A couple of weeks ago, we packed up and headed west to partake in Los Angeles’ “Biggest Baby Shower Ever,” put on by the original Big City Moms, Risa Goldberg and Leslie Venokur. The star-studded baby shower not only educated moms-to-be but created a fun and friendly venue for marketers to share the latest and greatest with new and expecting families.
Heading to Los Angeles meant we had to call on our friends, the beautiful Lonni Paul and Tiffani Theissen, co-founders of PetitNest. Our booth featured their Noe dresser and crib along with the Paon crib set. It was a real treat to catch up with the other “Team PN” during the show.
From Left to Right: Rebekah Dempsey, Nicole Benitez, Tiffani Thiessen, Lonni Paul, Pam Ginocchio, Melisa Fluhr
What began as a virtual friendship with party stylist Rebekah Dempsey, of A Blissful Nest, resulted in a stunning, baby shower sweets display for all to enjoy. Cleverly themed around “Look Who’s Coming,” the real star was the owl—a beloved baby shower icon and no-fail, gender-neutral look for any party or nursery.
Faux bois owls were the inspiration, and all the little details fell into place naturally.
Of course, none of the magic could have been pulled off without the talent of a few ladies with a knack for baking and genuine artistry.
A large fondant owl sat perched above the tablescape. Fondant master Brittany Rumohr of Edible Details, stole the show with her attention to detail and impressive fondant toppers.
We’re convinced that Alejandra Morin of The Marshmallow Studio is forging a new industry. Her inventive marshmallow designs brought real wow factor to our display.
Hand decorated cookies by Lisa Stone of The Cookie Jar were showcased next to the equally delicious PetitNest linen glider, where tired moms took a moment to rest. Lo and behold, thirty minutes into the event, the cookies had been gobbled up. We believe that makes for an impressive testimonial!
Pearl-like sprinkles had everyone circling the precious (and oh so tasty!) chocolate cake pops made by the Los Angeles based ladies of The Gourmet Pop.
A Blissful Nest’s charm also extended itself beyond just our booth space. Rebekah created signs and circle punches, paired with vintage striped paper straws, to adorn the evening’s food and drink displays.
At the end of the day, the quality of vendors is what makes an event’s reputation. Here’s a glimpse of Big City Mom’s recipe for success.
Featured above: Oopsy daisy, Fit Pregnancy, Babyletto and The Gruncles as guest speakers
Featured above: Magnificent Baby, The Honest Co., Sage Spoonfuls, Skip Hop, Dapple, Buggy Love
Lastly, OpenSky graciously offered a huge swag bag of incredible brands and products showcased within our curated collection to one lucky winner just for stopping by our booth. And if you didn’t win the raffle, the $15 OpenSky gift cards we distributed are guaranteed to come in handy.
We had a blast and want to thank both Big City Moms and all the thoughtful vendors who worked with us to make us look good—we’re talking to you dear Nicole, of Nicole Benitez Photography!
We can’t wait to meet more wonderful moms next month in Miami as Big City Moms takes on Jungle Island, Monday, April 2nd! For tickets and information, visit The Biggest Baby Shower Ever Miami event page. For a limited time, Project Nursery readers will receive $5 off tickets using coupon code: NURSERY. See you in Miami!