Wit & Delight for Target: Launch Party!



Good food. Good people. Good times. This Tuesday, we celebrated the launch of Wit & Delight for Target with close friends and family at 514 Studios, here in Minneapolis, MN. I was really excited to share a little peek at the collection, which will be in stores and on line this Sunday, September 14!


The space was designed to feature products from the collection– highlighting the growlers (shown here as vases), tea light candles, tea towels, beer buckets, and our cork coasters (which Jackie of Munster Rose used to create an incredible succulent wall piece!)



Our beer list included a number of local craft brews (naturally), and we selected favorites from Indeed, Surly, Fulton, Lift Bridge, Lucid Brewing, Burning Brothers, and Crispin.


We used platters of cheese and fruit for our center pieces. They were so pretty, guests avoided being the first to cut into them!


But the food! It was SO GOOD! We designed a menu that played off traditional bar food, bringing a twist to burgers, quesadillas, cuban sandwiches, and fried walleye…


…and there was even a pie bar!




We Are The Willows played an amazing set throughout the night while friends enjoyed drinks and bites.


The party favor was a “grower to go”, fitted with two pilsner glasses, a grower, tea towel, pencils and tasting notebook.



A huge thanks to the team that put on an incredible event! It was a dream come true. I hope you have a chance to check out the collection at Target.com or at a store near you. (And YES, we will be in Target Canada stores!)

And, if you’re curious, here’s a Q&A featuring my products from the collection!

Event Design: Amy Zaroff Events

Food: Fabulous Catering

Music: We Are The Willows

Event Space: 514 Studios

Florals: Munster Rose

Photography: Nick Fay Photography 


BY Kate Arends - September 12, 2014

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Diana Colangelo
September 12, 2014 10:58 am

You inspire and deliver, Kate. Your commitment to yourself to stay and true to what you do best has been my favorite part of watching this all come to fruition. Couldn’t be more proud, ladyK.

September 12, 2014 11:03 am

this is so exciting, kate! i can’t wait to hit up my local target and get all the things! you rock!

September 12, 2014 11:06 am

Get it girl! What an amazing collection! You can bet I’ll be in Target this Sunday to prep for my sister’s black, white , and gold bridal party!

September 12, 2014 11:39 am

Congratulations! I have been following your blog for years and am anxiously waiting for Sunday to arrive so I can check out your collection!

September 12, 2014 11:41 am

This collection looks fantastic! Congratulations on all your success, it is well deserved!

Loie Ann
September 12, 2014 1:12 pm

Fabulous!!! So excited for this and for you :)!

September 12, 2014 3:17 pm

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September 12, 2014 3:54 pm

This party was such a pleasure to attend! It was great meeting you and I’m looking forward to Sunday! Amanda (Target.com)

September 12, 2014 4:17 pm

What Diana C. said. I’m for sure buying the towels at minimum. Here’s to beer!

September 12, 2014 5:08 pm

Sending you all the fist pumps from California! Can’t wait to check it out this Sunday. Keep up the killer work girl!!!

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September 15, 2014 10:05 am

I am so excited for you. As a Target employee & long-time W&D fan, I was really pumped to see your name on the list of blogger collaborations this year. The party looks like it was an amazing time – anywhere We Are the Willows is playing has to be!

September 15, 2014 10:10 am

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September 15, 2014 11:19 am

It looks like an amazing celebration Kate! Every single detail was executed to perfection and you SO deserve all of the praise and party for your hard work. You go girl!

September 15, 2014 3:04 pm

Kate! Been following your blog for 2 years now! My friend and I were so excited to see the line at Target! We went to Target yesterday to look at it Brooklyn! We were so excited for you!

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September 15, 2014 9:34 pm

congratulations, kate! what an awesome line. we had our wedding reception at 514 last year, it’s fun to see your pictures of that place. cheers!

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