sweet 16 party
Aug 09

Sweetest Tips For Your Teen’s 16th Birthday Party

Special Occassions

Celebrating your teenager’s 16th birthday is a milestone and a highly anticipated occasion, not only for the teen, but for the parents as wellAs a parent, planning this eventful date can involve a lot of mixed emotions. There are lots of things to do and decide no matter how big or how small the party is.

Don’t fret because we’re here to help. Below are surefire tips on how to make a sweet 16 party a whole lot sweeter:

Set A Budget

Setting your budget blindly will spell disaster for the party. The right way to set a budget is to first have a picture in your mind about the party you plan to have. If you push through a budget that is clearly too small for the kind of party you want for your daughter, then you’ll just get disappointed.

You have to set your expectations with the budget that you plan to spend. That means sacrificing some things and settling for more affordable alternatives. There are two ways to work around the budget. Either lower your expectations to meet your budget or increase your budget to meet your expectations.

So before you set your budget, it is best to know how much it costs to achieve the party you plan to have. In that way, you’ll have a realistic budget for the party you want to have.

Choose The Date And Time

The date of the sweet 16 party can come before, after or exactly on your daughter’s 16th birthday. When choosing a date, consider the guests too. Having the party at night before a school day isn’t advisable.

You’d also want to consider special events and holidays. It’s not best to set the party on New Year’s Eve because many are also busy celebrating with their own families.

Pick A Theme

A theme is a great way to add fun to your party. You can show off the celebrator’s interest, hobbies or style with the theme you choose. You may even ask your guest to dress up according to the theme.

There are lots of themes to choose from. Some of the most popular once are princess themed, masquerade, candy theme, beach theme, and Hollywood theme. The theme could also revolve around colors like a black and pink theme, Tiffany blue theme, or gold and white theme.

Select The Party’s Location

If most of the guests live nearby, it is best to choose a local location to make it more convenient for them to attend. You can have the party at the local hotel ballrooms, parks, dance clubs, restaurants, or your backyard.

If you would like to have a destination party, you can. Not all may be able to attend so it would be great if you can provide a car service that can take them to and from the party destination.

Book The Entertainment

Liven up the party with some great entertainment. Avoid dull moments by hiring a live band or you can also play awesome music while the guests dine. Influence them to dance and enjoy with great lighting that goes well with the music.

A sweet 16 party is not only limited to music. There are also fun activities and surprises that everyone would enjoy. Also, don’t forget to squeeze in a cheesy moment when the celebrator or her parents can give a message.

A Limo For A Grand Entrance

The celebrator’s grand entrance is the moment when all eyes are on her. What better way to make the entrance grand than to arrive riding a limousine. Limousine services aren’t only limited to getting you to and from the airport, they are also available for special occasions like this.

Taste The Menu

If you decide to hire a caterer, it’s best to taste the menu first so that you can make sure that the guests will enjoy their food. On the other hand, you can also choose home-cooked meals for the party.

When choosing the food to be served, make sure to have finger foods so that the guests can easily mingle with others while eating. Don’t forget the cake and you can even add more cupcakes.

Decide On Party Favors

Another thing you should decide on is the party favor that guests get to take with them after the party. It can be an edible party favor or not. When choosing a party favor, make sure that it also goes well with the theme.

You can even have a photo booth where guests can take the photo home as a souvenir. Although there will certainly be a lot of selfies, a photo booth is where they can take wacky group photos with various props.

limo for sporting events
Jul 14

Hire A Limo Service For You Next Sporting Event

Limo Services

It’s no question that taking in a sports event in Texas is a big deal to many people. To us it’s like we’re on vacation, if just for a very short period of time.

It’s also clear that driving in and around Dallas / Fort Worth can be a nightmare.

So why not take that stress out of the occassion and hire a limo service on your next game.

Here’s some solid reasons why…

Be On Time

Hiring a limo service from a reputable company helps ensure that you get to watch the sporting event of your choice from start to finish. Chauffeurs are knowledgeable about local traffic situations and can calculate how much time it would likely take for them to get you to various sporting locations.

Furthermore, chauffeurs are also reliable when it comes to finding routes to your destination. They may know shortcuts or parallel roads that won’t be as packed as the main roads.

Ride With Comfort

Using a limo service also makes sure you are comfortable all the way to the stadium and back. The seats are comfortable, the temperature is adjustable and there is more than enough leg room inside the vehicle.

