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Be the Life of the Party as an Event Planner

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Your party planning skills can help you turn your dreams into reality.

Is there anything better than the satisfaction you get after planning and throwing the best event, whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary party, or important business meeting? Knowing everything went according to plan makes you feel like the captain of a well-run ship and you wish you could turn being the best party planner in your family into a career. That’s the dream! But it doesn’t have to stay a dream – you can make being the life behind the party a reality by sharpening your skills with ICS Canada. Here’s how.

What makes a good event great?

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Think about the events you’ve attended in the past. What makes one great versus just... okay? What do people remember most? Usually, it’s the food! Whether it’s good, bad, or inedible, the event menu is what guests will talk about long after they head home. Understanding how essential catering and food is to an event is the first step toward making sure your meeting or party is a hit.

ICS Canada’s Caterer Career Diploma can help you develop and grow your understanding of the different parts of serving great food. From knowing what wine to pair with what dish, the different styles of serving, and how to prepare everything from hors d'oeuvres to five-course meals, this flexible, self-paced course will take you through the essentials of the catering business.

Being aware of the ins and outs of good food and drink and how to manage servers and staff can lay a strong foundation for a memorable event.

Set the scene for a picture-worthy day.

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Besides amazing food and service, the best events have the best decor. Whether a serious corporate meeting, or a fun anniversary gala, the little odds and ends that set the tone make a big difference. While those could be appropriate stationary, folders, or even signs, floral arrangements are a classic touch to any event. As an event planner, you may not find yourself creating arrangements and centerpieces yourself, but understanding the process, how florists run their businesses, and learning more about the appropriate designs for specific occasions can help you get an edge on your competition.

Sharpen your design skills and learn more about technique and the cultural significance of flowers in ICS Canada’s Floral Design Diploma Program. You can work on lessons and projects around your schedule, from home, and add another selling point to your event planning business.

Be the boss you know you can be.

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You know the ins and outs of parties, galas, and large events. You’ve got the food and the flowers down pat. Your skills could breathe life into even the most commonplace gathering. But without understanding how to effectively run the business end of things, your creativity and enthusiasm aren’t enough to make you the go-to planner in your area.

If you’re planning to be your own boss, business management skills can help you stay organized, build an excellent team of employees, and submit important paperwork like financial statements and invoices. Taking time away from your current career or your other responsibilities, though, seems like it could set you back. That’s why an at-your-own-pace online business program could be the perfect fit to help you get started. ICS Canada’s Managing Your Own Business Career Diploma can walk you through the basics, from creating a business plan to effectively marketing your event planning services.

Party plan like a rockstar with ICS Canada.

You know that event planning is your dream job and you’re ready to get started! Combining the talents you already have and the new skills you’ll learn can help you take the next step toward having the time of your life planning celebrations. Not sure what your next move should be? Talk with an Admissions Specialist about your goals today at 1.888.427.2400!

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