• By Marwa Atik


 Vela Girls (left to right): @Nohahamid @amiraculousjar @theopenitinerary @amirakana @shahdbatal @libertydenied @noore @summeralbarcha @mariaalia @sara.catalina @savannahcperkins 

Before the VELA X BABBUTHEPAINTER launch party I decided to throw an intimate dinner party for the influencers and the girls that make up the Vela Team. I wanted to make the dinner party as personable to the guests as possible, with a dry sarcastic twist.(It wouldn't be a party thrown by Marwa if comedy wasn't put into the theme) 

  • At every dinner party I throw I always make an effort to add humor into it, I got this amazing "cheers bitches" banner from amazon and ripped out the haram wine and tied it to the black frame. It was a hit ;D 


DIY your own name settings (directions below)

For the name setting I wanted something that the guests can pick up and take away, my good friend Jomana from @MorderEid recommended a geometric marble name setting and I fell in love! 

  • DIY your own: You get a backsplash marble sheet from your local Home Depot found in the bathroom tile section, similar to this.  You take apart the pieces from the sheet and use a oil based metallic sharpie pen specific for wood and glass and pray that your calligraphy turns out good. (I have terrible handwriting so I asked my cousin Kothar to do it!)


  • The food theme was Mexican night, and not gonna lie I got the majority of help from my cousin Noor who has a tasty blog for her recipes and her famous corn tortilla soup is up so check it out! And here's my recipe for my famous Mango Guac Salsa dish that's ALWAYS a killer hit at any event!


- 2 ripe Avocados

- 1 Red Onion

- 1 can of Corn

- Slightly firm Mangos (this gives it more of a tangy taste, if you want sweet then go for a super ripe one)

- Black Beans 

- 1 bunch of Cilantro

- 3 Limes

- 1 Jalapeno 

- 2 tsp of Tapatio

- Black Pepper and Salt




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