search for your awesome party: minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis
Well what could you possibly expect from me at this point? That there would be a couch and palm frond and I WOULD NOT DO THIS?

Here we are! Party #5 of the “Search for Your Awesome” tour! Showing you how we got doooooooown in Minneapolis. So at this point I had been traveling for a week, been lost in SO MANY different cities, and had worked my tail off setting up, speaking at, and taking down a lot of parties. 5 to be exact. That’s a lot for one woman ok? Just returning a rental car is emotionally draining in my book. Yes, I’m a wimp.

Needless to say I was kind of tired and feeling ANYTHING but awesome leading up to this party. In fact there was a FREAKING Volleyball tournament of America in the city with the Mall of America, and because some things got mixed up I couldn’t get a hotel room, or a car or anything. Eric and I called 60 hotels trying to find me somewhere to stay. I ended up staying SO far away I HAD to get a car, which led to an episode of me sobbing hysterically at the airport, and me deciding to spend more money than we do on our mortgage in order to get the last rental car in all of Minneapolis. It was kind of the worst, then again, it was a PRETTY PIMP car. I looked fly in it.

What I’m saying is, please please please remember, when you see people LIVING it up, traipsing across the country, and having more fun than you on social media, that there is always a flip side to that coin. And not in a, “Well she’s so skinny, but it’s ok cause she’s a huge jerk” kind of way, like trying to justify other people’s happiness…hahaha (we all do it) but more of a, YES this was an amazing experience, and YES it was fun and glamourous, and YOU BETCHA I lounged on a lot of swanky rental furniture and noshed on the finest catering…but it also required tons of work, sacrifice, and sobbing hysterically in front of strangers (and the videography crew).

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Cue Maddy and Shuana from Confetti Pop! I had never met them, but could not have asked for two more dedicated and enthusiastic hostesses to help boost me up before I headed back to Provo. They spent SO much time and thought on this gorgeous party! We got to learn from their really awesome styling course that they sell here! It was so informative! Maddy brought more props than they have in all of Los Angeles (for people to try their hand at styling) and Shauna worked up one of her famous dessert tables. They are selfless, creative, encouraging souls and it was an honor to help run around sweating and swearing with them to set up this soiree. (Is it apparent with all that alliteration I have a minor in English? I thought so.)

So enjoy this fun video! And then hop through to see pictures of all the glorious details. I LOVE the color scheme, I don’t know if I would have ever thought to go that route! But I mean, I’m convinced now.

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

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Isn’t this just the cutest favor! I only like favors when they are something people would REALLY want! They painted these inexpensive planters to match the party and added the cute signs. This is the best idea for a baby shower or bridal shower and you could make them fit so many themes! Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

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Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

So first we all shoved our faces. We brought in high-boys, or cocktail tables. These are great for events where people will be mingling and might feel akward having to sit still. Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Then we had more of a classroom setting for the styling instruction and me talking about being awesome. Which was really only like 10 minutes of the night. I swear. Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis
Imagine me saying: “Oh I’m Alison…I’m so awesome…I make exaggerated hand movements and dramatic mouth shapes…”

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

And then everyone laughs.

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

After THAT we raided Maddy’s props and used our new knowledge to style some shots! Well they did, I just ran around chatting and having overly intimate conversations about people’s hopes and dreams.

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

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Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

MUHAHAH too much fun.

Awesome party ideas Minneapolis

So needless to say all’s well that ends well! And Minneapolis ended very well! Thank you to everyone who came, helped and to you guys for indulging me as I prattle on about PARTIES.

SOURCES:

Co Hosts: Maddie Hauge @somewheresplendid and Shauna Younge @shaunayounge
Table Styling Class taught by the girls of Confetti Pop
Catering- Chowgirls Killer Catering
Photographer- Geneoh Photography
Florist : Danielle Erickson @studiofleurette
Venue: 514 Studios @514studios
Graphic Designer- Tosha Seeholer @hellotosha
Videographer- Modern Atelier @modern_atelier

 

3 Comments

  1. Alison, this party was amazing, and I wouldn’t want to have thrown it with anyone else. Thanks for including Maddy and I in your Awesome tour. -Shauna

  2. ann

    Who does the music in the awesome party videos? Would love to know! Keep it up – so much fun to see all the awesomeness!! 🙂

    1. HEY! It’s all by my husband! Thank you! he’s at pleasantpicturesmusic.com

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