This weekend I decided to host a little blogger gathering for some NYC gals ! It was a great chance for me to meet some of my favorites that I stalk from afar (creepy) and to catch up with some of my blogger bffs while stuffing our faces!
I honestly had far too many macarons, I am only slightly ashamed (and strangley proud) to say my count hit the double digits. Macarons are such perfect dessert because they aren't too too sweet and are perfectly portioned so you can stuff your face without feeling too guilty.
Since it's not a party until you play the plate game, we did! All you need is paper plates, pens and a sense of humor. Just place the plates over your head and draw an agreed upon object. It's one of my favorite ice breaker games, plus you always discover someone's hidden plate drawing talents #SecretPicasso
The winners took home great gifts from some of my favorite new jewelry brands: Armed and Readi - one of my favorite new jewelry brands, Gina Cueto Jewelry (check out her awesome ear cuffs and I need this crisscross ring in my life), Style This Life (adorable tassel bracelets) and the darling J'adore Gems!
Hartland Tattoos // Armed and Readi
Hallie of Corals and Cognacs matched perfectly with our sweet treats
And of course Waffles AKA the Ham, had to make an appearance. Jessica Sturdy, one of my all time blogger favorites was smitten! Hoping she gets a french bully soon - Waffie desperately needs a new frenchie bestie!
It felt so good to get back to hostessing, for those of you who have been following along for a while you might remember parties such as my Harry Potter Dinner Parties, Kentucky Derby Themed Grad Party, Hunger Games Dinner Party, and my favorite, my Alice in Wonderland tea party; but ever since moving to NYC my parties have been few and far between. This is partially because of my lack of apartment space and also because my lack of city friends #loneralert. But now being here for a little more than a year now, I have befriended enough party-worthy pals to to help fill my dinner table (hopefully I made a few more at this event), and with this great garden space in my apartment building, I definitely see more diner parties in my future.
This mimosas and macarons event was an great baby step into hostessing again - especially for a gal on a budget (and in NYC, who isn't!?) I picked up champagne, orange juice and macarons from Trader Joes -- they were amazing, bite sized and only $5 for 12! I popped by Party City for cute plates, printed napkins and plastic champagne glasses which I decorated with gold polka dot stickers! The rest I pulled from my apartment decor, including a gold tray from my Kate Spade days, polka dot plates, golden chargers, striped J.crew jewelry trays (they are on sale for $12!!!) a Jonathan Adler dish and more! Plus Studio Mucci was kind enough to send me this darling garland that served as the perfect finishing touch and a must have for any pretty party -- shop it here!
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(not pictured) Taylor Morgan Designs
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