May 5th Wedding

Kristen Is Getting Married

She Found Her Man and She Held His Hand

My Dearest friend is getting married on May 5th.  I am soo excited for her. I can’t wait to attend her wedding in Boston.   Being that I work for kooziez.com, you know I have to get her koozies.

Well actually she wasn’t too keen on the idea herself, it was actually her husband that went nuts over them.

I called her one night to chat about the idea of me purchasing wedding koozies for them. Kristen said to me “Koozies, but nobody in my family really drinks even.” I said but ‘they’re good for soda too!” No response…. a few days pasted. I receive an email from Jeff her finance.

He had over heard the conversation and asked Kristen to share the Popular Wedding Koozie pictures with him, which she did. He of course LOVED the idea and called me right away. Ana! He said,” I want the black koozies with the gold writing that says “To Have and To Hold and To Keep your Beer Cold!”

Done… “Jeff you have your Wedding Koozies!!!!!!”  “They will arrive with me on your Wedding 5 hours late…. Haha!! just joking I would not miss a minute of your wedding!”

Spring Weddings

If you are having a spring wedding in 2012 and need to get a quote on koozie or cups and want to get an idea on what you we can for you. Send me an email and mention that you read this blog to receive 5% OFF your order and 5% off your shipping contact me by email ana@kooziez.com.

Weddings in the Spring are as popular as wedding koozies and cups.

Wedding Cuties

Wedding Cuties

Celebrating Earth Day

EARTH DAY DISCOUNT

Enjoy 10%OFF ALL ORDER NOW UNTIL April 22nd, 2012

Enjoy 10%OFF ALL ORDERS NOW UNTIL April 22nd, 2012

We are all about Saving Our Planet! That’s why for this weekend ONLY we will be offering 10% all orders using the discount code: Kooz4Earth. 

Orders Today with www.kooziez.com or you can email me directly ana@kooziez.com

While your here check out there Earth Day Sayings and Pictures:

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth.  We are all crew.  ~Marshall McLuhan, 1964

I’m not an environmentalist.  I’m an Earth warrior.  ~Darryl Cherney, quoted in Smithsonian, April 1990

For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature.  Now we’re beating it to death.  ~Tom McMillan, quoted in Francesca Lyman, The Greenhouse Trap, 1990

Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.
~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society 

Beauty of Our Planet

Beauty of Our Planet

When do you see a Monkey hugging a Pigeon?

When do you see a Monkey hugging a Pigeon?

 

Endanger Mexican Walking Fish.... Pretty Cool

Endanger Mexican Walking Fish.... Pretty Cool

Doing Your Part

How KoozieZ Can Support Your Cause

KoozieZ 4 Causes

KoozieZ 4 Causes

Fundraising

Maybe you have a family member or close friend that has been dealing with a serious illness and you are wanting to show your support by raising money to donate to the foundation representing their particular aliment. Or you just may be that kind of special person that get fulfillment by helping others out.

Whatever the case may be your support is recognized and respected by anyone who cares about man kind.

Here in the office, I can not think of one person that has not either lost a loved one or a loved one has been treated for a serious illness, like breast cancer. We take fundraising and donations very seriously.  We are always honored to offer discounts to those looking for purchase fundraiser koozies.

When customer share their stories we are always happy to hear how koozies supported the fundraising campaign. Because of this I thought it would be nice to share some of their stories with you.

I won’t use names for confidentiality of our customers”

Breast Cancer Awareness

February 2012– I received an email from a girl whose aunt had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her, her sister and her mom were all planning on participating in the Susan G. Komen 3 day walk. The ladies were a little worried because they had to raise $2,300 each to participate in the walk. They were trying to get creative, so they contacted me asking for ideas.

They were worried that they wouldn’t be able to raise enough money for each of them to walk in August. I reassured them that many people have used koozies to help raise funds for these type of causes. Susan G Komen just like many similar foundations, have strict rules that prohibit selling items to raise money. The girls wanted to make sure they did it right.

