I can't believe it's been over a month since the Bambini Soiree Summit in Miami Beach, Florida at the Eden Roc Hotel. I'm still reeling with excitement from all of the amazing #VIPPs (Very Important Party People) I met, in the flesh. I loved the trendy parties I got to attend-- I'm still using all of the fabulous party favors-- and all of the panel talks were stimulating and insightful!
Here's my recap of all of the awesomeness:
Q: What is the Bambini Soiree Summit?
A: It's where kid party makers and entrepreneurs in the kids' industry (and party vendors, like TownleyGirl) gather and discuss current problems/challenges/ trends in the party industry, while attending the coolest parties in town.
The Summit took place from Monday, August 6th to Wednesday, August 8th, and TownleyGirl was a proud sponsor. Although I only attended for one day, the time I had there was well worth the trip from NYC.
The day started off with a "Do-nut ever give up" donuts-themed breakfast. This was followed by a few panel talks on pricing and customer service techniques, where we heard from influential leaders in the kids' party business. Can I just say, the background for the panel talks was SO GORGEOUS!! A backdrop of colorful balloons grabbed everyone's attention, and the couches on which the speakers sat on were shaped like lips! It was every TownleyGirl's dream!
After a few panel talks there was a "Color Outside the Lines" break in which #VIPPs received handmade balloon headbands and accessories by @monet_twisting and enjoyed tasty treats by @bocas_house. During this break, I got to catch up with Lilly Jimenez, the talented founder and creative director behind The Creative Heart Studio! It was so amazing meeting Lilly in person. We have previously collaborated with her on a fabulous emoji party. And we have more in store with her, coming very soon! Go check her balloon mosaics out, they're the perfect decoration to spice up any party!
What I was most excited about was the "Stay in School Lunch," which TownleyGirl was a specific sponsor for. I walked in to find our adorable emoji lip balms all over the tables, along with pencils, notepads, and emoji plates. There were even emoji cookies for dessert! Along with delicious gelato by @dolcimiami, of course.
At the lunch, TownleyGirl had their own booth filled with our emoji products. The #VIPPs grabbed some Emoji Glam on the Go Keychains and Emoji Bath Bombs. Plus everyone LOVED our Townleygirl pens! There were graduation caps that everyone put on, and all of the #VIPPs took a Class of 2018 picture and signed off on their goals for the coming years. And I even got to meet Laila Plant of One Inspired Party, the creative vision and official planner behind the summit! It was a blast!
After lunch, there were a few more panel talks. One that really stuck out to me was the "Momtrepeneur talk," when we heard from 5 moms who are running beautiful homes and successful businesses at the same time. They talked about juggling the two and it was an inspiration to hear all of their experiences. We were so proud of Lilly Jimenez, who was a speaker on this panel!
The Tutti Fruitti Break was next. Us #VIPPs enjoyed delicious fruit smoothies, cakes, and ice pops by @tododulces. There was an espresso bar to keep us all awake, and some tutti fruitti ping pong paddles that really had us feeling all those tropical vibes!
Another panel that really stood out to me that afternoon was the Trend Talk. Our dear friend Astrid Jayengsari, of Paper Playground, was one of the speakers. We recently collaborated with Astrid on a My Little Pony birthday extravaganza for her daughter Immy. She gave a lot of insight on trends happening in Australia specifically! Astrid, you were amazing!
The grand finale for the event was "The Greatest Show Farewell Party." It had the look of a grand circus, with clowns, acrobats, men on stilts and more! The food was barbecue style, and there were delicious desserts placed on rotating displays. Astrid and I spent some time together and took some super cute videos. And snapped some photos with these really cool robots!
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From Australia to #MIA! Having so much fun with one of our fave party influencers @paperplayground at the @bambinisoireesummit! #VIPP #bambinisoireesummit 👑💕❤️ #TownleyGirl @gloriasafdieh 🎉 Special thanks to @oneinspiredparty @partyslate @jackieohhevents @triciasmithbrown @designplanplay @lollifruit @sparklingskais @royalbashevents @thecreativeheartstudio @msbunniecakes @earthandsugar @tworosesevents @bocas_house @circuseats @monet_twisting @lulafloradesigns & more!! #VeryImportantPartyPerson
I am so lucky to have attended the Bambini Soiree Summit, and TownleyGirl was thrilled to be a sponsor. We cannot wait until next year!! When can we sign up?