Scarlett’s Carousel The Pier 62 Carousel NYC

Anne of Clafoutis reached out to us to provide tables and chairs for a Thursday birthday party at the Pier 62 Carousel in Chelsea, NYC. The decor elements combined gingham, florals, and stripes to achieve a whimsical carousel themed sixth birthday.

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Design + Style: @Clafoutisny


Brookyln Market 2019 Recap

Rachel (@rachel.ostroy) + Megan (@meganauerbach) reached out to me to assist with providing children’s furniture for their vignette at the Brooklyn Market (@brooklynmrkt).

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OhrNaava’s spectacular annual event, the Brooklyn Market is an event produced and marketed by the Anelis Group.

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Megan • @bonniesballoons • Rachel

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@kimkushnercuisine • @theanelisgroup

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We purchased the mini picnic tables from Ikea and the toy house from Amazon vendor Be Mindful.

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Styling + Design: @MeganAuerbach + @Rachel.Ostroy

Boxwood Hedges + Planters: @luxeeventrentals

Floral: @willowandroseflorals

Desserts: @Chavies_Custom_Confections

Venue: Industry City (Brooklyn)

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SleepOver

Keren (Simply Perfect Events NYC) used our white farm tables in a very unconventional way. Check out the details below:

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Anthony’s Super Hero Party in New Jersey

One of my favorite kids’ party themes is a Super Hero theme. Sharmaine of I Heart The Details planned a design worthy party setup for her little guy using our ghost chairs. Check out the fabulousness below. 

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Anthony's Superhero Birthday Party

Styled • Planned • Coordinated @iheartthedetails

City Pedestals • @iheartthedetails

Photo • @ag.illustration

Cake Stands & Table Rentals • @tieabowusa

Kids Chair Rentals • @petiteseats

Balloons • @indie_bee_balloons

Cookies & Sprinkles • @dough_and_batter

Paper Plates & Cups • @daydream.society

Custom Lollipops • @lts_gourmetdelights

Favor Bags • @psychobabyonline

This party was featured on We Heart Parties {here}

Minted + Dannijo I Love Moms NYC

We were contacted by MCPR to provide kids tables and chairs for a Mother’s Day event hosted by Dannijo, Mimi Brown Studio, and Minted.

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Public Relations: @MCPR

Venue + Host: @Dannijo

Host: @minted

Face Painting: @faceartbymelissa

Desserts: @ninecakes

Meringues: @themeringueshopnyc

Host: @mimibrownstudio

Beverage + Food: @mamannyc

Photography: @charliejulietphotography

Kenneth’s Wild One Party In Bronx

Danisa Of Adal Kreation Events contacted us to provide a trestle table and  Bertoia inspired wire chairs for a Wild One first birthday party. This super cute animal kingdom inspired theme was carried out in everything from the tablescape to the guest of honor’s Itty Bitty Toes outfit.

From Danisa: “We love to take kid's table to another level. Here featuring Memphis Mint, black and gold leaf.”

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Plates @ohhappydaypartyshop

Greenery + Setup @peonies_ny

Design & Styled @adalkreation

Sugar Cookies @brendas_sweet_treats

Photography @purroy_photo_video

Upsherin In Brooklyn

Partee Perfection contacted us with the need for a black kids table. D had just built the white trestle tables, so I decided to make the table have a interchangeable top- black on one side, white on the other. The tables, ghost, and gold chiavaris were used for a Hot Like Fire upsherin in Brooklyn.

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Design + Style:  @partee_perfection 

Lighting production: @davidjacobproductions

Florals: @partee_perfection

Balloons: @balloonsbysorin

Mini chairs and tables: @petiteseats

Napkins labels + design: @nap_kings


 

New Inventory: Cart

We decided to add to our product line and the most logistical (space friendly) items were carts. Not being a fan of the larger carts with canopies I settled on a design that was a semicircle shape. 

What do you think? I commissioned three to be made. Still deciding which colors to paint them.

Tables + Chairs

You have your party theme, purchased the invites, and now you are thinking about what is needed for the day of the event. Are you torn on your tablescape design? Do you like the mix of the traditional Charivaris, but love the funkiness of the Bertoia chairs? Or it is rustic all the way with our cross-back chairs? The perfect way to show your style and design is in your tablescape setup, the focal point of the party. Check out some of our favorite product combinations. Which are your favorite?

