Something magical used to happen whenever I bought a new suitcase. I’d find one that I absolutely adore and have to have. It was usually perfect for me: big enough for my over-packing, easy enough for my petite frame to lug around, and colorful enough to stand out on those airport carousels. The magic doesn’t end there. I’d proceed take my brand new suitcase on its first flight and know that all the other passengers will be so envious when I’m able to spot my suitcase right away without having first taken someone else’s baggage and awkwardly placed it back on the conveyor belt. Where does magic come in all of this? After making my way to the baggage claim, I would always discover that everyone seemed to magically fall in love with the same suitcase I did.
Okay, that was an exaggeration. Not EVERYONE had the same luggage. But it only took one very similar looking bag for me to find myself in that uncomfortable situation at the baggage claim I mentioned earlier. I’ve since learned my lesson. It’s all about the luggage tag. I make sure that my luggage tags are the brightest and most distinguishable little tags you’ve ever seen. Having a customizable luggage tag like this one helps:
Happy travels, Blossomers!
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I love when one thing can serve multiple purposes. Some examples of my own multitasking objects:
- Coffee mug/paperweight
- Pen/hair clip
- Paperclip/Luggage Tag opener
- Planner/receipt holder/post-it note holder
- Bulletin board/photo album
And of course, the general of my multi-tasking army: my cell phone. These things save me time, energy, and sometimes even money. I think that finding ways to utilize objects for more than just their intended uses is a fabulous idea. If you recently ordered some of our Chair Place Card Holders, we just might be on the same page and we should be friends. Place card holder and party favor? Why not?
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Long before my days here at Event Blossom, I had ordered a product similar to our Mini Cube Boxes for an event. Keep in mind, I hadn’t actually been the one who placed the order: my mom did that for me. So when these boxes arrived, I was surprised to see that they weren’t…well, boxes. Instead, they were pieces of what looked like colorful cardboard and I had to put them together using directions that were pretty vague, at best. Let’s just say that my very first box (we’ll call it an experiment) was a teeny bit beat up by the time I got it right. It was okay, though, because I had about 99 of them left to practice on. That may sound like a party-planning nightmare, but I was actually enjoying myself. I love figuring out how pieces fit together (puzzle party, anyone??), and I love the feeling of accomplishment I get when I’m finally holding the finished product in my hands. However, there have been times where I just want clear instructions on how to get something done so I can move on to the next task.
Any event, big or small, is ultimately a long list of things to plan and organize. Even if you’re like me and enjoy tinkering around with pieces to put together, you may have other things that are a bigger priority. Yes, I would love to come help you plan any party of your dreams. Unfortunately, I can’t. What I can do is help you out with your favors. Presenting the first of many photo tutorials I have created for some of our “assembly required” items:
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