Children–what do you want them to experience, and how do you want them to experience it? Kids love parties, their own or someone else’s! Sometimes the party is for them and about them, sometimes they’re included, and sometimes they are barely tolerated. The three basics are safety, comfort, and age-appropriateness when children are present at a function. Safety could be as simple as baby gates. It might mean ensuring that no known allergens will be brought in or shared. Pools and other bodies of water are the single greatest hazard facing small children. Be sure that coverings are on all pools and tubs and LOCKED DOWN. Make sure that there is no way for a child to make it to the lake, creek, ocean, or pond. Alarms, chaperones, sitters, do whatever it takes, but keep them safe! When it comes to comfort, it gets tricky–some children like loud things, some like a variety of flavors, some like warmth–the list goes on. You’ll want to check that your young guests have their comfort essentials: food, water, or milk, sunscreen, hats, goggles, earplugs, a warm jacket, gloves, bug spray. Age-appropriate is a tough area to conquer. Start out with what the family thinks is age appropriate and go from there. If you take care of these three simple things, you will be well-prepared for your next party with- or for children!

GWBC Open for Business

Jan Levie of Handy Entertainment

GWBC Open for Business sponsored by the The Greater Women’s Business Council, presents Open for Business. Lee Kantor of Business Radio X interviews Jan Levie, CEO and Creative Director of Handy Entertainment, an event production and entertainment company based in Atlanta, Georgia. In it, Jan discusses how working with event professionals saves clients time and GWBC Open for Business

How to Read Lips

GWBC Open for Business-Girl enjoying Lip Print Analysis

Sigh. We’re slammed. Grateful, happy, but super busy. For those of you who want to do Lip Print Analysis (lip reading) at your upcoming event, and you weren’t able to book us, you’re going to have to put in some elbow grease—and get some lipstick! How to do Lip Print Analysis for your next event The How to Read Lips

What is a ‘Pop Up’ ?

Lip Print with Pop-Up Pop out printed on it

What is a Pop-Up and why do you need to know? A Pop-Up is a simple name for an event that is unexpected, of short duration, a surprise, uses an unusual space as a venue, or any combination of the above. What’s the difference between a Pop-Up and traditional events? In essence, a pop-up is What is a ‘Pop Up’ ?