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Trestle table +Bertoia Wire Chair

Trestle table +Bertoia Wire Chair

Lol Surprise 5th Birthday In Maywood, NJ

From Ari (@Ari_Says):

“How many of your kids are @lolsurprise fans?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Clover’s been a fan since Series 1! It’s been quite a fun journey of loving these little dolls. (I’m guilty of being just as obsessed + pretty much know all the dolls she has! That said when she kept asking for a party, she’ll get an #lolsurpriseparty even though it was last minute! 💞 it was so fun to see her reaction! She wanted to be Unicorn LOL doll from Series 3 + I think I did a great job delivering! 💓Thanks to the vendors that worked with me!”

@petiteseats for the little human table + chairs

@polkadotcakenj for the cake

the bff who put it all together with me @noagord0n ! 💓

#lolsurprise

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Upsherin In Lawrence, NY

Upsherin In Lawrence, NY

We had the wonderful experience of working with Megan of Megan Auerbach Events and providing our  newly redesigned black trestle tables and white industrial chairs. Valerie, of Konfetti Boutik, printed the white stripes we used as lane dividers for the table to complement the vintage race car theme.

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Kid's Science Party in NYC

Kid's Science Party in NYC

Destiny of Destiny’s Details designed and styled a science themed party for her little one’s sixth birthday. In a word it was DYNAMIC. From the color palette to the custom details the event was super colorful and fun! Destiny used our new Bertoia inspired kids chairs in chrome.

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How To Not Waste Money In Business

How To Not Waste Money In Business

We are bombarded with constant messages of products to purchase when starting a business. This post is dedicated to new business owners who want to begin a business, but not break the bank spending on unnecessary items. We offer a list of free and low cost business tools to make your life simpler.

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Enchanted Forest Styled Shoot-Storyboard

Styled shoots are a huge part of Petite Seats’ marketing plan. With each shoot I plan an elaborate storyboard to explain each aspect of the shoot. For this shoot the theme we selected was enchanted forest. Being that I live in a heavily wooded area I was excited about the prospects of a woodland theme. As with any shoot I set the bar pretty high for myself. I love to work with vendors who do the same, so my vision can blend with theirs flawlessly. All went well except vendor I used for the costumes. In short the custom costumes made looked like my five year old created them and I basically lost $500.

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Let us paint the picture for you . . .

Imagine you're on a nature walk on a brisk fall afternoon, you are deep inside the cool clasp of the lush forest. As you walk slowly the sun peeks through the branches overhead. Twigs snap as inquisitive chipmunks chase each other; high above birds chatter. You stop. As you stand quietly on the moss and fern lined path you hear the soft murmurs of voices. You listen then decide to move farther into a small clearing in the trees. What do you see?! It’s a gathering of mythical forest children… a gnome, a nymph, elves, and you even see the glistening wings of a fairy. You quietly hide behind a large oak tree and watch. They are having a celebration. Each is sitting on moss cover wooden chairs at a table set for royalty. The table is adorned with ornate colored glass stemware, rustic copper flatware, and a prominent wildflower centerpiece that seems to be sprouting of a tree trunk.

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Concept + Producer: Petite Seats

Concept + Creative Director: KonfettiBoutik

Décor Styling + Design: KonfettiBoutik

Photography: Digna Toledo Photography

Location: Andover, NJ Enchanted Forest

Production Assistant: Chique Design And Events

Kids Tables + Chairs: Petite Seats

Face Painting: NJ Face Painter

Donuts + Macs + Cakes: Kedby K Cakes

Cookies: Divinely Dolce

Videographer: Burning Wick Studios

Invitation: Art Lery

Escort Cards: Chique Design And Events

Madison’s Birthday Carnival

We provided our pink chiavaris and table for a fabulous first birthday produced by Maynoris of EmayLee’s Party Decor {@emayleespartydecor}.

From Maynoris:

”Come one, come all! Welcome to Madison’s First Birthday Carnival🎡🎟 💕 Thanking all my beautiful and hard working vendors who made it happen and my wonderful staff as well, persevering through the weather this day!! An amazing start to a  New Year.”

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 @nine26design created the Backdrop, Custom Decals for the Cart, Labels and Name Cutouts for Favor Boxes.

