There are so many ways to host a special event, but many people don’t know all of the services that are available if you hire a professional “Special Events Vendor” which offers more than just a event rentals.

Here are some “Did You Know?” resources which will help you understand all that we can do for you.

How to Build a Teamwork Mentality

by Lisa Bigelow
Offsite professional team-building activities help establish trust.

When a group of two or more people work together to accomplish a goal, that’s teamwork. How effectively and happily the team works together is another matter entirely, and getting a disparate group of employees or volunteers to work as one is frequently difficult. Nevertheless, building a […]


25 Event Themes That Ooze Style

April 15, 2017

Admire or get inspired by some of these new and classic event themes that have a stylish twist.  An event theme is a central idea upon which the rest of the event is based and can, therefore, be the event success or downfall, so be sure to choose wisely. It can help to add […]

The Seven Deadly Sins Of Engagement at Events & Trade Shows

In marketing “engagement” is one of the things all good marketers strive to attain for the brands they work for or clients they serve, whether it is in a trade show booth, a kiosk display, or an event. And the newest kid on the block, known as experiential marketing, requires it to succeed.

What good is […]

10-Step Company Holiday Party Planning Checklist

Most companies have a holiday party for their employees each year.

Holiday parties are ideal for gathering all of your staff, showing appreciation, and celebrating the year’s success. Nonetheless, putting on a great party also requires thoughtful coordination and planning informative post. To help you plan your company’s next holiday party, we’ve developed a checklist of […]

12 Things Event Planners Can Learn From Pokemon Go

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By: Samantha McDuffee

Team bonding brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace.

One of the most powerful reasons for team […]

July Small Business of the Month

Presented By: Newton Federal Bank


  The Small Business for July is Burgess Amusements &  Special Events.

Burgess Amusements and Special Events has over 30 years of experience coordinating, executing and providing amusements and entertainment events.  They also have employees that are involved in Leadership Newton County, Main Street and the Heartland Woman’s Civic Club.  


Report: ‘massive’ and unique entertainment industry studio coming to Covington

By Wade Marbaugh
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COVINGTON — The Economic Development office of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced to local media representatives Monday that a major production studio is coming to Covington, […]

Let us help plan your next…. Church Picnic, Youth Day, Men’s or Women’s Retreat!


Looking for the perfect venue for your next church outing? Do you need help putting together an exciting new event for your members to fellowship? Burgess Amusements & Special Events would like to provide you with new and exciting attractions for your next event, party, or holiday celebration… We can provide you with the best […]

9 Questions Every Event Planner Has Been Asked

Your career as an event planner is intriguing to many but do you find yourself answering the same questions over and over again?
Here are top nine questions I have been asked throughout my 15-year career in the event industry. Some questions show people’s interest and intrigue, some are pure ignorance and some are potentially borderline insulting! Does any of these sound familiar?
1. So You’re a Party Planner?
Erm, no, not exactly!
I predominantly organise conferences, but for some people, organising events can only mean one thing – planning parties. Although I have organised plenty of parties over the years it is not primarily how I would describe my role. I do of course have the utmost respect for creative and talented party planners and colleagues that specialise in this area and have the vision and flair to transform any space into a party paradise – much more so than I do! But likewise, as a party planner wouldn’t feel it was a fair representation if someone presumed they were a professional conference organiser, I would prefer not to be described as a party planner.
And – furthermore – why should we be pigeonholed anyway? Although there are tremendous benefits to specialising in one niche of the event industry the reality for many of us is that we are good all-rounders and run a range of events. This may be because we are looking for variety in our work, through necessity to make a living or simply to honour our loyal clients’ wishes for the events they need us to create.
2. So What Does an Event Planner Actually Do?
Where do I start?!
To us, it seems so obvious the amount of planning and detail that goes into every single event but others are simply baffled by our role and evidently think that events magically happen by themselves. This should, of course, be a huge compliment to the industry that we make it look so flawless and easy executing our events but it often comes across almost as an insult! I love taking one type of event as an example and responding back with 15 or so broad tasks an event professional will handle. Even just outlining some of the basics seems to come as a bit of a shock. I guess it highlights how some people simply are not cut out for event planning if they cannot think about the detail required for its success!
3. There’s a Degree for That?
Yes! Is it really so unbelievable?!
The argument about whether event managers are born or made rattles on and even those within the industry can have opposing views about whether an event management degree is worthwhile. Those from outside the industry can sometimes be even more incredulous. Most of the degree level event courses I am familiar with seem to have a strong business focus with modules around finance, marketing, project management, innovation, human resources, as well as specific event planning modules. All in all, they offer a solid basic education, even for those that do not end up working in the event industry in the long term. I personally think there are a lot more niche or general degree courses which deserve ridicule or wonder before an event management degree is brought into question.
4. Great – Can you Organise my Child’s Birthday Party/Wedding/Charity Fundraiser Then?
Yes, possibly. Is this actually a serious request though?
As I mentioned, many #eventprofs are good all-rounders and of course the principles of planning one type of event can and are transferable to another type of event. However at the same time as event planners it is important we learn to say “no” and not spread ourselves too thinly. In a work capacity planning a child’s birthday party or someone’s wedding is not something I would consider, there are experts out there that specialise in these areas and plenty of work to go around for everyone.
See also, point 1 and point 8!
5. How Many Celebs are in your Phone Book?
A few! But always a tricky one to answer!
In the name of professionalism and confidentiality, this is always a difficult one to answer and I always try to give a suitably vague answer. Indeed the few popstars, DJs, TV personalities, speakers, commentators and performers I have links with may be more Z list than A-list in your opinion anyway but I treasure them!

Putting Challenge II

PUTTING CHALLENGE II is an l8-hole mini-golf game which features both gameplay and practice options. Players can choose to play a 9-hole or an l8-hole game on one of six courses depending on the number of credits entered.…


Balloon Artist

Let our talented Balloon Artist create a multitude of funny animals, hats, swords, and such using nothing but ….balloons!

Balloon Artist
Proper shelter from weather & the sun is required. Protective tent can be provided at an additional charge


Negotiation Tactics for an Event Planner

Negotiation Tactics for an Event Planner 
It’s no news, negotiation goes hand-in-hand with event planning and coordination. Every step of the way towards your show includes endless talks and debates…


Brooks Lake –

We also are very proud to be the management company for Brooks Lake Special Events Facility in Conyers, GA. This facility is ideal for company picnics, church events, retreats, and team building events. If you would like to schedule a visit to see the property, we would be happy to do so at your convenience. […]

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