Blog Party | Party Bag

Blog Party | Party Box

For the last Blog Party of 2015, we had so many amazing sponsors, we had to make tote bags to fit it all! We are so grateful for the continuous support of the brands that we work with. Here's to another great year of collaborations!

Naseem from Hall Wines joined us to pour delicious wine and share about the new wedding and celebration  Hall wine packages. Attendees also received passes to visit the beautiful Hall Winery and office in Napa Valley.

Sift Dessert Bar sent over the most delicious chocolate chip and sugar cookie whoopie pies for the party. They even gave us little to-go bags so we could take some dessert home with us!

Our friends at Zico Premium Coconut Water brought brought refreshing juice blends to serve up at the party. Zico rep, Cherilyn joined us to talk about Zico and mingle with the attendees. We love it when our sponsors attend Blog Party!

Blog Party | Party Bag

Dermalogica sent over their new Charcoal Rescue Masque and a special discount for Blog Party goers and a lucky friend! I absolutely love Dermalogica for my personal skincare routine and couldn't be more excited to have them as a continued sponsor.

Blog Party | Party Bag

Pennie Post gifted our attendees with a beautiful holiday-themed stationary set. Graphic Anthology sent us a beautiful variety of prints and a fun "Hello Gorgeous" pencil.

Blog Party | Party Bag

Blog Party sponsor newcomer, Fiber Florist, contributed these beautiful felt peony flowers. Fiber Florist founder, Vivian handmade each one especially for the December Party. They were the perfect fascinators for the Blog Party bags!

Blog Party | Party Bag

Bare Minerals outdid themselves again with two sets of lipgloss from the Buxom Don't Miss a Beat and Leave Your Mark line for the Blog Party bags. We can always count on Bare Minerals to keep us glammed up!

Blog Party | Dough Love

Newbie Blog Party Sponsor, Dough Love, contributed jars of Vanilla Bean Sprinkle and Chocolate Chunk cookie dough. The amazing thing about Dough Love treats is that they're bakeable and snackable as is!

Blog Party x Brit + Co

Our last Blog Party of 2015 was hosted by our lovely friends at Brit + Co! This party was especially festive because it was held in the Brit + Co Holiday Shop - a converted art gallery in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco. We had delicious charcuterie to munch on and amazing red wine poured by our exclusive sponsor, Hall Wines. Refreshing cold juice blends were provided by Zico Coconut Premium Water and the best cookie whoopee pies were made with love by Sift Dessert Bar. Bloggers took home our first ever Blog Party Bag, full of amazing swag from our sponsors. 

Once again, Sarah Park from Escaping Neverland, took the photos for the party and did an amazing job! Take a look at some of our favorites below and click here for a full look at the December 2015 Blog Party.

Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park
Blog Party | Photo by Sarah Park

Blog Party | Party Box

Blog Party x Sift Dessert Bar | Party Box

Another fantastic line up of sponsors for Blog Party at Sift Dessert Bar! We are so proud of the wonderful relationships we've made with our talented sponsors and love to share their products and services with our bloggers. The Party Box for the Sift Blog Party was so much fun to curate, check out what was in them! 

Our host, Sift Dessert Bar, pulled out all the stops with a dessert spread during the party as well as Cruffles (cake truffles) for everyone to take home. 

OPI sent over more nail polish sets from their Coca Cola collaboration so our Northern California bloggers could enjoy them too! 

Naseem from Hall Wines joined us at the party to pour wine from Hall Winery. She even made sure each pour paired perfectly with the Sift desserts.

Everyone took home the beauty products, Velvet Skin Coat and Deep Cleansing Oil, from DHC Skin Care. They also sent over a beauty package for our Blog Party giveaway during the party.

Pennie Post provided another set of adorable stationary sets for our bloggers to enjoy.

Zico Premium Coconut Water provided refreshing beverages in some new and classic flavors like Chilled Orange Juice Blend and Pineapple Mango.

