When I received my invitation to M.O.A.B.S. The Mother of All Baby Showers, I couldn’t wait to attend. The Mother of All Baby Showers is celebrating their 5th year. This event is geared toward expectant parents and new parents while parents of teenagers like myself feel included. While Amy couldn’t be in attendance because she’s very pregnant and her doctor said no, we still felt like she was there with us.If you want to learn important things about parenting, such as car seat safety, etc, love connecting with other moms to be and new moms, enjoy pampering and checking out the latest and greatest on the baby market, then the Mother of All Baby Showers is the place to be.
The 2017 kick-off event is the Luxe Edition of the Mother of All Baby Showers and was held at the Sheridan in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
- A Loving Embrace Birth Services
- Babies “R” Us
- Baby Jack & Company
- Baby K’Tan
- Bratt Decor
- Dorie Howell Photography
- Little Oaks Montessori Academy
- Mead Johnson Nutrition
- Mother Nurture
- Randy Cakes
- Solu Publishing
- Washington Parent Magazine
When entering and given our swag bags with tons of free products from a Baby K’Tan Diaper Bag to Baby Jack & Company Lovey amongst other goodies the various brands were set up with products along the entrance and inside of the conference room. Some great car seats, baby gear, baby toys, snacks for all, prenatal vitamins and drinks to photography were all represented.
As soon as we arrived there were drinks from La Croix and Honest Tea. We also got some wonderful snacks from Randy Cakes and Pretzel Crisps. Pretzel Crisps now has Fruit Sticks. Don’t forget they fed us dinner with an assortment of meats, cheeses, fruits and crackers as well as Alfredo Pasta or Pesto Pasta. I wasn’t expecting dinner and was quite excited about this.
All attendees received complimentary hand massages, hair styling and mini makeup makeovers provided by Aveda.
Our keynote speaker was the lovely Maria Bailey, who is the Co-Founder of Mother Nurture, who was there displaying her products to us, but also the host of MomTalk Radio. She talked to us about how to be savvy in a marketplace with so many options.
We also got to hear from Allana Pinkerton, Diono’s Global Safety Advocate and Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor, who shared with us some wonderful tips about car seat safety.
Even I won something there were so many giveaways. They gave away a photography session, a new car seat (I got one of the booster seats), a Chicco double stroller, spa package, and gift baskets filled to the brim with goodies. See my giveaway that I won posted above, that I gave to my new friend, Katie, of Adventures by Katie.
Other Mother of all Baby Showers Events in 2017!
There are 4 more Mother of All Baby Showers events on the east coast. One in Orlando, FL, one in Pittsburgh, PA, one in Davie, FL and last but, not least Tampa Bay, FL. So, make sure you get your tickets when they come to a town near you.
Disclosure: I was provided with (2) complimentary tickets to attend The Mother of All Baby Showers Luxe Event in D.C. I did not receive any compensation and all opinions express or implied are my own. My formal disclosure policy is here.