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#LATEPOST: TREAT YO' SELF


(Super late post, but here goes!)

Last month, on behalf of Burger Pawty, I had the honour of hosting an event for International Women's Day called TREAT YO' SELF. This event was an intimate self-love exhibit with a goal is to showcase the city’s local #girlbosses, while celebrating being empowered, bright and (simply put) badass women!

TYS was set up like a fair (the best way I could describe it to people), with different stations set up throughout the venue for guests to explore. There was music, interactive self-love exercises, some drinks (why not?), a selfie station (!!!), a pop up shop for new BP merch, and of course, BURGERS! To sweeten the deal, a portion of the proceeds went towards Dress For Success Toronto: an amazing non-profit organization geared towards helping women work towards self-sufficiency.

Anyway, I don't want to spoil it for you, so read more for more info + some really cool pics, taken by the one and only JC!  


SIGN IN TABLE
Guests were able to pick up their event maps here (sponsored by Liv Digital) + if anyone brought an item to donate to DFS Toronto, he/she was eligible for a $5 voucher to be used to purchase food, a drink or merch at the event - it's a win win, baby!


(set up time = coco loco)


These pretty pink balloons + others were sponsored by the babe, Balloon Bar!


DREAM TEAM WALL
Guests were encouraged to add their business card to the wall - ultimately creating the best #girlgang out there (IMHO).


COMPLIMENT WALL
"Take one. Keep one. Pass it on."


"You stay winning"


Andrea listening in on the video installation by Burger Pawty x The E Project. Guests were able to pick up the headphones to listen and tune into a video for a few local boss babes explaining what they loved most about being women.


After all that, you got to write down your reason on a post it note and stick it on the wall.


TREATS
I spy with my little eye some mini paleo donuts from The Purple Coconut + some mini pufs by Fancy Pufs!


(a close up of this beautiful donut wall *heart eye emojis for days*)


AIN'T NO PAWTY LIKE A BURGER PAWTY
Some Barbie Burgers + Dream Burgers on deck, of courrrrrrrrrrse!


BURGER PAWTY x MIMP MAGAZINE POP UP SHOP
The sweeties over at Mimp Mag were kind enough to curate a cute space for our merch + some of their goodies, too! See below for more pics!


(Burger Pawty's WORLDWIDE notebooks + Mimp's pins and mags)


(The cutest pink corner closet I ever did see!)


I GOT THE KEYS KEYS KEYS
BP key tags were also for sale!


MY GOODIE$
These Mimp Mag totes held the oh-so-amazing gift bags our guests were able to leave with at the end of the evening. Special thanks to the following people for making it all possible: Mimp Magazine, Goods & Cargo, Dress For Success Toronto, Balloon Bar, Squish Candy, Sharp Sugar, Sundae, Big Ass Piñata x Love Lettering / Pose Cards, EVIO Beauty Group, PUR Gum, Tease Tea, The Nail and Champagne Bar + Easy. Period ♥ ♥ ♥


PO' IT UP, PO' IT UP
We also had some fun sips to liven up the pawty!


Shout out to Amanda + Justin from Salty Paloma for being the best bartenders a girl could ask for! Special thanks to NUTRL Vodka + Greenhouse Juice for sponsoring the event, as well!


We also cannnnottttt forget the ladies over at Party Pops for supplying these super delicious alcoholic freezies. Spoiler alert: THEY WERE A HIT!



SMASH THAT DOUBT!
Ok ok ok... so one of my favvvvourite installations of the evening came from Big Ass Piñata. When I reached out to her for this project, I thought she would've thought this idea was nuts! But lo' and behold, she understood my vision. This installation encouraged guests to write down their fears, doubts and insecurities and toss 'em into the piñata. This would then figuratively "smash" their doubt away - even if it was just for a moment! When it was time to take the cards out of the piñata, so many of those words hit close to home. Long story short: YOU ARE NOT ALONE in this... we all go through it, and we all will overcome it ♥


SELFIE STATION
Oh oh oh! The super babe from Make It Pretty put together the ultimate "Pretty In Pink" selfie station


(You know it's poppin' when even the guys give it a whirl lol)


The sweetest sounds brought to you by DJ Steph Honey


TOO. MUCH. FUN.



I hope you enjoyed this lil' recap of this lil' big event I poured my heart into. All I ever wanted was to throw a group of girls (and guys!) together to celebrate the wonder that is the woman. Self love is often overlooked, and this event was meant to inspire and spark that passion inside all of us to do just that. It was a dream come true to put something together like this, and by the skin of my teeth, I was able to pull it all off! Thanks, of course, to my bf + friends for pulling through, as usual - y'all are the real MVPs. Final thank you goes out to Goods & Cargo for letting me use their dope a$$ space!

To more self love,