Thursday, 28 December 2017

GLOWING NEW YEARS & MUST THROW PARTIES IN 2018.

We’re hoping everyone had a warm and joyous Christmas with their families and loved ones! Now that the big guy has come and gone it’s time to prepare for 2018! New Year, new beginnings, new parties!!

If you’re thinking of going the glowing route for your New Years Eve celebrations there’s still time! Aura Effect has you covered for everything from glow pillars, tables, bars, cubes and glow balls. Call us today to get your order in for the last day of 2017.


Let's take a quick moment and look ahead to next year for some huge party trends we think are going to be top of the list in 2018.

INDUSTRIAL
This trend is being forecasted by some of the biggest event rental companies in the world. 2018 is all about the modern industrial look. Think abandoned building meets modern Martha Stewart. Clean lines and minimal décor is going to be at the top of people’s party wish list but lucky for you AURA EFFECT spilled the beans early.


We're expecting glow décor to be a popular choice for industrial venues due to its modern look and eye catching glow. For instance, wedding receptions held in an industrial art gallery would do well with some high standing desiree tables for cocktail hour or glow balls and orbs to frame entranceways.

KIDS THEME PARTIES 
Kids parties are quite possibly the best parties to be a part of because they get so much enjoyment out of them. Throw a theme into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for best mom title.
Themes we're predicting to be big in 2018 are; unicorns, animals & reptiles, Disney parties and Lego! That’s quite the spectrum but with kids you never can know where their interests will wander. For all of the party themes listed above plus others you have in mind call us for all of your personalization needs.
Any of our glow décor surfaces can be tailored with custom text and images to add that something special. Don't forget about our LED candy buffet, the kids will flip over it!

GO WITH GLOW 
You know we had to! Next year try something with a little spunk, throw yourself a glow party! Everything you need from glow chairs, balls, bars and tables can be found on our website, www.furnitureglowing.com. Every year Aura Effect helps thousands of Torontonians throw the glow party of their dreams whether it be part of a wedding, bachelorette, Bat Mitzvah, fundraiser or regular Friday night.




Take a peek at our ideas page to get some inspiration for your 2018 glow party. Stay safe this weekend folks and party responsibly.

Happy New Years!
The Aura Effect Team

Special Events Blogger 
Danielle Wilfong 

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

GET A JUMP ON YOUR NEW YEARS PLAN WITH THESE TIPS.

It’s T-4 days until the cumulative Christmas cheer you’ve built up, shopped for, wrapped and shoved under the tree comes to virtue. Not sure about you but we’re actually starting to like the never ending barrage of Christmas carols over here, it’s festive after all.

December has already been a huge month for Aura Effect what with Christmas parties, corporate functions and our ornament booth at “The Fair In The Square”, Nathan Phillips Square Christmas market. The atmosphere is everything you would want it to be this time of year with plenty of food vendors to satisfy that Christmastime sweet tooth you have. We'll be set up right until Dec 23rd at 6pm so make sure to stop by!


So now that Christmas is pretty much wrapped up, pun intended, let's get a jump start on New Years! Whether you have a laundry list of resolutions this year or not, New Years does mark the beginning of a clean slate for everyone. A time to reflect, renew and welcome the next 365 days hoping that they'll be even better than the last. Today we've compiled a list of LED décor and furniture ideas to make the beginning of your 2018 light up the night.

LED PILLARS & GLOW BALLS 
Times square might have the most talked about ball on New Years but you’ll have your guests raving about your personalized glow décor. Frame your entrance ways or use the LED décor to separate party areas or rooms. Name your New Years soiree and ask for vinyl’s to be applied.


LED GLOW FURNITURE
Dim the lights and ring in 2018 with your nearest and dearest surrounded by glowing couches, cubes and tables for food and drink.


POPPIN’ BOTTLES
Keep your champagne on ice until midnight in our glowing LED chillers and ice buckets. 


MAKE IT A DOUBLE 
Hire a bartender or take turns on rotation serving up signature 2018 cocktails behind our glowing LED bars. With plenty of styles and sizes to choose from Aura Effect has your drink station covered. For a special touch plan out your bar menu and have it printed in vinyl on the face of your bar for easy reading.

GREENERY
If you have a hankering to show off some of your prized plants transfer them to one of our LED glowing planters for the party. With two sizes to choose from your green thumb friends will be more than impressed.


Make sure to catch our blog next week for more LED décor and furniture ideas for your goodbye 2017, hello 2018 party!

