BlogLove™ Minnesota

DSC_0279One of our favorite parts of throwing a party, is creating atmosphere.  We love to brainstorm a theme, create decor that reflects that theme, develop a menu and of course, come up with inspiring gifts for our guests!  BlogLove Minnesota™ is tonight and this party is no different than any other!!!  When Camille en Rouge offered up her antique store and we knew that delicious croissants were just around the corner at Edelweiss Bakery, a European Marketplace theme was the perfect title for our event!


We told Devon the theme and he brainstormed a menu.  He will be serving one of our favorite salads that he created.  The dressing is made with Greek yogurt and lime…we’d tell you more, but that will ruin the surprise.  We then thought about tablescaping.  And quickly decided that an antique store was tablescape enough!


Maybe we’ll bring in a few cut flowers from Chris Ann’s garden and some tea lights, but in some situations, less is more!  We will have sparkling water and French wine.  Because we like our BlogLove events to be experiential, we have Aveda coming and doing hand massages for all of our guests!  Don’t all European women have soft hands when shopping at the market?  We have a few stories lined up so our guests will get to know each other and then there’s the swag….bags…


For this event, we kind of went a little crazy!  It started with a custom designed bag.  We had an idea and our friend Kelli at Kelli Lea Designs took the idea and ran with it!  Kelli just started a seamstress business and was exploding with creativity!





Then, Chris Ann got on a roll with a few boutiques she loves and it didn’t take long for her infectious excitement to wear off on the shop owners!  Kristin brought pounds of our new LoveFeast Brew, so everyone will have a sample of what good juice is to come!  And The Vintage Pearl, made BlogLove necklaces for each of our guests!


We are so excited!  But, we must run because we still have dessert to make, bags to stuff and a tent to set up!!!


We can’t wait to meet each and everyone of you who are coming!!   And, we are already planning the next BlogLove event for those of you who couldn’t make it!  See you tonight!  Chris Ann & Kristin


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