Black Jack

Casino Parties Done Right

3:20 PM

casino event, roulette

Casino events are nothing new. However, through the years Event Kings and their division Casino Kings has seen so many casino events done wrong. First off, all tables are not equal. Some tables have come with just the top and placed on plastic legs, which is unprofessional and dangerous. Casino Kings only supplies solid wood tables with pristine felt. Also, our dealers are well trained to know the game and help players feel like they are at a Vegas casino. 

casino chips, poker, roulette, black jack

Casino Kings provides clay chips that look and feel like the real thing. Many times we have customized the chips to match the event's cause or theme. As with Event Kings, Casino Kings always pays attention to every detail. 

roulette, roulette wheel

Our roulette table is not only professional but stunning!

Casino, money, fun money, fun bucks

Another way to customize your casino is to personalize your fun bucks. You can place a photo, a logo, or a slogan on your money that all guests receive when they enter the party. 

black jack, roulette, texas hold'em, poker


Conferences

Our Favorite Teambuilding Events!

2:54 PM

teambuilding, event, superhero, themes, conferences, meetings, corporate

Teambuilding events are one of our favorite types to produce. They are always fun, creative and rewarding. You truly see the affects these programs have on the guests. From companies to schools, all participants of teambuilding programs leave united. 

teambuilding, event, superhero, themes, conferences, meetings, corporate

One of our favorite themes was our "Superhero" theme for our client Taboola. They created their entire conference around it, including the teambuilding "build your own superhero" contest. Guests were given all sorts of materials and clothing to create their perfect superhero. 
teambuilding, event, egg drop, themes, conferences, meetings, corporate
 Another option is our classic "Drop" contest where guests participate in an auction for various materials that will help them make the perfect landing spot for an egg. This two part event forces the team to manage money, work together and communicate ideas. 

teambuilding, event, sandcastle, themes, conferences, meetings, corporate

One of our most popular summertime events is "Sandcastle Teambuilding." Teams watch a demonstration by professional sandcastle builders and from their need to collaborate and communicate on designing and building their own castle. Some clients have even picked a theme that teams have to be inspired by. This event can be done on OR off the beach!

teambuilding, event, scavenger hunt, themes, conferences, meetings, corporate

For those off-site conferences in quaint towns or even big cities, a scavenger hunt is always a hit! Our customized questions allows this activity to be done anywhere. It is a wonderful way for teams to work on navigation skills, communication and outside of the box thinking.

Capitale NYC

Event Spotlight: Pajama Program 2018

11:56 AM

Capitale NYC, fundraising, gala, nonprofit, pajama program

One of our favorite events of the year is for Pajama Program. This amazing nonprofit donates pajamas and books to children in shelters or group homes. They believe this simple act for many is a profoundly important ritual for those in need. Changing into pajamas and reading a book before bed impacts children's quality of sleep and leads to days that are rested and ready for learning. Read more about this wonderful organization here.

This year, the theme was "Love is the best light to read in all year round." To bring this theme to life fairy lights accented every centerpiece and was incorporated into the performer's costumes. 
calla lilies, fairy lights, fall centerpiece, fall flowers

The centerpieces were themed for all four seasons. We represented winter, spring, summer and fall and as mentioned, each piece had fairy lights incorporated into them. The fall piece was made of cylinders holding flame calla lilies and ruby mokara orchids. The middle had orange fairy lights and fall leaves were scattered around the table.

winter flowers, winter centerpiece, winter decor, hydrangea, lantern centerpiece

The winter piece was a lantern filled with blue fairy lights on top of a bed of white hydrangea, crystal branches, dusty miller leaves, snowy pinecones and silver netted spheres. 

spring flowers, tulips, cherry blossom, cylinder centerpiece, spring theme, orchids

The spring centerpiece included cylinders filled with flowering branches, tulips and green orchids. The middle piece had moss and fairy lights. 

summer flowers, sunflowers, moss, lantern centerpiece, hydrangea, yellow and green centerpiece

Summer was represented with a lantern filled with fairy lights on top of a bed of green hydrangea, sunflowers, yellow roses, yellow craspedia, solidago and moss spheres. It also had butterfly accents.


