I had a client with an idea: a restaurant crawl. Planning a reunion party for old friends, he wanted to bring them together to share a meal at several restaurants, one course at a time. As someone who loves to work on new and interesting projects, I of course jumped at the chance to make an event like this one happen. Check out the gallery below for a recap of the YEG restaurant crawl I was able to put together!
Fundraising galas are something I always have a lot of fun coordinating. There are plenty of moving pieces to keep me challenged, and raising money for a worthy cause is all kinds of rewarding. I had the pleasure of working on a Roaring Twenties gala with my friends over at the Frank Flaman Foundation recently, and it was no exception.
I had a client contact me with an interest in putting together an olive oil tasting event. She is in the health and wellness sector, so she wanted to invite a group of her peers to take part in this unique event in order to make new connections and have a little bit of fun. I loved this idea because I just think it is so different from the usual networking events – you know… random food, awkward interaction. This concept gave the group something totally different to do together.
Throwing a murder mystery party is an awesome, unique event idea. I’ve thrown a couple of these and they never fail to be completely entertaining; there’s something alluring about pretending you’re someone else for an evening. This one, though, was one of my favourites of them all.
At the beginning of June, I worked with a client on her husband’s birthday party. It was his 50th and that is a big year, so even though this is an annual event for them, she wanted to make this one even bigger and better! As a result, she chose a poker theme and decided to do a bit more with decor than usual. I addition, I brought in a food truck to cater the event so that they could both enjoy the day a little more.
When I became an event planner, I never really considered planning funerals or celebrations of life as something I could do. I don’t have much desire to plan too many sombre affairs, but I am very thankful to have been part of this celebration of life. Rather than a sad affair, it was about remembering the full life that was lived, sharing stories, and connecting with each other. There were, of course, sad moments, but overall I really would say this was a celebration.
The venue certainly helped to make this feel a lot more special. When the client called me ten days from the date of the event, asking for somewhere unique and interesting to hold the ceremony, I was excited to get to work. That afternoon I came up with the idea of holding it on a boat – the Edmonton Queen Riverboat to be exact.