Do you believe it? It’s been 100 years since the Morton Salt Girl first appeared on the blue packages of Morton Salt back in 1914!I bet back in the day they didn’t know that in her yellow dress and umbrella she would become an American icon. This Summer over 100 parties were planned to mark this centennial event. I hosted one a few weeks ago.
Celebrating the Morton Salt Girl on ladies night was fun and easy. I was sent a party box with fun items such as coupons, M&M’s with the Morton Salt Girl on them, a yellow umbrella and more. People got so caught up in the excitement that all my Morton Natural Epsom Salt samples disappeared! I guess I’ll have to go buy my own. Thank goodness for the coupons!
Since this was my first Ladies Night of the season we had a full house. I had wanted to do a home Spa Party, but that needs a much smaller group. I love the idea of making my own body scrubs, facial, and foot scrubs. In the future I would love to host one of these events were everyone can make and take home their own products. Morton’s has their own line of Natural Epsom Salts that can be purchased plain or scented. If you are like most moms and don’t have the time for all the mixing just know that you can simply just add the Epsom Salts to your bath and have a lovely muscle relaxing time.
I did have a good time playing salt trivia, but after a while you just knew what the answer was going to be (salt), but the facts were interesting. Did you know that I the ancient world, salt was as good as gold? Roman soldiers were even paid in salt. The word salary actually comes from salt as a result of it being used as currency in Roman times. Other words that have a salt origin include, salad, sausage, salute, sailor, and so on and so on. English seems to be a very salty language.
Morton Salt Trivia:
Just a few facts that you might know about Morton Salt. Morton Salt was established in Chicago in 1848. Joy Morton is the founder and he is also the founder of the Morton Arboretum. His father J. Sterling Morton is the founder of Arbor Day. Morton’s Salt Girl first appeared in 1914, no model was used and she is often referred to as America’s favorite 8-year-old. The design which is still used today was created in 1968. The slogan “When it Rains It Pours” came from a new innovation at the time-salt that flowed freely even in damp weather.
*Disclosure: Thank you to Morton Salt, Inc. and MommyParty for sponsoring this party and helping me make new memories with my friends.*