Week of PIN-spiration {Cookie Exchange}

It’s the most festive time of the year, and what says Christmas than a cookie exchange?(except maybe Santa..ornaments..Elf..presents..but you get the point). I’ll be attending one next week and while browsing Pinterest for recipes, I became inspired by all the creative touches you can add to a cookie exchange party.

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Clockwise from left: Cookie Exchange printables,  Cookie Exchange packaging station; Choosing your cookies to bake; Hostess gift
cookie exchangeAbove, a little savory and sweet desserts from Lola Pearl Bake Shoppe!

Stay inspired,

Erin

Third Annual Teal Carpet Affair Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Third Annual Teal Carpet Affair! The move to a larger venue was fantastic! We’d like to thank Moe’s Southwest Grill for providing dinner, Lola Pearl Bake Shoppe for organizing the dessert table and our amazing photographer, Donald Schwartz.

Curt Rogers & Karina Lopez

ladies dressed in Jimmylee designs

The scene

The beautiful Lindsay Gregg, founder of Lola Pearl Bake Shoppe

Everyone looked amazing!

Teal Carpet Affair Auction

Lola Pearl Bake Shoppe dessert table

New venue at LUX Nightclub

Such a great night!

Our swag bags were generously provided by room, and filled with goodies from City Dining Cards, Pinnacle Vodka, Vitamin Water, and In The Buff Shirts.

For more pictures from the event visit Teal Carpet Affair on Facebook!

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors:

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance | New Era Cap | Moe’s Southwest Grill | LUX Nightclub | room | TT New York | Lola Pearl Bake Shoppe | Block Club | City Dining Cards | In The Buff Shirts | Vitamin Water

THANK YOU all who attend and supported this event. It’s time we shine a new light on a disease that warrants attention!

What to Expect at the Third Annual Teal Carpet Affair

The Third Annual Teal Carpet Affair is around the corner! On September 29th, 7-11pm, join us for a night of cocktails, dinner, and a one of a kind auction! We’ll be hosting the event at a newer, larger venue this year-LUX! Below, we have the answers to some of the most asked questions.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are $30 pre-sale and $40 at the door. You can also email events(at)kcyouthere.com for drop-off service.

What does the price of admission include?

The price of admission includes; top shelf beverages; food catered by Moe’s Southwest Grill; Teal Carpet Affair themed dessert table, hosted by Lola Pearl Bake Shoppe; valet parking (all from 7-11pm) & a room swag bag (limited quantity) filled with items from some of our favorite locations!

Dress attire?

Evening attire recommended. Whether you’re attending with friends or a date, consider this a fun night on the town. Take advantage and strut your stuff down the teal carpet! Check out Karina & Erin on Winging It! Buffalo Style giving shopping tips from local boutiques like Leelee, Anna Grace, and Modern Nostalgia!

Anything extra?

Of course! This is a fundraiser people.,.our goal is not only to raise awareness, but funds for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. We will be hosting an amazing chinese auction. Some of our items feature autographed memorabilia,  Apple products, gift certificates to some of Buffalo’s best restaurants, over-night stays, donations from our favorite celebrities.

Please like the Teal Carpet Affair on facebook! Visit KC You There on facebook for pictures from last year’s event!

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors:

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance | New Era Cap | Moe’s Southwest Grill | LUX Nightclub | room |

TT New York | Lola Pearl Bake Shoppe | Block Club | City Dining Cards | In The Buff Shirts

DIY S’mores Bar | Live Segment on CW’s Winging It! Buffalo Style

There’s nothing KC You There loves more than a good dessert table, as seen on our Easter Entertainment piece for Shecky’s. Erin joined Winging It! Buffalo Style for their camp week and turned the dessert table a little more rustic. View the segment here.

Erin on the set of Winging it!

S’mores Bar

Smore’s bars have been popping up every where this season, especially in rustic weddings. This is a great way to incorporate a little DIY and outdoor fun into your reception. If you’re camping, it’s a great way to “glamp” up your campsite.

What you’ll need:

What you’ll need: S’mores Bar

  • Chocolate bars (classic Hershey’s or Ghiradelli’s filled bars do the trick)
  • Graham crackers (experiment with new flavors like chocolate, found at specialty chocolate shops)
  • Marshmallows (Regular will do, but did you know there’s flavored marshmallows, too? Here’s a DIY recipe)
  • Sliced fruit (I used bananas and strawberries)
  • Candies (Reeses, Heath bars, etc..)
  • Roasting sticks (I used shish kabob sticks, purchased at Wegmans)

In a hurry? Make these chocolate dipped marshmallow pops in a few minutes. Just double boil chocolate in a pan, dip marshmallow using a skewer, let set about 30 seconds, then dip into your toppings of choice! The possibilities are endless. I used coconut, peanuts, and sprinkles.

It’s all in the details

Give your guests a take home treat with personalized s’more jars

The finishing touches are all in the detail. Add depth to your dessert table by adding textures and different heights using risers. I used tree trunks and a cigar box. Create centerpieces or nameplates with something guests can take home, like s’mores in a mason jar. A burlap runner or tablecloth can instantly create a rustic feel.

Check out live segment on CW’s Winging It! Buffalo Style here.

Glamp on!

Erin

Social Media Day 2012: Recap

On Saturday, June 30th, Social Media Day was celebrated worldwide. Here in Buffalo we celebrated in style at the Statler City Lobby Bar. It became official when the Social Media Club of Buffalo received the proclamation of Social Media Day from the city of Buffalo! Read more about it on Mashable.

Despite what you might think (and the picture below implies..) we were not buried in our phones all night. There were plenty of networking tweets on the AT&T Twitter Wall (e.g. “find someone who likes seafood and introduce them to someone who watches Mad Men”), tables where local business’ showcased their social media savviness, and plenty of libations to get the evening going!

AT&T Twitter Wall

Social Media Club of Buffalo committee members | Photo by @marcjamesdos

Social media themed pint glasses courtesy of Cypress North

Call us, maybe?

The social media gods were smiling down on us as Instagram was restored during the event! Instagram was part of the Social Challenge, where guests had to tweet using a trending hashtag, review a local business on Yelp, tell what social media means to them on the SMCBuffalo Facebook page, take a pic of a local landmark on Instagram, and check into the event. The grand prize winner won an overnight stay at the Mansion on Delaware and gift card to Oliver’s (congrats, Tiffany Tcheng!).

Task 4: Social Challenge: Take a pic of a Buffalo landmark (@you_and_who)

Social media themed rice krispies from Lola Pearl Bake Shoppe

DL Lo Pro

Social Media Club Buffalo

I had a great time at this event, and was so happy to be able to have been a part of the planning committee with an amazing group of young professionals. All of the proceeds from ticket sales went to Computers for Children, and You and Who, who provided the t-shirts, donated to Urban Diner.

Stay in touch with Social Media Club events, like Taco Vino, beSocial, and panels, on their facebook page! Thank you, Mark Busch for your amazing photographs!

’til next year,

@ErinEReedy