Thursday, 15 August 2019

SUPER MOMS THROW SUPER SWEET SIXTEENS

Your teenage daughter is soon to be sixteen!

She's smart, witty, charming, beautiful and like the majority of girls her age; embarking on womanhood. It seems like just yesterday you were swaddling her in freshly washed cotton blankets and the softest onesie you could find. Now, you're still doing her laundry only this time you have no say in what she wears. #momsofteenagers

As her sweet sixteen milestone birthday approaches there's a few things you'll need to consider before planning the most epic party and securing your spot as a super cool mom.


Did you know that the 'sweet 16' celebration concept originated in the Victorian area where a debutante party represented ushering a coming of age woman into society with the sole purpose of attracting a suitable husband.

Luckily this is 2019 and while I'm sad to say the rights of women are still far from where they should need to be, a sweet sixteen party no longer has such an archaic connotation.

Instead, it's a female fete that honours empowerment, self transformation, mindfulness and maturity.

Venue
The venue should be easily accessible and able to accommodate your guest list, entertainment and any other special surprises you have planned. This is relatively unknown but some venues can have outrageous power usage bills depending on what type of plug-in displays and decor you have.

SWEET 16 CELEBRATION 


Our functional LED furniture and decor is delivered fully charged, remote operated and has a battery life of 12 hours. The soft, multicolour illumination provides a great atmosphere and saves on electrical costs! 

Our stock is also ideal for venues with little to no infrastructure like an open concept banquet hall, private room or backyard. You find the space and we'll fill it for your party wishes.


Theme
LED SEATING & CRUISER TABLES 

Your girl is one in a million so her sweet 16 party should be tailored just that way and we all know that the bones of a great celebration are in the details. Customization and branding of our LED furniture and decor with images and text is easy and recommended to make the most of your rental and memory books.


CUSTOM CENTERPIECES 


Our LED orbs and cubes have also been used as table decor centrepieces for larger scale affairs. A little creativity goes a long way in designing these pieces that can ultimately transform the venue into your desired theme. 

LED CURVED BENCHES

Decor
Good lighting is a non negotiable element for a sweet sixteen Instagram moment which is why all of our products glow.
We have an open faced candy cube display that can be customized to size, a 40 ft. LED party bar that has been used for minor friendly events (think smoothie bar), glowing buffet tables, couches, cocktail tables and our newest addition, an LED dance floor.




Don't forget about a great entrance! We have a stunning entrance tunnel that can be customized and red carpet decor.

That 'Break The Internet' Element

Photo booths have soared in popularity but will soon be older than you feel having a sixteen year old. Try something new and absolutely shock your daughter with your creativity. We recommend a modernized 360° step and repeat photo installation using our solid and open faced cubes for imagery and text. Check out a crazy one we did for a past client here


ILLUMINATED LOUNGE 



Now, are you ready to plan the sweetest sweet 16 your daughter has ever dreamed of? WE ARE! 
#SWEETSIXTEEN


The possibilities are truly endless but don't take our word for it, check it out for yourself in person. Our 3500 sqft warehouse is located at 689 Warden Ave, unit #14 in Scarborough right behind TTC's Warden Station. We're open Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm and we want to hear your ideas! Check out pictures of past events on our website for sweet 16 party inspiration.

VISIT US!! 


We also love to support local businesses and those we trust. We have working relationships with some truly phenomenal, quality event companies in the GTA including Love Gelato, HART Entertainment and Marquee Marc just to name a few. Ask our head events coordinator Robyn about a list of preferred event vendors and she'll hook you up!








Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Recreating Wedding Magic: The 10 Year Anniversary Party

Your wedding day was so magical. Full of light and laughter, family and friends and the gifts were pretty nice too.

Fast forward a decade and although the honeymoon period may have stopped long ago - you still remember why you fell in love, despite the fact his dirty clothes permanently reside beside the laundry hamper instead of inside of it.

Now it's your ten year anniversary and while you still love your husband you have a feeling he probably hasn't put much thought into a celebration. Surprise, surprise.

Lucky for him he has a romantic, thoughtful and caring bride (that's you) who will take it upon herself to throw an epic anniversary party to remind him just how luck he really is.




But how will you manage the planning in addition to your extremely busy life? We're glad you asked.

Aura's Guide to a TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY Celebration 

1. Guest List 
Inviting the original wedding party and guests is always a great idea as well as new friends and family that have entered your life post nuptials.

2. Good Eats & Cold Drinks
The GTA has an incredible selection of food and beverage vendors to choose from, most of whom we've had the pleasure of working with in the past. Ask our head event planner Robyn for recommendations and she would be happy to provide you access to our list of preffered vendors.

You can also checkout our Instagram feed to see who we've collaborated with on past events!

3. Atmosphere & Decor
Our 3,500 sq. ft. warehouse is packed with every type of illuminated furniture and decor imaginable. LED illuminated party bars, cocktail tables, illuminated couches, seating, bottle displays and custom decor to outfit your anniversay party celebration.

