How to Throw the Party of the Year

Summer is a great time to throw a party, whether it be a BBQ, team building event, or just because! We wanted to share some ideas on how to make your party stand out, with the use of personalized promotional products.

The list below is a few of our favourite examples, but there are many more ideas and items that are sure to make any party an instant hit.

1. Balloons
Why put up plain balloons when you can have your logo, or any other image/text printed on it? Make your decorations ‘pop’ with balloons – many different colours and shapes available!

2. Plates, Cups + Napkins
If you’re having a BBQ this summer, serve the food and drink on customized plates and drink ware. Available in plastic and paper, make sure your event this year is special and personalized.

3. Sunscreen
What better way to show how much you care about your customers and employees than by giving out small bottles of sunscreen with your logo on them?

No matter whether your event is indoors or outdoors, make sure the summer party is one to remember for months to come. Contact us today for more information on how you can turn your get together into a real, rocking party.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Father’s Day Treats and Ideas

Father’s Day is around the corner and we wanted to share some inspiring ideas that can be personalized to make this day special.

DIY:

1. Personalized Mug
Grab a ceramic mug and a sharpie, both can be any colour of your choosing, and personalize it with doodles and sayings! Perhaps something your dad always says, a moustache or a tie, or the classic ‘#1 Dad in the World’. bake in the oven, and voila you have a very special, one of a kind mug, that is sure to put a smile on your dad’s face. For more details visit the below link;

http://www.diyopolis.com/tips-and-tricks-to-the-diy-sharpie-mug/

2. Brunch
Make a brunch for dad, because everyone knows that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Who doesn’t love to wake up to some fresh orange juice, eggs (any style), and bacon. Check out the recipe below for an awesome combination of waffles, eggs, bacon and maple syrup;

http://www.cbc.ca/inthekitchen/2012/02/savoury-breakfast-waffles.html

Custom Made:

1. Calendar
Whether your dad is in the pictures, or they are only of you and your siblings, a calendar is a great way to show your dad how much he means to you, all year round. A funny idea would be to reenact some classic childhood photos, and have them printed side by side next to the originals.

2. T-shirt
Create your own design for a personalized T-shirt, a funny saying, or a great picture, for example. Surely a custom t-shirt will be cherished for years to come, and proudly worn whenever the occasion arises.

So get creative, and make something truly special for your dad this year! Any combination of the above ideas will be a wonderful gesture. We are still planning our Father’s Day so please reach out and tell us of any unique ideas you have! We would love to hear from you :)

For any more information on how you can make this Father’s Day special, please contact us.

Have a great week!

Canine Lovers Rejoice – Woofstock is Happening this Weekend!

The same way Victoria Day long weekend marks the beginning of summer for us, Woofstock is the canine equivalent. Thousands of dogs, of all shapes and sizes, gather by St. Lawrence Market area, and celebrate the arrival of nice weather and longer walks. We know our office doggies, Gordie and Dexter, are super excited, and the best part is that they don’t even know what’s coming!

For the many wonderful exhibitors and sponsors we wanted to share some awesome promotional products that are sure to turn this year’s event into a memorable one.

1. Doggie Bandana
A great way to display your logo, on a wearable fashion piece. Bandanas can be screen printed on, based on the design of your choosing. A wonderful giveaway that is sure to make both dogs, and owners happy.

2. Reusable Bags
If you are selling and/or giving away items, make sure to provide the customer with a branded reusable bag. A great canvas to put your logo on, a reusable bag is sure to be used again in the future, and remind the customer of your brand.

3. Waste Bag Dispenser
A unique item that is sure to be used over and over again. A thoughtful giveaway that any dog owner will appreciate, waste bag dispensers come in a variety of colours and can have any logo printed on them.

Whether you are preparing for the upcoming festivities, or looking into ideas for the next upcoming festival and/or event, we can help you plan the best custom product assortment. Contact us for a quote and to find out about other products.

Enjoy Woofstock this upcoming weekend, and stay hydrated!

PS. For more information on exhibitors and scheduled events for Woofstock summer 2013, visit their website; www.woofstock.ca

NXNE Marks the Beginning of Summer Music and Art Events

For the 19th year in a row, NXNE events will be happening all over Toronto. Events range from musical performances, to art exhibits and films. We love NXNE and look forward to it every year – what can be better than seeing The National performing live, for free, in downtown Toronto?

In the spirit of this awesome collection of cultural events, we wanted to to outline some of the best promotional products to hand out at large cultural events, such as NXNE. Whether you are a sponsor, exhibitor or other stake holder, promotional products are a great way to build emotional connections to your brand.

1. Lanyards
Personalize your event by creating a unique lanyard that features both the name of the festival, and the specific event attended. Lanyards come in an array of colours, and can be custom printed on to your liking. A unique, or limited edition lanyard is sure to catch attendees’ attention, and is more likely to become a keepsake for years to come.

2. Water Bottles
For any outdoor events this summer, there is nothing more useful than a reusable bottle of water. For large public events, hand out bottles with your logo printed on them, and if possible arrange to set up water cooler stations around the event space. Imagine the grateful attendees who will be able to quench their thirst thanks to you?

3. Hand Sanitizer
For many people, events such as NXNE, are an all day excursion, where they travel from one event to the next. A great way to showcase your logo is on a small bottle of hand sanitizer, printed across the label. A must have item when out all day in the city.

There is still time for you to get the promotional products that will help you make this years’ NXNE events the most successful yet. Contact us for information on rush orders, and help figuring out what is the best promotional item for you and your brand.

Have a great week and enjoy the festivities!

PS. NXNE will be happening all over Toronto from June 10th – 16th. For more information visit their website: http://nxne.com/