HI Friends!!!! Who is ready for a live pinterest party?!?!?
This is a party where we all bring our favorites and share them with each other. Bring anything that you love or that has made your life easier and show us, tell us, or bring a copy!
Some ideas are products, books, movies, recipes, family night lessons, things you have done with your family/kids. You get the idea!
If one of your favorites is a snack feel free to bring it but no need if it isn't, I am sure I will come up with a yummy drink! Maybe we will have carmel apple sangrias again??
I have used evite for party invitations because you can email it out, its cute and it keeps track of the RSVP list for you. I will say, this last time we did have two errors in the email not being delivered, that I know of. So, just a heads up on that one. I have also used RED STAMP for invites. It is an ap you can download and make super darling invitations that you can text out but it doesnt keep track of RSVPS for you.
So this has always been a favorite topic of mine. Asking people their current favorites. It is fun conversation but it is so fun when your friends can bring and show you, like show and tell style, their favorites. When you do this party often, say once a year it is so fun to see it build and to see your friends looking forward to it! It is great to see new things people share. You might think, well, we have already shared our best, but each year but time goes by things change and new things come your way that are so fantastic that it is hard not to share. And it is almost inevitable that after the party you head home and think, "oh man I should have shared ______!" Because once we really think about the things that we love, that we think every girl should know about, many more fall in our lap. So finding solutions and helps and luxuries in life are fantastic but the being with girls is something that is priceless. Seriously, isn't it?
For real, isn't being with girlfriends one of the most enriching parts of life?? AND when you provide a platform for everyone to share their recent finds it is so fulfilling. You learn so much about them and so many great tips for your life. See, even though the other areas or relationships in life like spouses or kids are incredibly precious and fulfilling their is nothing like another girl, nothing like another woman, that perhaps understands something so intimately what would help you. Promise, your kids and your spouse really don't care about that eye cream, or have that "mom" perspective to share that gets you through another phase with your kids.
It's funny too, at these parties to hear gals talk. Sometimes when someone is sharing, you know immediately when they share that it is something that you might want to try and other times, maybe what someone is sharing might not speak to you but someone else in the room is loving and needing what is being shared. Plus there is just nothing like supporting each other as we weave out way through this life. Seriously one of my favorite quotes is, "women need women and men need women." This is crazy true! Women absolutely thrive in environments where they can love and help and laugh with each other. And there is such a charge that happens that gives us more energies to put more into being a great mom and spouse when we fill our cup.
So there are a few simple tricks to throwing this party. I think number one is always serve a fantastic drink. I have done virgin Mint Mojitos, Mint Juleps, Hot water with a selection of mix in's, Italian Sodas. This time I did Carmel Apple Sangrias.