I feel as though my experience as a blogger has peaked as of Saturday night. After being approached by the lovely Justine of Brand About Town, I invited 30 Boston-area socialites [in my eyes] to come join me for a night of mingling, cocktails, and GAMING!
When I saw the invite, I did a double take. Location: The State Room in Boston. For out-of-towners, let's just say that The State Room is one of the.coolest.venues in Boston. Its located in Faneuil Hall, and is the site for many gorgeous weddings, due to the stunning view of all of Boston.I arrived at 6:51 pm to get there a few minutes before the party started, at 7pm. A guy in a tuxedo told us it would be 9 more minutes until we could go up. I told him that I was supposed to be there early, and he said 'Are you Julie? Why didn't you say something! Come with me, and the rest of you can come up in 9 minutes' (he was very professional.)
I walk into the most fabulously decorated room EVER! Its like they knew my favorite colors were hot pink and black [hell, i was even WEARING those colors!] The room was set up in stations, so a group of girls could try a different Nintendo DSi Game. Each Station you completed you would get a charm. White Wine, Red Wine and Champagne were passing by on trays left and right the entire evening. The appetizers spread could have been taken straight from my wedding..
There was one station that showed you all the fun features the DSi has before you even put in a game. You can: take pictures, go online and check your email, record yourself singing Boys II Men's Its So Hard to Say Goodbye To Yesterday, take a picture of yourself, or use the other photo lens to take a picture of the room, record yourself singing Pieces of Me by Ashlee Simpson, edit photos, add paws onto your photos.
Speaking of music, when I noticed how hot their playist was, I figured it was part of The State Room itself, but then I saw these cute little putt putts sitting in the corner. The hot playlist? Coming from their iTunes that was playing through on these speakers connected to this cute little Nintendo DSi. Le Swoon. Too bad my birthday is on Wednesday, with such short notice, I don't think anyone will be able to buy these speakers for me! There's always Christmas!
All in All, it really was a magical night, sounds corny, but yeah, I couldn't get over how lovely everything was. There were so many different groups of friends of mine that attended and some new friends that I met in person for the first time, and it was pretty cool to see everyone in the same room, having a blast. I like how it was the Girl's Guide to Gaming. I think I hang out around boys way too much. It was such a cool, peaceful ambiance being around only ladies. Plus I think girls playing video games is sexy. And I bet you the boys will agree!
Thank you again, Brand About Town and Nintendo, for making me look A LOT cooler to my friends than I could ever be. I think it was a great success!
And the after party in Boston that night with 10 of the ladies? Oh... that is a whole other post, where I meet & grab a picture with a celebrity that actually HAS his very own Nintendo DSi game.
Coming soon. (follow my twitter if you need a spoiler alert of who it is)