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Getting Our ¡Parranda! On (Video)

Submitted by on October 15, 2010 – 1:01 am13 Comments

Click on the headline to enjoy the !Parranda! party video.

Carrie and I were in Miami last weekend attending a blog conference. It was called Blogalicious Weekend. (Don’t you just love the sound of it already?)

It was all about blogging and social media and most importantly, it was held in Miami. In South Beach, people!

Every hour of each day of the entire weekend held something wonderful and informative and entertaining, but honestly, the event most of us bloggers looked forward to attending was The ¡Parranda! Party.

Organized by Carrie, Melanie Edwards of Modern Mami, and Ana Flores of Spanglish Baby, the ¡Parranda! party (Can I just tell you that I really love using the upside-down Spanish exclamation point, but that’s not important right now.) was THE happening place to be on Friday night. Trust me when I tell you that these three savvy Latinas absolutely know how to throw a party.

The description from the ¡Parranda! party site:

¡Parranda! A Spanish word associated with an all-out party, a rockin’ good time, a most memorable fiesta. And that’s exactly what we’re all about: Delicious food, exotic drinks, and music that won’t let you sit down – no matter how much your feet hurt.

We walked into the Set nightclub which had been reserved for this very fun evening and were greeted by this:

Que Rica Vida takes over the Set

Just being in this very-South-Beach, uber-hip, very-we-can-dance-all-night setting made us all want to dance. And dance. And dance. And so we did. A lot. All night.

We enjoyed appetizers and the official !Parranda! party signature drink, The Ecsta-Sí. (I know. Shut up.)

Latina bloggers at the Blogalicious ¡Parranda! party

On a side note, the couches in the club were decorated with the beautiful Que Rica Vida pillows that I had been coveting since the last Que Rica Vida event in Miami. I personally happen to love the Que Rica Vida logo for 2 reasons: 1) It’s beautiful and orange! and 2) It speaks to me of enjoying and celebrating a rich and delicious life. (Full disclosure: I may or may not have this gorgeous pillow currently in my possession. =D)

Que Rica Vida!

All the partying bloggers received some excellent swag, thanks to the following very generous sponsors:

  • Que Rica Vida
  • Nestle Pure Life
  • Nestle Abuelita
  • Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough
  • Nestle Toll House Morsels
  • Nestle Carnation
  • Nestle Ovaltine
  • Stonyfield
  • Deckers
  • Peace Love World
  • Alcance Media Group

They even invited Brazilian dancers to heat things up. Talk about caliente!

Carnaval time!

I think I can safely speak for all the ladies who attended and tell you that we had The. Best. Time. Ever.

Bloggers are not shy people and it was so much fun to watch the conference attendees bouncing into the club in a happy impromptu conga line. Seriously. So much fun.

Needless to say, we continued to dance. And dance. And dance some more. And truly, as they said, the music would not let us sit down – no matter how much our feet hurt…

Luckily, included in our swag bags from Que Rica Vida was this genius gift from Dr. Scholl’s:

Thank you, to all the Blogalicious ladies who came and partied with us and made this such a wonderful and memorable night. A special thanks to Carrie, Melanie, and Ana – the ¡Parranda! party exceeded everyone’s expectations. ¡Wepa!

(DISCLOSURE: General Mills and Que Rica Vida sponsored both Carrie and myself for Blogalicious Weekend. They did not require us to write this post. We just happen to think they are very, VERY fabulous.)

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