This past weekend I was lucky enough to participate in a genius idea created by Benefit Cosmetics called, Wing Women Weekend! I'm a really big fan on Benefit Cosmetics so when I heard about the chance to win my own #BeautyBash complete with deluxe samples of their awesome products like, They're Real! Mascara and They're Real! Push-Up Liner I immediately entered. I was one of the 1,500 ladies that won the chance to invite 5 of their wing women to celebrate National Wing Women Weekend.
I'm really into event planning so I started coming up with ideas the moment I found out I won. I began researching Benefit Cosmetics a little more to help me come up with a cool theme. I decided that although it would be very girly I wanted to incorporate certain aspects about the brand in order to educate my wing women on the products and the Benefit company itself. I decided to decorate the snacks, sweets and drinks with an assortment of images that represent the three locations where they have a boutique - San Francisco, New York and London. I also wanted the decor to be original and detailed so I created almost everything myself and with some help of my friends.
Flowers - using tissue paper and pipe cleaners.
Beauty Bash Banner - out of construction paper and curling ribbon.
Backdrop - for the main table out of three plastic tablecloths.
Photo booth props - out of paper and wood round dowels.
Mustaches - using black felt fabric.
I wanted to give my wing women a little something special to thank them for coming to my Beauty Bash so I made each of them a makeup brush holder. I purchased small glass vases, colored sand and Nicka K New York makeup brushes to create a little home for their brushes.
The games we played at the party were so much fun! I came up with games that would incorporate the products Benefit sent so that the girls could learn about them and help each other apply it. Here's a list of the games we played:
1) In it to WIN-G it! - The winner won a full-size They're Real! Push-up Liner for the best winged eyeliner.
2) Hula for a Hoola - The person who could hula hoop the longest won the Hoola Bronzer.
3) Wing-O - The first person to mark of 5 of the boxes on the game board won the They're Real! Mascara.
4) Beauty Madlibs - An icebreaker for all of the ladies to get to know each other a little better.
I also put together some raffle prizes of my own to ensure that everyone went home with a little something extra!
Delaila and I explaining all of the games to our wing women.
We decided to combine out Beauty Bash to make it double the fun!
Jennie made a delicious drink we called 'Beauty Basher.' It consisted of Absolut Raspberry Vodka, cranberry juice and cotton candy!
Chilly's signature Jell-O shots with a touch of beauty bash decor!
The photo booth/selfie station
All of our wing women received a 'pretty in pink' mini manicure courtesy of Delaila.
We used these wall decal frames to post information and tutorials about each of the Benefit products.
A big thank you to Birchbox and Benefit Cosmetics for selecting Delaila and I to be part of the first ever National Wing Women Weekend!!! We truly had a great time and so did our wing women! Also, a special thank you to my sister Jackie for creating all of the images I needed to decorate, I love you!!! Thank you to my good friend Chilly for allowing me to host the party at her place, Xoxo! And thank you to all my girls for pitching in to help setup, I love you all!!!!