With TV Shows like Mad Men and Pan Am, retro looks and themes are a big hit. Last weekend, I was invited to the OC Blogger Bash which was held at The Anaheim Convention Center. The theme of the OC Blogger Bash was a 1960’s look. Kelly and I had gone shopping at Bettie Page when we were in San Diego in August. We both had the perfect outfits for the occasion.
It was a delight to see everyone dressed up for the occasion. Especially since it was a “themed” event. I loved everyone’s outfits. I started off the night with a root beer float. I can’t remember how long it has been since I’ve had a float. And Pepsi in glass bottles, yes please! The hosts definitely went along with the theme with the food and drinks.
I get invited to a ton of events that I rarely attend due to work, kid, Los Angeles, etc. Everything seems to be in LA, and it is a far drive from Orange County. I love that this event was in Orange County. It was nice to drive fifteen minutes to seen so many of my blogging friends that I rarely get to see. Although it is humorous to see people that live blocks away, only at blogging events. Sharon and I live only a few blocks away, and we rarely see each other. Seriously, our sons attend the same school. I’m pretty much in love with this photograph.
I was able to hang out and chat with familiar friends at the event, but I also met some new friends. I loved meeting Jason and Kim from Saturday Night Foodies. We had an interesting discussion about random stuff like crown molding, home theaters, and Amazon. We also talked about food trucks, of course.
Cheryl looks sassy with her Pepsi. She deserved that Pepsi. She had just ran a 1/2 Marathon earlier that morning. Kim, well, she looked like a diva. She was getting ready to take some photos in the photobooth. She put that silly hat and sunglasses on for the photos.
Speaking of photobooths, Kelly and I hoped into the photobooth for some fun pictures also. Thanks to Photo Booth Pro for the pictures. I loved their green screen backgrounds.
In between socializing, eating, and winning raffle prizes, Kelly and I took some time to pose with the cars at the event. The cars were provided by The Marconi Automotive Museum. Kelly looks like she belongs in the 1960’s, doesn’t she? She really loves a theme party. She is rocking that vintage inspired dress. She was one of four winners that night for best dressed.
Yea, and I was holding my dress funny. I hate when I look at pictures later and think, “dumb Julie”. My hair is starting to grow out, so I could only do so much with the poof on top. I pulled out my curling iron for the first time in like five years that night.
The sponsors went all out for the event that night, and there were a ton of raffle prizes. I won a children’s birthday party at Pretend City. Pretend City is an awesome interactive children’s museum. It was such a great prize to win.
I can’t wait to see everyone else’s pictures from that night. I saw lots of cameras snapping away. I only took a few pictures. I’m pretty sure that most of them are in this post.
Thanks to MomsLA, The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau for hosting a thoroughly enjoyable party, and to All The Generous Sponsors for donating such wonderful prizes! It turned out to be a beautiful Fall night in Orange County!