We have much to be grateful for during this special time of year, and that especially includes you. From all of us here at Hosts Global, we wish you holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year. Cheers to 2023!
1st Image: Hosts Southern California | 2nd Image: Moloney & Kelly | 3rd Image: Conceptours | 4th Image: Eshet Incentives & Conferences | 5th Image: Hosts Las Vegas | 6th Image: Hosts Chicago | 7th Image: Hosts Southern California
What. A. Year.
We’ve made it to the last Design Edition of 2022, and we are already looking forward to 2023!
This year has been quite the ride. Our members have been busier than ever putting on events that have fueled our Hosts Design Edition with all the ferociously creative eye candy we have been sending out each month. December always brings a time of reflection. With 2023 quickly approaching, let’s take a minute to see what made 2022 fueled with creativity and intention, and one for the books.
Hosts Southern California showed off its sunny side in this arrangement. Hosts Global Member Moloney & Kelly created art in dessert form. Conceptours Greece delighted with light bites. Eshet Incentives & Conferences created the most idyllic setting for a holiday event in Jerusalem. Hosts Las Vegas, Hosts Chicago, and Hosts Southern California entertained while serving guests.
1st Image: Juice Studios | 2nd and 3rd Images: COTC Events | 4th Image: Hosts Southern California | 5th Image: Juice Studios | 6th and 7th Images: Hosts Washington DC | 8th Image: Hosts Texas | 9th Image: Hosts Las Vegas | 10th and 11th Images: Spaintacular | 12th Image: COTC Events
Turns out, it IS easy being green… or any color you may want to be!
March was our inaugural Hosts Design Edition and we talked about spring being just around the corner and how many destinations were starting to see the new life spring brings. So in March, Hosts Global went green! From florals and tables capes, to outdoor venues and green decor. This issue was all about that green. We also noted all the green vibes St. Patrick’s Day influences in many destinations
See how Hosts Global Members Juice Studios, COTC Events, Hosts Southern California, Hosts Washington DC, and Hosts Texas took their events outdoors (and brought the outdoors in – we see you trending floral walls) and used the natural elements around them to help build their theme and provide a perfect color palate for these events. When your entertainment matches your color scheme – you can expect your event to go to the next level. Here you will see some ferociously creative entertainment that blended perfectly into their event backdrop. Living art brings the unexpected to life. Hosts Global Members Hosts Las Vegas, and Spaintacular created a surreal experience with these artists.
1st image: Cacique | 2nd Image: COTC Events | 3rd Image: Portfire Events | 4th Image: Hosts New Orleans | 5th Image: Cacique | 6th Image: Experience Holy City | 7th Image: Hosts Chicago | 8th and 9th Image: Juice Studios | 10th Image: Spectra UK | 11th Image: Hosts Southern California | 12th Image: Hosts Louisville | 13th Image: Hosts Washington DC
Events and flowers go together like peanut butter and jelly…
In many of the spring Design Editions we talked all about florals. Flowers paint the earth with pinks, yellows, purples, oranges, greens, blues, and shades of white. Floral arrangements, centerpieces, and installations can do almost everything for an event. They can create a theme, bring the drama, provide the color palate, dress the table, create an ambiance, make a statement, create a natural element, be a backdrop, and work as art.
Our Hosts Global members, Hosts Southern California, COTC Events, Portfire Events, Hosts New Orleans, Cacique, Hosts Chicago, Juice Studios, Experience Holy City, Spectra UK, Hosts Louisville and Hosts Washington DC- understood the assignment with these bold and beautiful centerpieces.
1st Image: COTC Events | 2nd Image: Group Services Inc | 3rd Image: DePalm DMC | 4th Image: Juice Studios | 5th Image: COTC Events | 6th Image: Lafayette DMC | 7th Image: Juice Studios
Summertime + Sea, they are the best of friends. In our summer Design Editions we touched on how Seaside events bring a certain magical element. Ocean in the distance, waves crashing melodically, and a color palate of blues, browns, white and creams, and maybe a splash of color to match some local flowers. Nautical palates are a classic for a reason. Clean and crisp, they take their cues from nature.
COTC’s seaside event brought a water-like curved table and twinkle lights for glow. Intimate beach dinners with toes in the sand were the way for these gorgeous set ups. Group Services Inc pulled turquoise blues as inspiration for their seaside tablescape. DePalm DMC set up was waterside on the beach- no shoes were required here. Juice Studios can make any venue chic- even under a pier while waves crashed in the background! Lafayette’s guests were surrounded by water and tranquility being pool side and oceanside in Monaco. Who’s ready to hit the beach for their next event?
1st Image: 4th Dimension Italy | 2nd Image: COTC | 3rd Image: Experience Houston | 4th Image: Juice Studios |
5th Image: Spaintacular | 6th Image: Operation Altitude | 7th Image: World Events Consulting | 8th & 9th Images: Eshet Incentives & Conferences | 10th Image: Portugal Travel Team
In August we looked at some vivacious venues and event themes that brought one word to mind, WOW. Venues seem to have the advantage of getting the guests first impression don’t they? From centuries old buildings to newly built construction, refurbished venues providing chic vibes, to a building simply known for its cool factor based on historical events (hint hint, peep the giant ship above INSIDE a venue). Everything from the architecture to the decor, the location and the layout- a venue can be a blank canvas- or one that provides the theme, details, and ambiance all in one. Indoor venues, outdoor venues- and the ones that blur the line – can determine so much in an event.
With soaring ceilings these venues not only draw the eye up, they also highlight the details in the architecture. Beams, cornices, arches, plaster decals, lights, an ancient cave, even fish from an aquarium, and a ship! These venues put the “U” in unique and make for a great place to host your event.
