Prête-Moi Party

So the Prête-Moi Paris 4 year blogiversary fête was a hit and a success. Complete with a vintage fashion show, champagne, and a raffle for prizes, it was a feast of pink fluff, cupcakes and DIY!

prete moi paris

Sion of Paris Imperfect and Gail of Perfectly Paris ; Meg of De Quelle Planète Es-Tu? Lisa of Ella Coquine  Mary Kay of Out And About in Paris and Patricia of Patricia Parisienne have all written posts on the event. Thanks ladies! You make me sound waaay too fab! *blushing*

It was a fabulous gathering of our little blogging community in Paris, most of us expats, but a Frenchy and a best friend or two and the crowd was well mixed albeit largely feminine (yeah girl power!). Chéri high-tailed it far away for the evening. Something tells me all those pink puff scared him a little. But being the absolute chéri that he is, he helped me clean up every last sequin sparkle and cupcake crumb when it was all over. I am truly a lucky woman.

There was DIY and the infamous amongst Parisians, Sugar Daze cupcakes all created with Prête-Moi Paris in mind. There was Kasia Dietz Bags clutches and Cleopatra’s Bling jewles on the models, and there was Mon Champagne bubbly popping, polka dots and sparkles everywhere and enough food that at one point I was actually worried that it wouldn’t all get eaten! (I grew up in a large family, I tend to over do it when it comes to food).

But there can never be enough champagne, that’s for sure!

chapagne Mon Champagne pretemoiparis party
Photo by Gail of Perfectly Paris
pretemoiparis champagne party
By Meg of De Quelle Planète Es-Tu? blog

The DIY cocktail was popular. I made up the recipe without even tasting it first so I am glad it was good! LOL! (Uh thanks everyone for being my guinea pigs!). I had a bottle of Campari, ice cubes, sparkling Elderflower water and mint sprigs. The combination of these four elements made for a tingling and refreshing drink with a dainty kick to it. (Forest, you would have enjoyed it. We missed you!)

Naming it : the Prête-Moi camPARIS (get it?)
Naming it : the Prête-Moi camPARIS (get it?)

My other DIY « atelier » was a table to paint a personalized party gift of a little tea bag dish for when you have finished steeping your tea. It went with oneof the little party favors stuffed in pretty pink organza sachets (a Prête-Moi Paris personalized tea bag that I DIYed!). I also had personalized lip balm tubes made by Majestic soaps on Etsy. Roseann was a delight to work with and she was FAST in getting them to me!

Gift Bags
Gift Bags

The fashion show of Vintage Galerie’s gorgeous gowns was well received, and was given an enthusiastic applause. There was many a dress with ruffle, fluff, tulle, lace and sequins, and accessories from Kasia Dietz or Cleopatra’s Bling to go with them. A couple of dresses were even accessorized with a glass of bubbly! And then to top it off, the lovely models came out in vintage lingerie! Oh la la! This is Paris people!! 😉

Vintage Galerie photo by De Quelle Planète Es-Tu? blog
Vintage Galerie photo by De Quelle Planète Es-Tu? blog
Vintage Galerie _ Picture from Perfectly Paris
Vintage Galerie _ Picture from Perfectly Paris
Vintage Galerie photo by Kasia Dietz
Vintage Galerie photo by Kasia Dietz
Vintage Galerie photo by Sion Dayson
Vintage Galerie photo by Sion Dayson
Vintage Galerie by Gail of Perfectly Paris
Vintage Galerie by Gail of Perfectly Paris

Sugar Daze offered a box of cupcakes for the raffle, Kasia Dietz offered two of her lovely new Bali Collection clutches, Mon Champagne offered a divine bottle of champagne, Cleopatra’s Bling offered a choice of any piece that was shown in the défilé, and Vintage Galerie offered a discount on one of their items. So the raffle was an anticipated part of the soirée for sure (hence why I put it at the end!) 🙂 Thank you to all these fantastic Parisian entrepreneurs and creators for their generosity in donating gifts, and their willingness to collaborate and dedicate their time to this frilly event.

Sugar Daze Cupcakes
Sugar Daze Cupcakes
Melissa Ladd and friends pretemoiparis' party, by Meg from De Quelle Planète Es-Tu? blog
Melissa Ladd and friends pretemoiparis’ party, by Meg from De Quelle Planète Es-Tu? blog

But the best part of the evening was being able to share all of this and the little success of 4 years blogging with all of the wonderfully amazing people I have met thanks to this little blog. It has brought such richness to my Parisian experience. And all of these lovely people are pieces of my Paris.

Melissa Ladd - photo by Kasia Dietz
Melissa Ladd – photo by Kasia Dietz

♥ With love to you all ♥

  8 comments for “Prête-Moi Party

  1. 26 octobre 2013 at 05:06

    what a fabulous way to celebrate 4 years blogging! Everything looks beautiful and incredibly posh. I especially love that you featured a fashion show. Perfection! congrats! xo

  2. Kat
    26 octobre 2013 at 18:28

    What a lovely and beautiful celebration !! I made my first trip to Paris this past Summer. I was there 6 days…not near enough time to take in all of the Paris Magic. I found your beautiful blog site befor I left for my trip and continue to follow. I appreciate the creativity Nd information you share on your site. Congrats on your 4 year Anniversary!! Wishing you many more!!

    • 26 octobre 2013 at 22:07

      Thank you so much Kat! It certainly is nice to here that my blog is useful and fun for my readers. I’m glad you enjoy it! ♥

      • Kat
        27 octobre 2013 at 00:50

        You are most welcome!! Keep up the great site. Blessings, Kat

  3. Louise Travers
    31 octobre 2013 at 20:23

    Hi Melissa, I really love your blog! I’ve been to Paris 3/4 times but always for short visits, but enough to fall in love with the place! It’s so nice to see it from all the different points of views (fashion/food/romance) and also throughout the different seasons! It definitely makes me eager to back and explore all the places that you mention. Congratulations on the 4 years blogging too, keep it up 😉 🙂 Louise.

    • 31 octobre 2013 at 23:59

      Louise, thank you for your lovely comment. I’m so glad my blog can bring such inspiration and delight! I hope you get back to Paris soon!!!

  4. 10 novembre 2013 at 11:22

    What a lovely soiree! Thank you so much for having us and for hosting a FANTASTIC party! Bisousss

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