A People Party Productions

A People Party Productions A People Party Productions is a promotional business that creates cross promotional and creative marketing opportunities through our fun customized events, social media networking, and creative marketing services.

We love local + handcrafted + entrepreneurs + artists & musicians + social media + community events + we have a special place in our hearts for the food truck scene!

Mission: We believe fun promotional events + social media benefit everyone involved!

Will there be a #peoplepartycraftfair Spring Market for Abi in 2020?? That is the question! Let us know if you think thi...
02/08/2020

Will there be a #peoplepartycraftfair Spring Market for Abi in 2020?? That is the question! Let us know if you think this needs to happen in the comments! 🤓🙈🤞🏼 #makersgonnamake #errrday #appppopup

Event and experiential marketing have been an affective and organic way for all businesses to connect with their custome...
02/07/2020

Event and experiential marketing have been an affective and organic way for all businesses to connect with their customers and build on meaningful connections. We've been curating marketing events that drive traffic to local businesses since 2012. Our #peoplepartycraftfair has been our main platform for these kind of events, but over the years we've enjoyed curating more customized pop-ups and collaborations. If you're looking to drive more engagement and memorable experiences for your brand or storefront you can partner with our brand to bring you the full experience! From our network of Makers + Creators to all the fun on our social media platform, let's make it happen! Learn more with a free 30 minute consultation! Just shoot us a message. #apppcollab #apppevents
@ Abilene, Texas

Stickers for dayzzz. 🖤🖤🖤 Photo cred @mrdebonairfox #apppmixer
02/06/2020

Stickers for dayzzz. 🖤🖤🖤 Photo cred @mrdebonairfox #apppmixer

There's nothing better than leaving an event feeling encouraged and inspired to embrace the journey that you're on. #app...
02/04/2020

There's nothing better than leaving an event feeling encouraged and inspired to embrace the journey that you're on. #apppmixer // Photos @mrdebonairfox @gracefulimagry Venue: @station1venue Join our next mixer April 25th! Sign up for event updates: http://www.apeoplepartyproductions.com/receive-updates @ Station 1

#meetthemakermonday is back and just in time for Valentine’s💞 Meet Christine Fail, Owner and Founder of @failjewelry in ...
02/03/2020

#meetthemakermonday is back and just in time for Valentine’s💞 Meet Christine Fail, Owner and Founder of @failjewelry in East Austin. We got to sit down with her and hear her amazing story of how she built Fail Jewelry from the ground up. Go check the link in our bio to find our latest blog post to learn all about this Boss Babe and her simply + elegant jewelry line🤍🤍




#makercreator #austinmaker #failjewelry #apeoplepartyproductions

This was by far a dream production come true for us! We've always envisioned our event branding with creative installati...
02/03/2020

This was by far a dream production come true for us! We've always envisioned our event branding with creative installation design, but we've never had the luxury of enough time or people to help make it a reality. This past year the stars aligned and our prayers were answered. A dream team of passionate helpers, lots of sleepless nights, and @forrestwoodworks made the the magical experience possible. And this is only a portion of our installs. 50+ vendors, live music, food trucks, and a ton of photo opps made it in the books for 2019. We'll be adding the full album recap to our page soon! We also had beautiful balloon installs by @janeoat_abi 😍 Looking to join us in 2020? We'll be announcing the #peoplepartycraftfair market date very soon!! Photo by @gracefulimagry

Learn more about our APPP Qrtly Mixers at http://www.apeoplepartyproductions.com/appp-mixer Photo by @gracefulimagery
01/31/2020

Learn more about our APPP Qrtly Mixers at http://www.apeoplepartyproductions.com/appp-mixer Photo by @gracefulimagery

Our APPP Mixers are a time and place where you can connect with the people you’ve met from our events and/or via social media, and also meet/network with new people! During our mixers we facilitate interview sessions with three hand-selected Makers + Creators to learn from their experiences including the victories, challenges, and perseverance of their stories.

