We have no doubt that every event you plan will be great, but how can you go above and beyond to provide your guests with an amazing experience? The party they’ll never forget? The “Oh my god! As if they thought of that” moments? We’ve come up with a few little touches that go a long way towards making your event memorable.
- Bathroom baskets: If you have ever been to an event that has bathroom baskets, you no doubt know they have an impact. Purchase a small basket and fill it with all of the essentials the attendees may need and put them in the bathrooms. Some things you may consider are hairspray, safety pins, perfume/ cologne, stain remover, mints, and so on. You don’t have to stick to these items, though, be creative and let the guests know that you are thinking of them!
- Programs: With the boom in technology, the use of programs and itineraries has fallen but we think you should pick the habit back up! Nothing is worse than sitting at an event (be it anything from a conference or a wedding) and not knowing what is going on. Save your guests the guess work and make programs readily available to them.
- Goodie bags: Do you remember how excited you got as a kid when your friend’s mom would hand you a loot bag on your way out the door? Now imagine giving your guests that feeling as they leave your event! A lot of trade shows do this, but the bags tend to be filled with business cards and flyers *yawn.* To really impress your guests, give them something they can use! Things like bottle stoppers, pens , candles, and mini hand sanitizers can be bought for next to nothing and would be great treats. If it is an event where people are coming from out of town, a list of your favorite local restaurants would be a great touch. The items don’t have to be expensive. In fact, this may be one of the only times where “it’s the thought that counts” is actually true!