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Back to School Party Ideas

Nicole Steeger

The end of August usually means that most families are getting ready for back to school time. Shopping for school supplies, new clothes and arranging carpool plans are likely to be at the top of every parent’s list. While you are preparing for another academic year, it’s likely that your kids are hoping that summer will never end. So, why not try and get the kids excited for the school year by throwing a back to school party!... MORE

Posted August 31, 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

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

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

Prom Party Planning

Nicole Steeger

Prom season is here, which means it's time to plan the biggest social event of the school year. Whether you are part of the faculty overseeing prom or a student on the events committee, we can help with the planning.... MORE

Posted April 02, 2015

Event Transportation Guide

Nicole Steeger

Whether you want to get guests to and from an event safely, or simply want to arrive in style, the right vehicle can add the perfect finishing touch to an event. Let's look at some popular event types and some fabulous rides that would make a statement.... MORE

Posted April 02, 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

Food Porn: Football Party Food

Nicole Steeger

All across the country, people are gearing up to watch their favorite teams compete for gridiron glory. That’s right folks, football season is back, and with it comes game-day watch parties, tailgating and the battle for bragging rights. We’re excited for weekend-long pigskin parties, which is why we’re bringing you our round-up of football-inspired food porn - or in other terms - delectable delights that will make your mouth water at the mere sight of them.  ... MORE

Posted September 05, 2014

Goal! World Cup Party Planning Tips

Nicole Steeger

Every four years, soccer fans across the globe prepare with excitement and anticipation for the World Cup Tournament.  Now the world looks to Brazil to host the big party. Get inspired to plan your own World Cup viewing party. ... MORE

Posted June 12, 2014

When To Book Your Event Vendors

Nicole Steeger

Booking the perfect vendors for any event is crucial. Knowing when to book is the first and most important step in the search process. The earlier you book, the easier it is to ensure that you will have your first choice in event vendors. Waiting too long can make planning stressful and potentially leave you with a selection you are not entirely happy about. ... MORE

Posted March 06, 2014

Mardi Gras Party Tips

Nicole Steeger

What holiday makes partying on New Year's Eve look like tame and mild? That would be Mardi Gras of course, the wildest party of the year! Let's take a look at how to throw a fantastic Mardi Gras bash of your own:... MORE

Posted February 19, 2014

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 February 12, 2014

How to Hire a Tribute Act

Nicole Steeger

Tribute acts are a very popular form of event entertainment. These acts specialize in playing all of your favorite tunes from a specific band or musical act. Finding talented Tribute Acts can be easy, if you know where to look and what questions to ask. GigMasters has hundreds of phenomenal Tribute Acts that cover a wide variety of memorable groups and eras. To help you find the perfect Tribute Act for your event, we asked our top members to offer a few tips that will help you find the right fit for your event. Here's what they had to say.... MORE

Posted February 12, 2014

Pirate Adventure Theme Party

Nicole Steeger

Ahoy, Matey! September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day - Arrrggghhhhh. So if your lad or lassie is fascinated with the days of swashbucklers and scallywags, let the little buccaneer sail the seven seas with a pirate themed birthday bash.... MORE

Posted February 12, 2014

Oktoberfest Party Planning

Nicole Steeger

The German originated Oktoberfest has become a cultural favorite all over the world. Every year people across the globe celebrate Oktoberfest (which despite the name, is actually held in the last two weeks of September) with lots of beer, hearty food and traditional German music. With a party like that, everyone should celebrate! So we're going to give you a crash course in partying, Oktoberfest style.... MORE

Posted February 07, 2014

Tips for Hiring an Impersonator

Nicole Steeger

Impersonators are a truly a special breed of performer. With an uncanny likeness in appearance and voice, professional celebrity impersonators can make you believe you are truly meeting a superstar. Finding a talented and skilled impersonator can be easy - if you know where to look, and what questions to ask. Here at GigMasters we have hundreds of amazing celebrity lookalikes that are perfect for any event.... MORE

Posted January 30, 2014

First Communion Celebrations

Nicole Steeger

First communion is a very special occasion for both parents and their child. Most families choose to celebrate this wonderful time with a gathering of their loved ones and friends. Whether you are hosting a simple, intimate party or a lavish affair, you have to consider your budget carefully. ... MORE

