Olympic Party Design

Olympic Party Fever

Olympic Party Design

Sporty Olympics Party Theme from Bird’s Party Shop

The summer Olympics is so soon! When else do you get to see people compete seriously in badminton, trampoline and synchronized swimming? Our office events committee is planning our first GigMasters Office Olympics – complete with coffee cup races and synchronized chair dancing. So, as Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton put the Olympic flame in position earlier this week, I’ve been searching high and low for awesome Olympic party ideas and inspiration! So much great stuff out there, but only a few deserve the gold. And the medals go to… Read more…

Mom 2.0 Summit

@ Mom 2.0 Summit, Moms Rule!


Who in your family plans the birthdays, the reunions and the dinner parties? If you answered “my mom” or “my wife” or “me” (and you’re the mom) then you’ll probably understand why we’re at the Mom 2.0 Summit this week. Let’s face it, moms are the social planners of the family (at least in the families I know!). Read more…

Break Up Photo

13 Best Break-Up Songs

Break Up Photo

Photo credit: Malek Chamoun/Taxi as seen on ChicagoTribune.com

There’s no question that music is great for a celebration – but music is often a much-needed antidote for when times are tough. And what’s tougher than a break-up? Today, we bring to you this break-up song list.  When your heart is broken, sometimes you need a song to make you feel invincible and other times, you just need to cry. So, we asked our musician and DJ members (and our lovelorn staff) to contribute their favorites to our sad list. Here it is… Read more…

Different Hats Orchestra

Boardwalk Empire Season 2 Kicks Off In Style

Different Hats Orchestra

The Different Hats Orchestra completed the 1920′s theme.

LivingSocial Adventures partnered with HBO to throw a fun, lavish night out on a yacht to celebrate Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire. Kate Levenstien, the Chicago Manager for LivingSocial Adventures, turned to GigMasters when it came time to book entertainment for this casino-themed event.  Kate took time out of her busy schedule (she plans 30 events every year!)  to share her fabulous photos and tell us more about this unique, swanky affair! Read more…

Lego centerpiece

A Lego Birthday Party

Lego centerpiece
Building Lego creations is by far the most popular activity in our house. So, it’s no surprise that my son chose Lego as the theme for his 6-year birthday party earlier this month. Once he decided on the theme, I searched every corner of the Web for inspiration and then started to “build” a Lego-themed backyard birthday party. Read more…

Lego Rock Band

Lego’s Stress-Free Summer Party

Lego Rock BandIt must be so fun to work at Lego – getting to build stuff with little plastic bricks all day. OK, so maybe that’s not what everybody does there. Regardless, it must be a pretty cool place. But, even the Lego employees get stressed out some of the time -  it is a job after all. A couple weeks ago, they hosted a Stress-Free Summer Party, complete with chair massages, manicures, a cupcake truck, volleyball, and basketball tournaments. And guess who they turned to for entertainment? Read more…