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How To Refocus Your Team After A Long Summer

Yikes—it’s August already and sadly that points to summer coming to an end. That means the vacations, the cutting out early from work, the pool parties, and long weekend getaways will start to slow down. As these activities decrease, it’s time to refocus at work, and ramp up that productivity…

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4 Reasons To Host An Indoor, Corporate Event In The Summer

The best way to maintain employee morale and foster professional relationships? Create some fun, team-building opportunities outside the office. Bringing co-workers together can encourage greater collaboration and performance, so it’s definitely a good investment in the company’s growth and development. While it might be easy to throw together an outdoor…

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5 Wedding Theme Ideas That Are Perfect For Summer

Summer means wedding season—between beautiful, bright flowers and light, fruity cocktails—it’s a great setting for a celebration. Plus, summertime just makes people feel happy in general, right? If you’re getting hitched, it’s important to plan ahead of time (to minimize any wedding stress) and go with a lively wedding theme…

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5 Tips For Planning A Last Minute Event

Planning an event can take some serious effort—so what are you to do if you’re short on time? When planning a last minute event, it’s important to get all those critical, little details in place, without letting the anxiety get to you. What’s more, the sense of urgency can actually…

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How To Plan A Summer Wedding On A Budget

Summer is wedding season, and as with any high-demand situations, price isn’t always friendly. If you’re planning a wedding on a budget, it’s important to stay focused on realistically what you can afford and to prioritize. If you have your heart set on a warm, summer wedding date, but you’re…

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5 Reasons To Plan A Party Indoors In The Summer

When the sun is out, you might stray from the idea of spending a couple hours indoors for a private event; however, they’re actually several reasons to plan a party indoors in the summer that you should consider. Here’s one: frizz-free hair. Plus, they’re some really fun activities that can…

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The Most Important Wedding Details For A Last Minute Wedding

While it’s great to have ample time to plan a wedding, it’s not always the case. Whether a plan to elope fell through the cracks, you’re up for a spontaneous adventure, or you have a short deadline to meet, you might feel the pressure to prepare last minute details for…

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5 Tips For Planning A Team-Building Event In The Spring

There are several benefits to planning a team-building event: it boosts collaboration, communication, and productivity within the workplace by fostering a team of dedicated and friendly co-workers. Knowing how to plan a great team building event can make the day even more enjoyable and effective, and it might encourage employees…

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How To Plan A Memorable Graduation Party

Congratulations! With four years of school over, it’s time to open the doors to the next chapter in your life. Such a victory calls for an awesome event, so knowing how to plan a graduation party that will exceed your expectations can make this moment that much more memorable. By…

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5 Tips For Boosting Attendance At Your Next Event

So, you’ve put together a delicious round of appetizers, an inspiring guest performance, a silent auction, and a list of giveaways and raffle prizes. Now you just need the people! When planning a party, it’s important to find ways to boost attendance at an event, as securing enough ticket sales…

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5 Benefits Of Planning A Team Building Event

For a company to thrive, its team must be in sync. When there’s a positive work culture, it’s easy to feed off of one another’s energy and be productive. There are so many benefits of planning a team building event, and knowing how to plan a team building event will…

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6 Unique Dessert Options That Can Be Better Than Cake

What’s often one of the better parts of an event? The cake. However, with new trends in desserts on the rise, the traditional cake can easily be replaced with innovative and creative recipes sure to satisfy any sugar craving. Whether you go the chocolate, citrus, or savory route, these unique…

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5 Trends In Private Events For 2017

It’s the New Year, and that means it’s time to celebrate! Let the festivities continue. With 2017, there have been new trends in event planning in order to elevate the guest experience, attendance rate, and overall success of private events. With greater emphasis on marketing techniques, technology and social media,…

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7 Tips For Planning An Awesome Fundraising Event

When creating a checklist for your next fundraising event, it’s important to be organized and clear with your time, direction, and audience. Once you choose you venue, you can focus on planning a great fundraising event that will meet your expectations in both turnout and donations. All successful galas include…

