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Spring Featured Venue

Posted: April 1, 2019

At first glance from the sidewalk you may find yourself thinking you’re about to enter an alley speakeasy. Across the street from a massive, edgy mural, 111 Minna’s atmosphere embodies an authentic San Francisco vibe. With a wonderful bakery selection and reasonably priced tea options, it’s easy to get lured into 111 Minna Gallery. Immediately… Read More

Instagramable Events

Posted: February 27, 2019

As social media, and Instagram in particular has taken over the world, it certainly applies to corporate events as well. Bay Area event planner clients are looking for awesome Instagram worthy image stations, Instagram-able food displays, exciting photo stations with IG props . . . Essentially anything that will wow their friends online. This means… Read More

Event Lighting

Posted: November 13, 2018

The visual senses are perhaps the strongest in the human experience. As such, it is no surprise that powerful lighting elicits powerful emotional responses. Because you cannot touch or feel it, people often do not understand why they should make sure lighting is a key component to their event. Lighting is the single most powerful… Read More

How to save $10k on a holiday party

Posted: October 4, 2018

 Consider moving your party onsite or to a community hall . This will save you thousands in venue fees, and can do the following to save money while creating good will. The tips below will work in any venue, but will allow you to either utilize your own location, or downgrade to a less expensive… Read More

How much time I need to plan a corporate party in San Francisco?

Posted: December 1, 2017

Planning a corporate event can take time and energy and this can vary in terms of the size of the corporate party. It is important to consider the size of the event, as a small corporate party may only take weeks to plan. This may include a maximum of a hundred guests and may only have… Read More

10 Event Planning Tips to Save Money in San Francisco

Posted: November 24, 2017

As a San Francisco event planner for the last 14 years, Inspire Productions has an eye on event planning in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are the 10 most important tips for you if you want to save money on your event. Tip #1: Plan out far ahead or last minute, if you can… Read More

10 Secrets to a Successful Picnic in San Francisco

Posted: November 17, 2017

After producing literally hundreds of picnics for every size company, I have found that there are issues any savvy planner to be must address. Below are some of the most important and often overlooked issues in planning a summer picnic for your group. 1. Cost If you do not have at least $50 per person to spend… Read More

Jones Lang lasalle Building Opening

Posted: November 10, 2017

A top building management company in San Francisco asked Inspire to produce a Mardi Gras theme party for the opening of the lobby at a San Francisco landmark building. We themed the event, served up Cajun themed delights,  provided a large projection screen, lighting, and props for a large cash giveaway to the top brokers.

Mozilla 10th Anniversary Celebration

Posted: November 3, 2017

Tasked to create a one of a kind event to brake all boundaries. From 3 foot cakes in the shape of a globe, to projection spheres that are interactive, to custom loaded candy buffets, we incorporated the best of art and science to showcase this innovative organization.

Solazyme Holiday Party

Posted: October 27, 2017

Utilizing our venue services, our client had us target a large, empty space to create a warm, holiday atmosphere.

Barrio Sweet 15

Posted: October 20, 2017

We were tasked with creating a high profile quncinera This event featured famous performers, aerial acts, fire performers, great food, and exciting spaces in the Bentley reserve

Virgin America Summer Picnic

Posted: October 13, 2017

Virgin asked us to create a  full fledged Cirque experience. . . In their back yard! By bringing in a full size Ferris wheel, Cirque quality stage shows, and interactive cirque lessons in high top tents, we exceeded our clients expectations with a limited budget.