In addition to that, you won’t have to literally rub elbows with strangers in a limo service. You get the limousine all for yourself or you can choose who you want to take with you.

Don’t Worry About Parking

One of the things that you’d also have to worry about when driving your own vehicle to a sporting event is your parking space. You’d have to be early to find a parking spot or you risk being late for the game. It can also be very difficult to find an available parking spot especially when your watching a major game.

The beauty of hiring a limo service is that you don’t have to worry about the parking. Chauffeurs will park for you or they can also drop you off and then pick you up after the game. Either way, you won’t have to worry about the vehicle while you watch and enjoy the game.

Have A Party On The Road

Wouldn’t it be more fun if you can watch the game with your buddies? While at it, why not have a party before or after the game in a limousine. You can drink, dance, sing, enjoy music, tell stories, exchange opinions about the game or do anything you like at your limo party.

Ensure Your Safety

When you have a chauffeur as your designated driver, you can drink all you want without worrying about driving the vehicle. You can enjoy the party without having to worry whether you can come back to your hotel. The chauffeur can drive you around town while you enjoy. Limo service drivers are professionals and they are careful drivers too.

Experience Luxury

When we talk about limousines, we can’t help but think about luxury. A limo service can provide this luxurious experience and you can even choose the type of vehicle to use. Depending on the number of passengers, there will be a variety of options for different group sizes.

Fancy a bottle of champagne on your way to the event? Limo services can make that happen. There are a variety of packages and inclusions to choose from so you can make your experience more memorable.

Conclusion

Limo services aren’t limited to special occasions or events. You can benefit well from this kind of service even when your going to a sporting event. Make it more memorable for you and your buddies the next time you watch your favorite game. Book for limo services today but make sure you select a reputable company.

Limousine and Owner-Operator
Mar 28

How Your Limousine Business Can Survive In The Ride-Sharing Era

Limo Business Corner

As you’re probably well-aware as a limousine business owner, one of your top competitors now is the ride-sharing businesses.

And while they no-boubt taken some business from the limo industry, they’ve haven’t managed to elimiate the limousine businesses out of the transportation scene.

Luckily us limo business have got one thing they don’t have – CLASS!

For those limo services willing to put in the extra work, there’s a difinitive niche that we can take advantage of to survive and even prosper.

Here’s how WE do it…

Dressed To Impress

You’re most likely to find ride-sharing drivers wearing casual outfits. On the other hand, Limousine drivers like to present themselves in a professional way that’s why they dress up. Looking clean and formal they come pick you up dressed from head to toe.

Make sure your drivers look professional and are dressed in formal attire. People are most likely to hire a limousine for a special event so make them feel more special by letting them meet a well dressed driver.

Manners Matter

It’s not like those who drive a ride-sharing car have no manners but Limousine drivers are just trained to act more professionally. Limousine drivers will start with a courteous greeting then follow by opening the passenger door for their passengers.

This small gesture counts so make sure you train the drivers to do them for every passenger assigned to them. Having a driver open the door for you helps makes you feel more special and that’s the kind of service you’d expect from a limousine service.

Fight Fire With Fire

Ride-sharing companies work through an app to make them easily accessible to passengers. Similarly some limousine companies also have apps so they can easily be accessible.

Using the technology available today can help your limousine business survive and thrive in today’s world. Furthermore, it can even help you grow your limo business.

Sep 19

Brief History Of Texas State Capitol

We Love Texas

Austin wasn’t always the capital of the State of Texas. In 1839 it replaced Houston as the capital. It got its name Austin from the first Secretary of the State Stephen F Austin. After the establishment of the University of Texas and the reconstruction of Texas State Capitol in the late 1800s, it became more famous politically and education wise.

Here is a brief history of the Texas State Capitol

Brief History:

The capitol building as we see today is actually a result of a series of remodeling and renovating work. The original structure was built in the year 1853, which was (almost completely) destroyed by the great Capitol Fire in 1881. The restoration work, however, began quickly with Elijah E Myers as chief architect and Ruben Lindsay as the chief civil engineer.

The Capitol Land Board was responsible for overseeing the reconstruction work. The board asked for design and proposal submissions from all over the country and finalized the design received by Elijah. Elijah did not propose the circular design of the dome of the Texas State Capitol, it was proposed by the Capitol Land Board. The reconstruction of the State Capitol Building was granted 22 acres of land.

