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Hanna thomson

Welcome to my little corner of the web where I produce incredible celebrations, and give you the inside scoop on event design, décor ideas, and how to throw a killer party. When I'm not knee-deep in planning and dreaming up party concepts, you'll catch me soaking up the chill mountain vibes in Idaho or lounging on the laid-back beaches of Santa Barbara with my hubby, Nick, and our two very energetic sons, Rush and Bowen.
I bring a straightforward good-natured approach, combined with boundless energy, and a passion for creativity and originality. These qualities all make for an experience that goes beyond copy and paste event planning.
Why Crush + Bow?
It is always hard to name a company, brand, or product. So when coming up with my event company name, I decided to name it after my two sons, Rush and Bowen. After tinkering with the options for a while, Crush + Bow came to light, and I am proud to have their name in something that I love to do!
Hanna Thomson, New York 2000

the beginning

My journey began as a lifelong dream that took root in my teenage years. I went from throwing epic bashes in high school and college to putting together incredible family celebrations. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, I pursued my career in advertising in the city that never sleeps – New York. Over the past 25 years, I've lived and worked for some of the top advertising, marketing, and event companies in New York, Dallas, San Francisco, and Chicago. This journey has given me an eye for understanding what it takes to throw an amazing party, on any budget.

the process

I'm the one who obsesses over the small stuff. From epic 'wow' entrances to setting up a table that's Insta-worthy, I've got your back for an unforgettable bash. What makes me tick? Personalization. I love teaming up with top-notch partners and venues to make your event not just on-point but uniquely yours. My goal? To take your event and turn it into something people will talk about for ages. I will work with you to create a cohesive, tasteful, and distinct experience tailored to you.
This isn't just about planning. It's about creating an event for you and going above and beyond. Ready to crush it? I want to hear all of your requests! And be sure to check out our 3-Step Approach to Seamless Celebrations. Let’s get together soon so we can start planning your truly memorable and one-of-a-kind event.
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