I recommended that give a Breast Cancer Awareness Koozie for every donation over $5. She purchased 301 personalized foam breast cancer koozies for a total price of $380.96, using the discount code: charikooz!

2 weeks after she received the package I got an email, she was ready to order more, she had raised over $1,500 with the koozies. They all reached their quota and laughed about how nervous they had been to raise the money and how simple it ended up being.

Another Cancer Cause

January 2012– We were contacted by a guy looking for zipper neoprene koozies for a golf tournament hosted in the honor of his father who died of lung cancer 3 years prior….  He organized a golf tournament to raise money for an awareness program.

I thought this was such a beautiful way to honor a fathers memory. Golf had been his favorite pass time and they used to go play together atleast twice a week when he was alive.

This Golf Tournament for Lung Cancer Awareness has been going strong since 2010 and they have been very successful. He used the koozies to give to all the players that signed up in a gift bag.

This was the first time he added the koozies to the bag, they were a hit. Everyone really appreciated them and used them during the tournament.

KoozieZ 4 CauseZ

Honestly, koozies really offer a great way to raise funds for a charity or to use as a thank you in a gift bag during an awareness event.  I have only mentioned two scenarios, people contact us everyday to let us know who their koozies helped them succeed with the awareness event or fundraiser strategy.

We sincerely, enjoy being a part of these type of awareness programs and are actually in the process of   partnering with a major breast cancer foundation, so we can do our part to raise awareness.

For more information on KoozieZ for CauseZ and how we can help you, email me at ana@kooziez.com.

Most Popular Wedding Favors

Most Popular Wedding Koozies and Cups

From KoozieZ.com

Hi All,

Wedding Season is here and a lot of orders are coming through for Wedding Koozies.

People are always asking “What is the Most Popular Wedding Koozie?” So I thought it would be helpful to created a one stop pop in and look at what we got shop!!!

If you have any other ideas or are interested in seeing a specific design just contact us. We love making koozie dreams a reality and seriously we can  do just about anything you want.

Wedding Cups have also been getting popular, so I have add a couple of those as well! The Wedding Gallery

By Far our Most Popular Wedding Koozie

By Far our Most Popular Wedding Koozie

This is my Personal Favorite, Looks great with every color

This is my Personal Favorite, Looks great with every color

This Koozie Just Came from The Royal Wedding, so classy!!!

This Koozie Just Came from The Royal Wedding, so classy!!!

 

Yes you can do this on KoozieZ

Yes you can do this on KoozieZ

 

I love Heat Sublimiation. Your Options are Endless!

I love Heat Sublimiation. Your Options are Endless!

 

Brown and Cream

Brown and Cream

 

Inspired By Love

Inspired By Love

Very Funny Wedding KoozieZ

Very Funny Wedding KoozieZ

Turquoise Teal with White

Turquoise Teal with White

Classic Eat drink and Be Married

Classic Eat drink and Be Married

Another spin of the to have and to hold

Another spin of the to have and to hold

Spin off the Popular Saying

Spin off the Popular Saying

To Love

To Love

Cute Design

Cute Design

Multi-Color Wedding Koozies

Multi-Color Wedding Koozies

Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale

The Wedding Vows

The Wedding Vows

Love is Sweet

Love is Sweet

Blue has turned to Brew

Blue has turned to Brew

Great design

Great design

 

Here are a few of the Popular Cups. Many people choose personalized cups because they are great for the drinkers and non-drinkers a like.

Sweet and Simple

Sweet and Simple

A really Popular design seen on Koozies but on a Cup

A really Popular design seen on Koozies but on a Cup

One of my favorite wedding sayings

One of my favorite wedding sayings

 

Your wedding is a fairy tale that you’re writing!  Make it memorable with this ode to the classic fairy tale ending and customize it with your wedding details on the other side.  Such a sweet and special message for such a wonderful day!

