Last night, I hosted a Premier Desgins Jewelry party benifiting XA’s Summer Expedition Trip!
A group of students from UC Davis Chi Alpha is traveling to a far away land to do kids camps, love people, and share some Good News. My fabulous friend Erica from church is an independent consultant and offered to donate a portion of the proceeds to the trip! If you feel so moved, you can give to the trip here. Put “Summer Expedition” in the subject.
It was a fun night full of bling & treats. Now, I’m not a cool Mom blogger but I was pretty proud of the way everything came together. Someone even said “What- did you pull all this stuff off of Pinterest?” Ha- No…just my brain, Google, and a tight budget. Here’s the break down:
“Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” -Christian Aguilara (yes, she has a version)
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” – Cindy Lauper
“Chain Hang Low”- Jibbs
“Diamonds Are Forever”- Kanye West
“Bling Bling” – Juvinile & Lil Wayne
“Grillz” – Nelly
“Flashdance- What a Feeling” – Irene Cara
+Some Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, & Jewel for good measure. (Get it? Jewel? Hahah)
These were kept pretty minimal to let the jewelry shine. I made a few buntings out of magazine pages…to kind of go with a “Fashion” theme…and because it was free. Ha!
Creating the table of food felt pretty “mom blogger” of me. After viewing so many HWTM party posts, I figured I could pull something off. The runner is a scarf of mine and the other items are just from my room. I flipped a bowl over and put another bowl on top to add some height. I did this with a stack of books too. Fun!
French Bread & Butter
The taco cups were just Tostido’s Scoops with a spoon full of black beans, salsa, and then a slice of avocado on top. Super easy. I had high hopes of making my own tortilla cups…but that just didn’t happen. These worked out fine!
The dessert pizza was sugar cookie dough baked as 1 huge cookie with (canned) cream cheese frosting & sliced strawberries on top. It looked good & tasted great.
People got to model the jewelry and it was pretty fun!
Erica taught us things like:
*The 5 “S”‘s: Don’t Sleep, Shower, Sweat, Swim, or…Something else I forgot in your jewelry! I fail at all of the S’s. I should get better.
*Wearing bracelets takes the focus off your mid section and makes you look 5lbs slimmer!
*Earrings should be the last piece of jewelry you put on after your hairspray/perfume (maybe Spray is the 5th S?)
I also got to give out “Diva Dollars” to any one who was acting like a Diva. Obviously I was being obnoxious with them the whole time.
OH and I got like $76 worth of free jewelry for hosting the party- that was my 2nd fav part…besides giving some $$ to the team! All in all, the night went better than I expected and I think everyone had fun!
My fave little diva.