Guests were greeted with our Spring and Summer stilitwalkers. These costumes were custom made for the event. 

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winter performer, winter entertainer, winter theme, fairy lights

 Inside, the guests enjoyed our fall and winter performers on pedestals and over the entranceway.

step and repeat, photo station, open photo booth

Our open photo booth was a big hit and used their step and repeat as a backdrop. 

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event entertainment, summer entertainment, spring entertainment, fall entertainment, winter entertainment

event entertainment, summer entertainment, spring entertainment, fall entertainment, winter entertainment

All four of our performers went on stilts during the reception and went throughout the tables and then in front of the stage. Each one of them held a sign that read I am the light of their particular season. They, along with the centerpiece and coordinating linens, really drove home the theme. 

capitale nyc, venue, Bowery, New York City

As always, our friends at Capitale were a pleasure to work with and provided a 
stunning venue to be in!

80's theme

Transformation Tuesday: 80's Prom

5:00 AM

80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons

Companies are always looking for fun and unique themes for their events. This year, our 80's prom theme was one for the books! 


80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons

To transform our venue we used thousands of balloons. From columns, to centerpieces to a dance floor treatment, the bright neon colors filled the room and created that nostalgic feel of the 80's.

80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons

To create a curtain effect on the dance floor balloons were individually strung with 15 feet of mylar ribbon. This created a dramatic focal point for the room.


80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons


80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons

And of course no 80's theme is complete without giant rubix cubes! These flanked either side of the DJ booth. 

Our Story: Terry Vogel

3:10 PM

founder, CEO

We wanted to share the story of our very own co-founder and CEO Terry Vogel. Terry, along with her husband Steven Vogel, founded Event Kings in 2008 but has been an event planner and producer since 1994. Below is her story. 

I was living in Florida and came back to Long Island to work at my family's event business. I was always in sales so I felt comfortable working with clients. What was different in the event industry is how working relationship often evolved into a friendship. I was with clients who had so much at stake for one event and were emotionally involved in the success of the event. I became motivated to make it perfect for not only me and my company but for my client as well. I cherish the relationships I have with my clients and consider it one of the best parts of my job. 
I take care of them like I would a loved one. 

corporate picnic, elephant

Throughout my career, one of the most memorable events I ever produced was for the Northrop Grumman. It was a picnic for over 2,000 guests with a circus theme. I had various acts performing throughout the day, including a live elephant! I won an international gala award for the best corporate picnic in the world! It was such an incredible opportunity and an amazing experience. 

corporate conference, corporate dinner

More recently I had the opportunity to produce and run a 3 day conference for Taboola. We managed the conference, implemented team building break outs and produced and decorated their dinner. The theme for the entire weekend was Superhero and my team and I collaborated to create amazing results! 


company team, team building, Terry Vogel

I am so grateful for my team! Everyone from my amazing assistant to the other sales executives to the warehouse manager works together to represent Event Kings in the best light! I know I couldn't do half of what I accomplish without them and so Steven and I try to make EK and great company to work for. We have beach day and have taken the entire office on four trips for reaching sales goals. 
 I always say I am blessed, and I truly believe I am!

weight training, fitness, Terry Vogel

When I'm not working or spending time with my family I am training. I have recently become dedicated to fitness and weight training and even placed second in a competition. I love being physically active and striving to reach a goal, it keeps me motivated and focused. 


family, love, marriage

Working in the event industry has given me so much and has made me grow as a person. I met my husband at work when he came in to discuss printing fun money for casinos. It was love at first sight and he has been my best friend and partner for the last 23 years. He understands and supports me and we work together to create a beautiful life for our two children. 