Posted January 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Party Tips

Nicole Steeger

St. Patrick's Day is one of the biggest party holidays of the year, after all, on March 17th everyone can be Irish for the day! If you're going to celebrate Paddy's Day with a party - you have to do it right. That's why we're here to help you plan an awesome and authentic St. Patrick's Day party!... MORE

Posted January 17, 2014

Tips for Hiring a Soloist

Nicole Steeger

Hiring musical entertainment for your event can truly help make your celebration more magical. Soloists are great entertainers for a all kinds of special events. From singers and acoustic guitarists, to violinists and flutists, GigMasters offers a wide variety of solo acts to help you find the right fit for your event. But, sometimes finding the perfect performer can take time. Knowing what criteria to look for, and asking the right questions, can really help you save time.... MORE

Posted December 23, 2013

How to Hire a Face Painter

Nicole Steeger

Face painters have the ability to transform children and adults into walking works of art. It's no wonder why they are so popular for kids' parties and special events. Face painters add instant fun to any party. Guests big and small love leaving with a fabulous face that makes for a great parting gift. As with any performer, it can be hard to narrow down the professional that is right for you and your event. That's why we asked our face painting members to give us some tips that will help you throughout the looking and booking process. Here's what the experts had to say: ... MORE

Posted December 20, 2013

Party Planning Checklist - Stay Organized

Nicole Steeger

Planning an event doesn't have to be stressful - in fact it can actually be fun if you just stay organized! The more prep work you do in the beginning means the more free time you will have later to enjoy the fabulous event you have put together. To help you keep organized, we have designed a event planning checklist to guide you through from beginning to end. ... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Tips for Hiring a Clown

Nicole Steeger

Clowns are very popular kids' party performers. They are perfect for children's birthday parties, community events and family get-togethers. When looking to hire a clown, you will realize that there are many different types of clowns to choose from, each offering different specialties, costumes and routines. With such a wide variety of options out there, it pays to do your research before hiring a clown. So, how do you find the right fit? Glad you asked! We have spoken to some of our top clown performers and asked their advice on how clients can select the perfect performer. Here's what they had to say:... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

4th of July Party Entertainment Ideas

Nicole Steeger

America's birthday is just around the corner - and party plans are happening all over the US. If you are planning to celebrate July 4th with a big bash, you will absolutely need entertainment. Not sure what works best for an Independence Day party? Let's see what other GigMasters clients are booking.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

5 Tips for Hiring a Public Speaker

Nicole Steeger

Whether you are looking to inspire an audience, motivate employees or address a graduating class, hiring a public speaker is the perfect way to encourage and engage any audience. Hiring a public speaker is a great idea for everything from a corporate retreat to college orientation. There are many types of public speakers and typically each one will have their own distinct style and message. With such a wide range of talented individuals to choose from, finding the right person to connect with your guests can sometimes be a bit challenging.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Tips for Hiring a Caricaturist

Nicole Steeger

Caricaturists are wonderful artists that can create beautiful, creative, funny drawings in a matter of minutes. It's no wonder why caricaturists have become a popular entertainment choice for a wide variety of events. We've seen a rise in caricaturist bookings for everything from corporate events and birthday parties to weddings and mitzvahs. When you are interested in hiring a caricaturist, it may be hard to figure out exactly what kind of artist you want to hire. That's why we've asked some of our top caricaturists to help guide you through the selection process. Here's their advice:... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Sip and See Baby Shower Theme

Nicole Steeger

After you welcome your little bundle of joy into the world it is only natural to want to share the adorable new addition with all of your friends and family. But, caring for a new born and also playing hostess to daily visitors can be a bit overwhelming, not to mention exhausting. So how do you show off baby and greet all guests with an energetic smile? ... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Christening Celebrations For Every Budget

Nicole Steeger

Most christening parties involve a get together of those nearest and dearest to celebrate this important moment for baby. Sharing this momentous occasion with friends and family allows time for people to socialize and spend time with your little one as well as offer gifts that will help your child on their new spiritual path. ... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Christmas Party Planning: Tips for Hiring a Santa Claus

