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6 New Theme Ideas for Thanksgiving

Lilly Blomquist

There’s something special about Thanksgiving. A full day dedicated to indulging in our favorite foods and spending time with loved ones seems too good to be true. It’s a holiday full of traditions, but sometimes, doing the same thing over and over again (like having to force down yet another bite of your aunt’s dry mashed potatoes) can make the evening stale.... MORE

Posted November 14, 2019

13 Killer Theme Ideas for This Year's Halloween Party

Lilly Blomquist

Planning a legendary Halloween party can be a lot of work. From compiling a guest list to creating a delicious menu to decorating the party space, the whole ordeal can be exhausting. We get it.  ... MORE

Posted October 18, 2019

The 18 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2019

Andrea Fowler

Mother’s Day can be a tricky occasion when it comes to gifting. You want to give mom something unique that will make her feel special (especially if it’s her first Mother’s Day!) and you want this particular gift to stand out from all the years previous—Mother’s Day 2019, here we come. ... MORE

Posted September 12, 2019

10 New Ways to Decorate Your Party With Balloons

Andrea Fowler

Like the birth of any new décor trend, it only takes one really unique idea to get the wheels turning. Then before you know it, you’ll see similar versions and creative remixes sprouting up from all over. Balloon garlands are no exception. The recent explosion of these garlands have made balloons the hot décor item to include at your event, and the more creative you can get with it, the more Instagram kudos your party will get. ... MORE

Posted September 12, 2019

Best Gifts for Father's Day 2019

Grace Peisker

Father’s Day has snuck up on us again, and this summer, fruitless gift research has yielded lists of borderline alpha male-driven results. Sure, dads may enjoy things like gourmet beef jerky/extreme outdoor camping gear/expensive electric screwdrivers (?), but if that’s not his jam, it’s hard to find a gift that is both touching and fatherly. It wouldn’t hurt to buy something he needed either. ... MORE

Posted August 30, 2019

15 Best NYC Restaurants to Celebrate With a Sit-Down Meal

Grace Peisker

Back in the good old Sketchers-wearing, scooter-riding days, celebrating was the best—because it meant food. You know, that good treat yo’ self food. After every ballet recital, little league game, and A+ report card, everyone would schlep to the nearest ice cream shop or burger joint for a congratulatory meal. ... MORE

Posted August 30, 2019

The Most Popular Entertainment for Baby Showers

Grace Peisker

The crane-carrying-baby invites have been sent out, the gifts have been registered, and finally, everyone has arrived, pastel parcels in hand. A baby shower is the ultimate way to equip parents with everything they might need when the baby arrives, whether they’re first-time expecting or onto their third. And thanks to the invitees, the baby will have a pretty great set-up. Now that the guests are here, it’s time to say thanks by showing them a great time. ... MORE

Posted August 29, 2019

The Best Grown-Up Party Themes From Celebrity Birthdays

Andrea Fowler

When there’s no cap on a party budget, there’s no cap on creativity. That’s why we keep an eye on the celebrity event circuit. You never know when that sky’s-the-limit budget is going to result in some of the coolest party theme ideas of the year. Get inspired by some of our all-time favorite celebrity party themes, below. ... MORE

Posted August 29, 2019

How to Host an Awesome World Cup Viewing Party

Grace Peisker

Need something to root for? The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is here, and it this year it looks like the United States has a shot at winning big. FIFA ride-or-die viewers are getting ready to tune in to keep tabs on their favorite teams, or plan their own at-home viewing parties so they don't miss out on any action. ... MORE

Posted August 29, 2019

5 Summer Party Themes for Kids

Brittany Anderson

Summer is the best time to throw a backyard bash for your family and friends.  Get ready to kick back and enjoy some fun in the sun.  Where to begin with the party planning?  Look no further - we put together our list of 5 summer party ideas and themes for kids to help get your party planning started!... MORE

