Monday, November 9, 2009

AFD-Hosted Holiday Boutique!

This last Saturday I hosted a multi-vendor Holiday boutique in my home!  Originally I'd planned on just hosting, not selling...but then decided I might as well put some pieces out, so I put in a big supply order a few weeks ago only to have EVERYTHING be on back-order until today.  Oh well!  I still had a ton of fun hosting!

I used my kitchen chalkboard to put the drink menu on:

1. Mint-Infused water with raspberries 2. Heather's Vanilla spiced cider - both were a BIG hit!!

The grub!  1. Cranberry meatballs (another huge hit!) 2. a big spread of appetizers

The sweets!  1. Blueberry Sour Cream cake 2. Assorted cookies, cakes, brownies and peppermint bark

There were six awesome vendors!!  I loved everything each of them had to offer!!

Beautiful stationary from Carde Blanche.  I'm dying to use one of my new cards....who needs a letter? ; )

Amy Schwab Designs had the most gorgeous belts (Leila has a custom one coming her way!) cosmetic bags, and headbands!

Bling for Bella (Leila's favorite!) offered up tons of adorable hair accessories for little girls!  If you're in the Bay Area you can find her goodies at The Berry Patch in downtown Pleasanton

Lisa brought things from Quartz Mountain Candle Shack, Wine Wicks and Soap Scrubbies!  My house smelled amazing!

Paula Walsh of Paula Walsh Photography came with her amazing photography samples, as well as some of her retail goods!

Heather of Handmade by Heather came with her gorgeous hand-made signs, children's clothing and scarves! She's amazing, and made the Thankful sign, which you'll see soon in a post, as well as a gorgeous silhouette of Leila that I'll be sharing later!  {Actually - you can see it peeking out in the picture of Carde Blanche's things!}

I had so much fun hosting, and hope to make this an annual event!!  Thank you so much to all of the vendors who participated, and everyone who came out to shop, and have a good time!!  Special thanks to my mom for helping me pull this whole thing together!!


Shana said...

WOW! Would it be possible for you to e-mail me and tell me how you organized this? I have several mommy friends that create things (tutus and such) and I'm wracking my brain on how to pull all of us together in a group as a business. This may be a great start!
Shana btrfly916 AT Gmail DOT com

Gina said...

I would have broken the bank...and gained a few pounds at that party! :)

Heather @ Glitter and Gloss said...

Shana- I just tried emailing you but it said the address didn't work. Go ahead and email me (angelfacedesigns AT gmail DOT com) and I'll reply to that.

Heather : )

janessa said...

Looks like it was a roaring success! Congratulations! I'm bummed I missed it :(

mel @ the larson lingo said...

looked like fun! sorry I couldn't make it! Let me know if you do it again next year, I would love to come!

the thorntons said...

Looks like a great time! Sorry I missed it!

Teri said...

It was alot of fun sweetheart. I think you have started a new tradition. You just need to have your jewelry as well next time. You are so very welcome. I am always happy to help out my girl. I'm glad you had a fantastic turn out as well. Now it's time rest a bit. Love, Mom

Tara said...

it was so fun! thank you for inviting me! you are a wonderful hostess! everything was just perfect!

the vendors were so fab! you have so many talented and crafty friends! i walked away wishing i was crafty in SOMETHING. :(

anyway, i could have spent a fortune! i am particularly in love with those belts!

and can i have the recipe for that cider?! it was AMAZING. i could have drank that whole crock pot full.

Dolce Baci said...

Everything looks fabulous! Glad to hear your Boutique was a great success! Hopefully next year I can make it!

Erica said...

Everything looks fabulous!! So glad it was successful and thanks for listing everyone because they are going to be added to my Xmas wish list. ;)

SAM said...

This is so awesome! You are such a star for putting this all together. So bummed to have missed it! Maybe we'll be in town for it next year.


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