Nicole Steeger

It's the busiest time of the year for everyone's favorite man in the red suit. We're talking about that jolly old soul, Santa Claus. During the holiday season, he has quite the busy schedule, everyone wants to experience his wonderful Christmas spirit. If you are interested in having Santa attend your holiday party this year, there are a few things that can help you select the best Chris Kringle for your event.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

5 Office Holiday Party Ideas

Nicole Steeger

Many companies hold office holiday parties to celebrate the season and reward employees for a years' worth of hard work. The changing economy has really made in-office parties more popular, as they can be more affordable than an offsite event. The challenge with an in-office party is making it more fun than a typical day at work. If you are planning an office holiday party, we have some ideas to help make thinks exciting and festive.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Cinco de Mayo: Mariachi, Margaritas & More

Nicole Steeger

Here at GigMasters HQ, when we hear Cinco de Mayo, we think of one thing: Mariachi bands. Okay, maybe margaritas too, but that can just be our little secret. Like I was saying, Mariachi bands - they are the ingredient that can turn a Cinco de Mayo party into a true FIESTA! ... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Easter Party Ideas

Nicole Steeger

The Easter bunny is hopping our way, which means it is time to start planning for Easter Sunday. Regardless of whether you celebrate the sacred or secular aspects of Easter, this holiday offers a great excuse to gather your loved ones and plan a day that the whole family can enjoy.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas

Nicole Steeger

Father's Day is right around the corner which means it's time to start thinking about a gift for the Dad in your life. If "What do I get the man that has everything" is the question you face each year, then you have come to the right place. Whether you are shopping for your father, husband, grandfather or a friend that's a proud poppa - we can help you find a unique and thoughtful Father's Day gift.... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Memorial Day Party Ideas

Nicole Steeger

Many consider Memorial Day to be the official kickoff of summer. Memorial Day has it all - a long weekend, outdoor barbecues and (hopefully) nice weather. How's that for three great reasons to party. So let's start planning, we'll help you start the summer off right!... MORE

Posted December 19, 2013

Graduation Parties: An Entertainment Guide

Nicole Steeger

As the school year draws to a close, students and parents all over the country are making graduation party plans. Many of them have turned to GigMasters for their entertainment needs, and of course we are happy to help. Whether you are planning a huge bash or a small intimate graduation celebration, we can help with your party checklist.... MORE

Posted December 18, 2013

Divorce Parties, a New Wedding Trend?

Nicole Steeger

It's a sad but true fact that while every wedding starts off as "forever," not all of them make it. While most divorces are personal tragedies, they've actually turned in to big business for more people than just lawyers. It started with divorce cakes, divorce rings, and even little coffins for wedding rings. The newest trend may be divorce parties.... MORE

Posted December 18, 2013

New Year's Eve Party Entertainment Tips

Nicole Steeger

New Year's Eve is a wonderful night. When the clock strikes midnight, we all get to say goodbye to the past and look forward everything a new year has in store for us. What better reason is there to celebrate? If you are planning a New Year's Eve event with entertainment, we have a few tips for making sure your party is a success.... MORE

Posted December 18, 2013

Tips for Hiring a Magician

Nicole Steeger

There's one way to make your event truly magical - hire a magician! Whether you are planning a kids' party, corporate function, or wedding, magicians can truly add something special to your event. But, there are lots of magicians out there - each with different styles and specialties. Finding the right fit for an event certainly takes time.... MORE

Posted December 13, 2013

Host a Murder Mystery Halloween Party

Nicole Steeger

Halloween is a unique holiday that allows for dress-up, make-believe and lots of fun. It's no wonder why each year, more and more adults get into the spirit of this holiday by dressing up and planning a Halloween celebration. If you are getting ready to plan a private or corporate Halloween event this year, why not try something different by hosting a unique Murder Mystery Halloween party?!... MORE

Posted December 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas and Free Printables

Nicole Steeger

Thanksgiving isn’t one of those holidays where people typically throw elaborate get-togethers. It’s really more about gathering with family and friends, eating a good meal and celebrating the many blessings you have in your life. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t add some fun and style to your Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve got some fabulous and free ideas for making your holiday perfect!... MORE

Posted October 30, 2013

Halloween Food and Drink Ideas

Nicole Steeger

Alright guys and ghouls, we're sure you know that a party isn't complete without a great menu. To help you serve up a smorgasbord of scary eats, check out this list of Halloween themed recipes. From spooky snacks to creepy cocktails, we've got you covered!... MORE

