43 critical items in event planners’ on-site kits

Event Planner On-Site Kit for Day-Of-EventEvent planners are supremely prepared people, so it didn’t surprise us that many of the hundreds of event planners we spoke with have a handy on-site kit that they bring with them every time they are on location at an event.

The average number of items in an on-site kit was 15-20 items. I guess the only thing we didn’t ask was “What do you carry all these items in?” … although whatever it is, I’m sure it’s very stylish 😉

Here is the list in its entirety, broken down into categories … if we are missing an item that you think is vital to pack for your on-site days, just provide it in the comments below.

Tools, Etc.

  • Allen wrenches
  • Box cutter
  • Duct tape
  • Extra hooks
  • Gaff tape
  • Glue gun
  • Hammer
  • Leatherman / Swiss Army Knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Wire

Office Supplies

  • Double sided tape
  • Extra nametag stock
  • FedEx envelopes
  • FedEx labels
  • Hole puncher
  • Paperclips
  • Post-Its
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Stapler
  • String

Medical Stuff

  • Aspirin
  • First aid kit

Personal Hygiene / Cleanliness

  • Baby wipes
  • Bug spray
  • Clear nail polish
  • Cough drops
  • Mints
  • Stain stick

Electronic Stuff

  • Batteries
  • Extension cords
  • Flash drive / USB sticks
  • Laser pointers
  • Mini flashlight
  • Mobile charger
  • Power strip
  • Printer cartridges

Food

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Tea

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