Monday, June 4, 2012

Coffee Party

Have you ever tried hosting a party where people would just sit down, relax and converse without getting drunk or high in drugs?  This is one good idea of how you can get people to have great morning conversations or an evening recap of what had just happened.  Yes, you heard me right.  A morning coffee party or an evening recap will make you imagine things that you have not done before.
First off, determine if this is just a party or a party with benefits.  What I mean is, you can host for a simple gathering with close friends and family or you can host an event that is set towards a bigger goal - a marketing campaign or a project proposal.  It will all depend on you. 
For the sake of this article, lets start off with a Marketing campaign.  Let’s say that you want to introduce a new product and you want your sales team to rally the product for you.  Here are some tips on how you can make your informal campaign more exciting:
1.     Invites.  Send out invitations to all you wish to be there especially your sales force by using a personalized coffee cup with the logo or a picture of your new product.  Don’t forget to include their names on the cup.  You can also send out custom beverage napkins and coffee stirrer packaged with the coffee cup.  These cups should be with them to be able to enter the party.  They will also use these cups and napkins for their own consumption during the party.
2.     Decorations.  Prepare the venue with decorations that will match your campaign.  You can again use coffee cups in decorating the place since it’s a coffee party.  You can also use paper crafts to go along with the decorations.
3.     Mood.  You have to set the mood.  If this is a campaign, it has to be lively, exciting and fun.  Make      
      it more interactive.  Have the guests play around with their coffee mugs by asking them to                
      personalize it based on the theme of the product that you are launching.  Specify on your invite the
      theme of the coffee party so that your guests would be prepared as they come.
4.     Coffee and Food.  Of course this is essential.  Play around with the flavors.  Offer them a variety of brews.   Have your guests make their own coffee.  Encourage them to taste more than 1 flavor.  As for food, you will never go wrong with donuts or mini muffins!
Whether it’s a sales campaign, a private party or just a simple coffee party, what matters is how the guests will enjoy a good conversation over a cup of coffee.  Party on!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Wedding Concept: Custom Beverage Napkins And Cups

custom beverage napkins
Wedding bells.  Wedding jitters.  Wedding songs.  Wedding souvenirs.  These are all part of the BIG day.   A lot of people prepare for the wedding date as if it was the only day in the world.  They want their wedding day to be so special that is why they take time thinking of new ideas and concepts on how to go about this ONE SPECIAL DAY
Americans have the most complex and most flexible weddings in the world.  This is due to its wide cultural, spiritual and traditional background.  Some would express extravagance on “the day” itself but some would want it more exclusive.  But whether it’s celebrated with a huge crowd or with a few friends and loved ones, they all want 1 thing: they want that day to make a mark in other people’s minds.  They want it to be special.  One way of doing this is by branding or making a mark in the minds of other people.  You can either have a crazy idea that people will not forget or just play around with what you already have.  Having custom made or personalized stuff as souvenirs will just be right. 
The Custom Beverage Napkin.  Decide on what design you would want to be printed.  One good idea is to have your names, the wedding date and a small note that will speak well of your wedding day.
The Custom CupSame concept as the former but you can add a little more twist.  You can include some pictures of you and your spouse.  You can also add a short story line how you’ve met or the things that you did together before you got married.  Be creative!
You can browse online for the best wholesalers and suppliers of custom beverage napkins, custom cups and other custom made items that you will need.
After the wedding day, should you decide to set up a restaurant or a café business, these suppliers can also help you with the inventory that you will need from these cups to custom beverage napkins to the utensils and other packaging materials.
Don’t limit yourself with traditions and culture.  This is your wedding day.  Be crazy, be creative!