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Hang Chandeliers To Turn
Any Room Into A Ballroom
Jazz up any meeting room, even an expo hall, with
chandeliers to create a more elegant environment
for special events. To make your own chandelier-
like lights, simply wrap string lights—like holiday
icicle lights—around different-sized round frames.
Connect the frames and hang them from the
ceiling to jazz up a banquet.
To learn how to make
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Greater Richmond (Va.)
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The subdued aesthetics of convention centers and multipurpose event facilities make them well suited for any type of
event, providing you with a blank slate for creating a unique environment for attendees. Not crafty when it comes to
design and décor? Let the facility's staff assist you as they have a wealth of ideas and a vault of décor. Here are
some of the easy event design ideas that facilities across the South shared with us:
Serving food, deserts and specialty drinks in small glasses, known
as shooters, is a fun way to proportion food to guests. When
placed together on a table or serving stand, they make a
neat, pattern-like presentation. Tiered Plexiglas serving
stands showcase these layered delights from the
Centerplate team at the Raleigh Convention Center
(pictured left). The shooters contain brownie mudslide
parfaits with Kahlua mousse and turtle caramel cheese
cake. Shooters can be made in a variety of
types of glasses, including wine glasses and
martini glasses, and can contain a variety of food
pairings like shrimp and black rice (pictured right).
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