Posted May 31, 2019

Wedding Entertainment: Something Different

Drew Stoga

When you help book as much wedding entertainment as we do, you start to pick up on some noteworthy trends.  Still we were somewhat surprised when we began to see more and more non-musical entertainers – impersonators, comedians, and a variety of other performers - being hired to perform at wedding receptions.... MORE

Posted January 10, 2019

10 Reasons to Get Professional Engagement Photos

Marta Block

Every other week it seems a couple is deciding to tie the knot, sharing their news via Instagram or Facebook with a romantic photoshoot. In the old days, couples would send their engagement pictures to a hometown newspaper. Today, thanks to social media your photographs can be seen, shared and enjoyed by practically anyone. It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement.  Like all wedding decisions, whether or not to invest in an engagement session has a lot to do with both time and money, and also whether an engagement photoshoot makes sense for you and your partner. If you have a lot of photos together already and you’d rather save the money or put it toward the wedding, go for it. If you want to capture the fresh excitement that comes from an engagement, here are ten reasons we think you should.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Party Theme Inspiration: Winter Olympics

Brittany Anderson

It’s 2018 and you know what that means: time for the Winter Olympics! They begin on February 9th, and are the perfect opportunity for a fun and unique kids’ theme party. ... MORE

Posted January 12, 2018

Real Event: 9/11 Heroes Run - San Diego

Brittany Anderson

On September 10th, 2017, one of the 9/11 Heroes Runs were held at the USS Midway in downtown San Diego.  The event is a 5K race that honors all first responders, active duty, veterans, and families of the fallen.  There are over fifty 9/11 Heroes Runs that take place nationwide each year and all are organized solely by volunteers.  All proceeds from the Heroes Runs go to the Travis Manion Foundation, whose mission is to empower veterans and families of the fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.... MORE

Posted September 20, 2017

Fall Parties for the Family!

Brittany Anderson

Fall means back to school for the kids and busier schedules for the family - but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! Get ready for the crisp air, sweatshirts, bonfires, foliage, and start planning for some great fall parties.  ... MORE

Posted September 12, 2017

Kids Halloween Parties Made Easy

Brittany Anderson

Halloween is upon us, and it’s time to get spooky! We’ve thrown together a list of fun ideas that will make hosting a kid-friendly Halloween party an effortless task for any mummy or daddy. Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, Give Me Something Good to Eat The number one reason why kids love Halloween? The candy! A simple yet delicious holiday-themed snack you can make for your little ones is witches' brooms. These tasty treats require no baking! Just stick pretzel sticks into upside down mini Reese’s cups, and you’re done! Another wickedly tasty treat you can make is Halloween candy bark with sour worms and gummy eyeballs mixed in. Creepy and delicious! If you’d rather stay out of the kitchen completely, stuff a Halloween piñata, such as a Frankenstein, ghost or black cat, with loads of fun-size candy. Witch Crafts Besides treats, we’ve got some tricks that’ll make your party stand out. The “guess how many pieces of candy corn are in the jar” game is so overdone. For a unique activity, make haunted houses out of popsicle sticks. You can use black, purple and grey paints for an eerie color scheme. For a finishing touch, adorn the artwork with cutouts of ghosts and pumpkins. The kiddos are also going to need something to hold all that candy in! Why use store-bought bags when you can make personalized ones? Use canvas totes or brown paper bags, some paint and a variety of stickers and stamps to create boo-tiful trick-or-treat bags. Make your party frightfully fun by bringing in a kid-friendly fortune teller or psychic to provide some in-house entertainment for all guests! Spooktakular Soirée Take advantage of the many free printables that are available online, and custom design your very own Halloween party invitations. While you’re at it, download some photo prop printouts, such as bat eyes, witches and monsters, for an Instagram moment that will make your event hauntingly memorable. For a longer-lasting disguise, book a face painter who can sit down with each guest and match artistic designs with their costumes. Lastly, your party would be incomplete without a scary good playlist. You can find premade Halloween playlists online. To make it even easier, leave it up to the professionals, and hire a DJ. ... MORE

