Author Archives: Ben Lack

DJ versus Live Band

Oh, the eternal party planning struggle—do you go with conventional DJ or do you take a gamble on a live band. A DJ may seem like the safe route to go when it comes to choosing a musical host for … Read More

Why you should start planning your company holiday party now

Ahh, the relaxation (or chaos depending on how things go for you) and is over. There’s that sweet period after Labor Day when summer activities come to an end, but the busy holiday season hasn’t yet begun.  You might think … Read More

10 Tips for throwing a great Grand Opening Party

New beginnings are definitely something worth celebrating. It’s not uncommon for new businesses to hold a grand opening event, you may see signs or banners for them on a regular basis. Unfortunately, though, some of these events hardly create even … Read More

11 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Venue

You may have dreamed about it since you were a kid or maybe you just came across the perfect location while scouting online. From fairytale-esque fantasy palaces straight out of a Disney movie to rustic barns strung with lights and … Read More

What Is A Second Line Parade?

Often seeming to appear out of nowhere and full of vibrant energy, second line parades have been likened to a raucous, moving block party. With roots that span centuries, you’ll find these festive marches that had their birth in New … Read More

Hummingbird Beignets

The best beignets in the Bay Area

I’m a huge donut fan. The sweetness of donuts does it for me more than a chocolate chip cookie. And while there are many types of different donuts I like (Krispy Kreme glazed right off the conveyor belt immediately comes … Read More

7 Tips for Throwing the Best Company Holiday Party Everrrrr

How To Plan An Awesome Company Holiday Party Some look forward to that time of the year with excitement, while others may dread it, but either way, it’s coming, like it or not…that time of year when you must plan … Read More

Mardi Gras Themed Party

What is a brass band?

The History of Brass Bands Lively, exuberant, full of energy—probably the first words that pop into your head when you hear “brass band”. Without a doubt, the brass bands of today certainly fit that description (especially if you’ve ever seen … Read More

Be The Leader Of Your Own Parade

A Complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Parade

I think you’ll agree with me when I say:   Having a wedding parade on your big day will definitely be one of those memorable moments that you and your wedding guests will never forget.   Well, it turns out, … Read More

Brass Animals at San Jose Earthquakes game

The Earthquakes made the playoffs!

Growing up, I played lots of soccer at the YMCA in Atlanta. I was usually playing center midfield or stopper/sweeper (the last defender). It was really fun playing with my friends and competing in the Hotlanta sun. As an adult, … Read More