Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Lure of the Goodie Bag

So, like most women, I love a goodie bag. When I first starting attending charity events, I was introduced to how great goodie bags can be. I've gotten some great swag. Makes me consider how fun it must be to be a celebrity who gets all kind of great free stuff.

Working on committees to put together events for the Junior League, I got to learn first-hand about what goes into gathering items for goodie bags. And it's hard work. But people love them and, often, they expect them.

The best goodie bags I have gotten have come from sample sales. Billion Dollar Babes has a nice end-of-year goodie bag that is not only filled with great swag, but also unzips into a garment bag. And Shecky's Girls Night Out bags are full of great full-size hair products and other freebies like Hane's panties. A few friends attended a Shecky's event with me and we had a lot of fun. It is $25 to attend (although they tend to offer 2 for 1 deals you can split with a girlfriend) and you get to do some shopping and have lots of free drinks. The other night, Gary and I attended an InStyle magazine party in the city and got a pretty nice goodie bag. It even had a plate in it! (a sample of Corelle)

Gary doesn't understand the lure of the goodie bag and walked out of the event without getting his. Phooey!

Tonight, we are attending a special event at our favorite local restaurant. We are told a well-known movie actor may be there. I doubt there will be a goodie bag but I know there will be lots of great food!

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

oh, I love goodie bags! You should make Gary take his and give it to you. Even if he doesn't understand it, he knows you like it!