Consider Black Friday as a chance to get started on your event shopping. Whether you have a winter wedding, some New Years’ magic to make, or you are just getting in some last minute shopping for your annual “Christmahanukkwanzaa” celebration, you’ll definitely need a little help and a good sale to make it happen. Think about getting your invitations and place cards or a banner or door sign printed (you may want to check our Cyber Monday for online sales for this one.) Our catering specialists have a big tip: If you are hosting a bar for your guests, stock up on soda and bottled water now! It will be on sale now and then can sit and wait patiently for your event. Check with your caterers to see what is included, but you may want to head out on Friday to pick up candles, balloons, streamers, and confetti, or some cds to play during the festivities. If you have a special theme, rehearsal dinner anyone?, you’ll want to look for nice accent pieces for the room or themed place settings and a great table center piece that pulls everything together! Children at your party can be included in the fun with games and prizes and also goodie bags. Are you doing a photo booth? Grab some silly hats and props to make the pictures that much more memorable. A little extra effort can go a long way, so make your To Do List, set your alarm clock, and get your Black Friday on!