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Source It:  •Cake and Desserts @jenn_cakes @mell_cakes •Backdrop, custom decals, and signs @nine26design  •Balloons @indie_bee_balloons   •Event props @big.mamas.party.rentals  •Kids chairs and tables @petiteseats •Photography by @purroy_photo_video

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•Cake and Desserts @jenn_cakes @mell_cakes •Backdrop, custom decals, and signs @nine26design

•Balloons @indie_bee_balloons

•Event props @big.mamas.party.rentals

•Kids chairs and tables @petiteseats •Photography by @purroy_photo_video

 #firstbirthday #carnivaltheme #carnival #events #eventos #decor #decorations #parties #eventplanning #eventplanner #parties #balloongarland #balloons #kidspartyideas #kidsparty #goodiebags #goodiebag #candycart #desserts #dessertcart #cakedisplay #petiteseats #kidschairs #kidstables #cottoncandy #corndogs #bookyourparty #whereyourideascometolife #eventcoordinator #eventcoordination

Blake Lively Hosts Baby 2 Baby Mother's Day Event

Back in May we were commissioned by event designer Peggy of Fire and Creme to provide our Petite Seats and tables for an event in Brooklyn at The Wing Dumbo. The event was the fifth annual Mother’s Day celebration for the not-for-profit Baby2Baby, they partnered with Shutterfly to produce a fun filled event for low-income families. Actress Blake Lively was the event’s hostess.

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At the event Shutterfly announced a $350,000 donation to Baby2Baby for 2018.

At the event Shutterfly announced a $350,000 donation to Baby2Baby for 2018.

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Photo Credit: Startraksphoto.com

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A Parisian Fancy Nancy Fête


The debut of our heart back chairs was done in a super fancy, Fancy Nancy to be specific, kind of way.💕🦋🌸🎀 Danisa of Adal Kreations styled and designed an intimate seventh birthday party for her little princess. Check out the deets below.

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Design |Styling: @adalkreation

Heart back kid chair + white farm table: @petiteseats

Acrylic Tags: @mysentiments_cutting

Photographer: @sueannettephotography.

Cake: @sweetlilsweets

Cookies: @brendas_sweet_treats

Eiffel tower balloon: @mpballoonsdecor

Photography: @sueannettephotography

 

The Bambini Soiree - {Long}

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One of my business goals this year was to aggressively network. Back in April, Bambini Soirée announced they were producing a summit especially for businesses who catered to children’s events. In a word, I was stoked! I talked myself out of the ARA’s February conference and was in need of some networking and sharing of ideas from people in my industry. I paid half of the reservation fee the same week it was announced and anxiously waited for the first week of August. 

I flew into Fort Lauderdale, Florida thinking I would save a few bucks on my flight, not considering I would be spending about $80 on Uber. See what happens when you try to be cheap?!

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While at the conference I sat in 8 workshops, each giving me insightful advice on moving my business forward.  The conference, themed “Let’s gather and soar!”, was held at the upscale Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel. I arrived at the hotel and was in awe of the vibrant colors of the registration setup. Check out the images below:


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Source It! {First Day Registration}

Event: @bambinisoireesummit                       

Venue: @edenrocmiamibeach

Decor & Rentals: @bambinisoiree                 

Event Planning & Styling: @oneinspiredparty

Production: @maxon_productions               

Photography: @infinitecreations

Videography:  @mylittlerhinostudios           

Cake Stand Rentals: @nicksandmay

Printing @whatever_loquesea                       

Balloons @qualatex @funnyballoons

Portrait Salon: @manolodoreste                   

Swag Bags: @talkingoutofturn

Bunting Station: @designplanplay & @monicapardoevents for @onceuponaroom

Make up station : @lovelylocksparties         

Cookies: @chocolatibar

Water bottle: @christyandcophoto       

Sparkling Water: @sparklingice         

Ice Cream: @lollifruit


Below is a recap of my notes taken at each workshop: 

Introductory Message from Johanna Dilone, founder of Bambini Soiree Summit

The MC for the introductory convocation was Manolo Doreste, luxury wedding photographer and good friend of Johanna. He spoke briefly and in a compelling inauguration speech he shared his admiration for Bambini Soiree founder, Johanna. He ended his address with, “Step forward into growth or step backward into safety”.

