Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Friday, June 3, 2022

Developing An Auction Dinner (Part One)

 I have had the privilege of attending and working with thousands of auction dinners throughout North America for over 20 years. Some had several thousand attendees, while others only had fifty or so. The articles that follow are meant to give an overview of how successful auction dinners are conceived, planned and managed.

For anyone who wants a complete "Developing An Auction Dinner" package, complete with working manuals, workbooks, sample forms and PowerPoint presentations, visit my Festival and Event Planning website.

Event Development

  1. Event Theme

By creating an event theme you also create direction. A theme allows you to focus on the final vision of the event. Being able to visualize the final look of the event makes planning it easier. Like planning a trip, if you know your final destination, the way there is just a matter how you get there.

  1. “Little Touches”

When planning an event, don’t just think of the large details, but think of the small ones too. It’s the small details that make an event special, an event to remember and to talk about. During the development stages of the event, make a list of all the small details you could include in your event and then see how many you can implement. Here’s a start to your list, you finish it.

·         Flowers for the ladies – boutonnieres for the men

·         Flowers in the washrooms

·         Centre pieces on the table

·         Decorations on the wine glasses

·         Décor the hall

·         Chocolate on each placemat

·         Custom placements

·         Unique program

·         Name tags

(To be continued)

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