Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cocktail Class Client Event!

One of my past jobs was to plan events for clients. I got to do everything from designing the invitations to crafting up unique client gifts to send home. I strove to come up with unique events to give our clients an experience unlike that of any other.

Plus, while my husband was gone to annual training in Louisiana for three weeks, I was happy to take on any work events that take up my evenings! Three pooches are great company, but they don't exactly compare to my hubby. 

I was able to host a cocktail class at Vom Fass, a liqueur, oil and vinegar shop. My purpose was to make this a referral event and encourage a small group of our clients to bring guests. We sent out this invitation about a month prior to give people time to plan. 

I also designed a small information card for guests to fill out so we can send them photos from the evening as well as some information about our office. 

I don't miss the environment, but I really miss this part of my job: I got to snoop Pinterest and find fun ideas that are affordable, but personalized for clients! I wanted to be unique and offer a personal touch, so I found these little mason jar cocktails and knew they would be perfect!

Each jar has an 8 oz can of Coke inside, and I used bakers twine to tie on a mini-bottle of Captain Morgan so they can make their own Captain and Coke at home- just add ice! 

I also made my own template for a jar label on the top to match the invitations and information cards, as well as a little name label for each jar to make it more personal. 

Inside each gift, I had included a handwritten note to thank them for attending and either invite them to call our office or thank them for bringing a guest. 

The class itself was a blast! We had different pairings to go with each drink, which included anything from different vinegars, to candied ginger, to pears and blue cheese on bread. 

Our teacher for the evening, Kevin, would start out by explaining the ingredients of the drink as he made it- including any history behind certain wines and liqueurs- he was a wealth of information I will never remember! 

The Vom Fass Champagne Cocktail: Quite strong, actually! 

Their shop is incredible- I'm not a big drinker, but it looks pretty amazing, don't you think? 

Vom Fass means "Of the Cask," and they will sample any product for you in the store! 

I loved to give clients this kind of experience- especially when I could have a great time as well! 

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