Take Time to Toast empowering women entrepreneurs

Take Time to Toast is an event devoted to empowering women entrepreneurs and saying thank you. Hosted by the incredibly talented Danielle Gibson Events. The event creates an environment where women can toast each other and learn from one another’s experiences. Take Time to Toast is quickly growing into an established tradition and will soon be expanding to include all professionals in the events industry.

The Event

This Take Time to Toast was an intimate dinner with both old and new friends. The evening included dinner and drinks, inspiring conversation, Instagram-worthy photo ops as well as a few Galentine’s themed surprises. The party focused on vendors and clients coming together to share their best ideas and collaborate. The evening also partnered with numerous sponsors to create magic moments. A couple of our favorites were a bathtub filled to the brim with rose and Oreos dipped in pink-marbled chocolate.

An inspiring voice

Bringing clients, event friends and influencers into the same room gave all the guests the opportunity to network. We always feel more inspired after talking with our #girlgang, but the inspiration didn’t stop at casual conversation. We also had two inspiring guest speakers: Temi Adamolekun from Radiant Work Spaces, the keynote speaker for the evening as well as Chelsea Hoff from Fearless Wines.

The collaboration station

Attendees had the opportunity to share some love with their Galentine at the ‘Collaboration Station’ hosted by Candy Club. Take Time to Toast was the day before Valentine’s Day, so there was an interactive activity with candy and valentines to create and drop in other attendee’s bags. These bags were gorgeously perched on a crate wall and personalised with handwritten names in calligraphy by Blushtype. Cocktail hour was full of new introductions, networking, catching up with familiar friends and sending little love notes to our Galentines and #girlboss crushes.

A Galentine’s day dream

Cocktail hour was followed by a seated dinner featuring a three-course meal prepared by Foxtail Catering. Decadent plates of egg surrounded by seared Day Boat Scallops and olive oil cake with heirloom citrus were enjoyed by the guests. This was not a quiet group but things sure quietened down when these plates hit the table, which as they say, is usually a sign of excellent food.

The dining room design was a Galentine’s day dream. All rentals were provided by Archive and fit the theme of the night perfectly. The room was full of soft pink hues and the lighting was warm and cool all at the same time. There was a beautiful floral installation created and designed by Erin DeYoung, owner of Scarlett and Grace, that hung from the ceiling. Coupe glasses, copper flatware, pink stones as place cards and tea light candles were carefully placed among the tables. As a guest, one couldn’t help but stare and take photos of the surrounding decor.


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