ABCey’s Weekend LineUp: 8.27.15-8.30.15

We’re sadly nearing the end of summer, so make the most of these last few weekends! For those of you who aren’t part of the massive exodus to BurningMan, we have compiled a list of the top events going on in our amazing city. We’re excited for the Treasure Island Flea Market  and hoping to score some rare finds!

1. Beats & Eats

Friday, August 28th, 2015 | Five p.m to Eight| Bluxome St. Winery, SF | Free

The Bluxome St. Winery invites you to come out for a night of live music and food & wine! They feature a new food truck each week that they pair with a sampling of their wines. Once you are done eating, enjoy a dance with the live band.

Weekend Lineup

2. MasterChef Open Casting

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 | Ten a.m to Six | Parc 55 Hotel, SF | Free, but register beforehand here

Have you always dreamed of being a chef , but never had the chance? MasterChef is coming to San Francisco for open casting calls! It’s free and all are welcome. Just register and come with a prepared meal. Good luck!

Weekend Lineup

3. Bay Area Brew Fest

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 | Noon to Eight | Pier 70, SF | Tickets start at $40 and will not be sold at the door

Come out for beer, food and music at this year’s Bay Area Brew Fest. The proceeds go to charity, so you can feel good about enjoying a few drinks!

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4. Treasure Island Flea Market

Saturday and Sunday, August 29th & 30th, 2015 | Ten a.m to Four| Ave. of the Palms, Treasure Island, SF| Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door

Bring your kids, dogs and friends out to the Treasure Island Flea Market this weekend and enjoy a day of shopping, food, drinks and music. Enjoy over 400 vendors and over 25 top rated eats. For more details click here.

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5. Shakespeare in the Park

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 | Two p.m| The Presidio | Free

Take a trip back to high school to enjoy the written words of Shakespeare preformed by SF Shakes. They will be telling the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet for the first time since 1992. Bring a picnic and enjoy for free!

Weekend Lineup

What will you be doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments or on  Twitter and Facebook!

Top 5 Unique Tours in San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful city with so much to do! We love to spend our time exploring SF in ways we haven’t thought of before! ABCey has compiled some of our favorite unique and local tours, perfect for a girls night or date night. We hope someone wants to take us out on the Seaplane tour soon!

1. Night Segway Tour

Explore some of the most famous neighborhoods and sights in San Francisco while riding a Segway! This tour will take you through Chinatown, Northbeach and the Waterfront while enjoying the moonlit views. Purchase tickets here.

unique tours

2. Island Wine Getaway

Enjoy sips of vino while you sail over to Treasure Island. Once there, you can visit three wineries on a self guided tour. Enjoy as little or as much time as you like at each venue and then get back on the boat for the trip back to mainland. Purchase tickets here.

unique tours

3. Urban Hiker Tour

If you love being outdoors, hiking, and learning all about San Francisco’s rich history, this tour is for you. You can expect a five mile tour while exploring some hidden treasures and seeing some of the well know sights of SF.  Dogs allowed! Purchase tickets here.

unique tours

4. GoCar Tours

As their slogan states, this is “the cure for the common tour”. This car is equipped with a computer that talks to you. You can park and explore anywhere you’d like, and the tour continues when you continue to drive. Purchase tickets here.

unique tours

5. Seaplane Tours

See San Francisco like you never have before. Take off from the bay and fly around the famous attractions of The City. This flight is normally around 30 minutes and takes you by The Golden Gate Bridge, AT&T Park, Alcatraz and more! Purchase tickets here.

unique tours


Which tour is on your to-do list?! Let us know in the comments below or Facebook and Twitter!

Startup Monday: Antlos

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events!

Antlos is a yachting service that lets you enjoy all the fun of being at sea minus the hassle of buying a yacht or learning to sail! Antlos provides private trips around the coastline of several beautiful cities including Greece, Italy and Spain all at around $100/night per guest. This fee is all inclusive covering costs for food, fuel, and your fully trained skipper!



“Antlos is the best solution for all fans of boat holidays, a web platform that connects expert Skippers with tourists and travellers eager to experience life at the sea,” Giana, an employee with Antlos commented. She continued to say “the business model is inspired by the philosophy of sharing-economy, offering a real opportunity for users to start earning from the rental of their boat. Antlos makes boat holidays accessible to those who love the sea, but due to lack of experience and high costs have never managed to set the sails yet.”



Antlos is the perfect choice for your next vacation! We wish we could take some time off to go sailing on the European coast! Let us know what you think about this amazing startup company in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

5 Wedding Invites & Save the Dates You Have Never Seen Before

Wedding invites can set the tone for your special day and get people excited about attending! They can be formal and classic or whimsical and unique. We’ve created a list of five unique invites that we love! At ABCey our favorite is the scratcher because it builds suspense, but tell us what you think!