Aura Effect wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! May you be surrounded by those you love, cherish and adore. It’s been a great year and we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings us.

All our love,
The Aura Effect Team

Thursday, 14 December 2017

MUST DO CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES IN T.O & LED GLOW CHEER

With only 11 days left until Christmas there's still plenty of time to experience the Holiday in all of its glory in and around Toronto with a variety of free and family friendly activities. If you’re dragging your feet on your homes holiday décor Aura Effect also has some quick and easy design ideas to outfit your space with the perfect amount of Christmas cheer.

NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE CHRISTMAS MARKET - FREE 
Holiday cheer, ice skating and incredible vendors with eclectic Christmas crafts and memorabilia take over our city’s square until the 23rd of December. Named ‘The Fair in the Square’ and featuring performances by local Toronto artists and performers this is sure to be a memorable event for all families. Santa stops by the fair every weekend to take pictures. Grab some hot apple cider, Christmas ornaments and bundle up!


Aura Effect will be at the market until this Sunday spreading cheer at our Christmas ornaments booth. Stop by and say hi!

DISTILLERY CHRISTMAS MARKET 
Now in its eighth year the Distillery Christmas Market is pegged as Toronto’s must do Christmas activity. Please be advised that it is closed on Mondays and extremely busy on the weekends. Admission is free throughout the week except Friday evenings starting at 5pm and all weekend. Admission is 6$ and a parking and line by pass ticket is $20.


Performances, a gigantic Christmas tree, carolers, tasty treats and lots of shopping is to be had up until the 23rdof December. The atmosphere at this market is incredible and perfect for family fun, memorable pictures and all around Christmas glory.

GLOW DÉCOR TIPS 
Rent some LED glow cubes for extra seating and LED cruiser tables for mingling during your Christmas/ Holiday party.


Line your driveway/walkway with LED glow orbs and pillars. This will help guide Santa’s sleigh to your door and help upstage your neighbours legendary light display.

You could also have a legendary glow snowball fight that could parlay into a beloved family tradition using LED stars to light up your lawn!



Wrap a jumbo LED glow cube to resemble a present and display it in your window or on your lawn.

We also have small, decorative branch tree’s with beautiful white lights; perfect for your winter wonderland display.


Surprise your coworkers with an LED glow podium for the big boss to give his annual employee appreciation speech at the corporate Christmas party.


An illuminated serving tray helps to display your signature Christmas time cocktails.


Our Aura Effect family wants to wish you and yours a wonderfully cheerful holiday season filled with love, light and laughter.

Merry Christmas!
The Aura Effect Team

Friday, 8 December 2017

LAST MINUTE LED CHEER TIPS

With approximately just over two weeks until the big day some people in the city may find themselves lagging behind in the Christmas department. Maybe you haven’t started your shopping or found the right tree. Or maybe you’ve been too festive attending holiday parties to properly decorate your own abode. It’s also quite possible that you’re one of the very few people in the world who already has their shopping, decorating , Christmas baking, wrapping and holiday cheer set, perfectly wrapped and ready to go.

If you’re like the rest of us and are scrambling last minute as always we’ve included a couple ways to include quick and easy Christmas cheer into your holidays.

LED FESTIVE DÉCOR DISPLAYS

Hanging the lights around the house can be a tedious and let’s admit it, dangerous job sometimes. Avoid the Clark Griswold look and opt for a stunning light display instead. Use large LED cubes, balls, orbs and pillars to line your lawn, driveway, walkway and perimeter. The soft glow from the décor will impress your neighbours and overjoy your children when they realize Santa could never miss their house now with all that glow!

Try decorating some cubes to look like large glowing gifts and set the décor to automatically rotate on Christmas colours, with 3 ways to display; flash, fade and strobe.

LED GLOW BARS & FURNITURE

Throw the ultimate holiday party that will keep your guests talking well into next year. Try something new this Christmas by incorporating some LED furniture and décor into your holiday mixer.

Rent the 360 ° service bar and create a custom holiday cocktail. We'll customize the bar with vinyl’s to display your custom holiday bar menu.

Throw in some custom printed Naughty or Nice centrepiece orbs and strategically place some LED glow pillars around the event space for some added soft light illumination.

You slaved away looking at Pinterest recipes for hours, now give your Christmas deserts the display they deserve with an illuminated dessert station and candy bar. 
 


