Disclosure :: We had a blast last year planning our very first birthday party at the Louisiana Children's Museum. This year the blog is turning TWO and our team has a ton to celebrate :: we have added SEVEN new team members, we have hosted TWELVE events in our community (play dates and moms nights out), and we have had over 700,000 page views. Now we want to celebrate with YOU! Please join the New Orleans Moms Blog, along with an amazing team of local sponsors, for our September Soiree :: Sip, Shop, Savor at the hisoric Beauregard-Keyes House. Thank you to our amazing team of community sponsors: Touro Infirmary, Children's Hospital of New Orleans, ALG Style, Waxing the City, Savvy Root, NOLA Maternal Instincts, Kismet Cosmetics, Hi-Brow Nola, Kendra Scott Perkins Rowe, Core Creations, Blo, Loomed Nola, Let's Party Nola, Pret a Porter, Pearl Wine Co, Essie's Sparkling Confections, JCB Creations, Reginelli's, Boca Dulce, Le Foret, 9 Months, French Truck Coffee, Bin 428, Ruth's Hummus, Langensteins, Bakers Dozen, Party Bites, City Greens, Pho Orchid, Party Rentals Delivered, Blue Bell Ice Cream and Photo Booth Rentals Events, LLC.
Are you a mom? Yes? Then we would love to have you join us for all of the fun! We have heard so many moms say things like, "my friends are busy that night" OR "I might not know any one there." Please listen when we say that we would LOVE to have you! This is the night to step outside of the box, grab a glass of champagne from our friends at ALG Style, introduce yourself and make some new mama friends. Need someone to hold your hand?! Tell us at check in. Seriously - introduce yourself to our team and we will make sure to give you a high five or a hug and introduce you to at least a few new fun people!
Join us Saturday, September 6th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm for a night of sipping beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, shopping and savoring (yummy flavors AND some adult time). It is our hope that the night will be a treat from start to finish. Note :: this is not a sit down dinner, instead envision yourself at a cocktail party created just with you in mind!
This lovely soiree and cocktail party will be hosted at the Beauregard-Keyes House in the French Quarter. Yes, it is a fact, parking is hard in the French Quarter. We do recommend that you carpool with friends, take a cab, or even have your husband drop you off. We ask that everyone drinks responsibly and makes arrangements for safe transportation. You deserve a night out but we want everyone to be safe!
Tickets are $35 and include all of the fun (that's right, unless you shop - which we hope you will - the ticket price includes access to $55+ in swag, unlimited food, drink and sweets) BUT if you want something extra special check out our VIP tickets. No tickets will be sold out the door so make sure you purchase your ticket now HERE.
You might be asking yourself about what you should bring (if so, we love that, like us, you're a planner). Just bring yourself and some money for shopping (but please note all of the food, drinks and fun is included in your ticket price).
General Admission tickets are available for $35/ticket (which includes drinks, food, dessert, shopping and even a chance to hit up the Braid Bar by Blo) but we also have three VERY SPECIAL types of VIP tickets available (in very small quantities) for $50/ticket. These tickets include ALL of the event amenities plus a couple of extra prizes and services.
VIP Ticket #1 :: includes one event ticket (which entitles the attendee to food, drink, shopping, swag, and one raffle ticket) PLUS a pair of Kendra Scott "Elle" earrings in gold and mother of pearl (valued at $52) for a total value of $140+.
VIP Ticket #2 :: includes one event ticket (which entitles the attendee to food, drink, shopping, swag, and one raffle ticket) PLUS a 7 minute massage from our friends at NOLA Maternal Instincts AND an Erin Condren "Island Fleur" scented candle (valued at $22) AND an "Island Fleur" body butter (valued $26) for a total value of $140+.
VIP Ticket #3 :: includes one event ticket (which entitles the attendee to food, drink, shopping, swag, and one raffle ticket) an eyebrow wax and product demonstration from Hi-Brow Nola (valued at $20) AND a Trapp Candle (valued at $22) for a total value of $140+.
Like all of our awesome events, this one would not be complete without sending you on your way with an awesome swag bag. This event's swag bag has a theme: The Mommy Survival Kit! All of the products are those that we think you would make your life easier OR you would just plain like. Sponsors have all been solicited with one person in mind: YOU!
