Friday Night Mini Parties

By: Melanie Blodgett Photography by Brooke Dennis

On Friday night there will be 11 parties (ELEVEN!) for you to hop around to, each taking place in a different suite at the Grand America. Here's what to expect:

Stop by the Tattoo Parlor hosted by MailChimp. Get inked. You know you want to. 

What drives us all to make, build, design, envision, and explore? Blurb wants to help "Peak" Your Curiosity at their party. Grab a drink then explore — and express — the things that make you curious.

Join Kleenex for a night of Capone, Couture and Kleenex. The evening will be full of dazzling design inspired by the Roaring Twenties. 

If you need to take a minute mid-evening (maybe those heels weren't the most practical choice), stop to Pamper Yourself with Bremmen Clinical

Flash back to the groovy 60's at the Good Day Sunshine Party hosted by Collectively.This party will be outta sight, man!

You're A Gem Party hosted by Jessie Senese, Stevie Pattyn, and Jena Selph of ShopSweetLuLu will provide a gem bar so you can bling yourself with shiny baubles, a perfect adornment for the rest of the night. 

Speaking of shiny, dance on over to the Glimmer, Shimmer and Shake Party hosted by Chelsea CostaBrittni Mehlhoff, and Kelly Lanza. You won't leave their suite without shaking your groove thing with all your new Alt friends. 

Next, hop over to Alt's very own Carnival hosted by , Whitney Curtis and Moorea Seal. Bust out your best hula hooping, ring toss and kissing booth skills for a suite of fun and games (and hopefully some cotton candy). Who knows, there might even a photo op with the bearded lady. 

Take things to a galactic level with Danyelle MathewsDanni Hong and Kelly Smith. Step into their I Wish I May, I Wish I Might Party that will inspire big dreams and be that boost of confidence you want to take home with you from Alt.

Visit the Secret Garden where an outside summer plot comes alive in the indoor, winter space created by the talents of  Erin MercadoMelissa EsplinBrittany Watson Jepson and Alix Adams. Mind. Blown.

Finally, go wild in the depths of the Urban Jungle in a party hosted by Jenny BattAlexandra HedinLauren Saylor and Sharon Garofalow

Wow! So many parties, so little time. Which one are you most excited about?

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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.