Easily switch between colours and display options with all of our furniture and décor by our handheld remote.


GET CREATIVE

If you’re thinking of incorporating some LED glow and illumination into your next holiday party or event do not waste time, call us now! Making magic memories and helping our clients bring their glow party dreams to reality is our passion.

Call us today to discuss a creative and completely unique event today! 

Happy Holidays Toronto!
The Aura Effect Team

Friday, 1 December 2017

ELEVATE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH THESE EASY TIPS.

Those of you that have planned events, parties and celebrations of any kind know exactly how time consuming it can be and the amount of preparation that it takes. One of the first things on your party checklist after the venue & food and beverage offerings should be your décor.

There’s so many different elements to consider such as; colour, theme, imagery and lighting. Today Aura Effect is your one stop shop inspiration for your next upcoming event. We're listing off some glow décor favourites, exciting new products and some old glow party tricks.

If you don’t find your event category below or would like some advice on glow décor, contact us and ask us how we can help plan your one of a kind glowing event!

WEDDINGS

GLOWING BAR MENU – Having vinyl text decals of your bar menu offerings are a great addition to your ‘I DO'S'. This may speed up the bar line as guests can read the menu while waiting in line, plus it’s wicked cool.


GLOWBALL / ORB CENTREPIECE – Personalize with table numbers, your wedding #hashtag, table names or simply have them glowing as a centerpiece to create that soft light, romantic atmosphere.



LED GLOW PODIUM – Your Uncle is going to make a drunken speech. Make it a glowing drunken speech with our LED speakers podium. 

CORPORATE EVENTS

LED PODIUM –  We wouldn’t suggest it for a merger and acquisitions meeting but for a corporate get together? Absolutely. Liven up the speeches at your next corporate gig with a glowing speakers podium!

VIP BOOTHS – The head honchos will appreciate it and so will everyone else. Get a glowing VIP seating area, complete with a red velvet rope for the big bosses at this years corporate Christmas. Keep the real party going outside the ropes.

LARGE CUBES – Great visual décor in addition to any performances you have planned for the evening.



BABYSHOWERS/ GENDER REVEAL
Invite your nearest and dearest over for a gender reveal dinner. Enjoy a lovely dinner and afterwards bring your guests out to the backyard to reveal the gender of your little bundle. All of our glow décor and furniture is remote controlled making it easy to switch between colours quickly. Reveal the sex of your baby with the click of a button and dance the night away at your glowing gender reveal.

GAMES NIGHTS / FUNDRAISERS

CASINO NIGHTS -  Get vinyl wraps to turn our LED cubes into dice, and poker chips. We also have a ton of glow seating, LED ice buckets and low LED tables with chillers perfect for your LED glow lounge.


Please keep in mind vinyl wraps in either image or text are also perfect for signage at events.

You're only limited by your imagination. Team up with AURA EFFECT and throw a glowing party you won't soon forget. 



Thursday, 23 November 2017

WHY LIGHTING IS THE MOST CRUCIAL PART OF YOUR EVENT

There’s a reason why movie directors call for LIGHTS!, first before anything else, it’s all about the mood baby. Lighting really can make or break your event. Today Aura Effect is dishing 3 ways to properly use lighting in your event.


MOOD/ENERGY
You only get one chance to make a lasting impression on your guests and that starts when they walk into the venue. The very first thing they’ll notice, whether they realize it or not, is the lighting. Is it harsh or soft? Romantic or bright? Incandescent or fluorescent?

The mood and atmosphere is entirely dependent on the lighting of the venue as it sets the tone of the rest of the night. Knowing how to properly set the lights throughout the different stages of your event is also crucial, e.g. performances, video tributes, speeches. Consult with the venue manager to ensure all of your lighting and technical needs can be met without issue.


DETAILS
You’ve worked pretty hard planning this soiree and we’re guessing you’re going to want memories of your event in the form of pictures or video. Professional photographers/ videographers require specific lighting in order to properly document your memories. Depending on the type of event you’re throwing your crew may bring their own lighting equipment for weddings or Bat Mitzvah’s. Be sure to discuss ahead of time the type of lighting they’ll require and get confirmation from your venue.

Portable photo booths are a great addition to capture memories and most modern ones for rent today have professional lighting installed above the camera to ensure high quality photos.




CONTINUITY
By using specific lighting techniques or colour schemes you can easily create continuity throughout your event.

-Pin lighting is a great technique that event planners use to make the space appear larger than it actually is. This technique also adds drama and elegance to your room.

