The Event Team San Diego Destination Management Company

Save time and money with The Event Team! Challenge our San Diego destination management company to top your last corporate event. We are a meeting planner’s right hand for San Diego corporate events, tours, teambuilding, transportation, decor, and production. Above all, we work with meeting planners and San Diego Convention Center clients to ensure the best San Diego experience. Top activities include San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, SeaWorld, kayak La Jolla, sail San Diego Bay, and craft brewery tours. Likewise, we can assist with venue selection and event management. Our full-scale site visits showcase the best San Diego event venues and decor / entertainment concepts that meet your needs and budget. Rather than waste hours scouring the Internet to plan your next event, contact The Event Team San Diego Destination Management Company today for a complete proposal.

Sweet Themes: 5 Creative Dessert Ideas for your Theme Party

Looking for a delicious way to sweeten up your next theme party? Here are some of our favorite decor themes paired with creative and interactive dessert ideas that your guests will certainly want to save room for!

1. Glamping Theme Party with Miniature S’mores Station

An upscale camping theme calls for upscale camping treats. This interactive take on everyone’s favorite campfire dessert is delicious and adorable. Tiny things are just cuter, don’t ask us why.

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2. Vintage Carnival Theme Party with Cotton Candy Cart

This dessert idea will make you feel like a kid again! Step right up, pick your favorite flavor, and enjoy a whimsical cloud of confection, whipped up just for you!

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3. 1980’s Theme Party with Novelty Candy Buffet

We consulted our Magic Eight Ball to ask if a novelty candy buffet would be a totally rad hit at your next 80’s party. The answer? It is certain.

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4. French Theme Party with Macaron Tree

Just say oui to adding this colorful confection tower to your French Fete! Los Angeles-based bakery Merely Sweets uses the finest ingredients and make everything from scratch.

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5. Haunted Theme Party with Nitro Popcorn

Who needs Santa when you have Jack Skellington? Ditch the traditional company holiday party and opt for a spookier variation. For dessert, freak out your tastebuds with hydrogen popcorn from LA-based company Nitro Pop!

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Creative Dessert Ideas – Need More Info?

Need some eye candy for your next corporate event? Reach out to The Event Team today for a custom decor proposal with festive dessert options. We handle all the moving parts so you can relax and take credit for a deliciously delightful event!

 

5 Southern California Attractions for Adrenaline Junkies

If your coporate event group prefers adrenaline and adventure over leisure and luxury, this blog is for you! Below, we’ve curated a list of  heart-pounding Southern California attractions for thrill-seekers, wave-riders, bet-placers, and fun-lovers!

1. Freerunning and Parkuor Class (Los Angeles)

Learn how overcome obstacles in your environment and overcome stresses of everyday life with this fun form of expressive movement. Professional coaches will make sure you don’t look like this.

2. Jet Boat Rides (San Diego)

Get ready for speed, screams and splashes!  Zip around the bay with 130 of your closest friends on this 70-foot jet boat. With rock music pumping, your captain executing 360-degree turns and reach speeds upwards of 50 mph.

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3. Falconry (San Diego)

Next up, experience flying a trained bird of prey to the glove and learn about one the world’s oldest hunting traditions. Enjoy a basic Falconry lesson, Hawk Walks for more adventure and glove time with the bird, or a Private Raptor Experience for the ultimate in depth class where you fly both a hawk & a falcon.

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4. Racecar Driving (Multiple Locations)

Ease into your driving experience with go-karts, cruise Highway 101 in a luxury sports car, or floor it on the speedway with racecar driving school. With multiple experiences and locations to choose from, these thrilling Southern California attractions will unleash your inner Andretti!

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5. Theme Parks (Multiple Locations)

Seems like you can practically throw a rock and hit a roller coaster in SoCal. If you’re looking for the happiest place, Disneyland is obviously tops. But if you want to up the adrenaline ante, we recommend journeying to Valencia for a day of play at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Here you’ll find over 20 hair-raising thrill rides, including Galactic Attack, the country’s first ever mixed reality VR coaster!

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Southern California Attractions – Need More Info?

Even more adventurous Southern California attractions await for your next corporate group. Drop us a line today for a custom proposal!

San Diego Events – Entertainment Enhancement Ideas

When it comes to San Diego events, The Event Team is a one-stop shop for all planning and management needs! Recent blogs showcase popular trends in Southern California activities and decor themes. This week, we’re focusing on San Diego entertainment enhancements. Whether you’re entertaining thousands in the San Diego Convention Center, hundreds in a hotel ballroom, or handfuls in a private restaurant space, our menu of entertainment options makes it quick and easy to book top-rated San Diego performers.

