Sunday evening, one hundred Kansas City moms descended upon La Bodega in Leawood. From the get-go, it was one happening party …
We were so thankful to have Allison Corrin Photography on hand to capture the evening. Allison is a south KC mom of three and spends her days as a newborn and lifestyle photographer in-between her duties as a mama. Along with her website, you can connect with her on Facebook to keep up with her beautiful photography.
After our moms checked in, they moved back to our giveaway tables to see what they could win that evening. We had nine different giveaways from local businesses! Of course, our biggest giveaway of the night was from The Elms Hotel and Spa. They made one lucky mom VERY happy as Toshia W. walked away with a free night’s stay in one of their suites AND $200 in spa and hotel credit!
The fun didn’t stop after the moms placed their ticket into the giveaway jar. Next up: swag bags!
Madewell is a great store just down the road from La Bodega! If you missed out on shopping there last Sunday, they are having another special shopping experience at their store tomorrow afternoon from 2-5 pm. This will be your first chance to see their new fall merchandise, get some free styling tips, and browse through the shop while enjoying fall-inspired sips and sweets! Sounds fun!
One of the highlights of the evening was having Dr. Amy of Burleson Orthodontics on hand. What a sweet woman! Dr. Amy was such a trooper as she answered questions for moms, posed for pictures, and participated in our “human bingo” game. As a mom of three boys, I think she enjoyed the night as much as the rest of the group. I love that she brought along two of her assistants who are moms, as well! I think KC kids are in great hands with Dr. Amy and Burleson Orthodontics!
One of my favorite parts of the evening was meeting our readers in person. Some women came with friends, while some came by themselves and made friends that night! It was a joy to meet a mom and say, “oh, you’re so-and-so from Instagram!” 😉 When we started this blog, we did so with the idea of wanting to connect moms both online and off; how thrilling it was to see this actually happen!
Eventually, we started giving away the prizes. I must say – watching the winners’ faces light up when their names were called may have been my favorite part of the entire evening. We had some great giveaways!
We could not have made this night the success that it was without our awesome contributor team. They were so great to help us with check-in, swag bags, and so much more! Thank you, girls. You know we couldn’t have done this without you!
And of course, we want to say a big “thank you” to all of our sponsors.
The swag bag sponsors:
Madewell :: Handmade in the Heartland :: Honey Dews Baby Expo :: Dunkin’ Donuts :: Discovery Toys :: KC Strategic Shopping :: It Works! :: Northland Eye Specialists :: KC Artisan Mallows :: Voga Salon :: Legends Outlets :: Happy Family Organic Super Foods :: The Roasterie :: Jay the Home Guy :: Busy Mom Cupcakes :: Briarcliff Village :: Kickshaw Vintage
The giveaway sponsors: