The cincoanera is a trend that’s beginning to sprout up more and more among both the Hispanic community and the party planning community. A cincoanera is basically the same as a quinceañera, only the birthday girl is five years old, not fifteen—and it’s much cuter! So how did cincoanera celebrations start to take off? In the Catholic church, many Hispanic people already have a ceremony for presenting children. This typically happens around the age of three, and the purpose of these presentations are for the child to receive God’s blessing for their spiritual path in life. The ceremony is...
With many christenings, parents choose to celebrate afterward with a party. After all, this is a giant milestone in the life of your child. But as with any event planning, organizing a christening celebration can be a bit overwhelming—especially if you’ve never planned one before. Below are some things to keep in mind and help get you started when planning your christening. Christening celebrations are usually held at a favorite restaurant, someone’s home, or a party venue. The problem with hosting at someone’s home is the cleanup required, and the problem many parents have with...
So you’ve decided to tie the knot—now it’s time to celebrate! A wedding shower (not to be confused with a bridal shower) and the engagement party are classy events, and an expected way to officially announce your wedding plans with friends and family members and, in our opinion, way more fun than a phone call! To help make your upcoming wedding shower a memorable and fun success, Vatican Banquet Hall’s experienced event coordinators have organized several valuable tips and considerations for you and your fiancé to follow...
Planning a bridal shower can be one of the most enjoyable parts of a wedding. Bridal showers are light, full of laughter, and always memorable. However, if you don’t want the same old “toilet paper wedding dress” routine, you can spice up the party with the ideas in this post. From activities to favors to the food, these nine things will guarantee a great time! A bridal shower must! Mimosas are the simplest and most popular shower cocktail...
We all know that a Sweet 16 party is more than just a regular birthday party. It’s a celebration of her entering womanhood, and a celebration of a girl’s life thus far. It’s a gathering where everyone can celebrate exactly who she is and what makes her unique.
However, when planning a Sweet 16 party, it can quickly become confusing on where to begin. You may find yourself drowning in a […]
Whether you’re planning a wedding reception or a corporate event, finding a great event catering service can be quite the challenge. Many caterers claim they offer delicious food, but end up bringing the same drab dishes to your event, ultimately disappointing your guests with mediocre food. Thankfully, things don’t have to be that way.
Finding a delicious event catering service […]
Congratulations! You've just got engaged, and are on your way to spending the rest of your years with the love of your life. But how do you let the special people in your life in on the excitement? Well, you could announce your wedding on social media, or send out wedding invitations way far in advance, but we at Vatican Banquet Hall think that nothing announces a wedding better than an engagement party. A great engagement celebration gets people excited about your upcoming wedding, announcing to the world that you and your partner are ready to take the next big step in your relationship. But what should you do for your engagement party? You don't want it to be exactly like your wedding reception. You want to get guests excited for your wedding while also providing them with a unique and fun experience. To help you get inspired, we're running through some engagement party ideas guaranteed to impress your guests.
The arrival of a new family member is a momentous occasion, and a baby shower is the perfect way to celebrate. But planning a baby shower can be pretty tough.
If you need help planning your baby shower, you’re in luck, because the event experts at Vatican Banquet Hall are here with some advice. Check out our baby shower planning checklist and get your […]
Silly games are a fun part of a bridal shower, but the same games that seem to be at every shower get old quick. However, it is possible to choose unique game ideas that everyone will actually enjoy playing and that don’t include any awkward moments or embarrassing tasks.
Also known as Celebrity or HedBanz, this game involves each guest receiving an index card with the name of an iconic person. Guests aren’t allowed to peek at their card and […]
Spring and summer are the most common times for baby showers, and as friends and family start having little ones, you may find yourself planning a few as well as attending them. If you’re the host of a baby shower this summer, here are a few fun theme ideas to get your imagination going and help you create an unforgettable event for the mom-to-be.
Every mommy-to-be needs the practical items like diapers, burp cloths, and onesies, but chances are she’ll […]
While it may seem obvious that things like great entertainment and engaging contests can increase the success of your next wedding reception, birthday party, or corporate gala, did you know that there are scientific reasons why we think some events are amazing and some are duds?! To help you plan your next Vatican Banquet Hall get-together, our venue’s coordinator’s have researched why we respond positively to some stimuli and negatively to others, and how this knowledge can be used […]
At Vatican Banquet Hall, we know first-hand that organizing an event is no easy task. Among the hundreds of decisions to make, choosing the perfect event venue may be among the hardest, not least because of the impact your choice will have on the success of your wedding reception, business function, or party. To help you make the best possible decision (even if it isn’t our venue!), here are seven things to consider when looking at banquet halls […]
There are a lot of things to consider when planning a Quinceanera, but perhaps nothing is as important as finding the perfect Quinceanera dress for your big day. After helping young ladies and their families host hundreds of Quinceanera celebrations, the event coordinators at Vatican Banquet Hall have put together a list of tips to reference when shopping for a gown!
Tip#1: Establish Your Budget
Before you set […]