After working with over 200+ Makers & Creators through our popup events, one of the most common things we see is the need to feel encouraged, connected, and inspired, especially as a small business owner or Creative trying to balance life and everything in between! Our hope is that our mixers will create a time and place for you to make deeper connections with the people you know and the ones that you meet. #apppmixer

Learn more about our APPP Mixers  at http://www.apeoplepartyproductions.com/appp-mixer Photo by Mr. Debonair Fox
01/30/2020

Learn more about our APPP Mixers at http://www.apeoplepartyproductions.com/appp-mixer Photo by Mr. Debonair Fox

Our APPP Mixers are a time and place where you can connect with the people you’ve met from our events and/or via social media, and also meet/network with new people! During our mixers we facilitate interview sessions with three hand-selected Makers + Creators to learn from their experiences including the victories, challenges, and perseverance of their stories.

After working with over 200+ Makers & Creators through our popup events, one of the most common things we see is the need to feel encouraged, connected, and inspired, especially as a small business owner or Creative trying to balance life and everything in between! Our hope is that our mixers will create a time and place for you to make deeper connections with the people you know and the ones that you meet. #apppmixer

01/29/2020
APPP WINTER MIXER 2020

Watch the recap of our Makers + Creators Mixer from this Saturday at Station 1. Thanks to everyone who came out to our APPP Winter Mixer this past Saturday! We had a blast hearing from each of our interviewed guests, and meeting some really amazing creatives new to the area! Thanks to Ryan Feerer of Good Things, Summer Walters of My Sister's House , and Nancy & Rebecca Bridges of Two Prairie Hipsters for talking with us about everything between what makes good design, balancing work from home & family, business forerunners in growth & development, and vendors knowing how to be prepared for any popup situation. Save the date for our next one April 25th! Our next guests are fire. You do not want to miss it! Video recap by the very talented @jaychxf w/ FAMBO FILMS. Cover photo by Mr. Debonair Fox. #apppmixer

Our APPP Mixers are a time and place where you can connect with the people you’ve met from our events and/or via social media, and also meet/network with new...

01/29/2020

Thanks to everyone who came out to our APPP Winter Mixer this past Saturday! We had a blast hearing from each of our interviewed guests, and meeting some really amazing creatives new to the area! Thanks to @ryanfeerer of @nobadthings.co, Summer Walters @summerkei of @mshsale, and Nancy & Rebecca Bridges of @twoprairehipsters for talking with us about everything between what makes good design, balancing work from home & family, business forerunners in growth & development, and vendors knowing how to be prepared for any popup situation. Thank you to @station1venue for their hospitality and beautiful space, @pastriesbysabrina & @frontporchcoffeco for sponsoring our complimentary eats & drinks, and our Small Business Sponsors @hairbybrittanyflores of @thebeautybarsalon_, @braycotexas, and @griggscenter for making these events possible. A big thanks to our Swag Bag and Giveaway Sponsors for making the event that much more special. To our community that helped pull everything together, THANK YOU! A special thanks to Christiankei for helping us run the show. Show your support and follow her page @fairyprincessfacepainting. Save the date for our next one April 25th! Our next guests are fire.You do not want to miss it! Video recap by the very talented @jaychxf w/ FAMBO FILMS. #apppmixer #downtownabitx

Throw back to our very first APPP Mixer we held last July @1708coffeelounge. We had a strong conviction these mixers wer...
01/25/2020

Throw back to our very first APPP Mixer we held last July @1708coffeelounge. We had a strong conviction these mixers were something we needed to make happen, and we are so glad we followed through! We had no idea what to expect of our attendance or partnerships, but we were confident that the stories from our guests would inspire and encourage whoever came, and that's exactly what has happened! People are finding out we're not so different in our struggles and insecurities, even though our strengths, talents, and seasons may be very different from one another. We're all in this together and that has been the most refreshing realization we hope to share with you today at our first mixer of 2020 @station1venue! // Shout out to our amazing intern from last semester @abbeylewi. She was instrumental in helping us producer our first mixer event and get our APPP merch into production last year! She is a leader among the ACU students within the School of Business @griggscenter. We're proud to have their department sponsor us today! Learn more about their @acuspringboard competition at their sponsor table or link in their bio. #apppmixer #apppsponsor @ Abilene, Texas