Posted September 12, 2017

Bringing Birthday Smiles with The Confetti Foundation

Chelsea Pellegrino

Throw the Confetti, We’re Celebrating… You’ve probably seen The Confetti Foundation featured on The Today Show and plenty of other media outlets. That’s because they're an organization worth celebrating. The Confetti Foundation aims to help every hospitalized child in America celebrate their birthday, and we're proud to say that GigMasters is joining the party!... MORE

Posted February 02, 2016

15 Seriously Creative Proposal Ideas

Chelsea Pellegrino

Now more than ever, people are stepping outside the (ring) box to pop the question. While your proposal should be something unique and meaningful, it doesn't hurt to take a look at some inspiration! From tear-jerkers to jaw-droppes, here are some of the most creative marriage proposals we've seen: ... MORE

Posted October 19, 2015

Your Fall Wedding Photo List

Marta Block

A lot of people think of June as "THE" month for weddings, but Fall is becoming a more and more popular season. The weather is a little more predictable than summer, and the gorgeous colors can't be beat. Wondering what photos you should take to capture the magic of your Fall wedding? We have a list, illustrated of course, with gorgeous wedding photos courtesy of Christy Whitehead Photography in Florida.... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Patriotic Themed Wedding

Chelsea Pellegrino

With Memorial Day under our belts and the Fourth of July right around the corner, stars and stripes are everywhere. If you’re donning the white dress soon, or thinking of having a summer wedding in the future, why not add in some red and blue for a patriotic theme! ... MORE

Posted June 30, 2015

Camping in Style: A Glamping Themed Party

Chelsea Pellegrino

Need a unique birthday, anniversary, or plain old "get-together" theme? Instead of a tent, we're pitching this indoor camping party! Don't worry, you won't need bug spray for this one. Skip the road trip, dirt and uncooperative weather, and host an indoor campout in style. "Glamping" is all the rage, so it's certain that your party will be, too! ... MORE

Posted June 23, 2015

Bring on Easter!

Brittany Anderson

Ready for Easter? This year, the bunny comes on April 1. Start planning today...hop, hop, hop to it! ... MORE

Posted March 18, 2015

5 Trends in Engagement Photography

Marta Block

Cover Photo: Zorz Studios Social media has made sharing engagement photos so fun, easy, and expected that engagement photo sessions have become a standard part of the wedding planning process, and another form of couple self-expression.... MORE

Posted January 29, 2015

Wedding Trend: A Normcore Wedding

Marta Block

Have you heard of normcore? Normcore is a style and fashion trend about being, well ... normal. Normcore is about spending less time trying to stand out and more time doing what matters to you. So, what is a "normcore wedding"?... MORE

Posted December 22, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

Marta Block

Every year Pantone announces a new "color of the year." This color is not only expected to show up frequently in design and fashion, it's description is meant to say something about the trends for the year. Wedding designers and vendors always take an interest in the color of the year, not because they suddenly expect everyone to choose it as a wedding color, but because they expect it to influence wedding designs and trends.... MORE

Posted December 16, 2014

We Love the 90s: Birthday Party Theme

Chelsea Pellegrino

Parachute pants, Fresh Prince, MTV, the Gin Blossoms... is there any decade better than the 90s? We say- “As if!” Take a look around, and you’ll see that the era has taken today’s fashion, media and event space by storm (though as LL Cool J would insist, don’t call it a comeback.) You want to be trendy -we know you do-  so a 90s theme is the perfect fit for your next birthday bash! Here are 10 things for a party that Bayside High's cool crowd would rave over:... MORE

Posted November 17, 2014

Bey, Jay, and Celeb Vow Renewals: What You Can Learn

Chelsea Pellegrino

Ever since Elevator-Gate, the world has been patiently waiting for the empire that is Jay-Z and Beyoncé to crumble. But in a drastic turn of events, the celebrity power couple shocked the world – by renewing their wedding vows. So what can this display, and other celebrity vow renewals, teach you about how to hold a renewal ceremony of your own? More than you’d guess...... MORE

