Last Saturday I hosted my FIRST event, Curly Card Night, and it was a super huge success (at least that’s what everyone told me – lol). Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and told me they would be at the next one (which made me laugh since I was just trying to get through that one).
The concept behind the event was to connect everyone: curly ladies, relaxed ladies AND gentlemen, all under one roof to play games, have fun, share laughs and kick off the New Year in a positive way. I really just wanted EVERYONE to come together and enjoy themselves. While I love “natural hair” events, my life is about more than just hair and I was happy to show that last Saturday. It was important for me to include men because it brought a cooler dynamic to the event that others I’ve been to didn’t have. And, the fact that we didn’t discuss hair the entire time made the guys feel comfortable which was one of my goals. (I hope more guys will attend the next one.)
There were several games: Taboo, Spades, UNO, Pokeno (mom insisted but NO ONE played it *chuckle*), Dominoes and many intense rounds of BINGO. There were also raffles! Erma of The Pomade Shop donated a pomade. My blogger friend, Julian, donated one of her handmade Moruka Designs clutches. And, Curls and Mo provided full sizes of LustraSilk Deep Conditioner, Nubian Heritage Hair Mousse, Jane Carter Shampoo and Jane Carter Conditioner. There was also a huge bag of samples for the BINGO winners so each person who won a round, received a hair sample including Karen’s Body Beautiful, Coco Curls, Beautiful Textures, Curls Unleashed, and many others I have been gifted at different events.
Please check out some of the pictures and I hope to see you at the next one.
Do you attend [natural hair] events and meetups? What’s your favorite part? What would you like to see more of? Please share below.