Bare Minerals sent a set of Buxom lip products, including lipstick, lipgloss and liner in Hello Dolly. The perfect everyday lip color!

Whistle provided an amazing giveaway of 2 dog activity monitors during the Sift Blog Party. They also gave a special Blog Party discount code to every blogger who attended. This was one of my favorite Blog Party giveaways!

San Francisco-based Baggu sent us these amazing leather keychains, complete with a Baggu key! 

Public Bikes sent over a $100 gift certificate for a lucky winner of a raffle giveaway during the party. 

Blog Party x Sift

This summer, Sift Dessert Bar hosted Blog Party in San Francisco. It was the sweetest party we've had with custom cupcakes and desserts by Sift and delicious wine pairings from Hall Wines. Sift also catered an amazing charcuterie spread while Zico provided drinks in refreshing flavors like Chilled Pineapple Mango Juice Blend and Natural Chilled Coconut Water. 

We mingled with some of our favorite San Francisco-based bloggers and some of our amazing sponsors, Katie from Whistle and Lindsey from Pennie Post, joined us as well. We also did a fabulous giveaway of not one but four amazing products from Whistle, Public Bikes and DHC. This was the first time we've had a Blog Party in a dessert bar and I have to say it was pretty amazing! I absolutely love the ladies of Sift and can't wait to collaborate with them in the future. 

Photos were taken by Sarah Park from Escaping Neverland Blog and by Luis Landestoy, the photographer (and fiancé) behind Melissa San Vicente Blog. Check out some of our favorite photos from the party below and click here to view them all. 


Blog Party | Party Box

We had some great sponsors lined up for the Party Box at Blog Party, hosted by Dermalogica. All of the companies are local to the Los Angeles area - we even had several people at the party to represent their brand. We had so much fun putting this box together, keep reading to see what was included!

Dermalogica contributed an adorable iPad case, SkinPerfect Primer, PreCleanse (my favorite!), Protection 50 Spot and a Daily Microfoliant. Did you know Dermalogica products are all made right in Southern California and sold in over 80 different countries?

Our partiers enjoyed refreshing glasses of red and white Sangria, sent by Eppa. The ingredients in Eppa Supra Fruta are all crafted with organic fruit in Medocino!

The delightfully witty online gift shop, Knock Knock sent over some fun sticky notepads. The Knock Knock headquarters is based in sunny Venice, CA in an awesome loft. Talk about creative spaces!

OPI contributed a super fun duo of nail polishes featuring their new limited edition Coca Cola-themed colors - Visions of Georgia Green and Centennial Celebration. OPI is based in Hollywood, CA.

Los Angeles-based and sister-run stationary company, Rock Scissor Paper sent over Happy Mugs with happy quotes to brighten your day while sipping your morning coffee. We need one for every day of the week!

The Zico Premium Coconut Water team brought their handy pop-up bar for the bloggers to taste some of their delicious new flavors. North poured up Zico mocktails complete with fresh fruit! 

 

The bloggers who attended also received an exclusive Munchery discount. The gourmet meal delivery service is actually based in San Francisco but has recently expanded to the Los Angeles area so our busy SoCal bloggers can enjoy delicious meals at home!

 

A huge thank you to all the Blog Party sponsors who contributed to the Dermalogica party. We are so lucky to work with such amazing and passionate companies who are committed to their products and want to share them with the world through social media and Blog Party.

Check out all the amazing sponsors we've collaborated with and see the newest lineup of brands for the July 16th Blog Party hosted by Sift in San Francisco!

Blog Party x Dermalogica

Blog PartyxDermalogica

We threw our first Los Angeles Blog Party on June 19th at the Dermalogica headquarters in Carson. Michelle, Laurie and the Dermalogica team were wonderful hosts and showed us what life is like inside the industry-leading skin care company. We got a personal tour of their beautiful space, mingled over delicious food and even got personal skin care advice by Dermalogica experts and their Face Mapping method - I learned so much about how to take better care of my skin! We also enjoyed sangria provided by Eppa SupaFruta Sangria and a pop-up tasting bar of Zico Premium Coconut Water. Every blogger took home a fabulous Party Box of goodies from our lovely sponsors

Overall, we had a great time bringing Blog Party to Southern California for the first time and Dermalogica was the perfect host. We can't wait to come back!