Posted October 22, 2013

Event Planner Spotlight: Creative Celebrations

Nicole Steeger

This month we are featuring fabulous event planner and GigMasters client, Carolyn Miller of Creative Celebrations. Carolyn's event planning business is based in Portland, Oregon. Creative Celebrations is a full service event planning company that offers services for all kinds of special occasions. We recently got to chat with Carolyn to learn more about her career, passion for planning and the focus behind Creative Celebrations. After you read our interview, you will like hear as much as we do! ... MORE

Posted June 26, 2013

Fashion Show 13th Birthday Party

Nicole Steeger

Planning a birthday party for a teenage girl can be difficult. That's why we love this unique idea that is perfect for any aspiring fashionista. Friends, fashion and fun were the three things that Julia wanted for her 13th birthday, which is exactly what she got with her fabulous fashion show party at Justice for Girls. The store's staff chose 2 outfits for Julia and each of her friends to model (on the Justice runway). At the end of the party, the girls were each allowed to choose one item to take home. Thanks Kelsey Erin Photography for sending this fun party our way!... MORE

Posted June 03, 2013

Bat Mitzvah Fun Under the Big Top

Nicole Steeger

A Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage for a 13 year old girl in the Jewish community. It's a time of great celebration and these Mitzvah parties have become quite elaborate over the years. When A Magic Moment Photography sent over this carnival themed Bat Mitvah, we knew we had to share it with our readers. This party has it all - carnival tents filled with popcorn and funnel cake, a full candy bar, carnival games and a live band. What more could a girl ask for?... MORE

Posted May 30, 2013

Stylish Couples' Baby Shower

Nicole Steeger

A couples' shower is a great way for both expectant parents to welcome their baby into the world. This cute San Jose couple’s shower boasts lots of super cute style. Mom-to-be is an invitation designer and she created the invitations for this adorable shower. She also used her talents to add lots of sweet details that made this event truly beautiful.... MORE

Posted May 22, 2013

Mommy and Me Tea Party

Nicole Steeger

Just in time for Mother's Day, talented Brianna Muniz Photography submitted this gorgeous Mommy and Me Tea Party. This vintage and pink styled event would be perfect for a little girl's birthday or special time for a Mom and her little girls. The beautiful desserts and place settings really make this party extra fabulous. Don't you just love all of the amazing details? ... MORE

Posted May 06, 2013

Event Planner Spotlight: Classic Events By Kris

Nicole Steeger

Kris, of Classic Events By Kris, plans all different kinds of events throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Today she stopped by to share how she has pursued her passion for event planning while also maintaining a career. A big thank you to Kris for taking time out of her busy schedule to chat with us! Let’s find out more about Classic Events by Kris…... MORE

Posted May 01, 2013

Diner Themed 1st Birthday

Nicole Steeger

1st birthday parties are super special, especially when they are extra adorable like this diner themed brunch! When little Jasper turned one, hew was celebrated with a brunch full of fabulous diner style treats and desserts. The spread included baked oatmeal, egg casserole, pies, cakes, coffees and juice. Party favors were custom created coasters and personalized Jones Sodas that thanked guests for celebrating Jasper's big day. Thank you Leah Fruth for sending this creative party our way! ... MORE

Posted April 22, 2013

A Basketball Themed Bar Mitzvah

Nicole Steeger

Any basketball lover would appreciate this hoops themed Bar Mitzvah. The entire celebration was focused on the guest of honor's love for basketball and his favorite team, the Orlando Magic. He even got to meet Orlando Magic player, Nick Anderson, and ride around in a Magic colored blue Lamborghini. ... MORE

Posted April 15, 2013

A Christening Celebration

Nicole Steeger

A Christening is a beautiful moment in any child's life. Proud parents Humberto and Lorena planned a special party to celebrate the Christening of their son, Liam. Friends and family gathered to join Liam on his big day. After the ceremony, the adults enjoyed great food paired with an exquisite selection of wine and champagne. The kids were entertained by a clown who made balloon art and performed magic tricks. Thanks to JargaPix Photography for sending this gorgeous event our way.... MORE

Posted April 01, 2013

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