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Planning Your Party: Futuristic & Fantastical

The Future: as a party theme it’s made up of endless opportunities. Does your future look like The Jetsons? 2001: A Space Odyssey? Gattaca? Or maybe your idea of The Future is unlike anything anyone has yet dreamed up! (Although we think everyone should have a Rosie robot) Want to completely cover your venue in white or drape all the walls with fiber-optic light curtains? Do it! Or does your vision include covering almost everything in Spandex and topping the Dr. Seuss-esque table centerpieces with disco balls? Cause ours did! The sky’s the limit on this one but here are some ideas to get you started…

Theme: The Future

Description: Neon colors, pulsating lights and ambient trance music set the scene for a party reminiscent of something yet unknown. This theme would be fantastic for a corporate event centered around a new product launch or anything that calls for forward motion!

Suggested attire: Futurist – get creative! You could ask that guests wear black and then hand out glowing accessories upon arrival.

Food and Drink: International cuisine with futuristic presentation; think neon stands and lots of varying elevation. Serve drinks in glowing glassware and include some neon shooters! If your event is alcohol-free, consider serving fruit juices with exotic garnishes or extravagant straws.

Décor: Guests enter through a tunnel flanked with search lights. Dry ice would be a nice effect for the entrance. Tables are covered in spandex and centerpieces are up-lit with neon lights. Fiber-optic light curtains adorn the walls .

Entertainment: Futuristic circus performers would surely fit the bill! Can anyone say ‘Cirque du Soliel’ act??  Mimes, psychics and musicians add a nice touch either at stations or as strolling entertainment.

Music: Consider hiring a Video Jockey for your musical entertainment as s/he can incorporate futuristic video with top 40 songs, allowing for dancing! Be sure your guests have practiced their robot skills!

What would your futuristic party include?

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross


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Parades, Costumes, Beads – It’s Mardi Gras!

Okay, so we realize we’re a little late on this. Mardi Gras was officially yesterday. We’re going to blame our belatedness on one-too-many paczkis.

Mardi Gras is the ultimate party. It’s colorful, lively and eclectic. There’s booze and fancy donuts. And the carnivalesque festivities culminate with costumes and parades. The carnival season may only last a couple of weeks but Mardi Gras makes for a fantastic theme party any time of year. With myriad decoration ideas and a great color scheme, a Mardi Gras themed party is perfect for a corporate event, holiday party, birthday extravaganza or any other special occasion.

If anyone knows how to throw a Mardi Gras party it’s Joe Peraino, our CEO and corporate event guru. Complete with masks, beads, extravagant entrances, costumed jokers, fantastic music and spectacular decor, a Lorio Ross Entertainment Mardi Gras party promises to be as colorful, lively and eclectic as the real thing!


Mardi Gras


Thinking about hosting a Mardi Gras party? You can start by following our Mardi Gras Events board on Pinterest! Hosting a larger event? Give us a call and one of our seasoned event planners can help you start planning a party you’ll never forget.

Ever been to a Mardi Gras Party? Tell us about it!


Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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client review

Thank you to Consolidated Financial Corporation for this wonderful review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your Lorio Ross Entertainment Casino Party!

“We would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful evening. Our staff members and guests enjoyed themselves immensely. I received compliments throughout the night and to this day, it was the best holiday party our company has had. This could not have  happened without you and your staff’s hard work.

Once again, THANK YOU!”


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Monte Carlo Night!

It really doesn’t get better than this. Last weekend we created a spectacular holiday event for Producer’s Choice. This was our 5th year providing them with fantastic decor and superb entertainment. This year’s Monte Carlo theme was the perfect opportunity to implement some of our best props, decor and casino equipment. Event production by Joe Peraino.

For a Monte Carlo themed party, you really need to have a good mix of luxury and sophistication. Guests were ushered down a gold carpet runner and greeted with an arched entrance flanked with palm trees. The room was graced with fountains and statues, nicely lit against the dark decor of the room.

