Saturday, October 24, 2015

Naptown Planners Halloween Meetup

Hello lovlies! Did you know that I'm an admin for a planner group called Naptown Planners? It's true! It was the brainchild of my good friend Melissa & now it's a legit "thing!" Naptown Planners is a group to connect & inspire planner girls in the Indianapolis, IN metro area. It started out as just me & her, but now our Facebook group has almost 50 members! We figured it was time for us to host our first planner girl meet-up, so this past Sunday (October 18) was a super fun & important day for our group!

We hosted the meet-up at Melissa's beautiful home & decorated the place up for Halloween, which was TONS of fun. Had an excellent turnout of 14 ladies: some that we had met before & a few new faces!

We kicked off the day with some introductions & then turned everyone loose to actually play in their planners! We had girls with every type of planner on the market. I saw Erin Condren, Plum Paper Planners, Kikki K, Kate Spade, Simple Stories, Filofax, bullet journals, fauxdoris, you name it! So cool to see such a variety. Plus we got to ooh & ahh over all the "new babies" that people recently added to their collections! And of course everyone had to touch Amy's new Kate Spade Rose Gold Wellesley. haha I wish I had taken more photos of some of the girls' layouts because they were so cute & creative!

During the course of the event we also hosted an optional swap. Those that wanted to participate brought in a little bag of planner goodies to trade with someone & we drew tickets to exchange them. It's a great way for girls to expand their stash, meet new friends, & try out different brands of products that they wouldn't normally buy. I got some awesome products from the Happie Scrappie planner kit & the Planner Society planner kit in my swap bag which made me feel SO spoiled! :)

We also created 2 different make-n-take crafts during the party. The first one was making planner charm tassels with lobster clasps & embroidery floss. SOOOOO cute! And the second craft was sticker folders to add inside their planners. That one was so useful & functional. Everyone left with some adorable pieces that they can actually use!

One of the majorly incredible aspects of our meet-up were the gift bags. We found some absolutely over-the-moon  sweet & giving shop sponsors that totally blew our minds with their generosity! We wanted to give the attendees of our event some new supplies to play with and we also wanted to support & promote some Etsy shops that we loved. Below are photos of all of the awesome swag that our planner ladies each got to take home with them!

I want to give a HUGE MASSIVE LOVING LONG-DISTANCE HUG to each of the generous sponsors from our event! Please check out these shops & give them some love. Their products are great & so cute! 

October 18th Meet-up Sponsors:
Alexandra Rae Design
Allie Scraps
Bella Rose Paper Co.
Bottled Tea Designs
Craftcake Designs
David's Mommy Designs
Fun Chic Designs
Haley's Handmade Co.
Hello Emma Company
The Ink Road
Let's Make it Sparkle
Oh Hello Stationery Co.
Paper Issues
Peonies Paperie
Piper Pants Sticker Co.
Poppy Print Shop
The Preppy Planner
Stickers by Brie

At the end of the meet-up we all piled our planners up to see a big stack of the yummy pages we all hold so dear. There's nothing better than a big ole stack of creative planners! Evidence of organized artists everywhere! And these are all the awesome ladies that are so inspiring to us:

What a perfect way to spend a Sunday! Getting inspired by crafty friends and playing with stickers! Naptown Planners will be hosting another meet-up in January! So if you happen to live in the area, please please come join the Facebook group and let us get to know you! The more the merrier! Us nerdy planner girls gotta stick together! ;)

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