 Follow Terry on instagram @eventqueentv




carnival

Event Spotlight: Company Family Picnic

1:46 PM

stiltwalker

The classic company picnic has been going on for years. For many businesses both small and large, the summer party is a tradition, a staple and an integral part of their corporate culture. It's a day when employees and their families come together to celebrate success, accomplishments and being part of a team that wants to give back. At every one of our corporate picnic events we strive to bring a balance of fun and games for guests of all ages to enjoy. We do that with a mix of larger than life entertainment, classic carnival tents and nostalgic lawn games reimagined for a new and fresh take. 

carnival tent



 Our vibrant carnival tents are a perfect staple for any family picnic. For one, it is a beautiful piece of decor on an empty field. Secondly, it provides fun for a wide age range. For the little ones we provide step stools and many chances so they feel like a winner. For the more mature children, these games are a welcomed break from technology. 

water balloon toss

A great DJ and classic games are a great way to involve the adults and children. Plus, who doesn't love a water balloon toss on a hot summer day? Moreover, a DJ can entertainment a large amount of people with games like these.  

giant billiard game

Our giant billiards game is a great spin on a classic game. Played with your feet, this pool game is different and enjoyable.

spin art

Crafts are great interactive fun that allows kids to express their creativity. Spin art is a always popular as guests pour paint onto a spinning canvas. At this event frisbees were the canvas.

face painting

Face painting and temporary tattoos are always a hit! Ou professional artists use non toxic, professional paint. 


pop-a-shot, basketball

Our pop-a-shot basketball hoops are jut one more options for guests to be entertained and have fun! This add-on item is an easy form of entertainment for guests of all ages. 

promo items, swag, branded giveaways

With our division Promo Kings, we can provide any promotional item you may wish to offer your guests. This event had water squirters and umbrellas but beach towels and cooler bags are other great items to offer your guests at the summer outing. 

promo items, swag, branded giveaways

And speaking of Promo Kings, here is managing partner AJ DeMichael modeling some swag!!

#transformationtuesday Transformation

Transformation Tuesday

3:22 PM


One of the best parts of our industry is having the opportunity to transform a space and create the event of someone's dreams! Whether it is making a traditional wedding venue into a rock arena, transporting an entire company into Alice's Wonderland or creating an out of this world celebration for 1,000 guests, each transformation leaves us excited and inspired.

wedding rock concert

Joanne and Scott were two special people who had a unique vision for their wedding. They were not too concerned about the dress, the tux, the flowers or anything else for that matter. What they most wanted was to make their wedding reception a rock concert! To achieve this we installed a full stage and upgraded lighting to get the full concert effect. To make the night complete, the groom designed tie dyed band t-shirts for favors!
Corporate Holiday Party
 Every year our clients challenge us to come up with new and exciting themes for their holiday party. For the Alice in Wonderland theme our goal was to bring in large scale decor that made an impact to the crowded room of 1,000 guests. To achieve that we installed a giant screen that projected the 2010 version of the movie. We also made a gaming area with artificial turf rug, oversized chess pieces and regal lounge furniture and staged three foot playing cards around the room. For added drama we lighted the room in red. Centerpieces were Mad Hatter hats and tea sets filled with flowers.
Corporate holiday party
For the "Sky's the Limit" theme at Capitale in NYC we knew that to fully transform such a unique space we needed to have high drama. Hence, our hanging aerialist from a 65 ft ceiling! Along with this amazing entertainment were custom designed metal spheres with floral accents.  To complete our transformation the venue was lit in blues, purples and reds. 

award ceremony

Event Spotlight: Superhero Conference Dinner

11:01 AM

guastavino's NYC, corporate conference, welcome dinner

When one of our favorite clients said they had a superhero themed sales conference we brainstormed to create a vintage comic book vision. For their welcome dinner at Gustavino's in NYC, we had custom made letters wrapped in vintage comic strip paper spell out their company name.

guastavino's NYC, corporate conference, welcome dinner

On all of the ceiling panels we projected sayings from comic book hero fights. 

guastavino's NYC, corporate conference, welcome dinner

The floral was designed wo use primary colors in blue, red and yellow. 
They were themed and elegant.
guastavino's NYC, corporate conference, welcome dinner

guastavino's NYC, corporate conference, welcome dinner

The place cards were another opportunity to theme the event with a customized stand holding all of the themed place cards. 

guastavino's NYC, corporate conference, welcome dinner

guastavino's NYC, corporate conference, welcome dinner
With the lighting, floral, and custom themed touches, the entire event came together perfectly.