2016 Cultural Moments That Will Set the Trend for Your Events

2016 Cultural Moments That Will Set the Trend for Your Events

Apr 6, 2016

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Superheroes ES8057

2016 is shaping up to be a groundbreaking year for the event industry due to the fantastic cultural and educational moments happening around the globe.  These moments are occurring in movies, theatre and music, sports, and the political stage.  We are highlighting a few of the most significant trends from some of the leading event planners in the country.

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According to Sarah Miller with Caplan Miller Events, “Movies have historically made a big impact on event themes.  We’ve all planned and attended our fair share of The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge, and Alice in Wonderland parties.”  This year is no different, with the release of several big superhero movies there will likely be a slew of action-packed birthdays and bar mitzvahs.  Miller is also anticipating many 80’s and sci-fi themed parties due to the popular remake of Ghostbusters.  What backdrop company you gonna call?  Grosh Backdrops!

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What to Expect in 2014 – Dance, Events and Theatre!

What to Expect in 2014 – Dance, Events and Theatre!

Dec 19, 2013

The Dance World

How do you look for inspiration?  We appreciate the difficulty in developing a show and have some suggestions for your creative exploration in 2014. So much creativity and hard work go into scenes, lighting, costumes, sound, make-up, stage managing, and the performance, these dance sources can take all of the guess work out of covering new ground.

  • Perusing the websites of, or attending 2014’s United Dance Merchants of America, Dance Teacher Summit and United States Institute for Theatre Technology can help you hone in on exactly the show you want to produce.
  • Allow us to be your muse!  We have created 9 new dance drops, abstract and literal.  It is important for the drop to support and play off the performers, which makes our abstract backdrops very versatile and compatible for myriad types of recitals.
  • Check out Tumblr, Pinterest, Bing Images and Photobucket.
  • Browse our total selection of 165 dance related drops and let our creativity inspire you.
Hip Hop Dance Backdrop

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For Event Planners

Reinventing your events with new options is a good way to stay ahead of the game and invigorate your 2014 calendar. Here are a couple of ideas that are sure to make lasting impressions on your clients and guests!

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Events that Bang on a Budget: Using Senses to Manage Cents

Events that Bang on a Budget: Using Senses to Manage Cents

Nov 2, 2011

Everyone is trying to save money these days. It often feels like the success of an event is connected to how it looks which always means spending more money. However, sight is only one of the senses to consider when planning an event. When you consider and use all of the senses in harmony you will uncover some cost saving ideas that will make your event special. Here are some my favorites for each of the senses.

Site: When you are trying to create a theme, focus on one main visual piece and then choose inexpensive pieces to compliment it.  A backdrop on a main wall is the way to go.  Think center pieces.  What is the first thing people will see? What will they see no matter where they are in the room? Never cut corners on lighting.  Lighting can make or break your theme.  Don’t forget to involve your guests. Asking them to wear themed attire is a way to get your theme across throughout the room without any cost to you.

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Art for Atmosphere: Creating a More Appealing Venue

Art for Atmosphere: Creating a More Appealing Venue

Nov 2, 2011

I am art lover. I use art in my own home to create a mood. When I am planning an event in commercial spaces I look at the walls first. Is there already artwork? What kind of tone is the art setting in the room? Can I use it to create the tone I am looking to achieve or will I have to replace it for my event?

The same process that is used to create a backdrop for the stage can be used to create permanent and semi-permanent wall murals and art installations. Canvas can be stretched on frames to create depth on a wall. Murals can be applied directly to a wall like wallpaper. Large format artwork can be painted directly onto materials such as wood, plexiglass and transparent fabrics.

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