Wednesday, December 4, 2013

PNW Blogger Holiday Party 2013

A little more than a month ago, I attended the Pacific NorthWest Blogger Holiday Party. It was hosted by the amazing ladies of The Paper Mama, Just Love.ly, and A Well Crafted Party. This is the third one of these events I've been to, and it was fun catching up with some of the amazing ladies I've met in the past. As usual, everything was amazing, from the event space (Union/Pine) to the decor and everything available to eat and drink.
PNW Blogger Holiday Party 2013

If you're new to blogging, or new to the more social side of blogging, this is a great way to get your feet wet. I'm just awful in social situations, but even I enjoy these meetups. These events are always packed, but there's still plenty of opportunity to network - no matter what type of blogger you consider yourself to be. 
PNW Blogger Holiday Party 2013

And who can say no to all these yummy treats? This year's holiday party was scheduled a bit earlier than others, with a brunch buffet including fresh bagels, fresh fruit and veggies, and lots of other goodies including donuts and granola bars. 
PNW Blogger Holiday Party 2013
even the eggs dressed up!

PNW Blogger Holiday Party 2013

PNW Blogger Holiday Party 2013

And this time around, there was even a crafting area!
PNW Blogger Holiday Party 2013
I love crafting, but this time around I opted to stand on the sidelines and enjoy everyone else's creativity. Crafting was led by Lia Griffith and Fabric Depot.
PNW Blogger Holiday Party 2013

And the swag was awesome. 
PNW Holiday Party Swag 2013
Okay... the little girl with the messy hair didn't come in the swag bag, but those awesome glasses were from the Sunglass Warehouse. My kids were fighting over them from the moment they first laid eyes on them. Seriously. My hipster babies. They're also still fighting over the Land of Nod craft kit G & I have been working on (yes, we take a month to finish our crafts).

Huge shoutout and thank you to all the sponsors of the event! 

Bar – 7th Chamber
Dessert Table – Pinhole Press
Craft Corner – Fabric Depot & Lia Griffith
Brunch Table - 
Black Rock Coffee * Franz Bakery * Kind Snacks * Rawdacious Desserts * Sparkling Ice
Photobooth – Well Yoked
Event Photos - Motormouth Studios

If you blog and you haven't been to an event like this, I would highly recommend it. If you don't have a group like this within a reasonable distance - maybe you should start one of your own! I'd love to hear about your experiences getting together with other bloggers! 

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