June 23, 2017
From the desks of Jana and Christine
In taking a moment to reflect on the past few weeks of events, all we have to say is WOW. Seriously. We’ve worked with zoo animals, young musicians, public radio hosts, and authors. A company that has transformed social media marketing. A bride who journeyed from an immigrant background to a Harvard Law degree. Graduates who celebrate with sushi, then go out and change the world.
We are continually awed and inspired by our clients. So it’s important in these moments that we re-state and re-affirm our mission…so that we always remember.
To bring to life the singular, unique vision of each client, every time
We celebrate diversity.
To build positive, constructive, lasting relationships with our clients and vendors
We celebrate collaboration.
To design and produce innovative, evocative events
We celebrate creativity.
To balance profit with social responsibility
We celebrate community.
Today and every day.
June 16, 2017
26.2 miles. On a (incredibly and unexpectedly) warm Monday in April, I ran 26.2 miles. To put that in perspective – I crossed through eight Massachusetts’ cities, ran for just over five hours, took approximately 33,000 steps, and burned about 2,600 calories. Why did I do this to myself (other than the guilt-free beer and fries I ate afterwards)? The answer is pretty simple…I did it for the Boston Children’s Museum.
AE Events had the privilege of partnering with the Boston Children’s Museum on the planning of their 2016 Wonder Ball Gala held at the Museum in November.
This evening of delicious food and drinks, lively entertainment and an engaging program raised over $550,000.00 to help the Museum ensure their ability to welcome all children regardless of any physical, developments, or economic challenges.
On the tables, we colored blocked bright primary colors that fit the youthful feeling of the Museum and used creative branding to be sure the Museum’s messaging was front and center.
Check out the paint cans we customized with labels to highlight art and creativity!
It was such a fun event to not only organize, but to watch come to life. The planning for the 2017 Wonder Ball is well underway and we hope, just as we do for every one of the amazing non-profit organizations that we support, that they raise more awareness and funds to continue to help the children of our communities.
26.2 miles. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t hard, but most meaningful things are. And to be honest, I would do it again in a heartbeat (check back in around November – I’ll be running in the New York City Marathon on the 5th!). It’s incredible organizations like the Boston Children’s Museum that make our city the strong, resilient, and great place that it is, and I was honored to cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon wearing their name.
June 09, 2017
In need of a fun summer party theme now that it is actually warm out? Look no further. A Luau is the only direction you need to go in! Get ready to open your mini cocktail umbrella.
Daiquiri tiki bar, hula dancing lessons, leis galore! Who doesn’t love a good backyard bbq? Here is some inspiration to get your mind rolling.
This is a great theme for a backyard bbq or even a high school graduation party. There are so many ways to make it unique.
These pineapple insipired doughnuts are everything..
Tacos! Because tacos…
These DIY pineapples are great as centerpieces or spread out through your backyard.
There are so many creative ways to elevate your party. Tassels are super cute and very inexpensive!
We could use one of these classy Pina Coladas right now.
June 02, 2017
Ready for it to actually be summer?! Us too…
Let’s have some fun in the sun! Look here for inspiration on your next “summertaining” event, whether it’s a casual bbq or an elegant dinner affair – look no further!
Starting with food, because we love food.
There are so many great summer salad recipes. This peach, tomato, and burrata one especially stood out to us. You can also get creative with dessert. Want people to mingle and not have to sit down to eat? Try food on a stick!
Moving on to atmosphere:
Lanterns and candles are a great way to add a special touch to your evening.
Decorating the table:
You can be simple and classy even in the summer with an outdoor setting. Adding flower pieces to your napkins adds a special touch, and matching wine to your flowers is just all out amazing!
And you can’t have a party without some fun summer drinks!
Have a theme for your party? Or just want an easy way for people to grab a beer?
We want to help you make your party one in a melon!
Check out our whole Pinterest page here: Summer Entertainment
May 26, 2017
As event producers we spend a lot of time focusing on the little things. For this corporate celebration in April, it was all about the big ones.
Guests arrived along this enormous industrial pier
Greeted by big bold drumming
Entered the vast raw warehouse
A perfect space for creating an epic Faneuil Hall experience on one end
And an oversized Boston sports baaah on the other.
The event featured substantial drama
And a whopping good time!