Best of 2018

Top 5 Events of 2018!

10:02 AM


We are lucky and blessed at Event Kings to plan and produce 357 events in 2018 (with 65 of them during the holidays). All of them are unique and special but a few stand out. So to reflect back, we are highlighting our top 5 events of 2018!

capitale, NYC, four seasons

Pajama Program is such an amazing organization that their events take on a new meaning and have a special place in our hearts. Raising money to donate new pajamas for children in foster care and group homes make a huge impact on so many lives. This year's theme took us through the seasons of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. The event was at Capital in NYC and was truly remarkable. Read more about it here

picnic, carnival, event management

#2 Independent Support Services Picnic
Picnics are our jam! We have been producing company picnics for years and when we see colleagues and their families come together to have fun and honor the work they did throughout the year it brings a feeling of solidarity to the entire team. This year's picnic for Independent Support Services hosted over 1200 people with carnival, inflatables, food, DJ and prizes! It was wonderful event. 

NYC, halloween party, corporate events, event design

Taboola's haunted Bayou Halloween party allowed us to take our event design to new heights. The lighting, ivy, centepieces, and customized signage all came together in this exquisite and eery Halloween event. Read more about it here.

carnival, student events

#4 Stony Brook University Wolfieland Carnival
Almost 3,000 students attended the Wolfieland carnival at Stony brook University this fall. Event Kings produced an amazing event for students to enjoy that included carnival rides, tents, and entertainment. Watch a youtube montage all about the event here.

NY Islanders, casino fundraiser, black jack, roulette

#5 New York Islanders Casino Night
This year's 6th annual fundraiser to benefit the Islanders Children's Foundation was held at Chateau Briand and featured Casino Kings' pristine tables. Each year the team players guest deal at the tables as our own staff help and fill in. It is a great night and it always raises money for a wonderful cause. We are honored to be a part of it. Watch more about the event here.


catering

Charity Spotlight: Place of Hope

9:48 AM

diamonds, decor, sparkly decor, rhinestone centerpiece


Place of Hope is an organization in the Palm Beach, Florida area that is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children. They aim to keep siblings together in foster care and provide transitional housing to families in need. The organization also offers safe transitioning for human trafficking victims. This non-profit helps so many so it is our honor to have been a part of their yearly fundraising gala. 


catering, hors d'oeuvres, food, event catering

The food was modern and delicious and beautifully arranged. 

crystal centerpiece, hanging crystals, fancy decor

crystal centerpiece globe, candle centerpiece

The decor was filled with rhinestones and sparkle. This opulent look set the tone for the night to raise the most money possible. 

hula hoop entertainment, circus entertainment, LED performer
circus performer, hula hoop entertainment

The entertainment matched the decor of mesmerizing, memorable and momentous. Our circus like performers took an average hula hoop and made it spectacular. These award winning performers bought a wow factor to the gala and kept the guests attention. 

lamborghini, car, sports car

And what says opulence more than a Lamborghini?

Terry Vogel, Lisa Rivera, Place of Hope

As always, our expert event management team executed the night perfectly!


black roses

Transformation Tuesday: Haunted Bayou Halloween Party

7:47 AM

Candelabra, skull centerpiece, black roses, Halloween
haunted centerpiece, skull centerpiece, halloween centerpiece

This event for one of our favorite clients was themed "Taboola in the Bayou" and aimed to capture the mystique and eeriness of New Orleans on Halloween. The transformation took 6 hours, 12 team members and thousands of feet of ivy! The above vignette was made of skulls, roses, 
candelabras and apothecary jars. 

skull centerpiece, red roses, black roses, halloween decor

Not only did the decor capture the theme but the menu did as well. Mini muffaletta sandwiches and jambalaya where just a few items being passed to reflect the cajun taste of the Bayou. 

transformation

The webs, ivy and lighting all worked together to create a swampy, spooky look. The ping pong tables were also customized with a skull mouth and eye decal. 

halloween books, apothecary jars, spooky vignette

The apothocary jars and books were all customized for the spooky theme. 

