Monday, August 16, 2010

White Party + Giveaway

A few years ago I was dumped by my boyfriend 2 days before my birthday. It was no good. No good at all. All of my girlfriends came to town, and we went out to celebrate my birthday. I wore big sunglasses. Like REALLY BIG sunglasses. I cried the entire time. Each time I would pull it together, someone would come up and say "T, I just heard...I'm so sorry". And the tears would start again.

It wasn't really that I loved him that much. It was more that I was mad at myself. Mad for spending 3 years (off and on) with this person. This person who I never thought I was going to marry. This person who never deserved me.

Great way to spend your birthday....ticked off at yourself.

Since my birthday wasn't much of a party, I decided that I wanted to host a celebration of sorts at my home later in the summer. And this was the birth of the White Party.

This year The White Party will be taking place on Saturday, September 4th. I host the party each year during Labor Day weekend. The invitation says:

You are cordially invited to this year's White Party - an end of the summer celebration!
Cocktails and beer will be provided, as will light appetizers. Beer Pong and Flip Cup late night are a given.
This is your last chance to sport your white make the most of it!

In honor of this annual event I have decided to host an online White Party!! You are all invited, of course, and I will also be hosting a giveaway in conjunction with the White Party.

A few photos to get you in the right mindset!

So, here are the deets:

The online White Party will take place on Monday, August 30th, 2010. The idea is that you will link to my blog, with my linkie tool (to be added that day), and show us your very own White Party. The online White Party will also kick off the giveaway!!

The giveaway will be open to enter Monday, August 30th, 2010 through Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 12 midnight EST.

What will I be giving away? More on that later :)



AtlYankeeBelle said...

ok im confused, are we suppose to host our own white party then post photos of it? or just post photos of white things?

Kim Reese said...

How cute!!!

Ann said...

sounds like fun

Sunshine and Summertime said...

A white party....what a great idea!

Julie Leah said...

I wanna play!! But I'm with AtlYankee Belle, are we just posting white photos?? Or having a party of our own?

This is going to be fuuuuun!!!


SASS said...

Poor you! I hate that feeling. I'm mad at myself more than anyone, most times.
Crisp, white dresses and gardenias in your hair would cheer up anyone! That what I plan to wear on Monday! Love this idea, T :)
Lemons into lemonade. My kinda girl!

Dee Stephens said...

I broke up with my ex boyfriend a few days before my 31st bday and we had been together for 3 1/2 years!
I too, had my friends around me, and was PISSED at myself as well!!
Need a reminder for the white party. Sounds like fun ;)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

How fun! I'll be there. :)

MCW said...

I am going to start working on this!
Bumpkin would have loved this challenge :)

Jess said...

Sorry to hear about the ex, but on a more positive note - this is an awesome and totally cute idea!! Can't wait to see how it all plays out!

Diana Chiew said...

Hope to be able to join your online white party. It sounds interesting.

love jenny xoxo said...

fun!! I have always wanted to go to one of these parties! Our dogs would fit in perfectly too!

Charlie is a really fast learner when it come to tricks, but Sawyer (my other maltese) is a very slow learner. He can sit, and he's been working on lay for about 6 months and just about has it :)

Bronwen said...

a) Love the idea! I'm in!
b) I would be a mess at a white party because I spill all over myself
and c) If I could I would come to your party and play on your flip cup team. I am unbeatable! :)

Unknown said...

Oooh sounds like fun! Can't wait to join your online white party! :)
xoxo- Vy

Love Cocktails and puppydog tails! said...

Ooohh!!! sounds like fun! where/how do I join the party?