Hosting an Outdoor Thanksgiving Dinner

The average temperature in Fort Collins on Thanksgiving is in the upper 40s or low 50s. Are you bold enough to try to take advantage of autumn’s last gasp and celebrate an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner? With proper planning - and a little cooperation from Mother Nature, of course - it’s easily within your reach. Construct a plan for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner outside by covering your bases.

Start by planning for the best possible experience for your guests. It gets dark - and cold - ea...


Sapphire Color Scheme :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

Ever since Kate Middleton displayed her sapphire engagement ring in 2010, sapphire color schemes have become all the rage in wedding and special event décor.

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Sapphires are a deep blue gemstone often used in fine jewelry. Sapphires naturally vary in shades of blue, so designing a sapphire color scheme can be tricky if you are looking a very specific shade of sapphire. It is best to be flexible and incorporate a monochromatic color scheme with navies and royal blues. Embrace ...


Silver Color Scheme :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

You don’t have to be rich to sparkle! Silver is a timeless color that can add a touch of whimsy and elegance to any wedding or event. This color scheme has endless possibilities. Be bold and drape your rental tables with silver sequined rental table linens, or take a more conventional approach and use shiny pewter centerpieces. Either way, who doesn't need a little sparkle and shine in their life?!

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Keep in mind, if you choose to go bold with sparkly renta...


Cranberry Color Scheme :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

Set your holiday wedding or special event ablaze with a vivid cranberry color scheme. An appealing play on the color red, cranberry has a slightly purple tint that adds depth and richness to event designs.  Subtly vintage inspired with a timeless appeal, this beautiful hue is rich and romantic for any wedding or holiday party.

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You can pick bags of fresh cranberries up during the holidays for under $2 a pound…not a bad way to add a splash of color to your wedding or dinner...


How social conscience is incorporated into events :: FLEXX Productions :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

This is one trend that I am thrilled to see. Have you been to a wedding in which the couple has given the opportunity for guests to donate to their favorite charity in lieu of a wedding gift? I just attending a wedding where this was the case. In the invite, the couple expressed how thrilled they were to have just my company attend the wedding and gifts were not necessary. However, if you would like to get the couple a gift, instead please donate to local nonprofit. I think this is amazing! With...


2010 Wedding Trends :: FLEXX Productions :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

Remember the commercial that featured the groom who interrupted his "I dos" to update his Facebook status? We are seeing the use of more technology emerging in our culture. Despite this, we are seeing some fun throwback trends in wedding colors, dress and design this year in weddings take place on the coasts. What does this mean to you if you're a Colorado bride planning a wedding in 2011? Perhaps you can take some of these current trends, work them into your wedding, and be ahead of this trend ...


It’s Cool to be Green!! :: FLEXX Productions :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

We love when we see events attempting to be "green" and we advocate for more events to do the same! Make small changes to your event to be more green:

Partner with companies who have "green" initiatives
Recycle everything you can at your event - cans, bottles, boxes, etc.
Use biodegradable plates instead of plastic
Make sure your power sources are only turned on when you are using them

Just a few tips for now - look for more to come!...


2011 Wedding Trends :: FLEXX Productions :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

I've been googling wedding trends for 2011 and came across this website: - I found some great ideas and forecasted trends for 2011 weddings.

Here are my top 5 favs:
1. Tablescapes that include more than just flowers and candles - Rhinestones, candles, flower petals, beads, water, greenery... Make it unique
2. Have fun with your food and who says you must have a cake? Cupcake tower instead of a tiered wedding cake. Donuts instead of the over-done candy bar. Blac...


Catering Trends for 2011

We've searched around and have found some new or re-invented catering ideas that we think we'll see more of in 2011:

1. A rise in middle eastern influences. Falafel, couscous, hummus and other traditional ethnic foods are likely to become more evident in 2011 menus
Cooking classes as social gatherings. With shows such as 'Ready, Steady, Cook' and 'Masterchef' being as popular as they are, it's not surprising to that 2011 is likely to see an increase in group cooking classes and other s...


Wedding Color Trends For 2011

We've researched upcoming trends for 2011, and these will be the hot colors for 2011 weddings:

Spring into


Apple green, mauve, lilac, hot pink, slate grey,  aged gold, coral, red, violet purple, mocha / chocolate / brown, navy, emerald / pine green / dark cyan, clementine orange, and yellow.

Fall through


Dark chocolate, dark charcoal gray, sangria/brick red, myrtle (dark) green, dark tangerine, dark chestnut, asparagus, purple, dark mi...


Hot Wedding Colors for This Season :: FLEXX Productions :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

Here's a few hot wedding color schemes we are really loving for the upcoming wedding season! Blue and raspberry. The bright blue with a deep red/pink is GORG together! But, what we are really loving is the color white used as an accent. Not the typical, boring white, either.
White with texture, a light pattern, or sequnis - This really makes the white POP!

We are also digging this color palate: Pewter gray and Poppy yellow - White is also a great accent with this scheme!



Event trends: Fall colors

Pantone’s color palette for the coming fall season is a mix of bright colors with simple neutrals. Pairings include warm prints with cool metals and a mix of old and new influences, creating an intriguing balance between colors, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Bamboo, a surprising fall hue, brings a warm, exotic flavor to the season. Radiant Emberglow, a traditional autumnal tone, emanates the warmth of a glowing fire. Offering a sense o...