So we had another EAT DRINK CREATE party here in Denver two weeks ago! Erin & I have been especially excited about this one because it was outside in a beautiful park setting. Let me tell you something. If you live in Denver, you just can’t count on the weather. We planned and planned and planned this event for months. I checked the weather 10 times a day for the 10 days leading up to the event. Clear skies. Clear skies. Clear skies. And then you wanna know how it all went down? Three hours before the event, the forecast changed to freak thunderstorms. FREAK! We made up our mind and said we are putting this on rain or shine. We went to the park and started setting up. Crazy, crazy wind showed up, but didn’t bring the rain with him. Hallelujah. It was super windy, but I’ll take it! Do you know what this kind of stress does to a prego gal?!?! I felt weathered. (pun intended)
Anyways, this was so fun to put on. I’ve been so stoked because we went with a picnic-y theme. Pulled out all the stops including gingham, lemonade, pie, and embroidery. Full on American picnic, you guys! The amazing Nicole of Petit Soul Photography captured the evening perfectly! And to see even more photos and tweets, check out the hashtag #eatdrinkcreate on Instagram & Twitter!
The sweet folks at Humble Pie provided the main dessert: the world’s greatest pie! I mean that. There was apple cheddar. There was strawberry rhubarb. There was cherry. My fave part is always the crust. Give me shortening and flour anyday! If you are ever in Denver visiting (me!!!!), I strongly urge you to stop by Humble Pie. You can’t stop at a slice. You just can’t.
We packaged the slices in individual pie boxes (I’ll share a tutorial very soon!), and wrapped them with love with twine and a wooden fork. HUGE thank you to Erin,Katie, and Annabelle (and her husband Cory!) for helping us get the pies and everything else set up! We love helpers! Love ’em!
To keep things simple, we served some deliciously enormous cherries to our guests.
No picnic is complete without lemonade. Pink lemonade! Yellow lemonade! For everyone!
Bump shot. You are welcome.
These events are so much fun because we like to provide a little project/craft to everyone who comes along. We partnered with the gals at October Ink and had them design a little cherry graphic for us. The crafty ladies behind Fancy Tiger Crafts provided mini embroidery kits to each guest. Each kit was complete with the hoop, the thread, the fabric, and fun!
As always, we are so grateful to the companies that partner with us to help make these events possible. We also worked with local boutique, Common Threads, to make this event happen. We love love LOVE their shops. One in Denver and one in Boulder! Stop by and take a peek around. All sorts of cute stuff that you can wear to a picnic or to a holiday party! Yowza! They also offer creative classes to help you get your craft on!
We tossed blankets all over the park to make a comfy place for peeps to sit and socialize.
Halfway through the party, the crafty troops at Whimseybox – they just moved to Boulder! – raffled off three different boxes filled with different crafts! So generous. I was really jealous because I’m in love with Whimseybox and didn’t want to let the boxes go!
See that adorable banner?!? The folks at Minted provided some fancy schmancy party decor that fit our setting PERFECTLY! It also made an adorable photo backdrop for friends to take pics with.
Even babies traveled to embroider with us!
I absolutely love meeting all sorts of creative folks. I also get really blown away by how amazingly dressed everyone is. Someone. Please. Come and dress me.
I always love sharing the recaps of these events because Annabelle of Evergreen Lane Productions creates these amazing videos of the events! This one might be my new fave. It’s the song. It’s totally the song. Check it out!
Eat Drink Create – Summer from Annabelle Mintz on Vimeo.
We are so, so grateful to everyone who came out to the party! I’m so glad you braved the wind with us and that y’all had a good time! We are already starting to plan the holiday party, so get ready. The biggest thank you to these folks. We couldn’t have pulled this off without them! Stalk them. Do it.
+ Common Threads
+ Evergreen Lane Productions
+ Fancy Tiger Crafts
+ The Humble Pie Store
+ October Ink
+ Petit Soul Photography
+ Sarah Fritzler Design
I love partnering with Erin to throw these lil’ shindigs. To see her recap, click here!
Photos by Petit Soul Photography; video by Evergreen Lane Productions; Eat Drink Create logo bySarah Fritzler.
Kelly @ Studio DIY says
This looks like such a great event, Lex! I am oh so very jealous I couldn’t come (Darn geography!). Awesome job!!!
Thanks, Kel! It was so fun to do! My fave part is getting the pictures and video back. Every. Time. Now come on out here!
Rachel | 52 Weeks Project says
How cute is that mini embroidered cherry?! Also, what a fun event. Perhaps you’ll take it on the road and come to SF?
Thanks, dear! It was a blast to put on. We’re hoping to grow next year and have chapters in other cities! It’s a total process! 🙂
Katy @ All Sorts of Pretty says
Oooh, my! What fun!!! I wish there was an Eat, Drink, Create event in Atlanta! Maybe someone can make that happen… Congrats, looks like you guys had a very special event!
Thanks, Katy! We’re working on it! We’ve got it all trademarked and are planning chapters in different cities! We want this to grow! 🙂 And we want you there! 🙂
Hi Lexy! This event looks amazing!! The pie looks delicious (I’ve been to Humble Pie more times than one person should be allowed) and the crafts are too cute (it even looks like something I could do, and I’m not exactly talented when it comes to needlepoint- is that what it’s called). As a fellow Denverite (by way of Brooklyn) I know what you mean about the weather. We had planned a wonderful party picnic for our son’s 2nd birthday at jazz in City Park. The skies started looking pretty ominous and broadcasters were reporting unusually strong thunderstorms (maybe our events were held on the same day). We pulled the plug on the park get-together and relocated (with almost 35 people) to our home, which isn’t too far away. And wouldn’t you know, after the winds passed, the skies turned blue and it was one of the most magnificent afternoons ever. So we learned a lesson: wait a few minutes and the weather will go back to being perfect! That said we had a wonderful time.
Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and feel good!
Batya!!!!! We seriously must have thrown our parties on the exact same day! We will most definitely need to be getting together now that I know you’re out here! I’m so glad we can bond over the crazy weather that surrounds us daily! Sun. Rain. Shine. Wind. Crazyness!