August 2005

Special Events Magazine

Primedia Business Magazines And Media

  • 17383 Sunset Boulevard, Suite A220
  • Pacific Palisades, CA




$48.00/ per year per year

The International Publication For Special Event Professionals

abc Special Events xyz magazine is primarily a trade publication for Event and Meeting Planning professionals. However, you do not need to be in this line of work to reap the benefits of this magazine. There are some very useful tips for planning children’s parties and Bar/Bat Mitvahs that will make your event anything but ordinary. There are many examples of creative items for party rentals such as: tablecloths, chairs, tents, etc. to make start your creative juices start flowing.

Regular departments include:

  • Confetti
  • Galas
  • Food For Fetes
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Site Lines

The recent “Site Lines” column discusses the trend of using historic mansions as event sites for their charm and ambience. The “Food For Fetes” column gives advice on catering and menu planning with such recent topics as how to cater a festival, inventive reception menus, and how buffets do not need to be expensive to be good. There are also informative interviews with industry professionals such as Carl Schuster of Wolfgang Puck Catering. Another handy feature of this magazine is the recaps of current trends in the industry like meetings and incentive travel. abc Special Events xyz magazine is useful for those who want their events to be as creative as possible even if they can’t afford to hire a professional planner.

Reviewer: Monika Earle, FIDM Library Staff Member