Creative ideas have always come easily to me. Playing make believe as a child allowed me to stretch the imagination and enable me to believe that anything could be possible. I enjoy making people happy and showing them that they are loved and appreciated. I believe it is important to listen and pay attention to the details. It brings me great joy to unveil a gift or event that captures the personality or favorite hobbies or collections of the person we are celebrating.
That not only tells them that what they enjoy matters to me but allows me to introduce another side of them to a visiting guest.
I began planning parties for my daughters based on their favorite book or movie characters and would invite their entire class to attend. For example, My youngest daughter loved 101 Dalmatians, so we played games where they tagged each other with Velcro spots, and they were fed snacks
out of dog bowls. My oldest daughter enjoyed mysteries, so we staged the clues with cut-out letters and had the guests work together to solve the crime. The idea would be linked to the invite, décor, games and food. I enjoy selecting a theme and having everything in the event reflect it.
I put together a few Surprise Milestone Birthdays for friends and family. They never knew it was happening! Three were in my very own home. (That is actually harder than you think)
I then ventured into planning outings for ladies at my church. We would go boutique shopping or have tea parties or pick a theme, such a Paris or Beach Party and eat and dress accordingly. After doing this, The husbands wanted to be included so I planned Couple Events that included tours of local sites and a nearby restaurant or had themed Mystery Dinners in my home so we could enjoy different food choices and wear costumes.
I was working in an office which would keep me busy during the day so all of these things would take place on the weekends. I was constantly being asked why I didn’t just quit my job and start my own business. My friends saw that I enjoyed it and felt I had the talent to succeed at it. That was a hard choice for me to make.
At the time, I did not believe in quitting unless I knew I had a sure thing job offer and I lacked the confidence to go out on my own. But one day it was decided for me! I no longer had a job. The owners of the company that I worked for 15 years sold the company. Now I had a choice, look for another 9-5 job or start my own, so I took a leap of faith and created Events by Rosanne.