Slumber Party for a Cause in Dallas Texas! Party photos, Bubbly, Cupcakes + More!
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and last Thursday, we hosted our Welcome to Dallas 'Slumber Party for a Cause' to benefit Genesis Women's Shelter and Support. We were able to host the event thanks to generous sponsors and bloggers, friends and Dallas entrepreneurs who were able to attend. Here are the photos from the night below.
Savvy Sleepers is donating 20% of every October Sale to Genesis as well as one of our luxe satin pillowcases for every bed in the shelter because we feel it's a luxury every woman deserves.
Guests were greeted with prosecco and an organic frozen blackberry to give off the effect of one of our favorite cocktails with a Wild Hibiscus flower.
Platinum Motors showed off a gorgeous pink Bently outside for its cause #RealMenDrivePink, and our Serenity Travel Size satin pillowcase was stationed at the lounge entrance.
A little glam to start the party off...
Cheers to Sweet Beat Vodka! Huge thanks to our Vodka sponsor - one of the hottest new adult beverages in Dallas. We made 'Savvy Sipper Cocktails' for guests with Sweet Beat Vodka, organic lemonade, a splash of blueberry juice and fresh berries. Follow Sweet Beat Vodka to find out more about future events here.
Savvy Sleepers Swag Bar! Genesis provided pens & nail files. Guests filled favor bags with savvy swag like smart phone wallets and creaseless hair-ties.
Drooling yet? These adorable cupcakes were created by local entrepreneur and founder of Jar Cakery. Special thanks to Frost Bank - celebrating 150 years in Texas this year - for sponsoring these adorable desserts so each guest could try a cupcake in a jar! Flavors included vanilla with cream cheese frosting topped with fresh blueberries, chocolate and pumpkin because who doesn't love pumpkin in the fall?! We LOVE Frost Bank!
Guests arrived and mingled before Bianca Jackson (in the pretty purple lace dress) of Genesis spoke about the reality of Domestic Violence and what Genesis Women's Shelter does to help women in need in the DFW area.
Special thanks to local Victory Park Freshii, for sponsoring the delicious Slumber Party Snacks! There are 4 locations already in Dallas and if you're trying to eat FRESH, check out this menu! Special thanks to Ruth's Chris steakhouse for cooking us a batch of sweet potatoes, as well!
Local fashion designer, Chelsea DeGray (center), donated one of her designs, a gorgeous dress to the shelter during the evening for a woman who may need it to wear to a special occasion.
DJ Jared & his brother, Torrey, actor and jewelry designer made the trip from Austin, Texas. You may recognize their sister, Amanda, from our Savvy Sleepers photoshoots and short film - The Love Note in San Francisco.
Bottom left- Cindy, of Foreign Fresh Fierce blog. Middle- Savvy Sleepers Marteting & Sales Director, Brittany and her BFF, Brittney who helped welcome guests!
Top middle photos- Berty, of Mad for Fashion blog. You know when you follow a blogger for a long time, and feel like you know them? It was great to finally meet Berty!
Top - Benny Black of Platiunum Motors and the Sweet Beat team!
Bottom- Blogger, Huong Vo, (who we've known for years back in our SF days) founder of HuongCTVO.
Bianca spoke about the services Genesis offers to women including legal help, short and long term shelter options and helping women with counseling.
Check out Platinum Motor Cars in Dallas or Houston to learn more about #RealMenDrivePink for Breast Cancer Awareness month which is also in October and how you can get involved and drive a Lambo or Bently while you're at it!
Shopping for a cause and DJ Jared Jenkins from Austin! Thank you to everyone who attended and please join our mailing list to learn about future events. Special thanks to Fine Feathers Portraits for all of the photos.