Our Event Management Blog

2017 – A year for great celebrations!

What’s Red and White all over and topped with a big “Yahoo!”? Clearly it’s Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Calgary style. Simply Elegant is brimming with excitement about events that will take place in 2017. Combining the annual Calgary Stampede celebration with...

10 Party Planning Tips for 2017

As we usher in 2017, here are our Top 10 Tips to make your next party a big hit. 10. Take the time to coordinate the food, music and dress code for your party to come up with a theme that guests can talk about. Pick a couple of colors to use throughout and choose...

Collaborate with Your Event Planning Service Provider

In most areas of life, collaboration is a-must when it comes to carrying a project to a successful completion. It’s the same story when it comes to working with an event planning service provider. Ideally, the event planner you’re working with for your event will be...

Private Party Planning Tips

Private parties can be scheduled for just about any reason that people would gather to celebrate.  The most common reasons to schedule a party include milestone birthday, such as Sweet Sixteen, lodge and organized group awards ceremonies, such a Girls Scouts or...

Event Management 101

A successful event starts with strategic planning and is dependent on the ability to anticipate obstacles. Because there are always obstacles. If you are going to work with an event planning company, you need to interview them first. You want to know they’re going to...

Summer Party Planning Tips

So you’re planning to throw a summer party. And, of course, you want your summer party to be a huge success. Good news – that’s completely doable. But to throw a summer party that’s guaranteed to wow your guests and leave a lasting impression, you’ll need to get...

Party Etiquette Tips

Parties are a great opportunity to meet new people, re-connect with those you haven’t seen in a while, and generally have a good time socializing. In any type of event, whether it’s casual or formal, everyone should practice proper etiquette. To help you make a good...

Celebrating Father’s Day

Here’s a fun fact: Father’s Day dates back almost 4,000 years. The story goes that a Babylonian youth named Elmesu carved the first known Father's Day card in clay with a special message that wished his dear old dad good health and a long and happy life. We’re sure...

Event Security Tips

Event security is often an afterthought in event planning, but it should be one of the most important topics to plan out. Having an event secured from many different angles requires forethought and and proper event planning. Here are some best practices successful...

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