Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Blog Party!

Last night Melissa & I hosted our first Blog Party! It was awesome! We had a great turn out-14 ladies altogether. We were all LDS(I guess we didn't know any bloggers that aren't!) from 3 different wards in our stake. It was great to meet some new people! When people arrived, I had them make their own nametags with their blogger id. . . here is mine after the party....smudged with chocolate of course:) The party was at my place and we made it a "bring your favorite chocolate treat" night and people definitely "brought it." :) It was chocolate heaven. I tried a little of everything and it was all delicious.


This was the dessert I made, a Brownie Trifle
I forgot to take a picture of it last night, so I just took this one right now. Doesn't look as good after sitting in the fridge, but oh well. I also had to hide the fact that the back half of it was gone:)



Time to dig in!

Kelly, Emily & Jennifer smile for the camera
There were cookies, cakes, fondue with angel food cake and strawberries, more cookies, brownie trifle, more cake, chocolate M&M pretzels, chocolate covered strawberries, and chocolate covered raisins. Heaven.


I also had everyone sign a sheet with their name, email address and blog address. There were many people there that hadn't met each other before, so I thought I would compile everyones info and email it out to everyone the next day. So, now that we've all met, we can all stalk each others blogs! Yessss.... After stuffing our faces, we played a fun get-to-know-you game(thanks to the lovely Emily for heading that up). And then we just talked and laughed and ate some more!
Laura, Erin & Becki
Jennifer, Sarah & Katie
Group shots-minus Kelly who had to leave early. Sorry Kelly! I should've had this picture taken before you left:(

The late late nighters were me, Emily, Jennifer, Sarah, Katie, Melissa & Nicole-aka the real party girls:)
And Melissa & I didn't send anyone home empty-handed. We made sure everyone had one of these little beauties. . .

Wedding mints you may ask? Nope, TUMS. This was my brilliant idea(sending home everyone home with antacids). I figured after a night of overindulgence and sweets, people may need something to settle their stomachs:) Melissa probably thought I was weird when I told her my idea, but oh well. Shes too nice to tell me I'm crazy! I still made her make them with me:) And also a thankyou shout-out to my sister Tara for coming up with the sweet poetry attached to each one, "After all this chocolate, your sTUMach may feel rancid. How about poppin' a couple antacids?"


It was a great night! Thanks everyone for coming! And thanks Melissa for all of your help! Can't wait for the next Blog Party! (tomorrow night maybe?) :)

26 comments:

Jan said...

Oh, that sounds like fun! Lots of yummy treats, fun friends, and then Tums? How does it get better than that?! [wish I could have come!]

Jori said...

How clever are you??? LOVE the tums idea! What a fun party,wish I lived close.

Bergen Blog said...

That was sooo fun.It was really neat to get to know people who's blogs I have just stalked! We must do it again :)

Grammy Staffy said...

Hey....I thought that you were going to hold your blog party at the Staffy Inn. What happened????

It looks like you all had a great time. What a fabulous idea!!! You are awsome Holly!

Jennalee said...

I met cool people I didn't know before.

I hate chocolate.

I slept in this morning.

I had an AWESOME time @ the BUP.

until next time...workin' on those party game responses >wink<
thanks Holly and Melissa!

Shankar said...

Not a single mention of Joey. I'm guessing he looked after the kids? Props to him.

-Melissa- said...

I had so much fun last. Food, friends, and blogging. Doesn't get much better than that! Can't wait until we do it again.

-Laura- said...

Thanks Holly! I had a fabulous time! It was fun getting to know some new people! I'm not sure I'll ever eat anything chocolate again...okay, not until tomorrow anyway. :) I would have stayed but my sunburned shoulders were about a million degrees by 11 o' clock! Thanks again!!!

hoLLy said...

shankar, you are SO right. i need to add in there about joey helping me out! the kids were in bed before the party started and joey was upstairs doing homework on his laptop during the whole thing. however, he helped me A LOT with house stuff and playing with the kids before the party so i could get things together beforehand. so, yes props to him too! he helped me a ton! sorry jOeY. i love you!

Lynell said...

That is sooo fun! I love the idea. I wish I could have come. You rock girl. And the chocolate, I could totally use that right now. Way to go!

Hacking it up said...

Well,THAT looks fun!!!...Especially the chocolate part.

I am so behind on my blogging, it's not even funny a little bit....too stinkin' much grown up stuff to do...I hate that.

100 Percent Cottam said...

what a fun idea! looks like a great party!

Sarah said...

thanks holly and melissa! that was a totally great party. chocolate and chatting - what could be better??

Ashley said...

Thanks Holly for a fun night! I haven't stayed out that late in a long time. I needed it.

Tara D said...

Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. Yay! Sorry I couldn't come-my hair looks great btw. :)

becki said...

loved the company. conversation. and sex talk. too pg though-gotta go to sara's secrets and then have more talk next time!! send us everyone's blog addresses, for more stalking fun!!
thanks for a great night!

Emily said...

Thanks Holly, it was so fun. I loved the "hot topics" and chocolate. ;)

Wendy Lee said...

So sad that I had to miss it- that really was a great idea, so smart of you and Melissa! Hopefully I will be able to make the next one.

Anayansi said...

wish i could have gone. ian has been sick for 2 days. he came home early yesterday and had a fever the whole night/morning. of course, he has it again.

boy those treats sure look good!

The Kahumokus said...

What a fun party! I wish I knew more bloggers in my area. I would totally steal your idea!

jOeY said...

Thanks for the props babe. I'm glad all you ladies got a break for a night...well deserved. It sounded like everyone had a good time.

The Duchess said...

Thanks for the invitation--it was a lot of fun. It's always fun to meet new people, swap stories, and enjoy good chocolate. ;o)

mamapickle said...

i'm making more comments to get on your list hehehehe

mamapickle said...

notice my new name and i added a pic.

Champion Family said...

still jealous...

Champion Family said...

still determined...