Since there was so much to celebrate last week
(a book birthday and an anniversary of my 29th birthday),
I decided to go B-I-G!
I enlisted the help of family and friends to create decor and imagine a festive party environment. There was great food, drinks, and company as everyone gathered to cheer me on. What a great journey it’s been so far. I can’t wait to see where I’ll go from here, especially knowing that I have the love and support of so many people.
I had people sign up for door prizes and throughout the night, gave away three gifts. Cheryl won a Starbucks gift card. Brandi won a Beautiful Addictions t-shirt. The grand prize was a t-shirt, signed print ARC, and a $50 gift card to Amazon. It was won by the lovely Nicole, who squeed in delight. Squee is a word, right?
Some of the themes in Beautiful Addictions are dark, but none of them are as close to my heart as homelessness. Therefore, I put out a box asking for donations for Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless. My generous party guests donated a total of $50 to this charity, which I’m going to match and deliver to CAAH. Thanks, guys!
A dry erase board was provided so that guests could declare their own Beautiful Addictions!
A great time was had by everyone, and by the end of the night I felt truly overwhelmed by all the love. Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who was there in spirit. Write on!