*full disclosure: the goods and services provided for this BBQ were gifted. All opinions and views are my own. Read more about my disclosures here.)
The Blogger BBQ in Elk Grove, CA
I was fortunate enough to meet these ladies through Instagram earlier this year, and am so thankful to be able to call them my friends! It’s truly fulfilling to meet up with other Northern California mom bloggers with the same goals, in the same stage of life. Some might even call it magical! (Me…It’s me. I call it magical.)
The potluck style Blogger BBQ started at noon, and was held in Laura’s beautiful backyard in Elk Grove, CA!
The Blogger BBQ Decor
An adorable Lemonade stand courtesy of Nicole @fancyfixdecor & Rod Works home decor was set up with the absolute cutest country lemon decor and perfectly sweet and refreshing lemonade. I love all things lemon ( our wedding cake was lemon raspberry!) so I was all heart eyes for this beautiful set up. I loved the little striped paper straws too!
Also provided by Nicole & Rod works were the flowers and decor for the centerpiece. Nicole mixed faux flowers with real greenery to add some life and freshness to the arrangements! Such a beautiful touch, and I will definitely be trying this technique!
You know us bloggers love a good photo op! The stunning black and white photo backdrop was created and provided by Dani & Kayla Events .
My kids zeroed in on the massive bounce house provided by Astro Jump of Sacramento! They kicked of their shoes, ran right in, and stayed in there most of the afternoon, bouncing around with their new friends and having so much fun! They also loved Laura’s tree swing and play house. Their backyard is perfect for kids!
The Food & Bev
There was a table set up for appetizers and sides. The BBQ was potluck style, so we provided a veggie tray.
Later added to the food table was watermelon, various green salads, and the star of the show: the meat, which was provided by local ranch, Western Grass Fed .
Sweets & Treats
We ended the Blogger BBQ with a raffle, including prizes from local vendors, and a super sweet dessert table, complete with Ice Cream Sundaes from Leatherby’s Family Creamery & Fika Buns from Joe Boy Bakes!
Raffle Prize Sponsors:
In addition to getting to chat, network, and relax with some likeminded women entrepreneurs, we also were gifted some swag bags to take home with us! These bags included all kinds of treasures from more local sponsors. If you’re local to Northern California (or even if you’re not!) check out all of the awesome vendors and bloggers I mentioned!
Swag Bag Sponsors:
Alison Traverse Warren Realtor
It was a wonderful time spent with local bloggers and their families! If you’re in the blogging community, I highly suggest getting plugged in to a local blogger group, or starting one of your own! It is always a joy to spend time with these ladies and meeting their families was a special treat. Thank you again to Ashley, Laura, and all the sponsors that made this event possible!
More Photos from the Blogger BBQ:
pictured: @thismomsadreamer, @kimilove, @tomorrowsmom, @probablyattarget
(l to r top) : @kimilove, @ashleynewell.me, @savvygreystyles, @eraeholland, @tomorrowsmom
(l to r bottom): @probablyattarget, @fancyfixdecor, @thismomsadreamer, @blogaboutitall