Floral Wreath with Monogram

Monogram for Wedding Favor

This gorgeous, understated floral wreath design, frames your mutual last name initial beautifully.  Add an extra special touch by putting your names, date and wedding location below!  Guests will be impressed by your taste and thoughtfulness! If you have any question regarding color contrast and matching colors to your wedding theme, you can send me an email: ana@kooziez.com I would be honored to be part of your BIG DAY!!!

Recognizing Effective Marketing Swag

Getting Your Brand Known

Turning Your Marketing Efforts into Sales

Wend Over Koozies, given to customers after getting their car serviced

Wend Over Koozies, given to customers after getting their car serviced

Starting From Somewhere

Many companies are looking for the best way to implement a marketing strategy that will effectively raise awareness in their market.

Really, the type of product or service your company provides doesn’t change the fact that EVERYONE needs to do marketing.

Whether this marketing is television or radio ads, having a stand at local events, handing out business cards and flyers, sponsoring a child’s baseball team, the options are only limited to your creativity.

Whatever marketing decisions you make, keep in mind you got to start somewhere, and if at first you don’t succeed try and try again.

What works for some, may not work for all.

The most productive place to start is to figure out what your goals are and make sure that you choose a slogan and logo that you want to represent your brand. Whatever you choose will be what people associate your company, so make it good.

Branding Your Company

Having a catchy slogan or an EYE POPPING logo can really help people to remember your product or service. I can think of a number of companies that have successfully branded their company names.   I’m just going to write the Slogans and you will be able to guess the brand within 5 seconds

“I’m Lovin It”

“Just do it”

  “Sense and Sensibility”

  “Roll That Beautiful Bean Footage”

 “Like a Good Neighbor”

The reason we all know these because they have a SUPER catchy slogan that has a ring to it that is unforgettable,  so EVERYONE knows them, but I bet you can think of other companies in your local area that anyone who lives around there would recognize immediately.

I am originally from Clearwater, Florida. I haven’t lived there for 3 years now and I can still tell you the Companies that have made a huge impact on the community.

What Other Companies Are Doing

For example, there is a medical and lawyer referral service targeting people that get into an car accident. The name has gotten so famous now that the slogan is repeated by everyone, even when it has nothing to with personal injury. The company name is their phone number,  pure genius. No one ever forgets their name and it will most definitely be the first thing that pops into any ones head when they get into an accident.

The company also uses a lot of SWAG and gets involved with all the local events within the surrounding counties. They seem to have chosen koozies as their number one promotional item. When I used to go to local events I would see them and I have always thought to myself , “Kinda strange of a personal injury referral service uses koozies as SWAG,” I mean, people usually relate koozies to alcohol and drinking and driving is the leading source of car accidents…

This is kind of humorous considering their line of work.  Many personal injury law firms order koozies for the same reason, to get known by surrounding areas. Koozies a the PERFECT promotional product for this type of service. Considering what I mentioned above about koozies being related to drinking and driving under the influence related to accidents.

Imagine every time a person picks up a beer they will use your koozie and then when they get into an accident they will remember your name.

Koozies Great For All

Koozies are also a great give a way product for all types of businesses, not just law firms.

Another great example of a company using koozies for promotional swag, is an Environmental Company.

Environmental Companies need to be careful of what they use because they need not use wasteful material or material that is harmful to the environment. I mean, most prospective customers would look at the company like it were a joke if at a convention they showed up with plastic items with their logo and company info on it.

Koozies on the other hand allow you to put all the information right in front of their faces. The koozies can be filled up with a bunch of other cool things, like company information, business cards, and personalized pens. They are like the stocking on Christmas Day. Koozies are usually bright colors and something about them attracts the eye.

Stuff those Koozies they will eat them up!!!

Stuff those Koozies they will eat them up!!!

Social Media and Koozies

Continuing with the Environmental Company mentioned above. The company came up with another really creative social media strategy using personalized koozies.  Looking to gain more “likes” on Facebook the company used koozies as give-away SWAG, fo r each new person that liked their fan page.  The would also ask really interesting questions about the environment and who ever answered the question correct would win one of the cusotm koozies.

