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Thursday, March 27, 2008

MMP Fun Night in Chicago

Has it really been a week and a half since I returned from Chicago? I can't believe it's been that long! We had so much fun together. I never wanted it to end...

Here's a rundown of the evening:

After a Wine and Cheese Reception at the Country Living Event, we headed back to the Brownstone. Once there, we ordered Chicago-style Pizza and got ready for our Outrageous Tiara Contest to begin. Weeks before, Joyce had given us a challenge to design an outrageous tiara to wear in a tiara pageant. The prize--a gorgeous ring shaped like a tiara, sparkling with diamonds:

It was so much fun coming up with an idea! Being from Texas and the resident pink Tea Queen, mine just had to reflect those I came up with a Cowboy Hat Tea Tiara:

I didn't snap many pictures, but there are many in other MMP blogs this week. Hope you will hop over to the MMP blog to see a few more!

The 4 Finalists: Christine, Michelle, Francie, and (you can't see her) Cathy

Michelle from Rose Petals and Blooms won the ring. Her Tiara was almost 3 ft. high and lit up! She deserved to win! Congratulations, Michelle!

After the Tiara Parade and contest, we brought out wrapped gifts for a Yankee Swap Pamper-Me-Pink Gift Exchange. It was a blast! The favorite gift was a huge basket of chocolates from a Chicago chocolate store. I thought we were going to have to call the police over that one! I had #1 and could have had it Cathy, but didn't know how I was going to carry it back on the plane... I should have thought of shipping it home! Cathy did!
Sharon and Cathy fighting over the basket. (Joyce , Lily, and Cindy are just innocent by-standers!)

We had lots of laughs that faded into girl talk until the wee hours. A few hours of sleep and then it was time to head home. It was hard saying goodbye. We have been talking on the forum at MakeMinePink daily for so long. It felt like we had known each other forever....

Many thanks go out to Joyce Lucas and her family (Jim, Sarah, Katie and baby Lily) for all the planning and work that went into this gathering. It was a most memorable experience. Pink Bear Hugs to you all!
Until next time...

1 comment:

Charli and me said...

What fun! I love that idea.