Guests who arrived early at the hotel could take part in the “Welcome Cocktail By the Pool” party on Wednesday evening. It was a chance to get the party started early and meet up with friends, old and new. Everyone had a great time, but they were obviously anxious for Thursday and the official start of the convention to arrive.
While the Integrity Team was busy working on the finishing touches Thursday morning, more convention attendees began arriving at the hotel. Guests were wowed with the fabulous resort where the convention was being held this year. Once checked into their rooms, attendees met up with old friends, visited room sales and chatted about what doll they anticipated would be at the first event.
Registration began nice and early, but the queue of guests had started hours before. At registration, each guest received a welcome swag bag that contained a welcome envelope, a pair of shoes for their dolls, and a complimentary DOLLS Magazine. As a special surprise, guests received a Fashion Royalty doll box with a gorgeous fashion and accessories as part of the swag. What other surprises does Integrity have in store for the convention attendees?
Following registration, guests started to queue up for the Integrity salesroom (always a party in itself!). Guests could also take the opportunity to visit the Museum, the raffle room and enter their competition entries. There is always something to do at an Integrity convention!
The Thursday night event started with a meet and mingle get together before the ballroom doors opened. Each year, the ballroom for the first event always takes our breath away. This year was no exception! As the doors opened for the first official event on Thursday night, guests walked into a ballroom that was absolutely “tropical”!
The theme for tonight’s event was “Welcome to Paradise” and who better to greet all of the guests to this island paradise but our lovely “hostess with the mostess”…Agnes Von Weiss!
Everyone fell in love with the centerpiece doll and hoped that their number would be drawn for a chance to win this fabulous doll.
Each attendee also was given the beautiful “Wrap-ture” Anja doll as another gift at this event. Integrity had started the convention off with a bang and they were not done yet!
Three of the special limited edition hair color variations of one of the IFDC dolls were raffled off at tonight’s event as well! This beautiful doll has an edition size of only of nine dolls and three dolls per day will be raffled on stage. Guests will definitely want to get their raffle tickets in early for a chance to win this fabulous, extremely limited doll.
Guests were treated to a very special “Jem and The Holograms” presentation and the next dolls in this collection were unveiled. There seemed to be quite a few Jem fans in the audience and you could feel the excitement. Not only were attendees given this first sneak peek at the new dolls, but everyone was given a very special set of Jem ear phones! If you needed a new pair of ear phones, Integrity just solved your problem! Guests also received a pair of doll-sized beach chairs as part of their swag too.
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