The reconstruction work began quickly in 1882 but was stopped again because of an electric fire. The process slowed down and what was supposed to take a couple of years took 6 years to complete.

Inspiration From Washington DC

Texas State Capitol is inspired from the Capitol Building in Washington, which in turn is actually modeled after Cathedral building in London. The cornerstone of the building was laid in 1885 and was opened to the general public in 1888. What most of us are unaware of is the fact that most of the material was purchased and produced locally including the granite material, which gives Capitol building a really nice look at twilight.

And as they say, everything is bigger in Texas; the Goddess of liberty statue is 2.13 meters higher than the actual statue of liberty.

All the 150 members of Texas House of Representatives meet in the Texas State Capitol and that is happening since 1888. Before 1922 the House of Representatives used to have a vocal voting system, which was later replaced by a computerized system. During the battle of San Jacinto, in 186, a flag was saved, which is still used in the house today. The original flag is so fragile that it is only used during a legislative session. A look-alike flag is used in its place during normal hours.

Texas State Capitol also has an office for the Governor of Texas. It has been there since 1876 and currently it is on the 2nd floor. It’s a huge office with space dedicated for the Governor’s staff as well.

Texas State Capitol building is free to visit for general public 7 days a week. For security reasons, the hours of the visit may vary. It is a great piece of architecture and history and a must-see if you are in Austin.

Texas State Capitol Address

Jun 14

Eliminating The Stress of Getting to The Airport

Special Occassions

Planned your dream vacation to get away with all those tensions that have been hovering around you for a long time? Getting out of your typical routine washes off every bit of pressure but are you ready to kick-start the journey. Majority cancel out the plans just because they can’t handle the airport exposure as its filled with too many duties for a single person to handle. That’s why many end up with anxiety and sudden health disorders.

Although for many travelers a trip is actually thrilling as it should be as you are about to explore a whole new world but that isn’t the case with everyone. Many can’t handle the stress of handling everything on their own as you are in charge of a whole lot of responsibilities when you are getting to the airport. Stress management skills are essential for every person out there as you need to stay calm and keep your senses alive when you are about to hit the airport for kick-starting your journey.

Let’s dive straight into our 101 stress management class before your trip fails terribly!

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Apr 01

How To Choose The Best Limo Services For a Business Trip

Limo Services

When you are on a business trip, it is always important to make that first right impression on clients and customers. Renting a limo can help you establish that impression. This will also ensure that you reach on meetings and other appointments on time. To reap full benefits of a limousine service, you need to make sure that you hire the right company. With so many options to choose from, it often becomes a daunting task to choose the right one.
In this article, we will talk about some of the considerations a business traveler should take when deciding on which limo company to choose.

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Feb 28

5 Tips to Book a Wedding Limousine

Limo Services , Special Occassions

Whether it is your own marriage or you’re in charge of someone else’s – it is that time of the life when everything just has to be perfect. From stage to entry, the decoration to dinner – everything has to be right up there. Since we are a limousine service we will be talking about the best transportation you can arrange for any wedding.

In this article, we will give you some important tips on how you can arrange for perfect wedding limousine transportation.

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Towing a limousine
Feb 05

Tips For Towing A Stretch Limousine

Limo Business Corner

Despite our best maintenance program and our best intentions, sometimes a stretch limo simply breaks down.  Here’s a good article we’d found from a Memphis towing service firm about the proper method of transportation should a breakdown occur.

Although they may look fancy and impervious to breaking down, stretch limos do, in fact, break down, and because of their weight-to-power ration, are much more inclined to get stuck during inclement weather.  Suffice to say, towing a stretch limousine is not the same as a regular car, so for a towing service, it pay to understand the nuances of towing a longer vehicle like a stretch limousine.

So today we’ll be share some key tips for towing a stretch limousine safely and without damage.
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Using Technology In The Limousine Business
Feb 05

5 Tips For Using Tech To Grow Your Limo Business in 2018

Limo Business Corner

If you own a limousine business in 2018, you’re probably aware that the game has changed dramatically from a mere 5 years ago.  Long gone are the days where all that was needed was to buy a stretch limousine, hang up a shingle in the yellow pages, and viola:  instant limo business!

With an increasingly savvy customer base, and strong competition from the likes of Uber or Lyft,  it literally pays to understand the current technology landscape so you can stay competitive and get the best ROI for your investment dollars.
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