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5 New Year’s Eve Appetizers Perfect For A Crowd

It’s almost time to ring in the New Year! Yet, 2016 would never be complete without a celebration to remember. When planning a New Year’s Eve party, food should be of top priority. It’s no secret that having awesome New Year’s Eve appetizers will impress your guests and boost the…

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5 Holiday Desserts For An Awesome Event

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: party, after party, after party. While it might seem hectic at times, there’s no doubt that the holiday food and drinks are totally worth the effort. It’s also fun to host your own event, and providing holiday dessert recipes…

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5 Small Details That Can Make Your Event Unforgettable

When planning an event, it’s important to nail down your venue, guest list, and entertainment ahead of time; however, once that’s finished, it’s time to explore opportunities to elevate the event’s quality and standards. As in life, the little things really matter, and when it comes to hosting a private…

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5 Delicious Appetizers To Have At Your Next Event

While we all might want to think that our guests show up solely for us, we have to be honest: people stay for the food. No occasion is complete without a great round of delicious appetizers and quintessential “party foods” to wow your guests and satiate their palates. Beyond taste,…

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5 Tips for Choosing a Venue for Your Corporate Event

When planning a corporate event, it’s important to be organized, practical, and efficient regarding all the deadlines, bookings, and research that go into constructing an affair. Party planning definitely takes time and patience, but if you know how to choose the right venue for your event, it can immediately make…

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5 Awesome Themes For Your Next Holiday Party

Holiday parties represent joy and community, as it’s a time for people to gather and share in memorable experiences that represent the merry season. No matter religion or cause, the holidays are a time to bring people together in high spirits and cheerful celebration. Thus, choosing an awesome holiday party…

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5 Exciting Activities For A Weekday Event

Events shouldn’t be held solely to Friday and Saturday nights, as there are plenty of other days of the week that make for a prime, nighttime get-together. A weekday event brings about a new energy—one that exudes the typical, cooped-up-at-work restlessness and a need for a drink, a few good…

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7 Trends In Team Building Activities To Look Out For Now

Team building events are all the rage: between the opportunities to connect and build deeper relationships with co-workers and to inject a bit of fun and humor into the rather mundane workweek, it’s a great way to spend a day. Thus, scheduling a team building event can enhance your business…

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5 Reasons To Have A Weekday Event

Why should Saturday night get all the fun? There are many advantages to hosting an event during the week, as mid-week social gatherings can offer much needed solace and excitement to combat the monotony of the average workweek. Rather than heading home, kicking off your shoes and plopping on the…

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5 Awesome Things To Do For Entertainment At Your Next Event

While establishing the logistics should be a top priority upon planning your event, such as date, venue and guest list, it’s also important to devote time to focus on the little things that can make your event even more special and memorable. By choosing the right entertainment, décor, and other…

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5 Ways To Make Your Event More Exciting

It’s easy to jazz up a standard event to make it more lively and original. By adding in accouterments to enhance the atmosphere, décor, theme and energy of the event at hand, you can wow your guests and create a mood that is stimulating and memorable. Once date, venue and…

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7 Ways To Make Event Planning Less Stressful

When planning an event, it’s likely that you will encounter roadblocks and stress. There are many details that go into event execution, and such precision can pose quite the challenge. Thus, it is important to remain calm and collected and to plan well in advance in order to make event…

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9 Fun Things To Do For A Non-For Profit Event

Fundraising events can be a great way to popularize an organization and raise money for a terrific cause. The only caveat: the event must be successful. Putting in the time and energy to plan efficiently, and well in advance, will allow an event to run smoothly and truly astound guests.…

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How To Keep Your Team Motivated After A Corporate Event

Planning a corporate event can really strengthen a company’s team by bringing co-workers together and increasing their ability to collaborate. Apart from the workplace benefits, a corporate outing also makes for a fun and exciting way to enjoy the day and establish long-term relationships. By choosing activities that emphasize team…

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5 Must-Haves For Wedding Setup

