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Moms Night Out at ArtsRiot Recap!


What do you get when you combine 100 women, 15 vendors, amazing food, giveaways, swag and more? A BVTMB Moms Night Out!  We had an amazing time at our Moms Night Out at ArtsRiot and loved having the opportunity to bring together local mommas for a fun, kids free night out! Keep reading to learn more about what this event looked like and be on the look out for our next Moms Night Out coming in March.

The Sponsors

We had some amazing sponsors for this event, and this event wouldn’t have been possible without them. A huge thank you to Vermont Nanny Connection, EarthySoul, Kids City, Evolution Yoga, and Aristelle! Be sure to show these local businesses your love and support!

Sponsors MNO

The Setting

We held this Moms Night Out at the fabulous ArtsRiot in the South End. This newly created space was the perfect backdrop for an evening of fun! We loved the open and industrial feel to the space and were thankful that In Full Bloom gave us two beautiful floral arrangements that added some feminine touches to the space.



The Food

We were so thankful to have some amazing food at this event from some fabulous local businesses! Mommas enjoyed some delicious and unique appetizers and desserts from Quirky Eats, like Chicken Apple BBQ Tarts and Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes with Candied Jalapenos. Then there were the cupcakes and whoopie pies from Marley Cakes, cookies from Vermont Cookie Love, and the margarita donuts from Green Mountain Baked. And as if that wasn’t enough, Alex from Orange Leaf set up a mini fro-yo bar. Our mommas were well fed! Then they were able to wash it all down with yummy Spindrift Sodas or a drink from the cash bar. Our signature Moms Night Out Drink, “Don’t Tell Dad”, was a hit!


The Shopping and Vendors

Part of the space was set up for mommas to be able to shop and interact with local businesses. We had Healing Earth Vermont Herbals, Crafty Necessities, Vicky from Silpada Jewelry, and Kacey from Non-Toxic Goods there to provide some fabulous shopping. Moms were also able to get bra fittings from Aristelle, meet Katie from It Works! and learn about their products, talk with Vermont Nanny Connection about their services for moms and families, get a spinal analysis and talk nutrition and fitness with the ladies from The Wellness Collective, and make their own yoga mat essential oil spray with Susan from Evolution Yoga.



The Momma Pampering Services

Each ticket included one momma pampering service that each person was able to sign up for. We had lip and eyebrow waxing from Orbit, chair massage from Genie of Massage Journey, reflexology from Eileen of EarthySoul, acupuncture by Corey of the Wellness Collective, makeup tutorials by Beatriz of Vermont Makeup, and hand massages from Tootsies Mini Spa. Every Moms Night Out should include a little pampering!



The Giveaways

We are so thankful to all of the local businesses that contributed so many amazing things to our giveaways for this event! We had 8 different raffle giveaways that each momma could enter; an Expectant Mom giveaway, a Busy Mom giveaway, a Photo Package giveaway, a New Momma giveaway, a Family Fun giveaway, an Active Mom giveaway, a Pamper Momma Giveaway, and a Date Night giveaway. We also had a Staycation Package giveaway that mommas could enter by completing a social media scavenger hunt and/or a get to know you game. A huge thank you to these fabulous businesses: Kids City, EarthySoul, Aristelle, Evolution Yoga, Nido, Dear Lucy, Bogs, Skinny Pancake, Marjie Shepherd, Artemis Fitness, Vermont Makeup, Bitybean, Bella B Body Care, VT Birth Haven, Wild Clover Photography, Hyperfocus Art, Ambient Photography, Creative Habitat, Jay Peak Resort, Beltrami & Co Photography, Vermont Baby, Seventh Generation, Orange Leaf, Massage Journey, Essex Resort and Spa, Basin Harbor Club, Moxie’s Closet, Speeder and Earl’s, Rackk and Ruin, Body Resolution, Lake Champlain Chocolates, New Duds, Indigo, The Wellness Collective, and Junie Babie!



The Swag

Even if a momma didn’t win one of our giveaways, she was able to take home a swag bag FULL of goodies! Each bag had a $10 gift card to Orbit , a $10 gift card to Kids City, a $25 gift card to The Wellness Collective, product from Happy Family Organics, Healing Earth Vermont Herbals and Mamma Chia, samples from Orbit and Bella B Bodycare, a “Member for a Day” pass to Essex Resort and Spa, $3 off coupon to Regal Gymnastics Open Gym, coupons to Lake Champlain Chocolates, Tootsies, Dear Lucy, EarthySoul, and Beltrami Studios, and free class passes from Evolution Yoga and Artemis Fitness.


The Photographers

We had two fabulous photographers snapping pictures at this event. Thank you to Beltrami Studios and Tracy from Iandoli Photography for capturing the moments from our Moms Night Out!


We also had Chris from Photobooth Planet Vermont bring Ruby, the VW Bus photobooth! So much fun took place in that photobooth, but I will just let the pictures speak for themselves 🙂


Photobooth fun

The Chance to Give Back

We were thrilled to be able to write a $140 check to Ronald McDonald House of Burlington from the ticket proceeds as well as donate a massive pile of items that they needed for their house! Thank you mommas for helping us bless this amazing charity!


The Guests

We truly appreciate every single one of you that showed up to have some fun with us. To those of you we got to meet: It was a pleasure! To those of you that we didn’t: please come to our future events, and we hope to connect with you soon…you are important to us. Our blog and events would not be what they are without all of you! So thanks for reading, for showing up, and for being a part of this little slice of VT community!


10 Responses to Moms Night Out at ArtsRiot Recap!

  1. Sandra November 12, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    It was an awesome night! Thanks to all the sponsors and organizers!

    • Nissa November 12, 2013 at 11:09 am #

      Sandra, it was! We work with some pretty amazing local businesses!

  2. Shannon
    Shannon November 12, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Great post Nissa! So glad to have pulled this off with you!

    • Nissa November 12, 2013 at 11:09 am #

      Thanks Shannon! It is an honor to work with you my dear friend!

      • Eileen November 13, 2013 at 9:07 am #

        Ladies, you all did such an amazing job! well organized and hope to participate in more events in the future! 😉 ~ Eileen

        • Nissa November 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

          Thanks Eileen! We loved having you at the event and can’t wait to have you at more!

  3. Tina November 12, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Looked like a TON of fun! can’t wait for the next event !! YOU ROCK ladies!

    • Nissa November 12, 2013 at 11:10 am #

      Thanks Tina! We LOVE working with you all and so many great local businesses! We are because of you all!


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