2nd Annual Birthday Bash {Event Announcement}

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Houston Moms Blog is thrilled to announce…
our 2nd Annual Birthday Bash!!!

Please read through this entire post for full event details, and then be sure to purchase tickets for the whole family soon.  Our events are well known for selling out, and we are confident that this one will too!

2nd Birthday Bash Invite

Please join us for our…
2nd Annual Birthday Bash!

@ The Zone

Sunday, September 20th

3 – 5pm

:: Children’s VIP Tickets {$15} ::
includes event admission to The Zone
all access to event amenities {games, activities, carnival booths, etc.}
complimentary eats, sweets, & drinks
a total of FIFTEEN giveaway tickets
and a swag bag valued at over $65!!!
**limited availability**

:: Children & Adult Tickets {$7.50} ::
includes event admission to The Zone
all access to event amenities {games, activities, carnival booths, etc.}
complimentary eats, sweets, & drinks
and FIVE giveaway tickets

:: Baby Tickets {FREE} ::
exclusively for babies age 0-11 months ONLY
includes event admission to The Zone
all access to event amenities {games, activities, carnival booths, etc.}
**Please Note :: This option does NOT include a swag bag, giveaway tickets, and access to the eats & sweets.  You are welcome to purchase your baby a VIP Children’s Ticket if you are interested in those things for them.**

Exclusive Children’s VIP Ticket Information

As mentioned above, we are offering a limited number of Children’s VIP Tickets which include all of the event amenities that the general children and adult tickets hold as well as 10 EXTRA giveaway tickets and a swag bag valued at over $65 too!  We have worked tirelessly to fill this swag bag with some of our absolute favorite brands and full sized products, and as a sneak peek – here are some of the brands you can expect to find filling the swag bags just for you…

Love Child Organics :: 18 Rabbits :: Mabel’s Labels :: Glück :: Re-Play – The Power of Recycling :: Bitsy’s Brainfood :: SkinnyPop :: Boogie Wipes :: Downy :: NeatCheeks :: TutorVille :: Snap Kitchen :: and more!

General Event Information

2nd Birthday Bash Sponsors

If you attended last year’s Birthday Bash, then you know that we like to make our birthday celebrations totally and completely over the top, and this year’s event will not disappoint!  For starters, our friends at The Zone are opening up almost their entire massive facility for us to explore, play, and have a whole lot of fun!  On the first floor, we will be transforming their open gym space into a birthday carnival – complete with games, activities, food, and more.  And on the second floor, we will have scheduled access to their inflatable room, complete with three exciting inflatables for the kiddos to have an absolute ball!!!

In addition, we are so thrilled to have NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care on board as our fantastic title sponsor for this event!  Not only do we love their compassionate and thorough after hours care for our little ones, we are also raving fans of their health care providers and staff too.  We cannot wait to introduce you to a few of them, so be sure to toss your child’s favorite stuffed animal, toy, or action figure into your bag before heading to this event because NightLight is going to have a fun-filled Teddy Bear Clinic as well as a few other surprises in store as well!  {And just for the parents, there will be some great goodies to grab at their area too!!}

Curious about everything else we have in store for this event?  Of course you are!  Check out all that we have planned…

 Reginelli’s :: Back again for the second year in a row, Reginelli’s will be on hand serving up cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, and el fresco pizza.  All of which are absolutely delicious – we know!

Nothing Bundt Cakes :: Another Houston Moms Blog favorite, Nothing Bundt Cakes is bringing a variety of sweet bundtinis.  Plus, they are hosting a giveaway at their table you do not want to miss.

Snap Kitchen :: Whatever you do, be sure to save room for Snap Kitchen’s ah-mazing brownies and macaroons.  They are mouth watering and so good!

No Time 2 Cook :: We are SO excited that No Time 2 Cook has finally made their way into our Houston-area Krogers, and you must stop by and sample some of their ready to eat meals.  They are the perfect dinner solution for us busy moms, and we know you are going to be a fast fan after that first bite too.

SafeSplash :: Our fantastic sponsors at SafeSplash are getting their ducks {and maybe a few fish} in a row for this special event!  Be sure to visit their table and dive into their duck pond, and while you’re there – enter to win a fun giveaway as well.  They cannot wait to meet YOU!

Gymboree :: For the little bitties, our friends at Gymboree are setting up a baby and toddler area – complete with toys, activities, and parachute fun.  AND…they are giving away a free month of classes at their table also!

Happy Family :: This table will have it all – product sampling, a quick little craft, and a fun carnival game that your kiddos will absolutely love.  And don’t forget to enter to win the giveaway at their table too!

Fusion Academy :: Another great local resource with a super fun activity for this event.  You will want to stop by their area for sure!

BLVD Dentistry :: Want to get a little crazy?  Swing by the BLVD Dentistry table for temporary hair coloring!  They are also giving away a complimentary teeth whitening for the grown-ups too.

