Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Arizona Blogger Meetup (3/26)...DETAILS


We are so excited to announce the following details about the Arizona Blogger Meetup that is taking place on Saturday, March 26th.

The main event is dinner, which will be taking place at La Bocca on Mill Ave. in Tempe at 7pm. We've booked this great local spot knowing that it can accommodate all of our needs including delicious food, a great price and capacity. The dinner will cost $17 per person, and will provide plenty of food and space for us without us having to rent out a pricey venue. Plus, Mill Ave. is centrally located and allows meet up-goers the freedom to use public transportation and also provides a wide range of before and after activities.

So, like I mentioned above, the cost for our private party/buffet style dinner is $17 per person and includes the following (vegetarian options included):
  • 10 assorted bruschettas
  • 1 large goat cheese and pear salad
  • 20 assorted pizzas 
  • raffle with prizes
  • event photographer
*drinks will be paid individually, on separate tabs

In order to enter the event, you MUST be pre-paid by Wednesday, March 23rd. Please send your payment of $17 per person to sometimessweetblog@gmail.com via paypal and be sure to specify your full name (and any paid guests' names) in the notes section. Because this is a buffet style dinner, any guests in attendance must pay the $17. Thanks for understanding. :)

Also, as mentioned above there will be a raffle and many amazing shops and businesses have donated items that will be given away throughout the night! Some of the items included: treats from world-famous Miette Cakes in San Francisco,  a gift basket from Frances Vintage and Smeeks Candy Shop in Phoenix, and a $40 gift certificate to The Blue Balloon, just to name a few. Additionally, there will be a professional photographer in attendance to capture this special evening.

And even better, the meet up is an ALL-DAY event! Here's the full schedule:
  • 12pm- Meet at Civic Space Park in Phoenix, hang out and get to know one another
  • 1pm- Go on a walking tour of downtown Phoenix, hitting Mercantile, Misty's Vintage, Cityscape, Cartel Coffee Lab, and end at The Grow-Op (with a few extra stops along the way)
  • 2:30pm- Work on crafts with The Grow-Op crew (flower boxes and flower crowns)
  • 4pm- Check out Butter Toast and other local shops around Roosevelt Row
  • Afterward- head over to Tempe via car or lightrail, freshen up in the space provided by ALoft, enjoy a refreshment or two in their adorable bar (under 21 is okay), and get ready for a fun evening at La Bocca which is right down the street!
We are all SO excited and cannot wait to meet you! Please comment below or email me if you have any questions and one of us will get back to you right away.

See you soon!

40 comments:

  1. wish i could come! can't wait to see pictures!

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  2. I don't want to be a party pooper but I don't think downtown Cartel is open on the weekends. They only cater to the business clientele. May I suggest Giant (amazing space + boutique), JoBot (great crepes here as well), Royal Coffee Bar at PPM, or Lux.

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  3. Just to be clear, it's okay to join in the other events without attending dinner, right?

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  4. Wish I could come, that sounds like such a fun day out :) damn me being in Scotland.

    http://notsocountry.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  5. Awww.... I wish I could come... Although I'm not a blogger, so that would be kind of weird! Haha!

    Waiting anxiously for pics! :)

    xoxo
    Duda

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  6. I'm super stoked!!!! I'll bring my camera too, so we can record all the during the day stuff. Can't wait to meet everyone and get inspired!

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  7. I'm so excited for this!!! It sounds even better then I thought it was going to be, which is kind of crazy to think about. I can't wait!! ^_^ Thank you so much for putting all this together.

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  8. Awesome, I just sent in the money! :) I'm so excited!

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  9. Wish I could go! Sounds like a blast!

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  10. I'm so terribly jealous! If I weren't getting married that day, I might just book a flight. ; )

    XO
    Carly

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  11. Yay! Going to try and make it! Very exciting!

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  12. Why did I already take my spring break? This day sounds perfect!

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  13. This outing is going to be tons of fun. If I don't get to make this get together, I will definitly make the next one... there is going to be another one... right?

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  14. Sounds like so much fun. I'll let you know by the 23rd. I also wanted to stop by your blog and say THANK YOU for donating towards Venessa's adoption. You are awesome. And so super sweet to help out a total stranger. Looking forward to meeting you. XO

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  15. @Samantha thanks so much! I will look into those places :)

    @aki! Yes, it's definitely okay to come to what you can make it to, and the $17 only applies to the dinner!

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  16. O my gosh. This sounds like so much fun! My sister will be in town from Hawaii and we're going to Lady Gaga at night so we can't make it to dinner but we definitely want to join the morning festivities! Excited to meet everyone! :)

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  17. Just sent payment. I'll be there for dinner. :)

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  18. Danielle, in that case, I don't think I RSVPed before, but I'd like to attend the other events.

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  19. Ooh, I'm still seeing if I can go or not, but this sounds great. Will there be a list of attendees up sometime? That would be fun to see!

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  20. I'm so jealous! Wish I could meet all these cool girls!

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  21. Definately attending!
    i second the list of attendees (if possible) it would be nice to see everyone who will be coming :)

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  22. This sounds so awesome! VERY tempting...

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  23. SOOO glad I heard about this! Looks like an amazing event AND I love La Bocca! Can't wait to meet some fellow bloggers.

    www.poorgirlrichfood.com

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  24. offfffffffffff course this is when i will be in vegas. bummer. can't WAIT to see pics though!

    <3

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  25. Fun, Fun!! Thank you for organzing all of this! I won't be able to attend the other festivities but I'll be there for dinner. I'll be submitting my payment soon :)

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  26. I will not be able to be there until 3:30! Where can I find you all?

    Can't wait for this!

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  27. I'll be there! I'm newish to Phoenix and can't wait to meet some fellow bloggers. I'll be bringing a blogging friend as well!

    ❤ Katherine

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  28. This is such a great idea! So excited to come meet everyone! :) Should be great weather that day too! :)

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  29. I never knew there were so many Arizona bloggers until seeing this post!?! I'm so excited but sad I can't make it to this meet up. Perhaps there will be another one in the future?

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  30. I'm so excited! I will be there for everything except the dinner. (I guess this my RSVP then? Since I won't be sending you a PayPal, obviously. Oh and it's just going to be me, no guests.)

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  31. Can't wait to meet everyone! :) It sounds like a great day! Can't make the dinner because of a prior engagement, but love the walking tour during the day! :)

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  32. i think i can make it... so i paid just incase...

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  33. Oh man! I really, really want to do this! I just found out about it today though! Dang it! The dinner is probably out for me but I might try and make the rest.......

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  34. Money has been sent, plans are on the calendar... See you guys in a few days! =)

    And They Lived Happily Ever After...

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  35. Awe. I've been on "bed rest" with some pregnancy complications! Hope we can do this again :)!

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  36. Oh my goodness! I just found this, and I wish I had seen it a month ago! I'm here in AZ and would love to meet up with other bloggers. Hope there are more meet-ups in the future! :)

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