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Friday 11 November 2016

Holiday Party Planning Has Begun!

Christmas Themed LED Bar and Display
Our team is getting ready for the holiday season.  Make sure you check out our tips, tricks and ideas to make your party planning a breeze!

Click here to see how Aura Effect Illuminated Events has got you covered!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday 27 September 2016


The last days of summer are upon us and as sad as it is to see another summer in the big smoke pass, holiday enthusiasts everywhere are rejoicing. Christmas 2016 is sure to be a cold one, according to the farmer’s almanac but today Aura Effect is offering holiday party tips to ensure your Christmas party is the hottest one of the season.

Christmas parties evoke thoughts of mistletoe and red, white and green décor, fake snow on the windows and a Christmas tree in the corner. However, there are no rules when throwing your holiday bash. This year how about trying a tropical Christmas party? Put a palm tree with Christmas lights in the corner, turn up the heat and have everyone come dressed in beach wear and Santa hats. The possibilities are endless when you put a little creativity into your event.
NEW PRODUCT* Aura Effect is pleased to announce they have added a 7 ft. tall LED glowing snowman to their roster of LED décor, a perfect prop for holiday photo booths.
Check it out on their website,

An open bar is the usual standard at Christmas parties, especially at corporate holiday events. This year I’m encouraging you to step it up. Have your guests enjoy custom cocktails to go with your chosen theme. Instead of heavy, sit down dinners have your guests enjoy plenty of passed apps like mini poutines, meat and veggie skewers, mini sausage wraps in the shape of Christmas wreaths and deviled eggs snowmen. You can also check out the cost of renting some food trucks. Outsourcing the food will lessen your load as the party planner plus your guests will be impressed at the eclectic variety that food trucks often offer.
For the most inventive and fun holiday recipes check out


Holiday parties are meant to encourage people to get loose and celebrate the end of another year. Make sure your event space and décor reflects the theme and mood you strive for. Possible event spaces can include glamorous bowling alleys, trampoline venues (there are more than you think), private spaces in your favourite restaurant or even art galleries. Wherever you choose to throw your holiday soiree, Aura Effect is ready to outfit the venue with any and all of our stellar LED glowing furniture and décor. The glowing benches, 360 degree bars and elegant glow balls and orbs will ensure your guests have a memorable time and will keep the party going as long as you let it.

Check in with us every week as we move further into the end of the calendar year for more holiday tips and tricks. We’ve only just begun to get this party started Toronto!
Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist 

Saturday 10 September 2016


When hosting an event it’s necessary to make all of your guests feel important and valued. However, when your event has VIP’s in attendance it’s imperative to make them feel almost like royalty. After all, if they’re at your event and they’re considered VIP - they must be pretty important to your business or organization.

Today Aura Effect is listing ways in which you can impress your VIP guests and make sure their experience is one to remember.

Creating a specially made and marked off VIP area is the best way to ensure your VIP guests have both privacy and exclusivity. VIP areas can differ from general public areas by certain distinguishing features such as; more comfortable and visually appealing seating, a greater selection of food and drink options with personal servers and bartenders and a specially marked off section with VIP red ropes. Having an event tent to ensure your VIP’s stay dry in case any bad weather rolls in is also recommended.

Personalizing your VIP’s experience is a great way to have them remember your event for years to come. For instance, serving an exclusive cocktail to your VIP’s is a great way to make them feel extra special and important. Say your clients business colours are blue and green; serve a layered cocktail with blue and green liqueur and garnish with the corresponding colour of fruit.  Your VIP clients will be impressed and appreciate the added, thoughtful gesture.

You’ve planned your event and the VIP section down to the last detail. Everything seems great but you have the feeling it’s missing that extra something special. We suggest having small (not cheap) and thoughtful parting gift exclusive to your VIP guests only. Possible examples include; wine openers or keychains engraved with VIP guests’ names or exclusively bottled wine with personalized labels.
Having something tangible that your VIP’s can leave with will remind them just how great the party was and it will keep them looking forward to your events to come.  

