The Ivy Event: Happy Hour at Barnone

A few months back we co-hosted a super fun meet-up for the AZ small business and creative community in partnership with The Ivy Event! It was called "The Ivy Event: Happy Hour with Prickly Pear Paper" and was held here at Barnone in April 2017. 

Since we are somewhat new to the greater Phoenix area and just opened in November 2016, we wanted to have a night out to get to know other small business owners and creatives within our community so we partnered with The Ivy Event who hosts events like this a few times a year in the Phoenix area and beyond. The Ivy Event is all about connecting people, supporting local business, and establishing new relationships and roots within the creative industry. 

We worked on custom letterpress invitations for the event as well as a matching letterpress coaster to go with the "happy hour" theme of the night. Beer was provided by 12 West Brewing and Iconic Cocktail Co. was also there serving up our favorite "prickly pear sour" margaritas. The Uprooted Kitchen and Fire & Brimstone catered the event and we were able to connect with businesses in Barnone to utilize the unique space we have here.

I'd say the event was a huge success for us to co-host and attend! We met so many people and made plenty of new connections, friends, and got to show them not only our store but also get to know what they do and how we can connect in the future. One of my favorite parts about the night was the epic balloon arch installation and photo booth as well as the raffle for a stay at The Graduate Hotel with donations to the Central Arizona Shelter Service.

Photos taken by Constance Higley courtesy of The Ivy Event - Check out for future events in your area!