10 Ideas for a Red Carpet Event

Have someone open car doors for your guests, so they can step out onto the carpet in style.
Have someone open car doors for your guests, so they can step out onto the carpet in style.
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What's a red carpet event without SWAG? You may have heard celebrities talk about SWAG -- the bags full of gifts they take home from events. But did you know that SWAG is the acronym for Stuff We All Get?

The stuff your guests will all get when they leave your party will allow them to remember a spectacular night. Consider placing gifts in a Hollywood-themed gift bag, or stuff a fake film canister with goodies. Gift selections might include a copy of the CD of the evening's soundtrack or an MP3 player loaded with that same playlist, glittery nail polish, movie passes, and lollipops shaped like awards, for example.

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