A first for me!
I had the opportunity to represent Graco and meet (in person!) some of our favorite local (to PA) Mommy Bloggers from Classy Mommy, Mommies with Style , Chester County Moms, and Phillyburbs Mom. These VERY energetic and enthusiastic moms hosted a fabulous raffle and baby “shower” event attended by 50 lucky expectant moms and their guests. I’ll tell you about the lucky part in a minute!
Tickets for the event (while they lasted) were free with donation of diapers. For the number of diapers donated, guests received raffle tickets they could use to enter raffles to win all kinds of baby products from national sponsors, local sponsors and Mompreneuers alike! It was SO MUCH FUN and ultimately, over 50 boxes of diapers were donated to the Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County to help new moms in need of assistance..
Graco was a major sponsor of the event and we were excited to be there to showcase OUR newest arrivals – Myfirstbaby.com a new online community for new moms to share experiences, advice and upload videos, AND our new Facebook page Ilovemybabybump which is packed with information for new parents.
Myfirstbaby.com will feature webisodes hosted by Jill Cordes (from HGTV’s My First Place) who is a new mom herself. The first webisode “Taking Baby Home” was shown at the event. We even took some video of our new mom guests at the event.
Aside from the awesome deserts and even a shower cake, I loved getting to meet so many new and expectant Moms, some of them with their new arrivals all swaddled along. I was just in Awwwwwww!! the entire evening. The event was also chronicled live on Twitter and facebook throughout the evening with a dedicated hashtag – #gracobabyshower.
Here comes the Lucky part……Graco raffled a Snug Ride 35 Car Seat in the Laguna Bay fashion to one lucky mommy and I was so excited to get to announce the “Oprah Moment” when all 100 guests were given a Graco iMonitor™ digital baby monitor with a retail value of $89.99! Everyone stood and cheered! It was really exciting, I really did feel like Oprah for a moment. Here we were getting setup for the big moment:
Thanks to everyone for joining us for an amazing #Gracobabyshower Extravaganza!