By now I’m sure that you all have been invited or thrown a Stella and Dot jewelry party. But have you been to a Mules and Jewels party? On of my fave gals, Amy, held the themed Stella and Dot party based around the pretty jewelry and our favorite drink, the Moscow Mule. And when I heard they were going to also have a jewelry making station for the kids, I knew I needed to book a date with my niece (the daughter I never had) and bring her along.
If you haven’t had a Moscow Mule yet, you need to. It’s my go-to summer beverage. I don’t like sweet drinks so this is perfect for me. The vodka based drink is mixed with Ginger Beer (like root beer but made with ginger), fresh lime juice and a touch of bitters and a bit of fresh mint. Amy is the one who introduced me to these delicious drinks and she serves them in the traditional copper mugs. While you don’t HAVE to serve it in this mug, it certainly does make it feel like more of an event. But since I had my niece with me I kept it straight virgin (because Ginger Beer is still one of my fave things to drink).
This is my second Stella and Dot party in the last two months so I had seen most of the jewelry. But this party had more of the fabrics and scarves displayed. I’m in love with all the colors and bag options!
To make Amy’s Moscow Mule:
2 oz. vodka (Amy likes to infuse a good vodka with cucumbers for a few days ahead of time – it’s amazing!! Adds another level of refreshment that is so good!)
4 oz. ginger beer (I love Reed’s)
Juice of 1 lime
Few dashes of Orange Bitters
Fill a cup with ice. Squeeze a whole lime into the cup. Add the vodka, ginger beer and orange bitters. Give it a good stir. Slap a sprig of mint in your palm (to release some of the oils) and put it in your drink. Drink up.
I loved a lot of the jewelry but I am quite partial to these delicate little sparkly bracelets. They are so easy to wear and I LOVE them. So I decided to buy one for me and one for my niece so we could have matching bracelets.
Amy is an amazing cook so she made some crazy tasty appetizers for the guests. That burrata you see in the background with tomatoes and pesto served with grilled bread was divine! She rounded out the menu with spinach artichoke dip, edamame wontons and delightful bite sized lemon cakes.
This is the second time I’ve viewed the Stella and Dot jewelery at Amy’s house and both times she and Heather, the Stella and Dot rep, have made sure that the kids were entertained too. My niece made an adorable beaded necklace. As more kids arrived, it was really cute to see the kids gathered around that table on the patio. And even cuter that the moms were free to shop, eat and chat without having to be concerned about what the kids were up to.
I love that these gals make it easy to come to their party to see the jewelry and also not have to worry about getting a sitter. If you are in Orange County and looking for a Stella and Dot rep, contact Heather Velastegui. She really knows how to host a great party!
And don’t forget to check out the private party Heather held for me and Amy as we prepared for Blogher a few years ago. This time she featured make a make-your-own pizza lunch activity for the kids!