New Look~Same Mission

2020 has been a ride already! We are super excited to be announcing our re-brand Next Level Plus Events and domain name! We have a new look, a new name but the same mission with a broader reach to be more inclusive to all body types.

2019 was so awesome we really went out and went for it. We had our spring event for St. Patrick’s Day Mardi Gras Style. Check out the galleries for pictures.

In June 2019 the NLP (Next Level Plus) crew picked up and went to Dallas, TX pushing to do something in the plus size community that had never been done. We PARTNERED and we took it on the road. It was such a great experience to grow, learn, and meet new people. We love the Dallas- Fort Worth plus size community and are looking forward to partnering and setting up an event again in the future. Let us know if you want to do a body positive event in your city. All sizes are welcome and accepted in our spaces.

Thank you Kellie!

Starting to round out our year, promote and push for our Wicked Halloween 2019 costume bash Next Level Plus headed to Curvy Ventures to the September Mini Bash! Staying up all night going to hang out with the at the Blue Crew Clubhouse was maybe not such a smart idea since we just stayed awake until we went to the airport at 4 AM. We enjoyed drinks at the pool,including mimosas and muffins, a private party barge, a cute resort little hotel, a club night and of course meeting awesome new people in the body positive community in South Florida. You can check out the Curvy Venture’s events at .

Saving the best for last we closed the year with our Wicked 2019 Halloween Bash! We had a GREAT turn out for the TURN UP! We had international guest and we of course seen the fruits of our promotional labor as the plus size community brought it to Chicago for the BIGGEST bash of the year.

Congrats to our SQUAD for the costume night win AGAIN!!!

Well 2019 was filled with so many new faces and new places! We are so excited to offer the new name to be more inclusively branded for all sizes,lifestyles and genders. Stay tuned as we keep moving through this dynamic 2020 and we all navigate through what is a bit uncertain to see what we will be doing this year!


LLCM Travel Team Reps Chicago at Unity Bash!

August 2017

Toledo BBW’s Unity bash was a huge hit this year, with a record number of attendee’s and vendors. Pools parties, games ,and dances Unity certainly lived up their their reputation of throwing a great party. Highlight of the Prom was the crowning of General Anderson and Casi Rae as 2017 Prom King and Queen.

LLCM closed out the bash, Saturday night, with their Chicago Sports theme tailgate party. Reppin’ all of our hometown favorites, LLMC staff served party goers the best tailgating food Chicago has to offer, including drinks. It was the perfect way to wind down after three days of non-stop partying.

  Living Large Travel Teams go all over the country attending BBW events to spread the word about LLCM and most importantly to network, support, and strengthen the BBW community. Check back here and on our events pages for where we will be next!

Don’t forget Living Large’s BIGGEST party of the year is just around the corner. Ticket prices go up every month, and will be at premium price at the door. DON’T WAIT! get your tickets today! See the events page! Booty Bash 2017!


LLCM Heading to Unity Bash!

7/24/17 -Travel Team heads to Michigan this week for Unity Bash!

Living Large is all about community and building up a positive relations with other BBW groups across the nation. So it is only natural that LLCM members pack up and head out to one of the Midwest’s biggest BBW Bashes. Unity Bash,

Toledo BBW organizes and hosts the Bash every-year, inviting dozens of BBW groups to unite together to meet new people, talk about issues in the BBW community, and of course, kick back and have a great time.

20+ members of LLCM will pack up their vehicles and make the 5 hr drive to The Quality Inn in Monroe, Michigan to part take in event. The event begins Thursday evening, for those that come in early, there will be a PJ party, with music and drinks. Friday Night is the Epic Pool Party hosted by Toledo BBW. Complete with music,  games, drinks and lots of bikinis! Saturday night is the main event, Prom night. Ladies and gentlemen will be dressing up in their evening gowns and tuxes to relive that most magical night in most young adults lives, Prom. That evening there will be voting for 2017’s Prom King and Queen.

In true LLCM Fashion, we will be closing out Saturday night hosting a Tailgate After Party! Attendees will get out of their dress closes, throw on their sweats and t-shits, and wind down with good old fashion tailgate food.

We will be sure to update everyone on the turn out and post pictures of the event.

Don’t forget Tickets are on sale at a discounted price for “Boo”ty Bash! This is our biggest event of the year, you do not want to miss out!!


Moonlight Mixer Recap!

7-5-17 Our Moonlight Mixer was a hit! For two days people traveled from all over to meet at the Marriott in Deerfield for two days of fun in the sun! Friday night and Saturday afternoon,  attendees came out in droves in their speedos, bikinis, and swimming trucks to have drinks and play some favorite party games!

