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Awesome School Reunion Venues

Most reunions happen every five to ten years. They are a great way to connect with friends from elementary, junior high, high school or college. Whether you’re carpooling with friends you knew from your school or bringing a date, it’s more enjoyable if the venue is a good one. Savory food and drink, an appealing atmosphere and crowd all contribute to a successful event.

Awesome School Reunion Venues

Here are some great school reunion venues to remind you of happy, fun days with fellow classmates:

A Barn: Like the movie, Footloose, the fun, and dancing can occur in a barn. The smell of hay, music, and friendships inspire a rollicking good time.

The Beach: Want to feel young again? Go to the beach! The waves edging to the shoreline and relaxing ocean breezes are bound to make you and your school friends reminisce about the good old days, involving plenty of sitting by bonfires and toasting marshmallows. It’s a great place to connect again and celebrate living.

A Movie Theater: Want to relive your high school or college years? Show a slide show and celebrate all the fun times. Have popcorn, soda, and watch a movie together after. Rent out a theater and gather your guests for a star-studded evening.

A Cruise: The sun is just going down and the sky is full of golden hues. You can have your love with you on a magical, starry night, along with your friends from high school or college. The night is young and you’re ready for drinks and appetizers. It’s a great place, on the ocean or a bay to laugh and laugh some more.

A Scavenger Hunt: There’s nothing like going to the actual school you attended and remembering all the places you used to hang out…on the quad, in the cafeteria, or on the soccer field. Why not have teams where people can search for reminders of their homerooms or majors? The more creative the better. And a reward of pizza and beer after wouldn’t be so bad either.

A Service Activity-Joining together in the spirit of helping others is a great way to reconnect. Even if you didn’t volunteer together in high school, college or junior high, there’s nothing wrong with getting involved in helping nearby communities. Some ideas for service projects are beach cleanups, helping the homeless, volunteering to read to blind children, or helping out the elderly. There’s always a positive reward when serving and it doesn’t involve money…giving back is extremely fulfilling, especially with a group of friends and former classmates.

Ready for some fun at a school reunion? The ideas listed above are just a few to choose from. Contact us for more information and inspiration.

5 Affordable DIYs That Will Transform Any Event Venue

You’ve chosen the venue, you’ve hired the caterer, you’ve sent out invitations. Now, all there is left to do is figure out how to decorate the place. You could hire a decorator, but that requires more money (honestly more than you’re willing to spend), and most event decorators are booked well in advance. So what can you do?

5 Affordable DIYs That Will Transform Any Event Venue

Between YouTube, Pinterest, and the vast wonders of the internet, many people have pocketed more than half of their decor budget by using DIY projects. Do-it-yourself projects have become the standard for personalizing an event at an affordable price.

Here are 5 DIY projects that will make any event a lot more snazzy, with a little bitty budget:

1. DIY Selfie Booth & Props

Ah, the infamous photo booth-home to cowboys hats, oversized glittered glasses, and mustaches! No party is complete without one, and this one is special! The art of the selfie is elevated to new heights when combined with a cool backdrop and props! Make sure to have plenty of selfie sticks on hand and good lighting to make this DIY project the topic of conversation at your next social event!

2. Bubble String Lights

These lights, made from ping-pong balls and Christmas lights, can be used for daytime and nighttime events. Simply turn them on to light up the night (and provide light for your DIY selfie booth!), or keep them off as cute decor for ‘before 5’ events. Besides ping-pong balls and Christmas lights, you may need a xacto knife to help with cutting.

3. Tassel Garland Tutorial

For daytime events such as bridal showers, baby showers, luncheons, etc., tassel garlands are a classy alternative to pictures, banners, and heavy items that may require nails to hang. They take about 5-10 minutes to make, and all they require is tissue paper, twine or string, and scotch tape. Tissue paper comes in an array of colors and patterns, so the possibilities are endless!

4. Glow in the Dark/Light Balloons

Since we don’t have a raised dance floor, balloons are a great way of directing guest to a particular area to bust a move! Glow in the dark balloons are a cool visual and an easy DIY to make. If you don’t want to break out the pesos to get mini LED lights, you can also purchasemini glow sticks to place inside the balloons. Glow in the dark balloon can also be hung from the ceiling and placed in vases as table decor. Glow sticks last 6-8 hours so you will get plenty of use from them.

5. Setting up a Candy Buffett

Displaying a candy buffet is a big money saver and adds a tasty aesthetic to your party. Candy buffets, set up with bags or jars, can be taken home as edible party favors and will be a hit among friends, family, classmates, and co-workers! All you need is some jars, a variety of candy, a table, and some do-it-yourself decor to make this simple and affordable DIY come to life. (See project one for some suggestions!)

