Boston Blogger Holiday Fiesta – recap

by katyrose on December 15, 2011

I can’t believe the Boston Blogger Holiday Fiesta came and went so quickly. What a great event filled with so many amazing local bloggers! Alison, from Long Distance Loving, and I had fun planning and pulling off the event and hope that it will be the beginning of many more such networking and social opportunities. (hint: stay tuned for information about our January event!)

For those of you who couldn’t make it and all my out-of-town readers, the party was held at one of my favorite local bars: Mass Ave Tavern. They provided the space and amazing appetizers. (Fried pickles, nachos, buffalo wings, the works…) Also EventBrite, the Swapaholics, and Pretzel Crisps, provided goodie bag swag. We also collected a great collection of little gifts to donate to Toys for Tots and did a gift swap between the attendees.

Check out more pictures from the event on the ModlyChic FB page.

I’m glad so many Bostonians were able to make it out for the Wednesday-night event. To see the full list of RSVPs and to check out their blogs you can view the eventbrite page.

I was so impressed with the number of people who came dressed in party attire. Glitter, sequins and other sparkly items were top on the list. There were some amazing party clutches in the group! I finally got the chance to wear these amazing pair of glitter-covered heels from the etsy shop of MsKelli. They are perfect for the holidays and although they made me a head taller than a number of the other guests, I still loved the feel of those heels. The dress was another item waiting to get out of my closet. A purchase months ago from Rescue, I haven’t found an opportunity to wear it, and despite a slight zipper problem that nearly resulted in an outfit change, it is the perfect combination of fun pattern and dressy frock.

Tip: Hosting your own local event for bloggers or friends is a lot easier than you may think. Go for it. It’s always fun to get people to come together for a night out.

Dress: thrifted from Rescue
Jacket: Ann Taylor
Tights: Target
Belt: New York & Co.
Shoes: c/o MsKelli
Earrings: New York & Co.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Kiki December 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

You and Alison did a GREAT job on the event! I’ll be looking forward to the January event!
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Dancing Branflake December 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

I am soooo inspired to do this for Sacramento. Where do I start? Will you give tips? Or maybe I’ll just email you!
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katy_rose1 December 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

What a great idea! Later this week, I’ll do a how-to post on planning a mixer. It’s pretty easy to be honest.

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Molly Galler December 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Thank you for organizing such a fantastic event! I had a blast and it was so nice to meet many of my favorite bloggers in person. Happy holidays!
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Kinsey Michaels December 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

absolutely loved reading your recap, it sounds like the night was fantastic! that was nice of the tavern to provide comp appetizers for all the attendees.
when i’m back in town for a longer stay, we’ll have to plan an event while i’m there so i can see you all!
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katy_rose1 December 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Kinsey – we missed you at the event, but tried to do you and the BostonBloggers justice with the event. Looking forward to seeing you and hopefully planning an event the next time you get into town.

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{av} December 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Katy! I am SO glad you took pictures because I left with only two :( phenomenal recap, of course! I can’t wait to get planning for January. Much love! {av}
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Jenn December 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I am so bummed I did not find your blog sooner, I would have loved to going the Boston blogger get together! I started my blog at the end of September but it is amazing how many lovely people I have met through it, the get together you planned seemed like a great way to connect! I have been browsing your blog today and it’s great! I really enjoy your blogging 101 tips and especially the post you did about what you learned after a year of serious blogging! XOX
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katy_rose1 December 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Jenn! Welcome to the blog. The Boston Blogger group is pretty active. Alison and I are trying to host monthly events as part of BostonBloggers.com. Hopefully you’ll be able to make it to one of the next events. There are several happenings in January to look forward to.

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Court December 15, 2011 at 8:54 pm

The night was so much fun, you and Alison did a great job! Loved meeting you and so many other fellow bloggers!
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katy_rose1 December 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Thanks! It was great meeting you. Glad to hear you had a good time. We loved pulling the whole thing together.

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Naina @ STYLE'N December 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I cannot believe that dress is thrifted Katy. I love it and I like how you belted it as well. I wish I could have made it! Great coverage and love seeing all the photos of the other lovely bloggers too.
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lissy December 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Oh I was gutted to miss out on the fun last night. I had really been looking forward to going and there were so many people there who I “know” from online but was excited about meeting in person. Oh well…looks like you ladies planned a fab event! And yes, let’s make a plan after the holidays to get together for sure! XO LIssy
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Danielle December 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Thank you SO much for hosting such a wonderful event. I had a great night…and you have me excited with this talk of an event in January! I’ll keep my eyes peeled! <3

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katy_rose1 December 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm

We hope to have details out about January soon! And stay tuned for other big events in 2012. We are hoping to really grow the group and the networking opportunities.

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Hogger & Co. December 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

A job well done, gals – really fun party! It was so nice to meet you two and other Boston Bloggers!
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Courtney December 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I’m glad you said that about the food! I felt bad because I thought you guys had to pay for it.

Thanks for putting on such a great event!
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katy_rose1 December 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm

LOL I couldn’t be buying all that. The complimentary apps are where it’s at. ;)

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Brittany December 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks so much for putting on a fashionable event! You guys rock! Keep in touch! :)

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katy_rose1 December 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Glad you could make it and that you had a good time. We’ve got lots of plans for 2012!

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noelani December 19, 2011 at 9:21 am

You ladies did a fabulous job hosting this event- it was so well put together. Thank you so much for all your time and effort. You looked fabulous per usual and I can’t believe that dress is thrifted. You have to teach me your ways!!
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