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Monday, 18 November 2019

5 Ways To Save The Planet: Corporate Christmas Party Edition

If your company, like many others, are searching for ways to reduce your carbon footprint check out these ideas below on how to have an Eco Conscious Holiday Party this season! 

GET NAKED
This year we're challenging your company to dump the packaging and waste gift giving creates. Ditch the wrapping paper and branded literature and decor that is destined for landfills and instead, get naked by suggesting an unwrapped gift exchange for your office this year.

How else can you get naked? Make this year's party favours sweet but providing a candy buffet complete with reusable mason jars to bring home. This further eliminates paper and packaging waste often associated with boxes of chocolates and employee appreciation gifts. 




GET INTERACTIVE
Sharing our experiences on social media is the norm today and while it may not be for everyone, the effect it can have on a business' corporate party reputation is immeasurable.
Give everyone FOMO with interactive illuminated photo-ops and a company branded LED wall display. Say NO to the garbage created by single use step and repeat banners and photo booth props.
LED branded walls create brand visibility, a unique experience and shareable content worthy of social media. 



GET WASTE WISE
Corporate holiday parties produce A LOT of waste but reducing it is so easy! When organizing the catering for the evening pick a shelter close to your venue and let them know you're throwing an event nearby. Confirm their willingness to accept food donations and have a designated team member responsible for dropping them off at the shelter immediately following the event ensuring as little food waste as possible. 

GET SEEDED
It's not just about plastic straws. Many companies are investing in seeded products when planning their corporate events. Utilizing seeded cups and plates over paper and plastic significantly reduces the consumption of paper products and water waste from industrial dishwashers.
Seeded, bamboo or leaf products are easily compostable with the proper guidance. Provide clear signage directing your guests on how to properly dispose, recycle or compost their utensils and dishes. You're one step closer to a zero waste event.

GET GIVING
Holiday bonus' help to boost your staff's morale and reward them for a years worth of hard work but is there someone or something else you should also be giving to?
Take an office poll of your employee's favourite environment focused cause and give Mother Earth the holiday gift of carbon offsets to better your planet and feel great entering the New Year.

We want to continue this discussion! Let us know any ideas you have to reduce waste from your corporate holiday party this season.

Happy Holidays πŸŽ„
The Aura Team

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Belleville Christmas Fun for Everyone

The Holiday season is upon us and what better way to kick start your traditions this year than by enjoying some Christmas activities with your friends and family right here in your own neighborhood. 

Below is a list of Holiday events happening in and around Belleville starting this Friday, November 15th. 



Night Time Christmas Parade
November 17
A Belleville tradition for many years this night time parade will make memories that last your loved one's for many Christmas' to come. 


Quinte Christian High School Christmas Market
November 15
Support your local community and visit this artisan market. There will be plenty of handmade goods which make for unique Christmas presents. 


Festival of Lights
November 15
A truly magical experience awaits you and your loved ones at the Belleville Festival of Lights. Bundle up! 

Enchanted Holiday Night Market
December 7
Everyone loves a night time market. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with whimsical creations and one of a kind items. 


Magical Moments Christmas in the Village
December 13
Come one, come all and experience Christmas as a kid again. 

Old Time Country Christmas
December 20
Nothing beats a country Christmas! 



Don't forget to stop by Quinte Mall to visit the Rudolph and I Personalized Ornament booth. We have a brand new collection of ornaments this year that come with free personalization. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸŽ

Happy Holidays, Belleville! 

Monday, 9 September 2019

So You've Got A Surprise Party to Plan .. Now What?

Hello and welcome to a quick and stress free guide to planning your loved ones SURPRISE birthday brought to you by Aura Illuminated Events, Toronto's LED party rental warehouse.


Illuminated Party Rentals Toronto 

You've got a surprise birthday to plan and you're a little stressed, but you don't have to be!
Afterall, parties are supposed to be fun but for the host it can tend to get a little hectic. 

The possibilities for surprise parties are endless and really exciting once you unlock your creative potential. It's easy to get lost in the little details but quite often it's those one of a kind touches that really throw your event over the top and leave your guests wondering how you ever pulled it off.