Check out a few of our favorite photos from the party and click here to view them all. Photos by LA-based and very talented Hailee of Cuckoos Nest West Photography




Hey LA Bloggers!

Dermalogica Headquarters

We are so excited to announce that we're bringing Blog Party to sunny Los Angeles! The next Blog Party will be held on Friday, June 19th at the Dermalogica offices in Carson, CA from 6pm-9pm. Blog Party is open to new and seasoned bloggers or even those looking to break into the blogging world. Our partnership with Dermalogica gives blogger attendees a chance to see their beautiful corporate space, mingle with other bloggers and even get a personal skin analysis by an expert. Each blogger goes home with an awesome Party Box filled with goodies from our sponsors

For more details and to reserve your ticket, click here

If you're interested in sponsoring this Blog Party, please submit a sponsor inquiry form.

Blogger Q + A

Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley

I'm so excited to introduce style blogger, Melissa San Vicente to the Blog Party Blog! Melissa had the amazing idea of doing a blog post in a questions and answers format. She wanted to focus on her experience of blogging with her fiancé, partner in crime and music producer, Luis. I can certainly relate since my husband also often acts as my creative director and photographer. Today, Melissa and Luis share answers to the most commonly asked questions from their readers and little behind-the-scenes peek at one of her style shoots, photographed by Leah Bentley. Aren't they the cutest? - xo, Jamie

q + a by melissa san vicente and luis landestoy

Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley
Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley
Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley

Q: How do you guys manage your time for taking pictures while not allowing it to take over your time "together?" 

 A: (Melissa) Luis has a tendency to get “Hangry” while we’re out shooting, so our first stop is always to eat. We like to shoot in different locations so this gives us a chance to try new places to eat and scout different backdrops for our next shoot. We only dedicate one day of the weekend to take pictures and I block time for myself for only a few hours throughout the week so that I have time to spend with Luis after work.

Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley
Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley
Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley

Q: I'm new at blogging, what are some quick tips or tools you can give me to achieve great photos on my own?

A: (Both) The three L’s of getting a great photo: Lighting. Lens. Laughter.

Lighting: We like to shoot during “Golden Hour” and when we first started out, we relied heavily on the Pocket Light Meter app and The Great Photo app. The light meter allows you to point your phone at the subject and it gives you the Time, Aperture, and ISO settings for your DSLR camera. It’s a great way to practice in Manual mode and has helped us learn so much!

Lens: I can definitely say that my pictures got better as soon as we started to invest in better lenses. I am still using my Canon T3i that I got years ago and I put all of our photography investments towards prime (cannot be zoomed – means you have to get closer) and zoom (you can stay in one place and focus in or “zoom” in on your subject) lenses. We’ve rented some really great lenses from places like BorrowLenses.com or LensRentals.com. Our go to lens is a Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 35mm 1.4, and a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom LensýWe’ve been able to achieve so many amazing shots with these guys!

Laughter: Loosen up and laugh! When I first got in front of a camera I was so stiff. My poses weren’t natural and I had a hard time smiling (I would go into full-on America’s Next Top Model seriousness) and this gives your audience (and your photographer) a hard time to connect with you. Loosen up, throw your head back and give it everything!

Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley
Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley
Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley

Q: How did Luis get into taking your pictures? What did he do along the way to help him get better at photography? 

A: (Luis) I started taking Melissa’s pictures because I wanted to support her blog career! We’re a team. I produce music and Melissa has always supported the late nights and loud music. I knew helping her this way would also give me a reason to learn photography – it’s a great skill to have! I used to shoot all of her pictures in Automatic until I started to get familiar with the light meter and understanding what settings worked in certain lighting. I researched a lot online by looking at different photo examples and it’s all about trial and error, really!

