August 14, 2011

Social Soiree Recap


This is what my hotel room looked like the first nite for BlogHer. And you can’t see that the closet is full of pink tote bags – 150 pink tote bags! It got worse before it got better! All of these boxes and bags were for Social Soiree. If you’re tired of reading about Social Soiree, then you’ll just have to start blogging so you can attend next year! It really was a blast!

That craziness turned in to this sea of swag-filled bags that were transported over the The New Children’s Museum in beautiful and sunny San Diego.

What was created in a Skype chat room with 10 women turned in to one of the most talked about private events at the conference.

The goal was to find a way to connect people with brands to help them establish relationships to grow their blogs. And I think we accomplished that, and more. So much so that we’re crazy enough to say we’ll do it again next year when Blogher heads back to New York City. At least I won’t have to drive nearly all the swag to the hotel. I’ll let my frugalistas share in that fun!

But the event couldn’t have happend without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. You’ve met all of them over the past few weeks. But I will be highlighting them over the next few days too. If it weren’t for the generous support of Whole Foods and Wine Twits the event would have been lacking. For a good party you need food and wine! And we had plenty of both.

And to prove we all got dressed up and didn’t just keep all the swag to ourselves, I introduce you to my fellow Frugalistas who truly were the Social Soiree Hostesses with the Mostess.

from left to right: Tamona, Alecia, Renae, Karen, Me, KellyKristin, AnnAlli and Dian


Disclosure: Whole Foods and WineTwits sponsored Social Soiree. I received no compensation. As a hostess of the event I did agree to tell you about them. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



Morgan {The818} August 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

Was so sad I got stuck on a boat for this one. Loved getting to know you. <3

Sara August 14, 2011 at 11:19 am

Morgan, one of the highlights of my BlogHer experience was meeting and getting to know you. And now I feel like singing “I’m on a boat” and I blame you!

<3 to you too,

Ann August 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

Ok I am cracking up… Sara you are too much.

And yes, Alecia and I will be the sherpas for Social Soiree pre-BlogHer ’12. We promise.

Hmmm as an attorney, would you say my promising on her behalf will hold up with the Frugalistas?

Sara August 14, 2011 at 11:21 am

Ann, with a Klout as high as yours your influence of Alecia is a given. As for the rest of us, we just agree with you. Therefore, SherpAlecia it is!

So happy we pulled off Social Soiree with such flair!


Toni August 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

What a wonderful event! You gals all did such a great job 🙂 Thank you so much for having me!!

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