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Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Check-Off List

Posted by Kimberly Baeth on 8/21/2015 to Blog Posts

Congratulations on scheduling your ribbon cutting! When preparing for the big day there are hundreds of details to consider and with all the hustle and bustle, some of the most important aspects are often overlooked. Remember, you only have one chance to make a great first impression, and we want to help you make it count!

We are here to help "WOW" your guests with our professional services and high-quality products. All of the items listed below (and more) are available in our warehouse, ready to aid you in hosting a memorable event. Merchandise pictures and prices can be found on our website at To schedule a complimentary meeting and a package suitable to your needs and budget, simply call us at 515-986-2154, or email [email protected].

We wish you the best during this time of preparation and with the help of this checklist and our services and products, we’re certain your big event will be very successful!

  • Grand Opening Guide Book (available in pdf or bound ver-sions)
  • Ribbon Cutting Guide Book
  • Press Release(s)
  • Invitations/Flyers/Postcards
  • Giant Scissors – rent or purchase custom colors and logos
  • Wide Ribbon (custom with your logo)
  • Giant Bows (to anchor your Ribbon)
  • Stanchions (to hold your ribbon ends)
  • Balloons (stock, custom or Grand Opening)
  • Grand Opening Banners (Custom or Stock)
  • Flags (Grand Opening or Custom)
  • Pennants (Stock or Custom)
  • Red Carpet (or any color to match your theme)
  • Outside Attention-Getters (we suggest a Cloud Buster Kit)
  • Door Prizes
  • Door Prize Boxes (clear plastic or colored cardboard styles available)
  • Giveaways with your business name on them – Promo items* we will beat or match any prices on these giveaway items, no middlemen!
  • Table Rentals—Buffet or High Cocktail Tables
  • Plates, Napkins, Cups, Silverware & Tablecloths
  • Centerpieces for tables
  • Candy Buffet—they are trending now and in your custom colors
  • Linens for tables or plastic covers
  • Food and Beverages
  • Ice or Ice Sculptures
  • Grand Opening Mints in your colors (or logo custom mints)
  • Sound System, Tent, Sky Puppet Rentals
  • Waste Management Supplies - rental options
  • Directional Signage
  • Theme Sets and Props
  • Costume Characters/Mascots/Live Mannequins
  • Photographer & Keepsake set photographs of your event
  • Videographer/Keepsake DVD of your event
  • Commemorative gifts, such as plaques, keys, or shadow boxes
  • Custom Uniforms/T-shirts
  • Volunteers
  • Thank You’s & SMILES!

Call or write us to make your Grand Opening Successful!

Nicki Gutknecht, Director of Administration and Events, [email protected]
Amy Poutre, Manager of Sales & Events - [email protected]
Sheldon VanKooten, Director of Operations - [email protected]
Kimberly Baeth, President, [email protected]
Phone: 515.986.2154 or 1.800.378.3630 Fax: 1.866.777.7751

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