Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Bermuda Event Photos!

We've got some great new event photos up at Planning Factory Bermuda! Be sure to go check them out!

Just a reminder... EVE 2012 Early Bird tickets end TODAY!! $112/person or $100/person in groups of 6 or more. If you haven't gotten in on this fantastic deal, it's not too late!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Specials

Now that Thanksgiving is over and with that, the release of the new Muppet movie, we're getting nostalgic for all the great Holiday TV episodes coming out. A Charlie Brown Christmas, anyone? (How about the Scrubs-tastic remix?) Are you a Garfield fan instead?

What other holiday specials are you looking forward to? Or is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade the highlight for you?

Just a reminder... EVE 2012 Early Bird tickets end tomorrow! If you haven't gotten in on this fantastic deal, it's not too late!

Planning Factory International

Monday, November 28, 2011

EVE Wilmington 2012

Just a reminder, everyone... Early Bird Registration for EVE 2012 ends at 11:59pm on Wednesday!

What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now and save some money! $112/person all-inclusive, or $100/person when buying 6 or more tickets.

Check out our website, Facebook page, or go directly to register!

Looking forward to EVE 2012 with everyone!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cyber Monday

If you're not ready to brave the crowds on Black Friday (and, really, who can blame you after all that turkey!), don't forget about Cyber Monday!

Our friends at LUSTER NYC are offering free shipping until December 15th.

(Insider Tip: They'd be perfect for Small Business Saturday, too!)

We'll be shopping Luster, but we're always looking for good deals. Any favorites for Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday?

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Planning Factory International

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Designers

Stumbled upon a great new designer to follow... teenage prodigy, Sam Allen!

Check out his website for cool design blogs to follow (that he's featured on, of course!), and check out his profile this week in the New York Times Home section.

Would you hire a teenage designer? Especially with creds like his?

Now, we're off to holiday tea. Cheers!

Planning Factory International

Friday, November 18, 2011

Afternoon Tea

Next week, PFI will be partaking in an annual holiday tradition... afternoon tea at the Hotel du Pont. Look for pictures to be posted later (perhaps on Facebook?) -- with any embarrassing and/or incriminating ones edited out, of course!

Just a little bit of relaxation before we gear up for EVE2012.

What is YOUR favorite holiday tradition?

Planning Factory International

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Oh, fonts. How we love you. You fancy up a boring old paper like nobody else. You add personal flare to invitations and advertisements. If only we didn't have to choose between Times New Roman, Ariel, Verdana, and Courier, just like everyone else.

Oh, wait...

MyFonts has the word's largest collection of typefaces, all for your personal use. (For a small fee, of course!) Like fonts that imitate handwriting? Search that category. Prefer to see example text in Shakespeare quote? Done. Find a font somewhere, and what to know what it is? Upload an image and get an answer!

Even if you don't have specific design needs, their website is always fun to browse. Since it is Movember, our current favorite is Mr. Moustache.

Now, if only Blogger supported all these fun fonts...

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We can't believe it's that time of year already... but holiday shopping is upon us!

If you're looking for an unique gift for that special someone, definitely stop by LUSTER. Based out of Brooklyn, this online gallery showcases limited-edition prints from top photographers.

Looking for a gift for yourself? Create a profile and make a "wish list" of your favorite prints and e-mail it to everyone you know... maybe someone will buy it for you!

Either way, shipping is free until December 15th! Check out this amazing site (or Facebook them) and prepare to be visually wow'd!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

5 Days of Free Trips!

Just in case you missed the email from JetBlue... they're giving away 5 tropical vacation packages each day for the next 5 days. It's easy-- register and complete an online "scratch" card. (Not nearly as fun without pennies, however.) Win instantly!

What can it hurt? Sure, you can't win a trip to visit PFB in Bermuda, but warm weather is warm weather... especially with all the rain we're having in Delaware!

If you win... just remember, we need a vacation as much as you! ;-)

Planning Factory International

Monday, November 14, 2011


While browsing online for invitations for EVE2012, we found an Etsy site, J & Paper, with a cool new concept.