Koozies really make marketing fun and are a great conversational piece for everyone. When you customize your koozie it makes it unique, you chose your color, you ink color and you also decide what you want to put on the koozie.

They truly are a great addition to any Marketing Plan, to find out how KoozieZ can help you pick out the best promotional products for your company contact us today.

 

 

 

Another Chance to Win Personalized Cups

Jen’s Pregnant

Guessing Games Are Fun, Will you Be The Winner

So, think you got guessing skills?

GUESS:

What will the baby weigh when it is born?

What is the sex of the baby?

What  will the Due Date Be?

Guess the 3 questions right and WIN 25 12 oz Stadium Cups, that can be personalized for any occasion.

I will post UPDATE pics every Monday and Thursday. You can change your guess as many times many as you would like up until the day baby is born.

The more guesses you make the more chances you will have to win!!!

*** IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE BELLY FROM A PARTICULAR ANGLE, SEND ME AN EMAIL ana@kooziez.com OR LEAVE A COMMENT***

Hiding the Belly under the Shirt

Hiding the Belly

Pooka Boo Baby Bump

Pooka Boo Baby Bump

 

The Bump from the Front

The Pooka Boo Bump from the Front

4/20/2012 Belly Update

 

Pooka Boo Belly Update 4/20/12

Pooka Boo Belly Update 4/20/12

Can you guess NOW?

Can you guess NOW?

Other side of the Pooka Boo Belly

Other side of the Pooka Boo Belly

Tips For Planning a Party

Recipe to Success

Party Planning Ideas and Advice

Cooking is a lot like party planning. If you don’t follow the recipe step by step the dish probably  won’t come out the way you were expecting. Party planning is the same, if you don’t following the party planning recipe your party probably won’t turn out the way you were expecting.

To make sure that you enjoy your party as much as your guest do it is important to plan ahead to ensure you have all the ingredients.

Ingredients for Party Recipe of Success

I found a great article on real simple.com that breaks down what you need to do the weeks and day leading up to your party.  They have such great tips that I will leave it up to them to give you schedule and break down for your party recipe. What I will do is just give the garnishes that will give your party the appearance you are wanting to achieve, just as parsley, oranges, almonds, radish and chopped herds do for a dish.

The Best Party Garnishes

Of course if you are having a theme party then you want to make sure that your party  decor is based on the theme.

I once had a friend that had a white party, he wanted it to be posh and for people to feel they arriving at an high class bar in LA. He took a red carpet outside that lead to the house. As guests arrive at the door they were greeted by a bouncer. The party was invite only!

The whole house was decorated in White and he hired Hooters girls to hand out shots and bartender. Everyone even the Dj was dresed in white.

Actual Picture of the Party

Actual Picture of the Party

Topping on the Cake

He also had one of the best party garnishes EVER, koozies!

The koozies were the only thing that was not white. He wanted a little contrast and chose black koozies with white writing. The koozies said Rooster Productions and he used a rooster clip art.  I can’t begin to explain the hit the koozies were. Everyone in the party couldn’t stop chatting about them.

They were so popular that he ran out of them ( I think some people took two!) These personalized koozies were most definitely the icing on the cake.

Any party planner will tell you that no party should go with out custom koozies.

White Party Koozies from KoozieZ.com

White Party Koozies from KoozieZ.com

If are interested in purchasing custom koozies as the icing on the cake for your party click here!

Add Some Fun To Your Baby Shower

FUN AT THE SHOWER

HAVE FUN WITH BABY SHOWER FAVORS

Adorable and sweet. Baby Showers are not just about getting presents they are about giving your guest a nice party favor to take home, instead of just a baby diapers filled with  melted chocolate.  Many times your friends are throwing the party for you so why not so them your appreciation.

The 12 oz cups are a great option and you can fill them with other great goodies too, like candy, or the prizes they win for the games. Whatever the reason EVERYONE will love having a FREE cup!!!

Personalized Baby Shower products has been getting very popular this year. Here are few ideas that we have printed already!