Blog Party Blog | photo by Leah Bentley
Blog Party Blog | photo by leah bentley

Q: Did blogging change your relationship at all? 

A: (Melissa) I think it made us closer. We get to work together creatively and both have different perspectives of achieving great photos. It’s really nice to get great feedback on a photo and be able to turn to Luis and smile. I think our work together makes us more dynamic as a couple, too. It’s nice to be able to take Luis along to exclusive blogger events as my photographer but also have my partner in crime by my side!

photos by Leah Bentley

Exploring A New City

Blog Party Blog | Suzanna Stein, Noodoso Blog

by suzanna stein

Between traveling and now moving, exploring new cities is one of my favorite things to do. My boyfriend, Cody, and I recently made the move from Northern California to Southern California, and now call Pasadena home. Since moving, we’ve spent our weekends wandering and exploring our new city. This has been so much fun and I’m so glad I’m able to share a few tips with you that I’ve picked up along the way!

Blog Party Blog | Suzanna Stein of Noodoso Blog

Google is your friend. When you’re heading to a new city, Google key places you know you will want to visit. The first day Cody and I drove down, I was craving a delicious juice. I remembered there was a few options from previous visits, and Googled juice bars in Pasadena. I found Juice | Served Here, and sure enough, it is now one of my absolute favorite spots.

Blog Party Blog | Suzanna Stein of Noodoso Blog

Stalk local hashtags. Head to Instagram and search the hashtags for the city you’re visiting (and surrounding cities). I searched #pasadena and #explorepasadena when we first arrived, and ended up finding a few places that are now our favorites. This little bar, Bodega, is perfect for happy hour and getting together with friends!

Blog Party Blog | Suzanna Stein of Noodoso Blog
Blog Party Blog | Suzanna Stein of Noodoso Blog

Look for local gems. When you’re out and about, ask locals if they have any suggestions. Most people are more than happy to share their favorites and chances are, they’re going to be little places like King Taco, that you may not necessarily find (or be interested in) otherwise.

Blog Party Blog | Suzanna Stein of Noodoso Blog

Don't be afraid to go back. If you’re moving to a new place, or visiting for an extended period of time, don’t be afraid to have your own favorite/go-to place. After a long day of exploring, sometimes you just need a reliable place that you know you’re going to like. BUT! Be careful not to let this keep you from trying new places! That actually leads me into my next tip…

Keep an open mind. When you’re traveling or moving, don’t be afraid to try new things. Some of them will turn out to be a new favorite, and some will be a serious bust, but guaranteed the experience of trying will be one you will remember!

Take to social media. This one is almost a no-brainer these days. A week or so before your trip, ask your friends and followers on social media if they have any recommendations for the city you’re traveling to. Make a list of the places people suggest and Google them for addresses, menus (if it’s a restaurant), photos, etc. If I know I will be traveling to a certain city, and I see someone I follow post a photo on Instagram of a cute stop in that city, I screenshot the photo, caption, and person that posted. It’s a quick way to make a note of a stop you want to visit without having to have a pen and paper handy. Then, if you have questions, you can direct message that person later to ask!

The more you travel, the more you will create your own methods and way of doing things. I hope these tips help you make the most of your next vacation, or help you explore your new city. If you have any tips to add, be sure to share them in the comments below!

Blog Party Blog | Suzanna Stein of Noodoso Blog



DIY | Memo Board by Print Em Shop

Blog Party Blog | DIY Memo Board

by emily salshutz

A little over a year ago I craved a refresh. I had always decorated my apartment bedrooms with all of the same images and notes I kept throughout the years. There had to be a cuter way to get my favorite pieces on the wall, but nothing appealed to me. The added challenge? I could not paint, nail or alter the walls in any way.

