Event Professionals and Consumers To Celebrate At ‘It’s My Party’ – Event Planning Expo Extravaganza

Join ‘Enjoy Yourself Events’ for ‘It’s My Party’ – Event Planning Expo, a celebration of sharing event knowledge, resources and networking for event professionals and individuals who enjoy planning events for friends and family. Open to the public.
Elaina M. Whitley

Elaina M. Whitley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 05, 2011 – Atlanta – On Sunday, August 7th, 2011, hundreds of event professionals throughout the southeast region are invited to meet at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Hotel from 11AM – 7PM for a celebration of sharing event knowledge, resources and networking with each other as well as individuals who enjoy planning parties and events for friends and family.  Attendees will enjoy live entertainment for the whole family and have the opportunity to view demonstrations such as simple cake decorating and floral arranging. Vendors will have yummy food and dessert samples on display that may be the perfect fit for your next event. The expo is open to the public and all ages are welcome.

‘It’s My Party’ is the perfect opportunity for the hospitality industry and event suppliers to display their products and services on a large scale to potential clients and consumers. Each vendor is expected to meet with hundreds of guests, automatically growing their contact list on-site. Attendees will be able to book event services from vendors on the spot at a discounted rate. Products will also be available for purchase at discounted prices.

Whether you are a professional planner or consumer, this is the chance for you to get trendy, creative event ideas and meet a host of event suppliers including: event planners, wedding planners, party and event rental items, caterers, pastry chefs, florists, event entertainers, event designers, photographers, deejays, event venue owners and more from the southeast region.

“This will not be your average bridal show” says Elaina M. Whitley, ‘It’s My Party’ event producer and host. While I enjoy attending bridal expos, they sometimes lack the resources which are necessary and helpful to event, meeting and party planners. I’ve been working on this event for a very long time and I’m very excited to finally introduce it to my fellow event professionals, clients and the public.”

Guests can participate in hands-on demonstrations and mini-seminars every thirty minutes. Early-arrival is highly recommended as seats are limited and expected to fill-up quickly. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. Early-bird tickets for attendees are now available starting at $5 for ages 3 and up and can be purchased at http://itsmypartyatlanta.eventbrite.com. Children under 2 are free but must be registered.  All attendees will be eligible to qualify for free give-a-ways courtesy of our vendors and sponsors.  The first 100 adults and 50 children (ages 3-11) to purchase tickets online will receive a special goody bag upon arrival to the event.  Tickets at the door will be $15. Parking at the venue is $4.  http://itsmypartyatlanta.eventbrite.com

Advanced ticket discounts are available for event professionals belonging to organizations  and associations such as: ISES, MPI, NACE, APA, AACWP, etc.  Proof of valid membership  is required.  Discounts also available for ‘EP 101’ certified students.  Discounts for on-site ticket purchases will not be honored . http://itsmypartyatlanta.eventbrite.com.

Vendors are encouraged to take advantage of the early-bird registration fee starting at $299.  Vendor fees may vary depending upon size of booth needed in addition to products or services being displayed. The first 10 vendors to register by April 1st, will have their company logo displayed on pre-event marketing materials and the event banners to be displayed at the venue. All vendors will be listed on the event pamphlet to be distributed to all attendees.

Maximize your marketing potential and exposure by becoming a sponsor.  Multiples sponsorship levels are available for $150 – $5,000.

For vendor forms and sponsorship package information, please contact Enjoy Yourself Events at 404-274-8812 or elaina@EnjoyYourselfEvents.biz.

Media: Contact Elaina M. Whitley at 404-274-8812 or elaina@EnjoyYourselfEvents.biz

‘It’s My Party’ – Event Planning Expo will also be making stops in Charlotte on Saturday, September 17, 2011 (http://itsmypartycharlotte.eventbrite.com) and Mobile on Saturday, July 16th, 2011 (http://itsmypartymobile.eventbrite.com).  Future cities include: Augusta, Tampa, NYC area and more to be announced.

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Enjoy Yourself Events was established by Elaina M. Whitley in 2006 after planning events for friends and family for more than 10 years. The company has worked on and/or hosted: Sweet Auburn Festival, Taste of Atlanta, Restoration, Networking For a Cause, Event Planning 101 Certificate Workshop, We Love the Kids and Sweet-Touch Pamper Me Party just to name a few. Enjoy Yourself Events is an event management and entertainment firm specializing in small and large-scale event planning, event marketing, public relations, celebrity bookings, small business coaching and professional coaching. Visit http://www.EnjoyYourselfEvents.biz. Enjoy Yourself Events is based in Atlanta with offices in Tampa and NYC. The company provides services nationally.

 

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About elainamwhitley

Founder, CEO, philanthropist, and renowned and award-wining event planning expert, Elaina M. Whitley, has been in the event industry for more than ten years. Starting out in New York City, Elaina’s professional career began in the event industry when she was hired as an event coordinator for ‘X-Factor Entertainment’. Because of Elaina’s endless efforts within the entertainment company, ‘X-Factor’ became prominent in the coordination of all community entertainment events. Elaina coordinated a host of events for the company, including an annual community talent show, which she implemented during her time of employment. With the natural born talent to coordinate events, Elaina had established herself as an event planner in New York City and wanted to accomplish more. Attending The Wedding Institute and Georgia Washington University, she obtained her certification as an event planner. In 2006, Elaina relocated to Atlanta, where she founded and created ‘Enjoy Yourself Events’. Effortlessly blending right into her new environment, she began to coordinate VIP events, celebrity events, and a host of others. As a result, ‘Enjoy Yourself Events’ has created a reputation for itself and has provided event coordination and management, marketing services, and entertainment booking for the following (public) events: • ‘Sweet Auburn Festival’ – VIP Reception & Awards Luncheon Coordinator - 2007 & 2009 • ‘The GodzGirl Network ‘Holy’wood Retreat’ – General Event Coordinator – 2007 • ‘Liv Loud Empowerment Tours’ – General Event Coordinator – 2007 • ‘Restoration’–Atlanta Flood Benefit Concert –VIP Liaison & Green Room Manager- 2010 • ‘Fame UK’-General Event Coordinator and Manager-2010 • ‘Event Planning 101 – Certificate Workshop’ – Host and Producer 2010 • ‘We Love the Kids’ – Host and Producer 2010 The distinguished event planner is determined to not only host events for clients but the community as well. She has produced a number of events to collect goods and raise money for various charities such as ‘Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless’ and ‘Genesis Children Shelter’. With her expertise in the event industry, Elaina has created the highly regarded 1-day certificate workshop, ‘Event Planning 101’. Since the first workshop was conducted in May of 2010, Elaina has decided to share her experiences with other eager and aspiring event planners in Charlotte, Atlanta, Columbus, Columbia, Houston, and New York.
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