Welcome back to The Neon Tea Party!

tntp shoot at alice’s tea cup, summer 2009

My beloved readers,

Before I begin a sentimental rant filling you in on how excited I am to bring this blog to life and all the fun things I have in store for you, I want to thank you from the depths of my soul for being one of the very first to be here. It is a direct result of your encouragement, enthusiasm and love that I have even a smidgen of hope that this could be the beginning of something amazing for us all.

As many of you know, I started theneonteaparty.blogspot.com back in college as an outlet for all my fashion and lifestyle obsessions. If you stuck with the blog long enough, you saw it through many stages, including chronicles of my semester in Paris, a platform for my styling work, and some half-decent trend round-ups.

When I finally landed my dream job producing all editorial content for Charm & Chain, I put my blog to rest believing that I would feel satisfied by channeling all my creative energy into my new, exciting role. While my creative juices were certainly being put to good use, I missed having a platform to express my personal aesthetic. What form this platform would take changed in my mind on a monthly basis. At one point it was a jewelry line, at another it was pillows, until ultimately I came back to what I started in the first place, something that could incorporate all the things that I love: a blog.

Nowadays, blogs have a different connotation than they did when I first started mine, which is that “everyone has one,” “they’re all essentially the same,” and “no one actually reads them, they just look at Instagram.” While those sentiments definitely hold water in many cases, I truly believe in the power of good content. Content that still engages at high levels when presented and marketed in an exciting yet natural way.

That said, right now this blog is a teeny tiny fish in a giant ocean of content, and this fish will definitely need some time to grow. With that in mind, I have some other cool ideas brewing on how to further engage you and future TNTP readers with the brand, including DIY parties in New York City (think: wine and paint nights but with better cocktails and much cooler crafts) and maybe even an Etsy shop filled with colorful, eclectic goods to add a little TNTP flair into your own life.

In the meantime, stay tuned for loads of home decorating ideas, easy recipes, fun DIYs, style advice and collaborations galore, all with that neon tea party vibe you know and love.

Here’s to the start of something really freaking exciting !

peace, love & neon,

marisa

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  • Loving these colorful snaps from last night’s friendship bracelet workshop at @calliopepaperie!!! It was such a joy to collaborate on this class with shop owner Kristina and to craft with Boston’s students old and new!!!!! Looking forward to doing it all over again tonight! 🤗🤗
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Link in bio to snag one of the few remaining spots for tonight’s friendship bracelet workshop number 2 (and the last workshop of the TNTP Craft Tour!!!) at @calliopepaperie!!
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  • Finished projects from yesterday’s pom pom workshop at @shopthestreet!! I am BEYOND obsessed with how these pom pom bag charm / keychains came out!! We switched up our usual workshop this time to focus JUST on poms and added simple clips instead of braided loops which allowed our crafters to really focus their time on making poms. 💥 Head to my last post to see how they styled their charms on their bags!!! SO STINKING CUTE. 🤩⠀
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While we’re on the subject of projects, is there anything you’re itching to learn how to make, pom-tassel related or otherwise?! I’d love to know what you all want to learn online and at workshops!! Leave your thoughts in the comments below 🙌🏼⠀
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  • Boston Pom Pom Workshop = ✔️! This class was SUCH a long time coming with so many dear friends in the area who came together to make this workshop a POMsibility! 💥
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Major thank you to @shopthestreet for hosting at their @lululemon store and to my kicka** friend @alanamfrey for thinking of TNTP for this opportunity!!!
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CANNOT wait for Friendship Bracelets tomorrow and Tuesday nights at @calliopepaperie! Tickets still available for Tuesday - sign up via link in bio!! ✂️
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  • Stack of the day featuring so many fun goodies including the finished 🌵 friendship bracelet and new turquoise bead INSPIRE bracelet from @littlewordsproject!! #tntpstackoftheday⠀
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SO happy with how the cactus bracelet came out!! Head to the bottom of our blog post “How to Read Friendship Bracelet Patterns” to find the pattern and learn how to interpret it, along with a whole bunch of other awesome patterns! 🙌🏼⠀
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Also a huge CONGRATS to our friends over at @littlewordsproject on the launch of their new site and stone bead bracelets!! This turquoise cutie is a new staple in my stack!! ✨⠀
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