These Hosts Global Members understood the “WOW” assignment. 4th Dimension Italy raised the bar – and ceiling, in this moody set up with lighting that showcased an expansive room. COTC knew that an aquarium not only provided an amazing backdrop- but it also provided decor, color schemes and entertainment all in one. Experience Houston took us to a venue where rustic meets trendy and the ceiling is a focal point. Did someone say focal point?? Juice Studios used a venue where the beams were also art- and projections were up, down, and all around. If you didn’t immediately say “IS THAT A REAL SHIP” when you saw Spaintacular’s impressive and avant garde venue- then you weren’t looking long enough. The funky and fun ceiling in Operation Altitude’s venue was an eye catcher. The classic architecture of World Events Consulting’s featured venue should have you stepping back in time. Eshet Incentives & Conferences created the most idyllic setting for any event in an ancient cave aglow with candles. While the dramatic arches of Portugal Travel Team’s indoor starry night venue was an absolute dream.
1st image: Hosts Las Vegas | 2nd Image: Hosts Texas | 3rd Image: E2 Destination & Event Management | 4th Image: Hosts Chicago | 5th Image: Roberts Event Group | 6th, 7th and 8th image: Hosts Las Vegas | 9th Image: Group Services Inc
Avant Garde and Ferociously Creative…
In many of the Design Edition issues we talked about innovative entertainment. When your entertainment is a statement piece, it’s something no one will forget. Here you will see some ferociously creative entertainment that wowed every guest. Living art is the name of the game and Hosts Global Members Hosts Las Vegas, Hosts Texas, E2 Destination & Event Management, Hosts Chicago, Roberts Event Group, and Group Services Inc are champions at it.
All Images: Moloney & Kelly
A Winter Classic…
Hosts Global Member Moloney & Kelly recreated an iconic literary adventure by creating “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. Total fantasyland.
1st & 2nd Image: Portfire Events | 3rd Image: Cacique | 4th Image: Experience Holy City | 5th Image: World Events Consulting | 6th & 7th Images: Eshet Incentives & Conferences | 8th Image: Lafayette DMC | 9th Image: Juice Studios | 10th Image: Connect DMC | 11th Image: Group Services Inc | 12th Image: Hosts Chicago
5. FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Somewhere Over the Rainbow…
As Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, the great American food writer, said “First we eat, then we do everything else”. In October we looked at what some say is arguably a top 3 for any event- the food and drinks. Lively libations, tasty temptations, and mouthwatering meals – trendy food and drinks with a cool factor like locally sourced ingredients, next level presentations, and incorporated entertainment are here to wow, and have you trying not to drool in front of your colleagues. And one thing is for certain food can bring in so many vibrant colors for your event. Color-themed food can be within company colors, an event color scheme, or just bright, light, and airy, or dark, intense and moody! Colors are what we see first when it comes to the food spread. As the health experts say – the more colorful your plate… the tastier it is… Ok, they might actually say “the healthier it is” but we believe our Hosts Global Members had it right with tastier.
Hosts Global members painted their plates all the colors of the rainbow. Portfire Events painted their plates pink for these mouthwatering dishes. Cacique made the rainbow look delicious, and healthy in these coconut fruit bowls. Experience Holy City knew that Southern staples like chicken and waffles provided the perfect golden hue. World Events Consulting salmon bites were both pretty and poppable. Eshet Incentives & Conferences brought in the color with their natural spices and toppings to these authentic Israeli dishes. Lafayette DMC provided the French staples- bread, cheese, and wine. Juice Studios believed tacos are more fun when they are colorful. Connect DMC in the Dominican Republic partnered with renowned Chef Saverio Stassi who used high quality local products dishes and finished with a Dominican rum tasting and watched the sun go down. Talk about your color spectrum. Group Services Inc had brightly colored salads and linens that provided an extra pop of color – making this salad look brilliant. Hosts Chicago served a deconstructed bruschetta in a jar for an extra pop.
1st Image: Juice Studios | 2nd Image: Hosts New Orleans | 3rd-4th Images: Juice Studios | 5th Image: World Events Consulting | 6th Image: Hosts Louisville | 7th Image: Juice Studios | 8th Image: COTC Events
Cocktails and Dreams…
Themed drinks have been on the rise in the event world. Cocktails and mock-tails, seltzers and spritzers, craft beer, draft beer and wine with fruit mixers. (Dr. Seuss: the Design Edition) It’s called happy hour for a reason. Networking events bring out a more relaxed vibe. Some appetizers, charcuterie boards, and clever cocktails seem to get a conversation flowing a little easier. And when those drinks with quippy titles and logo color schemes come into play, your event has reached a certain level of “cool”. But not all happy hour featured drinks have to be solely alcohol focused. The ever-popular mock-tail has been growing on the scene of many happy hours. Providing tasty and pretty non-alcohol versions for guests to drink is just in good taste… see what we did there?
Hosts Global Members make mixologists day dream with some of these ferociously creative, and cool, cocktails and mock-tails. Maybe it’s because of their logo colors – but Juice Studios knew how to rock pink and orange(ish) drinks. Hosts New Orleans also had some moody pretty in pink vibes. World Event Consulting’s drink paired with desserts is giving us a sweet tooth. Hosts Louisville knew that The Kentucky Bourbon Trail tasting is a Midwest delicacy.
Thank to you to our contributing Hosts Global Members for a wonderful year of ferociously creative event design. Stay tuned in 2023 for more Design Editions featuring more members and beautiful decor and event tips from our Ferociously Creative team! We’ll see you in 2023!
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