Everyone is getting excited for their own Super Bowl parties, and with the date rapidly approaching, we thought we’d offer some 3P last minute tips to plan a “Practically Perfect” Super Bowl Party. (And snack time!) Get a headcount of guests so that you can be prepared for the next step… MENU PLAN! We always go “potluck” for our football parties…everyone brings a dish, and then the pressure is off but gameday is on! Check out the Man Cave’s...

Inside the Cave – OK, since our last post you’ve now got your Super Bowl Betting Pool all ready to go for your party (you’ll have a blast with it!); and now you’re probably thinking: FOOD. A little known fact in western society is that a properly done Super Bowl party is also known as a “Destroyer of New Year’s Resolutions”…Goodbye diet plan! Get ready for a great game and lots of fun food!  Now almost everyone has a “signature” appetizer or dish that they’re...

  Check out these easy to make and absolutely beautiful DIY napkin rings from Anna Cotton! We love how they coordinate with our new table cloths, and we know they’ll add to your next table-scape too! A few 3P Ideas: Our brand new festive napkin rings in action!  – Fold a napkin into a “bow” using your napkin ring in the middle. This creates a little table-love that screams “Valentine’s Day!” (Photo by: Jessi...

(This is LOTS of fun, and you can download it below!) Inside the Cave – OK, you’ve invited your friends/family and the food and drinks are all planned, and everyone is excited to see a great game between Seattle and Denver, plus all the great Super Bowl commercials.  The Cave is getting decorated, the HD TV’s all set, the surround sound ready to thunder, great food and beverages planned…but what are you missing? A SUPER BOWL BETTING POOL FOR YOUR...

Jan 21 2014
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Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do it right… In past posts we have mentioned make shift tablecloths and fabric to make a table scape work. As an event professional this is a skill that comes in handy for sure! However for 20 years whenever we put in all of the leaves of our dining room table, the width doesn’t work with any tablecloth that can be purchased in stores. I don’t sew and so I decided to finally hire Anna Cotton a professional seamstress...

Jan 17 2014
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Inside the Cave – Lots of great football action this last couple of weeks!  BCS National Champion Florida State winning a very exciting game at the last second; NFL Wild Card Weekend; the NFL Divisional Playoff’s, and now the NFC/AFC Championship games this weekend with New England at Denver and SF at Seattle!   The Man Cave’s the place to be! Anyway, I’ve obviously been spending a bit of time enjoying the games, while Brenda, my wife of 20...

We wanted to do something special for my brother Gavin for his 30th birthday this year, and boy did we ever…we managed to throw a SURPRISE party for 25 people in about 3 days and with almost no stress. (The only stress being we planned it around his flight arrival which ended up being 3 hours late!) But have no fear…here at 3P we had snacks, drinks, favors to be given, party music playing (which is really important to set the mood!), dinner ready, and everyone had a great...

Outside the Cave – Just went to an amazing Blogging Conference here in Las Vegas, the New Media Expo 2014. WOW. The pace of change, and the amount of data increasingly available to us all is just incredible.  My focus at this great event was to learn more about blogging for 3P, but it was also fun seeing some electronic “Toys” at the event, and hearing A LOT about one in particular that wasn’t at the event, but will soon be available. A couple that were: Solar Chargers...

Jan 12 2014
Comments Off on Tea for 10 + Tips on Organizing a Fundraiser!

Hearts for Hope Tea is an event we love, sponsor and help organize  to give back. The tea benefits CCM, and low-income/at-risk kids in the Las Vegas Valley.  5 “Always” for Organizing a Meeting or Fundraiser Start Up: Always have your first meeting a minimum of 4-6 months out, depending on the size and complexity of your event. Give your team a minimum of 3 weeks notice and always send out a reminder the week of. Always add fun elements to the meeting,...

Jan 10 2014
Comments Off on Spectacular Bridal Advice from Experts at Bridal Spectacular

Being a Las Vegas event planner for the past 20 years has had it’s challenges but one of the spectacular perks are the relationships we have gained along the way.  When first starting out in Las Vegas, I approached Debbie Hansen, owner and creator of Bridal Spectacular (the largest, best, and longest running Bridal Show in Vegas) and asked if we could meet…as I had produced many bridal shows in Canada.  After a long lunch and much brainstorming…I would find myself being...

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