Every event planner knows that emergencies happen. It’s just the way things go. It’s not a matter of if an emergency will happen, it’s when. I’ve seen my share of onsite emergencies from a lost spouse to near death emergencies due to medicines lost in customs. However, sometimes there are small emergencies that can be nipped in the bud with a few quick items, that you should bring along in your kit. These few things in your kit, that you can take care of in no time. I tried my best to offer you an emergency kit with all the fixins’ so that you can be as prepared as possible for your next event. Check it out!

  • Scotch tape
  • Masking tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Super glue
  • Band aids
  • Ice packs
  • Hand warmers
  • Nail polish remover (because someone always seems to need it)
  • Nail file
  • Nail clipper
  • Clear nail polish
  • Name tags (some extra)
  • Safety pins
  • Office supplies
    • staples
    • office paper
    • paperclips
    • binder clips
    • binder
    • rubber bands
    • pens
    • pencils
    • sharpies
    • scissors
    • zip ties or twist ties
    • hole puncher
    • tape dispenser
    • folders
  • Lint roller (must have)
  • Cold Cash (tipping, quick purchases)
  • Electronic copy of all onsite staffs Ids
  • Pics of credit cards
  • Flash Drive (so important for last minute presentation edits)
  • Your phone (sometimes I need to be reminded)
  • All important numbers entered into your phone (in case of loss)
  • Mints
  • Gum
  • Business cards
  • Extra handouts and guides if needed
  • Chapstick
  • Phone charger (bring an extra one if you can)
  • Tide to Go
  • Coffee to Go
  • Static cling spray
  • Bug Spray (for seasonal outdoor events)
  • Pocket tissues
  • Wet ones wipes
  • Clorox wipes (love these, multi=purposed)
  • Tylenol / Advil / Antacids
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Swiss Army knife kit (helps with a variety of emergencies onsite)
  • Emergency Medical Kit
  • Granola Bars / Fiber Bars / Nuts or Dried Fruit (for energy!)
  • Extra CD for music in room (in case none works), or create emergency Spotify or Pandora channel for purpose (make sure to keep your copyrights in check)
  • Small gift or memento for your client
  • CPR certification/card if you are certified to preform CPR
  • …ohh and don’t forget your Post-it Notes! (my personal favorite)

What do you take onsite that has always proven to be worth it? Let us know by commenting below.

Photo credit: Phil Shirley via Flickr.