So pumped to have @braycotexas also sponsoring our Winter APPP Mixer! Be the first 25 to attend and receive one of her c...
01/25/2020

So pumped to have @braycotexas also sponsoring our Winter APPP Mixer! Be the first 25 to attend and receive one of her classy branded plaid blankets! Say what!? It was that or yummy gummy bears with her branding! How cool is that? She's definitely your go-to girl for any and all things unique to customize any merch or event, whether to promote your business or create a memorable event! Can. Not. Wait! Give her a follow @braycotexas. Mention APPP if you hit her up for some business. She's truly the best! #apppmixersponsor #apppmixer @ Abilene, Texas

Babies still have fever and junk (if you've been following along on stories). We're taking shots of apple cider vinegar ...
01/23/2020

Babies still have fever and junk (if you've been following along on stories). We're taking shots of apple cider vinegar with lemon and honey praying to stay well. We actually haven't left the house since last FRIDAY! 😩 Y'all pray for this momma and all the babies. We hear it's going around. What's y'alls home remedy for the crud? ✨

The first 25 to attend this Saturday's APPP Makers + Creators Mixer will receive a Swag Bag with freebie promotional goo...
01/22/2020

The first 25 to attend this Saturday's APPP Makers + Creators Mixer will receive a Swag Bag with freebie promotional goods from some of our favorite local businesses, and will also be entered into our Small Business Giveaway valued at over $200! All 25 Swag Bags will also include 2 free hrs to add to any rental at our hosting venue @station1venue. Wow!! Lastly, everyone that registers online will also be entered into our Small Business Giveaway! Tag to tell a friend that needs to know! ✨✨✨
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Small Business Giveaway includes:
➡ @graintheorybeer long sleeve tee, hat, stickers & tumbler
➡ @trailheadleathergoods handcrafted leather Keeper
➡ @twoprairiehipsters resin earrings
➡ @apeoplepartyproductions Collab Tee, Support Makers + Creators tote, stickers, plus $25 to any local business of your choice
➡ @esthersvintagethrift hand-cut Topo Chico planter
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Want to get your business involved? Shoot us a message or leave us a comment. 😍✨
https://facebook.com/events/s/appp-mixer-events/657085884758718/?ti=as

We're excited for our friends Kendra and Noah Duke as they venture into hosting more one-of-a-kind events at their intim...
01/19/2020

We're excited for our friends Kendra and Noah Duke as they venture into hosting more one-of-a-kind events at their intimate downtown space @arkonelm.venue located in @downtownabitx's @thesodadistrict. We had a blast partnering with them to launch our APPP Live Music Series with @andrewholmesofficial. Next up, we'll be attending their first in-house dining event: Food Series on Elm with Celebrity Chef Ben Starr, which was curated for Valentine's weekend and is officially SOLD OUT! However, they do have a wait list in case they have any cancellations. Send them a FB message if you're interested and/or if you want to get future email invitations. Looking for an intimate space for your next mini event? Send them a FB message @arkonelm.venue. #downtownabitx #arkonelmvenue #apppcollab #appppromotions @ Ark on Elm - Venue

Tomorrow I'll be sharing a room with @andrewholmesofficial for our first ever APPP Music Series event. It's ironic that ...
01/13/2020

Tomorrow I'll be sharing a room with @andrewholmesofficial for our first ever APPP Music Series event. It's ironic that this is our first music event since APPP started out being about creating a platform for live music nearly 7 years ago. Truth is playing for a room full of people that are coming to just listen in an intimate setting is kinda terrifying compared to playing on a stage or a coffee shop where I'm way more comfortable. I've always said I play songs on a guitar vs. I play the guitar. It's playing with a talented band that can hide all the technical mistakes that I really loved the most lol. But enough of the disclaimers and rambling. I'm grateful to everyone that comes out to share this evening with us. I've learned some of my favorite covers just for this night, plus I'll be sharing one original with you. // BYOB + Free Coffee from our awesome friends @arkonelm.venue Doors open at 7:30pm. $5 at the door or online: http://www.apeoplepartyproductions.com/upcomingevents/2020/1/1/ark-on-elm-house-show-series-featuring-andrew-holmes Merch will also be sold. Here goes! #livemusicseries

