You may have noticed, things were a little quieter over here on the gram @signature_experience_events last week.
Did this last week feel “off” or weird to you? Did you think you were the only one? I spoke with several friends and colleagues and they said they had also experienced a weird, wonky week. 😑 😣 😩
When you work full-time, in addition to owning a business; (two actually, when you include the farm business) and people have expectations and things go wrong at work, and you have to stay over-time to complete time-sensitive important stuff...when the internet is down, when your Canva app crashes, and your documents don’t load...all in one day!! And a few more days too. 😱 What then? How do you handle this and work through it?
When your plans don't work out the way you had hoped they would, what do you do?
When you’re frustrated about the obstacles in your way, how do you deal with your frustration and expectations of self and others? 😬
When you criticize and talk $hit* to yourself and/or wonder if things would have worked out the way you anticipated, how do you feel? How do you overcome this?
Do you feel like sometimes you’re scaling a big mountain? ⛰
Does it feel like an uphill climb?
Here are some things you can do that in my experience, have been helpful:
1. Acceptance - Acknowledge your thoughts
2. Stay calm - Pay attention to your emotions l
3. Be authentic - Express yourself and ask for help if you need
4. Be realistic - Bad things happen; don’t let the situation take away your calm
5. Trust in you - Believe in yourself and your abilities 💪
6. Improvise - Get creative, see opportunities, think outside the box, be flexible
7. Gratitude - Focus on your blessings 🙏
8. Be diligent - Work hard and take responsibility for yourself
9. Exercise. Move your body. Dance. Run. Walk. Kickbox. Get all the bad energy out of your mind and body. Your outlook, your health and your brain will greatly improve.
10. Find purpose and stay true to your purpose. Be joyful in serving others. 😃
11. Surround yourself with people who support you, cheer you on and encourage you! 🥳
When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think of the view from the top!
How you handle the climb determines everything! 🧗♀️
Comment below ⬇️ with what you would do/have done and/or how you have worked through your challenges. 📱
You can help others and encourage them when you share your experiences and tips. 👇
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Did you know? 🙋🏻♀️
What does an event planner do? 💭
Your event planner takes care of details!
An event planner is a professional in the event planning industry. She is responsible for creating, planning, managing and executing special events. She manages details (lots and lots of them!) to ensure that your special event “runs” smoothly (yes she does a lot of running around) she is on her feet most of the time, especially the day of your event. She meets with you to determine your goal, date, budget, theme, offers ideas, makes a checklist, solicits bids from vendors, networks with others in the business, does site visits to venues to inspect and ensure they meet your expectations, coordinates with food and beverage providers re menus and dietary concerns, plans for challenges and creates contingency plans. Always have back up plans!
11 helpful Events Planning Tips for you:
These are some of the things she will take care of for you, so you will not have stress or worries!
#fridayfunny for you 😉 😂
EVENT PLANNER - noun [ih-vent plan-er]
Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had.
Someone who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.
You can relax and enjoy yourself with your friends and guests. 😌
Your event will be a memorable occasion that you will cherish. ❤️
What elements are important to you so your event will be successful?
What kind of events and entertainment do you want to have?
Share your comments, tips and ideas in the comments below!
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Sending you sunshine today! ☀️ 🌞
“Kindness is spreading sunshine into other people’s lives regardless of the weather. - Unknown
Be the sunshine for someone today! You will instantly create your own sunshine! ☀️
#celebratethespecialmoments with your friends and family!
Zero stress and work for you; details done for you at your next event!
Enjoy yourself and relax! 😌
You will delight in delicious fare while you are making sweet memories! 😃 😌
You will be shining and smiling bright like the sun and having fun!
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” - Anthony D’Angelo
Who will you bring sunshine to? ☀️ 😊
Share your comments ⬇️ 👇 💬 😊
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Did you know? 🤔
Flowers improve your emotional health.
Flowers have an abiding positive effect on your mood.
When you receive and buy flowers, you feel less anxious and depressed. You experience a greater sense of joy in life.
Flowers create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Watch 👀 the facial expressions of people receiving flowers!
“The Emotional Impact of Flowers Study was conducted by Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Project Director, Human Development Lab at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Haviland-Jones is a psychologist and internationally recognized authority in the role of emotional development in human behavior and nonverbal emotional signals and responses.” - excerpt from ‘About Flowers’
You need something in your life to improve your emotional health, after a challenging, precarious, troublesome and unparalleled year and a half.