Take a walk through Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm to browse and collect anniversary party inspiration. We're convienantly located at 689 Warden Ave, Unit #14 just south of TTC's Warden Station.

Our stock is so functional that you could create an entire party outside with items found in our warehouse!




The best part - we deliver, set up and tear down your celebration. It's a no hassle, all fun celebration to kick start the second decade of your union.

Ask us about customization with images, text and design possibilities to make your celebration truly one of a kind.

Call 647.780.2917 and speak to Robyn directly or check out www.furnitureglowing.com for inspiration! 




















Tuesday, 25 June 2019

TOP 5 CANADA DAY EVENTS IN TORONTO

HAPPY 152nd birthday, CANADA!

With Canada Day around the corner we are letting you know about some cool events coming up which you are going to want to be a part of. There are many different festivals, parties and celebrations to pick from so be sure to check out what is going on in your local area.  Also have a look below at our top 5 events in Toronto. Some of these are free to attend and all of them are sure to be a good time.

LED Decor
Aura Illuminated Event Rental - Canada Day Glow Cube Decor


2019 has been a monumental and historic year for Canada due to the
Toronto Raptors recent NBA Championship win. Safe to say that Canadians from
coast to coast are celebrating a little extra this year. Here are 5 cool Toronto based
Canada day celebrations for you to consider, click on their links for more information



Booze N' Cruise Canada day 




Multicultural Canada Day Celebration at Yonge Dundas Square



Canada Day at Queens Park 



Redpath Waterfront Festival 2019 



Canada Rockz Stan Wadlow Park 



As always stay safe and have fun. Be sure to check back for more party and event updates monthly. Get decor inspiration anytime by looking through our creative designs, a section we have had the pleasure of growing through working with great minds at Aura Illuminated Event and Party Rental.

Much Love Canada!

Monday, 10 June 2019

A LOOK AT JUNE EVENTS IN TORONTO

It's a great time to be alive in the city of Toronto this month. The city is on a wave of resilient hope and determination with their historical NBA finals run and the city known as the six is finally getting some well deserved attention.



Outdoor celebration and festival season is kicking off and there's a ton of activities to do so keep reading to check out a list of adult and family friendly events happening in the month of June.


Luminato
JUNE 7 - 23
Toronto will be lit up in all different locations featuring installations, creative designs, music, theatre, dance and more! It's another great way to explore different parts of the city while stimulating your creative brain.   

Wine and Spirit Fest
JUNE 14 - 15
The Wine & Spirit Festival is a two-day destination event with the world’s most renowned beverage producers and cuisine personalities. Come out and treat your palate to culinary masterpieces.

Foodalicious Toronto
JUNE 15 -16
Foodies rejoice! Toronto’s third annual Foodalicious Food Festival takes over Downsview Park on Saturday June, 15th and Sunday, June 16th 2019. Enjoy great food, live music and attractions from some of Toronto’s top local vendors and entertainers.

Toronto Craft Beer Fest
JUNE 21 - 23
The festival will feature a wide variety of finely made craft beers and ciders, as well as delicious food, fun activities, and live music for 19+ festival goers located in Ontario Place. Craft beer, sun and lake views - nothing says "North" quite like that.

Kidz Bop
JUNE 23
Your little one's have surely heard of Kidz Bop as the groups popularity has soared. This year Kidz Bop will perform at Budweiser stage, a great venue for an entertaining musical day outdoors!

Hoping everyone has a great month of June!

Please be sure to check out www.furnitureglowing.com for all of your furniture rental needs! We specialize in creating custom LED Illuminated VIP area's, lounges and bar setups. Just contact our creative team and we'll help you bring your wild ideas to life!  Check out our best creative designs to get some inspiration before we chat!



You can also find us on eventsource.ca where we're being featured this month with a hot deal!

LET'S GO RAPTORS!!

The Aura Team

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

THE MUST HAVE EVENT RENTAL ITEMS IN TORONTO RIGHT NOW

Hey, Toronto!

Aura here wishing you a happy Spring. As everything is seemingly thawed and the trees are about to bloom we're here to tell you that we're emerging from the long winter fresh and ready for party and wedding season!

We've been working away in our Toronto glow warehouse perfecting some new event rental products for you and now, we're ready to share.

Keep reading for a list of the hottest event rental item in Toronto right now including everything from custom designed LED glow cubes, VIP entrance tunnels, LED bars and glowing mingling stations to illuminate your special events, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, cocktail parties, corporate events, meetings, conferences, creative shoots and more!

                NEW Event & Decor Products from Aura Illuminated Events

ENTRANCE TUNNEL 

Pictured in the lobby of Tradeshow Noir 

Elegance and exclusivity at its finest. This event tunnel stands 8ft. H, 8ft. W and 20-30 ft. L depending on your venue. Illuminate the tunnel with LED glow balls, our red carpet runners or project images on the interior or exterior of the tunnel. Drape in exquisite balloon garlands and greenery and watch your guests eyes light up upon arrival. 

