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How to host a gender-neutral baby shower
BBJ Linen
Today, more moms are opting out of the "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" reveal. Instead, they're choosing to either not find out the sex of their babies or withhold it from family and friends for an ultrasurprising big day. Are you a soon-to-be-mom who is choosing to withhold your baby's sex to your family and friends? Here are some ideas for your gender-neutral baby shower!
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


The top 100 events of 2014
BizBash
The most influential festivals, conferences and other spectacles in the United States and Canada.
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JB Prince Company

Biodegradable/Sustainable Serveware. Stylish and elegant. Can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive.
 


Do you know your value as an event professional?
BizBash
This article details why digital credentials are a big step towards proving the benefits — and worth — of trained event and meeting professionals.
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Wedding events for out-of-town guests
Brides
Even if you're not planning a destination wedding, there's a good chance that some, perhaps even most, of your guests will be traveling for your big day. As you put together welcome bags and think about reserving blocks of hotel rooms, it's also important to consider planning some events to make guests feel welcomed and appreciated.
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Desserts on the move: Caterers create sweets that let guests roam
Special Events
Tray-passed, stationed, even paired with booze, dessert — like its cousin course, the appetizer — is decidedly less sit-down and more up-and-mingle today
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Inspiring menu ideas
Catersource
Executive Chef John Smola of the Warrington Country Club wanted to bring "the big city to the suburbs outside Philadelphia" with a menu that he thinks will knock the socks off his guests. Located on five acres in Bucks County, Warrington, Pennsylvania, the country club specializes in weddings, banquets, corporate events and other celebrations.
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10 nonfloral centerpiece ideas
The Knot
Flowers and weddings go together, but they're not the only choice when it comes to wedding décor. Use one of these alternatives for your centerpieces, and you won't miss the blooms one bit.
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20 classy ideas for fall wedding decorations
The Huffington Post
Just because you're getting married in the autumn months doesn't mean that you have to use pumpkins as table numbers or put orange foliage in your bouquet. On the contrary, your fall wedding decorations should be a fun representation of your personal style.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


3 trends integral to marketing your business
By Emma Fitzpatrick
What trends does your business need to keep afoot of in the marketing world? The guessing game is over in the world of marketing. Now, you can say without doubt what's having the biggest impact on brand awareness and even sales.
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10 awesome content marketing tips for small business
Business 2 Community
In a perfect world, small-business owners could rely on word-of-mouth and basic marketing techniques to accomplish their revenue goals. However, in the past few years, as consumer intelligence has grown and with the constant availability of information by searching online, SEO has become the base component by which to be found by potential customers.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    10 most common wedding planning mistakes couples make (Martha Stewart Weddings)
Trends we love: Mandarin Miramar table linen (BBJ Linen)
A wedding trend to love: Interactive bars (Brides)
The next big bridal accessory trend for spring (The Knot)
How to curate teen events using social media (BizBash)

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