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June 24th, 2015

It’s safe to say that the week of June 15th was the busiest one we’ve seen in awhile!  You may have noticed (or at least assumed from the multiple “out of office” emails) that a majority of the CE team spent last week on site.  Large programs in Boston, Cambridge and Newport had our team working around the clock to ensure a flawless execution and great guest experience.

We can’t take all the credit though… We’d like to give a big shout out to all of the amazing staff that assisted us throughout the week, many of whom are close friends and family members of CE! Our hard working Harvard day staff are featured in the picture above and they are only a portion of the small army who helped us to get through the week.

As we continue to get back into the swing of things, we’ll be sure to update you on all of our June happenings.  Keep an eye out for some event recaps in the coming weeks!


Game On at Yahoo! Agency Fest

June 5th, 2015

One of our favorite venues to transform is Artist’s For Humanity’s Epicenter.  The LEED Platinum Certified building is completely dedicated to the voice, vision and virtuosity of urban teens and features a raw gallery space that is ready for anything!  Earlier this Spring, we converted the innovative space into a competitive adult playground for Yahoo!’s Agency Fest, a networking get-together that Yahoo! hosts for local ad agencies.  From linens and uplighting to custom pennants and baseballs, Yahoo!’s signature purple filled the room.  As a nod to the “Game On!” theme, centerpieces featured sports (and Yahoo!) themed elements including purple and white pom poms, miniature footballs and miniature football helmets.


Sports Themed Centerpiece

After grabbing a few bites to eat and a purple “Yahootini”, guests were broken into teams and the games began!  From lawn beer pong to giant jenga to cornhole, guests spent the evening competing head to head for a chance to win some pretty great prizes.  Throughout the event, DJ Mike Salvati spun motivating tracks to keep the atmosphere upbeat!  Guests had an amazing time and we think its safe to say, Yahoo! knows how to throw a party!

Yahootini Game Night

Game On!

Giant Jenga


A Honky Tonk Hoedown in Music City

May 21st, 2015

Backyard Barbecue

If you’ve ever been to Nashville, Tennessee, you know it’s all about bright lights and big voices.  (If you haven’t, we suggest you plan a trip ASAP!)  Thus it made perfect sense that Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program’s biennial bash, known for great food and tunes, celebrate Music City with a honky tonk hoedown.

Arriving at a private property in Wayland, MA, guests were met with handcrafted cocktails, mouthwatering barbecue and fun lawn games.  The outdoor space was reminiscent of a backyard cookout with red check tablecloths, sunflowers and camp candles topping tables. Thanks to Blue Ribbon’s barbecue trailer, the smell of pit smoked pork shoulder filled the air.  Guests looking for a beverage could visit hive, a re-purposed 1983 Airstream trailer that acts as a mobile event space and specializes in offering unique drinks using high quality ingredients.  Adding to the ambiance, guitarist Fran Malva and classic rock band French Lick entertained attendees throughout the afternoon on an outdoor stage.

Blue Ribbon Barbecue

Hive Airstream

Red Check Nashville Centerpiece

Inside the massive 22,000 square foot tent, activities were abound.  17 local restaurants and their celebrity chef counterparts served up Nashville themed bites featuring items like pulled chicken waffle tacos and bourbon roasted peaches with thyme shortcake.  As you can imagine, it was all finger licking good!  A central bar surrounded by four lighted columns complete with crystal beaded curtains and hanging guitars, paid tribute to the flashiness of Nashville’s “Honky Tonk Highway”.  Of course, no Music City bar would be complete without live music!  A unique stage in the middle of the bar allowed musicians to perform for guests from an ideal vantage point.  Raised above guests’ heads, “The Stage” took up a small footprint but created a big impact.

Tent Decor

Raised Bar Stage

Modern country singer, Houston Bernard performs on the central bar stage!

Decor throughout the space perfectly complimented the southern theme.  Tables were topped with glitzy linens, cowboy boot floral arrangements and miniature musical instruments.  Over-sized, vintage country music posters and marquee signs hung overhead in the casino area where guests spent the evening playing craps, blackjack and roulette.

Nashville Centerpieces

Nashville Centerpieces

Nashville Centerpieces

If all that wasn’t enough, the evening culminated with an emotional program benefiting Lovelane followed by an incredible performance by .38 Special.  After more than three decades together, .38 Special brought their signature blast of Southern Rock to the “Grand Ole Opry” stage.  We couldn’t have asked for a more explosive finale to cap off this amazing night!

38 Special


Bold Prints and Bright Florals

April 23rd, 2015

After a winter complete with record snow, we weren’t exactly thrilled when March came in like a lion. As seasoned Bostonians, we’re used to it – but the first signs of spring are always a welcome sight! Though it may have been cold, gloomy and windy outside, our recent event at the Sheraton signaled that warm weather was on its way.  For us, nothing screams spring like an abundance of eye-catching blooms!

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by modern, sophisticated decor and complimentary ambient lighting that filled the ballroom.  A statement bar acted as the main focal point and glowed brightly in the center of the room, surrounded by a variety of communal tables and rounds topped with bold hexagonal print linens.  Centerpieces featured a mixture of bright pink orchids and stark white calla lilies in sleek, geometric containers that kept with the modern aesthetic.  Echoing the printed linens, a hexagonal pattern wash was projected around the perimeter of the room.

Local jazz group Twilight performed throughout the reception and guests were treated to a blend of classic blue note jazz and stylized versions of pop, indie and latin infused music!  Those looking for a corner to network or relax could prop their feet up in one of the soft seating areas which featured sleek white couches and polished silver coffee tables.

Spring Florals and Bold Prints

Bright Florals and Bold Prints

Bright Florals and Bold Prints

Bold Prints and Bright Florals

Bold Prints and Bright Florals

Lucky for us, we didn’t have to daydream about beautiful blooms for too much longer, as spring really was right around the corner!  Dare we start dreaming of beaches and boats?  It’s never too early!