While I talk craft and family here at Make and Takes, I also co-host an amazing blogging party called SocialLuxe Lounge. Along with Allison of Petit Elefant and Jane of This Week for Dinner, this was our 3rd time hosting. It was party time central in NYC last month in partnership with Edy’s Slow Churned Ice Cream and it was so-much-fun!

Here’s a little wrap up of how it all went. This video says it all:

The Slow Churned team and Operation Smile: Along with Vanessa Lachey, Edy’s ice cream was a happenin’ booth. There was ice cream to taste, pictures to take, and a celebrity to hob-nob with.

Wilsonart with Summer Baltzer: We loved the set up of a gorgeous counter top from Wilsonart, complete with design consulting from an HGTV star, Summer Baltzer.

BISSELL with Jill Zarin: Real housewives don’t use rags, they get out the BISSELL Spotbot, which was shown off with Real Housewives of New York, Jill Zarin.

Unreal Candy: With fun candy filled party bags, we learned a lot about the candy we eat and how to get unjunked with Unreal!

Ubisoft Games: Along with Scott and his dance fever, attendees got their groove on with Just Dance and Ubisoft.

The SocialLuxe Swag: We were showered with amazing goodies from fabulous swag sponsors.

Modify Watches, Kalua, GoGo Squeez, Lion Brand Yarn, Cafe Rio Restaurants, PIXI Beauty, Mabel’s Labels, Netflix, Epiphanie Bags, Wall Pop Decals, Munchkin, Daily Buzz Moms, Mixed Bags

**All photography by Justin Hackworth Photography and CL Buchanan Photography.