Custom prints and frames

Framed photos were hung and draped with ivy.

custom apothecary

signature drink

What would a theme be without a signature drink? These smoking margaritas were 
hauntingly delicious. 

Black Jack

Check Out Casino King's NEW Look!!

3:09 PM

casino tables, website, casino events, roulette, black jack, fundraisers

Event King's first division Casino Kings is sporting a brand new website! The look is sleek, modern and professional, just like our company. We wanted to show all we have to offer from tables, dealers, and decor. 


casino tables, website, casino events, roulette, black jack, fundraisers

Here's a photo of what the site looks like on a desktop.

casino tables, website, casino events, roulette, black jack, fundraisers

We couldn't forget the dynamic couple behind it all, Terry and Steven Vogel.
casino tables, website, casino events, roulette, black jack, fundraisers

Check out our latest pictures and interactive page with all of our tables and services.

dancing

Event Spotlight: Game night party!

7:42 AM

inner lit games, ping pong table, ping pong, venue selection

 Sometimes what everyone needs over the holiday season is to let loose and have fun. Nothing does that better than a fun venue, cool ping pong tables, comfort food and great music. This event for Taboola was just that, a modern twist on good 'ol fun!

catering, food, mini burgers, appetizers

These mini cheeseburgers were a perfect nod to comfort food in a small portion. 

DJ, dancing, fun, entertainment

The DJ got everyone on the dance floor to dance throughout the night. 

beer pong, when guests go wild, ping pong

Sometimes the guests take the games to another level!

casino

Best Fundraising Tips!

9:20 AM

entertainment, stilt walkers, fundraising

Fundraising events are so important to non-profit organizations. Often times, one event is responsible for a large portion of their yearly budget. Because of this, we take these events seriously. We know how much is riding on one night. Event Kings is there to make sure everything is perfect so the client can focus on one thing; raising as much money as they can at one event. Throughout the years, experience has shown us a few tricks that make this happen. 

Tip #1: Make it a memorable evening.
Shown above, our customized stilt walkers stood in front of the stage while the director gave her speech. They were an interactive part in giving information about the non-profit and all of the important work they do. When guests remember the event they will be more likely to return the following year.

centerpieces, decor, floral design

Tip #2: Choose your decor budget wisely. 
All fundraising events monitor their budget so they can make the most profit. When it comes to decor make sure you spend your budget dollars wisely. One tip is to mix up the centerpieces with high and low options. Another idea is to incorporate the logo of the event wherever possible. Lastly, be creative with your decor so it ties into the theme of the event. 

entertainment, gala, unique entertainment

Tip #3: Splurge on an unforgettable entertainer. 
For some donors fundraising galas are a frequent occurrence. Make yours stand out with an amazing and unique entertainer or show. Event Kings has so many unbelievable entertainers to make your event one everyone will remember. 

chinese auction, silent auction, auction prizes

Tip #4: When getting raffle prizes make sure to know your audience. 
One key part of fundraising is a raffle. Prizes are donated and then raffled off to make the most money. Make sure your prizes are ones your guests will pay for. For example, sports memorabilia is wonderful at a youth fundraiser. 

casino, black jack, poker, roulette, craps

Tip #5: Sponsorship, sponsorship, sponsorship!
When planning a fundraiser the best way to maximize profits is to have most of the event sponsored before one ticket is sold. A great way to do that is have companies (or families) sponsor casino tables. Event Kings will create a framed sign for the table or better yet, we can customize the felt for
 those high tier donors. 

black jack, inner lit casino tables

Tip#6: Make everything custom.
For a breast cancer fundraiser we made everything pink, including the casino tables, chips and the casino dealer's bow ties! Every detail was considered to make certain the cause of the event was not communicated effectively. 

