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Planning for the Holidays

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When planning any event, there is a laundry list of items to consider, and that list may get even longer when you are planning something for your co-workers or corporate clients, especially during the busyness of the Holiday season. One very important task of planning your to-do list is choosing the right people to assist in your holiday party planning process.

When choosing companies to assist in your holiday party needs, always think local first. Not only do you support the local community but also you have the added benefit of having better customer service. They can meet face-to-face as well as get you your product or service more efficiently.

One local company that can make your holiday party planning a little less stressful is LimeLight Expressions. They are a family-owned and operated, based in Omaha, NE. They can assist you with everything from invitations to décor or your full on event planning needs from start to finish, so you can enjoy, relax and show your employees, co-workers or clients a wonderful time without all the hassle of planning your event during the holiday season.

A holiday party is to show your appreciation to your employees, co-workers or clients for the hard work or the business they have done with you throughout the year. But, planning a unique holiday party takes good preparation and organization.

LimeLight Expressions is a full service event planning and design company that can put you in the limelight for the holidays with unique party ideas. Want some holiday party ideas that will have your guests talking throughout the years? Consider these:

Entertainment: Creating the right atmosphere for any event is key. Why not create an electrifying atmosphere with a live band or DJ for your holiday party.

Did you know some of the top live bands are right here in Omaha? It’s true! We have unbelievable live bands that will not only create an uplifting atmosphere but will have the dance floor swinging all night long. By supporting a local band, you will not only show your in touch with the local community and are supporting it but you will have the bonus of an impressive corporate image.

If you’re having an employee appreciation holiday party and want a little more of the team-building atmosphere, think of things that will get everyone up and moving around. There are great interactive game shows that can be set up at local venues or even in a home setting. Local scavenger hunts are a great way to not only see the great sites of Omaha but also give employees a time to bond and have some fun.

LimeLight Expressions can assist in all your entertainment needs for your holiday party from disc jockeys, to a live band or full interactive entertainment.

Ice Sculpture: For unique and fun centerpieces or a rare adult beverage dispenser, who doesn’t love a creative ice sculpture? Ice sculptures are a real crowd pleaser and if a sculpture isn’t big enough for you, how about your company logo in ice or an entire bar of ice.

Cook-Off: If involvement is what you seek, then tickle your guests’ taste buds with a little fancy feast.

We have amazing culinary artists in town that are remarkable. Not only can they come in and do a cooking demonstration for you but also you can have your guests participate. It is a fun interactive way to learn new recipes and participate as a group or allow a top chef to cook for your guests.

Flair: Have you ever seen flair bartending or flairtending? It is a fun way to WOW your guests and get delicious cocktails for the entire evening. It is sure to please all your guests as they juggle, flip and flame through the evening.

Theme: A holiday party theme is a wonderful way to really have fun and get your guests involved. Find a theme that makes it interesting to come to your event.

Everyone loves the ugly sweater parties and winter wonderlands. If your budget allows, allow your home or venue escape to a unique setting of wonder. This is a sure way to make your holiday party different and your guests will be talking about your event for years to come. Plus, the invitations with your one-of-a-kind theme will peak your guests’ interest to mark their calendars right away.

If you want some additional holiday party ideas or want to try one of these suggestions but just not sure where to start, contact LimeLight Expressions to assist in your holiday planning.

The benefits of planning a holiday party are to show your appreciation to your guests and thank them for everything they have done. It really does make a difference for your employees, co-workers or clients but planning can be stressful so call the experts to help you make a truly memorable event.

LimeLight Expressions is a unique family owned business in that they can assist in your entire event planning needs from holidays, weddings to corporate parties. Everything they do is customized to the individual or business from invitations to decorations, they have you covered.

If you still need those Holiday cards either personal or business or even Holiday party invitations, think of LimeLight Expressions. Everything they design is hand drawn and completely unique for you.

Plus, you’re not only receiving a quality product or service with LimeLight Expressions but you support a local business and the local community. Every dollar spent with LimeLight Expressions, 10% of the net proceeds goes to a charity of your choice and during the holiday season, 20% of all net proceeds go back to the local community.

Let LimeLight Expressions put you in the limelight by thinking outside the box for you and making your holiday party something that your guests will truly remember.

Read the full article about LimeLight Expressions in the Strictly Business Magazine.

The owner of LimeLight Expressions, Kimmylea also appears on the cover of the Strictly Business Magazine this month.

Your Holiday Party Checklist

Strictly Business Magazine’s October issue features LimeLight Expressions as your Holiday Expert.

Here is your Holiday Party Checklist:

Set that Date: Start by planning your personal or business holiday party early so that your guests save the date. With many other events during the Holidays, you want to make sure your party is at the top of mind. LimeLight Expressions can assist in making a unique and memorable event that your guests will be talking about for years.

Create a Budget: Every event has a budget and Holiday parties can get expensive. A budget allows you to stay on track with your projected expenses and compare them to your actual expenses.

Select a Venue: The number of guests that you will be inviting will determine your venue accommodations. The venue should complement your holiday décor vision. Determine if the venue is more accommodating for a buffet-style meal or cocktail service. Holiday parties are often held in a home for that personal touch.  Whether your event will be held in a ballroom or at home, LimeLight Expressions can help you with all the details no matter the size of event.

Theme: A holiday party doesn’t necessarily have to have a theme, as the holidays are a great theme in itself! However, themes help you plan decorations, invitations and even the menu. Holiday themes can range from ugly sweater parties to Winter Wonderlands.

