you’re putting together your first outdoor employee party, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to make it the best work day yet. Secure an Uncommon Location Sure, the park across from the…

12 Company Picnic Themes & Ideas

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Company Picnic Themes & Ideas

If you need another excuse to blow off a Friday and spoil your staff, this is it! Host a company picnic to recognize your top employees and thank the entire crew for their hard work throughout the past year. And you know, a party isn’t a party unless it has a theme. And, cake. Don’t forget the cake. The Classic…

How to Run (and Promote) a Silent Auction for Your Non-Profit

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Community fundraisers not only get the word out about your cause, they’re also a sure fire way to pad your non-profit’s operating budget and fund vital programming. It’s a win-win! Here’s a crash course on how to run a silent auction at your fundraiser and get your supporters excited about the upcoming event. Schedule the Event Secure a location and…

How to Promote a Charity Golf Tournament on a Budget

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There’s no doubt nonprofit organizations must undergo quite a bit of work to organize a successful golf tournament, however the results can be tremendous, especially when the event is properly promoted. Promoting a charity golf tournament can be an expensive task. Advertising and marketing efforts can quickly dry up the funds a foundation has available. These tips can help a nonprofit…

5 New & Bright Themed Work Celebrations

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Everyone expects a Christmas or New Year’s party. While holiday parties are fun, it can be even more fun (and effective) to have unexpected and off-season themed work celebrations. For most adults, the office is where they spend a huge portion of their life. Interacting with the same people in the same environment day after day can cause even the…

Christmas Party Planning Tip #11 – Last Minute Checklist

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You’ve collected the RSVPs and the big Christmas party is just around the corner. To make sure you’ve got everything in order take a big breath and go over this task list ASAP! Count the RSVPs one last time and update the caterer with the final number. Make sure the venue’s audio system is compatible with the DJs technology needs….

Christmas Party Planning Tip #10 – Christmas Playlist

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What keeps guests feeling upbeat and jovial at a party? Great tunes! It’s time to think about a fabulous playlist for the Christmas party. To keep everyone content, choose a mix of classic seasonal songs sung by popular artists. Here’s our favorites. 12 Perfect Picks for Your Holiday Party Playlist All I Want for Christmas is You ~ Mariah Carey…

Christmas Party Planning Tip #9 – RSVPs

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As the Christmas party draws near, RSVPs pile up. If things seem to be moving a little slower than planned, send a reminder message via an office communications system or email to complete RSVPs as soon as possible. As the notes start arriving, stay on top of the party planning by checking these five tasks off your to do list:…

Christmas Party Planning Tip #8 – Activities

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As guests arrive for the Christmas party, keep them entertained. In addition to lingering over the appetizers and punch bowl, encourage party-goers to participate in one of these festive activities and games. Photo Collage: On the party invitations, ask each person to bring a printed snapshot of themselves from a holiday celebration as a child — with their name printed…

Christmas Party Planning Tip #5 – Planning the Menu

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #5 - Planning the Menu

Don’t deny it: One of the best parts of party planning is thinking about the food! Before you start scheduling food tastings, there’s a few things to think about when you’re serving dinner to a large group: What’s my budget? Break it down by how much you can afford per plate or person, since that’s how caterers will charge you….

Christmas Party Planning Tip #3 – Reserve The Venue

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You’re not the only one in town planning an amazing Christmas party. It’s time to finalize your party venue location and put down a deposit before someone steals your favorite location. But before signing any contracts, use your savvy business skills to negotiate the best deal possible. Here’s a few questions to ask the venue’s event coordinator: Are appetizers for…