Last weekend I did something I haven’t done in a while. I attended an event and did not host or even bring anything. It was kind of a weird feeling to be arriving empty handed, but every detail had clearly been thought of, so I thought I’d share the fun with everyone else!
My dear friend, Jennifer Atteberry, hosted a “Valentine’s Pinterest Party” complete with craft supplies wrapped in adorable boxes, themed and branded instructions, a fancy lunch, and all things pink and red. I’m not a huge “girly-girl”, but it was nice to be with my girlfriends and just relax for an afternoon.
Lunch included heart-shaped sandwiches, soup, mixed berries, chips, Fizze Pomegranate juice, and Gigi’s cupcakes. The cupcakes were displayed on an adorable Ferris wheel food display. In my book, the ferris wheel food display is a reason alone to host a party! After lunch we continued the crafting and painted napkins. This was a fun idea, but my excess painters idea tape took a long time and only gave me time to complete two napkins.
Jennifer put together a wonderful Pinterest Party and a very relaxing afternoon. If you are looking for any fun crafts to do this Valentine’s weekend I strongly suggest trying these out with your girlfriends!
Check out the crafts and Jennifer’s branded and themed instructions HERE.
And if you'd like to see how they all turned out, here are my final products!
We’ve all been to Expo Hall style events before whether they were craft fairs, business vendor booths, or even farmers markets! Expo/Vendor Hall events aren’t as easy to plan as one might think. Event planners have to think about the experience for the attendee as well as the exposure for the vendor. After assisting with the Indiana Parks & Recreation Association Annual Conference & Expo Hall for the last 5 years, I’ve put together my top picks on how to keep your vendors happy and how to keep your attendees happy.
Check out more photos from the Expo Hall, Awards Banquet, and Evening Social:
Thanks to the Indiana Parks & Recreation Association for putting on another great event and including Experience Events in the planning process!