RECAP :: Mom’s Night Out @ Mint Baby & Kids

Please Note :: We want to extend a most sincere thank you to our generous sponsors who helped make this event such a huge success! Mint Baby and Kids, Champps, The Tasting Room, Araya, Uplifting Bras,  Annie West and Valerie Ragusa, Epilady, and Katie Rehrer and Jessica Stevens from Rodan + Fields.  All of these gorgeous and fun shots were captured by Katrina of Junkyard Studios.

MNO - Venue

Despite the torrential downpours that took place earlier in the day with flooding all over Houston, our Mom’s Night Out was a huge success with a packed house and, most of all, A LOT of fun!  The chicken skewers, the tuna, and the vegetables from Champps were utterly delicious and was a perfect match to their paired wine as well as the wine donated by Uptown’s own The Tasting Room.  No party is complete without dessert, and the trays of chocolate and gourmet marshmallows from Araya were gone quickly with members of our contributor team talking about these delicious goodies for weeks afterwards. Our contributor team always has a lot of fun and great laughs when together, and it was so amazing to meet many of our readers and followers at this event.  Seriously, we have the best group of supporters, and we truly appreciate each and every one of you.

MNO - Food and Drink

Many moms snagged some great deals from Mint Baby and Kids thanks to their in-store special the night of the event.  {I came home with a few things for my kiddos, but shhhh – don’t tell my husband.}  The entire store smelled ah-mazingly good thanks to Annie West and Valerie Ragusa and their essential oils.  I loved learning about all the health benefits to their oils, and I can not wait to get started with my own kit soon.   Speaking of new goodies, Kelly took home an epilator from Epilady, and she said that her legs are feeling smoother than ever and completely bathing suit ready.  Moms learned all about Rodan + Fields from Katie Rehrer and Jessica Stevens, and I personally fell in love with their macro exfoliator. It’s already on my Christmas list.  And it’s only June.  I know I have raved about Uplifting Bras before, but they had a happening little booth set up in the back near the fitting rooms.  I hope some of you walked away with some great bras – I can’t stop wearing mine.

MNO - Sponsors

Most touching was the donations the attendees brought in for Ronald McDonald House Houston from the RMHH’s Wish List.  You guys blew our socks off with this — thank you for your generosity.  Have I mentioned that we have the best readers and community?

MNO - RMHH

We teamed up with some hospitable local and national brands and gave away some amazing baskets filled to the top with giveaway items and donations to a handful of lucky winners.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to  cuteheadsThe Little CraneDrybarMassage HeightsRethink Food,  Mister French’s Gourmet BakerySew Design StudioMint Baby & Kids,  Top Drawer Lingerie,  The Fresh Market,  Deer Lake Lodge Dr. Angela Sturm ,  Gary Greene with Better Homes and Garden Real Estate ,  The Victorian Condo-Hotel,  MAM USAKonfidence,  pediped, and Brian James for your generous donations.  You can see a complete list of giveaway items here.

MNO - Giveaways

Each  attendee walked out the door with a swag bag valued at well over $100 and stuffed to the brim with some of our favorite products and coupons for services.  Thank you DrybarMassage HeightsSew Design StudioTop Drawer Lingerie, Nelson jBrownie Brittle,  The BumpThree Happy Cows, Wonderful PistachiosWonderful Almond Accents, & Wonderful AlmondsHappy Belly Studios,  Imperial SugarWholesome SweetenersNurturMe , and The Fresh Market for your generous donations! You can see a complete list of swag items here.

MNO - Swag


With this event just behind us, we are already gearing up for our next events.  We seriously have a ton of events coming up over the next few months!  You can catch us at our kid-friendly play date with The Little Gym {details here} later this month.  I can’t completely spill the beans on the other events just yet, but think first birthday, breast cancer awareness, and new and expectant mom with a HUGE national sponsor.

Details to come soon, but be sure you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter so that you’re the first to know!  Tickets sold out quickly for this event, and we anticipate the same for our upcoming events too.  Interested in being a sponsor and getting your business or brand in front of our amazing community of moms {again think birthday parties, breast cancer awareness, and new and expectant mommies}, then e-mail us at advertising {at} houstonmomsblog {dot} com as we are currently signing on sponsors for all of these events.

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Tiffanie, originally from East Texas, has called Houston home for over 10 years now. She and her husband met during undergraduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University. They have one son, Preston {Jan 2011}, who was born with a very rare congenital heart condition and underwent a very successful open heart surgery at Houston's own Texas Children's Hospital when he was just two days old. In October 2013, Tiffanie welcomed a daughter, Hadley, into this world. She adores seeing life and this great city through the eyes of her children. She is a practicing physician assistant, passionate about Endocrinology and diabetes. Committed to connecting moms and families to all the fabulousness of this great city, Tiffanie started serving as our Sponsorship Coordinator in January 2014. Her days are now filled to the brim with taking care of her family, her patients, fielding sales calls, and scheduling sponsored posts. Her favorite pasttimes include drinking a full-bodied glass of red, retail therapy, a nice long run, and being near a beach - water soothes her.

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