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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

Parties We Love: Kidsgiving!

Brittany Anderson

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away? Now that the spooky season has officially ended, it’s time to prepare ourselves for endless amount of stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and of course, TURKEY! When we think of Thanksgiving we automatically think food but during that small window of relaxation before indulging in all our favorite dishes, it’s the perfect time to take part in kid-friendly Thanksgiving party activities and traditions. We've put together some ideas for you! ... MORE

Posted November 01, 2018

Throw a Fall Festival in Your Own Backyard!

Brittany Anderson

Hay bales, pumpkins, and gourds galore! Get everyone in the fall mood when you bring your favorite fall festival activities to your own backyard - the kids will love it! Keep reading for our top vendors to book, food & drink ideas, and tips for decor & extra fun activities. ... MORE

Posted September 19, 2018

3 Kids' Party Themes for Fall

Brittany Anderson

The summer is winding down, and it’s time to start planning for fall kids’ parties! ... MORE

Posted August 29, 2018

Tips for Hiring a Comedian

Chelsea Pellegrino

If you're looking for a night of laughs, hiring a comedian for your event is the way to go! According to Rick Lewis (Scottsdale, AZ), comedy is a bonding experience. "Comedy is the most painless team building exercise there is." A comedian can offer a great way to break the ice, lighten spirits and get guests talking at an event. There are a few things to consider when hiring a comedian for an event. That's why we asked our top comedians for their advice on how to choose the right jokester for your function.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

5 Tips for Hiring an Event Photographer

Nicole Steeger

Life's special moments deserve to be preserved with beautiful photographs. Wedding and Event Photographers are the talented professionals who can help make that happen for you. From weddings and birthdays to graduations and christenings, an event photographer can capture the beauty and importance of all occasions, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Party Tip: Estimating Drinks

Marta Block

It's one of the central questions of party planning, how much will people drink? How much should you buy? The most common estimate given for adults is 1 drink per hour, per person. So, if you're having 20 guests for a three hour cocktail party you'll need a total of 60 drinks.  Of course, you know your friends and their drinking habits best, and there are other things to consider.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Kids' Holiday Parties - Fun for All!

Brittany Anderson

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - especially for the little ones! We’ve put together our top ideas to throw a kids’ holiday party that’s guaranteed to bring joy to all. So, let's get into the holiday spirit and give your friends and family the gift of a memorable holiday party! ... MORE

Posted November 01, 2017

Happy Fall 2017!

Brittany Anderson

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The fall season is a special one, as it’s scents and scenes bring great joy and nostalgia. ... MORE

Posted September 22, 2017

Kid-Approved Halloween Party Entertainment

Brittany Anderson

Each year kids look forward to Halloween: the costumes, the candy, and all of the fun! Sometimes, our holiday traditions may seem a little...predictable. We’ve compiled a list of GigKid-approved Halloween entertainment that will ensure that this party will be like no other!... MORE

Posted September 13, 2017

Real Event: Christmas in July

Brittany Anderson

The Party Starts Here at GigMasters and our clients sure do know how to party! It may not be Christmas just yet, but it’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit.  How do you do that, you might ask?  Well you throw a Christmas in July party with 12 of your best friends!  And, no Christmas in July party is complete without a visit from the big guy in red. ... MORE

Posted July 25, 2017

Ten Questions Vendors Have About Your Event Venue

Chelsea Pellegrino

It's no secret that event planning can be hectic, especially when it comes to coordinating with vendors. The best way to avoid potential mishaps? Tackle troublesome situations before they occur. By discussing these ten questions with your vendors, you'll bypass the problems and skip straight to a successful event! ... MORE

Posted January 11, 2016

New Year's Eve at Your Place

Chelsea Pellegrino

The countdown to "the countdown" has almost begun - but before you chill the champagne and break out the noisemakers, you have to decide which New Year's Eve party you're going to attend! To this, we say: "there's no place like home." ... MORE

Posted December 21, 2015

How to Style a Hot Cocoa Bar (with recipe)

Bird

A Hot Cocoa Bar is such a versatile, cozy way to entertain in the cold winter months, and ensures your party will always end on a sweet note! It can be a party theme on its own or styled and adapted to suit any event.... MORE

