Holiday Party Theme Ideas


Are you planning a Holiday Party this year? Over the years, we’ve helped numerous clients plan holiday parties to say thank you to their clients, employees and/or  just share some merry times with good friends and family. Here are some past theme ideas that we have done. If you’re looking for a creative theme for a memorable party {that you can actually enjoy}…we are ready to help!

Holiday Sparkle


Add some excitement to your holiday party with some sparkle. This event was full of red, black and shinning silver details with ornaments and sparkle galour. The theme was incorporated throughout the event, even in the desert with delicious glittery cake pops.  This theme is perfect for a sophisticated corporate event and also an exciting party for you and your friends.

Corporate Holiday



Vintage Winter Wonderland:


This Vintage Winter Wonderland themed party was an intimate gathering with delicious food and elegant decor. Elegant vintage touches were incorporated into the classic theme with the vintage inspired table cloth, chavari chairs, napkins and name cards.  The white chocolate covered cake pops, sugared white marshmallows and white chocolate covered pretzels paired were a huge hit!

winter wonderland



Gold Winter:


This high class party at the Signature Room on the 92nd floor of the John Hancock building incorporated details of Chicago and the city lights by incorporating gold satin lines, centerpieces with gold ornaments and sparkly gems. People love photo booths! They can easily be created to reflect the theme with a unique backdrop and some props.




Mountain Lodge:


The Mountain Lodge Theme is perfect for a cozy holiday party.Plaid fabrics are a great way to give that Ski Lodge feel. Lodge’s are rustic, so go ahead use the resources you have. If you have pinecones in your backyard, pick the best ones and bring them to the party. They can be used for everything from centerpieces, to garland and place card holders. Don’t be afraid to get creative.

mnt lodge


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It’s Christmas in July!


AKA. Time to work with us to plan the most amazing holiday party EVER!

To celebrate, Events Plus Style is including free RSVP Management in all of our Holiday Party Planning Packages.

We will create a website for all your guests to view event details and rsvp.

Their rsvp will be sent directly to us to manage all those pesky details… who will be attending, who they are attending with, what they want to eat, and where they will be sitting.

Can you say #StressFreeHolidayPartyPlanning!!!

Please contact us to for your party proposal today!

Chistmas in July

A Top Notch 100th Year Anniversary Celebration

We were honored to help A.O. Reed & Co. plan their 100th Year Anniversary Celebration. Having been the mechanical contractor for the construction of the Manchester Grand Hyatt, it seemed fitting for A.O Reed to host the big event in the Manchester Ballroom, Foyer and Terrace.  Strategic planning, hard work and strong men allowed us to wheel the 1914 Ford Model T into the Foyer for a fun and memorable photo opportunity. Old vintage elements were carried throughout the decor, while keeping the overall feel very elegant and fun. The A.O. Reed & Co. 100th Year logo was incorporated into the invitation, ice sculpture, menu cards, champagne glasses, custom dance floor, and top notch gift bag.

The amazing event had to be accompanied by phenomenal entertainment. Who better, than the best…Wayne Foster Entertainment. Complete with a 42 foot stage, elegant draping, lighting, a haze machine, surprise confetti shooter, and themed performers including a man on stilts;        It was out of this world! The guests danced the night away…even getting out on the dance floor between salad, dinner, and dessert!

Special Thanks to the The Manchester Grand Hyatt, Events + Style Team, Wayne Foster Entertainment, Concepts Event Design, Dulcie Jones Florist, Crystal Creations, Casa Del Mar, Nic Roc Designs and Tim Haugh Photography. The event was a huge success and will be remembered by so many valued A.O. Reed employees and guests!

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Inspiration: Kentucky Derby Party

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday! Time for big hats and big bets for the most exciting two minutes in sports. Can’t make it to Churchill Downs in Kentucky? Host your own Derby party on your own “Millionaire’s Row” with Mint Juleps and good Southern food.

It’s not enough to just wear a big hat, the whole event has to be decked out in Derby decor! “The Run of the Roses” is another name the Derby is known by, since the winning horse is covered in a blanket of roses. This is a great theme for a Derby party. Romantic, real, red roses can be used or DIY rolled, roses can be made like in the photos bellow. Hostess with the Mostest blogger wanted to create a vintage-modern event that looked classy, casual and fun like the Derby itself. This is the perfect way to throw a “Run of the Roses” party!





Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess

The Mint Julep Jars shown above, are actually just party favors with Junior Mints inside. A real Mint Julep is a very strong, very traditional Southern drink held up in cheers while, “My Old Kentucky Home” plays before the race starts. They are served in chilled silver julep cups filled to the rim with bourbon, simple syrup, fresh mint and crushed ice, an absolute must for a Derby party!

