At last year's show, I was lucky enough to get a corner booth. Well, I thought I was lucky at the time. It turns out that having a corner booth allows people to converge on two sides of your tables and not just one. This would have been awesome if it was people that were interested in my faerie nursery but unfortunately, it was more like a gathering place to visit and catch up. I found that those that wanted to see what I had couldn't even get to my tables. I wasn't too happy in the end and knew that I would have to do something different.
So....I came up with an idea. Not sure if it will work or not but I'm going to give it a shot anyways.
When I came up with (okay, I had lots of help on this part) the background for my company. The stump, the grasses and flowers, the purple and pink sky and the little stepping stones that you had to take to come see the faeries...this allowed you to leave your world and enter mine. So...here is my world. Everyone is welcome.
I now have a tent. It is a white indoor trade show tent that measures 10'x10' in size.
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I have carpeted cut out 'stones' that will be placed just outside of the tent for people to follow their way in.
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I am still looking for the following: music, candy and a defuser that I like.
So what do this all add up to?? I want everyone to feel like they have actually entered my faerie nursery. You will walk in and be with the faeries. No distractions.
I read that you should allow your visitors to experience the whole thing by using all of their senses. So that is my goal. I think that I have done pretty good so far.
What else could I do, for visitors to feel like they have stepped out of reality and come to my faerie nursery.
Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas?