#BASHConf16 Recap

speakers collage


Celebrity Keynotes:

Preston Bailey – Preston Bailey Designs

Kathy Romero – Kathy Romero Weddings + Events

Jennifer Sbranti – Hostess with the Mostess


Party Rock Stars:

Amy Belle Isle – Operation Shower

Amy Locurto – Living Locurto

Jillian Tohber – Catch My Party

Marie Dannettelle – Sweets Indeed



Ashley Prisbrey – Ashlee Marie

Kim Stoegbauer – The TomKat Studio

Tania Fischer – Tania Fischer Designs

Jana Perry – Jelly Belly Candy Co.

Heather Crabtree – Heather Crabtree Business Strategist for Entrepreneurs

Beth Shivak – JoAnn Fabrics

Tonya Coleman – Soiree Event Design

Tori Tait – The Grommett & Thoughtfully Simple

Rob Krueger – Take & Talk Pics

Chandice Probst – Gluten Free Frenzy

Tisha Holman – Tisha Holman Events

Roni Plascensia – Roni’s Sugar Creations

William P. Miller – W. P. Miller Special Events

Julie Goldman – The Original Runner Co.

Joanna Meyer – Baked By Joanna

Sara Hawkins – Sara F. Hawkins Attorney at Law

Alissa Circle – Pollinate Media & Diary of an Addict

Sharon Garofalow – Cupcakes & Cutlery

Stephanie Studer – Life Created

Lisa Funk & Addi Robison – Hand Lettered Design

Matt Cherry – iBlog Magazine

Rachel Eskandari – Pink Puddle Studio


2016 BASH Sponsors

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores

Jelly Belly Candy Company

James Litho Creative Print Solutions


Create UR Plate

Oriental Trading Company

The PhotoBus


Kate Aspen


The Sparkle Bar

Savannah Ashley

Material Girls Weddings

Heavenly Cake Pops

Paletas Betty


Flora Craft

Miami Candies

iBlog Magazine


Birthday In A Box

Wholesale Party Supplies

United Scenic




Thursday, January 14th 2016

12:00pm – 5:00pm REGISTRATION


Friday, January 15th 2016

8:00am – 10:00am COFFEE TALK w/ Keynote Speaker Kathy Romero

10:30am – 4:30pm ALL DAY CLASSES plus 1.5hr Lunch

TRACK 1: Entrepreneurship & Blogging

  1. “Finding Your Voice” –> Rob Krueger
  2. Panel of Blogging Superstars
  3. What Brands Are Looking For –> Jana Perry (Jelly Belly) & Beth Shivak (JoAnn Fabric)
  4. “How To Grow An Engaged Community That Sets The Bar For Your Biz” –> Heather Crabtree & Tori Tait

TRACK 2: Event Planning Business & Professional Development

  1. “To Infinity & Beyonce” –> Alissa Circle & Sharon Garofalow
  2. Panel of Event Planning Superstars
  3. Party Planning Town Hall –> Tonya Coleman
  4. “360 Degrees of Influence” –> Matt Cherry

TRACK 3: Creative Technique Classes & Workshops

  1. Food Styling & Photography Tips To Take You To The Top –> Joanna Meyer
  2. Floral Watercolors Workshop –> Rachel Eskandari
  3. “How To Work With Chocolate: Decorating Tips & Techniques” –> Roni Plascensia
  4. “How To Create & Design Paper Flowers” –> Tania Fischer

6:00pm – 8:30pm DINNER w/ Keynote Speaker Preston Bailey



Saturday, January 16th 2016

8:00am – 10:00am COFFEE TALK w/ Party Rock Stars

10:30am – 4:30pm ALL DAY CLASSES

TRACK 1: Entrepreneurship & Blogging

  1. “Legal Confidence To Help Grow Your Business” –> Sara Hawkins
  2. “Working With Brands: The Business Behind Blogging” –> Kim Stoegbauer
  3. “How Video Is Changing Blogging & Why You Should Jump On It” –> Ashlee Prisbrey
  4. “Events For A Cause” –> Chandice Probst

TRACK 2: Event Planning Business & Professional Development

  1. “Grow Your Niche Business Into A Worldwide Brand” –> Julie Goldman
  2. “The Art of Swag” –> William P. Miller
  3. “An Inside Look At Pinterest” –> Amy Locurto
  4. “Lights, Camera, Action! 5 Easy Tips You Can Use To Get On Television” –> Tisha Holman

TRACK 3: Creative Technique Classes & Workshops

  1. “Photography Basics That Can Turn Your Pictures Into Professional Looking Images” –> Stephanie Studer
  2. “Chalk Art 101 w/ Lisa & Addi of Hand Lettered Design” –> Lisa Funk & Addi Robison

6:00pm – 8:30pm DINNER w/ Keynote Speaker Jennifer Sbranti

9:00pm – 11:00pm SIP, SHOP, SOCIALIZE



Savannah Ashley

The Sparkle Bar

Roni’s Sugar Creations

Pink Puddle Studio

Royal Bowtique

The Zen Bird