Saturday “Hippie Juice” was provided poolside for everyone to get their drink on, and shortly thereafter was Flippy Cup! Folks broke up in teams of 4 to face off in one of the most epic games of Flippy Cup to date. Then participants moved on to an eating/relay race! Teams had to scarf down Popsicles, eat pies, gobble down whipped cream and finished the race having to pop their teams mates balloon, without using their hands. Two teams finished on top, winning booze and awesome cup floaters for the pool!

 Saturday night was AMAZING! DJ Max Trent, from Max 10 Entertainment, turned up the heat with the hottest beats. Attendees came out in their best summer clothes and danced the night away under the stars. Our photographer, Shaq, manned our infamous free photo booth, make sure keep a look out for those pics to be posted soon in our gallery section.
We have meet and greets coming up, they will be posted in our events section. Our Travel Team will be heading out the end of this month to Toledo’s BBW Unity Bash July 28-29. More details on that to follow.

Booty Bash Tickets are currently on sale for discounted pricing. Hotel is booking up FAST! Do not wait to the last minute to get our tickets, head over to our Ticket section and get them today!



June 30th & July 1st Moonlight Mixer!

6/26/17 – Living Large Chicago-Milwaukee is going all out for their summer party. For the first time ever they will have two nights of Swimming, Dancing, and Music under the stars outside at the Marriott in Deerfield, IL.

Living Large has a reputation of pushing the envelope when it comes to creative party ideas and their unique party details that surprise everyone when they walk into the room. Fashion Shows, Go-Go Dancer Cages, VIP SSBBW Seating, 10′ long treats table, gift bags, and top notch- premium brand- prize give away, etc etc, are all previous surprises they have thrown at party goers, to rave reviews.

One thing you can expect from LLCM is to expect the unexpected! The Owners and Staff work tirelessly to provide an EXPERIENCE to all party goers, not just a party. They have built a community and strive to provide a positive, safe, and welcome environment to new and old members alike.

So the question is, what are YOU waiting for? If you have never been to an event the Moonlight Mixer is the place to start. It will be a chill evening out by the pool with drinks, music, and amazing people. Grab your swim gear, slide on those flip flops and head to the Marriott-Deerfield Hotel in Deerfield, IL 6/30 & July 1st.

Check out our picture gallery for pics of our previous parties and bashes. Have questions? Nervous about coming out? Each out to our staff! We are here to answer any questions and to make you feel comfortable to join this amazing, open and accepting group of people. Not to mention, We REALLY know HOW to PARTY!


See You there!


2015 “Boo”ty Bash

1-27-2016 Since July 2014, Living Large Chicago has been the Nations Hottest and Fastest growing BBW group. Now LLC wears the crown for the home of the biggest BBW Halloween Bash in the country. LLC is a trailblazer for the plus size community. People fly in from all over the world to attend their bashes, mostly notably, their now famous Halloween “Boo”ty Bash.

This past year the bash was held in Chicago-land at the Holiday Inn, Itasca, IL. The three day bash was a hit, with hundreds of people that traveled out to the event.

Thursday night was the meet and greet pool party, guests were invited to come hang out by the pool, enjoy music and complementary drinks poolside.  The most important part of LLC’s events is the environment of acceptance, and the ability to strut your swimwear without fear of judgement.

Living Large Chicago brought down the house on Friday night, with a fashion show, complete with runway and music, for all those that purchased VIP dinner packages. They kept the party going afterward with their Pajama Dance Party, complete with dance floor, and special VIP seating for all the SSBBW’s in attendance.  The ever present Phat-O-Booth at all of their events, captured peoples funniest and sexiest poses on the photo booth’s prop bed. Photo booth pictures, taken at the Phat-O-Booth are always free to guests that attend their events.

Saturday night was the biggest night of the Bash, where almost 400 people showed up in their best costumes to dance the night away. Right off the dance floor and sitting area was a full vendor room, were attendees were invited to buy goods, all while mingling and tearing up the dance floor. The party got so heated it set off the fire alarms and bought in the fire department to join in on the fun.

Prizes given away Saturday night included, flat screen TV’s, tools set, Coach Bags, and so much more.

With the “Boot”ty bash being only their Second Annual Halloween Bash, LLC has demonstrated the high caliber for their events, in so doing, lifting standards for BBW events across the board.

Living Large Chicago has raised the bar and added class to the plus size community and its parties, filling in a much needed gap.

With this only being the beginning of their group, it is clear that amazing things are to be expected in the future with Living Large Chicago.

Rebecca Bedford