The Little Crane Smocked Shoppe :: Snacks and shopping all in one place?  Yes, please!  Visit The Little Crane Smocked Shoppe for cookies and milk, then stick around and order some precious Christmas pajamas while you’re there.  {Pssst…they are giving away a set for anyone who follows them on Instagram – @thelittlecrane – also!}

Houston Symphony :: The Houston Symphony has some amazing things in store for our event attendees, including an instrument petting zoo AND a giveaway for two vouchers which can be applied toward their fantastic Family Series among other concerts!

TutorVille :: SO much fun is going to be happening at the TutorVille table!  Stop by for a visit with the face painter and balloon artist, and leave with a temporary tattoo and slap bracelet.  Plus – they are giving away $500 in TutorVille Bucks at their table as well!

KinderCare Learning Center :: Don’t miss this area for a fantastic sensory activity, and enter to win a giveaway from them while you’re there.

Lakeshore :: It’s no secret that we love Lakeshore, and we are so excited to have them on hand for an awesome craft station at this event too.

Fundamentally Music :: Bubbles, and music, and puppets – oh my!  Be sure to bring your little music lovers by for a fun experience, and grab some CDs, DVDs, and egg shakers before they run out!

Giveaways

With each and every ticket purchased {children AND adults}, you will receive FIVE tickets that you can use to enter any of these amazing giveaways.  Remember though, the Children’s VIP Tickets will come with an additional TEN giveaway tickets {bringing the total up to FIFTEEN}, and there will be opportunities to earn even more – one of which is listed below.  Ready to find out what you could potentially take home?  Here you go…

{3} $40 gift cards to Snap Kitchen
{2} $75 gift cards from pediped Footwear
{1} 2 Red Hens Studio Set with diaper bag, shopping cart nest, & toy nanny
{1} Family Four Pack to Blessington Farms
{2} Feed & Soothe gift sets – 1 pink & 1 blue – from MAM USA
{3} Silibib & Silimat sets from Silikids
{1} NurturMe Organic Baby Food VIP gift package
{1} kids & parents gift basket from Brazos Bookstore
{1} B.box Baby Essentials Set with drying rack, snack pack, & diaper wallet
{1} gift basket from Costco
{1} Konfidence USA Babywarma, Change Mat, & Aquanappy
{3} blowouts from Drybar
{1} gift basket stuffed with Boogie Wipes, Kandoo, Downy, Dreft, & Febreze
{1} Belage Center Signature Anti-Aging Facial
{1} $50 gift card to la Madeleine
{1} free month of class at each of the Houston area Baby Boot Camp locations

 Charity of Choice

As with all of our major events, we are so very honored to be featuring and raising awareness for a special local charity at our 2nd Annual Birthday Bash!  This year we are working hand in hand with ESCAPE Family Resource Center whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing education, intervention, and support programs to families in crisis throughout the greater Houston area.  At our event, ESCAPE will have a fun-filled table with crafts for the kids and information for the adults, and we are asking all of YOU to rally around them and bring a few of these key items off of their current wish list too…

mobile file folders* :: copy paper {white and colored} :: construction paper {any color} :: craft supplies {foam shapes, beads, adhesive letters, pipe cleaners, etc.} :: writing materials for children {pens, pencils, crayons, markers} :: kid’s stickers :: pocket folders :: glitter glue :: nap mats :: plus, any old cell phones and small electronics you may have around the house as well!
* – denotes an urgent need

Not only does bringing a few items for this great local charity make a difference in our community, but we will be giving you additional giveaway tickets for your contributions too! Attendees who choose to participate will earn ONE additional giveaway ticket for each item that they bring – with a maximum of FIVE extra giveaway tickets total.  {Of course, you are welcome to bring as many donations as you would like; however, due to the nature of the event and the other opportunities to earn giveaway tickets, we are setting the cap at five.}

{Interested in getting YOUR business or brand’s name alongside all of the amazing sponsors you’ve seen above?  Contact Tiffanie, our sponsorship coordinator, for options on this event and future endeavors too!}

As always, the best way to share all of the fun and compliment the gracious sponsors involved is by utilizing social media!  Feel free to tag your posts and pictures and follow along using #HMBbdaybash too!!!

Please Note :: Tickets are non-refundable, and this event will happen rain or shine.  With advance notice, we will attempt to connect you with another family who is interested in purchasing your ticket should the need arise.  Swag and giveaway items are subject to change without notice due to sponsor availability, but please know that we will make every effort to fulfill the items listed above.  All attendees will be required to sign a waiver prior to entering into the event which will release and agree to hold harmless Houston Moms Blog and it’s event partners from any liabilities.  Also, by purchasing this ticket you understand that your photo or that of your child may be taken and give permission for Houston Moms Blog and their affiliates to use it on their site, in promotional materials, and/or on their social media platform.

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