bar mitzvah

Taking Place Cards to a New Level

11:12 AM

Place cards can be so important at events. People like to know where they are sitting and whom they are sitting with. Traditionally, place cards have been the white folded cardstock with fancy written names. That look is timeless and elegant. But we like to have a little fun with our place cards and tie them directly into the the theme of the event to set the tone from the very beginning. Below are some of our favorites.

hip hop theme, bar mitzvah, place cards, cassette tapes

cassette tape place cards

The guests at this hip-hop themed Bar Mitzvah were greeted with cassette tape place cards on our graffiti painted boombox. Each label had the name of the guest and the table, which was named for the guests of honor's favorite band. They were attached to the board with strips of velcro so they could easily be taken off and saved by the guests. 


movie theater, cinema, bar mitzvah

movie ticket place cards

When we produced and styled this Cinema themed Bat Mitzvah we knew we wanted to make a statement at the entrance. What better way than to hang movie ticket place cards on clear fishing wire strung between red velvet curtains? We added movie reels and dramatic lighting to 
complete the look.  

superhero place cards

superhero place cards

For one of our corporate clients we produced an entire weekend meeting with the Superhero theme. The finale was a banquet dinner. Along with lighting, floral and customized letters of the company we had individual place cards designed after super hero comic books. The stands were also customized and designed specifically for the event. 

 winter wonderland, snowflake, place cards, sweet 16

snowflake place cards

For our Winter Wonderland Sweet 16 we decided to make each place card from snowflakes and hang them on clear fishing wire as well. We added 12" and 14" crystal snowflakes around and withing the place cards to give it a sophisticated feel. Then we uplit the entire structure with blue lighting. 

70's theme

Event Spotlight: Keyfood Tradeshow

3:05 PM

balloon decor, balloon arch, roller skaters, disco dancers, Richard Simmons, 70's theme, trade show

This year's Keyfood mega trade show held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum was themed 70's mania! Our decor and entertainment set the tone for this year's theme. Our rainbow arch and tie-dye balloons were the perfect wow statement for the entrance along with disco dancers, roller skaters and even Richard Simmons! 

disco dancers, stilt walkers, custom entertainment, entertainment

Our larger than life stilt walker disco dancers wore customized costumes for the event. They made a splash in the extra large venue. 

contortionist, disco ball, entertainment

Our center lit stage held performances. This one was by our expert contortionist who performed on a mirrored disco ball. 



roller skating, disco ball, entertainment


Our disco themed roller skaters skated around all day interacting with guests and keeping the groovy feel of the event stayin alive. 




bistro lights

Event Spotlight: Camping Themed Dinner at Mohonk

7:30 AM


event lighting, bistro lighting, pavillion eventOne of our clients had a weekend conference at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. While Event Kings was involved in most of the planning, we pulled out all the stops to set up for their break out dinner. The setting was perfect for a camping theme, so our design team envisioned wooden stumps, rustic lanterns and woodland inspired floral to go on the tables. For an entryway piece the company's name was spelled out in moss covered letters on top of a inner lit table. camping theme event

These two foot large letters were a passion project for our floral designer. There may have been a few accidents with the hot glue gun but the end result was perfect. The letters stood on a custom built wooden stand so they can be placed at the beginning of the venue. 

floral tablescape, wood accents

Our tablescapes were made of copper lanterns, small wood stumps and white, yellow and green floral. The table number sign was customized to fit the theme. 

woodlands floral design, forest centerpiece, camping floral, wood box centerpiece

Our designer chose sword fern, scabiosa pods, white roses, variegated pittosporum, beplurem, veronica and solidago to create a whimsical look for the event. 

woodlands tablescape, rustic lantern, rustic centerpiece, wood stump


bistro lights

The bistro lights hung by our staff created a warm and fun atmosphere for the guests to relax and unwind after a long weekend of working. 

smores station, dessert station, camping desserts

What camping themed event would be complete without a S'mores station? We decided to set up a make your own S'mores fun additions to the campside classic.