This is when I developed what would become Print (Em) Shop. In my tiny 13’x6’ room I started thinking up ways to take a boring white wall and make it into something special. I used to make my own mattes for photography courses and it just clicked. The featherlight paper frame could go up on the wall with blue painters tape and never fall off. I started Print (Em) Shop with a 50-pack of blank white matte board, a can of gold spray paint and blue painters tape. I started selling my frames online and received my first sale within the month.

Although the frames are intended for walls, there are limitless creative ways to use them. One of my favorites is a sectioned memo board. I had a boring metallic memo board that needed some love and organization. The frames serve as a border between the different sections: art prints, notes to myself and storage for more pushpins, magnets and even paper clips.

Here's what you'll need:

15”x21” cork board

9 5”x7” Print (Em) frames

Blue painters tape

Variety of 4”x6” prints, greeting cards and magazine clippings

Variety of magnets and pushpins

Blog Party Blog | DIY Memo Board

Start with a cork board that is 15"x21". Layout each frame. You can use one solid color, but I really like alternating between your two favorite color options.

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Attach each frame using blue painters tape on either side. Press each frame firmly to make sure they stay put.

Blog Party Blog | DIY Memo Board

Now it's time to decorate and you most likely have everything on hand to do so. I like to add a few art prints or cute greeting cards (look through Etsy for some great options), a quote print or two (you can easily type up your favorite quote on a word document) and magazine clippings. Keep post it notes handy so you can leave yourself memos too!

Blog Party Blog | DIY Memo Board

Leave one section open for pushpins and magnets. This will keep them all contained and will not distract from the overall look of the board.

Blog Party Blog | DIY Memo Board

Hang your board up using two nails or, if you can't make holes in your walls, lean the board against the wall on a dresser. There is no need to sacrifice your personal style if you cannot nail directly into the walls. Show us the creative ways you organize by using #createcuriously!  

photos by emily salshutz

Blog Party Blog | Meet Emily Salshutz

LIVING BENTO LIFE

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

by kelly goode

Several years ago, I started college, full time – for the first time. I was studying graphic design, art history and Japanese language. I have always been interested in Japanese culture, so taking on this difficult language was a very rewarding challenge. Although I had no immediate plans to visit Japan, I knew someday I would get there. In the meantime though, I was interested in immersing myself in some of the culture I was learning about. As much as I may have wanted to, I wasn't going to start wearing kimono, so I watched Japanese films and I tried my hand at cooking Japanese food. It was the food part that led me to Bento, more specifically it was Japanese pickles and onigiri (rice balls filled with seasoned meat or veggies) that led me to Bento.

とても おいしいい ですね!

photo by wtfoodjapan

photo by wtfoodjapan

For much of my life, I knew Bento as big red and black lacquered boxes, with sections for rice, meat, and salad – a big-ordeal type of lunch. I discovered that type of restaurant Bento is not the same type of Bento many Japanese consume on an everyday basis in Japan. Bento is to-go; it is a packed lunch. Bento is convenience. This is especially true for Densha Bento (train Bento, bought at train stations for long rides). 

photo by justbento.com

photo by justbento.com

Other Bento styles can be super-involved when it comes to preparation; Kyaraben, is a type of Bento which involves a lot of time and tools to create cartoon characters out of food. Competitions are held for creating Kyaraben, and there are numerous blogs devoted to documentation and instruction of creating special Kyaraben. While it is entertaining and impressive to explore this type of Bento, I was after a more approachable entree to Bento.

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

That said, this in no way means that I didn't want my Bentos to be beautiful. If you are going to "brown bag" it day after day, your food should look beautiful and be packaged beautifully as well. If you are incorporating leftovers in your Bento, this tenet elevates your leftovers to something far beyond boring leftovers. 

Here are some tips and supplies I used to get started:

  • The Just Bento Cookbook, Everyday Lunches To Go

  • A Bento box - I've collected several different sizes to accommodate different types of food

  • Smaller containers to use for sauces and to separate portions within the box silicon cupcake liners work great!

