Had To Be There Productions presents

Gifts and Party Favors

Custom-Made Treasures

If you're on Pinterest, you've undoubtedly seen some of the amazing DIY projects that are out there. Wish you could personalize those projects but don't have a crafty bone in your body? You're in luck - we can help! We're always on the lookout for new Pinsperation and ways to adapt into ideal gifts or favors. If you've come across something on the interwebs you'd like us to tackle, don't hesitate to ask! We're always up for a challenge!


Ceramic waterproof coasters with photos of your favorite people or places. Ideal for engagement, wedding, anniversary, and housewarming gifts! Available with full-sized photos or Poloroid-style with captions!

Birthday Boards

Never forget another birthday or anniversary again! Available in your choice of color combinations and styles! Perfect for growing families! Help Grandma and Grandpa keep track of their most important dates!


Gifts in a Jar? Cookie mix, pancake mix, spa mix, you name it! Dry-Erase Calendars? Mini-Chalkboards? We've got 'em! Order in large quantities and surprise your entire office!

Past Projects

Photo Coasters with Captions

Photo Coaters without Captions

Birthday Boards

Paint Chip Dry-Erase Calendar


As each project is different and unique, prices may vary. Contact us today for a personalized quote!

Contact Us

Had To Be There Productions
Stratford, CT
Kelly Baccash, Owner/Operator
Phone: (203) 345-5663
Fax: (203) 485-6738
Email: contact@hadtobethereproductions.com



Photo Coasters

"Kelly's creation of photo coasters with all the ways to say I love you are a huge hit in our home! She did such an amazing job, I picked out a few and put them on my mantle to display. They are beautiful and add a personal touch in a unique way to our new home!"
- Ashley Monroe, CT

About Us

Had To Be There Productions is your one-stop shop to make your next event unforgettable. We'll have your guests telling their friends that they just "had to be there!" Video memoirs, invitations, desserts, event choreography, custom crafts, digital conversions, video editing, and no-cost vacation planning services available.

Contact us today for more information or to start planning your next event!