Johanna offered her ABCs on being an entrepreneur. As she went through the 26 letters of the alphabet infused with her adept entrepreneurship experience. Here are a few words of advice she bestowed upon us to jumpstart the conference:

  • Make sure your work speaks for itself AND it’s loud enough! You have to standout!

  • You have to think of yourself as a business — it’s its own entity.

  • Being different adds value to your brand.

  • Put things in place to automate how clients reach you. — There is value in a phone call.

  • Stress, a problem, a mistake, that’s a phone call — Texting doesn’t convey emotions.

  • Make it a point to connect with your clients after their events.

  • When you see that the market doesn’t want to pay you for what you are offering — Shift it!

  • Commit to quality!

  • Treat your business like a business and it will pay you as a business. Treat it as a hobby . . .

  • Sacrifice - what are you willing to give up to have what you want.

  • The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.

  • Kids need experiences to be better humans. {in reference to closing of Toys’R’Us}

  • We are in the business of wow!

  • CREATE EPIC EXPERIENCES!


The first night, we experienced the design + styling prowess of the Bambini Soiree team with the production of the Unicorn Dreams Welcome Party!

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Event @bambinisoireesummit

Venue @edenrocmiamibeach

Decor & Balloons @bambinisoiree

Linens & Stools @atlaseventrentals

Event Planning & Styling @oneinspiredparty

Production & aerialist structure @maxon_productions

Catering @cateringincolor

Photography @infinitecreations

Videography  @mylittlerhinostudios

Cake Stand Rentals @nicksandmay

Printing @whatever_loquesea

Balloons @universalballoonsusa

Unicorn Poop Cookies  and Sweets @msbunniescakes

Bunting Station @designplanplay & @monicapardoevents for @onceuponaroom

Glitter make up station @lovelylocksparties

Candy boxes @miamicandies @sewsweetcrafts

Vodka @voli305vodka

Mixers @qdrinks

Rum @atlanticorum

Ice Sculpture: @sculptured_ice

Wholesale Flower Distributor @continentalflowers

Wait Staff @liloshands 

Photobooth @capturepod

DJ & Violinist @alventoentertainment

Entertainment @fairytalefavorites

Paper Goods @talkingtablesparty

Apparel & Embroidery @miamimixedmadia

Champagne Station @penthouserw  


Julia Harper, PhD — Blame It On The Brain

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  • Response vs. Reaction — Respond don’t React

  • Our brain requires discomfort for change.

  • Discomfort is the birthplace of change!

  • You are reacting more than you know {~80%}.

  • You can’t bring success to a business by reacting.

  • Giving kids an explanation {trying to give them certainly} breeds anxiety in children.

  • SEE — CHANGE — DO!


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Sandy —  You Can Call Me Sweetie | Go Ahead + Jump! : Taking the leap from corporate job to purse your passion!

  • Undercutting the industry — by charging cheap price

  • Getting paid for what you are worth

  • Anything custom there should be a set limit

  • Go ahead and jump!

  • Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself!

  • Stand behind your product.


Rob Suarez, Esq. | Intellectual Property Lawyer | Intellectual Property: Understanding Your Rights And Respecting Those Of Others

  • Copyright - Any tangible expression of your creativity

  • Enforce your intellectual property rights

  • To register a trademark {attorney fee $975 + federal government fee} — Takes about 3 months {leg work} — 6-9 months processing time in U.S.

  • A trademark is a trademark where you effect commerce.

  • Photography contract - “As photos made at this event are assigned to Petite Seats.”


TSB + Jenn {HWTM} + Astrid {Paper Playground} | Putting Your Best You Forward: Branding Tips + Tricks To Set You Apart

  • Post what you want to attract

  • Branding is not just a logo — It’s how your customers see you. {Create an avatar — Know your client}

  • “A brand is simply TRUST!” - Steve Jobs

  • Use Instagram {IG} as a gallery portfolio

  • HWTM mentioned most of her business is generated via Pinterest

  • “Bespoke”

  • Make sure to have a complete IG bio. — Have a “tagline”.

  • Showcase your work properly — These images are all you have left after a function. Post 4-5 + 15 second feature

  • Not engaging customers on DM not good.

  • Don’t put your whole business into IG — You don’t own the content.

