Events

IST wants to let you know of exciting IST and community events!

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Youth Charity Fashion Show

Luxe B Studio Saturday, November 16th

We're excited to participate at the Youth Charity Fashion Show! Come out and support, have a great time, and enjoy yummy treats! A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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South Loop Indoor Farmers Market

2018 S Michigan Ave Winter 2019

We are excited to announce our participation in the South Loop Indoor Market! You'll find our staple favorites like our Keylime Cupcakes and Buttery Caramel Cake. You'll also get to try holiday desserts such as our Mini Blueberry Pies.

South Loop Indoor Farmers Market
SECOND & LAST SUNDAYS 9am-12pm
2018 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616


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Hyde Park. Beverly, & Garfield Park Farmers Markets!

Hyde Park (53rd & Harper), Beverly (95th & Longwood), and Garfield Park (135 N Kedzie) Summer & Fall 2019

This Summer and Fall, come visit us at your local Southside, Westside, and South Suburb Farmers Markets!

95th Street Farmers Market @ 95th & Longwood: Every Sunday 8am to 1pm

Hyde Park Farmers Market @ 53rd & Harper Ct: Every Thursday 7am to 1pm

Garfield Park Neighborhood Market @ 135 N Kedzie Ave: Every Third Thursday 4pm to 7pm and every Third Saturday 10am to 2pm.


We have a yummy selection of treats including:

-Homemade Butter Cookies
-Chocolate Covered Oreos
-Keylime Cupcakes
-Banana Pudding Cupcakes
-Caramel Cake Slice
-Samples and more!

See you there!


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Cupcakes & Champagne

Inflorescence Floral Boutique July 20th, 2019

Foodies and friends--Join us as we host our Cupcakes & Champagne Pop-Up Event!

You’re invited to enjoy delicious summer-inspired cupcakes, cakes, and cookies paired with bubbly champagne or refreshing cold water. Want to stick around? Lounge around in an IG-worthy environment full of lush greenery and ample seating for yourself, couples, friends, and families! While you’re here, enter to win our exceptional giveaways!

Conveniently located just west of Downtown Chicago.

See you there!


Pampered With Purpose

The Shapiro Ballroom                                                                    June 15th, 2019

IST is thrilled to participate in Pampered with Purpose, hosted by Flora's Angels! We’ll be selling yummy treats throughout the event!

Other highlights of this event include FREE Nail services, massages, food, drinks, and small business selling amazing products all while giving back to the community. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Get your tickets today--you don't want to miss this!

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4th Annual Tasting Event

937 N Western                                                                                 May 19th, 2018

Friends, foodies, and newcomers--Join us as we celebrate our 4th Annual Tasting!

Arrive to your reservation at 6, where you will be greeted by a pleasant host and escorted to your seat.  From there, mingle with others as you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.  During this time we will also host an exciting raffle sponsored by Cooper's Hawk Winery and Flora's Angels Skincare!   Once you are settled in, enjoy a four-course pairing of delicious desserts and complementary libations.  This unique prix fixe experience will last approximately one hour.

Tickets are $30 per person and gratuity is included for exceptional service.

Seating is limited. Dress code is Social Casual.

We hope you will join us--again!  Bon appétit!


Fifty Shades Private Screening & Dessert Reception

Harper Theater                                                                        February 14th, 2018

Enjoy a romantic evening with your special someone this Valentine's Day! Guests will arrive at Hyde Park's The Harper Theater for a 6pm Dessert Reception featuring Valentine's Day-inspired treats from yours truly! For your viewing pleasure, popcorn & cocktails (included in Upgraded ticket) and other concession favorites will be available during our 7pm screening of Fifty shades Freed.

Along with a romantic movie and treats, guests can participate in exclusive raffles sponsored by Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Flora's Angels, and more! Guests also have exclusive dining perks from Ja' Grill Hyde ParkChant Restaurant in Hyde Park, Porkchop Chicago, and Pizza Capri. Simply walk less than a block away, show your ticket to your server, and enjoy various perks towards your romantic meal (to be revealed on our Facebook Event Page).

This event hosts 65 guests.You don’t want to miss this experience--see you there!


Pampered With Purpose

The Shapiro Ballroom                                                                    July 29th, 2017

IST is thrilled to be a Sponsor for Pampered with Purpose, hosted by Flora's Angels!

"FREE Nail services, massages, food, drinks, vendors selling bomb products all while giving back to the community. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters!"

