...something that is amazing, extremely good, or on point

Award-winning event production company, White Hot Events leads the way in customized event design and production. Our inspirational foundation is built on popular culture, ​architecture, lifestyle and fashion. Intimate gatherings to groups of thousands, the White Hot Events team has been the faceless group behind many high-profile events and ​activations. Concerts to Christenings, there isn’t a detail Erika and her team will overlook.

In the end, we believe in the power of personal experiences. We believe in the emotional aspect of design. Most importantly, we believe in the passion it takes to bring an exciting ​story to life. At our core is a deep commitment to professionalism and beauty. We work without compromise to deliver the highest quality of every detail. We are forward ​thinking, imaginative, and collaborative. We are your next creative partner.


...of exceptional quality and exhibiting boldness;

capable of not only finding her own way, but of creating a path for others

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Erika Watson | Owner, Principal Designer

My mom has never admitted it but looking back, I was probably born with zip ties in my hand and a devilish twinkle in my eye.

No really…I was THAT kid. We all know the one. When I was little I would’ve given anything to be Julie on the “Love Boat.” ​Cruise Director = Event Planner…same thing. For my tenth birthday I asked for clipboards, files, and a filing cabinet. But I didn’t ​want just a “normal” filing cabinet. That would’ve been WAY too easy. I wanted a RED filing cabinet, clipboards,

and colorful files. Nothing in the world made me happier!

So, fast forward thirty years and it should come as no surprise that my entire career has been spent in hospitality. From majoring ​in Music Performance at Arizona State to owning an Event Production company in Las Vegas, my life and career have taken many ​colorful detours getting to Sin City! And even now…several years later… the fact that a small but mighty team of five people ​executed an award-winning, celebrity-studded event, all from my couch and kitchen island, can only put

the cherry on top of a storied career path!

But above all of the colorful Strip lights and festive events are, most importantly, the people I have met designing them. Every ​single client has grown into a close friend. Someone brilliant once said that “it isn’t work if you love what you do.” Between my ​adorable dogs, amazing clients and friends, and a company that challenges me every single day, at the age of 45, there isn’t a single ​thing I would do differently. I have three non-retrieving Retrievers, a #DreamTeam like no other, and a life story that goes well ​with white wine and vodka tonics. As I see it, I wouldn’t have it any other way! XOXO!


...cheerful and exciting; suited to a celebration or holiday

PALMS, Las Vegas

Grand Sierra Resort, Reno

The Park, Las Vegas

New York - New York, Las Vegas

SAHARA, Las Vegas

STK, Las Vegas

STK, Las Vegas

PALMS, Las Vegas

Ocean Prime, Las Ve​gas


...cool; awesome; attractive

Criss Angel Theater Opening

Gwen Stefani Residency Opening

College Draft 2022

Private Social Event

Maggie Sottero Showroom

Super Bowl at STK

The Pat McAfee Show, Super Bowl

Private Social Event

Private Social Event


...very attractive; as good as it could be

St. Regis

Chase Travel


Annual PLUS Conference

Oetker Collection

Marriott Bonvoy

Annual PLUS Conference


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