Posted December 21, 2015

3 Ways to Party in Winter

Chelsea Pellegrino

What’s the best way to knock out the Winter Blues?  By turning the season into a celebration! The holidays might be over for now, but there are still plenty of ways to party. From the chilly Northeast to the sunny Southwest, here are three winter party ideas fit for everywhere... MORE

Posted December 01, 2015

Photo Booth Fun: Host a Holiday Picture Party

Terri Zimmer

Soon, your mailbox will be filled with beautiful holiday photo cards. The story behind the card is usually anything but picture perfect. Getting those pictures? The struggle is real. Getting everyone dressed up and silently praying nothing messes up those outfits before the shoot. Waiting in line at the mall and/or fighting with your camera’s timer…it’s all more holiday stress than you need.... MORE

Posted December 01, 2015

A Hanukkah Party to Rock the Ages

Marta Block

If you understand the pun in the title of this post, you've probably been to a Hanukkah party or two. But if you're new to the idea of a Hanukkah party, or are just looking for some ideas to spice up your annual festival of lights, we've got tips.... MORE

Posted November 30, 2015

Hosting a Hanukkah Party: An Easy Guide

Marta Block

The obvious first step in hosting a Hanukkah party is to pick a spelling! Just kidding, but if you aren't that familiar with the Jewish holiday the multiple spellings of the name can be just one of the many things that intimidate you about throwing a Hanukkah party. That's why we have this easy guide. ... MORE

Posted November 30, 2015

Corporate Holiday Party Planning 101

Chelsea Pellegrino

Can you believe it’s that time of year already!? That’s right – it’s time to start planning your corporate holiday celebrations. While there are many things to consider when corporate party planning, you don’t need to panic – GigMasters is here to help you get started. From venue to menu, we’ve covered all the points you’ll need to tackle for hosting the best holiday bash ever!... MORE

Posted November 30, 2015

20 Ways to Have the Best Halloween Party Ever

Terri Zimmer

Halloween is a holiday of pure fun, magic, and a little bit of mischief. Make 2015 the best Halloween. EVER. Amazing and unique entertainment from GigMasters will bring your Halloween party from standard to super-crazy-fun!... MORE

Posted October 09, 2015

Halloween Party Ideas

Chelsea Pellegrino

Want to hear something scary? Halloween is almost here! While some of you might have been preparing your parties since last November, others may need some help to kick into planning mode. We're here to give you some fresh ideas on how to achieve a Halloween party that fits your style.... MORE

Posted October 09, 2015

Killer Halloween Party Themes

Drew Stoga

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays.  When else can you dress like a pirate and get free candy? Hopefully not that often. Halloween parties can be blast but they can also be, well, a bit lame.  Great Halloween party themes are hard to come by.  Putting a couple Halloween decorations on the wall and playing “The Monster Mash” isn’t enough to keep your guests happy. To that end we have come up with four Halloween party ideas that will thrill your guests... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Oompah Oompah - It's an Oktoberfest Playlist!

Drew Stoga

Planning an Oktoberfest party this fall? Hopefully you are also planning on getting some authentic German music. If you skip the "oompah" songs, you might as well skip the beer and sausage. It just isn't an Oktoberfest party without authentic Oktoberfest music. Problem is, unless you are a German brass band or polka expert, how do you know what to listen to? Don't panic schnitzel-lovers. As usual, GigMasters has you covered. GigMasters has dozens of German and polka bands as well as solo musicians and other groups that can provide the perfect soundtrack for your Oktoberfest party.... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

4 Ways to Party in Fall!

Chelsea Pellegrino

All across the country, temperatures are dropping and schools are starting. The summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean the fun has to! In fact, there are tons of reasons to celebrate autumn's arrival. We've picked 4 of our favorite fall ideas to share, so you can keep the party going!... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Backyard Beer Garden: Celebrate Oktoberfest at Home

Terri Zimmer

Raise a huge glass of beer and toast fall with a Backyard Beer Garden! Oktoberfest starts on September 19th and runs until October 4th in 2015. For most of the US, the weather is still nice enough to be outside with a very very large beer. Check out our tips for setting up a Beer Garden in your own backyard. ... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Fall Party Ideas

Drew Stoga

With all due respect to summer, I have to say that fall is now my favorite time of year. Once upon a time, summer was king.  It used to mean something. Basically summer meant no school. Now that summer means little more to me than having to crank up the office AC, I have a new favorite season - fall.... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Oktoberfest Party Ideas

Chelsea Pellegrino

Beer, brats and music – that’s the recipe for a successful Oktoberfest party! If you haven’t started planning, there’s no time to waste; it may be called Oktoberfest, but the celebration actually takes place during the last two weeks of September. Have no fear; GigMasters is here to help you get going. ... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Party Personality QUIZ: What's Your Perfect Venue?