  • At the beginning of the week, I cook enough food to create two or three Bentos - this way I can take the same care in my Bento planning and creation without the heavy time commitment of daily Bento preparation

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

My first real foray into Bento was onigiri, handheld salted rice balls filled with meat or pickled vegetables. There are endless onigiri combinations. It took a while to get my rice just right, but once I did, I found onigiri to be the perfect midday snack or side to a salad. Onigiri works well as the centerpiece of a Bento too.

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

One of my favorite combinations is spicy canned tuna or salmon and capers mixed with mayonnaise, tucked inside a triangle-shaped onigiri.

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

Another great addition to onigiri is furikake, which is seasoning that you can sprinkle on the outside of a riceball, or mix it into the rice before you form the shape. Onigiri is best when it is fresh, so typically I only make as many as I know I will eat within a two day period. 

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

Bentos are typically eaten cold, but I often bring Bentos that are better re-heated. Sometimes I will bring a Bento with a separate component, such as soup to go with a sandwich, or rice to alongside my salad. There aren't any specific rules about what should go in a Bento. There are traditional Japanese Bento components, and almost any Western food can be in a Bento. What makes it a Bento as opposed to leftovers in a container is that a Bento is well-balanced; it has multi-color foods, and is arranged in a very pleasing and appetizing way. 

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

So what is my typical Bento?

Meat: Most often, I will buy four or five chicken thighs and marinate or brine them overnight. Then I will bake them off and use three for Bento and freeze the others to put in Bentos later in the week or the week following. Every week I will use different spices or marinade so that I have a variety of chicken to choose from in the freezer.

Vegetables: Since vegetables don't keep as well as meat, I get most of the variety in my Bentos from the vegetables I use. I go for seasonal veggies with good color and texture. For this time of year, I am using yams and squashes; greens such as kale and collards; Brussels sprouts, broccoli and carrots. 

Rice: Usually I have rice in some way; whether as onigiri or as a side in my Bento. An alternative I often choose is soba noodles. Soba noodles are great because they are so fast to cook and they are really good cold with a little sesame oil and a little sprinkling of furikake or small slivers of nori and toasted sesame seeds. 

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH
BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

Finally, my preferred method for carrying my Bento is Furoshiki. Furoshiki is Japanese fabric wrapping. It is used for wrapping all kinds of things; it is very practical because the knot one ties becomes a handle. Furoshiki can be bought or can be made from fabric scraps, there are so many beautiful prints and fabrics. Furoshiki is a great way to coordinate your Bento to the season by wrapping it in appropriate prints and colors This is a very Japanese thing to do, as seasons play a huge part in aesthetics where fabric and color are concerned.

BLOG PARTY BLOG | BENTO BOX LUNCH

I think Bento is a perfect encapsulation of specific aspects of Japanese Culture; the importance of seasonally appropriate food prepared with thoughtfulness and attention to aesthetics; the unassuming size of a Bento and the small details perfectly accounted for; the practical, beautiful and seasonally appropriate furoshiki packaging – all working together to make a packed lunch something wholly other and much more special than typical leftovers. Living Bento Life, to me, means taking care and consideration in your meal preparation, living healthfully and economically, with aesthetic intention. 

photos by kelly goode (unless otherwise noted)

BLOG PARTY BLOG | ABOUT KELLY GOODE

Hello there!

Hello there beautiful bloggers and happy new year! We're back from a much needed vacation and we're rejuvenated, inspired from our travels and ready to hit the ground running.

First, we're doing little house keeping in order to make room for more Blog Parties in 2015. That means giveaways galore! We have lots of leftover goodies from our past Party Boxes and we want to share them with you. We're giving away 1 Party Box every week for the month of January, that's 5 giveaways! Each box will be filled to the brim with items from our 2014 Blog Party Sponsors. We'll be announcing the start of each giveaway on Twitter and Instagram so make sure you're following us and stay tuned! 