Aura Effect suggests using any of our large selection of LED glow furniture and service stations in the VIP area. The 16 different colour and display options are visually appealing and will definitely make your guests stand out from the crowd. You can also have VIP decals added to the seating and display area’s to let everyone in attendance know exactly where and who the VIP’s are.
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Party on Toronto!
The Aura Effect Team

Friday 2 September 2016


That feeling when you know you’re forgetting something but you’re not quite sure what, it can be
stressful, especially when it pertains to your party, event or celebration.  A whole lot of work goes into planning the perfect event and let’s face it; no one on this earth is perfect. Today, Aura Effect has compiled a list of commonly forgotten and overlooked party components to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

Sure, you have a playlist in mind but don’t forget to check your event space for outlets, extra power cords and speakers to ensure the music can flow freely.

Not all guests are alike and their food preferences are no different. In today’s health conscience world you are bound to run into certain allergens and dietary restrictions. Be prepared to have a wide selection of food, appetizers and drinks to ensure everyone can share in the deliciousness.

This is the easiest and most reliable way to ensure you have every detail accounted for. Print multiple copies and delegate certain tasks and responsibilities to your responsible co-party planners.

Unless you’re having a sit down dinner it’s not necessary to have a chair for every single guest at your event. Most guests prefer to walk around and mingle. Aura Effect suggests having half or two thirds the seating in ratio to your guest count available to guests. Check out Aura Effect’s website for pricing on our wide selection of LED glow furniture seating.

Lighten your load and make sure you have capable wait and service staff for your function. Make sure they are clear on your preferred service instructions and relax; you’ve planned a great party so you should enjoy it too!
If you need help finding service staff for your event an Aura Effect representative will happily put you in contact with talented bartenders and wait staff.

Guests are more likely to enjoy alcoholic beverages and let loose when they know they have a designated sober way home. This can include pre ordering taxis, uber’s or renting a school bus to drop people at home after the party concludes. You can also post local bus route times and phone numbers for taxi companies in the washrooms and near the exit.

Aura Effect is serious about being your number one choice for glowing and LED furniture rentals and purchases which is why our company will go above and beyond to put you in contact with any other vendors and services you need to bring your event to the next level. We are a one stop shop for all your party planning needs. We look forward to helping plan your next event in the near future.

Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist 

Thursday 18 August 2016


      A lot goes into planning the perfect party or event and the lighting aspect is no exception. Actually, it’s probably one of the first elements you should consider when planning your soiree. There are so many different options that it’s often hard to narrow down exactly what type of lighting you’ll need or want. Today Aura Effect wishes to share some professional lighting tips and advice to ensure your party or event turns out exactly how you envisioned.


More often than not you will find what is called ‘hard lighting’ in indoor spaces. This consists of lightbulbs with a general wattage of around 100. Sure, hard lighting is great for cleaning and everyday indoor activities but when you’re trying to get a party started your guests are going to want something a little more toned down.
Soft lighting usually works best for indoor functions. Try replacing your lightbulbs with 60, 40 or lower watt bulbs to achieve a ‘soft light’ look. This will work to relax your guests and create a laid back party atmosphere. You can also strategically and safely place bunches of candles in certain area’s to softly and romantically highlight any area of the room you wish.

The possibilities are endless with the multitude of light technology that society has today. More and more we see homeowners purchasing LED spotlights and LED flood lights to highlight and accent certain parts of their home, both indoors and out. Although LED bulbs are more expensive than incandescents upfront, you are sure to save money in the long run as LED bulbs last much longer and will save you money on your electricity bill.  Plus you also have the added bonus of multiple colour and lighting options such as strobe and flash. 

Your 4 p.m. backyard BBQ guests are still there at 9 p.m. and they’re ready to continue the party. However, the sun’s gone down and it’s getting pretty hard to see where the keg is, good thing you thought ahead!
When the sun goes down, switch on your alternative backyard lights. These can range from string light bulbs around the perimeter of your backyard to your new LED outdoor spotlights that shine perfectly up on your 100 year old Oak trees.