Posted November 05, 2014

15 Cult Movie Party Ideas

Terri Zimmer

Some movies are so amazing, you can watch them again and again and again - until you start quoting them in casual conversation. You're not alone. These movies are called cult movies for a reason - those who love the same movie have a similar (maybe slightly warped) shared mindset, heavily influenced by the film.  ... MORE

Posted October 29, 2014

A Spooktacular Halloween Real Wedding

Courtney Pandolfi

Boo! Halloween is coming up and what bettter way to celebrate than with some spooky wedding ideas?... MORE

Posted October 29, 2014

Real Wedding: Power Ranger Groom Rocks Comic-Inspired Wedding

Courtney Pandolfi

This wedding breaks tradition and adds a little comic relief to the big day!... MORE

Posted October 28, 2014

Themed Weddings: Doing It Right

Marta Block

We love themed weddings at GigMasters. Every year around Halloween we set off looking for the most outrageous Halloween-themed weddings, and we've published dozens of real weddings with themes ranging from circus to super heroes to Christmas. But compared to the rest of wedding tradition, the idea of a "theme" is still pretty new. What is a themed wedding? How do you make it work?... MORE

Posted October 28, 2014

Elvis and Tigers and Grooms! A Fun & Funky Real Wedding

Courtney Pandolfi

Having a wedding all about the bride and groom is sometimes the best theme of all. ... MORE

Posted October 22, 2014

Real Wedding: Charming Military Wedding

Courtney Pandolfi

A beauitful bride and a groom in uniform, this couple took a traditional wedding and made it pop with rustic detailing and a touch of class that really allowed the night to have the best of both themes. ... MORE

Posted October 15, 2014

George Clooney's Wedding Music

Chelsea Pellegrino

In case you haven’t heard, the world's most eligible bachelor finally got married. Amal Alamuddin played the role of George Clooney's lucky bride at their Roman ceremony on Saturday, September 27th. So, what song played as the heartthrob and his lovely lady had their first dance? What did reception guests boogie to throughout the night? We have the wedding playlist right here.... MORE

Posted October 03, 2014

Trend Alert: Animated Wedding Cakes

Chelsea Pellegrino

You can frost, fondant and bedazzle your wedding cake - or, you can take some pointers from Disney and make it come to life. If you don't believe us, just watch this cake... (yes, you read that correctly.)... MORE

Posted October 01, 2014

Strip Down to Celebrate: Divorce Party Boudoir Photo Shoot

Terri Zimmer

Almost 900,000 couples say “I Don’t” every single year, and some of them see their divorce as a reason to celebrate.... MORE

Posted September 24, 2014

An Engagement Under the Big Top!

Courtney Pandolfi

A wedding proposal is a thrilling time in a couple’s journey, so the engagement party should give the same energy and excitement from that special moment! After the question was popped, Nicole and Tim were determined to make their engagement party celebration just as special!... MORE

Posted September 22, 2014

Is Used a New Wedding Trend?

Marta Block

When Andrea Lown started SmartBride Boutique in 2008 a lot of her clients couldn't get over the idea that they'd be using someone else's wedding dress. According to Lown, brides were nervous and somewhat secretive about it, hiding the information from friends and family. Today though, Lown says that with the rise of the sharing economy outside of the wedding world, more and more brides are becoming more and more comfortable with the idea of buying a used dress, and selling their dress later. Lown points to the rise her company has seen in resale of dresses costing over $2,000 as evidence that this trend isn't just for the cash strapped, and isn't in fact just about saving money.... MORE

Posted September 16, 2014

Public Weddings, So You Want to Be a Star?

