In This Issue
Let the Ghoul Times Roll
Give Them Something to Talk About
Seated Dinner or Heavy Hors d’oeuvres?
Pinned by posh!
Holiday Party Offer
Upcoming Events
About posh productions, LLC

 Let the Ghoul Times Roll

Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEPHello!  I hope this email finds you well and enjoying fall.  It’s my favorite time of year.  I love the sensational colors, cooler weather and mugs of Pumpkin Spice Latte!Fall is also a busy time of year to celebrate … holidays, year-end accomplishments and annual fundraising events.  Therefore, this month’s newsletter includes inspiring ideas, strategies and resources for planning!Celebrations should be fun, not stressful!  Please contact me if you need event planning guidance … and remember my holiday offer is good all month.  It’s a great way to celebrate and save!


Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP

President | Event Producer

{inspiring idea} Let the Ghoul Times Roll
This year, host a Boo Bash that’s spook-tacular! Add New Orleans jazz music, plus colorful beads and feathered masks, and ‘let the ghoul times roll!’
Let the Ghoul Time Roll - ghost decor
  Let the Ghoul Times Roll - feather maskLet the Ghoul Times Roll - beignets
For more event details and photos, please read my article, “Host a Spook-tacular Party,” in the current issue of I Am Modern magazine (Fall 2012)!
{local resources} Give Them Something to Talk About
Have you read “5 Ideas for Employee Mingling at the Holiday Party?”  It’s currently my most popular blog post.  Mingling doesn’t just happen; employees need help.  The blog post suggests entertainment strategies.  Below are my go-to companies, who can make it happen!

Cast of Thousands– fantastic strolling entertainment!
Always Fun Casinos– where funny money is a big deal!
Now This! – customized performances, all improv!
Bialek’s Music– “say cheese” to their classy photo booth!
{event strategy} Seated Dinner or Heavy Hors d’oeuvres?

Pondering menus for your next event?  At first glance, a 3-course meal may seem like the best value but let’s think this option through.  A seated dinner requires substantial wait staff and rental equipment (tables, chairs, linens and place settings as well as table centerpieces).  Heavy hors d’oeuvres, on the other hand, are typically more expensive (cost per piece or per person) but require less wait staff and rental equipment.  So, the real question might be “how formal is my event?”
Pinned by posh!

Gourd-geous Gatherings - pumpkin table centerpiece

Did you know that pumpkins make great vases?  So much of nature’s beauty can be used for event decorations.  I’ve pinned more than 30 inspiring photos on my “celebrate fall” Pinterest board.  Take a look, repin and tell me what you think!


Upcoming Events
S’More Halloween Fun!
The Enchanted Forest – Friend of the Forest Sponsor
GRCC 30th Anniversary Celebration – Sponsor

Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball – Registration & Seating Consultant