Instead of having finalized invitations mailed to you, J & Paper creates a digital file with your card design (choose from standard designs or have one custom made!) and sends it via e-mail. Then you can print your own invites, or have a local shop do the printing for you. Of course, if you ask nicely (and for an extra fee), they'll print the invitations for you.

What a great way to have customized invites at a DIY price!

Certainly something to keep in mind while invitation-hunting. Where do you order your invites and announcements from?

Planning Factory International

Friday, November 11, 2011

PFI's Weekend

As always, PFI is on the move this weekend. The big event? A Roaring 20s-themed Wine & Music Festival at Dover Downs.

Looking forward to sharing some decor photos next week... we pulled out all the glam-stops, with fishnets, feather boas, derby hats, and more!

We just might have to start our weekend off with a Classic (Prohibition Era) Cocktail to bask in the theme.

In honor of 20's film star Mary Pickford, a cocktail named in her honor:

Mary Pickford
1 1/2 oz white rum
1 oz (unsweetened) pineapple juice
1/2 t grenadine
Strain into a chilled glass, and garnish with a cherry

What is everyone else's favorite Classic Cocktail?

Planning Factory International

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

It's almost time for Thanksgiving... and we all have a lot to be thankful for.

Every Thursday between now and Thanksgiving, you can tell Cheryl's Cookies what you're thankful for, and register to win all kids of free goodies.

Don't like pumpkin pie? Don't worry, their pumpkin brownies are even better.

What are you waiting for? Go register... and if you happened to send PFI some cookie-love, we wouldn't complain ;-)

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Travel Tip of the Day

Want to rack up more frequent flier miles, but without a credit card? What if you could earn frequent flier miles for something you do every day?

Go to to download the US Airways Dividend Miles toolbar. Register your Dividend Miles account, and earn 1 mile for every 3 searches you perform. It's that easy.

Happy Searching!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Are You Registered?

... to vote, that is!

Don't forget about all the local and state elections taking place today. If you're not registered and your area doesn't have same-day registration, sign up anyway! Presidential primaries are starting in just a few weeks.

No matter who you vote for, your voice matters! Exercise your right to vote.

We voted today... did you?

The Planning Factory

Monday, November 7, 2011

Planning Factory Bermuda

Shame on us! While flipping back through old blog posts, we happened to notice how few feature our sister company, Planning Factory Bermuda.

We'd love to see some Facebook support from our PFI fans! Stop by and check out some photos of their (our!) amazing events. See how many U.S.-based staffers you can spot lending a hand in Bermuda!

The Planning Factory

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's finally Friday!

We at PFI have found some great new design blogs to follow, as of late.

Here's one to check out: Trendir. While it focuses on modern home design, it has a little bit of everything-- interiors, party planning, landscaping, and (best of all) brand-new home decor products. Perfect for anyone who loves being in-the-know and having all the latest things.

Happy browsing, everyone!

The Planning Factory

P.S. For anyone headed to NYC this weekend... don't forget the Marathon is Sunday morning. Plan accordingly!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

EVE Wilmington 2012

It may only be November... but it's never to early to start making plans for New Year's Eve.

That's right, EVE Wilmington is back for 2012! If you register in the month of November, get $40 off the ticket price! Groups of 6 or more get $52 off the ticket price!

Check out the EVE2012 website or Facebook page for details on the food, the premium open bar, and more.

Of course, the EVE2012 blog might have some juicy details as well... don't forget to check back regularly for updates!

Can't wait to see you there!

The Planning Factory

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DFLI 10th Anniversary Gala Photos

The photos are back! Just a preview....

As always, more photos are on our Facebook page!

To view a selection of previous event photos, look to Facebook or our Pinterest site! Let us know if you need a Pinterest invite...

The Planning Factory

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tucker's Point, Bermuda Dinner

Last weekend, Planning Factory Bermuda hosted a dinner for the Board of Directors of a well-known U.S. publishing house. Take a look at Lindsay's amazing designs!

Like what you see? Check out Planning Factory Bermuda's Facebook page for more photos!

The Planning Factory