In the Northeast we have 4 distinct seasons, each with their own characteristics - sports, recreation, chores, food - just about everything can be associated with a season. Parties and events also have their own seasons. If you are aware of the season - what else is happening - when you want to have your event, you can plan for that and ensure the success of your party.
We realize there are certain types of parties you can not change. You can't change your child's birthday, and it would be ridiculous to hold the company Christmas party in October, but with a little creative planning, your party will be a success!
We are in the party business, that is what we do. We party 24/7, 365 days a year. After attending hundreds of parties, the biggest tip we can give is to plan ahead.
You maybe thinking that there must be more important aspects in planning a party, but the truth is, if you plan ahead, everything will fall easily into place.
How early should you plan ahead? At least two months for a typical family gathering like a family reunion or birthday party. Are you planning the company picnic, festival or community day? Give yourself at least three to six months, depending on the size of your event. If you want a specific venue, entertainer, caterer, or other service, you may want to think a year in advance.
We have one client who always goes above and beyond for her parties - they are themed and everything from food to decorations to music enhances the theme. Our first contact about her next event happened almost two months from the date of her party. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area schedules their entertainment for the summer and fall festivals in the dead of winter, and Rockaway Townsquare schedules their Kidgits Club Entertainment four to five months in advance.
Check back for our #2 tip - "Know Your Party Season"!
That is all thanks to you. In fact, thanks to you, we won in 3 of the 5 categories we were nominated in: Best Party Company, Best Local Entertainer, Best Local Live Theater, and we are second for Best Local Artist.
Today is a great day for the Poconos, so many local and well deserving people and businesses were also recognized: Scott Amori for Best Local Attorney, Cat's Incredible Dog's for Best Hot Dog, Moe's of the Poconos for best Mexican restaurant, gluten free and vegetarian menu, David Paskiet and Paskiet Martial Arts for best teacher and best Martial Arts Academy, Thai Orchid for best wings, Mountain Valley Bike Shop for best bike shop, Nice Hair for best salon, Major Hyundai for best foreign and used car dealer, Mr. Kyle Kuczma Photography for best photography studio, Precision Engine for best auto repair shop and Joe Gerry for best real estate agent.
A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us and all the fine establishments in the Poconos, and an even bigger thank you the people behind The Greatest Around the Poconos. Without your hard work, none of this would have been possible. See you next year!
We recently had the opportunity to help a dear friend, Scott Amori, reorganize his law firm, Amori & Associates, LLC. While our part was miniscule, we were there for the all the highs, lows and emotions that go along with the reorganization process. When you are staring a business from the ground floor, those highs, lows and emotions increase tenfold.
Aardvark Entertainment can help with the grand opening, providing stilt walkers, moonbounces, balloon artits, face painters for the big day, but before that time remeber this: take it one step at a time, and make sure all the details are are taken care of. If it gets to be too overwhelming, give Scott Amori a call. He is happy to help you get your business started.
Mark Clark the owner of Aardvark Entertainment. Has been performing for over 40 years.
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