This year, I decided that I would only join one big show so I chose the Make It Show since i’ve been a part of their Spring show in 2010 and had a lot of fun. I really wanted to make my booth fun, interactive, and memorable for my customers but how? I had my giant t-shirt made but that’s not going to make it interactive… then about a week before the show, i had an idea… A SPINNING PRIZE WHEEL! I was discouraged when I saw that they were selling online for almost $300 but thankfully my dad is pretty creative and handy and made one for me!
Each time a customer bought a t-shirt, they were able to spin for a chance to get a discount or freebies like buttons, stickers, and gift certificates to Flo Tea Room! I’m pretty sure the most coveted prize was the “free smile” though. Hahaha! :P
The show attracted people of all ages so it was really interesting that some older folks would “get it” and laugh as soon as they saw Herro while others would ask things like “What does hee-ro mean?” “Dericious? Isn’t that a little inappropriate?” “Are you sure i’m allowed to wear this?” :P
Thank you to each and every one of you who visited and supported Herro Hachi!
In preparation for the Make It Show this coming November 24th-27th, I got a giant t-shirt made to use as my booth “sign”. I thought it’d be a fun way to have people find me and hopefully it’ll catch the attention of people who don’t know about Herro Hachi. Since I have no sewing skills at all, I asked my friend Sheila from SWFDS to help me out. It’s funny because she asked me to have the pattern of the t-shirt already cut so that when I get there, she can just sew it together. Clueless me decided to free hand the outline of this giant t-shirt, haha! Needless to say, I had to re-do it when I got to her studio… this time with a ruler (duh).
I was going to release a video relating to my preparations for the show but plans changed after some hilarious footage. HATERZ GON’ HATE!! haha! Enjoy:
If you’re planning to come to the Make It Show, please RSVP on the Facebook Event page here and you could win a g/c to shop at my booth! You can also print the $2 off admission coupon in the events section of the Herro Hachi home page. See you there!