5 Pro Tips for Working with an Event Planner

Posted on September 2, 2015 in Party Tips | Leave a Comment


By definition, parties and conferences are supposed to be fun, right? While it’s no sweat to simply show up as a guest and have a good time, planning an event can be a daunting task, particularly if you’re hosting a huge get-together, dealing with an unwieldy budget or navigating through a sea of other variables…

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Fun Things to Do in Austin – September 2015

Posted on August 31, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment


After a long, hot summer and too many 100-degree days to count, we’re finally seeing the first signs of scarf season with its tall boots and hot lattes in tow. As usual, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Austin, so we’ve rounded up our top picks for September. From belly laughs to…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the JW Marriott Austin

Posted on August 21, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment


These days, it seems like something exciting is always happening in downtown Austin. Having steadily risen to the top of all sorts of ‘top 10′ lists of cities in which to live, work, play, eat, be single, start a business, and so on, the capital of the Lone Star State has been standing squarely in…

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A Sweet Austin Wedding Filled with Love

Posted on August 19, 2015 in Weddings | Leave a Comment

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Ask any pair of newlyweds what they remember most about their wedding day, and some may have a funny story or two about something that happened on the way down the aisle or what Aunt Mildred said at the reception after one Old Fashioned too many, but most just remember love. It’s safe to say that’s…

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Marriott Masters 2015 Comes to the JW Marriott Austin, Planned by Kennedy DMC Austin

Posted on August 18, 2015 in Corporate Events, DMC | Leave a Comment

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Every year, the JW Marriott family of hotels hosts an all-out, multi-day celebration that brings together a thousand or so of the country’s top meeting planners at the hottest new hotel in the brand’s portfolio. This year, of course, the venue was none other than the brand new JW Marriott Austin, the city’s premier downtown…

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How to Pick the Right Destination Management Company

Posted on August 13, 2015 in Corporate Events, DMC | Leave a Comment


When you’re putting together an important professional event, whether it’s a conference, a summit, a retreat, or a special occasion without a precedent, choosing the right planning partner is key. If you’re hosting your event in a different city than your own, the stakes are even higher when it comes to selecting a team of…

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Naturally Beautiful: Kennedy Outfits the Conscious Capitalism Annual Meeting

Posted on August 12, 2015 in Best of Austin, Corporate Events | Leave a Comment


For the past few years, Kennedy Creative Events has had the privilege of providing decor services for an exceptional client: Conscious Capitalism. The Conscious Capitalism Annual Meeting brings together CEOs across a variety of sectors to talk ethics, eco practices, and social responsibility as it relates to their businesses, it’s a perfect time for participants…

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Why You Should Hire a DMC

Posted on August 11, 2015 in Corporate Events, DMC | Leave a Comment


Have you ever tried to pull together a massive professional event in a city that isn’t yours and wish you could either a) clone yourself or b) summon a magic genie to grant all your wishes and tie up those loose ends that never seem to stop? Chances are, you could have saved a lot…

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The Best Events in Austin – August 2015

Posted on August 4, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment

Cinema East Austin

As summer begins to wind down (and not a moment too soon — this heat is intense!), there’s no shortage of fun to be had in and around our awesome city. With overlapping options all month long, no one has an excuse for boredom as the dog days drag on into (hopefully) cooler temperatures come…

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Austin Brewery and Distillery Tours Worth Checking Out

Posted on July 17, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment

Deep Eddy

One of the perks of a city filled with foodies, makers and craftsmen of every stripe is the fact that there’s never a shortage of amazing food and drinks to be enjoyed. As Austin has established its place at the forefront of American cuisine in recent years, local beer and spirit makers have begun taking…

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Summer Fun: The Best Events in Austin Summer 2015

Posted on July 13, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment


With the 4th of July behind us and Labor Day quite a few weeks away, we’re squarely in the dog days of summer here in the heart of Texas. Luckily for locals and visitors alike, though, there’s so much to do that it’s almost impossible to narrow down the best events in Austin. Here, we’ve…

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Favorites in the 512: What Are the Best Patios in Austin?

Posted on June 30, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment

Mozart's Yelp Austin

Each spring, when the bluebonnets have once again blanketed Austin’s green spaces and the evenings start getting longer, it’s almost like a big bell rings in the sky, declaring the beginning of what’s known around town as “patio season.” Given the city’s endless array of food trucks, cafes, bars and eateries galore, there’s never a…

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Favorites in the 512: Where’s the Best Brunch in Austin?

Posted on June 17, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment

Olivia Yelp Austin

Austin doesn’t mess around when it comes to food. Home to America’s best BBQ joint, a slew of tex-mex havens and a host of inventive chefs doing incredible things with locally-sourced ingredients straight from the heart of Texas, we’re no slouch in the deliciousness department. And given our laid-back sense of joie de vivre, it’s…

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17 Austin Summer Fun Ideas for Beating the Heat

Posted on June 2, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment

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Our fair city is a lot of amazing things, but “temperate in the summer” isn’t one of them. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of Austin summer fun ideas for beating the heat while the temps are over 90 (and 100, for that matter). Scroll on down for a host of ways to keep cool all the…

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Spring Has Sprung: The Best April-May Events in Austin

Posted on April 21, 2015 in Best of Austin | Leave a Comment

LifeWorks Austin White Party

It’s that time of year: the bluebonnets are back, the sweaters are tucked away and it’s officially drinks-on-the-patio season. With such amazing temperatures and community events and diversions galore, we couldn’t help but compile a list of the most awesome April-May events in Austin, from a charity bash and a comedy fest to Sunday afternoons…

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A Perfectly Classic Company Party

Posted on March 3, 2015 in Corporate Events | Leave a Comment

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We’ve planned and produced a lot of corporate events in our day, and we have to say, the art of throwing a classic company party never gets old. And with the arrival of a bustling, drop-dead gorgeous new hotel smack in the middle of downtown Austin (namely, the JW Marriott), we’re taking on more galas,…

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A Cool Corporate Event with Artistic Austin Charm

Posted on February 28, 2015 in Corporate Events | Leave a Comment

Judy Paul painter

One of our favorite hotel management clients recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and we couldn’t help but roll out all the stops with a cool corporate event. Taking over one of Austin’s greatest hotels, we drenched the space in a casual Austin vibe, with modern twists on Texas classics and a general air of awesomeness….

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A, Like, Totally Awesome 80s Party

Posted on February 25, 2015 in Corporate Events | Leave a Comment

corporate 80s event

When one of our frequent corporate clients asked us to plan a totally awesome 80s party to help break in the new JW Marriott in downtown Austin this month, we decided to make like Marty McFly and go all the way back in time. Transforming a beautiful modern ballroom into a neon-drenched prom scene straight…

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Big Night: Oscar Party Planning Tips

Posted on February 20, 2015 in General | Leave a Comment

Oscar party tips

The 87th annual Academy Awards season is upon us, culminating in the big show this Sunday night. Whether you’ve been following the nominations from the very start or just want to check out the couture on the red carpet, we’ve got a trio of Oscar party planning tips to cap your weekend off right. Roll…

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So Austin-tatious: An Austin-Inspired Wedding

Posted on February 11, 2015 in Weddings | Leave a Comment

laid-back bridal fashion

The best memories in life come from those moments in which we’re truly ourselves — when pretense falls away, when we stop worrying about rules and expectations, when we’re truly doing what we love with the people we adore. That’s a perfect way to describe Caren and Kent’s Austin-inspired wedding, held at Star Hill Ranch…

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