Baby Day Gifts

Baby Day Gifts

Tara's Baby Shower

Tara's Baby Shower

What Every Wedding Needs

Planning My Wedding

Wedding Favors, Themes, Locations, Oh the Decisions!!!

decisions, decisions

decisions, decisions

We all know that planning a wedding can be time consuming and not to mention STRESSFUL.  A lot of couples decide to put their trust into a wedding planner to eliminate any chances of  a Bridzilla morph taking place.

Planning the wedding isn’t always the problem, the actual decsion process can be difficult since they’re sooooo many options out there.

This is where I come in!  Being a bride to be I am going through this same process. I have thought about a wedding planner but……. I’m kinda corky, earthy, and off the wall sometimes. I grew up as an adventure seeker on the beach and could spend my whole life surfing, snorkeling, doing beach clean-ups, and anything else that involves salt, sand, sun and adventure.

 My Wedding Plan

Taking all of the above into consideration one would assume a Beach Wedding would be my ideal, and it is….  no shoes, simple flowing cotton dress, in a tropical setting, exchanging vows as the sun is setting over the sea.

Yep, all sounds great…! But I like to be different and a beach wedding has been done 1,000 times over .  I like to think (know otherwise) I’m a little different.

This is why I have planned a destination wedding(not too original in a Remote Paradise. I want to make sure the experience is one NO ONE will forget and most have yet to experience.

The Location is Most Definitely Original!!!

About a year ago I visited a small Indian community in Rio Charges, Panama. The Indian tribe is known as the Embera Tribe. I fell in love at first site and although not the beach, this place is off the beaten path enough for me to make my wedding original.

The Indians are VERY colorful beautiful people and are excited to host my wedding. They will be the entertainment doing their traditional wedding dance and will provide the food for everyone. The menu will be typical food from their tribe , probably a fish dish.  We will be exchanging our vows by this waterfall. The energy there is nothing I could describe into words.

The Scene of my Ceremony

The Scene of my Ceremony

I won’t even have to get flowers, I actually have the women of the tribe helping me out. They will floral displays with the native plants and flowers. I do have 1 concern and that is that everyone must arrive to the wedding in small boats made out of large trees and the ride is about 30 minutes. BUT….I think the experience will be worth the trip. :)

The only thing I am planning really are the Wedding Favors. Considering that it may be a little hot, I think I am going to need something to keep everyone’s drinks cold. I decided to get Custom Koozies made so the guests have something to take back with them.

 I hope they will be cherished for years after my wedding day. I just think they are a good idea for so many reasons.

I found KoozieZ.com, their customer service IS exceptional.  So exceptional in fact, that I wanted to share the experience with other brides to be. They really seemed to understand the importance of my big day and they bent over backwards to make my koozies extra special.

I wrote this for them because I was so pleased with their work and wanted to share my experience as a proud customer.

If you are interested in seeing what wedding koozies can to for your BIG DAY click here to contact them directly. I promise you won’t be disappointed, it will probably be the easiest most enjoyable wedding task you will do.

Everyone Needs KoozieZ at Their Wedding

Graduation Party Approaching

Get Custom Cups for Your Graduation Party

Fun Reusable Customized BPA FREE stadium Cups

Graduations are just around the corner and Cups are a great graduation party favor, and celebrate such a great accomplishment!

Are you Looking for Fun Ideas for Your’s or your Child’s graduation party? Look no further we have all the customized products you will need.

Cups are a great option because they are FUN for all ages. Koozies can sometimes be associated with drinking alcohol but Cups on the other hand can be filled with anything and can be customized to celebrate any occasion.  They can also be used to put party favors in and then used after for drinking out of. Cups are SAFE, FUN and REUSABLE

Cups come in a variety of styles and sizes and since they are BPA FREE can be used for years to come with out worrying about absorbing any harsh chemicals.

Plan ahead and order today or send me an email for a free quote ana@kooziez.com

 

Graduation Cups

Graduation Cups

 

2012 Graduations are Just around the Corner

2012 Graduations are Just around the Corner

Congrats! You did it

Congrats! You did it

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