Let me remind you that if none of these options mentioned above are right for you, Aura Effect has over 1,000 LED glow pieces for rent to help your event come together exactly how you’ve pictured it. Their inventory boasts everything from glow balls to accent pillars and glow bars with sixteen different colour options including strobe, flash and fade, all from one easy to use remote control! Check out their website today to see their massive LED glow inventory and start your party planning today at
Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist 

Wednesday 10 August 2016


   It’s been said that great concepts are born from a single idea. In 2012 two born and raised Torontonians with a love for partying had their idea; the result is North America’s first premier LED glow furniture rental company, AuraEffect.

Aura Effect started out four years ago with a glow bar and a few tables in a Scarborough garage. Today, they have amassed over 1,000 LED glow rental furniture pieces with three Ontario locations in Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga with the added convenience of full service delivery trucks, specially trained design and event set up consultants plus a full showroom and warehouse for their clients viewing pleasure.
Aura Effect has also redesigned their website with efficiency in mind for their clients. No longer will you have to email an Aura Effect team member for a consultation and price quote because all prospective clients can now find detailed information and visuals of every rental piece available with the guaranteed lowest rental price. It literally doesn’t get much better than this.

Since operations began in 2012 Aura Effect has quickly made a name for themselves in the GTA event and party world with respected and high profile clients including; MLB &Toronto Blue Jays, musical icon Bret Michaels, The Fairmont Royal York, design house Harry Rosen and the prominent National Wedding Show.

The possibilities are limitless with Aura Effect and their team of glow furniture enthusiasts. In conjunction with their vast array of LED glow rental pieces including everything from VIP lounges, party bars, serving stations, illuminated pillars and accent pieces, glow seating, LED planters and garden décor, they also personally customize any piece of furniture to your liking with one of a kind decals.

Aura Effect has no shortage of enthusiasm and creativity for their stellar, high quality products and service and it’s easy to see why they are North America’s first LED glow furniture rental company. Their customer base and list of supremely satisfied clients continues to grow every day. Visit and see for yourself how Aura Effect can help elevate your next event, party or celebration to the highest, most unforgettable level.

Party on Canada! We’ll being seeing you soon.
Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist 

Friday 5 August 2016


LED Glow Furniture Event - Young & Dundas Square

The dog days of summer have arrived in the big smoke and Aura Effect is hoping you and yours are enjoying this wonderful season fondly dubbed summer 16. There are a plethora of events happening in and around the GTA but we’re betting you’ve got a few ideas of your own for an epic summer jam and today, we’re reminding you that Aura Effect is here to help in any and every way possible.

Party planning can be stressful. There are so many different elements of an event that combine to take a party from standard to out of this world epic. We don’t want to brag but the staff here at Aura Effect knows how to party and we’re proud to say we know and work with the top dogs of the party planning world.
Our events coordinator will work closely with you to ensure you find the best event space, caterers, food vendors, DJ and entertainment, décor and service staff possible. We’ve been partying hard for decades and show no sign of slowing down so let us help you with your event today. Contact us for a comprehensive list of our favourite vendors and let the party planning begin!


As you already know Aura Effect is a full service, LED glow furniture rental company but we’re so much more than that. Aura Effect’s party rental packages and pricing includes GTA delivery, set up, tear down and removal. In addition, our delivery technicians will happily provide a comprehensive tutorial on the easy to use LED furniture remotes that control the sixteen different colour choices along with the various lighting options; strobe, flash and fade.

Beach Party - Toronto, Ontario - LED Furniture
Ever dreamed of having a party where your name and face is everywhere you look? Aura Effect will make your dreams a reality with our custom logo, image and text design.  It’s possible to have ANYTHING you desire on the surface of any of our high quality LED furniture pieces. Our design team will work closely with you to perfect your imagery or text design so whether you’re promoting a business, product or you just wanted Granny’s face on the 360 degree bar for her 100th birthday bash, Aura Effect’s got you covered.