Get your tickets today--you don't want to miss this!


The Sweetest Prix Fixe Experience

927 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Join us as we celebrate our 3rd annual tasting!

Unlike previous events, guests will indulge in an intimate, fine dining setting.  Arrive to your reservation at 7, where you will be greeted by a pleasant host and escorted to your seat.  From there, mingle with others as you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.  Once you are settled in, enjoy a five-course pairing of our delicious desserts and unique libations, where your server will give a description of your course and attend to your needs.  Following this experience which will last approximately one hour, you will be given "to-go" goodies from various sponsors!  

Tickets are $35 per person and gratuity is included for exceptional service.

Seating is limited.  Dress code is Dressy Casual.

We hope you will join us--Bon appétit!

 


The Bridal Mixer

Space 1858, 1858 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL                                April 9th, 2017

iStyle Events & Design invites you to an intimate Bridal Mixer. It's an interactive meet-up, where brides discover ideas and event professionals meet their peers and grow their network.

Guests will enjoy a “Build-Your-Own Cupcake Bar” hosted by yours truly while discussing sweet details and creativity!  Join us on April 9th on a Sunday evening as girl squads, wedding planners, and brides-to-be enjoy this classy bridal affair.


A Life Worth Living, Seminar Series

Space 1858, 1858 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL                                 April 1st, 2017

IST is proud to be a vendor at this prolific event!  Mz. Lady University of Hey Mz. Lady is a mixture or seminar series and intensive women's life coaching groups.  Each seminar will focus on one of the five pillars from Hey Mz. Lady which includes Empowerment, Personal Development, Mental Health, Authentic Relationships and Spiritual Growth. Our first seminar kicks off April 1st, 2017 featuring guest speaker Dara A'Darah from Iamqueen, Queensview Creative Studios & The Brkn Co.

IST will be providing delectable treats available for purchase throughout the seminar for your pleasure.  Please join us!


Holiday Mingle & Food Drive

937 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622                                      Dec. 11th, 2016

In collaboration with Greater Chicago Food Depository, IST presents their first annual Holiday Mingle & Food Drive! Mingle with friends and socialites as we enjoy traditional and modern holiday tunes, complimentary cocktails, light bites, and seasonal treats from yours truly.

In the spirit of giving back to our communities, we also encourage all of our attendees to bring along nonperishable items that will be donated to south and westside GCFD facilities. Our goal is to raise more than 100 pounds of food in one night! Additionally, a portion of all proceeds will go directly to GCFD to further benefit our communities--we aim to help those in need! For all of our guests, we graciously offer "tokens of appreciation"!

A limited number of tickets will be available for this event. Ticket sales start soon--we hope you will join us and give back!

***We thank our sponsors The Harper Theater, Flora's Angels, and The Traveling Tender USA for their generous donations.


Small Business Saturday

3521 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL                                                                                 Nov. 26th, 2016

We are thrilled to be a part of Shop Small Business Saturday in Bronzeville!  If you're looking for a Black Friday alternative, and a way to support our community too, please check out IST and 23 other fabulous small businesses NEXT SATURDAY in Bronzeville. Entry is free, and you also have the option to donate $15 towards the VIP dessert tasting from all bakery vendors! Of course, we want you to make your way to IST and snag one of our treats, with a 10% discount and tax-free!  Be sure to visit us on the 3rd floor!

#shopsmall #smallbusinesssaturday #support


Oct 15th, The Breaking Conference

Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S King Dr., Chicago, IL 60653

The Breaking Conference offers a place to become one with self through the destruction of strongholds, where being BRKN is being Bold, and where you can find strength in yourself and others. This empowering event includes interview-style conversations and breakout activities that will take you higher.

IST is honored to collaborate with Penthouse Sweets Chicago and Scratch My Batch to provide creative delectables for the event. Please join us!


Breast Cancer Awareness Celebration

Thornton Fractional North High School, 755 Pulaski Rd, Calumet City, Illinois 60409

IST joins nationally recognized Calumet City Thunderbolts Youth Football and Cheer Organization as they kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This event also includes four football games and other vendors--this event no doubt will be a wonderful family activity!  All are welcome to the celebration Saturday Oct. 1st from 9:30am-1:30pm in Calumet City, Illinois.


