Sunday, August 26, 2012

Family Fun at momstown 5th Birthday Bash in Victoria!

WOW, momstown Victoria rocks a Birthday party!!! Thanks to weeks of planning, incredible support from our sponsors, unwavering support from the momstown team and HQ, hard work from volunteers, friends and family, our momstown 5th Birthday Bash was a huge success!

From left to right: Chris Munkacsi and Michelle Underdown of The Munkacsi Group, myself, my sister Mel, and May. Volunteers not pictured: Melissa Alegria, Charles Hogg, Ian Matthews, Lisa Underdown, Mi-Young Jin, Ava, Cara, my mom Lolita, plus Kate Wall & Charlotte King-Harris for helping prep loot bags and prizes!!! 
Thank you for all your hard work and support!!!
Our loot bags from Today's Parent were bursting with goodies from our sponsors, including a full box of Orville Redenbacher popcorn, Iron Kids vitamin samples, Nature Clean wipes, Mr. Christie's Snak Paks, Clifford door hangers from Scholastic, Island Parent Magazines, Epicure samples, a free 4-inch footprint tile from Danielle Studios, and so much more! 

Heaviest loot bags ever!
Our wonderful sponsors provided fun and engaging activities that aligned beautifully with our six momstown program pillars. These were just a few of the fun things to do, see and taste at our event:

Nursing/Rest Area with Silk Road Tea
Kindergym area
Photo Ops with our special guest, Huckle the Cat, 
star of Richard Scarry's Busytown Mysteries!
Bouncy Castle & Balloon Animals from Par-T-Perfect
Play House Cleaning with Norwex consultant, Charlotte King-Harris
Teddy Bear Health Check with Dr. Lisa Lau, ND, and Laura Kidson, RMT,
of Victoria Centre for Natural Health
SPF Awareness with Angela Burnell of Avon
Social & Play with Island Farms
Island Parent Fish Puppet Craft
Jr. Chef with Epicure Selections
Reading Corner with Huckle the Cat from Kids' CBC 
& member of Victoria Storytellers Guild,  Jennifer Ferris.
Marshmallow Kids Experiment with Martin Newham
& Christina Gilbert of Investors Group
Farmer Vicki & Daisy the Cow kicked off our show!
Fitness Demo with Hot Mama Health & Fitness
Glenn Kachmar's Whiz Bang Science Show

Yummy ConAgra Snack Pack Pudding Station
Fisher-Price Toy Demo - and we gave away all 8 toys!
Our guests raved about these gorgeous and delicious cupcakes made by Kyrie Smith with simple ingredients and real butter at Wildfire Bakery

We did three mini prize draws with gifts from our local sponsors: Avon, Epicure Selections, Heart & Hands Health Community, Island Parent, Norwex, Par-T-Perfect, Suetables, Victoria Centre for Natural Health, 4Cats Arts Studio in Oak Bay, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre and Intrepid Theatre! Then we capped off the event with a BIG prize draw from our platinum sponsor, Island Parent Magazine, and our amazing national sponsors, Britax, Fisher-Price, Thyme Maternity, Scholastic Canada, and Melitta Coffee! A whopping 35 prizes in total - thank you to all of our incredible sponsors and everyone who celebrated with us! We hope you had as much fun as we did!!!

Amazing Prize Table!
You can see more pictures on our facebook fan page!

If this is how great we treat our guests at a public event, can you imagine how we treat our members? ;) Our membership is only $45/year, and during August and September only, you will receive a BONUS one-year subscription to Today's Parent magazine with your new membership or renewal! Sign up, sign up, sign up for your FREE 4-week trial, and together we'll make momstown Victoria ROCK!!!

Today's Parent is offering a bonus one-year (12 issues) Subscription with every new or renewed 1-year momstown membership, ONLY in August & September! JOIN NOW!

1 comment:

  1. What an exciting bash! Great range of activities, loads of pics of kids having fun & terrific sponsor support!! Yeah Melissa!