#159 Hostess a Stella & Dot party
Done! 8/21 & 9/2/11
When a friend calls me for help, I try to make myself available for them. So when my friend Meredith asked me to help her with her new venture, I figured why not. After all, it's a night to play with jewelry & of course make cupcakes!
So we set the first party for Sun, Aug 21st.
Meri will meet me for lunch the week before the party. She gives me catalogs & flyers. Plus she plays show & tell with a few pieces of jewelry that she is wearing. And then out comes the gorgeous ring that I have to own. The Soiree Trio ring.
Simply put it's gorgeous. It's a stunning ring & I have to get it. And dare I say it, this ring looks gorgeous on me!!
Later that night I'll start telling everyone about this jewelry party. And through Facebook I'll post an event for the party & invite everyone.
Now I'll wait for responses.
Days before the party, I keep posting reminders on Facebook. I keep sharing links to certain items that I think people would like. Hopefully this will generate some interest.
The first party was on a Sunday afternoon. Meri showed up as I was frosting cupcakes. So while she came in & set up the jewelry I finished frosting the cupcakes.
Sadly, this party will see only four guests & get one sale.
While I'm thrilled Meri asked me to do this party, I feel like I let her down.
So we agree to hit the do over button & have another party. The second time will be a Friday night party.
It's during this party I will discover a lovely new brand of wine, reconnect with an old friend fron high school, make a new friend & sadly, lose some friends on Facebook drama.
The wine - found purely by accident at my local liquor store. I bought it solely based on the name & label....
Yup, that really is the name of the wine.
It's a lovely Shiraz made in Chile.
It will turn out to be the big hit of the night.
FYI...Sweet Bitch also puts out various reds & white wines. I plan to try them all.
The old friend - Awilda. I love this chick! It's been over 20 years since we have seen each other, but I love this crazy chick like I saw her last week. She has not changed a bit! She is still amazing!
The new friend - Denise, Awilda's cousin. I just met this chick & already I love her! She is a sweetheart. I can tell instantly she is someone I would love to be friends with for life. Plus she is a cut from the same crazy cloth as Awilda, so I gotta love her!
The lost friends - they don't deserve another moment of my time.....
Awilda & Denise are instantly into playing with the jewelry.
I pop open the bottle of Sweet Bitch & it's party time!
It's during this party that we end up talking about my 40 things list. I will share the list with them & allow for changes & suggestions. I believe they are going to be some great changes. I'm definitely looking forward to a few things now based on these changes.
Meri, thank you for convincing me to do the parties. I had fun!
And thank you Trisha, Kathy & Denise for shopping! I hope you enjoy your jewelry.
This makes celebration #9 done....31 more to go!
Stay tuned....more fun is on the way!!
The Bardot bracelets that look like a Slinky.
I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted the gold or silver, so I got both!
And of course the famous lemon cupcakes with fudge frosting...