August 25th, "Southside With You" Private Movie Premiere

Harper Theater, 5238 S Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

IST is honored to provide chocolate treats for a private screening of "Southside with You", a romantic comedy-drama about future U.S. President Barack Obama and lawyer Michelle Robinson and their fateful first date in the summer of 1989.  Hosted by the Great Migration Centennial Commission, this event offers tickets on Eventbrite.  IST is honored to be a part of this screening!


August 20th, "Because You're Worth It" Women's Conference

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Ida's Sweet Tooth is honored to be a Silver Sponsor for Because You're Worth It Women's Conference, hosted by HeyMzLady.com!  Lauren Michelle Jackson, LPC, ICDVP, and a host of dynamic speakers representing leading ladies in the fields of Media, Mental Health and Religious affiliation will provide motivation, tangible life strategies and lead life changing self-exploration exercises to help every lady in attendance unlock the best version of themselves.

The conference will include:  Four Dynamic Speakers | Ice Breakers and Intimate Self-Discovery Exercises | Continental Breakfast | Delicious Lunch | Reserved Parking (with early admission) | Conference Gift Bag


July 31st, Candy Shop Event

Akira Hyde Park, 1539 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

Join Ida's Sweet Tooth as we participate in Akira's premier customer appreciation & shopping event!  RSVP attendees and walk-ins alike are invited to come to AKIRA Chicago's Hyde Park store to shop with the girls while enjoying the perks of assistance from fashion-savvy stylists and delicious treats provided by several Sponsors, including yours truly!  Ida's Sweet Tooth will be in the building with samples of some of our best desserts specifically between the hours of 2 and 4pm.

Come support, shop, and slay!


July 16th, 2nd Annual Summer Tasting Event

Room 43, 1043 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653

Calling all sweets fans, foodies, socialites and friends: We want to introduce you to Ida's Sweet Tooth during a fun, interactive tasting event!  On Saturday, July 16th you'll taste delicious treats while choosing from an array of drinks and light bites.  

We're excited to host you at the chic bi-level Room 43, located in the heart of historic Kenwood. Come dressed in your summer day party attire & take the opportunity to sample and purchase desserts, enjoy food & drinks, mingle with other socialites, and participate in exciting raffles. This event also boasts a photo booth, cupcake-decorating booth, cash bar, sponsor goodie bags, and DJ. We anticipate this to be a sold-out event--Limited tickets to this exclusive event are available!

We happily offer complimentary wine and beer for our guests until tab exhausted; early arrival is suggested.


Platinum Sponsors: AKIRA Chicago | Elegance Assured Events | William Whitten Photography
Gold Sponsors: Lift Furniture Studio | Hey Mz. Lady | Flora's Angels


May 21st, Sistah's Soiree Expo--St. Louis

2600 N 14th St, St. Louis, MO 63106

IST is excited to travel to St. Louis to participate in a Sip, Shop, & Swap event hosted by DJ Sweet Tea!  The event boasts an empowerment session on self-care, beauty tips, and a mental health presentation by Alive and Well STL.  Entry donation is suggested at $10 for adults and $5 for children; all leftover Swap items will be donated to a local women's shelter.  St. Louis, come out and show your support!


#foodtherapy: A Social & Networking Event

On behalf of my brand Ida’s Sweet Tooth, I would like to invite you to a #foodtherapy social & networking event! Whereas previous IST events have been tailored towards my customer base, I’ve created this unique event which blends my dessert business with my clinical career. This private event invites Psychology/Sociology/Social Work Masters Graduates, Licensed Clinicians, and Educators to join me in an intimate setting which will prove to be socially inviting as well as a networking opportunity. Invite your colleagues and enjoy wine, light bites, desserts, and a special self-care gift for all attendees by spa brand Flora’s Angels. Business cards are encouraged and business casual attire is preferred. Please come out and support this unique IST event which caters to our amazing clinical field!  See the #foodtherapy tab for more info!


Sib's Breakfast Club Fab Month of May
Various Locations

Ida's Sweet Tooth is thrilled to be a part of Sib's Breakfast Clu's Fab Month of May as we honor local black-owned food & beverage businesses!  Chicago, come out and support our businesses in the community!  All will be offering amazing deals throughout the month (check out their Facebook Page to learn more).  As for yours truly, please use coupon code SBC15 to enjoy 15% off all cakes.  Yes!, this includes Sweet Coconut Pound Cake, Uncle's Chocolate Cake, and the infamous Tipsy Rum Cake!


