CHARITY EVENT: UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY PART 1Monday, January 02, 2017
After the election, I was pretty devastated by the results. The state of the country has been so negative and I tried to find a way to bring some positive into the world. A lot of the discussion around the election was on the status of refugees, and if they should or should not be allowed into the United States. It's very easy for people here in the U.S. to say "no refugees" when they're country isn't currently being devastated by war. What if it was us, and we needed somewhere to go for safety? Would you want all the other countries to close their doors to us? I am pro-refugees. I feel that everyone deserves a safe place to live without the threat of violence, and if the US can provide shelter for these people, than we should do it!
I recently learned that Houston is the number one city in the US for refugees. My friend works for a local non-profit, called The Community Cloth that helps women refugees in Houston find a source of income. I first blogged about The Community Cloth here when they were featured at The Mommie Series event. I was very impressed by their mission, and last minute I decided to throw a party to benefit the charity. The theme for my party was Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. I had a very short amount of time to throw the party together. I had to find a venue, food and alcohol sponsors, service sponsors, swag bag and raffle item sponsors. I found my venue 2 weeks before the event. I had an event at Haiku Home to learn about the brand, and I not only learned about the brand, but I also fell in love with the venue. They ladies at Haiku Home were kind enough to let me host my event there.
The event was held, December 16th from 6 - 9 pm. I arrived a few hours early to set-up. My good friend Tabitha arrived early to help me set-up as well! I had way more stuff to set-up than I thought! Haiku Home was gracious enough to sponsor the alcohol for the event as well as the venue through Elite Events by Michelle. Michelle was nice enough to bring extra linens for the high-top tables! I'm so thankful for everyone that gave up their time and services to help with this event. I asked my friend Brittany Bly of Pop Shop America to do a DIY for the event. She set-up a station to do hand-made ornaments. I didn't have enough time to make one myself, throughout the evening, but I saw the ones that other people were making, and they were so cute! My hairstylist and friend, Amburlee Price volunteered to do Makeup touch ups for my guests. The Makeup station looked like it was amazing. I again did not have time to have my makeup touched up, but everyone looked fabulous. Check out some of the photos from the event below that were taken by Leena Vuor at Explore & Adore. For all of the photos you can visit my Facebook page.
EVENT SPONSORSI definitely wanted to take a moment in this post to say thank you to all of my sponsors. I would not have been able to pull this event off without the help of all of my sponsors!
THE CHARITY - THE COMMUNITY CLOTH
|The social media intern at The Community Cloth asked to interview me at the event on why I decided to do this event and why I chose The Community Cloth.|
D.I.Y. - POP SHOP AMERICA
MAKEUP STATION - BEAUTY BY AMBURLEE
THE VENUE - HAIKU HOME BY BIG ASS SOLUTIONS
|Posing with the lovely ladies from Haiku Home by Big Ass Solutions and Elite Events! Could not have done this event without them!|