Invitations: Creating the invitations is an important step and sets the entire mood for your event. Paper invitations instead of electronic invitations are such a wonderful touch in today’s technologically savvy world. Create an invitation that is unforgettable and makes the guests not want to miss out on your party. Whether you need holiday party invitations or custom holiday cards, both personal and business, think of one place that has it all–LimeLight Expressions.

LimeLight Expressions can assist you with any holiday needs from event planning, family portraits and Christmas cards, both personal and business. They truly are a one-stop shop for all of your needs. They custom tailor your event and cards to your specifications and personality, designing an event and invitations/cards that are truly unforgettable. Call LimeLight Expressions today or visit them online to begin planning your holiday cheer! Creating images, memories and moments for your holiday season is their specialty and pleasure.

Read the full article in the October issue of Strictly Business Magazine.

Now you’re in the LimeLight!

Relationship Building

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Client entertainment is an important part of building good relationships with your customers. When you get to know your customers in a more personal setting, they tend to not only remember you more, but they really want to do more business with their “friend”.

In its simplest form, client entertainment is taking your client out for lunch or coffee. It’s about offering your best clients, or strategically targeted clients, some form of social activity that shows you appreciate their business.

Some companies have larger budgets and will pull out all the stops to entertain their clients. Different types of client entertainment include a simple dinner at a decent restaurant right up to steaks that you can cut with the fork, a box at the Husker football game, impressive tickets for a highly desirable concert or even a client appreciate event for more mingling with your most valued or potential customers.

The benefits of client entertainment can be seen in all different levels. Every client is different, some want to be wowed by your superior client entertainment, others will offer you their business just because you fulfill their needs.

LimeLight Expressions is a full-service event planning, photography and design company. We can fulfill your needs and help you impress your customers with a tailored event specifically for your company, showing that appreciation to your clients.

LimeLight Expressions can even create memorable customized marketing materials to fit your needs and gain the exposure that you have been looking for in your business.

No matter how you entertain your clients, LimeLight Expressions says that it comes down to three simple points:

  1. Fulfill your Customer Needs
  2. Give a Quality Product or Service
  3. Always have Exceptional Customer Service

LimeLight Expressions is family owned and operated company with over 7 years of experience in the Omaha area. We know exactly how to build great relationships. Let us help you brand your business and bring in the customers, so you can build those lasting relationships and put you in the LimeLight.

See the full article of Entertaining your Clients in the Strictly Business Magazine.

Giving Back

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LimeLight Expressions loves to help the community.

We have been helping the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) the last couple of years to plan the annual carnival event. It is an event that 100% of the proceeds goes to the local chapter of the MDA so a cure can be found for those suffering from this muscle disease.

This Saturday, August 17, 2013 is the 4th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Carnival Event! There will be plenty of fun for the entire family including Live Music by M.E.M.O.I.R.E., Jason Hinze and the popular cover band, High Heel, a mechanical bull, Husker players signing autographs, hot air balloon rides, face painting, magic shows, live animals, carnival games and more! Plus, you can’t miss the amazing FIRE ACT!

101.9FM, the Big O, will be having a live broadcast to giveaway some great prizes.

Don’t miss this summer fun and support a wonderful cause.

If you are in the Omaha area, come see what all the talk is about from 6:00-10:00pm this Saturday at 214th & Pacific Street in the Ranch View Estates neighborhood. Additional parking can be found at the Elkhorn Valley View Middle School off 208th & Pacific Street.

LimeLight Expressions also gives 10% of their net proceeds back to local charities of the customer’s choice.

It’s all about giving back!

Party Planner for Kids’ Combination Parties

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Whether you are trying to save on money or you have boy and girl twins or children, combination parties can be a huge success when done right. We would know, LimeLight Expressions is an award-winning event planning company and the owner; Kimmylea is a mother of toddler boy and girl twins.

There are 3 simple steps you need to follow when having a combination party to make it as unique as the guests of honor.

1. A theme will set the precedence for everything from the invitations to the décor. Make sure it is a theme that shows the personalities of the guests of honor.   For instance, we just had a 2-year-old birthday party for these precious boy and girl twins. The theme was Noah’s Ark, as the animals on the Ark were paired in two’s, the twins also came in two and they were turning 2-years old. The invitation read: Like the Animals of the Ark, they came to us by Twos!

As the children grow, they may have their own ideas about the themes. Just because the themes do not match, doesn’t mean you cannot do them. If one child wants a cowboy and one wants a princess, make it a dress up theme.

However, there are so many great boy/girl combinations that you are sure to find a crowd pleaser. Just think: cowboys and cowgirl or Indian, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, Princess and Frog or Knight and the list goes on.

2. Invitations allow the guests to know the theme of the party, and it sets the mood of how everything will flow for the happy event. Have fun and be creative with the invitations. Allow the kids to get dressed up and make the invitations customized! Just because they are custom invitations, doesn’t mean they have to be expensive. Plus, invitations are a wonderful keepsake.

3. Decorations can incorporate so much personality. Allow the decorations to fit the theme and the personalities of the guests of honor. There are many fun things to do, especially at a children’s birthday to be incorporated from the party favors to the actual food to the yummy cake. Have the food fit the theme, just as much as the décor. For example: When we had the Noah’s Ark theme, we had a fruit platter that was shaped like a rainbow and the cake was a 3-dimensional ark cake with animals paired in two’s.

The most important thing to a combination party is to allow the personalities of the guests of honor to shine. Don’t feel challenged by combination parties, they are a great way to not only save money but also have a uniquely different party.

Want creative ideas for your next event or custom invitations? Contact us at 402.915.3534 or email us at info@LimeLightExpressions.com. Capturing Images, Memories and Moments for Your Events! www.LimeLightExpressions.com