As long as your decor isn’t a safety hazard, doesn’t harm the facility, and is legal, anything goes! Our website contains a detailed floor plan so that you can get a generalized idea of where you want everything set up. We also have an amazing gazebo and a large outdoor area for bouncy houses, slip -n- slides, etc.

For more information or questions about our venue, you may visit our website or contact us here!

Event Venue Decoration Ideas: Winter Flower Options

Did you know that winter color schemes don’t have to focus on everything white, silver, gold, red, ice blue or green? There are other, more colorful ways to celebrate the season. At their hearts are winter hardy flowers. Here’s a quick look at five that will help give you event venue decoration ideas for the colder months:

Event Venue Decoration Ideas: Winter Flower Options

1.) Tulips

Traditionally thought of a spring flower, tulips are available in the Wylie area year round. So you can definitely use them to decorate ballrooms during the winter. Choose a color that symbolizes the things that make a marriage great. Examples include red (love) and black (passion).

2.) Gerbera

He loves me, he loves me not. Is that the first thing that comes to your mind when presented with a colorful gerbera? Part of the daisy family, they’ve long been considered symbols of love. The most common ones are white and yellow but hybrids have expanded this beloved flower’s color palate. So now you can get them in everything from hot pink and raspberry to peach and orange.

3.) Amaryllis

Third on our list is a trumpet-shaped flower rich in color. We’re talking about amaryllis. You’ve probably seen them in a number of spring bouquets. The corals are exceptionally pretty but you don’t have to stick with it either. With this fragrant gem, there are literally hundreds of color combinations to choose from. So have fun creating the perfect ballroom decorations.

4.) Ranunculus

Remember rubbing butter cups on your chin as a child? Back then, it was a way to show off with friends. As an adult, you can use similar flowers to display your affection for a new spouse. Yes, we’re thinking of a ranunculus. Reminiscence of the buttercup, they’d make excellent centerpieces or add flourish to butter cream clad cakes.

5.) Roses

Lastly, we can’t forget about winter roses. Use dried ones, along with baby’s breath, to make napkin rings or boutonnieres.  In addition, you could make your own rose-water as gifts for the guests. The little bottles would surely look pretty tied with bows and placed at a ballroom’s entrance table. Do you like our suggestion thus far? If so, contact us to uncover more event venue decorating ideas for winter.

The Perfect Place For Your Church Celebration

Have you ever considered holding your church celebration at a different venue than your church? Even though you already have a whole building for your church you may need a separate space from time to time.

The Perfect Place For Your Church Celebration

Here are five reasons why you may need the Party Barn for your next church celebration:

1. You need the space. The Party Barn has a whopping 3,750 square feet plus a ton of outside space you can use for your next anniversary party, fundraising event or other celebration where you anticipate more people – up to 225, plus 75 parking spots, and even a gazebo outdoors – than your church space can normally accommodate.

2. You want a temporary event venue. Since the Party Barn can accommodate up to 225 people, it’s the perfect place for you to bring in guests, a band, caterers, special lights and decorations, and so on without having to worry about spilling things or that many guests moving throughout your church.

3. You’re setting up a large meeting. Event prices are discounted on Monday through Thursday, so if you need the space for a special meeting, that your church is hosting, the price may be just right for your budget.

4. You don’t have a dedicated building for your church just yet. If you have a church, but don’t have your own building yet, and are holding services at a school on Sundays, for instance, you shouldn’t have to forgo special celebrations just because the building isn’t available. The Party Barn is available seven days a week.

5. You want to work with great people for your event. The evidence is clear, the folks who run the Party Barn are amazing. Check out the testimonials and see for yourself. Party guests are treated like family, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the air conditioning is always just right!

If you’d like to talk about holding your church celebration at the Party Barn, don’t hesitate to contact us soon!

Bring Joy To Those Preparing Your Event Venue

At The Party Barn, we take a modern, multifaceted approach to coordinating the best events and meetings. As we dive into our passion for planning meetings to remember, we want to share some nifty things bound to thrill us, and any savvy event planner:

Bring Joy To Those Preparing Your Event Venue

A Prematurely Full House

After jumping through the hurdles of securing a venue, setting a date, and running an advertising campaign to attract and engage, hoping for positive turnout brings anxiety, and possibly panic as the day of the meeting draws near. As we track RSVPs through email and other outlets, it always excites and reassures us when we see reservations hit max capacity. Not only does this open opportunity for future events, but it also assists us in further analyzing the anticipated audience and how to adjust the event program and venue aesthetics in a way that most pleases them.

Cheery Reminders

A chime from our smartphone. The flash of a green check mark as we buckle down on our interactive to-do lists. Slips of neon paper poking out of floral planners, directing us to turn to a certain page just to make sure we’re right on track. Solid event planners know that putting on a great show means attention to the clock. Bright reminders in the form of Post-it notes and bold-tipped Sharpies motivate and keep us in check!

