Sunday, August 20, 2017

Plant Nite: Terrarium Making Fun with a Twist (promo code included, too!)

If you're looking for a unique idea for Date Night, Girls Night Out or just a fun evening with friends, then Plant Nite might be for you! Read on to learn about the terrarium-making evening I spent with friends, and see what we created with succulents. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a promo code that you can use at any Plant Nite Central New Jersey venue, too!



Before we begin, here's my usual disclaimer: I was invited by Rose of Plant Nite Central New Jersey to try a free session in exchange for an honest blog post. But like I always say, I would not promote something that I didn't totally love myself, so rest assured that what I'm telling you here is the truth!



What is Plant Nite?

You might have heard of Plant Nite on social media or seen it on Groupon. Plant Nite is essentially a spin-off of Paint Nite, where participants can visit a participating venue (usually a local bar or restaurant) to create mini terrariums and succulent planters. Drinks, appetizers and lots of laughs are usually mixed in, too (some of the venues include food and drinks in the cost of the ticket, and some of them offer discounts on food and drinks). No artistic ability is needed, no green thumbs. Rose, our Plant Nite Central NJ leader, provided us with everything we needed and gave us clear, simple instructions.


What Do I Do at Plant Nite?

Don't worry if you don't have a green thumb. Don't worry about getting dirty. In fact, just don't worry. Plant Nite was a blast and everything was super easy. We were provided with all the materials we needed, as well as aprons and rubber gloves. There were even printed directions on the table in case we talked too much missed the instructions.



There was even a break time and an area set up where we could see the finished product (in case you're the Pinteresty-sort who likes to plan ahead).



What Can I Make at Plant Nite?

Each venue has a different terrarium, so check out their line-up to see what kind of planter you'd like to make. Succulents are easy to take care of and very hearty, so don't worry about how to take care of it when you're finished (Plant Nite provides instructions on how to do that anyway).





We were given choices of three different succulents for our planters, as well as some cute props to add in (mini plastic dinosaurs, mushrooms and ladybugs!). There were also additional river stones, gravel, lichen/moss and dirt (of course). But each venue is different. At some locations you'll be making glass planters or square ones.

Where Can I Find a Plant Nite Event?

You can find Plant Nite events throughout the country and all around the state of New Jersey. Rose from Plant Nite Central New Jersey was terrific, and she has some great venues lined up over the next few months, including Somerville, Flemington, Basking Ridge, Princeton, Hamilton and more. Check out #PlantNite or #PlantNiteCentralNJ on social media to see photos from other happy folks who made their terrariums, too. After you make your terrarium, you can pose for your own social media pics in front of their Plant Nite screen, using some cute props.



JERSEY MOMMA TIPS

-follow Plant Nite Central New Jersey on Facebook for promos and offers. She has some great deals on there! Also check Groupon for Plant Nite events. 

-use promo code JERSEYMOMMA30 for 30% off your ticket to any Plant Nite Central New Jersey event (sorry, promo can not be combined with any other coupons, and cannot be combined with Groupons. Code is valid on Plant Nite Central New Jersey events only).

-check out Plant Nite Central New Jersey's entire line-up through the Plant Nite website. Pick out the venue or the terrarium you like best and have fun!

-if I attend another Plant Nite Central New Jersey event, I plan on looking through the line-up and choosing based on the terrarium I like best, not just the venue. So look at everything they have to offer and see which one you like best.

-Plant Nite is a great gift idea - think how nice it would be for you to take someone you love to an event like this! And you both get to take a memory of it home!

-visit Plant Nite Central New Jersey on Instagram and Twitter, too!

Happy Planting!!

                                                      

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fun day out! I've never heard of a Plant Nite before. I wonder if they have one near me.

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