Chelsea Pellegrino

You’re having a party- the real question is, where? Does your vision work best for a banquet hall? Do you need an outside area so guests have room to run around? Or, are you someone who prefers to celebrate from the comfort of your own home? Take our Party Personality quiz to determine which venue will work best for your event!... MORE

Posted July 23, 2015

Back to School

Drew Stoga

Can it be?  Is summer really almost over? With Labor Day drawing ominously near, I am sorry to report that only one (1!) month of summer remains - even less for schools that open their doors in late August. Better make the best of it kids, it’s almost time to go back to school! The good news is that there is still time to enjoy what is left of summer.... MORE

Posted July 23, 2015

Live it Up on Labor Day: Party Inspiration

Chelsea Pellegrino

Labor Day weekend is the final hurrah of summer- that makes it a pretty important occasion! Celebrate Labor Day firstly, by not doing any form of labor, and secondly, by throwing a party inspired by these photos...... MORE

Posted July 23, 2015

Labor Day Party Planning

Nicole Steeger

When the summer is coming to an end, there's only one thing left to do- plan an awesome Labor Day party. Over the years, Labor Day has become a great reason to gather friends and family for one last hoorah to closeout the summer. Whether you are planning on hitting the beach, the lake or celebrating at home, getting together with your favorite people is a must! We've put together a few ideas to help make your planning as stress-free as possible.... MORE

Posted June 30, 2015

4th of July Playlist: An Ode to 'Merica

Nicole Steeger

Friends, family, and a patriotic playlist are all you need to have an amazing 4th of July. While we can’t do much about the first few items on this list, we can supply you with the perfect Independence Day soundtrack for your festivities.... MORE

Posted June 30, 2015

Get Nauti: Sail to Happy Hour

Terri Zimmer

It’s officially Summer, so take advantage of the summer’s balmy evenings and late sunsets and set up a nautical happy hour. Thanks to the nautical trend explosion, décor decked out in navy stripes and anchors is not hard to come by. Keep it casual with DIY ideas, or hire a bartender to serve boat drinks for a classy clambake. Even if you’re landlocked, you can create a seaside escape that you’ll remember all summer long. Get pinning with some of our favorite nautical happy hour ideas. ... MORE

Posted June 11, 2015

Fourth of July: A Party for the Stars (and Stripes)

Chelsea Pellegrino

3 cheers for the red, white and blue! Whether it's by the pool, with a picnic or just a traditional barbeque bash, the 4th of July is a day for celebrating! Pay homage to the country we love by throwing a party in America’s honor. Here are some décor, food and entertainment ideas to get you started, but you can always find more inspiration on our Pinterest board.... MORE

Posted June 11, 2015

Summer Barbecue Party Ideas

Nicole Steeger

Now that we’ve said goodbye (and good riddance) to old man winter, it’s time to focus on the summer months and the awesome parties that come with them. Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite summer entertaining pastime – the good old fashioned, barbecue! ... MORE

Posted June 10, 2015

5 Unique Party Ideas for a Non-Bummer Summer

Chelsea Pellegrino

Summer may be filled with lazy days, but there’s always a good reason to party! We’re giving you this list of occasions to celebrate besides the warm weather. Check out these 5 events that will help you have a non-bummer summer:... MORE

Posted June 10, 2015

Fourth of July Party Planning Guide

Nicole Steeger

The Fourth of July is certainly a summer holiday favorite. What’s not to love about fireworks, family, friends, and fun? More importantly, the Fourth offers us an amazing reason to celebrate – the birth of our great nation. Enjoying Independence Day is your American duty, and we’re here to help you make the most of it! Here at GigMasters we are always full of patriotic pride, which is why we have compiled quite a collection of Fourth of July resources.... MORE

Posted June 10, 2015

12 Favorite Summer Party Tips

Chelsea Pellegrino

As summer draws to a close, we’re rounding up all the tips that made this season’s parties a breeze. Check out our favorite hacks from across the web:... MORE

