As a party planner and designer I am constantly reading books, magazines, blogs and posts. Instagram is one of my favorite social mediums because it’s true; a picture really is worth a thousand words.
Inspiration for new menus or floral designs come from literally everywhere. After all, I am the luckiest girl in the world to call reading Martha Stewart Brides or Bon Appetit “work”.
Yesterday I attended the BizBash Ideafest in Chicago and having attended this event in the past, this year the workshops and speeches are really what got me excited. I left feeling energized and inspired for all the parties to come and an amazing 2014.
My favorite takeaways include:
The Design Trends Workshop where we were placed into teams to design an corporate event inspired by a new 2014 color palette. As someone who loves color and any chance to present, our (fictitious) wine product launch entitled “terres” won for best design. Creating a live Pinterest board + a winning presentation? I loved it.
Debi’s presentation on social media and how it effects event design. As someone who’s lucky enough to work with Debi Lilly each and every day, she continues to amaze me with not only her knowledge of the world of events but her passion for marketing and drive to always stay ahead of the curve.
Chad Issaq’s presentation on the importance of guest participation at events. My favorite tip? Eliminate convention at your events. Keep your guests engaged and invested through participation.
**Fellow BizBash Ideafest Attendees – what were some of your favorite moments of this year’s event?