Peace, Love, and PINK PARTY!









The Peace, Love, and Chocolate Fundraiser was a HUGE success!  I want to share this amazing pink party with you and:

  • The two amazing organizations we supported.
  • Thank everyone who helped make it a success.
  • Show you pictures of the infamous chocolate room.
  • Show you pictures of the decorations.
  • Share the final donation total.

 

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The Organizations

Online donation pages are still open.

 

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

 

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Tigerlily Foundation

 

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THANK YOU

 

In no particular order, I would like to extend a heartfelt and appreciative thank you to the following people:

 

  • Everyone who donated, contributed, and helped to get the word out.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton for their donation of Washington National tickets.
  • Nation Tours and Transportation for their donation of Potomac River cruises.
  • My Tribe for their endless dedication to getting the word out.
  • All of my Blog Buddies for their sponsorship and advertisement.
  • My babysitters and volunteer helpers.
  • My parents for their help and support.
  • Hubby for his patience and support.

 

I couldn’t have done it without you!

The  Food

 

While the food was not the highlight of the party, there certainly was ample.  These were just two of the tables – there was more.

 

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The Chocolate Room

This is the infamous chocolate room!  Remember how I shared how I built this partyscape?

 

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Pink Champagne Cake – made the same, but decorated a little differently this year.

 

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Bubblegum Bark

 

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Some more Decadent Chocolates!

 

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Godiva Truffles

 

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Aunt Dot’s Buckeyes

 

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The Decorations

 

The fundraising station was the first thing that everyone saw when they came through the door.

 

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Then they walked through the kitchen with pink and white tule and party lanterns.

 

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And finally the Chocolate Room.

 

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The Donations

After:

  • 2 months of planning (well, one year but who’s counting)
  •  5 pounds of fudge and bark
  • 200+ truffles (and minor carpal tunnel from all of the rolling)
  • 75 ladies (give or take)
  • 1 month of social media promotions……

Drum roll please…..

 

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We raised just under $4,000 for two amazing breast cancer organizations.    The donation pages are still open and I am so excited and appreciative of everyone who helped to make this a success.

 

Love, hugs, and already thinking about next year.

 

Holly

 

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34 comments on Peace, Love, and PINK PARTY!

  1. Tracy
    February 27, 2014 at 6:40 am (11 months ago)

    WOW! What an amazing set up. Love the them of Peace and Love. You did a fantastic job on all this.!

    Visiting from Krafty Inspiration Linky Party.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

    Reply
    • Holly
      February 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Tracy – Thank you for your kind words, it was a lot of work! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly

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  2. Diane
    February 27, 2014 at 8:33 am (11 months ago)

    Holly, what a wonderful event and for such a great cause. I am really drawn to all of your pink, because our annual Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up next month. I might have to “borrow” some of your ideas – lol!!!

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    • Holly
      February 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Diane – I was hoping that anyone else could re-use some of these ideas for baby showers or a girl’s birthday party, but I love the idea of the Cherry Blossom Festival! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  3. Corinne
    February 27, 2014 at 10:27 am (11 months ago)

    Congratulations on pulling off such an amazing event! The food all looks wonderful, as do the decorations. I love those lanterns. I’m glad you were able to raise so much money and I hope the donations continue to roll in.

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    • Holly
      February 27, 2014 at 3:39 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Corinne – Thank you so much for your support of this event from start to finish! I really appreciate everything you did to help make it a success. Hope to see you there in person next year! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  4. Jenna
    February 27, 2014 at 10:52 am (11 months ago)

    I’m so glad it was a big success Holly! I know you worked really hard! Everything looks so nice, great food!

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    • Holly
      February 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Jenna – Thank you for your kind words. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Maybe next year you can make the trip up north to join us! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  5. Susan
    February 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm (11 months ago)

    You did it! All your hardwork and love paid off. I’m just so sorry I couldn’t be there. I’m planning on making ti next year (no pressure :)

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    • Holly
      February 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Susan – Thank you for all of your support and encouragement throughout the prep and event, and helping to get the word out. Hopefully you and the girls can make it next year! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  6. Deborah Montgomery
    February 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm (11 months ago)

    first time visiting here . . . beautiful party, so much pretty pink, and congratulations for raising so much money!

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    • Holly
      February 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Deborah – Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words. I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  7. Cynthia L
    February 27, 2014 at 6:18 pm (11 months ago)

    I am so excited that you raised so much money! Yippee! Your decorations and goodies are great. I am sure that everyone had a wonderful time!

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  8. Bonnie Wolff
    February 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm (11 months ago)

    Holly, Once again we are so proud of you. We understand about all the hard work and time that went into this project. Your Aunt Dot is surely looking down on you and smiling at your ability to bake and make all of those wonderful delights !! M + D

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    • Holly
      February 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm (11 months ago)

      M&D – Awwww….. yeah I certainly channeled her a few times. Thanks for all of your help – I couldn’t have done it without you! LYB, H.