Posted June 10, 2015

Summer of 2015 Party Playlist

Erin Freed

Ah, summer- the season where the weather is warmer, the days are longer, and your calendar is filling up with parties. Good company and great entertainment go hand-in-hand when throwing a memorable bash. Since music plays a key role in setting the mood of the party, we’ve put together a playlist to keep your guests happy and upbeat! ... MORE

Posted June 04, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Ideas

Chelsea Pellegrino

Who doesn't love a good fiesta? We sure do - that's why we can't wait for Cinco de Mayo! With good food, great company and some Latin tunes, it's the ideal opportunity to spice up spring. While Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on a specific date (May 5th, in case the name didn't give it away), it can also double as a fun theme that can be applied to any event! Even if you can't speak more than un poquito of Spanish, we promise you can host an awesome Cinco de Mayo celebration!... MORE

Posted April 08, 2015

Mother's Day Ideas

Nicole Steeger

Mother's Day is a time for us to celebrate that special lady that has been with us through it all. Planning something thoughtful on Mother's Day is a great way to show Mom just how much you care. If you aren't sure what to do to make it a fabulous day, you have come to the right place. We have some unique ideas that will truly make this Mother's Day the most memorable yet!... MORE

Posted April 02, 2015

Tips to Host Your Own Memorial Day Party

Chelsea Pellegrino

Memorial Day is known for it's picnics and parties, and chances are you've been to more than one in your lifetime. But have you hosted one yourself? If not, what are you waiting for!? Here are some tips to help you plan a patriotic Memorial Day party:... MORE

Posted April 02, 2015

Father’s Day: Ideas Beyond the BBQ

Chelsea Pellegrino

If you’re honoring a dad in your life during Father’s Day weekend, chances are it’s because he’s an outstanding guy. So, why celebrate with something ordinary? To show your appreciation for someone so special, you need to think outside the box.  Here are our five suggestions for Father’s Day celebrations that go beyond the typical barbeque!... MORE

Posted April 02, 2015

Saint Patrick’s Day: Throw the Most Epic Party Ever

Terri Zimmer

It’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day – the day we celebrate all things Irish by wearing green and drinking ourselves silly. But your St. Paddy’s day party can be so much more! Make it EPIC by hiring Irish entertainment. These 15 ideas and entertainers are must-haves, but even hiring one or two will make your bash the Best St. Patrick’s Day…EVER!... MORE

Posted April 01, 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

How to Make Your Mardi Gras Party Over-the-Top

Christina Drill

Mardi Gras is February 17th this year, and just because you won’t be able to make it down to NoLa doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your pants off in the comfort of your own city! Here is the GigMasters guide to throwing your own over-the-top Mardi Gras party to celebrate this joyous holiday. Beads are optional (but encouraged)!... MORE

Posted February 06, 2015

Valentine’s Day Ideas You’ll Actually LOVE

Rachel Baron

Cue the Jaws music. It’s coming. That’s right – it's almost Valentine’s Day. But there’s no need to be terrified. The expectations are high. Dating someone for two years? Married for five? Either way, candy and flowers aren’t going to cut it anymore. Don’t just write off the day as another cheesy holiday - it means something! It's a day to celebrate love, and your significant other is expecting something special.  ... MORE

Posted February 04, 2015

3 Ways to Up Your Super Bowl Party Game

Christina Drill

Okay, so we’re going to admit something: year after year, Superbowl parties are always the same. There’s chips, dip, occasionally hot wings, there’s beer, there is a bet, and there’s a bunch of people anxiously glued to the television screen watching the most watched television event of the year. NEWSFLASH: your Superbowl party does not have to be a boring chip-and-dip situation. ... MORE

Posted January 30, 2015

[Infographic] Behind the Beard: The Truth About Santa

Terri Zimmer

GigMasters knows all about the big man in red. There are about 450 Santas to pick from on GigMasters.com, so we have the inside track. ... MORE

Posted December 22, 2014

Holiday Party Drinks: 5 Celebratory Cocktail Recipes from GigMasters Bartenders

Terri Zimmer

Spread good holiday cheer with fun, festive signature drinks and cocktails. Hire a bartender for your holiday party. A great bartender will allow you to enjoy your own party with less stress. ... MORE

Posted December 12, 2014

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