Lorio Ross provided really sleek black Chiavari chairs and iridescent crush black linens. The floral table arrangements, which incorporated a crystal candlestick with beaded shade,  really popped against the black table settings.

A good corporate party isn’t just about the decor. For this Monte Carlo party we provided deluxe, skirted black jack, poker, craps and roulette tables. Guests had a variety of games to choose from as Lorio Ross Entertainment provided 10 dealers!

The night continued with some fantastic entertainment from the spectacular band Nightline. The group’s repertoire covers music from the Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey-era straight through golden oldies, Motown, disco and Top 40.

The stage was set with a fiber-optic curtain as the backdrop, which really added to the ambiance of the performance. Check out Nightline here!

See something you like? Give us a call! 248.398.9711

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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There’s a clever little platform out there called Pinterest. We’ve known about it for a while but only recently started putting it to good use. Not only is it another way for us, as an events and entertainment company, to connect with people but it is also a fantastic way to keep track of ideas and inspirations for future events, parties and weddings.

When it comes to event planning, the sky really is the limit. No longer is there a template for events. Holiday parties, weddings, corporate events, private engagements… your only limit is your imagination. Because we want to be able to work with any concept a client fancies, it is important for us to have a place to stockpile ideas, references and any other cool stuff we happen to stumble upon.

At Lorio Ross Entertainment, our involvement with our clients spans from booking a band or providing black jack dealers to complete event planning. So whether we’re just providing lighting or producing the event from the ground up, we’re excited to have some digital pinboards on which to keep our favorite ideas.

We’ve already started pinning… Check out some of our pinboards below!

Steampunk Events

Chinese New Year Events

New Years Eve Events

Rustic Weddings

Any suggestions for themes or boards, post them on our wall!

Happy Pinning!

Lisa @ Lorio Ross

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Cruise Ship Themed Corporate Party

Your employees feel like they deserve a company trip to the Bahamas via a fancy cruise ship? That’s not in your budget.

You and your employees can still bathe in the sun at a cruise ship themed party! Line the walls with wall paper that looks like side of a cruise ship. Have the dress code be “tropical attire” and guests must bring a piece of luggage to enter. Get some lawn chairs for guests to kick back and sip on some tropical drinks (little umbrella included)! Have plenty of spots for photo ops, like under arches to tropical paradises or an arch made

Tropical Entranceout of life preservers.  Give out flower or shell necklaces. Decorate the tables in crisp whites and bright blues. This corporate party theme leaves plenty of room for creativity! You can include anything tropical or even summery. For food, try a buffet style. For music, play both fast party tunes and slower songs so couples can dance together. You can even include some nautical hits like Love Boat or Under the Sea. It’s all up to you! This is a theme that guests will be sure to enjoy and your bank account won’t suffer!

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Fairy Tale Theme

A fairy tale theme can be used for anything from weddings to corporate parties.  You can create a mystical atmosphere using decorations, music and different food choices. Lorio Ross Entertainment has planned fairy tale corporate events with castle walls surrounding the room and Disney characters walking around.  If you do decide to go the Disney route, you can pull ideas from popular movies such as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. You can also go the Little Red Riding Hood way with more traditional fairy tales. Finally, your event can be character free with the general vibe of fairy tales.

If you are using this creative theme for your own fairy tale wedding, then here are some tunes to play on your special night:

  • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
  • Someday my Prince will Come – Snow White
  • You’ll Be In My Heart – Tarzan
  • Once Upon a Dream – Sleeping Beauty
  • A Whole New World – Alladin
  • Kiss the Girl – Little Mermaid
  • Something There – Beauty and the Beast
  • I’m a Believer – Smashmouth
  • True Love’s Kiss – Enchanted
  • Story Book Ending – Enchanted
  • This Kiss – Faith Hill
  • Today was a Fairytale – Taylor Swift
  • Barefoot Cinderella – Miley Cyrus
  • Nolita Fairytale – Vanessa Carlton
You can pull songs from any fairy tale movie that you think of!
Fairy Tale Decorations
Helpful Links

The Knot’s Real Fairytale Weddings

Lorio Ross Wedding Planning

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