Visual Impact

For impressive visual impact, we recommend “vertical visuals.” For finger-pointing, jaw-dropping fun, our professional sky-divers make a wonderful choice. Additional verticial visuals include military rappelers and event sky-writing planes. On the ground, you can create visual impact with branded ice or sand sculptures.

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Specialty Food and Beverage Enhancements

Another crucial aspect to your event is the food and beverage experience. Incoporate San Diego’s craft beer craze with a local beer tasting, bring in flashy flair bartenders, or get creative with an educational mixology station. Bring your dessert course to life with DIY donut toppings, mini s’mores, and custom cotton candy stations.

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Interactive and Educational Enhancements

Next up, capitalize on the interests of your group with fun, interactive, educational entertainment. Choose from animal encounters, selfie stations, virutal reality booths and much more. These exciting enhancements encourage natural networking and provide memorable moments that last a lifetime!

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Performance Art

Lastly, make sure your San Diego events are jam-packed with performances by world-class entertainers. From larger-than-life musical acts, amazing visual artists, hilarious comedians, impressive lookalikes, and more, our catalog of performance artists never ceases to amaze!

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San Diego Events and Enhancements – Need More Info?

Rather than scouring the internet for entertainers, contact The Event Team today for a list of quality acts and enhancements. Certainly, your San Diego events will be in great hands with our event management experts!

San Diego Event Venue: Tapping into Social Tap

Here at The Event Team, we constantly prowl Southern California for the best corporate event spaces. Our latest trek through San Diego’s East Village took us to Social Tap, where we enjoyed lunch and a venue tour. Social Tap is a San Diego event venue that hits it right out of the ballpark.  Here’s why:

The Location

Located within walking distance of many San Diego convention hotel properties, this restaurant is a meeting planner’s dream. With a patio that looks directly into Petco Park, Social Tap boasts some of the best real estate in the Gaslamp.

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The Look

From its brick exterior to its uplit marble-top bar to its casual firepit lounge, Social Tap scores major vibe points. This San Diego event venue achieves a neighborhood bar feel while maintaining a modern design perfect for corporate groups.

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The Size

Additional attractive features of Social Tap: capacity and flexibility. The venue accommodates buyouts for 350 guests and features multiple private or semi-private configurations for smaller gatherings. Also, furniture can be added, removed, or rearranged to meet the specific needs of each client.

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The Menu

Also noteworthy is Social Tap’s robust menu of sophisticated American cuisine. Head chef Jesse Snyder’s passion for high quality food made from scratch translates in both presentation and taste. With a craft cocktail program and 30 draft beers to boot, Social Tap won’t cut corners in the kitchen or behind the bar.

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The Service

Above all, Social Tap’s dedication to customer service makes it a front runner for favorite San Diego event venues! With a customer-first attitude and bonus features like complimentary wifi and branding opportunities, Social Tap creates a welcoming atmosphere and a memorable San Diego experience.

San Diego Event Venue – Need More Info?

Lastly, don’t forget to contact our San Diego destination management company today for more venue ideas and event inspiration!

Patriotic Theme Ideas for Corporate Events

In the spirit of Memorial Day, The Event Team curated a list of patriotic theme ideas for your next corporate event. Celebrate America the Beautiful in style with these decor tips and entertainment trends:

Venue Selection

Firstly, you’ll need to select a venue that matches your theme. While Southern California has a reputation for beach parties and Hollywood awards nights, our patriotism also runs deep. There are no shortage of options when it comes to selecting historical or military venue for your patriotic theme party. Noteworthy San Diego venues include USS Midway Museum (pictured) and MCAS Miramar. In Los Angeles, we recommend Ronald Regan Presidential Library or California Science Center. These venues add a wonderful educational and historical spirit to your patriotic theme.

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Decor Themes

Secondly, choose a decor theme that resonates with your group. Certainly, traditional red, white, and blue decorations fit the bill for patriotic theme parties. But there’s more to America than Betsy Ross. Explore a variety of colors (army green, navy blue), draw inspiration from notable landmarks (sea to shining sea theme), or draw inspiration from American achievements (Olympics, space travel, jazz) and historical periods (World War II, Civil Rights era).

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Entertainment Enhancements

Lastly, enhance attendee experience with interactive entertainment elements that compliment your theme. Choose from sky-divers, fireworks, celebrity speakers, military color guard, Americana bands, drum squads, Andrews sisters style acts, and more. Add to the fun by incorporating a costume contest element!

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Patriotic Theme Ideas – Need More Info?

If you’re looking for more patriotic party inspiration, contact The Event Team today! Browse our extensive catalog of corporate event services for the best venue, decor, and entertainment ideas. Besides saving you time and money, our profesional event experts will commit to your guests’ overall experience. Above all, we the people at The Event Team support our clients every step of the way to ensure a successful event.

