I have a problem that I need your help with. My head runs steady with ideas. Everywhere I go, everything I do, I wonder if I can make an event out of it. I am constantly analyzing what I think you will all think of the idea, would you come, would you have fun, how much would you pay… Last night I took my girls and their friends to the bowling alley here in Kemptville. On weekends they have Rockin’ Bowling which means they have funky lighting, disco like. It was really fun. The girls had a great time. We played one game then took a break, had a snack then played half of a second game.
While sitting there I couldn’t help but plan several events. Looking around at who was there I was analyzing how much fun they were having, who they appeared to be there with and then assessing the possibilities.
As you all know Trevor and I go on date nights all the time, usually once a week. We went on one on Friday that I was really hoping to tell you about but it sucked so I’m not going to bother sharing. It didn’t suck because of us, in fact it reminded me of what a great team we are and how much we think alike, but the place we went ended up sucking. Anyway…sorry back to why I was talking about date nights. Most of the time Trevor and I go on date nights alone, just the two of us. This coming weekend we have a date night with a group of friends and I am so excited! Date nights can be just as great with a group of friends as it can be alone.
What I am wondering is if people would be interested in attending regularly scheduled, probably once a month, a group date night organized by us. Every month would be something different. Sometimes we could do something like bowling, other times we could do something that requires a bus ride to far away places to attend a theatre, do some rock climbing, etc.
I think it could be really great. I would see some couples doing it as a night out just for the two of them and others would be doing it with a group of friends. Either way you are getting out and leaving behind your every day responsibilities and reminding yourselves why you fell in love in the first place.
Now, why would you do something like that through me you ask. Well, first of all we would organize the whole thing…all you have to do is show up. Second, bowling would never be just bowling with us. As with everything we do we would always take it to the next level. We could do theme nights, hire a caterer, etc. A bus ride would suck you say, not a bus ride done In the Moment style…guaranteed.
If you think this might be something you’d be interested in I’d love to hear from you. I’d love to know a few things like…what types of date nights would you be interested in attending, what day of the week would usually be best for a date night and how much would you be willing to pay for an average date night (I know that is kind of hard to assess because it all depends on what it entails but maybe think about how much you think you normally pay if the two of you go out for dinner together).
This idea is giving me butterflies, I think this might rock!!! Let me know what you think.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.
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