Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Networking - How To Set the Pace!

What does an Event Planner have to say about networking you may ask?  Lots!  When we plan corporate events, a very big part of every event is attention to detail, including the guests!

When I first started my business eight years ago, and began "networking" at events, my opening was something along the lines of, "I hate these things, don't you?"  I'd find a person with the same fears of being inexperienced at formally networking and spend a few hours in the corner with them until I left with a new best friend and no new business connections.

Fast forward to a few (okay, eight) years later, and I discovered that if I could take the lead, feel genuinely interested in meeting new people, and make others feel at ease, I left every event I was at or managing feeling pretty darn good about myself, my business and what I  had accomplished.  

Below is a pleasantly surprising email I just received from a guest who attended a May 2016 event I was helping organizing for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.  I was pleasantly surprised to read that I had so positively effected someone at an event that they felt the need to email me two months later to say thank you.  With that, I am very happy to share this email with you, and hope that it inspires YOU to take the lead at your next networking event.

"I met you at the GVBOT + North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce event at the Pinnacle Hotel.  Rather, YOU introduced yourself.  Writing to say thanks for taking the initiative and sharing the energy that you did that night. It set the pace for me for the rest of the evening - a productive, easy connecting, friendly and informative evening. 

Your introducing yourself and then connecting me and others in the room to each other was very appreciated. 

Hope you are well and will stay as 'cool' as you were when I met you as the heat that is predicted arrives! "


Monday, July 11, 2016

Elegance by Studio Two Launch Party

Such a pleasure to be able to help the lovely and talented Tamara Roberts with the launch of her new "Elegance by Studio Two" experience.
This customer appreciation and launch party treated guests to glasses of chilled bubbly; beautiful decor from Oussi Fine Handmade Furniture; gorgeous dresses on display from Isabelle's Bridal (more of which you get to borrow for your Elegance photo session); hair and makeup by Mink; delicious nibblies and more.
For more info on Elegance by Studio Two, please visit http://studio2elegance.ca/, and you may also visit Studio Two photography at http://studio2.ca/.  A complete set of event pictures can be found on our web page and on our Facebook page.
(note that these photos were taken by Eventful Innovations: Event Management, Design & Decor, not the talented photographers at Studio Two...)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

A4K Gala May 6th, 2016

A4K Gala  Thanks to the North Shore News for their coverage of this great annual event, produced by Eventful Innovations. This was year five for us as we helped A4K raise $145,000 to help put children in all of British Columbia in organized sports.

Thanks to all the generous sponsors, donors and guests for making this event such a success.  Next year marks our 15th Annual Gala, so save the date of May 5th, 2017.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Eventful Innovations Cosmopolitan Martini

After being told that our martini is better than some our guests have tried in restaurants, we felt it was time to publish another drink recipe for our friends and followers.

This clean, tasty cocktail is a favourite during the holiday season when garnished with frozen cranberries, or can be served any time of the year with a fresh lime garnish.  Remember, never use anything other than 100% cranberry juice and fresh squeezed lime.

Please read, try and enjoy!

1.5 oz Stolichnaya or other vodka (the better the vodka the better the martini)
0.5 oz Cointreau
Juice of one freshly squeezed lime*
2 oz. Cranberry Juice (not Cranberry Cocktail)

Place six ice cubes in your martini shaker, pour all ingredients in shaker over ice.  Let sit for a minute or two, then shake well to thoroughly chill and pour into martini glass.  Garnish with three frozen cranberries, or if garnishing with a lime slice, cut lime slice off of lime before squeezing.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

From North Shore Backyard to Polynesian Paradise in Six Hours

It is always such a pleasure for us to share how we are able to transform indoor and outdoor spaces into themed events for our clients.  This particular set up took us six hours to transform an empty backyard space into a Polynesian Paradise for one of our favourite clients. 

Our staff had to bring in items from many vendors to ensure we had the right mix of live and other plants, decor and lighting.  Both our clients and our team were thrilled with the results!  Please take a quick peek at the before and after photos below. 



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Forage - a must try experience

Probably the most enjoyable 4.5 hours I have ever spent!  Thanks to Julianna and Chef Whittaker at Forage. Highly recommend this restaurant and event space to everyone who enjoys top quality service, food preparation and flavour.

Forage has become the pioneer restaurant for responsible management through zero waste efforts, reduction of energy consumption and support of our local communities, from farmers to fishers, and everything in between. Forage supports Ocean Wise and Whittaker is a double gold medal winner at their annual Chowder Chowdown.  Now I know why!


Friday, May 30, 2014

The “Eventful” Lemon Drop Martini

We are often asked for this amazing recipe, so here it is!  We hope you enjoy...

The "Eventful" Lemon Drop Martini

¾ oz. Limoncello or lemon liqueur
¾ oz. citron vodka
¼ oz. triple sec (or Cointreau)
1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice (it won’t be the same if you use bottled
¼ oz. simple syrup

Shake it all up with lots of ice in your magical martini shaker, smile as you hear that musical sound, then strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with fine sugar.  Garnish with an orange twist if so desired, consume, and then tell us how you liked it!