Posts Tagged ‘Party planning’

Planning for a Baby Shower

Time flies by so quickly…perhaps it seems like only yesterday that you were hosting or attending a wedding shower for your friend or relative. The next thing you know, she is expecting! A baby shower presents a great opportunity for the loved ones of a mom-to-be to gather and celebrate the upcoming birth of her…

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Giving Employees a Themed Party for Halloween

With Halloween only a couple of weeks away, many people are making plans for dressing up, going trick-or-treating, or attending parties. Throwing a Halloween-themed party in your office provides your employees with the opportunity to have some fun and relax with their coworkers. And even though the holiday itself falls on a Saturday this year,…

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A Perfect Event Venue for Unique Occasions! Castaway Portland

Close your eyes and imagine you have a completely blank slate for a venue to work with…one where you have all the space you need to create the special occasion of your dreams. If this is the venue you have always dreamed about, then Castaway Portland is the perfect place for you. Whether you are planning…

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6 Ideas for a Customized Wedding Shower

Without a doubt, brides-to-be have a lot on their plates as they prepare for their big day. When it comes down to it, a wedding is supposed to be a celebration for the bride and groom. However, they must also consider their wedding guests’ expectations during planning. And all that planning might be a bit…

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How to Choose Appropriate Games and Activities for My Event

Did you ever go to birthday parties when you were younger? Other than the birthday cake and ice cream, many of us probably looked forward to playing games. Perhaps you remember playing popular party games such as Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Musical Chairs, and Limbo? Well, who says kids should have all the…

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The Do's & Don'ts of Throwing a Company Party

Even though the calendar says it is still technically “summer,” the best time to start planning your annual company party is right now.  This is especially true if you plan to host a holiday party and recognition event for your employees by the end of the year. As we mentioned in one of our recent…

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5 Must-Have Seasonal Menu Items at Your Summer Event

Although the first official day of summer is still a couple of weeks away, it feels like it’s already arrived here in Portland. We are definitely enjoying the warmer temperatures and beautiful weather, and looking forward to a gorgeous summer. Summertime is such a fun season for events and we’re excited about the opportunities that…

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4 Summertime Venue Ideas

Summertime in Portland is truly one of the best times of the year. After the spring rains have gone away, people are ready to see the sun and enjoy the outdoors. Summer venues are especially in demand this time of year. Since average temperatures are in the 80s during the day and around 60 degrees…

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Planning Your Company BBQ

With summer just around the corner, let the BBQ’s begin! Planning a company BBQ for your next business party can be a fun twist on any corporate party. Corporate parties are great for boosting employee morale and showing appreciation for a job well done. Many companies save their celebrations for the end of the year,…

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Gluten-Free Recipes: Menu Ideas for Weddings and Parties

Without a doubt, planning that “just-right” menu for your wedding or party is often challenging. From deciding which foods complement one another to making sure you have enough food for everyone, it may seem overwhelming. When either you or any of your guests has gluten sensitivity, then you have entirely different challenges when planning the…

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