How to Sponsor a Great Party: CheeseburgHer 08
By now you may or may not have heard about the the rockin’ Second Annual CheeseburgHer Party at the BlogHer Conference last month.
Honestly, there’s not much I can add to all the great posts that have already been written (If I missed yours, please let me know and I will include it on the list below).
So, I figured I would give you a page out of the Alpha Mom playbook on how to throw a successfully-sponsored party, in 10 Easy Steps, of course.
1- When you learn that a small party thrown by professionals you admire will happen yet again, you
muscle your way in offer to sponsor it. Pick-up the tab, but promise to keep the party true to its roots. And, keep that promise.
2- Try to differentiate on the prior year’s party, just a touch.
3-Make sure there are enough party hats for everyone.
4- Delegate responsibilities.
5- Encourage party-goers to hang-out on your bed. Because that’s keepin’ it real.
6- Roll-up your sleeves and get involved.
7- Invite everyone to the party.
8- Have so much fun, ensuring you will get closed down by security.
9- Have a contingency plan.
10- Distribute left-over McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries to homeless people outside the hotel. Thanks SJ and Gwendomama!
Thank you, all you lovely CheeseburgHer attendees. I am sorry that the party ended so early. We thought we would have at least one hour to party.
Also, you were all very respectful of my room and after-party clean-up was seriously only a 5 minute affair, thanks to the generous help of friends.
To relive the memories over and over, please visit the following:
– CheeseburgHer 08 Party Flickr Group
– Recap by co-Host Lindsay of Suburban Turmoil
– Hat Thursday by Whoorl
– CheeseburgHer Caption contest at Loralee’s Looney Tunes
Photo Credits in sequence: 1) Suburban Turmoil, 2) Petroville, 3) Greeblemonkey, 4) Plain Jane Mom, 5) Suburban Turmoil, 6) Greeblemonkey, 7) Joy Unexpected 8) Greeblemonkey, 9) Plain Jane Mom, 10) Suburban Turmoil, 11) Greeblemonkey, 12) Plain Jane Mom, 13) Suburban Turmoil, 14) Joy Unexpected, 15) Suburban Turmoil, 16) DutchBlitz, 17) A Girl and A Boy, 18) Suburban Turmoil, 19) Petroville Published August 9, 2008. Last updated August 21, 2013.