Things to do in San Diego: Unique Spouse Tours

Southern California is known for its sunny outdoors and luxurious lifestyle. Here in San Diego, there are many local activities and specialized tours to satisfy any VIP client’s spouse tour needs. Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in San Diego:

Farm to Fork

This tour is more than just wandering around a veggie garden – this is the ultimate foodie experience. Explore Central, South, or North County San Diego and go behind the scenes of some of the best organic, specialty and urban small farms. We’re talking a VIP specific tour based only on what you want to see. San Diego is home to award winning breweries, restaurants, butcher shops, coffee roasters, wineries, fish markets and more. Tour these areas and learn about homestead practices, stay for a thoughtfully curated lunch or dinner, and be amazed by the hidden gems hiding in our own Southern California backyards!

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Sips and Strokes

Explore San Diego’s artistic side! Sip on local wines while discovering some of the best art in town. Take a historic tour of La Jolla and visit fantastic art galleries, like Madison Gallery (pictured). Enhance your senses further with a wine connoisseur. Art and wine make the perfect blend.

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The Call of the Wild

There are few places in the world that would allow you to see the whales of the Arctic, visit the lions of the Sahara, and experience aviary hunters first hand. The only place where you can do all three and more? San Diego. Wiggle into a wetsuit and interact with the snowy white beluga whales at SeaWorld San Diego. This special interaction allows you to experience cold weather creatures up close within their habitats.

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“Sleep on the wild side” along the edge of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s African Plains exhibit. Enjoy your cozy tent and bed overnight as you listen to the roars of the lions and other nighttime animal interactions.

Experience flying a trained bird of prey to the glove & learn about one the world’s oldest hunting traditions. Come as a hands-on participant or observer to learn about raptor biology, conservation & the art of falconry. Enjoy a Basic Falconry Lesson, Hawk Walks for more adventure & glove time with the bird, and a Private Raptor Experience for the ultimate in depth class where you fly both a hawk & a falcon.

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Things to do in San Diego – Need More Info?

If you’re in search of fresh corporate or spouse tours San Diego, contact The Event Team today! Our custom tour proposals feature the best things to do in San Diego for every budget and demographic. In addition to being one of the top destination management companies San Diego, we also operate tours and events throughout Southern California. Additional destinations include Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

8 Great Centerpiece Ideas for Corporate Events

This week, we’re exploring centerpieces. Whether extravagant or understated, they often play a role of setting the tone for your entire event. Below, we’ve created a list of eight great centerpiece ideas for your next corporate event.

1. Beach Parties

Undoubtedly our most popular theme, beach parties are a staple of SoCal corporate events. As a result, variations on this theme continue to grow. Here are a few of our favorites:

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2. Hollywood Awards Nights

Next up we have the timeless Old Hollywood theme. Always popular for our Los Angeles-based clients, these cinematic-themed centerpieces help direct the scenery.

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3. Lights and Lanterns

Whenever we break away from beach parties and awards nights, we like to flip the switch by focusing on unique lights and lanterns. From bohemian to sci-fi, an array of themes fit perfectly with this luminous approach. Furthermore, these centerpieces continue to provide glowing ambience long after the sun goes down.

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4. Rustic Florals

These rustic floral centerpieces set a casual and earthy tone without sacrificing visual appeal. In order to create the look, mix and match florals with unusual containers (apothecary jars, shipping crates) and other farm-fresh accents (apples, grapes).

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5. Funky and Fun

Sometimes we really dive into a theme and create unique looks for funky and fun themes. Below you’ll find a few recent centerpiece ideas, including a vintage circus theme, retro 80’s night, and a fashion-focused affair.

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6. Sports of All Sorts

Since Southern California is home to many professional sports teams and world-famous golf courses, we like to give our sports-themed events an athletic aesthetic. Some of our favorite looks include this baseball-inspired edible centerpiece (score!) and this oversized golf ball vase (fore!).

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7. Simple Elegance

Sometimes a venue offers so much to look at, there’s no need to go overboard with centerpieces. Whenever our clients ask for simple elegance, we go back to basics with fresh, seasonal florals. These beauties raise eyebrows without begging for attention.

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8. Subtle Succulents

Last but not least, we give you succulents. Perhaps nothing could be cuter than a tiny plant with a powerful will to live. Since these eco-friendly centerpieces retain water, they are excellent candidates for repurposing during multi-day meetings.

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Centerpiece Ideas – Need More Info?

To be sure, centerpieces play a key role in the overall look and feel of your party. If you’re considering decor for your next event, contact The Event Team today for more centerpiece ideas and pricing.