Set your next event apart with A Party Apart!

We are the largest and most diversified rental and event planning company in the Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana area. Our continuously growing inventory and innovative ideas keep our clients coming back again and again. Intimate party or lavish event — a few tables and skirting to rentals complete with tents, lighting, staging, decor and more - we can help.

Let us help you set YOUR next event APART...with A Party Apart!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall/Holiday Party Planning - in full swing!

As the weather turns colder, colors go bolder and color is everywhere this season for both fall and winter. Use traditional colors, but add a bit of sparkle, or go for it with a bit of bold (either size, color or both) for added punch and drama.

For table-settings, add a bit of shine when you dine - what about pumpkins or gourds with colored glitter, or glazed white with a hint of silver? Combine bold oranges, reds, yellow-golds with a strong touch of silver, gold, or bronze.

Use elements of nature - leaves, sticks, stones, natural river rocks - or textures like burlap - for tablecloths, centerpieces or individual table settings. Be sure to incorporate candles - high or low, votive or a cluster - candlelight makes everything and everyone look better and the flicker of a candle catches that sparkle and makes everything a bit more bright and festive.

Anything natural with a bit of metallic and color is very modern and very "now" and will immediately turn "ho hum" into "how fabulous!"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wedding Day Show a Success

At the Wedding Day Bridal Tour Fort Wayne version you truly could see, taste, hear and experience....everything! We received lots of good comments from vendors and attendees alike. It was a really nice upscale show — something unusual. A Party Apart booths featured something for everyone — "Rebel bride" with animal prints, graphic black and white, and hot punches of color — to a rich, warm, traditional setting, yet with a modern twist. The lounge areas were a big hit!

Check out more photos here at Facebook.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Special Offer for Brides at the 10/10/10 Wedding Day Event

A reminder to all brides - this week is the last stop on the Wedding Day Bridal Show Tour - Wed. at Club Soda from 5-7, and then the big event on Sunday from noon to 4:00 at the Grand Wayne Center.

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Any bride who books their wedding at the show with a $100.00 deposit receives a great gift from A Party Apart! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall Fundraisers in the Air!

We're proud to support and help create themes and decor for some of the wonderful organizations in our community who help so many - here are just a few coming up....and tickets are still available for many of these great events):

United Way Power of the Purse (9/29)
Vera Bradley Tickled Pink (Oct. 1)
Acres Land Trust Blue Jean Gala (10/2)
Francine's Friends Lunch with Friends with Carrie Ann Inaba (10/8)
Erin's House Wine for the Spirit (10/8)
Mustard Seed Charity Dinner and Auction (10/9)

Monday, September 27, 2010

ATTENTION All Brides-to-Be!

Mark your calendar and save both dates!
Wed., Oct. 6th from 5-7 pm — be sure to stop by Club Soda for the last stop of the Wedding Day Bridal Tour before the 10/10/10 event! Hosted by Club Soda with A Party Apart and K&S Travel.

Plus, if you haven't already pre-registered for the main event on 10/10/10, do so online by clicking here. The first 300 brides to pre-register receive a special VIP goodie bag the day of event!

Tickets for 10/10/10 are $10 at the door, but brides may stop by A Party Apart and pick up your complimentary ticket today! One ticket gets you and up to 3 people in your wedding party in FREE!

And be sure to include your groom in this event — after he's done the typical groom thing; hunting for tuxedos, DJ’s, wedding day transportation, and for a few lucky brides, the honeymoon — drop him off in our plush "Grooms Lounge!" Co-sponsored by Club Soda and Dance N Sound, he can grab a snack, a beer, and watch the Sunday games on large flat screen TVs!

Remember, the grand event is 10/10/10 from noon-4 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, downtown Fort Wayne. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Think Outside the Box (or Reception Area)

Finding the perfect venue can be difficult enough with so many great options to choose from. It's good to consider thinking outside the box for your reception or the area to mix and mingle for cocktails before dinner. We loved dressing this great foyer space recently at the Grand Wayne Center outside the traditional dinner/reception area for family and guests to gather.

Guests found their tables at this registration table decorated with a wonderful mix of teal and clear vases, antique bottles and flowers. Seating assignment cards, table numbers, menu cards, and placards all complemented the overall reception decor inside of Tiffany blue, pewter, and pink. The "mix and mingle" area served as a simple, yet elegant transition as guests arrived and then later moved into dinner and the main reception area.
(Flowers and reception centerpieces by lillian rose).