The Aura Effect family is growing and our newest LED glow party furniture rentallocation is in Brampton under the name Glow Emporium. They carry all of the same great, high quality LED furniture rental products and also offer the same delivery, set up and tear down services.
Lately, and more than ever it seems that the world can sometimes be a scary and unsafe place at times. Aura Effect wishes to express its gratitude to Canada and every one of its great citizens. We are so grateful to call Canada home and while we were lucky enough to recently celebrate our great nations 149th birthday, we keep the rest of the world in our thoughts and prayers. May love, peace, understanding and acceptance be at the forefront of every persons mind so that we may come together and realize we are all a part of the same team, the human race.   

Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist


Friday 10 June 2016


The 6 is heating up this summer and Aura Effect is helping you throw the most enviable party your family, friends and squad have ever seen.

Aura Effect has worked tirelessly to compile unique and timeless illuminated event pieces to offer their GTA consumers. Are you hosting a birthday jam, anniversary party or just a regular summer keg rager?  If so you’re in luck because we’re offering up 5 party ideas that will leave your guests amazed and keep your glow event raging until the sun rises.

Glow Seating
Your guests will flip over Aura Effects waterproof, illuminated glow seating. Ranging from glow cubes to bar stools and curved benches, Aura Effect offers nine illuminated seating options with 16 interchangeable colours, most of which can be topped off with comfortable leather cushions for maximum comfort. Customize the seating with personalized messages or logos for the ultimate wow factor and watch your guests’ jaws drop.

Ice is a staple at any event, especially in the summer. It keeps the drinks chilled and your guests cool but you’ve never seen ice holders like these. Three options include a long, rectangular ice and drink holder, smaller champagne bottle holders or a glow cube that you can fill with ice and 30 standard bottles, maybe even a mini keg. Again, customization is possible and will absolutely floor your guests with your attention to detail.
PARTY TIP: Days before your party, mix water and food colouring of your choice, pour in ice cube trays and voila! You now have coloured ice to sit in your glowing ice buckets!

The center of any good party is almost always the bar. Aura effect has three LED glow bar options that will blow your guests away. Serving up drinks has never been better with their glow bars that will be the focal point of your party. Change the colour periodically through the night to keep it interesting.
PARTY TIP: Let Aura Effect display the bar menu in decals on the front of the bar for your guests.


The possibilities are endless with these pieces. The glow pillars stand at 6 feet tall easily making them a centerpiece at any party while the glow balls can be hung on tents, placed on tables or placed throughout a lawn or outdoor space. These pieces will undoubtedly add a touch of elegance to your jam and keep your guests raving for weeks on end about your glow party.
PARTY TIP: Paint balloons with neon or glow paint and fill with water for a late night glow in the dark, water balloon fight between the pillars.

Red Carpet Entrance Lined With Illuminated Pillars

Who doesn’t love an old fashioned game of flip cup? Your guests will be lit after competing for the flip cup champion title on Aura Effect illuminated tables. Products range from glowing dining room tables that fit ten, to smaller cruisers and lower to the ground surfaces, similar to coffee tables.
PARTY TIP: Paint those infamous red plastic cups with neon paint so they can glow like your furniture for your epic flip cup battle.

Stay tuned for more hot summer 6teen party tips and ideas from Aura Effect. Contact us today for help with your epic summer bashes! Party on Toronto because summer has arrived!

Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist

Friday 27 May 2016


Aura Effect was truly humbled and honoured to be involved in the MS Society of Canada’s 5K walk event last weekend on May 15th in Mississauga Valley Park. We were pleased to provide glowing and illuminated VIP lounges for the 5K walkers while Starbucks and Denny’s provided coffee and pancake breakfasts’ for the hardworking participants. In the end, the MS Society’s Mississauga chapter raised a staggering $127,663.50, far surpassing their goal of $113,000.

Helping our customers in the GTA create their perfect glowing party experience is our specialty but lending our services to vital Canadian causes like the MS Society is our duty.

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, specifically the spinal cord, optic nerves and brain.  Myelin, the protective covering of the nerves, is targeted by the disease causing people with MS to experience nerve, balance and mobility disruptions with hearing, vision and memory loss ranging from mild to severe.

