Monday, June 29, 2009

Stop, Raffle Time. You can't touch this!

When you check-in at Blogger Prom you'll receive a special raffle ticket that will hopefully score you some fun prizes from our many lovely sponsors featured on the left-hand side bar <--. Even if you don't win one of our giveaways during the party that same ticket will still get you one of our awesome Blogger Prom Gift Totes filled with swag (more info to come). If you're feeling lucky, though, below is a list of the awesome goodies that we will be raffling off live throughout the night. There are over 30 prizes in all, so some pretty good odds!

So, which do you have your eye on?

Monday, June 15, 2009

We Take Requests: Prom Playlist

What's the cheesiest prom song, the song that evokes memories of that special night, or the song that makes you want to pull that special someone for the night close and just slow dance? Add your suggestions to the comments and we'll add it to our prom playlist! Everyone, Safety Dance!

Here's what we have so far:

1999 by Prince
99 Red Balloons by Nena
Always by Atlantic Starr
Atomic Dog by George Clinton
Be Near Me by ABC
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order
Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes
Breathe by Faith Hill
Cannonball by The Breeders
Crazy for You by Madonna
Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith
Dreams by the Cranberries
Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon
Eternal Flame by The Bangles
Fight for Your Right to Party by Beastie Boys
Footloose by Kenny Loggins
Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Head to Toe by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam
Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
Hungry Like a Wolf by Duran Duran
If You Leave by OMD
If You Were Here by the Thompson Twins
I Get So Emotional by Whitney Houston
I Melt With You by Modern English
Into the Groove by Madonna
I Touch Roses by Book of Love
It Takes Two by Robb Base and DJ EZ Rock
It's Tricky by RUN-DMC
Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode
Just Like Heaven by the Cure
Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer
Love Shack by B-52's
Lovefool by The Cardigans
My Prerogative by Bobby Brown
My Sharona by the Knack
Nasty by Janet Jackson
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
Pop Muzik by M
Pretty in Pink by Psychedelic Furs
Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
Push It by Salt n Pepa
P.Y.T by Michael Jackson
Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco
Rockit by Herbie Hancock
Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb
Straight Up by Paula Abdul
Tainted Love by Soft Cell
Tenderness by General Public
The Glamorous Life by Sheila E.
Time (Clock of the Heart) by Culture Club
Together Again by Janet Jackson
True by Spandau Ballet
Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham
Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' by Michael Jackson
We Got the Beat by the Go-Gos
What I Like About You by the Romantics
What's Up? by 4 Non-Blondes
White Lines by Grandmaster Flash
Wishing Well by Terrence Trent Darby
With or Without You by U2
Word Up by Cameo

-- Caroline on Crack

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Holler on Twitter for #BloggerProm!

tweet tweet . . . what's #FollowFriday?

Hey, H.C. here and wanting to let you peeps know (as if you didn't already) that we of the BloggerProm Committee are not only prolific bloggers, we are some crazy tweeting fools as well! Should you care to find out more #BloggerProm gossip in-between our posts, not to mention all the exciting going-ons we have in our individual lives, check us out at:

Caroline @CarolineonCrack
Esther @estarla
Marni @happygomarni
yours truly @LAOCFoodie
Maya @shopeatsleep
Lindsay @SquashBlossom
Natalie @TheLiquidMuse
Tara @tarametblog

And of course, there are our sponsors who are making some pretty kickin' donations*, from the venue to hold the event, to the alchy and food to keep us happy and full, to plenty of schwag to give out (more details on that in upcoming posts.) So a big THANKS to:

Andaz WeHo (the "Riot Hyatt") @andazweho
Martin Miller's Gin @MillersGin
Pinky Vodka @pinkyvodka
Fresh & Easy @fresh_and_easy
The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa @LanghamPasadena
Threadless @threadless
The Lek @thelek
Lago Santa Monica @LagoSantaMonica
Goldstar @goldstar & @goldstarla
Kiss My Bundt Bakery @kissmybundt
ArcLight Cinemas @ArcLightCinemas
CKE Restaurants @HappyStar & @CarlsJr

Also, to hear every twitterer's hullabaloo about this enchanting event, do a #BloggerProm search. Got your own #FollowFriday twitterers to share? Drop a line in the comments.

All right, over, out and tweeting! Let's make #bloggerprom a top twitter trending topic on July 22!

*P.S. It's not too late to get into the sponsoring game and reach out to many of the top bloggers (and twitterers) in the Greater Los Angeles Area; for more information, feel free to contact me or the others on the BloggerProm committee.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Come get your flair!

OK, you've eagerly submitted YES! to the exclusive Blogger Prom RSVP and now you're rummaging through your closet and local thrift stores for the perfect cheesy outfit, so why not also add one of the following badges to your site? Display them proudly my friends! Oh, and of course link them back to

Also, if you have any better design submissions, we're open to them.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Everybody Wants To Be At Blogger Prom

Yes, the Save the Dates are out and yes, we have been adding names and blog URLs to our invite list via comments in that aforementioned post. We're at capacity and while we'd looove to have all of the Los Angeles blogging community there, we simply can't. This calls for more clarity about what makes one eligible to attend Blogger Prom.

