Hosting A Food Photography Party For World Arthritis Day

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Are you aware that today, October 12th, is World Arthritis Day? I know so many people are afflicted with arthritis, and with so many tasks at hand each day, living life without joint pain is so important. 

Today, I am teaming up with Advil to help spread the word about this important day, and to help raise awareness about Arthritis, that effects an astounding 53 million Americans. And to also help spread the word about the #WhatInconvenience campaign and some of the resources from Advil and the Arthritis Foundation.

#WhatInconvenience - Hosting A Food Photography Party

My career really inspires those around me, so I thought it would be SO much fun to host an event and provide all of the ingredients and tips to create beautiful food photography. It's so fun to give several people the same materials then to see how everyone interprets the project a bit differently? I love that, and am so excited to present you with this Food Photography Party, in honor of those who experience Arthritis which makes everyday tasks, like preparing food, a challenge. 

Food Photography is SO popular these days, but not everyone understands how to achieve beautiful photos. In addition to good lighting and a decent lens, it's important to create a beautiful scene with lots of greenery and thoughtful styling. This party is a way for me to share these tips and more with those who attend. 

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Live life to the fullest, without letting Arthritis pain get in the way. Daily tasks like chopping food or preparing for a party should be done with ease, thanks to the help of Advil, which helps reduce joint pain.  

The EZ Open Cap is in deed, very easy to open, and is perfect for people struggling with Arthritis. Nothing is proven stronger on Arthritis and other joint pain.* (For minor arthritis pain. Among OTC pain relievers).

The medicine in Advil is the one that doctors recommend most for joint pain. More than the medicine in Tylenol or Aleve.** (**Based on a survey of monthly doctor recommendations).

Available at Walmart stores nation wide, making it very easy to stock up on Advil for those days when you wake up with discomfort.

"More than 1 in 5 people over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with Arthritis by a doctor. Almost 300,000 babies and children have Arthritis (that is 1 in 250 children). And, by the year 2030, it is expected that nearly 67 million people will have Arthritis. It's the number one cause of disability" - arthritis.org.

#WhatInconvenience - Hosting A Food Photography Party

I also thought these DIY Herb Markers, shown below, would make a really whimsical addition to the beautiful herbs I am providing guests. Below, you can see a graphic I created to show you what herbs I am providing people. We are so fortunate to have a community garden, here in Carbondale, so I went ahead and spent a few minutes there gathering herbs and edible flowers that I knew would be perfect for this party.

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Below, you can click on the graphic, that contains my Herb Marker Signs and Food Photography Bookmark Printables. Simply save the image to your computer, and print off onto card stock paper. Then, cut out the labels, and, hot glue them to skewer sticks. For the herbs, I found them at our local community garden, and then placed them into clear glass and silver containers that I already had. A FREE project, how great! 

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#WhatInconvenience - Food Photography Party Ideas
#WhatInconvenience - Food Photography Party

Since I thought it would be great for everyone to have their food photography props provided, I put these Food Photography Gift Boxes together for guests. I found these cute, wooden boxes at a local craft store (although these could literally be either wood, cardboard, metal, or just about any container. Next, I filled them with a cotton kitchen towel, notebook for taking notes and recipes ideas, a wooden cutting board, clear glass bowl (that I later filled with goat cheese), and a knife, so guests could cut radishes and herbs as they liked. Make sure guests take notes on flavors, ingredients, and more. Remember, everyone's skill levels will be different, and everyone has different interpretations of beauty, so just have fun with the party, and look forward to seeing what everyone creates!

Once your guests have arrived, you can give them their gift boxes, find them a seat at the table, and get started! 

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INGREDIENTS INCLUDE: French Bread Toast, Goat Cheese In 2 Flavors, Radishes, Fresh Herbs.

I researched lots of images of this same appetizer, and it's always SO beautiful! I figured that this would be the perfect thing for guests to create because ti was simple, elegant, easy to put together, customizable, and would look so pretty in their photographs. Have them choose their favorite herbs, based on look and smell. 

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Have you ever tried Goat Cheese before? It's creamy, and comes in several flavors. It has an interesting aftertaste that really sets it apart from other creamy cheeses. 

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I always have Advil on-hand, for when any joint pain creeps up. 

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#WhatInconvenience - Food Photography Party

Thank you SO very much for stopping by! I hope everyone who is afflicted with Arthritis can find some relief, and I hope you have found a bit of inspiration from this fun, Food Photography Party!