MS is three times more likely to be found in Canadian women than men with symptoms occurring anywhere from ages 15-40 years old. Currently, there are an estimated 100,000
Canadians living with the disease, the highest rate in the world.
This figure is unacceptable and it’s what keeps the MS Society of Canada striving every day to fundraise for a cure.

Aura Effect is always ready and willing to help Canadian causes so if you are involved in a charitable or nonprofit company working to help Canadians in any way please contact us and let us know how we might be able to help. To keep this big party that we call life going, we need to keep our fellow Canadians healthy. Please donate to the MS society today to help fund and find a cure for Canadians living with MS.

Click here to donate to the MS Society of Canada -

Click here to let Aura Effect know how we can get involved in your charitable organization -

Great turnout this year! We here at Aura Effect illuminated furniture are looking forward to participating in next year’s 5K walk and hopefully surpassing this year’s tremendous donations!
Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist

Monday 16 May 2016


The GTA has been partying hard thanks to Aura Effect, a party and event rental company that’s
Nashville North Country Bar
earning its glowing reputation one epic bash at a time.

Aura Effect is the first illuminated glow furniture rental business in Canada.  Since 2013 they’ve provided parties and events across the GTA with their waterproof LED glowing party furniture and event displays, creating an envied and euphoric setting. With 16 different colour choices that will glow, strobe and flash to your desire, your parties & events automatically jump to next level amazing.

Ensuring your event is nothing short of amazing is their job.
Members of the Aura Effect team have partied all over the world, tirelessly studying what it takes to create an epic bash and now they’re offering up their knowledge. Aura Effect works with their clients from first initial contact to customize their LED glow furniture and rental displays to perfection. Aura Effect supplies their product, offers customization and provides delivery, set up and tear down allowing the client to party hard with no worries.


Blue Jays Care Foundation - Curve Ball Gala 2016
  Illuminated Glow Ball Centrepieces

The MLSE and Jays Care Foundation recently held ‘The Curve Ball Gala’, an epic fundraiser for youth recreational facilities which featured tours of the clubhouse, meet and greets with the team and coaching staff plus a world class dinner on the turf itself.
Aura Effect provided over 150 customized LED glow balls which lit up the field sporting iconic past and present Blue Jays jersey numbers.

Do you want a glowing candy bar that comes fully stocked at your wedding or birthday?
Do you want a 360 degree glowing bar with your business logo at your staff party?
Do you want large glowing armchairs for seating at your backyard party?
Anything your imagination conjures is possible! Aura Effect is dedicated to making your glowing party dreams a reality.

Glow Candy Bar

Aura Effect and their products have been commanding attention at high profile events such as; The Jays Care Foundation ‘Curve Ball Gala’ and ‘CelebrateToronto' at the Steam Whistle breweries. This is one company to keep on your radar as they continuously provide an increasing number of GTA venues and events with their stellar quality LED furniture and display designs while always striving to create new, fresh and innovative function concepts.
Check out their website for a full run down of their products and start your glow party planning today! –

Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist

Monday 14 March 2016

Celebrate Toronto 2016 - A Successful Event

On March 6th the City of Toronto turned 182 years old! Apparently not alot of people including myself were aware of this milestone.  Living in Toronto for most of my life, I was surprised that not much was happening to celebrate our fine city on the day of its birth.

Well here is a bit of history, in 1834 York became a city and was renamed Toronto which grew steadily during the 19th century. Businesses were growing at a rapid pace, including the meat packing industry leading to the nickname "Hogtown". Through it's subsequent evolution and expansion Toronto has emerged as one of the most livable and multicultural urban places in the world today. We have a neighborhood for pretty much everyone including Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy, Little Portugal and the list goes on. In a city where islands are just a ferry ride away and Indy coffee shops outnumber Starbucks, Toronto has become more culinary refined than ever!  St Lawerence and Kensington Market speak for themselves, I mean we even have a museum dedicated to shoes for goodness sake!  Sure it gets cold but how can we truly appreciate those summer beach party days and our beautiful seasons without going through a little bit of deep freeze in the winter months.

