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Halloween Party Planning

PhilSmith 10th September 2012
Halloween brings out the kid in all of us:) If you have children or grandchildren you might be planning a Halloween party or extravaganza for the whole neighborhood. Here are some tips to make it a great party: 1) Have a costume prize (but everyone ...or at least the 3-5 year olds all get small prizes). 2) Save money on prizes by going to a party store; i.e. IParty, The Dollar Store, etc... 3) Have some fun interactive games; put a spin on the bobbing for apples...maybe theirs a secret (safe) prize inside one apple. 4) Hire a magician! Magic…
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Planning the company holiday party

PhilSmith 27th July 2012
When do you start planning the holiday/Christmas party? How important is planning? Think aboutthe project you and your team are working on…did that get accomplished in 1 day, most often it took planning, time, and research. Parties are the same…what location are you considering? What date is the office party? What will you have for entertainment? Are families included at the holiday office party? Location is important because you have to factor into your choices where are the majority of your co-workers driving from? Does the company want to hold it at a restaurant? A hotel so employees have the…
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Project Graduations- Entertainment that's interactive!

PhilSmith 15th May 2012
How do you know what kinds of activities and entertainment to choose for the seniors at their high school chem free party? A mixture of both is often a great solution. Some activities that allow the graduates to interact with each other thru games, inflatables, etc... and entertainers. You want to have some professional entertainers so the kids can kick back and enjoy the fun (it's a long night.) Make sure the entertainers you are considering have videos of them with the seniors; and then compare those with others w/ videos and go with the best reactions and skill/entertainment value!…
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Elementary schools making them 'social'.

PhilSmith 5th September 2011
When I say making elementary schools social I'm not taking about face book and twitter:) I'm talking about making it fun and less scary for the newer kids. Some exciting ideas that PTO/PTA's can do are ice cream socials that first month. It's a great chance for the kids and parents to meet their child's new teacher, allow the students to interact with more than just their classmates. And who doesn't like to make ice cream disappear?! And you don't have to be a magician to make the ice cream cones disappear:) But having an exciting addition like an entertainer;…
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Company Holiday parties – It's a gift

PhilSmith 2nd August 2011
Is it to early to start talking about Christmas and holiday parties? Not if you are in the line of business that caters to company events. 1st on the agenda is locate the facility your company will be holding the party; in-office, banquet hall at a hotel, etc
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Getting the most for your event!

PhilSmith 25th July 2011
How do you get the biggest bang (entertainment) for your buck? Two effective ways is to block book with other events, facilities, fairs so that the entertainer can offer you better pricing due to several events in same location around the same date(s)! The second way is to ask for package deals; i.e. more hours= better savings; for variety entertainers like magicians, jugglers, maybe a combo of a roaming style and a show or several of both. Perhaps the artist/entertainer can offer a performance and then a workshop on magic, juggling, improv, etc... some entertainers might be willing to add…
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Company BBQ's making them fun!

PhilSmith 28th June 2011
How to plan the best summer party The sun is out, the grill is lit, and now you want to thank your hard working staff, perhaps clients for their business. 1st rule to party 101- have a back up plan. That might be an indoor location if it rains or a rain date. But planning that in advance and lets staff or clients know those back up plans are key. Pick up a good grill book, ask around the office who is good on the grill and pick the best one that is willing to put a hour or two…
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Project Graduations- a night of magic

PhilSmith 7th June 2011
High School 'Project Graduations' are (chem free nights) for seniors that just graduated. They are excited, full of energy, and New England schools are giving them a place to celebrate safely!! Finding fun venues include: tennis clubs, YMCA's, & college universities (which often include pools, gyms, and physical activities). More unique ideas include bowling areanas, cruises, comedy clubs, etc... Often, the entertainment includes a hypnotist/comedian and a magician ...in several schools all three entertainers. Live entertainment gives the students a chance to be a part of a professional show; entertainers that have spent years and even life times creating fun…
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Graduation parties-making them magical

PhilSmith 24th May 2011
Wow, you're son or daughter is graduating. You want to celebrate and make it fun. How do you make it fun? You hire, master magician, Phil Smith to increase the FUN FACTOR! TIps to relax and enjoy your son or daughter's big day: Hire a caterer...be a guest at your own party, not running around serving everyone. Or keep it simple w/ BBQ. Maybe one of your friends or relatives can serve the beverages, to take one of the jobs away so you can enjoy the party. Put some music on to create a festive mood. Keep it simple again,…
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Open Houses- making them interesting!

PhilSmith 26th April 2011
Why do you want to do a Open House? Is it to show off some new construction/renevation to your clients or employees? Perhaps both, letting employees feel pride in a new well built building, and to show the operations of how things are done for your customers. How do you get clients and employees to attend? Some food is a good start:) Maybe a theme that relates somehow to your business; i.e. if your an accounting firm perhaps canapes that are green, or in the shape of money. Will your company’s Open House be for adults only or will families…
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