  • Use new platforms like PARTY SLATE

  • Branding your outfit while setting up an event

  • Use IG Stories to show the behind the scenes.


Edgar of Revelry Event Designers + Sonia of Sonia Sharwa Events | Selling the Invisible: How to Present + Sell Creative Ideas

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  • In a conceptual design presentation include the following: {1} Design Sheets, {2} Floor plans/CAD Drawings, {3} Event Images — All should be done in Keynotes or Power Point

  • Protect your inventory

  • Edgar’s Six Business Rules

    • Invest in your staff with training, loyalty, and opportunities.

    • Reinvest your profits whenever possible.

    • When buying product look for versatility, quality, and longevity.

    • Invest in property— buy the building you are working in as soon as possible.

    • Don’t be afraid to say NO to opportunities that are costly.

    • Don’t let your clients budget determine the quality of your product.


One Inspired Party | Earth + Sugar | Nathalie Cadet-James | Jackie Ohh Events | Do The Math: Let’s Talk Money And What Your Time Is Worth!

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  • You have to structure yourself to make money.

  • Example 1: Event Planning/Styling

    • $850 Day Off

    • $2250 Styling + 10% of total decor budget {greater than or equal to $22.5k}

    • $3000 Full Planning + Styling or 15% of final budget {greater than or equal to $20k}

    • $875 Design + Style Dessert Table

  • Example 2: Wedding Planning 15-20% of final budget

  • Be Bold! Price What You Are Worth

  • I provide an “Intangible Luxury Service”. I charge a flat rate, keeping in mind everything is custom. {Jackie Ohh}

  • Don’t undercut the market, it’s unfair.

  • Collect money like so:

    • Initial 50% when contract is signed

    • 25%

    • Final 25% — 30 Days before event

  • Intangible Luxury {Earth + Sugar}

    • Make relationships with planners — grassroots

    • Itemized list of products is sent {Fee = For Time + Design}

    • Case Studies are on website

      • Budget

      • Items + Service

      • Estimate of Cost

    • Team

      • Studio Manager

      • Event Designer

      • Biller

  • Read the book, The Business Of Being Creative by Sean Lowe


Manolo Doreste, Photographer | Enhancing The Client Experience

  • Manolo does only 25 wedding per year

  • We are in the industry of creating experiences—Event professionals who a luxury experience

  • PRE — Before Consult

  • PRESENT — Creating Connections

  • POST — Standing out + Following up

  • PRE {Supermarket vs. Saks}

    • Phone, Email, Verbiage, Collateral {Language}

      • Phone {2-3 Rings} | Undivided Attention | Voicemail {call back}

      • Greeting {Speed, Pitch, + Tone} - Short, Sweet + Informative

      • Acknowledge | Actively listen + take notes

      • Closing | My Pleasure

      • My sample voicemail: “Thank you for contacting PS, it is our pleasure to provide …”

  • PRESENT

    • Education

      • Reply times/methods

      • 72 Hour/Hold

      • Your process/time invested

      • Operating Times

      • Let them know your process. Explain via email on website.

      • Ask for what’s needed

        • Typeform

        • Custom Draft Emails

        • PDF Samples

        • Guilty Pleasures

      • Lawyer Up

        • Research your prospective clients like you are going to trial {Venue, Referral + Social Media}

      • Send Reminder

        • We all need them {email + courtesy calls + text via email + link for direction/parking}

      • Studio Space — Wow them at the Door!

        • Make them feel at home | Welcome by name | Offer drinks + Snacks {Ask: What are you drinking?} | Small talk | Leave alone

        • Lounging - Smell + Sight + Sound + Touch {Give wifi password}

      • Initial Consultation — Lead meeting

        • Interview client - not rushed

        • Explain your meeting agenda {wedding/pros/ideas/collections}

        • Listen, ask, and take notes

        • Lead the conversation

        • State this is a BIG investment.

          • Go over how to reserve services

          • Ask “How Does That Sound?”

          • Excuse Yourself

        • Explain how to move forward— Typeform + Contract Details

      • Questions to ask clients to learn more about them:

        • Tell me your child’s favorite pass time? Favorite snack?

        • Favorite TV Show?

        • Where can I find you on the weekend?