Flowers are the quintessential gift!! 💝 💐 Giving flowers is the ultimate gift of love and friendship.
You can buy flowers for yourself and your BFF’s. You can choose to decorate your home or your office for a fall fest event with friends.
Whether you decide on exotic flowers, wildflowers, or a bouquet of flowers, you can be sure, you will have planted smiles and harvested love. You will feel feel joy!
Take time to smell the roses. 🌹 Take time to pray and meditate 🙏 and say to your self and your friends, “I am beautiful like a flower!” 🌸 🌺
Funny flower puns for that you can write on your place settings or gift tags:
Aloe you vera much! 😂
I hope thistle show you how much I love you! 😝
What are your favourite flowers?
Which will you choose for your event decor?
Share your comments ⬇️ 👇 📱
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Do you need gifts you want to give to your special peeps? 🙋🏻♀️ 🤔
Do you have ideas yet you don’t have the time to buy the gifts? ⏰ 🙈
I can help you. I will take care of this for you! Problem solved. 😃 ✅
Creating unique, locally-sourced gifts for your gift-giving. 💝 🎁
My special-TEA for you! ☺️
What flavours of tea and/or coffee do you drink? 🍵 ☕️
What kind of gifts do you want to share with your friends and family? 🎁 🧺 💐 🕯
What kind of gifts do you want to buy for yourself? Your #metime
Be sure you share your comments below! DM you ideas and requests. 📱 💻
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Have you been here?! 🙋🏻♀️ 🙋♂️ @chilliwackcornmaze 🌽
If you haven’t yet, go here! 🚗 You can get the address in my bio!
I had the incredible pleasure to join my fabulous friends and colleagues @fvepa for a beautiful night of networking and fun!!
You will have fun! You will laugh and maybe get lost in the maze. 😝
A group of us did the shorter maze and we made it out in about 25 minutes! ⏰ 😂
Gather your family and friends and #celebratethespecialmoments 🎉
Did you know? As an event planner, I belong to the Fraser Valley Event Planning Association. An amazing source of professional planners, suppliers, vendors; there’s camaraderie, mentorship, references, connections, networks, ideas and information! I joined this association about 3-/12 years ago. I am so thankful I became a member. I am so thankful for the support and encouragement I receive from this group of people; my fvepa family!
Fraser Valley Event Planning Association has a large group of experienced professionals.
#btw did you know? I was born in Chilliwack! (about ½ century ago) 😂 Back then, it was a small town, Sardis, where I lived. My husband often says I was born in the corn fields. 🌽 🌽
Share your fun experiences and which field(s) you enjoyed this summer!
What fun event do you want to plan to have fun and share food with friends?!
Send me an email with your dates! 📱 📆 🔜 We’re already halfway through October! 😳
Happy Thanksgiving! 🙏 ☺️
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Did you know...there are benefits for you when you hire an event planner? 🙋🏻♀️
Here are a few for you to consider when you’re planning an event:
Your event planner can offer you their professional experience and insight. Their valuable knowledge gained by having planned numerous types of events, can give you ideas and tips that will make your event successful and meaningful to you.
When planning events, there are some standard big things to “handle”, like your list of guests and your choice of venue,though there are many more things to manage. Many small details need to be taken care of, that you might not have thought about, that need to be organized and ready when your date arrives. Flowers, decorations, catering, dietary concerns, insurance, licenses, equipment and logistics, to name a few. When you hire an event planner, you can let them look after all the little details. You will have more time to focus on matters important to you.
Your event planner will help you save time (planning an event is time consuming) by taking care of the preparations, so you won’t be stressed out and worried 😧 about trying to get it all done. 😳 Let your event planner know in advance what you want and need and they will take care of the responsibilities. You will be relaxed to fully enjoy and celebrate your gathering with your guests. 😊
Regarding your budget; an important part of planning!...discuss this in the beginning stage, so your finances are kept in check. 💰 💴 ✔️ Talking about costs can be stressful or boring, though you will be glad you took the time to do this. Costs can rapidly add up and you don’t want any surprises! 🙈 Certainly not financial woes/surprises! 😆 funny, not funny. 😁 Important stuff. You want peace of mind. 😌
You will be worry-free! All you have to do is have fun, make memories, share stories and delicious foods while you #celebratethespecialmoments with your family and friends! 😃
"Friends are like flowers. They fill the world with beauty." - Celeste Barnard 💐 🌸 🌺
Email to discuss planning your events! 📧 📱 Choose your dates soon! 🗓 ⏰ 🏃♀️
You’ll be glad you did! 😅
Always happy to “hear” from you! 👂 📱 📧
Who’s on your guest list?