Photo Credit: Southern Living  

Since bourbon is a Kentucky favorite, it’s a very popular ingredient in desserts too! Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie and Bourbon Balls are the perfect items to end the Derby day celebrations. Pie preparation only takes about 10 minutes, if using a refrigerated pie crust and Bourbon Balls are easy to make. Who wouldn’t love chocolate and liquor together?

Photo Credit: Southern Living

A true Kentuckian created this “Run for the Roses” party bellow with Chocolate-Pecan Pie inspired Kentucky Derby Cupcakes and Kentucky Bourbon Ball Pops! Mirabelle Creations blogger, used her own party printables that make this party so cute!

Photo Credit: Mirabelle Creations

Enjoy your Derby day celebrations!

Written by: Darielle Terry

Holidays: Easter

Easter is just around the corner! We have some last minute ideas and tips for creating a memorable day. Whether your having an intimate gathering for two or big feast for the whole family, the right decorations, crafts and food will  make this Easter Sunday extra special.

Decorating Easter eggs is as classic as it gets. It’s fun to get crafty even if there aren’t any kids around. Ever try Kool-Aid dyed eggs or decorating without dye? This year it’s time to switch things up. Kool-Aid mix can be used in-place of egg dye kits, plus it smells fruity. Or skip the dye all together and decorate with stickers, glitter, even rhinestones if Martha Stewart is channeling your inner creativity. Double-sided adhesive tape (cut or whole punched) works great for creating polka dotted glitter eggs, as does glitter glue.


Photo Credit- Hey! Jen Renee


Photo Credit- Martha Stewart

The best part about decorating Easter eggs is that they make the most darling decorations and centerpieces. Simply, place colorful eggs in a raised dish in the middle of the table and volia! This looks great surrounded by simple, clear and white table settings. A vase, candle holder or even mason jar can also be used to hold your decorated eggs, candy and flowers!




Now the whole reason for your gathering is of course, the Easter feast! Hopefully after brunch or dinner, there is still room for some dessert. Peeps and chocolate chips make a surprisingly great combination to create a sunflower cake.


Photo Credit- Better Homes and Gardens

Written by- Darielle Terry

Proposal Idea: A Christmas Proposal

Are you thinking about popping the question?
What better time to propose than over the Christmas Holiday! With all the warmth and holiday cheer, it just couldn’t be more perfect. Check out this amazing Christmas Proposal.
Who could say No to MARRY ME in Chocolate?
Special Thanks to Contributing Vendors:
Event Design: Urban Style the wedding network
Photography: David Difuntorum
Desserts: Tailored Sweets
Flowers: Camellia Wedding Flowers
Venue: The Loft @ UCSD
Boxes: Paper Scissors Print
Hair: Hair by Andrea
MakeUp: Melissa Rae & Co

In honor of: Veterans Day

Thank you to all the men & woman who serve & have served. Here is a sweet treat to make for your veteran. It can be made as a bouquet or the individual cookies can be wrapped up and shipped out to your soldier.

Patriotic Cookie Bouquet Recipe
From: Taste of Home

  • Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • Glaze:
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water
  • Red and blue gel food coloring


  • Directions:
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, then gradually add to the creamed mixture. Beat in apple pie spice and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate dough for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Roll out dough to a 1/4-in. thickness. With star cookie cutters, cut out shapes. Place only five or six shapes on an ungreased baking sheet. Place a dowel piece on top of each shape so that at least 1-1/2 in. of dowel is on top of shape, leaving the rest of dowel extended for handle. Top each dough shape with a matching shape. Press edges gently to seal. Place remaining shapes on another baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks, propping up each dowel handle so it remains parallel to the rack.
  • In a bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, corn syrup and water until smooth. Place 1/3 cup of glaze in each of three bowls. Tint one portion red and one blue, leaving the remaining one white. Spread blue and red glaze over tops of some of the cookies. For a swirled design on remaining cookies, spread white glaze over the tops of cookies, immediately place three dots of each colored glaze on top of each cookie and swirl with a toothpick. Set cookies aside to dry.
  • Refer to the photo (above left) while assembling as directed in the instructions that follow. Using the serrated knife, cut the floral foam to fit snugly inside the container for bouquet base. Insert the floral foam in the container. Cover the top of the foam with paper shred.
  • Insert the dowel handle of each cookie and the stick of each flag into the foam. Serve remaining cookies separately. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.