-Spotlights are ideal for performances or to draw guests attention to a speaker.

-Uplighting is a technique used to illuminate objects or spaces from the bottom up. This also adds a touch of drama and intrigue to the room.

-LED décor is a fun and inventive way to add more colour to your event. LED is also the greenest way to light your event as it uses a tiny fraction of power as what regular lights would use.

-Illuminated logos or imagery is gaining popularity and is a creative and eye catching display piece.

Glow balls, orbs, giant cubes, LED Birch tree's and glow pillars are just a few examples of our LED furniture and décor that has been used at events around the city such as TIFF, Jays Care Foundation and Harry Rosen plus countless weddings, tradeshows and more casual, everyday events.

Party on Toronto,
The Aura Effect Team

Special Events Journalist 
Danielle Wilfong 




Friday, 17 November 2017

ANGEL FOUNDATION OF LEARNING – FEED THE SOUL GALA

On November 10th Aura Effect was honoured to once again be part of the FEED THE SOUL GALA for the Angel Foundation of Learning (AFL). This a Toronto based charity dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious meals for students in the Toronto Catholic District School Board as well as providing all encompassing care for their education, mind, body, soul and spirit.


This amazing charity has been working hard for 30 years to provide necessities to students who may not get what they need at home. Raising a child is difficult enough and the old adage ‘it takes a village’ couldn’t be more true in this case. AFL is a true example of a community coming together to provide what these children need. 





Their latest GALA on November 10th in Vaughn saw 800 attendee’s and many much needed donations. Aura Effect was pleased to provide the glowing centerpieces and other LED decor for the nights festivities. Highlights of the night included dancing, silent auctions, raffles and a stunning performance by ‘Lady Be Good’.

AFL INITIATIVES
Each day 53,000 students receive healthy snacks or lunches.
$50,000 is distributed annually to ensure all students can participate in class                   trips.
Warm clothing, food, epi pens and eyeglasses are just some of the  necessities                 these students need.
They stop at nothing to encourage children to reach their highest possible                       potential.

If you can , please give generously to this selfless children’s charity by donating here.

Helping our clients make their glow party dreams a reality is always great but it’s participating in events like this that is at the core of Aura Effect’s heart and values. We already can’t wait for next year!

Party on, Toronto!
The Aura Effect Team.










Thursday, 9 November 2017

3 REASONS YOUR STUDENT COUNCIL SHOULD PLAN YOUR FORMAL WITH US

Summer is definitely over (did you weep a little at the sight of snow last night? I did) and students are back to their regularly scheduled program; early alarms, textbooks, exams and formal preparation. Schools cool and all but what the students really want is a party! Whether it’s your Winter formal, Spring fling, prom or graduation celebration it’s never too early to start your preparations.
Today’s your lucky day. Pass on these tips to your party planning student council for a school celebration that’s Instagram worthy!

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHTING 
Outfit your school jam with LED glow furniture and décor for an added touch of elegance and class. Our 16 different colour options and three ways to display make it easy to fit into the theme of your event. For example, if you’re having a winter formal the furniture can glow light blue, white and red for Christmas.


If you’re throwing an end of school bash, prom or spirit event you can easily program our LED stock to glow the proud colours of your school with our easy to use pocketsize remote.




MAKE EVERYONE A VIP 
Aura Effect offers many different furniture options. Chairs, long benches, low sitting coffee tables, and our personal favourite, VIP seating. We even offer a red velvet rope to make sure everyone knows who the coolest kids in school are.
Set up a VIP area for your prom king and queen, student council, your star athletes or your favourite adult and teacher chaperones. The possibilities are endless when you combine some creativity, imagination and of course, lots of LED glow.
Small added touches like glowing orbs, balls and pillars can really take a space to the next level. Click here to see our event idea page and past parties we’ve helped to make unforgettable.



HAVE FUN WITH IT
Every piece of glow furniture and  décor that we offer has the ability to be customized. Professionally applied vinyl images and text will wow your guests and instantly give your school the ‘party school’ reputation. Plaster images of your mascot, favourite teachers, star athletes, prom king and queen or quite literally anything you can imagine. They’re cost effective, fun and definitely an original and inventive touch to your schools party.

When you finally pass the student council torch to the freshmen waiting in the wings you’ll know you threw the school jam of the century. End your high school career like a boss and throw a party they’ll be talking about in ten years time. Who doesn’t love a reunion?