CREATE MEMORIES
The richest people in the world are those that hold loving memories of positive experiences with their loved ones. Celebrations are the upper echelon of memories and you're primed to make a big one.

Imagine your space filled with soft, elegant illumination. Your guests are relaxed and surrounded by glowing seating, cocktail tables and an illuminated party bar that's ready to start churning out your signature cocktails. We can easily set up 6 to 40ft.portable bars in any space. Brand it with a themed drink menu or any image.

Ensure your surprise party is the talk of social media with a custom branded LED wall photo op display. Your family photo albums will thank you! 

Illuminated lounge couch
Surprise Birthday Party


ELEMENTS OF SURPRISE
If those in the know have upheld their vow of secrecy then the guest of honour should be shocked and surprised when they enter their celebration.

Add to that surprise with illumination. Our glowing LED furniture and decor instantly creates a great first impression and adds a positive vibe to the atmosphere.
You have the power to create your own party oasis in any setting with a wide range of colours.

We like to suggest decor pieces that are a little out of the box. Illuminated centrepieces emblazoned with a special image or text are a favourite of ours. Filling an outdoor space, pool or tent with illuminated orbs makes for a really elegant touch. For a surprise birthday party staple go for our LED  Birthday Ice Bucket that can hold up to 48 standard bottles.


Illuminated Bar & Bottle display

LED Happy Birthday Chair 


ENJOY THE MOMENT
You've worked so hard to create this magical event for your loved ones and there's no reason you shouldn't enjoy it to the fullest. Our punctual delivery team makes surprise party planning stress free and easy with our stealth precision. 
When the coast is clear we run in, set up and disappear until it's time to take away. Your LED furniture and decor always comes fully charged and lasts for 12 hours to ensure maximum illumination so your event can run late. There are also 16 different colour options so matching the illuminated furniture and decor to your theme is a breeze.
You can kick back and relax knowing that you're clean up duties won't be nearly as bad the next day. 

Aura Illuminated Event Rentals - Delivery & Set up


Aura's LED illuminated furniture and decor stock can be viewed in person at our warehouse during the week from 9am to 5pm. We're located just behind TTC's Warden Station at 689 Warden Ave, unit #14. 

Our LED event rental products are ideal for backyard parties, open concept spaces and banquet halls with little to no infrastructure in the GTA and surrounding areas. 
Our team has worked with every type of celebrations from MLB fundraiser for the Toronto Blue Jays to small house parties,  we love every type of event and celebration and we're looking forward to helping you. 

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

AURA GIVES BACK WITH RIVERWOOD CAMPGROUND

Everyday that the Aura team gets to help others make memories is a great day but some just can't be beat.

Yesterday, Riverwood Campgrounds owner Penny Wagstaff and employees Sue Lockhart and Teresa Brasier presented a cheque for $3,520 to Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO, to support cancer services at the Ross Memorial Hospital.

Image from Kawartha 411

The money was raised through a silent auction at the Lindsay, Ontario Campgrounds on August 10th with a rally of supporters and community members showing commrodary and spirit to raise funds in the hopes of eradicating cancer through research.



Riverwood Campgrounds holds fond memories for some members of our team and we were truly pleased to donate one of our LED cubes for the auction.

The 12" LED illuminated cube was customized with several images; a Riverwood Campgrounds logo, Toronto Blue Jays and the reigning NBA Champions, the Toronto Raptors.

RIVERWOOD CAMPGROUNDS, LINDSAY ON.

TORONTO RAPTORS

To read the full article publushed by Kawartha 411 click here.

Don't forget to visit us at 689 Warden Ave. anytime you're thinking of planning an event or looking for some unique outdoor furniture and decor. 

Aura is the leading provider for LED furniture and decor rental in the GTA and we love to get creative! Any idea you have, we can make it happen. 

Take a tour through our LED warehouse Monday to Friday from 9-5pm and see our entire inventory for yourself.

We offer reliable delivery, setup and takeaway in the GTA and surrounding area's.


See you soon! 
The Aura Team  


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