Event Inspiration from Cat Footwear

Cat Footwear SS18 Press Preview

In November, fellow Michigan-based company, Cat Footwear, unveiled their Spring Summer 2018 product line to press and influencers in their NYC showroom. 

The theme was #GoBoldly and as their invitation read:

“Earthmovers are bold on their own, and even bolder together. Be there when we unveil our Spring Summer 2018 product line. We’re packing all our latest obsessions and bringing them together for one night only”

Blackbird RSVP was proud to be involved by way of a branded RSVP page to support this event. Check out their Blackbird Invitation Page and some killer inspiration images below.

All photos by Peter Roessler

CAT Footwear Event - Blackbird RSVP
CAT Footwear Event - Blackbird RSVP

Beer Pong Tournament

The team at Cat knows that every event needs an activity to get your guests to engage and mingle. The beer pong table served as an added opportunity to let the Cat brand shine. 

CAT Footwear Event - Beer Pong - Blackbird RSVP

Boot tattoos?!

You heard that right. In addition to gifting their well-made shoes, Cat featured tattoo artists from Smith Street Tattoos to customize each pair of shoes. 

CAT Footwear Event - Boot Tattoo - Blackbird RSVP

Food - i.e., the best event decor

Check out this catering spread by @bonabonaicecream, @bigmozz, @sigmundspretzels

CAT Footwear Event - Catering - Blackbird RSVP
CAT Footwear - Big Mozz Cheese Pull - Blackbird RSVP
CAT Footwear Event - Blackbird RSVP - Pretzels
CAT Footwear Event - Blackbird RSVP - Pretzels Go Boldly

What’s Your Bold? 

What's better for photos than a step and repeat? An interactive graffiti wall. An activity and branded element in one. 

CAT Footwear Graffiti Wall - Blackbird RSVP

Gifts and Goodies

The team at Cat had a @tile giveaway to attendees. Can we get invited to this event next year!?

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Hometown music

Cat Footwear is based in Michigan (our home and favorite mitten state) and they showed those roots with an all-Michigan playlist curated by DJ @jasperstapleton. The setlist featured some of their faves like @tundeolaniran, @thewarandtreaty, @flinteastwood, @jrjr. 

CAT Footwear Event - DJ

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous event with us, Cat. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.


Talking Online Invitations with Fox17

Thanks to Annie Szatowski from Fox17 for having us on to talk about online invitations!

We met VERY early in the morning at Lamb Bride on Wealthy Street (a great Grand Rapids event venue for your showers and wedding festivities) and talked with the proprietors of Mokaya about their chocolate making activities that sound like a lot of fun.

Check out our segment:

The Perfect Inexpensive Party Cocktail

With every event comes the common beverage dilemma. You want to have unique and delicious drinks, but $15 craft cocktails will quickly eat into your event budget.

We want to share a genius event hack: Prosecco Spritzers 

inexpensive party drink

What is a Prosecco Spritzer?

A loose definition involves Prosecco mixed with something else. Great mixers include juices (like pomegranate or pineapple), lemonade, or tea. Our friends at Early Bird Cafe made a Strawberry Citrus Tea Spritzer for our Almost Holiday Party last year that was amazing. 

Why is this a genius event hack?

Prosecco Spritzers Tea

They're inexpensive

By our estimation, you can pull these off for $3-4 per glass.

Prosecco can usually be found for around $15/bottle and most venues can help you order it by the case. Because the spritzers are partially juice, you can get 7-8 glasses out of a bottle instead of the standard 4. 

Add in a mixer, some garnish and you're set.

Strawberry Citrus Tea Spritzers with Prosecco

They look fancy

Right? Enough said.

tea spritzer mocktail

They can easily become a mocktail

There will probably be someone at your event who is looking for a non-alcoholic option. Usually, hosts offer water or soda, which can be pretty boring to drink at a festive event. Spritzers can easily be made into a mocktail by substituting soda water for Prosecco. 

Invite us if you serve these at your event, K?