We’ve been M.I.A….

We’ve been M.I.A., I know. Forgive us? ūüôā¬†We promise great things are happening at eventsbyi. We’ll be revamping our blog and our website over the summer. We’ll see you soon. Stay tuned!


In case you’re not sure what it is that we do exactly…

Saw this e-mail floating around the office, and I just had to share… in case you’re not sure what it is that we do exactly…

I am an Event Manager

  • I have unlimited resources at my disposal. I always keep at least 10 meeting rooms under my desk. I can make any of my rooms larger or smaller, depending on what your program needs.
  • I will naturally remove any supportingpillars from your meeting space and will install windows in every room as needed.
  • Unfortunately the ‘ocean view’ is not scheduled to arrive until Day Two of the program for which I sincerely apologise; however, I will move the convention center two feet to the left to accommodate your request by the end of Day One, although I realize the event is only next week. I can only throw myself on your mercy and grovel at your feet;
  • I completely agree that it is inconceivable that we should have any other groups booked into the hotel during our event.
  • And the additional breakout rooms you asked for this morning fortomorrow’s conference will be added to the hotel by the end of today. Naturally it will be no problem to turn the plenary session for 200 (classroom room style) into a hollow square for 300 people withrear screen projection, simultaneous Japanese translation and satellite hook-up during the 15-minute coffee break.
  • Unfortunately, due to space constraints, and the fact that the final program bears no resemblance whatsoever to the initial program that we contracted the space under, I’ll have to suspend the lunch buffet from the ceiling above the plenary session and then suck the gravity out of the ballroom – not a problem.
  • I’ve located the boxes that the sponsors sent last month under their mother’s maiden name to the other hotel down thestreet, and again I apologise for not having found them sooner.
  • In answer to all your questions, it is of course, understood that I am telepathically aware of all your speakers needs and I’ll set up an overhead, LCD panel, dual slide projectors, two screens, laser pointer, podium microphones, two table top microphones, podium knock-out switch, timer and blue M&Ms in each room, which I’ve negotiated at no extra charge, just in case they are needed.
  • Additionally it goes without saying that an A/V technician, engineer, baby-sitter and I will be underneath your headtable for the duration of your event, in case you need anything else.
  • It has been great working with you on this event and every other just like it and I can’t wait for the next one!!! ūüôā

Pinterest: A Program Fan Perfect for Outdoor Events

Save some trees and cool off your guests with this creative Program that doubles as a Hand Fan. The perfect choice for an outdoor event. If you’re in a hot climate, your guests will certainly appreciate the gesture.

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Pinterest: Photo Booth Props

We all know how wildly popular photo booths have become… at weddings, company parties, galas, you name it. I fell in love with this Photo Booth Props pin on Pinterest. Easy to make and fully customizable to whatever your theme.


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Pinterest: Manzanita Branch Centerpiece without the Vase

No vase? No flowers? No budget?… No problem! These centerpieces are incredibly inexpensive. For the cost of a branch, spray paint, and a few props, you can have yourself a pretty charming centerpiece. I would recommend something¬†these with family-style table seating (rectangular tables) versus rounds. If you want to work manzanita branches on a round table, you’ll need a vase.

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Pinterest: Paper Flowers

I can’t believe how magnificent these paper flowers look at the altar. This pin was a real¬†find. Click through the pictures and find the DIY instructions to make this yourself. Surprisingly easy!

PS. Anyone else notice the playful groomsmen on the right? Must have been a fun wedding!


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Pinterest: Inexpensive Place Cards

I found these inexpensive, hand-written place cards to be absolutely adorable. Using what is already available at the table (a fork), you’ll save on the place card holders. My advice? Whatever the shape, avoid manually cutting it out with scissors. Either purchase pre-made shapes or utilize a paper puncher (like this one). Manually cutting the shapes will be time consuming and it just won’t look as nice! Happy Crafting…

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Pinterest: Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blank activities call for fun laughs and memories. The one we found below was used at a wedding, but I’ve seen these used everywhere¬†from business conferences to¬†company outings to baby showers.

If you want to know what people have to say, these are a great way to get it out of them in an upbeat and lighthearted way. It is sure to spark laughter, but can also be very insightful. Have guests fill them out (anonymously or not)¬†and depending on the point you’re trying to make, read them out loud at the event or save them to be posted on¬†the company’s¬†Bulletin Board or¬†your own memory book.


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Pinterest: In the Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re posting our favorite ‘green’ pin of the day. We love the use of streamers in this DIY rainbow background. If only it led to a real pot of gold ūüėČ

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