Friday, June 29, 2012

{Party Feature} Redbook Happy Hour [My Party Passion]

Today I want to FEATURE one of the latest parties from my new blog contributor Melissa, of Melissa Newell Party Stylist and Planner/My Party Passion!
Here is what she had to say about her latest event . . .  

What a blast I had over the weekend with some gal pals!  Styling and hosting parties is something I have  a TRUE Passion for!  This Summer Happy Hour was NO exception!
This party had some very special sponsors! House Party, Redbook Magazine, L’Oreal Paris and Lipton.  

The gals were treated to some great food, conversation, laughter and some great giveaways.
Using the color palette of white, black and hot pink it was easy to incorporate Laura’s Damask collection at her Etsy Shop! (Eye Candy Event Details) As well as using items I already had in my shop.

Some of my budget friendly ideas that I used for this party:  reusing my chalkboard signs (ALWAYS a MUST).  So easy and fun to use and reuse. 

A quart of the chalkboard paint lasted me over a year!  I also use the Chalk Ink Wet Wipe Markers to make the writing POP!

Something that I don’t always do, and should, to save a few bucks – baked my own desserts!  I am not a baker at all and usually go to my go to gal for some fresh themed cookies or cakes, however, I really wanted the personal touch and wanted to try out this new Sugar Sheet by Wilton that I found at Hobby Lobby!  Worked great! (watch for a blog post on how to use these!)

Flowers – I bought carnations and mixed them with roses from my own garden!  Inexpensive and just the right POP of color


For more highlights and details, check out Melissa’s blog post over at My PartyPassion!  

And the BEST part is that there is a GIVEAWAY going on there until next wednesday for a $100 SWAG BAG from the party INCLUDING a gift certificate to my sister shop Skylar Raine!

Make sure to go check out her page for LOTS more party inspiration PLUS you do NOT want to miss this awesome GIVEAWAY!
Make sure to tell her I sent ya! ;)

Party Tips Contributor: Melissa Newell

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for. Her blog, My Party Passion, highlights all of the parties that she throws!

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THANKS so much to Melissa for letting me share this FUN & amazing party!

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