Party Planning & Tips

13 11, 2019

10 Classic Quinceañera Themes To Spark Your Imagination

2019-11-13T02:28:22+00:00 November 13th, 2019|

Planning a quinceañera is a lot of fun, but it’s important to plan it in the right order. What does that mean? It means that you should choose your quinceañera theme before you do anything else. And why should you do this? Because quinceañera themes determine most of the other planning. Once you have your theme chosen, it will help you plan the décor, catering, colors, and party venue.

If you’re not sure where to begin with choosing your quinceañera theme, […]

8 10, 2019

Best Wedding Shower Favors 2019/2020

2019-10-08T19:05:45+00:00 October 8th, 2019|

Having a wedding shower? If so, you may be wondering what would make the best wedding shower favors to give to your guests. You’ll want to make sure the favors are cute, useful, memorable, and not “same old”.

Wedding shower favors can be a bit lighter and more casual than actual wedding day favors. With these, you can have a little fun and be a bit more casual.

Let’s take a look at some of the best wedding shower favors that we’ve […]

17 07, 2019

5 Questions You Need To Ask Your Party Photographer Before Booking

2019-07-17T17:35:13+00:00 July 17th, 2019|

These days, photography is king. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Pictures or it didn’t happen!” We live for not only the images, but posting them everywhere for everyone to see.

So, when you decide to throw a big party—whether it’s for yourself or for your kids—it’s important to book an experienced, professional party photographer.

Party Photographer - Girl At Birthday PartyImage: […]

19 09, 2017

Why The Cincoanera Is Becoming More And More Popular

2017-12-08T00:51:31+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

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...

16 08, 2017

How To Plan The Perfect Christening Celebration

2017-08-16T02:52:51+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

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...

26 07, 2017

What To Consider When Hosting A Wedding Shower

2017-08-29T23:49:49+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

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...

26 06, 2017

9 Ideas To Make A Bridal Shower Unforgettable

2017-08-07T22:44:24+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

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...

4 05, 2017

Sweet 16 Party Planning Ideas & Guide

2017-05-04T21:38:38+00:00 May 4th, 2017|

Sweet 16 Party

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 […]

18 04, 2017

Your Guide: How To Pick A Great Event Catering Service

2017-07-27T21:50:39+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

Your Guide: How To Pick A Great Event Catering Service

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 […]

23 02, 2017

5 Engagement Party Ideas Guaranteed To Impress

2017-08-29T23:54:25+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

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.

3 02, 2017

Vatican Banquet Hall’s Baby Shower Planning Checklist

2017-02-03T21:32:02+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

Vatican Banquet Hall's Baby Shower Planning Checklist

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 […]

28 06, 2016

Bridal Shower Games That Everyone Will Want to Play

2017-07-27T22:02:52+00:00 June 28th, 2016|

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.

Guess Who

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 […]

16 06, 2016

Fun Baby Shower Themes

2017-07-27T22:02:42+00:00 June 16th, 2016|

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.

Book Themed

Every mommy-to-be needs the practical items like diapers, burp cloths, and onesies, but chances are she’ll […]

28 12, 2015

The Science Behind Planning a Great Vatican Event

2017-07-27T21:59:36+00:00 December 28th, 2015|

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 […]

8 12, 2015

Seven Things To Consider When Choosing an Event Venue

2017-07-27T21:59:20+00:00 December 8th, 2015|

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 […]