friday favorites – best event ideas of the week

I spent last week in Boston at PCMA’s Convening Leaders, a conference for meeting and event planners. There were 4,000 meeting and event professionals in attendance, over half of them were planners. Can you say pressure? Your audience is full of people who are going to scrutinize every detail. I had a great time in Boston and overall thought Convening Leaders was a great conference. I found tons of ideas that I can’t wait to implement into my own events. While the educational sessions are why most people come to Convening Leaders each year, I wanted to share some of the small details and ideas that I gleaned while there.

#5 – Lamps as branding opportunities

lampshade branding opportunity at events

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flip book stations – my new favorite event entertainment

flip books for your party entertainment

I am over photo booths. There. I said it.

Why have a boring old photo booth when you can have something so much more fun and interactive?

I don’t mean to be so harsh, photo booths might be perfectly acceptable for your event. They certainly aren’t going away any time soon, from weddings to mitzvahs to corporate events, they are still pretty popular. But when tasked with finding entertainment for an office holiday party that you can read all about here, I thought the flip book station would be a fun addition.

You might be saying, what IS a flip book station? I would have said the same thing as well if I hadn’t seen them in action at a conference I attended last summer. Do you remember those flip books you had when you were younger – you would flip the pages really fast and it would look animated? I remember I had a Steamboat Willy one growing up, if you flipped the pages quickly Mickey Mouse would whistle and pull down the horn.

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