It's here! The first APPP Makers + Creators Mixer of 2020! If you haven't attended one of our qrtly mixers yet, they are...
01/10/2020

It's here! The first APPP Makers + Creators Mixer of 2020! If you haven't attended one of our qrtly mixers yet, they are by far one of our favorite APPP events we put on! We've had the opportunity to get to know people on a more personal level and are always encouraged by the experience. Join us for our next mixer Jan 25th Station 1 venue in @downtownabitx. Complementary coffee will be provided by Front Porch Coffee Co. & Bakery. Complementary spread brought to you by Sabrina’s Breads, Pastries & Pastas. Come meet our exclusive Small Business Sponsor and guest @hairbybrittanyflores of The Beauty Bar. $10 per seat gets you all the above + entry into our sponsored Small Biz Goodie Bag Giveaway. Seats reserved online will get an extra entry. Attend the FB event to find out who our three interviewed guests are and to stay updated. See you there! https://facebook.com/events/s/appp-mixer-events/657085884758718/?ti=cl

First post of 2020! Hey, y'all!!! We're entering the New Year promoting the very thing that inspired our events and the ...
01/03/2020

First post of 2020! Hey, y'all!!! We're entering the New Year promoting the very thing that inspired our events and the name of our brand A People Party Productions ➡ LIVE MUSIC among a gathering of friends! We're excited to do the very thing that motivated us to create a platform for artists and musicians in the first place. Join us for this intimate gathering of live music with our friend @andrewholmesofficial and yours truly, Jen Harmel. Andrew played at our very first #peoplepartycraftfair in 2013 and several in between. We've loved having the privilege of witnessing his personal and artistic growth as a singer-songwriter, and recording and performing artist. While I'm on the rusty side, my occasional 15 min sets at a #peoplepartycraftfair never fail to remind me how this truly is my first passion. Snag your ticket for our first APPP LIVE MUSIC SERIES for Jan 14th @arkonelm.venue in @downtownabitx @thesodadistrict. [142 Elm St.] Complimentary coffee provided by the house. $5 online or at the door. Limited seating. Doors open at 7:30pm. Join the Facebook event: https://facebook.com/events/s/appp-live-music-series-ark-on-/449657592578359/?ti=cl @ Ark on Elm - Venue

Merry Christmas y'all! Hope you're enjoying time with loved ones. 💓 🌲🥂
12/26/2019

Merry Christmas y'all! Hope you're enjoying time with loved ones. 💓 🌲🥂

Austin || Did you know @thecathedralatx hosts workshops? Bonus: they are affordable! Tag a friend below who you’d want t...
12/23/2019

Austin || Did you know @thecathedralatx hosts workshops? Bonus: they are affordable! Tag a friend below who you’d want to go to a workshop with in 2020!
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We had such a joyful time at the abstract art workshop recently, hosted by @arielle_austin! Painting abstract art is such a beautiful process. We are ecstatic to see a space like The Cathedral opening their doors in East Austin to hold events, workshops, and a beautifully crafted co-working space for all. There’s sure to be lots of events to fill your stocking... we mean schedule (Christmas on the brain hehe🤗) in 2020, check the link in their bio for more info!
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A Sunday afternoon treat-yourself kinda day. #yummmmm
12/22/2019

A Sunday afternoon treat-yourself kinda day. #yummmmm

Love these cozy corners @themillabilene. This is actually a snapshot from a SPRING #peoplepartycraftfair. Fluke cold fro...
12/21/2019

Love these cozy corners @themillabilene. This is actually a snapshot from a SPRING #peoplepartycraftfair. Fluke cold front. But it was still a magical and memorable day. ✨🍃 #gofigure #eventlife #texasweather #winterinspring

