Wow. I mean really. Wow. That’s all I can say! I am absolutely blown away by the support shown within our local Mom community. Looking back… it’s hard to believe that our first events 3 years ago only had a handful of people. The event on April 4th had 100 or so Moms gathered together laughing, networking, listening, and even singing!
I’d first of all like to thank my partners in event crime… Joy and Steph at Scottsdale Moms Blog. Teaming up with them has been such an amazing journey. I get emotional thinking about all the work that goes into these events. Why do we do it? I feel like I can speak on behalf of them… We do it because we love you. Honestly and truly. We love our community so much that we want to see it grow and prosper. We want to see small businesses get noticed. We want to see that Mom who feels like she never gets out to finally get out! We want to see your support system blossom. So thank you, friends, for attending.
I’d also like to send a BIG thank you to Press Coffee at City North for hosting our group. They put out a nice spread of snacks and drinks for us. They stayed open to serve us. They put up with our noisiness! Thank you so much Press Coffee (@PressCoffee)!
Also… I have a whole slew of sponsors who made it all possible for us to have a good time and get some great stuff! The giveaways included:
- 2 Family 4 packs from Arizona Diamondbacks (@dbacks)
- 1 Moms Day Off Certificate from Moxie Girl (@Moxie_Girl)
- 2 gorgeous headbands from Posh a la Mode
- 1 Newborn Photography Session & 1 Children’s Photo Session with Marriott Photography
- 1 Lifestyle Photography Session with Session Nine Photography (@Session_Nine)
- 1 Cooking Class from Lov’n the Kitchen
- 2 Spa Treatments from Hand and Stone Spa Scottsdale (@SpaHandStone)
- 3 8-week Music Class Sessions Harmony Hub (@HarmonyHub)
- Gift of lip gloss from Lite n Glossy
- 3 bottles of wine from Press Coffee (@PressCoffee)
- 1 shirt from kikaPaprika
- LOTS of goodies from Boon Inc (@booninc)
- 2 1-hr Consultations with Christian Peace Interior Designs
Swag bag sponsors include: Raising Arizona Kids Magazine (@RAKMagazine), Mod 9 Maternity, Boon Inc (@booninc), Arizona Diamondbacks (@dbacks), B.T. Bouncies (@BTbouncies), Moxie Girl (@Moxie_Girl), Harmony Hub (@HarmonyHub), Phoenix Magazine (@phoenixmagazine), Posh a la Mode, Lov’n the Kitchen, Marriott Photography, Artistic Impressions by Mara (@maraschantz), Elana Skincare, kikaPaprika, Blue Martini (@bluemartiniphx), 25 Degrees.
And Jessica Williams with Session Nine Photography took photos during our event. Can’t wait to see those! I also want to thank my friend Kate @songskatesang for taking some personal photos of the event for me. I appreciate her ever so much. In fact… I used one of her photos for this post. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Lastly… we ended our night singing our faces off at Blue Martini (@bluemartiniphx). Thank you so much to the folks at Blue Martini! I would say half of the ladies stayed over for the after party. I counted at least 40 myself! There was a LIVE band doing the karaoke and I felt like a rock star! They also provided VIP passes and coupons to all of our attendees. What a night!
Stay tuned… I have news on National Moms Night Out coming soon! I’ll let you in on some of the details… It’s May 5th at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Scottsdale. We’re allowed to bring 75 of our dedicated readers for food and fun! Hope to see you there!