Shuck It: I Watch Pearl Parties and I Don’t Care Who Knows


Let’s face it. Moms sometimes get the raw end of the deal. We spend all day with our kids; or all day at work and then come home to our kids; or all day with our kids and then all night at work; or any number of these amazing combinations. We scrub floors and faces, organize calendars and refrigerators, and make lunches and huge decisions.

And I have no problem fessing up: I’m freaking tired! At the end of the day, I just don’t want to think about one more dang thing.

Enter: Pearl Parties.

{Or, Bubble Blaster or Mama June: From Not to Hot or whatever Real Housewives city floats your zoned-out boat.}

I think Pearl Parties are sort of a newer thing (?) and once these parties became a topic of conversation in one of the local chat groups I’m in, I knew I had to share the love.

For the uninitiated, a Pearl Party consists of gaggles of ladies buying pearl-less jewelry, then logging into a Facebook Live feed to watch the Princess of Pearls (that’s not what they’re called, but I totally think they should be) shuck oysters to reveal the pearl that will be set in their jewelry.

Pearl parties have my “trifecta of favorite things” on lock down: They are free, suspenseful and chock FULL of interesting people.

  • Watching Pearl Parties costs zero American dollars.

    I’m the first to admit that many of my relaxation methods are far more expensive than zero dollars (um, mindless insta-shopping, pedicures and massages anyone??), so, when I stumbled across this form of entertainment I was pumped. I should disclaim here that I’ve never been tempted to purchase anything – I just have a different style – so if you’re likely to whip out your credit card, this miiiiiiiiight not be up your alley.

  • You wouldn’t believe the suspense.

    Which oyster will she pick??? What color will the pearl be??? And the biggest bit of all – WHAT IF {CLUTCH MY PEARLS} THERE ARE TWINS IN THERE?? (Did you see what I did there? Hee, hee.) In many of these parties, you have the option of picking from an array of oysters, describing the type of oyster you’d like to shuck or just letting the Pearl Party proprietor pick. Here’s where some more trade lingo comes in… do you know what a big fatty is? What about a talker, shaker or a red hairy with a crown? Watch a party and I guarantee you’ll learn these terms – and lots more – in no time.

  • And finally, the people.

    I mean no disrespect, but quite honestly some people are just RADIO PEOPLE if you catch my drift. I’m TOTALLY not talking about looks here… I’ve seen more bra straps, weird (questionable) stuff in the background and people scratching their backsides than I can count. IN FRONT OF LOTS OF VIEWERS. There’s a girl out of Australia and a couple from somewhere down south that ARE A TRIP. When you factor in the craziness in the streaming contents, you’ve got a show!

Now that I’ve told you my deepest darkest secret {I’m free at last!!!}, what do YOU do to zone out at the end of a long day??

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Back when I graduated from the University of Tennesse {GO Vols!!}, I never thought that one day I’d be working a full time job, getting to raise two amazing kiddos with a pretty great husband, oh and by the way starting a small custom gifts business out of our house {Check out Two Blooms!} I grew up in the Buckeye state, and between college and now, my husband Chris and I did a brief stint in the Windy City. Living in downtown Chicago was amazing, but it has made me appreciate Knox-vegas even more! There are so many things to do and see here, and we are always on the go enjoying activities and trying to keep our little guy, Collier, and sweet girly-girl, Emerson, entertained. Just like my scatter-brain, I’m looking forward to sharing all sorts of great random tips, tricks and finds with other mamas in Knoxville. We’re all sharing this crazy life together – and that’s the part of being a mom that’s the most fun for me!


  1. We loved watching pearl parties so much we now sell pearls. Everyone should come see our internet breaking deals on our April Mega Sale. Come chat and watch
    For the month of April only, while supplies last.
    a spin on the wheel for $30- win AT LEAST $30 in products
    Hatchin’ Eggs -(loose rice pearls and some surprises) 3 for $20
    Freshwater Round pearls – $10ea
    Akoya round pearls, random asst colors- $15ea
    Akoya red or blue guaranteed – $20ea
    Order at then come watch at Pearl Chat parties on facebook.. Like our page to get entered to win a tahitian pearl
    Our Live Facebook parties are Wed 7PM EST and Sat 7PM EST

  2. May I PLEASE post this on my page? I think my Purrl Posse would LOVE it! Thanks! (And it makes it even more special that you are in Knoxville too!)


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