• Think Spring for Your Next Goodie Bag

     
    POSTED March 19, 2015
     

Event bags are always a hit with guests. And while most parties can’t live up to the standard of celebrity gift bags (This year’s Academy Award gift bags included $20,000 worth of merchandise featuring a private dinner party at Morton’s steakhouse and a pair of Beamer Video Phones), us ‘regular people’ can have just as much fun with gifts for our guests. Themed bags are a consistently good idea, and we have just the thing for your upcoming spring soiree.

Spring weather can be so unpredictable. One minute it’s blue skies, the next it’s downpouring. The simple fix is an umbrella that can be easily stuffed into a purse or bag. Guests will love the gift’s utility, and the best part is the unlimited amount of designs you can pick from to match the theme of your spring soiree

We love this contemporary and effortlessly simple design by pare*umbrella.

Sunglasses are a must for spring when sunshine is finally starting to grace us with its presence. But it’s likely that most people already own a pair. Take a unique approach and pick one guests will get a kick out of.

These are perfect for spring with their floral arms, and these are a fun retro take on regular ol’ shades.

And speaking of sunshine, it’s time to start thinking skin protection. Throw in a mini sunscreen to show your guests you care. You can even personalize bottles for more fun.

Spring is the time for flora to bloom. Let guests create their own beautiful garden with flower seeds. For us, sunflowers seem to be the most fun, but anything that will brighten up a yard is sure to be a hit.

What spring-themed gifts do you think we missed? 

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.