As bloggers, we follow other bloggers on Instagram, we visit their blog for inspirations and every once in a while we run into them at a mutual event. Let’s face it, in this competitive and increasingly saturated bloggersphere, bloggers are sometimes “frienemies” versus a comrade. When Lisa from Pretty Little Shoppers mentioned that she wanted to host a Blogger Movie Night at her house to get some local LA bloggers and influencers together, I jumped at the wonderful idea. I met Lisa and our other co-host Kali of In Spades Blog a year ago at Simply Stylist LA, we quickly became blogger friends on and off the social media platforms.
For our Blogger Movie Night, we invited a group of very interesting and diverse LA bloggers, actress and influencers who is interested in making more friends and putting the faces behind the Instagram handle. And of course, true to blogger fashion, we have sponsored champagne and wine bar sponsored by Stella Rosa and Diama Rose, delicious and healthy food catered by Lemonade LA who also provided their signature giant macarons for the dessert bar. BloomNation helped me find a local florist Playa Flowers who not only did all of the floral arrangement decors for the evening, but also generously provided each attendee with a succulents in a beautiful pot (gold, white or mixed) for our goodie bag! Those succulents were such a big hit, everyone was picking their favorite one before they left the party as if picking out their engagement rings. Hey, I wouldn’t blame them, what bona fide blogger doesn’t use a succulent or two for their #Flatlays??
We had a lavish dessert and candy bar set up with some classic movie candies and healthy popcorn alternatives from Lesser Evil, that is organic, non-GMO and transfat free and Lisa made delicious gluten free cookies for everyone to enjoy. I seriously cannot remember how much I have eaten that evening, but I sure had multiple servings of foods, drinks, sparkling and more desserts than I should have. I mean the next day I did both hot yoga AND walked 3 miles incline to work off all the calories.
As guests mingled and enjoyed the food, everyone seems to be having genuine, engaging conversations where they shared their blogging journey, personal life, tips and hardships and of course how much WORK it takes to be a blogger. I am so touched by all of the positive energy flowing in the room, all of the conversations were so interesting because we can all benefit from learning from each other. I am so happy that many bloggers made friends that evening, exchanged contact info to hang out after the event has ended. We also had a photo booth set up for everyone to take silly selfies and these are some of the fun moments captured.
Before we end the evening, each guest was given a goodie bag filled with SockerBit candies, Lesser Evil popcorn, Lemonade signature cookie, and mini bottle of Diama Rose to keep the party spirit going. Of course, everyone took home their favorite Succulent from Playa Flowers. This event was such a success and I really enjoyed hosting the Blogger Movie Night and my co-host and I are already concocting more events and gatherings. If you are a fellow LA blogger and influencer, please send me a DM and I would love to invite you to our future festivities.
~ xo Sheree