Now tell us, what are you new year's resolutions? Ours is to plan more parties in more places for you! 

photo by Simone Anne

October Party Box + Giveaway

Welcome to the official Blog Party Highlights page! We'll be highlighting and featuring favorite Blog Party bloggers, designers and sponsors. We thought our very first post would be the perfect time to share what was in our last Party Box for the October Blog Party, hosted by Polyvore. We had a line up of some really amazing sponsors, from makeup and jewelry to stationary, there was just about a little of everything. To celebrate the launch of our new Highlights Page, we're giving away an October Party Box to one lucky winner!

Entries must be submitted by Friday, October 31st, at 12 a.m. PST. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via e-mail. This giveaway is open to readers worldwide.

We have so much fun creating the custom Furoshiki cloths to wrap up each Party Box. For the October Blog Party, we used indigo dyeing techniques to create a unique wrap for each blogger. 

We have so much fun creating the custom Furoshiki cloths to wrap up each Party Box. For the October Blog Party, we used indigo dyeing techniques to create a unique wrap for each blogger. 

Local Bay Area shop, The Makery in Los Altos, contributed the perfect party packs of colorful twine, gift tags, matching paper straws, favor bags and confetti. 

Local Bay Area shop, The Makery in Los Altos, contributed the perfect party packs of colorful twine, gift tags, matching paper straws, favor bags and confetti. 

Chapter Jewelry contributed the most perfect delicate and versatile gold and brass necklaces. Just right for minimalist style and goes with every outfit.

Chapter Jewelry contributed the most perfect delicate and versatile gold and brass necklaces. Just right for minimalist style and goes with every outfit.

Local Bay Area company and world leader in skincare, Bare Minerals, contributed Marvelous Moxie lip glosses in 4 different shades, an eyeshadow palette and Lash Domination mascara. It's like Christmas came early!

Local Bay Area company and world leader in skincare, Bare Minerals, contributed Marvelous Moxie lip glosses in 4 different shades, an eyeshadow palette and Lash Domination mascara. It's like Christmas came early!

South Bay Graphic Designer, Traci of 45 Wall Design, contributed her signature jotters in a variety of patterns, including this great vintage camera one for the blogger photographers.

South Bay Graphic Designer, Traci of 45 Wall Design, contributed her signature jotters in a variety of patterns, including this great vintage camera one for the blogger photographers.

Blog Party host Polyvore contributed these handy tape measures and USB wall chargers.

Blog Party host Polyvore contributed these handy tape measures and USB wall chargers.

Packaging and party decor shop, Thatch & Thistle, contributed packs of heart stickers in different colors.

Packaging and party decor shop, Thatch & Thistle, contributed packs of heart stickers in different colors.

Bay Area based, Pennie Post, sent these adorable stationary sets. Festive and just in time for Halloween!

Bay Area based, Pennie Post, sent these adorable stationary sets. Festive and just in time for Halloween!

Custom party goods shop, Bracket, made us these amazing custom Blog Party headbands.

Custom party goods shop, Bracket, made us these amazing custom Blog Party headbands.

Hedley & Bennett gave linen napkins from their beautiful Homewares collection.

Hedley & Bennett gave linen napkins from their beautiful Homewares collection.

San Francisco based, Fiona's Sweet Shoppe, contributed a variety of delicious British candies, including these Cola Cubes.

San Francisco based, Fiona's Sweet Shoppe, contributed a variety of delicious British candies, including these Cola Cubes.

Print Em Shop contributed geometric paper frames in gold and silver and even custom framed our logo for us!

Print Em Shop contributed geometric paper frames in gold and silver and even custom framed our logo for us!

Polyvore provided tote bags and pins to tote all our goodies in at the end of the night.

Polyvore provided tote bags and pins to tote all our goodies in at the end of the night.

We think this was a pretty good Party Box, what do you think? 

We think this was a pretty good Party Box, what do you think? 

See more Party Box photos on Instagram and Twitter with #BPPartyBox.