2017 Hottest Holiday Party Trends

Fall is finally here and that means warm clothes, pumpkin spice lattes and for event planners in Orange County, it means that it’s time to start planning the company holiday party!
 
Holiday parties are an occasion that a lot of employees look forward to all year long. It’s an opportunity for coworkers to enjoy each other’s company and interact on a more personal level than their everyday work environment may allow.
 

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Tips for Event Budgeting

In our time managing a banquet hall in Orange County, we've learned that event planning can be a very challenging responsibility. More often than not, the success (or lack thereof) of an event heavily depends on a well thought out budget. We've seen a lot of corporate events, high end birthday parties and wedding receptions come through our event venue, and we've seen a lot of fantastic events put on with conservative budgets. 

Here are our tips for organizing a budget for your Orange County event:

Outline Your Budget With an Appropriate Tool

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Lodging at Lyon Air Museum

Many holiday events take place at Lyon Air Museum.  This cozy lodging trip themed event looked marvelous in the space! 

Christmas Lodging Event at Lyon Air Museum Photo by Shane Karns

Large green centerpieces with traditional holiday colors of cranberry red, green, and brown warm up the space and give it a traditional Christmas lodging feel.

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Host a themed event: Airline Travel

Airline Travel event at Lyon Air Museum, located on the west side of John Wayne/Orange County Airport

Lyon Air Museum is the perfect venue to host an airline theme event complete with pilot and stewardess servers, boarding pass invites, and suitcase props! Send out boarding pass invites. Setup a "bag check" table for when guests arrive and register.  Choose from our preferred catering list for servers dressed in airline service attire (photo: The Turnip Rose servers). Additionally servers can push food and beverage carts around for guests to order snacks and drinks during cocktail hour.  Create a fun centerpiece like flower stuffed suitcases.

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Event Planning: Book Your Venue

The new year is here! With a new year comes a new set of events - be it a fashion show or a corporate event - it is time to start planning.  First thing to do on "all things event planning" is choose a venue.  What could be better than a hangar like museum with polished vintage aircraft? The clock is ticking and the facility rental rate increases February 1, 2015, so book now.  

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