Can I just say I love you guys? Like, creepily, legitimately, not-even-kidding L-O-V-E you guys. On a whim, I decided to do an in-person event…just for fun. Not sure if anyone would come, but hoping to create a night for women (Freebs, specifically) to slough off life and just LAUGH, while making new friends and being inspired. I nervously posted tickets and just about passed out when they sold out…in less than 30 minutes. I released a few more tickets, and they sold out in less than 2 hours.
…and then I really did pass out.
This tells me a few things:
- I need to pass out less.
- I'm not the only one who wants more opportunities to have some good ol' fashioned fun,
- I need to do more FNO's like this (spoiler alert! read to the end of the post!),
- You guys friggin rock. You just do.
I can't even put into words how amazing the night was, so here's a video and photo journal of sorts to recap the night.
Will you guys do me a favor though?
Will you please take note of who our awesome sponsors were who generously donated the food, location, and giveaways (which ultimately allowed me to make it such an affordable night for everyone), and find a way to give them some love? Whether online, on social media, or by supporting their business. Even a “LIKE” on an Instagram photo is showing them love…for showing US love. Huge thanks from me, Freebs! Appreciate the love fest.
(PSSST – In case you missed the hint above, our next Freebs Night Out is coming in August! Check the end of the post to get the details, tickets become available in a few days!)
Now…ONTO THE FUN!
The best way to recap the night is to give you a glimpse via this short video I put together. Watch it online or click and watch below:
Does anyone else have the warm fuzzies right now? I can't believe how much I loved that night.
Now, let me br-br-break the night down for you even more:
First off, let's talk about the location for a sec. Because, I mean, COME ON.
We held Ladies Night at the Jane.com Headquarters…which might just be the most beautiful office building in the history of ever. It's the perfect blend of modern and Joanna Gaines (add a little shiplap, and she'd be right at home!).
If you don't know, Jane is my favorite daily deal site. WARNING: DO NOT GO TO THEIR SITE! You will be stuck there shopping forever! (Ok just kidding, go there. Now. And download their app. Just do it. You'll thank me – or hate me – later.)
My friend and fellow blogger Sarah with Our Life Is Beautiful offered to help, so BOY I put her to work! She decorated the dessert table and it was stunning to say the least.
Don't be fooled by the smile on her face, she worked her tail off that night. Thanks again a million times, Sarah!
We started the night off with my own version of Mingle Bingo,
a quick intro by yours truly,
while everyone enjoyed our plethora of treats.
My friend Megan, who just so happens to be the owner of Sweet Tooth Fairy (an award-winning bakery here in Utah) generously provided sweets GALORE. We indulged in the cupcakes that won her title of champion on Food Network's Cupcake Wars show…
…as well as her delicious cookies and famous cake bites. Which, if you haven't had one yet, you haven't fully lived. Trust me on this one.
To wash it all down, we invite my favorite soda shop of all time…if you haven't noticed by my obvious obsession…SWIG!
You know I'm a freaky-huge fan (I even have a hashtag for it on Instagram, #JordanForSwig. True story!), and having them there made our Ladies Night complete perfection in a cup.
In fact, I kind of geeked out a little when I invited them to come and they said YES! It was like all my dreams came true in that one moment. Not being dramatic at all.
In addition to my favorite drinks and mix-ins,
they brought their ridiculously tasty sugar cookies. Let's just have a moment of silence in honor of their deliciousness…
Everyone grabbed their treats and we started off the night with a fun ice-breaker game that happened to involve…that's right…more sugar.
After getting sugared up and buddy-buddy, we moved over to the presentation room and had a good ol' heart to heart. It was pretty incredible.
And, what would a presentation be without some awkward Jordan faces:
We ended the night with another rip-roarin' game, more mingling, and even some mini dance parties broke out here and there.
Homemade Freebs shirts?!? Are you KIDDING?? Best. Idea. Ever.
Oh, and killer giveaways from all of our awesome partners!
Again, the night wouldn't have been possible without our incredibly generous partners so take a minute to get to know them better!
Jane.com, my favorite daily deal site…and prettiest building known to man…
Cents of Style, cutest, most affordable online boutique EVER
NuMe, the best hair wands and straighteners around – $39 ANY Classic Wands + Free Argan Oil + Free Shipping Promo Code: FUNCHEAP39
NS Minerals, my favorite makeup and the foundation I wear every single day – Save 10% with promo code: FUNCHEAP
Home Executive Planner, the cutest, best planner ever!
Swig, my favorite soda shop:
The Sweet Tooth Fairy, the bakery you MUST go to in Utah! And they ship, so check out their website!
Want to come to the next Freebs Night Out?
Let's do it again!! We've got our next Freebs Night Out coming up on Tuesday August 16 from 6-9pm at the Jane.com headquarters in Lehi, Utah. Tickets sold out super fast last time so we are giving you a heads-up this time! Tickets will go on sale THIS FRIDAY, July 15, at 10am MST. We only have 50 seats available – we can't squeeze in even one extra. So don't hesitate, be sure to grab a friend and grab some tickets before they sell out!
Again, thanks for being such bright lights in my life. I truly love you all and can't wait to hang out again!!