Saturday, June 15, 2013


Verizon Crowdtap VIP — hosted party

BlackBerry® Z10 Party


      As a member of Crowdtap, often you are given opportunities to host awesome parties and sample shares! This time I got to host a party celebrating the launch of the BlackBerry Z10! BlackBerry and Verizon chose me to be a brand advocate to help educate people in all the ways the BlackBerry Z10 can help 'Keep You Moving'. Educating my guests at the party lead to an opportunity for them to win a BlackBerry Z10 of their own!

I was provided with a party kit to help get the party started! Here's what was in the party kit:
  • • Party Handbook
  • • Active BlackBerry® Z10
  • • $150 AmEx Gift Card
  • • Ten USB pens for your party guests 
I was shocked to receive such an amazing party kit!! I used the Gift Card to buy food, alcohol, drink mix, cups, plates, and a plastic cutlery set. It's so nice weather wise..I decided to grill out and make a bunch of mixed drinks!

We made Long Island Ice Teas, Screwdrivers, Margaritas!

Yum! So good!!

Macaroni Salad

Zuccini Squash


Black Angus Steak!

Black Angus Steak and Filet Mignon

Cooking the Steaks!

Cooked Steak

Everyone was so excited to learn about all of the things that the BlackBerry Z10 was capable of. I showed the BlackBerry Hub first to get them acquainted with it. "It's so easy to navigate!" Says most of the guests. 
Then I showed off the ease of the keyboard! I love how it customizes itself to your keystrokes. And the flick feature is so awesome! I also like how the phone remembers words you use and makes them available.
I was so excited to show off the photo features! I love the time shift feature! This is such a great feature!! You actually have a choice of what things look like in your photo by a few seconds forward and backward! Someone making a strange face? Just rewind or fast forward their face to make the photo look perfect! You can fix just one person's face or everyone's! 

Here are some selfie shots I took with the BlackBerry Z10's camera!

 I'm so excited for the photo options!! I love that you can take a photo in burst mode..and get more than one shot of the same get the best. And that you can rewind or fast forward time on the photo to make sure you get the best face from everyone! I can't wait to try these features!
Everyone had so much fun learning about all the cool things the BlackBerry Z10 does! And then I showed them the video I created before the party!

It was so easy to make! And you can edit the order of the photos and video within at any time! You can also change the music and borders..It's really amazing how much the phone can do! I then took a video at the party and incorporated that and photos from the party into another video. Party guests were instructed to send photos to me with the guidelines "What Keeps You Moving". It could be their family, friends, job, hobbies, world travels. This video created using the BlackBerry Z10 will be the way that Party Guests could possibly win a BlackBerry Z10 of their own! Anyone who sent photos that were incorporated into the Party Video and has an active Twitter account has a chance of winning 1 of 24 BlackBerry Z10 phones! I provided everyone with the Video link to the BlackBerry Z10 Party so they could enter to win! Here's the video!

 It was so much fun having drinks, eating a bunch of barbeque food and educating people about the BlackBerryZ10! 
A gift for answering the Poll questions on the event page prior to the party!

All of the extras that came with the phone

Love the BlackBerry Z10!

Showing how to use the phone

Teaching how to swipe using the phone

Explaining about the features of the phone

I was so happy to have this party guide! Made the party so easy to host!

Thank you BlackBerry and Verizon

Thursday, June 13, 2013

'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Premiere Viewing Party


As a member of Crowdtap, often you are blessed with the opportunity to host parties and give out samples to your friends to help promote brands. I was so lucky to be chosen to host a Premiere Viewing Party for The Real Housewives of New Jersey for the new season that started Sunday, June 2 on Bravo!

If you watch TRHONJ, then you know that this show is packed full of amazing clothes, teased hair, drinks, and DRAMA galore!! I thought the best way to watch the premiere of Season 5 is to dress up like the Real Housewives, make a bunch of crazy drinks, and gossip with ladies!

Crowdtap and Bravo (Real Housewives of New Jersey) hooked me up with an amazing party kit and 2 gift cards to help with my party! I received a $25 gift card for party accessories and a $15 gift card to iTunes to make a cool "Jersified" play list for my party! I decided to have pizza, and cocktails!

Cranberry Pomegranate Martinis!

Here's my Real Housewives of New Jersey Playlist:

1. Mambo Italiano   Dean Martin
2. Livin' on a Prayer  Bon Jovi
3. That's Amore  Dean Martin
4. Bad Things   Meiko
5. Money Can't Buy You Class   Countess Luann
6. Rockstar  Melissa Gorga
7. How many Times   Melissa Gorga
8. Bitch  Meredith Brooks
9. Hollaback Girl  Gwen Stefani
10. Humps   Fergie

Watching with the ladies made the premiere so fun! We laughed and made fun of some of the faces that the ladies made!

It was so much fun watching the show! I love how the little girls seemed totally unaffected by their parents actions..they just want to have fun and be happy!


As usual, this was a very Teresa heavy episode!

You could tell how the older daughter felt about them meeting after not being invited to the birthday!

 I decided to try and make myself look like one of the Real Housewives! Here's a photo!