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This is an event worth checking out:  Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower.  I attended with a super pass (which I recommend if you can buy one) when I was pregnant and ended up winning a photo session with Leshem Loft and a Phil & Ted’s traveller.  Plus I brought home great gift bags!! You will meet tons of vendors, receive great gift bags and get to eat great food with great hosts.  You can never go wrong with Big City Moms, their events are the best in NYC.  The hostesses make you feel welcome and there are always great people attending plus you win fabulous prizes!!

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Back in October, I won a photo shoot while at the Biggest Baby Shower at American Girl Place.  It was put together by Big City Moms, which all my readers know I love and fully support.  The photo shoot that I won was with Leshem Loft and was supposed to be a maternity shoot.  Jenny Leshem of Leshem Loft was kind enough to suggest that we make it a newborn photo shoot since I was 9 months pregnant and less than a month from my due date.  This should have been the first indication that they were going to exceed my expectations and then some.  We arrived to their studio and it was truly picturesque.  This was not due to the view but rather the photos that were on the walls.  Of course, photographers have pictures on their walls, it is what they do.  However, few can capture pictures and provide you with the feeling of being present in the picture as you walk by it.  We felt welcome from the first step in the door and the environment was very comfortable.  (more…)

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Big City Moms Biggest Baby Showe

Big City Moms Biggest Baby Showe

On Tuesday, October 6th, I attended the Biggest Baby Shower hosted by Big City Moms.  It was awesome to say the least.  They had vendors that served all needs from car seats and strollers to photographers and bakers.  Kelly Rutherford, from Gossip Girl, spoke at the event on behalf of Bugaboo.  They had a bingo game in which you had vendors sign your bingo card as you visited them.  At the end of the night, you turned in your bingo card and got a raffle prize.  Now, don’t be mistaken about the raffle prizes.  They were not bottles and bibs only.  I actually don’t know if those were prizes but they were much better than that. 

phil and ted travel cotWe won a Phil and Ted’s travel cot.  It weighs less than our baby will weigh when born.  And it folds into a nice compact bag.  I guess Hunter will get to travel earlier than we planned.

We also won a maternity photo shoot with Leshem Loft, which I will need to use soon.  Being that I am in my 9th month, time is of the essence.  I had never thought about having a maternity shoot but it is exciting to think about doing.  It will be a great way to memorialize my first pregnancy.

Back to the prizes though.  Some people won strollers from Orbit and Phil and Ted’s.  Some won a car seat.  This was no joke of a baby shower, trust me.  For anyone who is pregnant at this time next year, it is worth every penny to attend this event.  Warning – have your husband or someone very strong on call to carry the gift bag for you at the end of the night.  Oh yes, I forgot the mention the gift bags, which are in addition to the raffle prizes.  100 lucky people (i.e. people willing to spend more $$) were able to enter the baby shower an hour early.  They also got the mother of all gift bags with that additional money.  I am going to leave something out but will highlight some great gifts in the bag.  We got a pair of Robeez shoes, a Bugaboo microfleece blanket, toys from Cloud B, bib from American Terry, photo frames and so many other things I cannot remember them all. 

I did have one issue with some of the other mothers-to-be there.  My husband, Tom aka UWS Dad, and I both attended and had super passes.  Therefore we each got a mega gift bag.  I saw that both our bags had girl shoes in them.  I could have asked for a bag with boy shoes but is that being grateful for the bag itself?  I heard so many women complaining in the middle of American Girl Place that they had things they could not use.  THESE ITEMS WERE FREE and one should not complain.  I guess I am not a diva and did not put up a tantrum about it.  I overheard one woman tell another that she insisted that they give her a bag with shoes for a boy.  I plan on giving one pair of my girl shoes to a friend or charity.  I plan on keeping one pair in hopes of having a girl with my next pregnancy 🙂

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