Saturday, May 15, 2010

The life of an event planner baseball mom...

My life is now revolving around tee ball and coach pitch baseball for the next 2 months! My two sons are 5 & 7 and love it! You may be thinking "Why is this blog related to Absolute Agenda?"

Well, I am beginning my 2nd year on the board for our baseball/softball league. Along with 12 other people, we meet at least 2 times a month to plan our season and upkeep the ball fields. My role is the concession stand. I have to stay with a budget, plan what food needs to be bought, prepare the food, create menus and schedules, organize parent volunteers, & quickly train them and work alongside the volunteers. It is a challenge. I think it is more challenging than a wedding at times! haha! But at the end of the night when I say goodbye to hard working parent volunteers and look back as I turn the lights off, I think of all the cheers I heard as the players rounded the bases, the chanting of outfielders to the batters, and the smiling kids when they come up to get their post-game drinks and I realize it is all worth it. What my children learn on that field will stay with them for the rest of their lives: teamwork, dedication, winning, losing, accomplishment, encourgement, compromise, & respect.

Funny thing is...As an event planner I think those same words can apply to the couple as they drive away to their honeymoon and begin their new life together or they can apply to a business team after a team building event as they return to work, etc...
Anyone ready to play ball?!
~Planner Erin~

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mint Juleps, Magnificent Hats, Red Roses, & the Race of a Lifetime......

Just for fun!
Two years ago I walked in my first 1/2 marathon. It was in Louisville, KY and it was the weekend before the Kentucky Derby ~ What an awesome weekend! One of my favorite memories during the 13.1 miles was entering Churchill Downs and walking around the track. It was so beautiful ~ the green grass, the dirt track, the white steeples! I remember admiring all the magnificent hats worn by so many ladies that were also guests in our hotel. So in honor of this coming weekend here are some pictures to get you in the mood for the Kentucky Derby...anybody want a Mint Julep?

~Planner Erin~

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Do you remember what were the top trends for wedding gowns in 2010?

Earlier this year we blogged on the top trends of 2010. Here is a video to help you visualize the top trends with the Wedding Gown that were mentioned in the blog: feathers, strapless, and big bows! Beautiful gowns! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Fountain of Wishes"

Absolute Agenda is proud to present “Fountain of Wishes”, a complete Wedding Reception package! We have partnered with The Atlanta Banquet Hall and our Elite Vendors to provide Brides and Grooms with an elegant, contemporary, and custom-designed Wedding Reception in an affordable package.

The “Fountain of Wishes” includes:

  • Swanky and Urban Reception Space with room for 250 Guests
  • Reception Designed and Arranged by Absolute Agenda
  • Full Buffet or Social Reception prepared by Culinary Artist
  • Extensive Photography Package from Engagement to Reception
  • Lavishly Designed Wedding Cake
  • Elegant Custom Floral for Ceremony and Reception
  • Professional DJ and Sound System

Each couple also has the opportunity to add Enhancements to their package!
  • Arrive in Style...Take Train from Noblesville or Fishers to Atlanta Banquet Hall
  • Bartender Services with Beverage Options
  • Capture your Memories with a Videographer Package
  • Ceremony and Rehearsal Coordination with Absolute Agenda Planners
  • Add Personal Design Touches, Chair Sashes, Upgrade Linens, and Lighted Monograms

“Fountain of Wishes” starts at only $9995!

Contact Absolute Agenda today to schedule your consultation! We are so excited to begin designing your "Fountain of Wishes"!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rock Out with Hannah/Miley!!

"Every Girl's Dream Birthday Party!"

  • Hannah/Miley Impersonator

  • 1 Hour Concert with "Hannah/Miley" & 2 Backup Dancers

  • Signed photos for 25 child birthday guests

  • Birthday gift to Birthday Girl from "Hannah"

  • 2 dances taught to party guests

  • Meet and mingle time with "Hannah"

  • Special sing along with "Hannah" for the Birthday Girl...if she isn't shy!

  • Table decor brought and setup by Absolute Agenda, LLC Planners

  • Party Theme is Miley's favorite colors: Hot Pink, Lime Green, and Purple!

