Category Archives: #YHELifeHacks

Maximize your bloom while minimizing your gloom – Donate your event florals

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Spring has sprung (and briefly unsprung…), but we at Yellow House love this time of year. Flowers start blooming which instantly puts a pep in our step and sparks our creativity when it comes to event design. Who doesn’t love a floral wall or ceiling flora? While these creative ideas can be great, the disposal of florals after events is often overlooked and coordinating the donation of florals can be overwhelming.

Enter a brand new charity to solve the problem: ReBLOOM!

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Holiday Gift Guide – Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

With Christmas 2 days away we compiled a list of fun gift ideas and some of our favourite things for stocking stuffers or for any last minute add ons!


  1. Hudson’s Bay Red Olympic Mitts  2. Taco Cord & Knot’s holder 3. Sriracha On-The-Go Key Chain  4. Awake Chocolate 5. Colouring Books 6. The Abnormal Beauty Company – Hand Chemistry Cream


Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays from YellowHouse Events!

#YHELifeHack #4 Event Kit Must-Haves

“To be prepared is half the victory.”
–  Miguel de Cervantes.

We have to agree with Mr. Cervantes here. At every event we ensure there’s a packed “event kit” ready at our fingertips! We typically like to have our event kit in a suitcase on wheels, so that we can literally roll into town, hop in and out of cabs, check it in on flights and be prepared for anything..

Aside from the obvious items for any event kit like: pens, sharpies, staplers, scissors, hole puncher and lots of tape (duct and scotch – not the beverage type – the tape type),  here are some of the more interesting and unexpected items we never leave The House without:


  • A portable Printer with the right paper and ink [coloured and black & white ink
  • Batteries [of all types]
  • Safety Pins [in case of “wardrobe malfunctions”]
  • Extension Cord(s)
  • USB(s)
  • Bandages and first aid supplies  [events can be dangerous]
  • Hand Sanitizer and Tide-to-Go [events can be messy]
  • Screen wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Tylenol or Aspirin [events can go to your head]
  • Fresh socks, ballet slippers and insoles [to help us think on our feet]
  • Mints [avoid coffee and doritos breath from those skipped meals and long hours]
  • Our new fav polaroid insta-camera [to keep us smiling]
  • An SPro by ZTE [this pocket sized projector can add last minute signage anywhere]
  • Dongle [yes, this word makes us giggle too, but when your speaker shows up with an incompatible  computer, it’s always good to have a convertor handy]
  • And most importantly…caffeinated snacks! [Awake chocolate bars are our “go to”]

What are your event kit must-haves? Tweet us at @YellowHouseTO or show us on instagram @YellowHouseEvents


#YHELifeHack #3 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

You love your mom right? But you just haven’t had time to plan for Mother’s Day on Sunday [yes, it’s this Sunday, May 8th]! At YellowHouse, we make life easier for our clients, so for this week’s #YHELifeHack we have compiled a list of our best, last minute Mother’s Day gifts to help you plan a special day for the amazing woman responsible for well … your existence. You’re welcome.

  1.  For the hard-working mom


Is your mom too busy to schedule an appointment to a spa? Why not bring the spa to her? Mobile Massage will bring registered massage therapists to your doorstep when it suits her. This way you give her the gift card on Sunday and she can enjoy her gift on a day she chooses.

  1. For the busy mom


Some moms love to cook, but don’t have time to shop and plan the meals as well. Meet Chef’s Plate, who will deliver fresh, portioned ingredients and curated recipes right to your door. No shopping, just simple, gourmet cooking…with a glass of wine in one hand. Better still, you could cook the meal for her while she sips the wine and really make her proud.

  1. For the hard-to-impress mom

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Do you have a hip mom who changes her style so often you can’t keep up? Why not hire a personal shopper at her favourite store?  She’ll be impressed by your gesture and her fashion game will stay on point. Or on fleek. [If she is really hip, she will know what that means.]

Personal Stylist

  1. Need a gift on a budget?

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No money, no worries. Mom still loves you!

Take your mom out for a budget friendly picnic at one of many scenic spots in your city. Find out where the cherry blossoms are in bloom or pick a lakeside picnic table or, if you really want to tug at mom’s heart strings, go to a park she used to take you to as a kid. Hit up the dollar store for some colourful plates and an inexpensive blanket and even if it’s just PB&J sammies, you will be her favorite kid! Trust us.


5.) Need more gift ideas stat? Yes, there’s an app for that!

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 3.25.05 PMTry the Giftagram app (download for free on any IOS or android device). The app curates best in class products from local and international retailers. Whether you select locally made donut-macarons, a unique flower arrangement, or a gift card to mom’s favourite hot spot, Giftagram has you covered. So, while you are at the game tonight, or on a patio enjoying happy hour, you can select and ship mom’s gift right to her door. Win-win.

Giftagram app



#YHELifeHack – How to break in shoes just in time for an event!


What you need: Shoes, Thick Socks, a Blow dryer.


Step One: Wear the thick socks.

Step Two: Put on the shoes you would like to stretch out.

Step Three: Blow dry in low heat. For maximum benefit stretch your feet out as you blow dry them.

Step Four: Keep the shoes on while they cool down after you finish blow drying each shoe.

Step Five: If they are comfortable you are done and ready to dance the night away!