Collaboration is the jam to our toast. Who have been some of your favorite collaborators in 2019? 😍 🥂 #collaborate #appp...
12/20/2019

Collaboration is the jam to our toast. Who have been some of your favorite collaborators in 2019? 😍 🥂 #collaborate #apppcollab #apeoplepartyproductions

Make + Create 4 life. ✌🏼 These bestie babes just made our day! 😍😍😍 x 💯 🌵😘 APPP tees available online. // lovely capture ...
12/20/2019

Make + Create 4 life. ✌🏼 These bestie babes just made our day! 😍😍😍 x 💯 🌵😘 APPP tees available online. // lovely capture by @idklia

Had a blast at the Fall Cloth Swap in Abilene at The Hallows Coffee Bar. Thanks to everyone who came out and cheers to f...
12/19/2019

Had a blast at the Fall Cloth Swap in Abilene at The Hallows Coffee Bar. Thanks to everyone who came out and cheers to finding treasures!

Had a blast at the Fall Cloth Swap in Abilene at The Hallows Coffee Bar. Thanks to everyone who came out and cheers to finding treasures!

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We love local + handcrafted + entrepreneurs + artists & musicians + social media + community events + we have a special place in our hearts for the food trucks! - 2016

What is APPP?

A People Party Productions is a promotional business that exists to help small shops and creatives gain momentum and direction for their brand through meaningful connections. We create cross promotional and strategic marketing opportunities through fun customized events, social networking, and creative marketing services such as product photography and social media management. We specialize in our curated Maker + Creator market known as the People Party Craft Fair with over 50 vendors, artist, live music, and specialty booths. Our most recent event series is our qrtly mixer that was curated to bring Creatives together to be encouraged and inspired through hearing the stories of others. #peoplepartycraftfair #whereyoulive

Who is APPP?

APPP is Jen Harmel, co-founded by husband Forrest Harmel in 2013. Forrest coined the name at their first unofficial event when it was clearly a celebration of our friends and their creativity. Over the years Jen has continued to develop the APPP business brand and platform with a growing network of makers and small business creatives. Jen is also a momma of two to little Forrest Reign, 3, and Amora Joy who is now 8.

How did APPP get started?

A People Party Productions all started with a desire to generate a crowd and exposure for local musicians and artists.

Our first event started off as a live music event with some friends at a coffee shop in 2012. Naturally, the venue had a great turnout and we wanted to do it again! So we did! The next fall APPP invited local creators to join the fun with another lineup of local musicians. It felt like nothing less than a people party...production! It was the first official People Party Craft Fair and it was magical!

“Today felt like walking through the streets of Santa Fe, only it was right here in Abilene, TX!” - 2013 APPP Vendor

From this place, over 50 of our vendors have either launched their business, strengthened their brand, and/or have gained more exposure and experience as a vendor.

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Wow! Thank you for an incredible event! Jen and her staff really nailed this one! Such an awesome event, the place was packed!
What is this ? I have tons of art can anyone go ?
I am anticipating something good and fun at the upcoming events. Your events seem to be inclusive and also affordable for most socioeconomic groups. I am disabled and my budget is limited while on chemo and I do hope you are welcoming to all. I would love a moment of fun and good food I can enjoy and afford.
The Cockerell Building's gallery (on the 1st floor)is SUPER excited AND proud to make an announcement!! **Announcing! *Abilene Artists Linda Stricklin, Patty Rae Wellborn and Mary Haan are enhancing the downtown scene at the Cockerell Building on 1133 North 2nd with a new concept!! **Calypso Gallery & Academy of Art *Teaching multiple disciplines of art and providing a meeting place for shows, art talks, music, book study, art lessons and workshops. *Submissions are being accepted for art rental of wall space in the gallery. We are also in search of art instructors. **For more information send an email to [email protected] Just to clarify, nothing changes at Abilene Frame & Art!! We just think Linda needs to work harder!! Ha! **Please check us out on Facebook! **And look for upcoming classes & events!
I have a great space in Abilene! Message me for more details!