Marta Block

Singer Robyn Monks and L.A. comedian Adam Gropman were happily engaged and happily pregnant when Adam saw the casting call from a friend. The call was looking for couples willing to be married on T.V., no other details provided.... MORE

Posted September 10, 2014

#MyPartyFail: GigMasters Wants to See Your Favorite Fails!

Terri Zimmer

GigMasters knows how to throw a great party. But we also know that sometimes things go wrong. So very, very wrong.... MORE

Posted August 14, 2014

Shameless or Special: The Second Baby Shower

Terri Zimmer

Baby showers for a second baby have long been thought of as faux pas, marking expectant Moms as greedy or showy. However, that standard is changing, and new parents want to welcome Baby #2 into the world with just as much fanfare as the first. ... MORE

Posted August 06, 2014

Ten Wedding Entertainment Trends for 2012

Marta Block

When it comes to wedding entertainment, we're calling 2012 "The Year of Surprises." This year's brides and grooms don't want to just entertain their guests, or have a beautiful wedding, they want to create something new and unique. Here are ten ways that couples are doing that.... MORE

Posted July 30, 2014

What's A Shadow Wedding?

Marta Block

Just when you think you’ve seen every wedding trend and tradition from apron dances to hashtags along comes something new.  Shadow weddings have been making the news this summer. So what is a shadow wedding and do you need one?... MORE

Posted July 29, 2014

Will You McMarry Me? Weddings at McDonald's Are A Real Thing

Chelsea Pellegrino

If you've ever dreamed of getting married under the golden arches, now's your chance. That's right: some McDonald's locations in Hong Kong are now McDoubling as wedding venues!... MORE

Posted July 23, 2014

Real Wedding: Independence Day Inspiration

Chelsea Pellegrino

Being a member of the U.S. Armed Forces is an extremely special attribute, so it’s only right that a service person’s wedding day be an outstanding one. In honor of Independence Day, we want to spotlight this spectacular military wedding. Groom James married his beautiful bride Chelsea at the breathtaking destination setting of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida. The couple incorporated their surroundings into the theme, with a pale ocean blue color scheme, starfish accents, and even a seashell-covered cake!  Don't take our word for it- view the photos, captured by the talented 84 West Studios.... MORE

Posted July 23, 2014

Father's Day Wedding Plans

Marta Block

Father's Day simply does not get the love that Mother's Day does in our society. It's hard to imagine anyone not realizing they'd scheduled their wedding over Mother's Day weekend. But, when we recently asked couples with weddings scheduled for this upcoming weekend how they were incorporating Father's Day in to their plans, many were surprised to learn that it was Father's Day!... MORE

Posted July 04, 2014

A Flower-centric Wedding Reception

Emily Anderson

Rebecca and Marcus celebrated their wedding with a beautiful reception at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in South Carolina.... MORE

Posted June 05, 2014

Love in Bloom! Wedding Photo Contest

Chelsea Pellegrino

Wedding season: a time when budding romances blossom into marriages! There are so many beautiful aspects about weddings, but this month we’ve decided to focus on one of our favorite details: flowers! So, we want you to send us your floral photos from any wedding related event. It can be a picture of the centerpieces from your reception, snapshots of your boutonniere, the flower girl at your ceremony, or even the arrangements from your bridal shower. If your photo receives the most votes, you’ll take home some pretty lovely prizes. Here are the details…... MORE

Posted June 03, 2014

2013 Wedding Entertainment Trends

Marta Block

Some say 13 is an unlucky number, but 2013 is looking like a great year for weddings and wedding entertainment. Here are the top 13 wedding entertainment trends we predict for this year.... MORE

Posted May 29, 2014

The Kimye Wedding, News You Can Use

Marta Block

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West kicked off the 2014 wedding season with an extravagant Memorial Day weekend destination wedding in Italy. We'll leave it to other sites to go over the gossip and all the extravagant details. When we come across a celebrity wedding that makes the news, we like to look at it for how it can help you plan your own wedding.... MORE

Posted May 28, 2014

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