May 1st, Empire Life Magazine

15/20 Lounge, 2428 S Wallace St., Chicago, IL 60616

IST is excited to be a Swag Bag Sponsor for Empire Life Magazine's anniversary celebration! They are THE digital lifestyle platform for millennial entrepreneurial women of color. You're invited to join in the celebration on Sunday at the sleek and sexy 15/20 Lounge from 6-9pm for an evening of BUSINESS, BEING & BEAUTY. Admittance includes food, cocktails, music, a first look at Empire Life Magazine, and of course an amazing swag bag that includes treats from yours truly.

Come celebrate and network with Chicago's entrepreneurial community!


Apr. 23rd, Flora's Angels Launch Party

Join me in congratulating fellow entrepreneur, Northwestern University colleague, and friend Alicia Carroll on the launch of her small business, Flora's Angels!  Ida's Sweet Tooth is honored to provide desserts for her invitation-only launch party.  You're invited to check out her website www.florasangels.com and support another fabulous business!


Apr. 22nd, "A Red Carpet Affair", 2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Benefit

Ida's Sweet Tooth is honored to be a sponsor to a worthy cause and a friend to an amazing woman.  Jessica Glaspie is a pioneer in sharing her own story of HIV to increase awareness and empowerment towards her cause.  I.S.T. will be donating dessert selections for this event that promises to be full of fun and fashion!  Dress attire is formal wear. There will be a cash bar, DJ, photographer, awards ceremony, and a chance to win over $100.00 in cash and gifts. Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50--please check out her website Team-Jessica.com to learn more.


Apr. 16th, Business Networking Cocktail Party

Ida's Sweet Tooth is pleased to be a sponsor for this celebration of business owners in the community.  The cocktail party allows the opportunity to network with other businesses, potential community partners and customers, while enjoying a wine tasting and light hors d‘oeuvres and desserts from Ida's Sweet Tooth. The event also supports the new documentary "It Only Takes One Man" that highlights how black businesses have supported community programs through mentorship!  The event is free and will be held from 6pm to 9pm.


Apr. 16th, NCNW "Women of Many Hats" Breakfast of Honor

Ida's Sweet Tooth is honored to participate as a vendor in the 2nd Annual "Women of Many Hats" Breakfast of Honor on April 16th, 2016.  Hosted by the Chicago Central Section of the National Council of Negro Women, their event honors exceptional women for their achievements and commitments in the areas of business, community service and education.  Tickets are $35.  Ladies, don your finest hats and join in the celebration!


Apr. 1st, Claretian Associates 25th Anniversary Dinner Gala

St. Simeon Banquet Hall, 3737 E 114th St, Chicago, IL 60617

Ida's Sweet Tooth is a proud sponsor of this event, offering desserts for this inspiring celebration.  Claretian Associates will be hosting its 25th Anniversary Dinner Gala to commemorate their impact in the South Chicago community. The event will feature live music, delicious food, and a keynote address from City Treasurer, Kurt Summers. Throughout the evening, guests will hear stories from youth and families that have benefited from their programs and services during a fun-filled night. Tickets are $80 per guest--please check out their website to learn more about the organization.


Feb. 22nd-28th, Ida's Sweet Tooth

Kenwood/Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Ida's Sweet Tooth turns 1!  I.S.T. will be offering special deals during the birthday week.  A special birthday treat will also be shared to all customers :)


Feb. 20th, Sib's Breakfast Club

Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60615

Ida's Sweet Tooth is excited to participate in SBC's 6th Annual Black History Month Celebration, honoring Black businesses, HBCUs and Greeks.  I.S.T. will be providing purchasable treats throughout the event--your support is encouraged and you are welcome to rep your Greek letters and/or college and join in the celebration!  I certainly will be rocking my purple NU (go Wildcats!)


Attire: College & Greek Paraphernalia (not exclusive to HBCUs)

All Inclusive: Brunch & Open Bar
Live Band: Featuring Candice Marie

Music:  Nick NONSTOP, Craig Elliot, and more

Tickets: Starting at $22


Feb. 12th-14th, Jokes & Notes Comedy Club

4641 S King Dr, Chicago, IL

Ida's Sweet Tooth will be providing exclusive desserts for the 4th Annual Valentine's Day Comedy Show!  The headliner features Ray Grady (as seen on Black Jesus and 1st Amendment Stand Up).  Showtimes are 8:30pm ($15) and 10:30pm ($20) Friday through Sunday, and promise to be a romantic and hilariously good time for you and your date!  

 

Event Opportunities

Please email treats@idassweettooth.com to inquire.