      Reply
  9. Sue
    February 28, 2014 at 10:29 am (11 months ago)

    Just love your party and you’re an inspiration and someone to be proud of to know.

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    • Holly
      February 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Sue – Oh you made me a little weepy eyed, thank you so much for your sweet words. It was a lot of work, but worth it. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  10. Akaleistar
    March 1, 2014 at 11:23 am (11 months ago)

    Looks like an amazing event!

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    • Holly
      March 2, 2014 at 7:05 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Akaleistar – Thanks so much for visiting! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  11. Sara Ashley
    March 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm (11 months ago)

    The decorations look gorgeous, the food looks delicious, and I bet the party was a blast!! Congrats on the success of the event. I found your blog through #SITSblogging link-up and I just wanted to say I love the idea and message behind your blog. So inspirational and motivational. You’re doing amazing things for the world, thank you for sharing <3

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    • Holly
      March 2, 2014 at 7:07 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Sara – Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind and inspirational words. I really appreciate it. Come back again soon! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  12. Cindy Eikenberg
    March 2, 2014 at 6:23 am (11 months ago)

    Holly, everything looked so amazing and you outdid yourself! I am sad that was not able to be there in person but thrilled that I was able to help sponsor and so excited that the event was such a success! Thank you so much for sharing the day with us and at Best of the Weekend! Next year, I’m getting there in person!!! :) I’m so honored to be your friend – Hugs! xo

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    • Holly
      March 2, 2014 at 7:08 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Cindy – The feeling is completely mutual. Thank you so much for helping to promote this wonderful event and yes, we will definitely coordinate next year so you can be here. So honored to have you as a friend! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  13. CareAcross
    March 2, 2014 at 7:53 am (11 months ago)

    Congratulations for putting this together, and helping out!

    Oh by the way… Are all these edible?! Because they look delicious :)

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    • Holly
      March 3, 2014 at 6:49 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Care Across – Thanks so much for stopping by and yes, everything is edible. I made all of the confections myself. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  14. Shepi
    March 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm (11 months ago)

    Holly –
    What an amazing gift – to your friends and family, and to the warrior sisters and their families – thank you for sharing the pictures, the process, and the delicious food – ok, a few chocolates made it all the way home to John … but not as many as left your house in the husband-bag…..

    Apologies for not having gotten and read your book before this – but I started it yesterday, and couldn’t put it down! Even though I remembered many of the emails, and have shared adventures with you over the years, I was overwhelmed by the courage, grace, love, and joy you express not only in your life and through the diagnosis and fight, but eh joy with which you’ve embraced the responsibility of survivorship (Luke 12:48). Your choice to laugh through this, share the journey, and now to create a fun, useful, PINK website and books, and to be so responsive to others dealing with this disease, are inspiring to others wondering how to give back. God’s challenge and offer – thank you for the road map. Be warned – you may have many mini-me’s thriving in their own area because of your courageous example.

    Oh, and I’ve been giving my girl cousins a gift each year – your book will be 2014s – I suspect all have or will be dealing with such a challenge, and can find joy in the journey with you by their sides.

    With love, hugs and respect,

    – Shepi

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    • Holly
      March 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Shepi – Thank you for being a constant support and dear friend before, during, and after. It was a tough fight as you know, and I appreciate all of your support not just during treatment, but to the cause. This life isn’t anything I ever dreamed about, but I know that it is God’s gift to have me here doing what I do. And wow, very kind of you to give my ole coconut head as a present! Love and hugs, Holly

      Reply
  15. Marlene @Nosh My Way
    March 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm (11 months ago)

    I love all the pink ideas. stunning and such a great cause. I am a survivor so I am thankful for people like you. I found your blog from Feeding Big’s In and Out of the Kitchen party.

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    • Holly
      March 5, 2014 at 3:35 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Marlene – Thank you for visiting and big hugs to you my new warrior sister and friend. Please stop back again soon. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  16. Carin Clark
    March 4, 2014 at 10:02 am (11 months ago)

    This looks amazing! I wish I was able to attend. What an awesome way to raise money for such a worthy cause while also having a fabulous party. Great job!

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    • Holly
      March 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Carin – Thank you so much for stopping by to comment and hope you can make it to the next soiree! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  17. Kristina & Millie
    March 8, 2014 at 11:56 am (11 months ago)

    Looks beautiful, festive and delish! I am so glad your party turned out so awesome! Maybe we can make it next time!

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    • Holly
      March 9, 2014 at 9:22 am (11 months ago)

      Hi K&M – I’ll let you know for next year enough ahead of time so you can plan a trip to DC if you want to come! Would love to have your family join. Hugs, Holly

      Reply

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