So imagine our excitement when we at Aura Effect were approached to become a sponsor for a non profit organization called Celebrate Toronto. Started by a beautiful local artist named Micayla Doria, her great vision and tireless determination launched The Celebrate Toronto event in 2013. This fun filled gala is made up of an amazing group of like minded people who are working towards inspiring  and informing others to make a positive impact in our city. Throughout the year they are dedicated to the development of sustainable projects across our fair city. So on March 5th at The Steam Whistle Brewery Roundhouse they organized an amazing night out with a collaboration of local artists, entertainers and businesses celebrating Toronto's past, present and future.  The fun never stopped with amazing bands, body-paint gals, photo booths, yummy food, illuminated furniture and of course Steam Whistle beer. So let's start building the excitement now Toronto, for next years big 3 day event! Celebrate Toronto hosts the 183rd birthday bash March 4th - 6th, 2017.
Hope to see you all there!

Friday 4 March 2016

Glow Party in Toronto, ON

So we had a challenge going on at our office over this past month. Today is the day we crowned a winner!  Now you might remember this contest was centered around Youtube's slideshow builder and it became quite the talked about event.

This morning everyone sat down together for the premier of The Slide Show Down.  All entries were played in a random order and no one was allowed to take credit for their works until voting polls had closed.

Now needless to say, all of these works of art were outstanding and creative.  There is one however that stole the show and won by a land slide.  We had to go to the rule books on this one, as the question did come up, was this made with the slideshow builder?  With that in mind, the vote stilled swayed towards this insightful and amazing portrayal of a glowing birthday experience.  We are happy to announce the winner Micheal-John who also happens to be the Digital Media Manager around here at Aura Effect.

So with out further ado check it out here.......

Monday 29 February 2016

Celebrate Toronto at Steam Whistle Brewery

This Saturday, March 5th, marks the 3rd annual Celebrate Toronto happening at Steam Whistle Brewing’s John St. Roundhouse.
An event that has grown in popularity over the past few years, this is sure to be the biggest yet!  Marking the 182nd birthday of our great city, Celebrate Toronto gives us a chance to look back at the road we have traveled to create such a diverse and cultural community.  Working with local entertainers, artists and businesses this fun filled evening highlights our ever growing present day and unites our city as a whole, looking towards informing and inspiring others to make a positive impact.

We at Aura Effect - Illuminated Events are proud to announce our sponsorship of this years festivities along with many other amazing local organizations and entrepreneurs. 
It will be a night to remember, so make sure to get a ticket before they are all gone! Get tickets here.

Thursday 11 February 2016

The Glow Furniture Slide Show Showdown

Yesterday evening was the second growth and development meeting of February, which has become a weekly event that we all look forward to.  The environment for this creative brainstorming affair is easy going, fun and resembles that of a night out with friends.  It has proven to be a valuable approach and promotes a free exchange of ideas.

Now, although last nights gathering was suppose to involve a new glowing display idea, complete with setup, it was sidelined by Youtube and a little thing called slide show builder!  This became our main topic of discussion as we all gathered around the open laptop in the middle of the boardroom table.

What ensued was amazing.  All of us were rearranging pictures, and of course no one could agree while listening to countless stock audio options and songs.  There was a lot of banter going on as everyone felt strongly about there choice of order and accompanied sound track.

Two great things came from this, one being, our first slide show was born!  Check it out!

The second......a friendly competition.  What could have and should have been completed in half hour took way to much time!

Hence, The Slide Show Showdown!  The challenge goes like this, every member of our team is required to make a slide show of their choice.  We will then view all entries in no set order and let the voting begin.  Everyone is allowed one entry and they can not vote for their own creation. 

Prize to be determined! 
Go Luck!

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Top 5 Unique Wedding Ideas

Here is a valuable read for any upcoming Wedding Event. We are happy to have been included, along with some of the amazing and creative companies we have met along the way. Thanks so much to Robyn who has been a guiding light to our company and its growth.  Her knowledge and 22 years of experience in the Toronto event industry has truly been an asset!
Lawrence Comiskey
Event Rental Manager
Aura Effect