If you're looking to impress your guests with an evening they won't soon  forget make an incredible first impression with Auras event tunnel

Inside the Entrance Tunnel 

This private tunnel can also be used as an exclusive VIP entranceway from the car door to the entrance to ensure maximum privacy for your VIP's. 


LED MINGLING STATION


Transform your space with a circular LED table that encourages mingling with ample room to lean and rest your cocktails. 
Fill the centre with greenery, balloons, florals, ice and beverages and more! Let your creativity run wild with this event rental item.
Ideal for cocktail parties, corporate events, products launches and wedding receptions.
16 different colour choices, 12 hour battery life 

PALM TREE'S

Create a green and tropical vibe at your next celebration with our new double palm tree's. Sitting at 6 ft. high they're perfect for Tiki themed parties, summer jams, music festivals, pool parties and beach themed events.

TWINKLE TREE'S 


Romantic and elegant. Outfit your venue with all ten of our LED Birch tree's to create soft lighting and a relaxed atmosphere. Ideal for weddings, engagements, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, receptions, product launches, birthday parties and baby showers. 

KIDS ROOM DECOR 

This illuminated decor works well for; kids birthday presents, kids birthday party decor, themed event decor, daycares, playrooms and early childhood education centres. 
Just choose your child's favourite cartoon character, sports team, superhero and more and have it custom designed on our 8 & 12 inch LED glow cubes. 
These personalized cubes are all for sale. Call our offices to design your own! 

CENTREPIECES 
Bar Mitzvah Decor on LED glow cubes 

We have extensive experience in creating custom centrepieces! Pictured here are some LED glow cubes complete with custom vinyls for our client. Glowing centrepieces are always popular and add a great aesthetic to the venue. Find more centrepieces in our creative design section


LED CYCLONE PILLARS 


These are simply the best; for birthdays, kids parties, product launches, festivals and more. These LED glowing cyclone pillars will entertain your guests as they flow from colour to colour seamlessly transforming the space. Check them out in action 0n our YouTube channel here



Call Robyn to discuss your event plans and how we can help bring any creative idea, concept or dream to reality!
We're convenient too! Aura offers delivery, set up and take away for all of our event rental orders. 

Robyn - 647.780.2917  @auraevents_robyn | @aura_effect
689 Warden Ave, Unit #14, Toronto







Wednesday, 18 April 2018

AURA AND WISEMAN UNITE AT THE AGO

What a wonderful week! Despite this last burst of winter weather we are super pumped for our upcoming creative projects and events in and around the city. 

Today we're talking about an extremely special event that is happening soon in Toronto. Since February, the Art Gallery of Ontario has been holding a phenomenal exhibit entitled, "Mitchell/Riopelle: Nothing In Moderation", about two artists and romantic lovers.


Joan Mitchell and Jean Paul Riopelle

"This exhibition encourages visitors to compare and contrast major paintings by Mitchell and Riopelle in order to show how their relationship impacted their respective techniques and styles during the twenty-four years they were together."

Drum roll please! Aura has partnered with our extremely talented friends over at Wiseman Creative for a unique and conceptual piece of art to be displayed for public viewing on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at the AGO. 

We can't give much more information than that but we will tell you that this piece is a labour of love and we can't wait for you all to see it! 


The Art Gallery of Ontario has been a cultural staple in the city of Toronto since it opened its doors in 1914. They house over 90,000 works of art and it is widely believed to be the most distinguished and respected art museum in North America. 



The ROM
100 Queens Park

The stunning structure has undegone renovations over the years and is internationally renowened for its 40 galleries and 6 million piece collection of everything from dinosaurs, minerals and worldly historical and cultural artifacts. 

For everything you need to know about admission click here.
For everything to do with childrens programs and events at the AGO click here

The "Mitchell/Riopelle: Nothing In Moderation" exhibit is included with general admission so be sure to check it out May 4th when our creative display collaboration with Wiseman Creative will be on deck for viewing. Looking forward to seeing you all there ! 

To see another piece of Wiseman Creative's work click here. 


Enjoy your week, Toronto! 
The Aura Team



Monday, 9 April 2018

Spotlighting Aura Courtesy of Brokerforce

Most recently Aura participated in the filming of a spotlight video for our incredible insurance broker team, Brokerforce.

Our relationship with their dedicated broker representatives is a long standing one and as clients of Brokerforce for the past 10 years we are both proud and humbled to have been asked to appear in their video. 

Since we started Aura Effect Brokerforce has been a reliable and diligent partner in helping our company secure insurance for everything from our warehouse to delivery trucks, employee benefits and events insurance. 

Their commitment to stellar service is obvious and most appreciated as they have often worked around the clock to secure us with last minute policies and insurance for important events. 

Aura is committed to Brokerforce and their commitment to excellence. Check out our spotlight video below and call Brokerforce today if you're looking for an honest and diligent insurance broker to represent your company.





Have a great week, Toronto! 
The Aura Team