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For the winter issue, Ballantyne Magazine gathered some Charlotte-based professional event planners to provide tips and advice.What are the must-haves every party or event needs to be memorable? According to Dina Berg Blazek, owner of Dina Berg Blazek Events, continuity is important, from the moment guests arrive to the moment they leave.“Something should be familiar and yet you want something to be different and memorable,” Blazek said. “What will they remember about your party?”

She adds that it’s not always possible but every guest, especially at a smaller gathering, will love the party even more if his or her favorite beverage is there, along with some favorite foods. “Your friends and family are probably attending a lot of parties, so it is important to come up with some great personalized ideas to make your party different,” said Blazek. Dina Blazek organized an event for which the invitations were personalized snow globes. She then set up a clear tent at the host’s home, giving the illusion of a snow globe. She brought in “snow” and ice and with the band playing “Let It Snow,” she let 300 pounds of confetti loose. “All of the guests looked up in amazement, like children experiencing their first snowfall,” said Blazek.


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