In order to make one of the most important days in your life special and stress-free, it’s important to gather all the necessary items that will take your event to new heights. Choosing the right activities, entertainment, food and décor will both wow guests and deliver the wedding that you…

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5 Ways To Rock Your Next Corporate Team Building Event

Team building events can be incredibly beneficial within a corporate setting, as employees learn to trust one another and cooperate in a more productive fashion. Apart from these work benefits, they are also fun! It’s nice to get off-site once a while, clear the day of the standard to-do list,…

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5 Reasons To Host An Indoor Event In The Summer

After months of cold temperatures and snow, it’s needless to say that once summer arrives, Chicagoans can’t get enough of being outdoors. Chicago summers are beautiful: abundant in sunshine and smiling faces. However, too much sun exposure can also have its drawbacks. Planning an indoor event in the summer has…

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5 Ways To Plan The Perfect Graduation Party

As far as momentous occasions go, Graduation Day is at the top of the list. It can be both exciting and scary to close one chapter and open another, but after four years of high school or college under your belt, it’s fair to say that a major celebration is…

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4 Reasons To Throw A Wedding on Friday or Sunday

Saturday night has stolen the spotlight for far too long. Not only are most weddings held on Saturdays, forcing many attendees to choose between several invitations, but that day of the week can also limit your venue, pricing, and accommodations due to its high demand. There are so many fun…

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10 Mitzvah Themes Everyone Will Love

At Viper Alley, we love hosting bar and bat mitzvahs. For such a memorable, special moment in a family’s life, it’s important to make sure all details are right and really showcase your child’s personality. The greatest way to accomplish this is to pick a theme that can tie food,…

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Carrying the Weight of Holiday Party Sleigh-t

By: J.T. Bohland Jingle and Mingle! Oh, What Fun! Holiday Cheers to the Year! Let’s Get Elfed Up! Eat, Drink and be Merry! Any of these sound familiar? If you haven’t yet encountered one of these festive and yet cliché holiday phrases, I’d venture as far to say that you…

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Throwback

In Memoriam By: J.T. Bohland Bands, concerts, head-banging, mosh pits, cold beer on a Friday night…this is rock- and-roll…this was Viper Alley. A venue made famous for throwing the biggest parties in town, while attracting both up-and-coming and famous artists alike, Viper Alley was no stranger to the rock-and-roll lifestyle.…

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Holiday Party Marketing Campaign for Viper Alley!

Concept and Design by: J.T. Bohland Viper Alley’s “industrial chic” interior meets today’s demand for flexible event environments that are both casual and upscale and also comes fully equipped with our complete kitchen, AV, staging and a six lane private bowling facility. Viper Alley is perfect for hosting weddings, team-building…

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Look and Book

By: J.T. Bohland Oktoberfest, Sweetest Day, National Bosses Day, Halloween. When October falls upon us, it rakes in a pile of entertaining festivities and reasons to celebrate. The trends of this month are typically focused around carving pumpkins, jumping into piles of freshly gathered leaves, drinking cider perfectly paired with…

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How To Refocus Your Team After A Long Summer

Yikes—it’s August already and sadly that points to summer coming to an end. That means…

read more

4 Reasons To Host An Indoor, Corporate Event In The Summer

The best way to maintain employee morale and foster professional relationships? Create some fun, team-building…

read more

5 Wedding Theme Ideas That Are Perfect For Summer

Summer means wedding season—between beautiful, bright flowers and light, fruity cocktails—it’s a great setting for…

read more

5 Tips For Planning A Last Minute Event

Planning an event can take some serious effort—so what are you to do if you’re…

read more

How To Plan A Summer Wedding On A Budget

Summer is wedding season, and as with any high-demand situations, price isn’t always friendly. If…

read more

5 Reasons To Plan A Party Indoors In The Summer

When the sun is out, you might stray from the idea of spending a couple…

read more

The Most Important Wedding Details For A Last Minute Wedding

While it’s great to have ample time to plan a wedding, it’s not always the…

read more

5 Tips For Planning A Team-Building Event In The Spring

There are several benefits to planning a team-building event: it boosts collaboration, communication, and productivity…