1. Scratcher Invite

We all know the excitement of a lotto card, but this way your guest get to win their way into your wedding! Include a penny of the year you two met for a more personal touch!

wedding Invites


2. Balloon Invite

Make your guests “inflate to save the date” with this balloon printed with wedding details! You can print in all different colors and if your guests have kids they will love the interaction this invite gives!

balloon invite


3. Puzzle Invite

Make your invite a bit of a game with this puzzle invite! Guests will have to piece their invite together before knowing all of the fun details of your special day!

wedding invties

4. Log Invite

This invite is especially good if your wedding has a bit more of a natural feel or is set outdoors. This invite is super easy and low budget but looks amazing!

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5. Invite in a Can

This idea is definitely unique but can be so fun! Put your simple invite in a can and then seal. Guests will have to open up the can to get to the invite, and you can also add fun decor or objects inside to get guests even more excited!

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Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

ABCey’s Weekend Lineup 7.31.2015 – 8.2.2015

It’s that time of the week again and we couldn’t be more excited! ABCey’s Weekend Lineup has all the must see events in the city. We’re personally looking forward to the American Craft Council Show and Beyond the Fence Trunk Show. Hope to see you there!


Featured Event: TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital 2015

Friday, July 31st, 2015 | 5:30- 9:00 pm | Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park | SOLD OUT?!

TechCrunch is hosting their 10th annual summer party event this Friday along Sand Hill Road! Look forward to start-up demos, networking opportunities, giveaways, and drinks! Tickets are currently sold out, but maybe you’ll get lucky and get your hands on a pair. You won’t want to miss out. Happy hunting!

tech crunch


 1.  Chocolate and Art Show 

Thursday, July 30th – August 1st, 2015 | 8:00 pm | SOMArts Cultural Center | $10

Indulge in your weekend with chocolate and entertainment! The Chocolate and Art Show will be held in SOMA of San Francisco. This event will feature up and coming artists, photographers, and creators! Activities to include body painting, free nail/ henna tattoos, live music, etc. Tickets available here.

chocolate art show


2. Darius Rucker “Southern Style” Tour

Friday, July 31st, 2015 | 7:00 pm | Shoreline Ampitheatre | Starting from $31

Put on your cowboy boots and come on out to see Darius Rucker this Friday! To sweeten the pot, Brett Eldredge, Brother Osborne and A Thousand Horse will be there too. So come on out and listen to some great music! Tickets are still available here.

ABCey's Weekend Lineup 7.31.2015 - 8.2.2015


3. American Craft Council Show

Friday, July 31st, 2015 – Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 |Times vary depending on day| Fort Mason| $12

At this years American Craft Council Show there will be over 225 artists selling their handmade jewelry, clothes, decor and more. This is a must for all craft lovers!  Buy tickets here.

Weekend Lineup

4. BattleSFO Outdoor Lasertag Picnic Party

Saturday, August 1st, 2015|12pm-4:30pm| Junipero Serra Park| $42

This outdoor lasertag party will take place over a 6 acre playing field in the hills of San Bruno. All of the gear will be provided for you along with drinks, snacks and music!  Buy tickets here.

Weekend lineup

5. Beyond the Fence Playa Trunk Show & Happy Hour

Saturday, August 1st, 2015|12pm-8pm| Pier 70| $3-5 Donation

Stop by Pier 70 for a fun-filled day of shopping, food, music, and dancing! Pier 70 Partners and Wild Feather & the Space Cowboys are hosting their 9th annual Beyond the Fence Playa Trunk Show. Look forward to a variety of DJ’s and vendors for FREE (donations encouraged)!

beyond the fence


Which events will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook!

Startup Monday: Luxe

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events!

Luxe Valet

Luxe Valet is the answer to all of your parking woes. With service in major cities around the US, it’s sure to solve the biggest struggle of all — dare we say it — parking! This could be a great service to use for event parking as well, since we don’t want our guests wasting their time looking for parking spots!

The service can even be used in the morning to go to work, or in the evening to meet friends for drinks or dinner. What’s so great about Luxe is that they fit your lifestyle, so if you think you’re going to be drinking that night and don’t want to get behind the wheel (and you definitely shouldn’t) in select neighborhoods, you can have them drop your car off at your house if you have a garage or dedicated parking spot!

luxe valet

How it works: First you download their app, available on iOS or Android. Select where you want to drop off your car and it will show which driver will pick it up. Not only will they park it, but if you wish, they will even wash and/or fill up your tank! luxe valet

They charge around $5.00 an hour, which for the convenience and price of parking in major cities, is definitely a steal. When you’re all set, simply tell the driver to come to get you. They will drop your car off wherever you’d like as long as it’s within their service boundaries. We know we’ll be trying this app soon & we hope you will too!

Tell us what you think about Luxe! Would you use this app? Let us know with a comment or message us on Twitter & Facebook!


ABCey’s Weekend Lineup 7.24.2105 -7.26.2015

Thank goodness the weekend is finally (almost) here! We can’t wait to spend a few days hanging out with friends and family. ABCey has your weekly weekend lineup with so many great picks. We can’t decide which is our favorite!


1. Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences: Dinosaur Night

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015|6pm-10pm| California Academy of Sciences| $12, 21+ 

Watch Jurassic Park and explore the museum with a cocktail in hand! Get an up close and personal look at some of the coolest things the museum has to offer!


nightlife, weekend lineup

2. Gilroy Garlic Festival

Friday, July 24th – Sunday July 26th, 2015|10am-7pm|Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy|Adult tickets starting from $20

One of the Bay Area’s favorite festivals is finally here! The gilroy garlic festival is home to tons of live music, arts and of course, garlic. This is one you can’t miss out on! Buy tickets here.

Gilroy Garlic Festival weekend lineup


3. Berkeley Kite Festival

Saturday, July 25th – Sunday, July 26th, 2015|10am -6pm| Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina| Free Admission

Kite flying isn’t just for kids. This annual event is one of the funniest activities in Berkeley! There will be live music, free kite lessons and even a petting zoo. And to sweeten the pot, admission is free.

Berkeley kite festival

berkeley kite festival

berkeley kite festival

4. Bay Bridge Series

Saturday, July 25th, 2015|1pm| AT&T Park|Starting from $45

Come out to watch both of our Bay Area baseball teams take on one another at AT&T park this Saturday at 1:00pm. This is sure to be one of the most exciting games of the season! Buy tickets here.

Bay bridge series

Oakland A's


 5. 80’s Prom

Saturday, July 26th, 2015| 9pm-1am| The Julia Morgan Ballroom|Starting at $65

Want to relive the high school glory days? Well now is your chance! Come out to support at risk youth and dance the night away at this 80’s Prom party. This event is 21+ and is located at the Morgan Ballroom. Buy tickets here.

80s prom, weekend lineup


80's prom



Will you be attending any of these events? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

3 DIY Creative Lighting Ideas

Lighting can be one of the most important aspects of an event. It can help set the mood, create focus and draw attention. Guests may not even be aware of the power of lighting, but these creative lighting ideas are sure to get their attention.

1. String Light Strands Vertically

Light strands are inexpensive and easy to find. You can create a totally new look by stringing them vertically or you can create your own “chandelier” by draping the lights.

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2. Turning unexpected objects into lamp shades

Virtually anything can be turned into a lamp shade. This is your chance to do something creative and reflect the theme of the party. It’s easy and can make all the difference at your next event. creative lighting


creative lighting


3. Rustic Tree Branch Chandelier

This one will take a bit more effort, but the results are absolutely stunning. Your guests will be so blown away by this piece and your artistic ability. Don’t worry, it’s simpler than it looks. Find instructions here.


creative lighting


We hope these brighten your day as much as they did ours. Let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

3 Unique Food Bar Ideas for Your Next Party

Ever get tired of the same old menu for parties? ABCey has three food bar ideas that are sure to put a new spin on party food and make your taste buds scream “thank you”! The first two ideas are especially great for any event where little ones are invited!


1. Waffle Bar

Waffles are a fan favorite. For your next brunch event, make things easy on yourself by having your own waffle bar! The batter can be made a day ahead and you can just leave a waffle-maker plugged in so guests can help themselves. This is sure to be a delicious crowd pleaser!

food bar waffles


2. Mac-n-Cheese Bar

Who doesn’t love mac-n-cheese? There are so many fun things to add to the cheesy goodness, the possibilities are endless! Our favorites are truffle shavings and some crispy bread crumbs!

Food Bar mac n cheese


3. Oyster Bar

For those who are having a fancier affair, or just love these little guys, an oyster bar can be a big hit! This one does require a bit more planning, but it will be worth it! These refreshing bites are perfect for those summer get togethers!

food bar oysters


food bar aw shucks

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3 Summer Bridal Bouquets for the Unique Bride

There are tons of ways to make your wedding bouquet reflect your personality for your special day. ABCey has a few ideas for a summer bridal bouquets that aren’t so traditional. Our personal favorite is the bright succulents!


1. Succulent Bouquets

Succulents are becoming more and more popular as home decor, with California’s drought! But succulents can also make for gorgeous wedding bouquets!Summer Bridal Bouquets





2. Shell Bouquets

The beach is a popular venue for summer weddings and for good reason!  Shell bouquets are the perfect pairing — they incorporate the ocean and go right along with the theme. Shell bouquets are also easy to preserve, so you can have them forever!Summer Bridal Bouquets



Summer Bridal Bouquets


3. Non-Floral Bouquets

For an easy and beautiful bouquet, you can use nontraditional items like wheat and driftwood. They can be just as stunning and are simple to make if you want a fun DIY project! Check out these nontraditional bouquets below for some inspiration.


Summer Bridal Bouquets

Summer Bridal Bouquets

What do you think of these bouquet alternatives? If you loved these as much as we did, let us know on Twitter or Facebook!