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What event planners don't know about event production
BizBash
A quiz about technical event production revealed that event and meeting professionals scored an average of 48 out of 100.
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Best Thanksgiving appetizer recipes
Food Network
Serve crowd-pleasers like bacon-wrapped dates that are sure to disappear fast.
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12 inspired ideas for table number displays
BizBash
Sure, basic black-and-white printed table number cards displayed in silver stands get the job of guiding guests to their seats done, but they tend to look a bit uninspired. Instead, why not look to the event's theme to create a table number display that's sure to get guests talking? Here's a look at 12 creative ideas for table number displays.
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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.
 


Glitterati style file: The sweet escape
WedLuxe
Take a sweet escape into a world of dreamy wedding ideas! Melissa Andre of Melissa Andre Events served as creative director and artistic producer for the shoot. 5ive15ifteen photo company captured the editorial. Paper & Poste designed the stationery and Cake Opera Co. created the beautiful cakes.
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Big rental firms share 2013-14 business forecast
Special Events
Slow improvement and increasing customization — the two top trends in party rental for 2013 and into 2014, the big rental companies say.
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Fondant cakes from real weddings
Martha Stewart Weddings
Rolled out and draped over cake tiers, fondant (a firm sugar icing) makes a stable surface for a multitude of designs, such as stenciling, appliques, and add-ons.
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  IceSculpture.com; Where Marketing Meets Ice

IceSculpture.com is your source to the most reputable and talented ice sculptors in the world; a network of ice sculpting companies providing exceptional products, excellent service and unique designs. Look for an Affiliate in your area to help with decor, branding, marketing campaigns, product launches, weddings, events and live shows.
 


Message on a plate
Catersource
While restaurant chefs continue to use pop-up dinners to make guests feel part of a special experience, caterers do the same. Some open them to the public and charge for them, others use them as philanthropic opportunities to give back to clients and communities, as Catering by Framboise recently did.
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Love Thanksgiving food? Serve this at your wedding
The Knot
Here's an idea: Use Thanksgiving favorites as inspiration for your reception menu. You can serve an entire holiday meal in new and delicious ways. Think cranberry cocktails, turkey sliders and mini apple pie favors.
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Over The Top Inc is a nationally recognized party-linen rental company located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Their principal trademark is high-quality vast inventories, which includes many specialty fabric selections; basic to beaded, solids to spandex, sheer to satin, linen to lace, and additional linen items needed to "finish off" a table or room design.
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Groom's cakes
Colin Cowie Weddings
Whether it's wine, golf or a Frenchie named Fido, there's that one thing that makes a man tick (aside from his bride-to-be, of course.) While a beautiful, ornate cake can compliment a wedding's theme, a dessert featuring man's best friend or favorite sport reminds guests why the bride fell head over heels for her groom. These colorful, masculine groom's cakes display those passions is the most tasteful way.
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The Not Wedding
Green Wedding Shoes
The Not Wedding is a super rad alternative to the traditional bridal show in the form of a big, fake wedding! The "wedding guests" are brides-and-grooms-to-be and the event gives them a chance to be immersed in an inspiring setting and really experience wedding vendors in action.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Steal this: Creative table numbers (Catersource)
10 pretty centerpieces (without a flower in sight!) (The Knot)
Wedding colors: Wine and greige (Martha Stewart Weddings)
The prettiest wedding bouquets of the year (Brides)
Dessert-inspired cocktails (Food Network)

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Industry experts to share catering and events forecasting tips on
Nov. 20

NACE
Registration is now open for the Nov. 20 catering and events trend forecast webinar featuring Kevin Dana, CORT Tradeshow & Event Furnishings; Paula Fenner, CPCE, The Fairmont Dallas; Kate Patay, Creative Coverings. Learn what hot trends to expect in F&B presentation techniques, colors, fabrics, textures and prints. Also, stay ahead of the competition with tips on how you can forecast the future of catering and events trends. Find out the most effective ways to sell these trends profitably to your clients and establish yourself as an industry expert, while re-purposing your existing stock to save your bottom line! For more information, click here.
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NACE members-only special: Save $100 off CPCE exam fee in November
NACE
Any current member who applies for the CPCE exam this month will receive $100 off the application fee. Normally $395, you pay only $295! This price includes the exam and a copy of The Professional Reference Guide. This offer ends Nov. 30, but you have up to one year to take the CPCE exam with application approval. For more information and application details, please visit the CPCE page on http://www.nace.net or download the flyer at http://www.nace.net/files/Join/Nov2013%20promo.pdf.
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Check out our new NACE Store!
NACE
Your one-stop shop for customized educational tools and resources to help take your career to the next level is new and improved! Order your Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) products and NACE branded items. Peruse our online catalog today at http://www.nace.net/store_home.asp.
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Now accepting scholarship applications!
NACE
The Foundation of NACE will award one Timothy S Y Lam Scholarship Program scholarship for the Meeting and Event Catering Certificate Program (online or in-person) offered at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) for the Spring 2014 semester. This course is suitable for both catering career newcomers and transitioners. Meeting and event professionals seeking to build on or fill gaps in their knowledge base may also want to apply. No prior experience or education in this field is required. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees (excludes the textbook). Application can be found at http://www.nace.net/tisoh. Submit your application by Dec. 9, 2013.
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