Photo Credit: Jolie Anne Photography
In all the years I’ve lived in the West Valley, I had never been to Lake Pleasant! Lake Pleasant Cruises invited the West Valley Moms Blog to a sunset cruise on The Phoenix and we jumped at the opportunity! As we drove to the dock, I felt like I wasn’t in Arizona anymore. All that gorgeous water, surrounded by the most breathtaking mountains. Who knew that this oasis was right in my backyard!
Lake Pleasant Cruises regularly hosts dinner cruises, sunset cocktail cruises with live music and more. You can also rent out The Phoenix for birthday parties, weddings or special events. We decided to host a favorite things party while aboard The Phoenix. Basically we showered our contributors with all of our favorite things, plus some fun giveaways!
First up, I couldn’t throw a favorite things party without my favorite thrift store being involved. Savers so graciously sent bags, heart sunnies, water bottles and even a gift certificate for all of our contributors. You can usually find me in the book aisle or searching for crafts supplies at Savers.
Bellapia Designs, a local handmade shop, sent over one of their gorgeous kimonos to give away at our party. I adore her handmade clothing for toddlers and babies!
Our favorite things party wouldn’t have been complete without a Jelly Belly bar! We had bags available for guests to scoop up jelly beans and munch on during the festivities. Jelly Belly also sent all of our guests home with a big box of jelly beans. Definitely our favorite candy!
I felt a bit like Oprah being able to shower our guests with gifts, especially when it came to some of my favorite craft supplies from CraftProjectIdeas.com. Guests took home stickers, pom poms and glitter.
Smarty Pants Vitamins gave our contributors samples of all of their vitamins. My family loves the no sugar added vitamins for kids and the adult complete vitamins.
We got to give away 3 darling banners from Sweet Banner of Mine, a local Etsy shop. They make the cutest birthday and wedding banners!
We were thrilled to give away baby food from Beach Nut. My daughter is addicted to the butternut squash!
One of the most popular gifts of the night was a gift card from See’s Candies. There’s a See’s Candies located at Park West in the West Valley! We can’t wait to stop by.
Reclaimed wood monogram signs from Ava Berry Lane, another local shop, have been on my favorite things list for awhile and we gave one of her gorgeous monograms away to one of our lucky contributors. I would have been jealous, but I already ordered a sign for myself.
Our contributors adored their Letter Craft Arizona keychains! Letter Craft also makes the most gorgeous wooden signs and we love that they are local! Last but certainly not least, Jar of Buttons, so thoughtfully made personalized buttons for all of our guests using our blog logos. Everyone felt so special!
Such a fun party and watching the sun set over Lake Pleasant was so relaxing. A sunset cruise would make for a romantic date night, I can’t wait to take my husband out there!
What’s YOUR favorite thing from our list?