A few weeks ago, Erin of Art Social and I held our first EAT DRINK CREATE event at West Elm here in Denver. We’ve been planning this event for several months and we were so thrilled to finally let the secret out! I know! There are so many secrets being spilled over here! We wanted an outlet that would bring bloggers and other creatives in the Denver area together. It’s been quiet around here for too long. I’ve met many of the people who attended the event and I wanted some kind of party where they could all meet each other! Erin and I decided that these events were going to happen every quarter and we’re already planning the summer and the fall! It’s gonna be good. ;)
**Make sure you watch the video at the bottom of this post. It captures the party so perfectly! And the music is so fun to dance to. ;)
EAT – There were donut kabobs. There was popcorn. In TWO flavors! Have you ever had Doc’s Popcorn? The kettle corn is to die for. A little salt. A little sweet. My mouth just filled with saliva typing about it! We also had regular butter flavor for those who love movie popcorn. Again, these were mostly accommodating to my taste buds. And I ate (no joke) 5 bags of the stuff before the night was over. I’m unstoppable. I’m a machine!
DRINK – We served Mexican Jarritos in assorted flavors. We attached little tags with our logo stamped on. We also had bottles of water for those who were driving.
CREATE – What. The. Fringe. We gave everyone cute mini lanterns that could be covered with fringe to make pinatas/fringe decor with. There was so much fringe. Everywhere. We had it all pre-cut and my house was filled to the brim with the stuff in the days leading up to the party. Luckily, it got all used up and I didn’t go home with any! Phew. I’m not into fringe storage.
Consumer Crafts was kind enough to donate a goodie bag to each attendee. These things were filled with some serious goods including baker’s twine and washi tape. Two necessities when considering serious crafting. (Huge thanks to Katie of Lemon Jitters for helping us with the hook up and for also donating the cutest little “hello” signs! We couldn’t have done it without you!)
Ban.do also threw in some cute pom pom flowers for everybody. I planned to just keep them all for myself, but about an hour before the party, I grew a conscience. Ack.
Kate Donaldson was our awesome photographer for the evening and she took so many great photos it was hard to pick which ones I wanted to share with you! The girl has a great eye and took a lot of fun photos of our guests!
Look at all the ban.do flowers! I’m coveting all over again… To see more of what’s inside these goodie bags, hop on over to Erin’s recap. They were seriously LOADED with goods.
The dangerously delicious popcorn that I had in my hands all night. Five bags, people! I am beyond happy with our logo for these events. It was designed by the wonderful Sarah Fritzler! We also worked with her on designing the invitation for The Hello Social! The girl’s got game. I mean that.
We all know that strawberry is the BEST flavor of this stuff. Artificially sweet. There’s nothing better in life.
How cute is Erin? And how intense am I?
These lovely ladies had me laughing all night. Their instagram captions were nothing short of hilarious. Go here to check out all the photos on the instagram feed! (#eatdrinkcreate)
The awesome folks at Artifact Uprising gave away a custom Instagram book to one lucky attendee. Congratulations to Tara from Modern Maven for winning that lil’ sucker! Again, I’m so so jealous! Have you heard of Artifact Uprising? They have an amazing aesthetic. If there is a list for who to follow on Instagram, they’re at the top! @artifactuprising
This table looks neater than my house at the moment. Oh boy.
See? The popcorn. It was amazing.
This is cute Jayne. She’s 1/2 of the October Ink equation and we were so happy she could come! She just moved to Denver and we wanted to welcome her properly. With a party, of course!
I can’t thank West Elm of Cherry Creek enough. Those folks love to party and we had a lot of fun working with them! PLUS – the store looked amazing and it was hard not to spend all the money that I don’t really have. Did you know that West Elm has a blog and that it’s filled with loads of useful decoration information?
These two make me want to chop my hair off and dress really chic and stylish. I envy them and their coolness.
A few of the gals (Emily from A Denver Home Companion, Sarah from Sarah Ann Noel, and Tara from Modern Maven) waiting for a photo op! It was so fun to have everyone together. Together and eating.
Erin is a total dreamboat to work with. I couldn’t have picked a better partner for these events. She’s creative. She’s cute. And she’s oh-so-friendly. I can’t wait to start spilling the beans for the summer event! If you are in the Denver area, we want you there! It’s going to be big!
I’m so grateful to everyone who came! We had a blast getting to know you better and can’t wait to see you this Summer! Woo!
We also had Annabelle Mintz from Evergreen Lane Productions hanging around catching some vids for us. This is by far the funnest video I’ve ever seen. Maybe I’m biased, but it’s cute. The music is super chipper. I dare you to watch it! It’s a quick little snippet that gives more insight into the fun we had at the first EAT DRINK CREATE!
Eat Drink Create – Spring from Annabelle Mintz on Vimeo.
A huge thank you to all those who contributed:
+ Consumer Crafts
+ Kate Donaldson
+ West Elm
+ Sarah Fritzler
+ Lemon Jitters
+ Annabelle Mintz
+ Artifact Uprising
photo cred: all photos by Kate Donaldson Photo