  • You and your guest must be 21+
  • You must have a blog - thereby making you a blogger at Blogger Prom!

While the first is self-explanatory, the second needs some more clarification. Here, we have to go into the "don'ts."

  • You can't start a blog just to come to Blogger Prom. We will be able to tell! We want dedicated bloggers to attend and ultimately this is up to the Blogger Prom Committee's discretion.
  • We love Tumblrs but because of the work we put into the agreements with our sponsors and the reciprocal nature of our event, micro-blogs do not count.

Thank you for understanding. Things with our sponsors are surpassing all of our expectations and we are all so excited!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What To Wear to the Prom

Lots of people have been asking us what they should wear to the Blogger Prom so here it is: Go for cheesy prom attire. Don't worry about being the only one dressed in hot pink with lace tights and huge shoulder pads because you won't be. And I'm not just addressing the ladies.

For some ideas here's what the Blogger Prom Committee is thinking of wearing:

e*starLA: B&W Houndstooth. All over. With black and white feathers in my bouffant. And tick-tack-tackity black fishnets with holes of alternating circumferences, symmatries and shapes. Work.

H.C.: Undecided on whether to do a suit jacket w fancy jeans, vest w slacks and hipstery tie, or a two/three-piece that I will have to diet to fit into (somewhat outgrew the matching slacks).

Marni: I'm going to wear the ugliest dress EVER! Because ugly is the new black? I don't actually have the dress yet, so I'm going to forage through my friends' closets till I come up with something. Or go shopping. Perhaps piece a bunch of outfits together. Doh! I don't know!

Maya: I still have my winter formal dress from high's chartreuse and is poofy! We're going for funny, right?? I better not show up in this thing with everyone else wearing something that's actually, like, fashionable!

Tara: I actually just ordered a poofy, short and ugly dress on eBay that I'm hoping will fit. lol (eBay 80s prom dresses)

Me (Caroline on Crack): I'm hoping by then I can fit into that teal puffy-sleeved prom dress I wore to the Saints & Sinners prom years ago. If not, Forever 21 sure has some cute stuff. That pink dress with leopard or lacey leggings! And e*starLA and I were thinking of getting our makeup done beforehand at MAC. Fun!

BTW, here's a list of suggestions of where you can probably find some great prom wear:
If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments!

Shhh, the Save the Dates Are Out

All right we just mailed out the save the dates last night so if you're a blogger and want to come and haven't received one, just include a link to your blog and your email address in the comments. We have to be strict with the list and monitor it ever so carefully since there’s limited capacity for this event. You know, cuz of space, booze, food, etc.

In any case, if you did get the save the date, please don't forward it to your friends. Again, cuz of the above reasons. Just have them contact us directly with their blog link. Thanks!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Shout It From The Rooftop: Venue Finalized

As they always say: Location, location, location!! We have finalized the venue of our phat Blogger Prom, and it will be on the rooftop of The Hyatt Andaz Hotel, located right on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

That's right - the rooftop. Caroline and I (Esther) made a visit to the space and were absolutely floored - so to speak! The north view is of the Hollywood Hills and the south, The Sunset Strip in all its glory.

Not only that, Andaz will be providing food featuring their very own chef Sebastien Archambault, who hails from France by way of a short stint in Mexico. He procures the menu at the hotel restaurant, RH, with fine detail and is always revising and perfecting. Our blog-happy guests will enjoy a very special Californian menu at Blogger Prom.

Photo credit to

The Andaz Hotel just finished their serious $35 Million remodel in January of this year so Blogger Prom guests will be some of the first to really experience the "reformed" hotel known as The Riot Hyatt. Yes - this is the famed stop-off where members of Led Zeppelin have rented entire floors and driven motorcycles through the hallways (the movie Almost Famous also recreated these scenes here), Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones dropped a TV off the balcony and Jim Morrison permanently lived for years.

So be ready to enjoy nothing short of a posh, pool-side setting nestled in between some of the best views available in all of Los Angeles. Better wear your bathing suit underneath your cummerbund or sea-green ruffle dress. ;)

Because bloggers are the new rockstars.

Andaz West Hollywood
8401 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, California


Your Blogger Prom Committee

Esther and I (Caroline on Crack) have chosen some of the most well-known L.A. bloggers to be in the blogger prom committee, not only for the blogging personalities and their Web presence but, let's face it, for their contacts so that we can ensure that we get all the best swag for this event and its giveaways!

Here are the blogger Prom Committee members (in alphabetical order):

  • H.C. of LA and OC Foodventures
  • Lindsay of LAist
  • Marni of Happy Go Marni
  • Maya of Shop Eat Sleep
  • Natalie of The Liquid Muse
  • Tara of When Tara Met Blog

    Together we're getting liquor sponsors so there's free booze for the entire event, as well as giveaways and of course the awesome Andaz venue complete with free food!