        • Ask about child? | Collect party details | inquire about preferences | review services/pricing

        • Start with highest price first

      • Change the wording from “package” to “collection”

  • POST

    • Make it genuine — Card or Email + Ask referral source

    • Change the wording from “Contract” to “Letter of Engagement”

    • Ask how would you like us to send it to you — fax, email, etc.

    • Gifting — Keep on brand and make it personal!

      • Give a candle

      • Box with wine + sealed with a hug

      • Gourmet snacks

      • Photo @ event with frame

      • Tiara

  • Use Typeform {Custom Form} + Calendly {Appointments}


Julie Roth-Novak | Party Slate | Your Guide to Event Pro SEO: 5 Easy Ways to Earn Traffic + Leads

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  • 95% of people start their search on Google

      Five Best SEO Practices

  • 1.Target local keywords {descriptive terms}

    2. Write event descriptions {200+ words, unique copy}

    3. Marking Gold - tag + describe each photo

    1. Tag with keywords — photos

    2. Optimize for mobile {Most people use mobile 1st!}

      4. Get authoritative link-backs {Platforms + directories}

  • No FLASH!

  • Party Slate — A marketing platform

    • 100,000 unique visits per month

    • Each profile - 12 full events + >20 photos

    • Can add video

    • PS algorithm rewards crediting, saving, recent uploads


 


Successful Mompreneuring: Real Moms + Their Secrets to Running Creative Businesses

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I did not take notes during this session because this is something I live and breath everyday! Just listening to how other mompreneurs juggle was encouraging, but no trade secrets were shared.

  • Plan dates nights for both your hubbie + one with each of your children



TSB + Jackie Ohh… + Design, Plan, Play | The Ugly Truth About Event Planning: Managing, Vendors, Clients + Growth

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  • Jackie Ohh does 12-16 events per year

  • Having a substantial network is vital — aid your business

  • Take the time in the beginning to sit + learn — shadow a vendor you admire — equal exchange free labor for knowledge

  • “If you stay ready, you don’t ever have to be ready.” TSB

  • Align yourself with people who can aid your growth


HWTM + Party Slate + Paper Playground | Trend Talk

During this workshop the panel shared their thoughts on the trends in kids’ parties. The one issue I had with their list was children’s chairs where not included on the list. Go figure! Anywho here is their list:

  • Balloons Galore {@paulfuentes_design @anythingbutgrayevents @thetreasureroom}

    • Balloon Garlands + Ceiling Decor

    • @brookylnballooncompany ~$500 per balloon {said to last 4 months}

  • Color Trends {@hallmarkcreative @illuminationeventsstudio @acharmingfete @ohhappyday @thesweetestoccasion }

    • Ombre Pastels

    • Brights on white

  • Food + Drinks {@littlesootievents @brit+co}

    • Colorful + Fun Foods

    • Dressed Up Kids Lunches

    • Mocktails for Kids {@theflavorbender @bhc @thesuburbansoapbox @utryit}

  • Elements of Design + Decor {@sweettoothblog @desigua @personalizedpaperie @ilanaashleyevents @studiodiy @homesthetics @thecreativeheartstudio @balloonmosaics }

    • Fringe Installations

    • Disguise

    • Surprise Factor

    • Jumbo Letters

    • Fun-Filled Acrylics

  • Activities With A Twist

    • Playful DIY Games

    • Custom Coloring Activities {personalized coloring book}

  • Social Influence

    • Look for organization that can use balloons/flowers after the event


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Would I attend next year?

I’ve decided not to attend next year. Here are my reasons:

—No measurable ROI for Petite Seats. I’m such an introvert that being at a summit is more about me gain knowledge from the presenters and less about networking. Many of the attendants were Florida based event planners, so making a connection wasn’t high on my list. Most of the presentations I attended relayed business journeys, but no real meat, no tangible business practices I felt were transferable.

—The ambience and decor were out of this world amazing! However, the meals provided sucked. I had to supplement each meal and that blew my budget set for the trip. The meals looked nice but were not filling, or they were just not foods I eat. Too much sugar. Several of the meal stations were created to illustrate what would be appropriate for a children’s event, but honey I wanted adult foods.

—Overall, I felt like I could have invested 25% of what I spent on PodCasts and gained more knowledge. 🤷🏾‍♀️The summit was ripe for photo ops though!

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