A Montage of Memories

YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and more. The options for sharing the highlights of your meeting continue to emerge and evolve. Live streaming that allows viewers and attendees alike to watch the event again not just excites, but touches us as we look back on the span of a huge project. Reminiscing through pictures, video, and text leaves room for feedback and which strategies work best for extraordinary events.

Handwritten forms of “Thank you”

After the event’s finale, simple, handwritten “thank you” notes bring smiles to our faces, pushing us as we plan our next project. These gestures aren’t simply niceties. They’re trinkets of encouragement as we continue our growth.

Our team thrives on positivity to bring you the greatest experience possible, whether your meeting is intimate or far-reaching, leisurely or diplomatic. We hope this little list gives you a closer glimpse as to what drives us in versatile meeting planning. Contact us today to discuss the best event venue for your party!

Choose the Perfect “End of School” Party Event Venue

If you are looking for a reason to party then we’ve got you covered. It’s been a long school year, and believe it or not, summer break is already approaching. After a great year, the thought of summer break is an awesome idea and celebrating academic achievements is even greater.

Choose the Perfect "End of School" Party Event Venue

One of the best ways to kick-off the summer is to throw an “End of School” party. You might have seen some great ideas people are sharing on the web, but the most important step is selecting the right event venue. This is where Party Barn in Wylie, TX comes in because it is a great place to host your party. Not only does Party Barn have great pricing rates, but also all the amenities you’ll need to throw a great party such as a large dancing area, a full kitchen, on-site parking and so much more.

An “End of School” party is a great way to get friends together, make new ones, and start the summer with a great event that is sure to have everyone talking. Great “End of School” parties are typically held in mid to late June, but all sorts of parties could be held any time of year at Party Barn. One of the great things about already having a venue selected is that it makes everything else smoother and not a difficult process to organize once you schedule a date.

The school year is a long one, but having different events throughout the year is one sure way to make it not seem that way. Be sure to contact us to learn more about how we can help you plan the perfect party any time during the year.

How to Make the Most of Your School Reunion Venue

High school is an important part of life. It is no surprise that we celebrate it long after graduation. If you’re in need of a school reunion venue, there are a lot of factors you should consider. Below, you’ll find tips on how to find the right venue and make it your own.

How to Make the Most of Your School Reunion Venue

Make Room for Everyone

Do you have your guest list out? Before choosing a school reunion venue, think about how many people you expect to attend. The Party Barn can hold up to 225 guests and has a large dance floor.

Choose the Right Music

Next, it’s time to think about putting that dance floor to use. Hire a DJ or put together a playlist of your favorite music from your teenage years. This is sure to make everyone want to get up and dance.

Show Spirit with Decor

If you really want to bring your guests back in time, dress up your school reunion venue with some great decor. Incorporate your school colors and mascot into the space to make it more authentic.

Hire a Photographer

This event will be a memorable one, capture each moment! Hire a photographer to take photos of your guests. After the event, have these photos uploaded to social media? This way, it will be easy for everyone to gain access to the images.

Offer Favors

Offering a keepsake to your former classmates is a great way to cap off the event. A booklet full of facts from the year you graduated will do the trick!

If you are in need of a school reunion venue, please contact us. We would be happy to work with you.

The Perfect School Reunion Venue

School reunions are a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and reminisce about the good old days, and there is no better venue than The Party Barn in Wylie, TX! The Party Barn is the perfect place to gather the entire class for a fun trip down memory lane where the hair styles are always entertaining!

The Perfect School Reunion Venue

Space to Move

When trying to find the perfect venue for a reunion, it is important to have enough space for the whole class. Go back through your yearbook and count everyone up before you get set on a venue. The Party Barn is 3,750 square feet and can accommodate up to 225 guests. This versatile barn is capable of capturing the feeling of any decade. With a large dance floor and sound system available for use, all that you need to get the party started is a killer playlist! In case the party needs to get some fresh air, there is a large outdoors area and a gazebo located near The Party Barn.

Party Supplies

While dancing is a must when your jam comes on, there might be a need to sit down when your feet start to hurt from dancing too much. We’ve got you covered! The Party Barn has tables and chairs available to set your party up any way you like. No flashback to high school is complete without food. Whether it’s catered from your class’s favorite restaurant or an assortment of finger foods, no party is complete without something to eat. The Party Barn has a full kitchen available to help you keep things cool, in the commercial size refrigerator, or heat things up, with the oven or stove top. A preparation area is also provided to help get the food ready along with 4 buffet tables to help set the food out.

For more information, please contact us.