Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{Team EYE CANDY} Meet my new contributors!

TEAM Eye Candy!!!

I am so thrilled to introduce you to my brand new Eye Candy Event Details contributor team! These girls know how to inspire and they will be bringing it in their contributions to the blog! 

I have ALOT of changes that will be coming over the next few months to Eye Candy Event Details as we are growing little by little every day. Some of the changes I am launching now . . . my TEAM E.C. contributors, sponsorship opportunities, new services . . .and SOME that you will have to wait & see . . .new look on the blog, website/shop launch, & some other surprises. You know me, I ALWAYS have something up my sleeve! ;)

I am so honored & thrilled that they want to work with me on my team & I truly respect them & love their many talents. So here we go, let's meet them . . .

 Party Tips Contributor: Melissa Newell

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years. Whether it was in her previous career, outside the home, as a Human Resource Director or in her current career as a homeschooling mother to her three youngest children - 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. Keeping up the top trends in children’s party themes while keeping the trusted and true themes in the mix is something that is very important to her.
Her blog, My Party Passion, highlights all of the parties that she throws!
Melissa’s parties have been featured at such blogs as: The Party Wagon, Catch My Party, The Huffington Post,  Tip Junkie, Babylifestyles, Birds Party and more….

Melissa resides in southern New York with her husband and their three children and their cat.  She has an older son and soon to be Daughter In Law!

1. What are 3 things you MUST have when throwing a party?
- glue dots, tissue paper & TONS of table coverings (use for so many things)

2. Please share 3 random facts people may not know about you: 
- I once was a ballgirl for John McEnroe
- my youngest child just turned 3 and my oldest is 23
- I have NEVER tried coffee a day in MY life! (all this energy is natural) lol

3. What has been your FAVORITE party you have thrown to date?
- my favorite one to STYLE was my sons 7th birthday 'Backyard Beach Bash'
- my favorite that I ENJOYED the most was our annual Halloween Bash as we now have over 120 people come + have added a DJ! 

You can follow Melissa

Party Food/Drinks Contributor: Cineca Newburn

Cineca is a mommy, wife, lover of music and traveling, and a self-proclaimed food junkie. When not experimenting with new recipes, watching cooking shows, and building tent forts, she’s a busy wedding and event planner. 

Her company, Dreamin’ N Details, was founded in 2009 and serves the Northwest, Arkansas area. You can also find Cineca sharing recipes, party trends, real parties, and inspiration on the Entertaining sites, Piggy Bank Parties + The Bakery Spot.

1. What are 3 things you MUST have when throwing a party?
- ribbon, tissue paper & white platters

2. Please share 3 random facts people may not know about you: 
- I'm OBSESSED with earrings!
- I dropped out of culinary school
- I believe in ghosts

3. What has been your FAVORITE party you have thrown to date?
- my favorite one . . .can it be MY wedding? (yes cineca- lol)
- she also LOVES her 'Mad Hatter UnBirthday & the 'Candy, Cake & Cocktails Christmas party!

You can follow Cineca

Aren't they AWESOME? I am so excited too as Melissa will be sharing her first guest post later this week & Cineca will be bringing us one for next week so stay tuned for some FAB ideas!

Make sure to go visit them on their blogs too so you don't miss anything they may post in between visits here!

THANK YOU so much girls as I am so excited to have you here on my team. xoxo


  1. SO proud, excited and happy to be a part of this great trio of talented women!

  2. Congrats! Can't wait to see what you all come up with next!

    1. thanks so much - that is sweet of you to say! Thanks for being a follower! =)

  3. Congrats ladies!! So excited to see what fabulousness you all have in store!

  4. Congrats ladies, what a great addition to the team!

    1. thanks so much Mariah - I agree with you - awesome girls to have on the team! So excited to see what they bring! ;)

  5. So excited for your changes an growth!! YAY!

    1. thank you - you are so sweet my friend! Slowly but surely right? lol


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