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1. Where do all the party girls go when it’s 5:00 p.m. in San Francisco?! Simple. We’re all at Lolo’s – our new coveted spot. This bright and cozy mexican food restaurant serves up the best margs and shrimp tacos in the city. Don’t believe us? Check them out yourself.

2. Obviously we’re all for the “little things”, duh. So, of course we scouted this Coordinates bracelet and died when we learned its sweet meaning. This bracelet, customizable when you order, allows you to add the place of someone special to you, or hey if you can’t seem to remember where you live when the clock strikes midnight we’ve found your solution.

3. Chocolate cravings happen – there’s no way around it! Justin’s organic dark chocolate peanut butter cups make us feel less bad about surrendering to our cravings. We’re big fans.

Breakups Are Like Cookies

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Breakups Are Like Cookies.

Breaking up with anyone sucks. There is no fancy or fun way to say that, so there it is, unglamorous as it’ll ever be. Think about it, you have these amazing times with someone only to learn they’re no longer that person, they let you down, or hey, maybe you just grew apart from one another. Whatever the reason was, it happened and it needed to for you to become the person you’re meant to be. Yes, we truly stand behind that.

Breaking-up not braking-up is a funny way to think of a break up. You’re breaking things apart, not stopping them for a slight second to tap the brakes, you know? You are distancing yourself from that person and cutting them out of your life.

Here, let’s get a visual shall we? You have this fabulous and rather large cookie (duh we’re using food as an example) in both hands and you break it apart. Does it go right down the middle in a seamlessly even split? Absolutely no. It never breaks evenly. There’s always one larger side and one smaller. Some of us choose to keep the larger side for ourselves and others give the larger side to the person their sharing with. Quite telling if you think about it. Which do you usually do? Better yet, which do you do in a break up?

So now that you’re hungry and have a full visual of what we’re talking about in terms of carbs, think about yourself for a moment. Have you ever had that ground shaking can’t eat, can’t sleep, wowthatpersonbeyonddisappointedme break- up? We all have. Yes, even Beyoncé had boy problems at one time too, it’s true. If you have been through something like this would you have kept the larger side of the cookie for yourself? Boy, we sure hope so.

Chances are though that you haven’t done this if you’ve gone through a break up. Harsh? No, it’s just true because we’ve done it to. You gave that person who hurt you everything including your biggest most important asset – your heart. Then let that person disappoint you more when they didn’t want to put things back together. Yeah…you gave them that huge side of the cookie, the one that was less baked and had more chocolate chips. Why didn’t you keep the big half of the cookie (your heart) for yourself when this was going down? The answer is probably because you’re a kind and compassionate person.

You’re so kind in fact you might have concerned yourself with that other person more in the situation and forgotten about a little person called you. You need to be kind to you. You can come first in this situation, duh.

After reading countless emails about women receiving our You Don’t Need Him Anyway packages and dealing with various stages of ending relationships – we can say we do know a little bit about the subject. Hey, even we have gone through hell-ish break-ups E! would be impressed with. Our point is you need to start keeping the bigger half of the cookie when it comes to break-ups. You are your own best friend and your own worst enemy, so why make this hard. You Don’t Need Him Anyway, so throw yourself a party, eat a cookie, and move on without the loser.

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1. Burgundy nails. We like our wine dark red, yes, but more recently our nails too! We’re seeing this color pop up every where since its recent debut on the red carpet. It’s the perfect “fun meets sophisticated” winter transitional color, and your nails don’t arrive before you do if you get what we mean?

2. Finding that oh-so-perfect chocolate to compliment you is a series of dating in itself. Are you the serial chocolate eater who goes through the entire box only to still find yourself unsatisfied? Stop right there. We’ve found your prince charming. He’s a little, um, rough around the edges with his name, but we assure you, it’s whats under the wrapping that counts. Meet Dude Sweet Chocolate, our match made in heaven. Pssst! He may or may not be featured in our Cue Cupid package currently.

