A room full of loud voices and a free-for-all format is perfect for Office Ninjas who’re comfortable jumping in at a moment’s notice. But give those same criteria to an introvert and call it a meeting and it may only evoke fear or a bit of nausea. When you think about it, meetings do sort of…Read more
We’ve had a blast sharing all of OfficeNinjas HQ’s best tips, tricks, and event-planning secrets over the past weeks. And while the most exciting and well-planned events will only leave you with memories and a handful of photo booth snaps, you can continue to enjoy, re-read, and share every one of our info-packed articles whenever…Read more
It may seem like we’ve addressed every important element of an event, but there’s one more small (but vital!) detail that you won’t want to leave ‘til the last minute. The gift!
What’s the difference between an event and a party? A function and a celebration? A cocktail hour and a soirée? The entertainment! A DJ, or live music, sets the tone for an event and communicates to guests what kind of experience they’re in for.
At OfficeNinjas HQ, we’ve always believed in the power of strong event design. In the past, we worked with multiple vendors for furniture rentals, signage, and floral elements all in an attempt to communicate a theme and express our Ninja identity. It was always A LOT of work—and we weren’t always thrilled with the results.
Planning the audio/visual (A/V) components of an event is kind of like ordering roofing materials when building a house: it’s not all that exciting (you’d rather be browsing paint swatches or shopping for furniture). However, it’s super important.
You can throw a flawless party at a stunning venue filled with smiling guests and beautifully styled food. But if you don’t walk away with photos that truly captured all that action, it may as well have never happened. Does that sound a tad dramatic? It may be, but we consider event photos to be really important.
This week’s event series topic is a big one: food and beverage! If there’s one universal event planning truth, it’s that well fed and hydrated guests are happy partygoers. People really care about food; in addition to eating it, they blog about it, snap photos of it, and wax poetic about it on every social media channel out there. If there’s one part of your event that you need to get right, it’s your menu.
It’s Part 3 of our 10-part event planning series, and this installment is all about The Venue. After hosting more than 20 events for Ninjas from all over the country, we’ve learned that location plays a vital role in setting the right tone. We’re always on the lookout for a fun, offbeat space that will inspire creativity and collaboration among our Ninja attendees.
Welcome to week two of our 10-part event-planning series! Last week we tackled Experiential Events with 10 tips from industry pros, and this week is all about tech tools. Just like a fully-loaded smartphone helps you manage a hectic work schedule and busy personal life, OfficeNinjas HQ’s virtual event planning tool belt helps us manage upwards of 50 vendors and team members—while also pulling off stellar events.