Category: Party

GeneralGalentine’s Day Guide

VDayBlogHeaderGalentinesGuide2February 14th gets plenty of hype, but all too often people forget about the importance of celebrating your gal pals . . . that’s where Galentine’s Day comes in! February 13th, or Galentine’s Day, is all about celebrating your female friendships. What’s the best way to celebrate? By throwing a little Galentine’s brunch bash and inviting all your besties! We’ve got a few tips to help make this Galentine’s Day the best one yet!

1) Heart-Shaped Deliciousness: You’d be amazed how many different foods can be made in the shape of a heart! We recommend you invest in some heart cookie cutters and get creative. Pancakes, french toast, eggs, fruit, doughnuts, all these brunch classics (and more!) can be turned into Galentine’s themed treats.

2) Signature Sippers: Mimosas are the quintessential brunch beverage, so give then a Galentine’s twist by using ruby red grapefruit juice or cranberry juice instead of the traditional OJ. Or, skip the champagne all together and try mixing juice with the clear soda of your choice to add some bubbly fun. Don’t forget to garnish! We say go with some sweet strawberries, or take a little inspo from our first tip and garnish with a piece of heart shaped melon.

3) Creative Cards: Show your gal pals how much their friendship matters with a homemade Galentine’s Day card. You can look for inspiration from famous besties (you’re the Anne Perkins to my Leslie Knope!), or break out the doilies and red paper and make something that captures the style of the season. Either way, gifting your girls with a little homemade card is a heartfelt way to let them know you care!

Like the heart doughnuts pictured above? Check out Making Nice in the Midwest for the full recipe!

MusicLuLu*s Wicked Weekend Playlist

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 Ghosts, goblins, ghouls, oh my! LuLu*s is gearing up for Halloween, and it’s time to get a little wicked with our spookiest playlist yet. We just could not resist putting together a scary soundtrack for the most epic Halloween dance party! We hope you zombie-walk the night away with these tunes to keep you creepy!

“Thriller” – Michael Jackson

“Monster Mash” – Bobby Picket

“Howlin’ For You” – The Black Keys

“I Put A Spell On You” – Bette Midler (original by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)

“Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon

GeneralEmployee Picks: Backyard Games

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Summertime is party time, and  here at LuLu*s, we love a good outdoor party game! Check out some of our favorite games and try them out at your next backyard bash!

Games

Bocce Ball

“Summertime means breaking out the bocce ball set and playing casually in the warm evenings. Originating in Italy, this sport is professionally played on crushed oyster shells (so fancy!). If you can’t find a court, it is just as much fun to play on a level field of grass. We dare you to challenge our boss to a game; she’s the one to beat!” – Brittany, Buyer

Never played bocce? Find out how to play here!

Spikeball

“Spikeball is a great way to have fun with your friends anywhere! The portable equipment and simple set up makes it perfect for fun on the go. It’s a quirky mix of volleyball and four square that can be played in pairs. It’s easy to catch on, but definitely a challenge to become a pro!” — Amy, Customer Service

Lean all about spikeball here, then teach your friends!

Cornhole

“My favorite backyard game is cornhole. Growing up in Wisconsin, we called it ‘bags.’ I love playing it at tailgates and BBQs with family and friends. It’s especially fun when my friends and I beat the boys!” — Lauren, Customer Service

Cornhole is fun and easy to learn! Check out the rules here.

What’s your favorite backyard game?

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FashionStyle Studio at NYFW!

Fashion Week! We love it so much. So even though NYC ‘s forecast predicted a major winter storm, you better believe that we were on a plane all the way from California to bring another Style Studio to NYC. Nemo was lame anyway, totally unimpressive blizzard!

We partied all night with our favorite bloggers, gave away a ton of free fashion and beauty swag and had a blast while doing it! Take a look below for some snaps of the fun and shenanigans!

Emily of It Girl Rag Doll, Erin of Calivintage and Bianca of  Avant Blargh.

Tieka of Selective Potential and her beau. Such a darling couple.

NYX Cosmetics is one of our personal faves and they were so awesome to send over two super talented makeup artists to provide eye and lip touchups.

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FashionLuLu*s at Snowball 2012!

Last weekend we jumped on a plane, suitcases full of all the best LuLu*s pieces, to one of the best fashion events of the year! Two Point Oh! LA and their awesome network of bloggers, throws an annual LA fashion blogger holiday party called Snowball. This was our second year in attendance and we were so excited to meet all the girls in the network and to have a night full of fashion and giveaways! Of course we brought the famous spinning prize wheel and gifted some of the hottest holiday dresses. There were sparkles and sequins everywhere! Some lucky winners even took home $100 gift cards to Lulus.com! It was a great way to kick off the holiday season and to party with some amazing ladies!

Take a look at some of the amazing event photos below!

Party-goers having a blast!

Blogger Joo of Love Joo Kim blog looking gorgeous in a sequined LuLu*s dress!

Deciding on a favorite is hard work!

Blogger Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland wearing a LuLu*s  exclusive Ballroom Lessons Strapless Black Dress!

Wooo! The spinning wheel is always a hit!

Blogger Mara of M Loves M looking gorgeous with her sweet husband, Matthew!

A cute blogger wearing our Exceeding Ex-Spike-tations dress, ready to spin the wheel!

Blogger Bethany of Snakes Nest having a blast with friends!

Cuddled up! So cute.

Thanks again Two Point Oh! LA. We had a blast and can’t wait for next year!

 photos by Marla Verdugo