  • Party supplies: Premuim plates, cups, napkins & forks (for 50 guests)

  • Custom table decor package...includes tabelcovers, placemats, table runner, table decor/decorations (similar to photo)

  • 2 Balloon bouquets

  • Tear down post-party included

  • 1 Party Themed birthday cake (you choose from 3 designs) serves 50 (to share with parents/guests)

  • 1 Cake Table provided with tablecloth and decor

  • Goody bags with Miley's favorite candies for 25 children
Entire package for only $795!!
*Deposit required

Want the party even more fabulous?! Add on these packages!
*Mini Rockstar Makeovers: Glitter hair spray, lip gloss, bead necklaces, and temporary tatoos ~ $100 (25 guests)

*Paparazzi Photo Package: Package includes a professional Photographer from Dock's Photography, Full photo coverage of birthday party from start to end. Meet and Greet: VIP pictures with Hannah/Miley Impersonator. Following the party each guest will be mailed a 5x7 of herself with "Hannah". The Birthday Girl with receive a Storybook Photo album with captured images from the party! ~ $279

*Catering packages and pricing available upon request

"Rock Out to Hannah/Miley" presented by Absolute Agenda, LLC
For More Information or to Book Your Birthday Party Package contact:
Angie (317) 385-0937 or

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wedding Invitations 2010 ~ 6 of the Best Ideas

Are you a style-conscious celebrity watcher, eager to catch the newest trend in wedding gowns? Do you scour bridal mags looking for the best fashion forward ideas? Fashionistas everywhere know that stylish wedding invitation ideas are just as important as the wedding favors or the floral arrangements.

Look for these top trends in the best wedding invitations for 2010:

*Mix-n-Match - The go-to fashion for the New Year is fast becoming coordinating bridesmaids dresses. Reflect this in your invites by using mix-n-match stationery. For instance, use a solid-colored invitation with a fun striped or patterned reply card. Another option is to mix and match colors in opposite colors of the spectrum or by using coordinating shades. If you're into DIY, consider seeking out mix and match kits which will allow you to customize your invitation ideas. Mix and match invitations and invitation kits can be found easily through online wedding suppliers.

*Splash 'em with color - Lately stylish brides have been spicing up the traditional white wedding gown with flashes of color. If you're choosing this bridal runway-inspired style, let your stationery follow suit. Try an ivory or white invitation edged in a color that matches your bridal gown highlight color.

*Be green - Whether you're an honest-to-goodness tree hugger or a woman who just wants to make a difference in the environment, some of the best wedding invitations for 2010 are eco-friendly. From paper made with up to 100% recycled products to invites embedded with seeds that can be planted in your guests' gardens, it's possible to find invites that are easy on the eyes--and easy on the earth.

*Go neutral - One of the hottest new trends in wedding stationery is using metallics as neutral colors. Earthy bronzes, elegant platinums, and opulent golds are guaranteed to add shimmer and shine to fashion-forward invites. Wow your guests with shimmery, silvery paper or classic golden borders.

*Custom wedding stationery - Some of the best wedding invitations for 2010 are customized invites that let your personality shine through. By working with a wedding stationery specialist, you can customize invites, from selecting your own font and ink colors to one-of-a-kind images.

*Frugal is fashionable - DIY kits are a top wedding invitation idea trend, allowing brides to print invites or other matching cards, such as thank yous, on high-quality paper using a home computer. You'll save a few bucks on printing and, as a bonus, will have complete control over how the invites look.

Remember, it's not worth letting your quest for style get in the way of your wedding day. Ultimately, the best wedding invitations for your ceremony are the ones you like. So find wedding invitations that match your own personal taste and style.

***I found this great article online and thought I would share! Invitations are one of my favorite parts of planning a wedding. Remember it's the first thing that your family and friends see that gives them a sneak peek into your wedding day. Take your time and find the perfect one to represent your special day!

Details Diva ~ Erin
"Let's Plan This!"
Rose Watson writes about and reviews wedding invitations so that you can find the perfect wedding invitation to suit your style. Check out her recommendations, tips and more wedding invitation articles at:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bridesmaid Dresses: Top 3 Trends for 2010

Of course the Bride is the center of attention on her wedding day, but she wants her attendants to look their best too! What are the top trends for bridemaids dresses this year?!? Let's find out!

1. One Shoulder Dresses
If the Bride wants a more modern and urban look, she may chose a one shoulder dress for herself. The 2010 trend is for the bridesmaids' dresses to have one shoulder also, but the opposite shoulder than the bride. These dresses can be found in both mini and full lengths.

2. The Ruffled Mini-Dress
The ruffles are making a comeback but in a Mini Dress in 2010. The dresses can be adorned with ruffles at the hemline or the waist. The full skirt is flattering on different body types making it easy to find the same dress for the bridal party. The Mini-Dress is fun to do in bright and sassy colors!
3. The Sleeveless Lame Dress
A sleek and sophisticated A-line gown that ties at the waist and is designed in eye-catching lame fabric. These dresses are appearing in boat-neck, deep v-neck and square neck designs in a multitude of colors.

In 2010 the top two lengths for bridesmaid dresses are cocktail and full length. Many brides also allow each bridesmaid to chose a dress that fits their body types but are in the same color pallate. Color is always a top trend, but as mentioned in a previous blog black is becoming more and more popular!
Details Diva ~ Erin
"Let's Plan This!"