In This Issue
Best Sponsored Event Team
Event Tech Tools
Building Lego Fun
ABC’s of Event Production
Graduation Parties
posh events
About posh productions, LLC

Event News You Can Use

April 2013

2013 Capital Award - Best Sponsored Event Team

Why are these people smiling?  They just won the coveted Capital Award for Best Sponsored Event Team by the Greater Washington DC chapter of the International Special Event Society [ISES DC]! That’s me in the center and this is my first industry award. [Pinch me!]

In other ‘eventful’  news – spring has sprung and events are blooming, providing me with many, many strategies, resources and inspiring ideas to share with you this month.

As always, I wish you many reasons to celebrate … and when you need professional event assistance, please contact me!

Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP

President | Event Producer

{event award} Best Sponsored Event Team

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you collaborate with creative and talented special event professionals!  Last year, I recruited 14 volunteers and 30 sponsors to help me co-produce a fundraising event at the USA Today/Gannett Headquarters in McLean, VA for very discerning guests … our special event colleagues.  The result was fabulous … and now award-winning!  Check it out for yourself …

 2012 ISES DC Capital Awards Gala video

Want more eye candy to inspire your next event?  Click to see more photos or read this article that I secured in BizBash; it includes event details and a comprehensive list of resources (my A-team!).

As always, your feedback is appreciated!

{event resources} Event Tech Tools

I Am Modern Spring 2013 coverWant to plan your event better, faster and cheaper?  From inspiration to tracking results, and every step in between, there’s a web site, online service or app for that!

My recommended list of event planning apps are in my recent Events Guru article (I Am Modern, Spring 2013).

The list is not complete.  What app would you add?

{event design} Building Lego FunBuilding Birthday Fun - Lego cake popsHave you ever been challenged to create an event where the theme was too new or non-existent?  It forces you be uber-creative!

My 8yo daughter asked for a Lego Friends birthday party.  Whereas Legos have been around since the ’70s, the girls collection is fairly new.  This blog post describes how I solved the problem with lots of color, innovative materials and a few existing items and this  gallery shows more inspiring photos.

My daughter also asked for a Star Wars Glam (yes, glam) birthday party two years ago.  I love creative challenges.  What creative challenge may I help you with?!

{posh POV blog}  ABC’s of Event Planning

Daniel Pink's To Sell is Human book cover on kindleHave you read Daniel Pink’s new book “To Sell is Human?” If yes, then you might enjoy how I applied his ABC’s of non-selling (attunement, buoyancy and clarity) to producing events in this blog post.

{pinned by posh!} Graduation PartiesHokie Luau - 3Graduating high school or college is a big milestone!  Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of producing fabulous graduation parties on behalf of my clients – like this Hokie Luau, as well as a Crimson Tide pool party and an Office Space BBQ.  If you’re hosting a grad party soon, I invite you to check out my ‘celebrate graduation’ board on Pinterest – and then, contact me to plan it!
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Building Birthday Fun” Lego Party

Showered with Love” hosted by Operation Shower – contributor

Annual Monte Carlo Night, April 6

ISES DC Capital Awards Gala, April 7 – nominee and presenter

Start or Grow Your Event Business“, April 9 – luncheon speaker

Best of Reston, April 11- committee member

Empty Bowls, April 12- contributing sponsor