Summer Ladies Luncheon 2012 was a success!
Last weekend, I hosted 25 of my closest girlfriends for my annual summer shindig – an event conceived in 2010 when I realized that entire seasons were passing without my friends and I taking time to stop and enjoy each other’s company or have minute to ourselves. Between our work-a-holic and supermama personalities, not a moment was left during the summer to sloooow down, put on a pretty dress and have a good laugh with the girls. I decided to change that.
This year’s event was extra special thanks to Tide Coldwater who sponsored the Luncheon. I usually use my Ladies Luncheon as an excuse to try out all of the recipes that I collect, but I graciously welcomed the opportunity to move the event from my cozy patio to the lovely Seasons 52 Fresh Grill.
I decorated our private dining room with fresh gardenias in the bright blue water bottles provided by Tide Coldwater and displayed handy dandy facts about the product in silver frames down the middle of the table. Delightfully smelling favors from Lush Cosmetics, wrapped in brightly colored scarves were a nice touch (and, apparently, a nice surprise!).
At the last minute, I decided to invite a henna tattoo artist to glam the ladies up and I’m so glad that I did! It made for a fun afternoon of great food and conversation.
The conversation bounced from summer plans to reality TV (of course) to childbirth stories (naturally) to business ventures to heartthrobs. Right before we dug into dessert, I shared some facts about Tide Coldwater and was pleasantly surprised to learn that several of my friends were already hip to the game! The ones who weren’t were intrigued at the promise of saving money and conserving energy, and were looking forward to giving it a try.
Judging by the excited texts and touching thank you notes I’ve been receiving, a great time was had by all…I’m already plotting next year’s!
This is the final post in a 3-part series sponsored by Tide Coldwater. A huge thanks to Tide for making this fabulous event possible!