I love to throw parties, so having my new site up and running was a great excuse to throw my first blogger party!
Smitholator Cookie Shop in downtown Mesa is a favorite spot for the girls and I to have a pick-me-up when we’re downtown. So I thought it would be a great fit for the party. The owner, Heather, was kind enough to host us last week for cookie decorating and more. We had a great time filled with lots of laughter!
I started out with a bingo icebreaker as guests were arriving. I filled in the squares with something I knew about each person set to attend, and it was fun finding out what things people had in common with each other.
We had a few things to nosh on, including empanadas courtesy of Republica Empanada (which I can’t stop dreaming about), and a DIY Italian Soda Bar. After eating and mingling, we got to work on decorating holiday cookies. It was fun catching up with everyone, and seeing how everyone decorated their cookies differently!
I’ve really enjoyed getting to meet new people through various blogger events and making friends in the blogging community. It’s great to have people to ask questions and bounce ideas off of. And it’s also great when we can take a break and just enjoy each other’s company!
I can’t thank Heather and the rest of her team at Smitholator enough for hosting us, and for Bre of The Sentimental Mama for all of the terrific photos!
I’d also like to give a huge thank you to our swag and raffle prize sponsors as well! These are all businesses I love and I was so excited to have them participate.
Of course, I wish I could have had all of you come out and join the fun. But, since I was unable to, you can still get some of the goodies! For those of you who are local – I still had some swag bags leftover. I left four each at Smitholator and Fluffit, so the first four people to show up to each of those businesses on Friday, Dec. 16, and say “Momma Tammy” will receive one of the bags! (If you snag one, please tag me in a photo – I’d love to see!)
AND, for anyone, Bumkins is offering a special discount of 20 percent off an order from bumkins.com through Dec. 31, 2016. Use code tmkg20 at checkout to receive the discount! (One time use only, not to be combined with other orders.)