My Ten Year Anniversary Party!

My Ten Year Anniversary Party

This past Friday, I threw a big party to celebrate 10 years of blogging! It was my first time planning such a big event. I threw a party when the blog turned 5 (and I changed the name) but that was much smaller than this one. I was pretty nervous leading up to the big day but it all went off without a hitch. As it was a celebration of ten years, I went with an aluminum theme which is the traditional gift for a ten year anniversary. I love a theme party and loved that so many of my guests embraced the theme wholeheartedly. I wore this Tanya Taylor dress (on MAJOR sale – also available here in a few sizes) and these Sarah Flint heels. And these earrings from Ippolita.

It was my first time planning an event of this scale and was a little bit intimidating! Like, how many bottles of seltzer do you need for that many people and their drinks!? What about limes!? Catering??? I definitely over-ordered. My friend Alex was a huge help here – she does this for a living and helped me hire bartenders and glassware rentals, order a step & repeat, and reigned me in when I tried to order 2,000 napkins for a 100 person event.

The Venue

I was really lucky in that my friends at Fohr let me use their beautiful space. Finding a good venue can be really hard (and expensive) so that was huge. And their gorgeous emerald green bar was PERFECT. Josh provided all of the wines, Chambord made a DELICIOUS signature cocktail (recipe below), Hi-Chew sent candy for all my guests, Sephora did a little raffle, and Dunkin‘ created the most amazing donuts with my face + logo on them. I hired BFA to take photos and Eataly to do the catering, I bought these (amazing) snack bowls (they’re great bc they are cheap and collapsible), and I made little drink menus + framed them with these frames.

It was an amazing night but what really made it special was how many people came. My mom flew up from Charleston, a lot of my family came, and so many friends (both old and new) joined. It was definitely a night I will never forget!

My Ten Year Anniversary Party

My Ten Year Anniversary Party
Julia, Hitha, Meghan, Kat, + Krystal
My Ten Year Anniversary Party
my family took over the corner banquette.

My Ten Year Anniversary Party

My Ten Year Anniversary Party My Ten Year Anniversary Party

Chambord provided the most delicious signature cocktail and I wanted to share the recipe for it below! I love that it had tequila too, and I love that it wasn’t too sweet!

The Barcelonette

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Parts HerraduraSilver (or any silver ttequila!)
  • 0.5 Part Chambord Liqueur
  • 1 Part Grapefruit Mexican Soda (we used Fresca as we couldn’t find Squirt).
  • 3 Blackberries
  • 3 Blueberries
  • 1 Strawberry
  • 1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 Part Honey Syrup
  • 4 Mint Leaves

Method
In a mixing glass, muddle all the fruit with mint leaves and honey syrup. Combine the rest of the ingredients and shake vigorously (except for Soda Water – top that off later). Strain into a glass, stir in Grapefruit Mexican Soda with fresh ice and garnish with mint, lemon wheel, blackberry, and a strawberry.

Garnish
Mint Leaf, Lemon Wheel, Blackberry and Strawberry

My Ten Year Anniversary Party
Simon Berry, Sarah Bryant, Alex Dickerson
My Ten Year Anniversary Party
love my beautiful mom.

My Ten Year Anniversary Party

how incredible is my friend deirdre’s dress?
Carly Hill, Carter Fish
my amazing assistant Lauren – she is the best!

with two of my former (and very petite) interns, Cassidy + Hannah.
Grace Murray, Sai de Silva, Helena Glazer
Emily Fedner, Dara Pollak, Chris Yodice, Andrew Deshong, Rayna Greenberg
Nicolette Mason, Lauren Chan, Helena Glazer
love my cousins!

photography by BFA.

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  1. So amazing – and congratulations once again, Grace! You’ve come such a long way! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  2. Stacey Hoffman says 1.27.20

    Congratulations on 10 years!! The party looks incredible and I loved how many of your guests rocked the theme. Wish I had somewhere to wear that Tanya Taylor dress, it’s so beautiful!

  3. Angela Evanowski says 1.27.20

    Looks absolutely beautiful, and so “you”! Congrats! xx

  4. Kassie says 1.27.20

    Looks like such a fun event! Congratulations Grace!

  5. Jamie says 1.27.20

    Congratulations!

  6. Carly A Heitlinger says 1.27.20

    I hd a blast! Congrats again!!

  7. Olga says 1.27.20

    It looks like you had so much fun, congrats on an amazing 10 years!! Those donuts are incredible!!

    Olga
    http://www.littlethingsolga.com

  8. Nicole says 1.27.20

    Looks like an incredible event! Congrats on 10 years!

  9. Julia says 1.27.20

    Congratulations again! It was so special to see everyone who came out to support you and your incredible success xx

  10. Katie says 1.27.20

    Congratulations! Much deserved celebration. 🙂

  11. Alayna says 1.27.20

    Wow! Love the aluminum theme congrats on 10 years!

  12. Jeanette says 1.27.20

    Looks like a fabulous night! Congratulations!

  13. The Career Edit says 1.27.20

    Congrats on the big 10! The event looks great & so much fun.
    Wishing you many more years of great posts, book recommendations, podcasts and many more exciting things!

    The Career Edit
    http://thecareeredit.co

  14. Maggie says 1.27.20

    Congrats on a decade of blogging, so glad you are here!!

  15. Kat Tanita says 1.27.20

    Had so much fun celebrating! You know how to throw a party 😉 Cheers to many many more years of success ahead my friend!!!!!!!

  16. Abby Kinnard says 1.27.20

    So many amazing women in one room! Cheers to you and a decade of bringing a little more joy to the web!