Pumpkins, apple cider, back-to-school, and hay rides. When you read those words, are you secretly dying to break out your boots and sweaters once again?!
Fall is a great season to host corporate and social events because so many of us have fond memories of the seasonal events and traditions that come every year.
How to Make Your Fall Event Stand Out
However, if you have planned corporate meetings or corporate events for years, you know what a challenge it can be to make your event stand out. Sales representatives and conference attendees can be difficult to please due to the large number of corporate events attended each year. For fall events, they’ve had the spiked apple cider by the pool and they’ve played the football games at convention booths before.
So how does a corporate meeting planner tap into the nostalgia of Fall without doing the same thing guests have seen a hundred times?
CLI Steps In to Help
To help, our team at CLI Groups got together and shared research, event trends, and industry news with one of our clients. Our corporate meeting planner client was ready to put the finishing touches on a dinner reception and team-building program while in Las Vegas this Fall. She needed fresh corporate event ideas to make the program even more of a success from years passed. So, that’s just what CLI was able to provide to her. Keep reading to learn what we found!
- Provide Artistic Photo Backdrops for Social Media Promotion
Create memorable event experiences with creative photo backdrops. Even if your guests aren’t millennials who live on Instagram, there’s a good chance they still like to be a celebrity for a moment. The current trend is the angel wings backdrop, but we’ve seen other themed backdrops that encourage guest participation while leaving them with a printed photo and a way to remember your event for years to come.
- Create More Memorable Experiences with Local Flair
With each city’s Convention Visitor Bureau (CVB) working harder than ever before to attract corporate events, there are many resources available to help make a local connection. Your guests will appreciate adding a local touch to help educate them on unique offerings of the city. Ideas include catered food from a well-known local restaurant, decor themes that resemble the city’s environment, and activities unique to that city. Be sure to ask your event management company for ideas or ways to connect to the local CVB. CLI Groups has a strong partnership with the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Association (LVCVA), not to mention dozens of CVB’s around the country to help our clients host memorable, creative event experiences.
- Use this Year’s Subtle, Elegant Fall 2018 Color Trends
Hot off the press is the official “Fall Color Report” from BBJ Linen. We at CLI partner often with BBJ Linen to help our clients select the right table linen, decor, tablescapes, furniture rentals, and overall theme for a corporate event. Set in subtle shades of some of our classic favorites, the year’s event decor color scheme has so many elegant choices, it’s hard to choose only one. One of our favorite Fall 2018 hues? Turmeric Velvet or Fig Faille from BBJ Linen both work as a great base color for any fall event color scheme.
- Sliced Bread is Still a Crowd Pleaser
Remember the saying, “the best thing since sliced bread?” This Fall, culinary experts are tapping into the classic crowd pleaser and bringing new elements to a traditional bread and butter table setting. In-house, speciality breads with unique butter and house jams are listed as a Fall event culinary trend, according to ChefWorks. In a world constantly reinventing itself, be sure to stay on top of Fall 2018 food and beverage trends to truly please your guests.
Are you hosting a Fall corporate event? Or, do you need ideas for a different type of upcoming event? Let us know how we can help you create a memorable event to best fit your specific event objectives and guest needs. Contact us today!