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Environmental events

Environmental events

What better excuse for a get-together than doing something for our collective home? Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, then went global, joining other home-grown innovations like Clean Up Australia Day and National Recycling Week. But green events don’t have to be big to have an impact.

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Surprise!

Surprise!

Love them or hate them, surprise parties are here to stay. The secret is good planning, along with keeping things under wraps until the big moment.

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Don’t forget about sound

Don’t forget about sound

Sound gets inside our heads and under our skin. If you’re organising an event, large or small, thinking about sound will make whatever you do much more impactful.

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Kid-friendly events

Kid-friendly events

If you’re organising an event designed to appeal to parents and their children – or at least include them – there are a few important things to keep in mind.

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Political events and happenings

Political events and happenings

As NSW local government elections loom, and state and federal polls wait in the wings, there’s no avoiding what passes for the democratic process in Australia. But for those seeking to get elected, and their supporters, election day is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Edible events

Edible events

As Australia and the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, major food-based events are on their way back, bigger and more delicious than ever.

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Growing events

Growing events

Green is the new black, and botanical events are growing fast, in Australia and around the world. From open gardens to flower shows to community plantings, if it’s leafy it’s got legs.

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The secret life of table linen

The secret life of table linen

If you’re planning an event that involves food, don’t make cloth table accessories an afterthought. Tablecloths, throws, napkins and place mats are all important to set the mood and style your occasion.

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Last minute event ideas

Last minute event ideas

No matter how well organised you are, life doesn’t always go to plan. If you’re organising an event, things pretty much never go to plan. But what do you do if there’s no time to even make a plan? That’s when you have to embrace the beautiful chaos of the last minute.

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Plating up

Plating up

Cutlery, crockery and glassware are an indispensable part of any catered event, from casual to formal. These days, whether you’re thinking disposable or fancy, there are many exciting options that don’t cost the earth.

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