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Transform Any Space and Make It Special

Looking for something a bit more unique and non-traditional? Look at the transformation of this lakeside area for this wedding ceremony in June.

A stunning, natural backdrop is only enhanced by a white flower-lined aisle for the bridal party to enter. Each guest gets a beautiful view of the water and the bride and groom and wedding party. Traditional white and bold pop of colors works beautifully with the water and the green of the lawn.

Friday, June 25, 2010

"Clubby" lounge creates intimate vibe

What a great environment alternative a lounge area creates...check out this great little area outdoors at Headwaters East. A lounge or club space creates a perfect vibe and is always great for catching up or hanging out with friends after the party...or watching others dancing until dawn.

Candle lanterns at floor level keep lighting low and intimate; pillows, plants and colors keep it "clubby," cool, and inviting.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Color Abounds at Wedding Day Bridal Tour Kick-Off

Take a look at some of the featured place settings and table decor on display at the Wedding Day Bridal Tour Kick-Off!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Party Apart the first stop on Wedding Day Bridal Tour

A Party Apart will host and co-sponsor the kick-off event for the Wedding Day "Bridal Tour.” Co-sponsors for the event include Club Soda and K&S Travel.

The Wedding Day exclusive bridal event will be held on 10/10/10 at the Grand Wayne Center. Those who attend the kick-off event on June 9th receive a free ticket to the bridal show, may register to win a gorgeous piece of jewelry to be given away on 10/10/10, and receive a goodie bags filled with all types of wedding information. Taste some fabulous food from Club Soda and get great ideas on honeymoon destinations. Plus, brides-to-be will be able to see firsthand lots of great ideas for color, table settings, and more.

To find out more about the Wedding Day Bridal Tour and show in October, visit

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congratulations to Olivia Saalfrank, a 5th grader at Blackhawk Christian School. We were privileged to create a great balloon arch on Tuesday for the Google presentation at Blackhawk of Olivia’s artwork that has won her a presence in New York City this coming week. Olivia was 1 of 10 finalists in her age/class bracke...t from all over the US.

If you would like to see Olivia win – please go to Google Doodle and vote for Olivia’s artwork:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hot Colors at 2010 Fort Wayne Bridal Show

Hot colors at the bridal show last Sunday - purple, purples and more purple, added with all other types of colors. Centerpiece shot received newspaper coverage in the Monday Journal Gazette as well as on many other Facebook pages. Check out additional pictures from the show on Lillian Rose and happinest photography (thanks to them for the great photos!).

2010 Fort Wayne Bridal Show

Creating a great place setting makes your table stand out and completes the total look of your wedding or event. Look how beautiful this platinum pintuck linen with a chocolate glass charger accented again with the silver napkin and popped with purple orchid sets a table. Makes you want to smile and anticipate the food.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Springtime in Paris at Canterbury High School

This past Saturday we worked with the great staff of LML Estate Management, the Fort Wayne Country Club and the awesome people from Canterbury School on their annual event. It was a beautiful evening that benefited the students and school. We have worked on this event for the past 20 years and have enjoyed every year.
Thanks to Donna and Dennis Emley of Emley Design and 8010 Gallery for being my teachers today and getting me started on blogging. Hopefully there will be great new ideas and thoughts coming from A Party Apart in the future. if you ever need great people to work with on advertising or a awesome gift for you or someone else - visit them at 8010 or Emley Design. thank you D & D

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Corporate event planning made simple

Sometimes corporate event planning can be hard — paying attention to all the details, shopping price, working with various vendors, and picking the best venue.

Did you know we can help with:
• Customer appreciation events
• Employee events
• New Product Launches
• Fundraisers
• Festivals
• Sales Training Meetings
• Board Meetings
• Investor Meetings
• Trade Shows

Maybe you just need ideas for a theme and the d├ęcor. Or maybe you've always held your event at the same place, and want help with a new venue selection. Having help with the pre-event planning AND managing the on-site logistics can free you up to concentrate on what you need to pay attention to - before and during the event. And knowing where you are in terms of budget is always important.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Let the blogging begin...

Welcome to the new A Party Apart blog!

We are the largest and most diversified rental and event planning company in the area, and have had wonderful opportunities to work with many different individuals and organizations over the years.

Our continuously growing inventory and innovative ideas keep our clients coming back again and again.

We would love to give you a tour of our showroom, complete with up to 16 themed event settings. Or visit and browse our online galleries and rental catalog at