Kendra Scott :: Nice Inc. :: Jazz Innovations :: Jamba Juice :: Mrs. Meyers :: Hint Water :: Let's Party NOLA :: Kind Snacks :: Blue Frog Chocolates :: Reginelli's Pizza :: Erin Condren Design :: Luzianne Tea :: Zatarain's :: Pretzel Crisps :: Nature's Path :: Sleepless In NOLA :: Surf Sweets :: Kleenhanz :: Paris Parker :: Udi's Gluten Free :: The Critter Cure :: Sona Organics :: Mint Uptown Salon :: New Orleans Living :: Supergoop ::
Every attendee will also receive one raffle ticket at check in that they can use to enter ANY of the following amazing giveaways. If you would like to purchase more raffle tickets you are welcome to do so online in advance. We are pretty sure that there is something (or lots of things) that you wouldn't mind taking home with you. With every event that we plan the giveaways just keep getting better ... in truth, we are not sure we can top these!
Step 2 (Great Outdoors Playhouse valued at $199.99) :: Kendra Scott (Harlow necklace in slate valued at $195) :: The Waldorf Astoria Spa at the Roosevelt Hotel (Classic manicure and pedicure valued at $119) :: Lansinoh (Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump valued at $149.99):: e. sabrie studio (Black/gold sequin cross body clutch and a black/gold sequin 'football' number sweatshirt valued over $150) :: ALG Style (An outfitting session valued at $100) :: Vera Bradley (Tote and a weekender valued at $150) :: Let's Party NOLA (Gift basket including notepads, Saints door hanger, Santa’s Magic Key, set of 4 NOLA mom coasters valued at over $100.00) :: Urban Decay (A giftbasket valued at over $150) :: Vincent's Italian Cuisine (A $100 giftcard) :: Kissy Fish (A giftbasket of paper products valued at over $100) :: Pretty Please Nail Polish (9 custom "NOLA mom oriented" nail polishes and a giftcard) :: Britax(B-Agile stroller valued at $269.99 and a Boulevard convertible car seat valued at $319):: May Designs(A $100 giftcard) :: Kismet Cosmetics (gift basket of nail polish valued at $100) :: 4Moms (A Mamaroo valued at $249 and a Breeze valued at $299) :: Schoenhut Toy Piano (1 Baby Grande Toy Piano valued at $150) :: Feet First (a black and gold clutch valued at $210) :: Sandestin (A vacation valued at $1,450) :: Restaurant August (A giftcard valued at $100) :: NOLA Tomato (12 Months of NOLA Tomatoes with recipies) :: Hint Water (6 Cases of Hint Water delivered to the winnners house) :: Good Eggs (A giftbasket and a $50 giftcard) :: The Shops at Canal Place (A $250 giftcard) :: Two Sprouts (A gift basket of various paper products valued at +$100) :: Trapp Candles (2 gift baskets with 5 Trapp Candles in each) :: Omni Royal Orleans and Rib Room (1 night stay and dinner for 2 at the Rib Room) :: Bourbon House ($100 Gift Certificate) :: Baby K'Tan (2 Gift Sets including a Baby K'Tan Carrier)::
If you happen to miss a shot, do not worry because we will again have several professional photographers on hand to capture all of the fun. We look forward to having MDP Photography, Tiffany McEntee Photography and Melanie Matyas Photography join us!
As with all of our major events, we have chosen a charity of choice, this time it is Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. Metropolitan's mission and goals focus on providing services for survivors of trauma through trauma-informed care. Metropolitan Center for Women and Children strives to help families regain their physical and emotional strength, resulting in empowerment and transformation. As survivors become stronger, the community is strengthened. Metro is also active in community education and outreach, operating on the premise that an informed public makes for a safer and more concerned citizenry.
How Can You Help?
We would love it if you would join us in the spirit of giving and bring a few items for donation. Moms that bring items for donation will be entered into a special raffle at the Metro table for a gift basket. The Center is in need of a wide variety of items to see the full list visit their website HERE. The items most in need are listed below.