Today we are talking about how to host a beautiful brunch that everyone will love.
Any excuse for a party right?
One of our main reasons for blogging was to connect with other ladies. Blogging and social media is the hot spot for all #bossbabes. We thought it would be fun to host a local event to support local bloggers and businesses. We wanted to really wow our new friends so we reached out to some of our favorite local companies to help. Seriously BLOWN AWAY by the response that we recieved from everyone we reached out to. They were so excited to join in on the fun!
the adorable personalized wine glasses made by The Dainty Darling
party tip – freeze berries for your wine or mimosa bar to help keep the drinks cold
If you ask our husbands we will take any excuse to
drink wine shop so we reached out to Mix & Match to see if they wanted to help us with our first bloggers brunch. Immediately they agreed to let us throw a little party at their new shop! Maggie and Erin originally started as a trunk show and styling service company. They bring TONS of clothes to your house and you bring your besties. Obviously gals were asking for clothes outside of the parties so the shop was a must!
Pictured above are the owners of Mix & Match: Maggie (left) Erin (right)
Sarah and Allex twinning!
Next call on our list was my good friend Christy from Classy Chic Events. This gal knows how to make all your event dreams come true (seriously just let her handle it)! Christy basically brought the pretty things to our party- invitation, name tags, signs, fancy chalk boards, table decor! Can we also mention she was due with her second little one two weeks before our party, and never missed a beat.
No party is complete without a little goodie bag, right? Please someone get us in on the Oscars gift bag list. Below are the amazing companies that donated items for our bags.
The cutest clothes- you can find them online, in your home, and in store- it doesn’t get better than that!
Outside of their amazing 100% all natural soaps, they are a leader in disability fair wage employment- good people
Talk about the perfect gift (to yourself ha). Glow makes hand poured candles in small batches in the best fragrances
Monograms and personalization are on the top of my fav things- Melissa has the cutest goodies
Everyone wants to look a little younger, having glowing skin, and feel confident. Aurora will make all that happen
The crew at Arch Apparel is ultra cool and carry all the best STL swag – seriously they are making STL cooler
If you are in need of a spa day schedule a blow out and get your makeup done. You will feel fab after leaving Blown Away
Lastly what’s an event without some yummy food. We knew we wanted to keep it simple by having a few small bites that everyone could munch on while shopping. Below are the companies that donated their delicious food and desserts.
Her creations really are art and delicious – fun fact Liz also recently won the World Chili Contest!
This team knows how to donut- there is nothing basic about them- they always look like they are having fun too!
This shop should be in magazines- its beautiful and packed with the most amazing cupcakes (and fancy drinks)
Need a new favorite brunch spot- all meals made from scratch and packed with flavor. blueberry butter for life!
And there to document all of the fun was our good friend over at Lilylove Photography. If you are looking for an amazing photographer, Erica is your gal. She captures everything from weddings and newborns to family/lifestyle sessions.
Lydia & Katie are other duo blogger friends. These gals have the best style!
We can’t thank all the participating companies enough by their generous offerings. For us, blogging is our creative outlet and a way to meet so many amazing people! Since our fun journey began in October 2017, we’ve been overwhelmed with the support from people local and afar. If you’re planning a fun event in your city and want us to join please convince our husbands we need a weekend away 😉
We also had a few extra giveaways for the gals from Blown Away & Aurora Medical Spa – game time ladies ha!
Also a huge shoutout to all the lovely ladies that came to the event. We are so lucky to have you all as friends to learn and grow with in this wild blogging journey. Here are all there blogs if you want some new gals to follow.
xo- Lindsay + Carley