Stay in school kids!
The Aura Efffect Team

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

EASY ENTERTAINING : GLOWING GAMES NIGHT

End this year like a party boss with a kick ass glowing games night.
Glowing games nights and events can be tailored to any age group and venue by switching up the games, food & beverage offerings and theme. Don’t underestimate the power of games, glow and a little alcohol for the adults.

If games nights aren’t your thing, consider some LED glow furniture and décor to outfit your next event.

GLOWING GAMES NIGHT & EVENTS

CHILDREN’S EVENTS - Birthday, Team Celebrations, Schools Out.

Entertain your children and their friends while solidifying your cool mom status by hosting glow parties during any time of the year.
A few of the games you may want to incorporate into your glowing games night are; bobbing for apples, musical chairs, bean bag toss, piñata’s, glow stick tic-tac-toe, glow bracelet ring toss, glow in the dark dodgeball.


TEEN EVENTS - Birthdays, graduations, Bat/Bar Mitzvah's, fundraisers, New Years, prom, Winter or Spring formals, Halloween parties.

Let the almost-teenagers in your life feel like a part of the adult party. Glow games and activities for the teens in your life include; charades, piñata’s, glow in the dark dodgeball, haunted houses.


ADULTS EVENTS - Birthday , stag & does, bachelorette, bachelor parties, work parties, team building nights, fundraisers, engagements, new years, Christmas Eve, corporate nights.

Make your friends feel like little kids again but with adult appropriate drinks and you’ll have your cronies begging for another glowing games night. A few of the games you can incorporate glow into are; beer pong, casino & poker nights, dance competitions, piñata’s, glow in the dark limbo.





Don’t forget about the customized vinyl decals we offer. This is the BEST & MOST CREATIVE way to personalize your party. Our event team works with you to create one of a kind images and text vinyl’s that can be applied to any of our LED glow furniture and décor. This includes but is not limited to; your company logo, the guest of honours face, numbers & letters.

Call us and we'll work with you to create your one of a kind glowing event . Don’t settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary events with some glow.

Talk to you soon,
The Aura Effect Team




Special Events Journalist
Danielle Wilfong 


Thursday, 26 October 2017

SCREW SANTA, GET THE GIFT OF A RAISE AFTER THIS CORPORATE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Holiday work parties. You either love them, loathe them or are downright scared of them. Sure it can be intimidating mingling with your superiors and co-workers in a social and most likely alcohol fueled setting but what about the poor soul tasked with planning this soiree? They’re the real MVP. They’ve got to please everyone & make sure it’s a fun and safe time all while trying to impress the big boss.

Listen up corporate holiday party planners, today I’m talking to you!

THE GIFT EXCHANGE
Gift exchanges done in the workplace are usually capped at a certain limit, most likely between 25$ -50$. If you’re lucky enough to have your work BFF draw your name then great, but for the other 95% of employees who have NO idea what to gift their co-worker it can be stressful.

This year try having everyone in the office re-gift something they’ve received or something they've been dying to rid their space of! The collection of eclectic offerings will definitely have you laughing. Those who have received only wonderful gifts and that fill their homes with awesome stuff they wouldn’t want to rid themselves of can make a donation in a co-workers name to a local charity.

FOOD = LOVE
Catered events are cool and all but I mean, it’s been done. Bringing the whole office out to a fancy restaurant is also pretty cool but can get a little snooze inducing, speaking from personal experiences of course.

This year give your staff something different, something fun and something for everyone. I’m talking about some food trucks baby, yeah! To be honest, after hitting an open bar who doesn’t love a taco or two, maybe a well done street meat, poutine, tiny toms donuts and smoky BBQ ribs? There are a ton of wicked food trucks in Toronto right now, book now to wow your way to the top!

MOOD LIGHTING
Keep your event fun and moving well into the night with some LED glow furniture and décor. No matter the venue this glowing LED stock is perfect for every event. You can create grand entrance ways, unique backdrops for the holiday photo booth and glowing lounge areas after your guests have had enough of the dance floor. We even have a glowing VIP area for your boss and their posse.







Customized and vinyl printed furniture and décor with your company’s logo, image or holiday theme is also a great and unique way of showing your attention to detail and going that extra mile. Visit www.furnitureglowing.com to view our entire stock and past events we’ve done.

Call us today for help planning your one of a kind glowing Christmas party!

Happy holiday planning!
The Aura Effect Team