Happy New Year, Beauties! It’s officially 2015 and I hope you celebrated in style with the ones you love. Here at Sleepless in Sequins, we threw a New Year’s Eve bash at our home. It was a spontaneous party, that we decided upon just two days before NYE! I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I wanted a themed party with a color scheme, an abundance of flowers, crystal cocktail glasses, the perfect hors d’ouvres, plated on lovely serving pieces and…well, you get the point. I want everything perfect. Always. I spend hours on Pinterest (check out my inspiration boards here) at 2am searching for party planning inspiration. This is the exact reason that entertaining people always overwhelmed me. I love being creative, but the entire production of a party always seemed to be too much for me to handle. If you know me personally, you know that I am by no means a domestic diva. My cooking skills aren’t quite up to par. I’m not kidding…I can burn toast. Therefore, I leave the culinary creations up to the superstar chef of the house, and Sleepless in Sequins photog, Grant. On a side note, I’m great at chopping vegetables and I can make a mean salad.
This past weekend I hosted a Fashion Blogger Summer Picnic in the park. The weather was perfect, and we had a fabulous group of fashion bloggers in attendance, including Cara Kovacs, Leslie Marin, Aishley Tromp, Kathleen Osborne, and Blair Agostinelli.
The girls each brought munchies to snack on for our picnic. I created a cheese platter, and veggie and fruit platter full of fun, delicious dips. We shared chips, as well as my favorite guacamole. The best treat of the afternoon was our cupcakes by Baked by Melissa. They are small enough to leave you feeling guilt free, and great because you can try a fabulous variety of flavors as well. These bite size cupcakes are adorable and packed with flavor. Our sweet, little cupcakes didn’t last very long, and they were worth each bite.