The first time I went, I had to submit this proposal outlining what my booth would look like. I had never done anything like this before, so I just drew what I envisioned... I love a good scalloped edge border!
The next show, in January, I split a booth with my good friend Kate. Holy cow, our booth was a pink ribbon explosion!! It was super fun to have a partner and we made so many friends. Getting sales? That was another story.
Then I took a break. I still went to the shows as a buyer and realized that what was appealing to me in a booth was a more streamlined look. If I did it again, I would definitely invest in the colored walls and nice carpeting. I am trying to get a few friends to split a booth with me. Not sure if it will actually happen. In January, I went and had the best time. This booth was so nice..of course it was Meg Carter's, and she has excellent taste, but it made me stop and look.
I need to make a decision soon! You would think with the economy, they would be calling past participants offering them a deal, but that hasn't happened. I am dying to go back!!!