What special occasion do you want to celebrate? 🎉
Drop it in the comments below! ⬇️ 👇
Hit the like and save button and share with your friends.
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“When a guest sits down, there should be something beautiful and inspiring to look at.” - Annie Falk, Author and noted Philanthropist @hamptonsentertaining
Do you notice the details and decor when you’re at an event? 🤩
Do you appreciate the ambiance and inspirational enhancements at parties? 😯
Do you want a gorgeous atmosphere at your events yet don’t want the stress of getting everything ready and doing the work? 😌
Since I was a young child; a long time ago! 😀 I have always enjoyed setting the table and making lovely, visually-appealing decorations and arrangements. You will notice the difference they make, when your table is beautifully set, clean and and inviting!
When you think of what you want for your table settings for an event, whether Afternoon Tea, Garden Party, Picnic, or Birthday with friends?! What kind of things do you think of regarding table settings, accoutrements or decorations?
Your settings and details can be as simple and casual as you like, or you can “fancy it up.” There are various ways to add some flair, colour, ambiance and fun to your atmosphere. They can be elegant, charming, pleasant, graceful, cute, fun and economical.
You make your own, (check out @pinterest) you can buy decorations or have an arts-and-crafts friend make something for you. As a creative person, I like making things. Sometimes I buy. Why not host a “craft night” with your friends? Have a party! You’ll be stress-free, and having fun.
As someone who is “all about the details”, I enjoy a welcoming vibe, with a visually-appealing presentation. I can help you choose decor et al, according to your tastes for your events!
Event Planner/Event Manager - NOUN
Two of my photos are from a table setting and display (with my accoutrements, decorations and china) I arranged for “Diner en Style” Mix & Mingle @fvepafun @fvtradex
What type of accessories do you like? 💕
Your centerpiece (the focal point) can be an interesting conversation piece.
What special event do you want to host? 🎉
Share your ideas in the comments below! ⬇️ 👇
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Are you happy that #instgram and all the #socialchannels are working again?
Did you enjoy the downtime? Did you get other stuff done?
Did you relax, (after you panicked and fretted about the outages) exhale and #celebratethespecialmoments
Did you invite, call or DM your friend(s)?
Sitting down with a cup of tea has a way of soothing and calming you.
Gathering with friends around a cup of tea (or coffee if you prefer) is a wonderful way to savour the moments, reflect on the good times, and be grateful for your friends and family and blessings in your life. You can share blessings with others when you gift your special peeps #teaboxes filled with lovely and yummy things.
What kind of gifts would you like to have for yourself? 🍰 🍪 🕯 🍫 💐 🌸 🌺 🧴
What kind of gifts would your BFF’s or clients like to receive? 💝
Share your favourite things and/or wishes for your gift baskets and presents! Do it! 📱 Open to your requests.
You're all caught up now right?! With scrolling to “catch up” from yesterday?! 😂 📱
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Sharing Friday feelings, a smile and a cuppa with you! @kusmitea green tea
Do you love sharing? Do you love giving?
I love sharing and giving! 😃 Friendship, laughter, tears, kindness, hugs, tea, coffee, food, especially sweet treats, books, gifts, experiences and much more.
A few things you deserve and you can share:
To feel all your feelings, even the messy ones
To make your own choices without having to justify them
Coffee, tea, chocolate or whatever pleasures bring you joy!
When you share, you feel better, because it is good for your health, promotes gratitude, empathy and compassion. It can release neurochemicals that result in a sense of well-being.
What are some of the ways you share? ☺️
What’s in your cup today? ☕️ 🍵
Enjoy your sunny weekend. ☀️
Thank goodness you didn’t float away with all that rain! 😂 ☔️ 🌧
Share your Friday feelings and thoughts below! ⬇️ 👇 📱
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Author - Rita Siebert
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