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How to Craft the Perfect Farmhouse Inspired Wedding

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Farmhouse weddings are rapidly rising in popularity, and it’s clear why. The great outdoors provides a charming and romantic backdrop with rolling hills and flowering fields. Country décor and accents add certain chic in their simplicity, too. However, pulling off a farmhouse wedding presents its fair share of challenges. Between[…]

TOP 8 Wedding Entertainment Considerations

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Though they’re supposed to be exciting and fun, weddings are serious business. With so many factors to consider—theme, décor, catering, guest lists, and more—it’s easy to get overwhelmed in the planning process. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of critical considerations to help take some of the pressure off. Consider[…]

Party Planning: The Costs of an Upscale Backyard or House Party

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When it comes to throwing a killer house party, most people already understand the essentials—food, drinks, a solid playlist, and plenty of places to lounge. But, it’s easy for these kinds of events to become expensive, especially as the details fall into place. We at Xplosive Entertainment have put together[…]

Tips on selecting the right wedding venue

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Just a few days ago a friend got engaged.  Only hours later, she posted on Facebook, “looking for ideas on where I should have my wedding?”  The insanely diverse responses blew my mind.  (Well, not really since everyone on Facebook seems to be a professional at giving advice on nearly[…]

8 Ways to Make your Company Holiday Party Fun Again!

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Do your employees look forward to your annual holiday soirée? Or, do your staff attend the holiday party solely feeling obligated? This blog will give you 8 tips to get better attendance, more excitement, and keep your guests staying to the very last minute. 1. Involve your employees in the planning.[…]

7 Top Considerations when Planning a Team Building Event

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1. KNOW YOUR DEMOGRAPHICS: Activities should be appropriate for the guests. Meaning, you don’t want a to contact mechanical bull or dunk tank if your average guest is in their 60s. 2. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME: Some activities can be executed during a break out period, but other activities may require[…]

Cell phones at events… embrace it or hate it?

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Studies show that the average American checks their phone roughly 80 times in a day.  This is the equivalent of 4-5 times per hour awake.  Other studies show a combined phone usage of 5 hours per day.  In fact, while writing the first few sentences of this of this blog,[…]

Live Music paired with a DJ for the Ultimate Entertainment Combo

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A band, a DJ, or both?  How to decide what’s best for your big day will be addressed within this blog.  It should be noted, right from the start, that this blog has been co-written by both an experienced DJ, Xplosive Entertainment’s Vice President, DJ Michael T and a live[…]

Understanding Event Lighting 101

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Lighting for your next big event… is it needed? Are you confused with the options called: club lighting, dance floor lighting, moving heads, scanners, up-lights, monogram gobos, intelligent lights, etc.? What’s the difference and really what does all this lingo mean? The trick with planning any party, whether it’s a[…]