3. We realize not everyone lives here in San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit (or drool at your desk about what we’re eating)! We’re obsessing over Foreign Cinema and highly recommend you making 1, or 3 stops when in San Fran, or scooting on over if you live here currently. This place not only has to-die-for food, but the ambiance..ah, behold perfection. They play movies on the side of the building outside under a canopy of lights whilst you enjoy your 5 star meal…sold? Check it out here.

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3 things template 1.281. If you’re anything like us, your phone is constantly dying when you go out. Maybe you’ve even gone as far as to tote your charger around to bars with you? This adorable Mighty Purse clutch has changed all this with its ability to charge your phone right from the inside of the bag! Crazy right? It’s worth every penny.

2. You’ve heard of a rat’s nest, right? The one that lives atop select heads in the mornings? A real pain to comb through we must say. Believe it or knot, the Wet Brush is the solution to this rat’s nest post shower! Broken hairs and tangles be gone, we’re never looking back.

3.  What we’re reading you ask? How To Be A Party Girl by Pat Montandon. This book is an old school go-to on all the basics of well, yes, a party girl. Montadon, named the “Queen of California” and San Francisco socialite walks us through everything from how to host a party to how to dress and be a true party woman. We may or may not have snagged a few few edition copies. Don’t read? Use it as a coffee table book, duh.

 

What’s In A Name?

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What’s in a name?

Sort of a profound little line that you might hear someone having a kid or a grandparent say, right? Either way, it’s a great question to ask. Recently there’s been some chatter around “What exactly IS Packed Party?” people have compared us to Birch Box, or other “boxed” goodies, but truthfully we’d like to say that we’re really quite different from it all.

I’m here to tell you that Packed Party is a package, not a box. What!? Aren’t they one in the same you might ask? Not quite! A Packed Party is a form of a care package, a gift if you will, sent to yourself or someone else to show you really care. These packages define “the little things” we all care about the most. I’ve grown up a firm believer in these “little things,” knowing that they make people feel loved. Making people feel special is defined in so many different ways by different people, but making people feel special as defined by me, is throwing them a party (in the form of a gift of course) – and who doesn’t like receiving a package, or any kind of mail for that matter? If you can’t throw a party for yourself or someone else to say hello, happy birthday, or you’re going to get through whatever it is, you might want to rethink things a bit. You’ll always hear girls say, “it’s the little things that mean the most to me”, so here it is, our team just did the legwork for you!

Why would I spend the time explaining what this is? The answer is simple- It’s all in the name! My name for instance can be quite confusing for many people. Whether it’s been my first day of kindergarten or interviewing for a job, most people see the name Jordan and assume I’m a guy, it’s always been sort of a game for me seeing the look on their faces when we meet and to their shock I’m most definitely a girl! I wanted to use this post, like meeting these people and surprising them, as a chance to show you who we really are. Unfortunately I don’t have the chance to meet every single one of you and show you what’s in our name, but this should give you some of the insight you need about us.

Have you heard how Packed Party was dreamt up? Maybe vaguely? I was having a bit of a “Pity Party” after moving to San Francisco for a new job, and woke up from a dream about actually being able to send themed party packages like a Pity Party to yourself or someone you care for. I’m a self-proclaimed homebody, and someone who loves all things events-related (two vastly different things), so combining my love for staying-in and throwing a party for your self with my weakness for a fabulous theme produced Packed Party. All of the parties we have launched with are based on real life occurrences (yes, we’ve all been through em’). Whether a birthday, or a break-up there’s a party for anything and as you know; it only takes one to have a packed party.

So you’ll hear us say that-“It only takes one to have a Packed Party” and you might wonder how that makes sense. Have you ever been at a jam-packed party and not known a soul in the room? Maybe you felt like it might have been a better idea to stay home? With our packages, like our logo states, we’re really all you need to have the party all to yourself. Obviously we’ve launched with 5 packages this first month, but we have plenty more parties up our sleeves, I promise.

My hope is when you see one of our packages on your doorstep you smile knowing someone thought enough of you to send a celebration, or you thought enough of yourself to start your own party. Each of our packages contents are being kept a surprise as to add to the fun of receiving (stop trying to peek, you). Trust me, I’ve mastered throwing my own party, and would love to help you throw yours.

XX,

The Original Party Girl