Swank Events 2017 in Review!

Swank Events 2017 in Review!

What an amazing and busy year we’ve had!  We wanted to take a moment to not only thank all of the wonderful clients we have had this year, but to also express our heartfelt appreciation to all of the professionals we’ve collaborated with this year: florists, photographers, venues, entertainers, chefs and all of the fantastic people who helped make each occasion memorable!

Swank Events is looking forward to a brilliant 2018!

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5 Winter Party Ideas

5 Winter Party Ideas

While the holiday season is upon us, it’s always good to plan ahead for a fun way to help make winter a little warmer for employees at the workplace.  Here are 5 ideas to have up your sleeve to create a festive spirit during the coldest months:

1 – Winter Themed Food Stations: How about a hot chocolate bar for a cold wintery day? Set up a table with a white table cloth with a large carafe of hot water or milk and containers of different “mix-ins” for the hot beverage ~ marshmallows, whipped cream and peppermint sticks. Yum! Or warm everyone up with a hearty soup bar paired with a variety of breads. It will warm everyone’s hearts and bodies!

2 – Snow & Light: Add wood or paper snowflake decorations to carry a winter theme through a room or venue. Use string lights to create an intimate atmosphere or highlight a table display. Items like these will be on clearance right after Christmas so take advantage of sale prices!

3 – Bright Berries: Rather than the usual flower arrangement, tall stems of bright colored berries in a simple vase will add a pop of color in a landscape of white!

4 – Faux New Year: It’s never too late to celebrate the start of 2018!  Set-up a mock-tail station and a board of inspirational quotes to set the tone.

Ready to try a Mango Mule? Non-alcohol delight!

5 – Winter Olympics: Bronze, silver and gold can play into your decor as the 2018 games open February 9th in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. Create Olympic trivia questions for raffle prizes and award medals!


Remember that a Professional party planner can help you with any event.  Contact Swank today!





Swank Events was excited to be a part of the EMPOW(HER) Forum put on by Boston Business Women on November 29th! We worked very closely with the BBW leadership team to pull together all of the details of the day, and what a day it was! Thanks to the speakers and all the attendees for an inspiring day of learning, sharing and positivity!  Photos from Allegro Photography and David Fox Photographer.


Vanessa Farino, President of Boston Business Women and Kristin Healy, Owner & Creative Director of Swank Events


An incredible line-up of speakers were awaiting attendees


Boston Business Women President Vanessa Farino opens the Forum


Elizabeth Pehota was the Master of Ceremonies for the day


Corinna Werkle, GM Business Unit Training, Reebok


Stephanie Shore, CMO of MOO


It was a full house at the BBW EMPOW(HER) Forum!


Keynote Speaker Carol Fulp, President & CEO of The Partnership, Inc.


Marie Rosecrans, SVP, Product Marketing, Salesforce


Jeanne Thompson, SVP, Thought Leadership at Fidelity


Danielle Russella, President, Client Solutions, American Well


Moderator Vineeta Kumar, Head of Business Strategy & Sales at Entromy leads panelists: Jane Carpenter, Head of Public Relations at Wayfair, Kate Gulliver, VP & Global Head of Talent at Wayfair, and Margaret Lawrence, VP of Trade and Business Programs at Wayfair


Finishing touches for a day of inspiring speakers!


We had wonderful cookies from Collettey’s Cookies at the Forum!  Collette is an inspiring young woman who has a special entrepreneurial spirit and is making her dreams come alive!


Collette DiVitto, Founder of Collettey’s Cookies speaking to the attendees


Founder of Moroccan Magic and BBW, Kristina Tsipouras


Amy Appleyard, VP of Sales, LogMeIn


We had such a fantastic time!

Elevating Your Message

Elevating Your Message


We’ve all heard the phrase “It’s not what you say, but how you say it” before and how it can apply in delivering important information at the workplace, but what might also be as important is where.  

Maybe it’s the year-end meeting to review the outstanding job your team has done for the company or the holiday celebration where special recognitions are going to be highlighted.  Maybe it’s the kick off to a new company initiative and it’s your job to get your staff energized with your messaging.  That can be difficult to do in the same board room, lunch area or meeting space you always use.  Time to elevate your message with location!

Off-site Venues to Mix it Up!

Yes, there are the traditional options of a hotel meeting room, conference or convention center – but how about going for something memorable?  Places like:

  • Theaters (Universities, High Schools or public venues)
  • Private clubs (no, not just country clubs!) or historical homes
  • Boat cruises
  • Distilleries, wineries or breweries
  • Museums
  • Sports arenas
  • Zoos

Integrate lunch or dinner, and make it for employees and their families!  Each of these locations will fit different agendas for different sized groups, but all will be more memorable than your company’s conference room.

Sound daunting?  Remember an Event Planning Professional can help arrange the right place and help with all the details associated with the day!