read more

How To Plan A Memorable Graduation Party

Congratulations! With four years of school over, it’s time to open the doors to the…

read more

5 Tips For Boosting Attendance At Your Next Event

So, you’ve put together a delicious round of appetizers, an inspiring guest performance, a silent…

read more

5 Benefits Of Planning A Team Building Event

For a company to thrive, its team must be in sync. When there’s a positive…

read more

6 Unique Dessert Options That Can Be Better Than Cake

What’s often one of the better parts of an event? The cake. However, with new…

read more

5 Trends In Private Events For 2017

It’s the New Year, and that means it’s time to celebrate! Let the festivities continue.…

read more

7 Tips For Planning An Awesome Fundraising Event

When creating a checklist for your next fundraising event, it’s important to be organized and…

read more

5 New Year’s Eve Appetizers Perfect For A Crowd

It’s almost time to ring in the New Year! Yet, 2016 would never be complete…

read more

5 Holiday Desserts For An Awesome Event

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: party, after party, after…

read more

5 Small Details That Can Make Your Event Unforgettable

When planning an event, it’s important to nail down your venue, guest list, and entertainment…

read more

5 Delicious Appetizers To Have At Your Next Event

While we all might want to think that our guests show up solely for us,…

read more

5 Tips for Choosing a Venue for Your Corporate Event

When planning a corporate event, it’s important to be organized, practical, and efficient regarding all…

read more

5 Awesome Themes For Your Next Holiday Party

Holiday parties represent joy and community, as it’s a time for people to gather and…

read more

5 Exciting Activities For A Weekday Event

Events shouldn’t be held solely to Friday and Saturday nights, as there are plenty of…

read more

7 Trends In Team Building Activities To Look Out For Now

Team building events are all the rage: between the opportunities to connect and build deeper…

read more

5 Reasons To Have A Weekday Event

Why should Saturday night get all the fun? There are many advantages to hosting an…

read more

5 Awesome Things To Do For Entertainment At Your Next Event

While establishing the logistics should be a top priority upon planning your event, such as…

read more

5 Ways To Make Your Event More Exciting

It’s easy to jazz up a standard event to make it more lively and original.…

read more

7 Ways To Make Event Planning Less Stressful

When planning an event, it’s likely that you will encounter roadblocks and stress. There are…

read more

9 Fun Things To Do For A Non-For Profit Event

Fundraising events can be a great way to popularize an organization and raise money for…

read more

How To Keep Your Team Motivated After A Corporate Event

Planning a corporate event can really strengthen a company’s team by bringing co-workers together and…

read more

5 Must-Haves For Wedding Setup

In order to make one of the most important days in your life special and…

read more

5 Ways To Rock Your Next Corporate Team Building Event

Team building events can be incredibly beneficial within a corporate setting, as employees learn to…

read more

5 Reasons To Host An Indoor Event In The Summer

After months of cold temperatures and snow, it’s needless to say that once summer arrives,…

read more

5 Ways To Plan The Perfect Graduation Party

As far as momentous occasions go, Graduation Day is at the top of the list.…

read more

4 Reasons To Throw A Wedding on Friday or Sunday

Saturday night has stolen the spotlight for far too long. Not only are most weddings…

read more

10 Mitzvah Themes Everyone Will Love

At Viper Alley, we love hosting bar and bat mitzvahs. For such a memorable, special…

read more

Carrying the Weight of Holiday Party Sleigh-t

By: J.T. Bohland Jingle and Mingle! Oh, What Fun! Holiday Cheers to the Year! Let’s…

read more

Throwback

In Memoriam By: J.T. Bohland Bands, concerts, head-banging, mosh pits, cold beer on a Friday…

read more

Holiday Party Marketing Campaign for Viper Alley!

Concept and Design by: J.T. Bohland Viper Alley’s “industrial chic” interior meets today’s demand for…

read more

Look and Book

By: J.T. Bohland Oktoberfest, Sweetest Day, National Bosses Day, Halloween. When October falls upon us,…

read more