A Night Full Of Love & Community For Moms
Exactly one week ago, we wrapped up our Moms Night Out event at Newmark Homes. Seven days later and we’re still on a high like you wouldn’t believe. What a beautiful, special night. It was a night all about moms. We wanted an event that would make you feel good, get you out of the house for an evening, and give you a true sense of community. That’s what this platform is all about- community.
Throughout the event we’d stop in the midst of the crazy and just look at each other, look at our friends, sometimes even mouth to each other “oh my gosh, can you believe this!?” The most surreal part was seeing mamas lined up outside in the cold, but with the most warm smiles on their faces. We are still pinching ourselves that people show up to the things we do. It’ll never be lost on us that you all support us and have since we started.
What we have here is special, moms. And by we, we mean ALL of us. All of you. We stayed late after the event, watching every mom leave and hugging their necks again if we could. Before we knew it the clock was 11pm and only the Newmark team and the gracious cleaning crew were left. We stood there in the beautiful design space talking to our amazing hosts just reminiscing on the evening, how successful it was, how happy all the women were, how happy WE all were. Newmark Marketing Director Melissa Guerra commented that she loved how every mom who came in got a hug from us, that we truly greeted every mom who talked through that door with kindness, warmth, and love. That’s what we’ve built with you mamas. When we see you, we feel like you’re our friends. We’ve been on this journey together and none of this would be possible without your support, without you all loving the things we’re doing.
Judging from the comments that evening and since, we think you all loved the event! That night meant the absolute world to us. The moms who came, stood in line in the cold, said the most touching things to us, and to all the businesses and friends who helped and contributed in such a meaningful way. Community. Our village, Our tribe. Love. These are all words that come to mind when thinking about this event.
We stood in the parking lot together at the end of the night and all we could say was, wow. We never thought these events would be a part of what we did. It all started with small mom meet ups and it was there that we knew this is what it was all about. Getting out from the computer and phone screens and connecting with moms in person is what really makes our hearts happy.
Our event in May was when we finally woke up to there was a need for this in the community. We thought we’d plan an event for 60 or so moms and 500 moms rsvp’d – over 200 crammed inside Board & Brush and filled that space with so much love. We knew then that these Moms Night Out events would have to be a huge part of what we do.
As long as you mamas keep loving them, we’ll keep hosting! Thank you to all of you who came, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. To all the mamas who didn’t get to come, we promise a space in the Spring that can home more of us. We hope to build and get better and better at these. It’s all for you guys and you all deserve the world.
Aside from the 240 or so of you who came to the event last week, we also wanted to give some extra love to all the people who made this event possible. Without these wonderful people, it wouldn’t have been what it was. We hope you enjoy this event wrap up, mamas. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We can’t wait to do it again!
THANK YOU TO THE BIG THREE
Our gracious host Newmark Homes for providing the most beautiful, welcome, bright, classy space for our moms to enjoy this evening. And thank you to the amazing team for believing in us and our mission to bring moms together, letting us bring over 200 moms into your gorgeous design space, and to the women we worked closest with, Melissa & Fay, you two are true gems. We also think Melissa deserves an award for putting up with two crazy moms who are by no means event planners. She worked with us with such grace, understanding, and unwavering support and encouragement. We know she had so much more on her plate than our event, but she always set our minds at ease, was only a text away, and was just darn fun to see and hang out with leading up to the event! Thank you for all you did to make the evening what it was. From the small details, to the big ones, we could have done none of this without you. To the entire Newmark team, thank you!
Our sponsor for the evening Cinco Ranch Realty Group who allowed us to make the event what it was and give back in a meaningful way. This is a veteran and mama owned brokerage and aside from Nat’s husband joining the them over a year ago, we’ve truly connected with the mamas of this group. Moms just get other moms- it’s an unspoken bond and a connection that can’t be explained. Amy Lookanbaugh has always been such an inspiration to us and to have her support gives us the confidence that we’re doing great things for this community. Amy was so excited to work with us on this event and was the mastermind behind opening up more tickets and creating the VIP experience for three special mamas. Amy, Karlee, Dave, Jeff, and Kim- thank you!
Event planning/executing/decorating guru, Tiffany Howard with Glamfetti – wow, we’d be lost without you, sister. Truly. Thank the good Lord above for giving us people in our lives who are so, so good at what they do. She’s organized, knows events, and has the ability to transform any space. Tiffany already knows she’s stuck with us – we refuse to do an event without her. Ever. She’s as kind as she is talented and as warm and bubbly as she is creative and we’re honored to call her a friend. Seeing everything she’s built from the ground up with her business and watching her continue to reach new goals is so fun. She’s a successful business woman, one of the busiest women we know, but always makes those around her feel like they’re the most important person in the room. Tiffany, thank you for making our space even more beautiful with your balloon garlands and perfect party touches. And thank you for being you!
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PHENOMINAL VENDORS
Essentials Kitchen – All The Amazing Food was by Chef Martinez, he’s as kind as he is talented
Anne Russey Counseling – Catering Sponsor, food from Chef Luis Martinez of Essentials Kitchen
Pedlar Cosmetic & Family Dentistry- Wine Sponsor, deliciousness from Mesina Hof Winery
J.Austin Beauty Bar – Jessica & Micah provided the amazing Braid Bar and sponsored the Champagne
Glamfetti – Balloon Garlands & Decor from the amazing Tiffany Howard
Serene Wax Boutique – Brow Bar, waxing & design by Jessica Wang who is beyond talented and who we adore
Limelife Makeup – Lip Bar by Ally Valdez who is a dear friend and knows good makeup
BoBalloons360 – Giant KMN Balloons downstairs – the lovely Ruth was a joy to work with and we just love her business
Houston Flower Wall – the most beautiful photo backdrop, no one does what this mama does. Liz we love you.
Austin East Ciders – yummy cider brews from our girl Chaka who has always supported us
Polished Nails – Nail Bar, by owner Trang who did the most amazing job
Unique Creations Henna Art – the most beautiful, unique henna tattoos by Tasnim
Jujuu Photography – Event Photographer, the beautiful and talented Julianna
Good Omen Photography- JB did all the videography for the event
Eat Cake Be Merry – Mini Cupcakes with frosting to die for and made with love by Liz
Bombshell Macaroons – Scrumptiousness by the lovely Maranda
Teacups & Saucers – Chocolate Dessert Cups by Nadita
Photobooth Masters of Houston – Super Fun Photobooth with props- family owned, super talented
Hand and Stone Katy – Massage Chairs and tranquil setting for moms
Swoon Magazine – Media Sponsor
Board & Brush – Sweet Abby for donating a planter Box and Sign for Smilin’ Rylen Foundation
A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK
Because of all of you, we got to write a wonderful check to The Smilin’ Rylen Foundation. Kristen Cowan is Rylen’s mom and had a table set up at the event to share with moms about her son.
If you want to learn more about this amazing foundation and read a little bit of Rylen’s story, click here. We were so honored to have Kristen there and to get to present a check to her that goes to help their foundation. Thank you, Kristen, for allowing us to continue to share about Rylen and be a part of his journey and legacy.
THANK YOU TO OUR GIVEAWAY SPONSORS
Succulent Bar – 2 Gift boxes
Hotworx – 5 weeks free
Zyia Active – Coupon for boyfriend sweater
A Beautiful Mess – free organization consult + 3 hour session
The Gloss Studio – 2 gift certificates
Neighbor Interiors – free 2 hr interior design consultation
Serene Wax – 3 free brow designs
Teacups & Saucers – Decorative tea box
2Chic Accessories – 4 pairs of earrings
Caitlin Ogletree – BeautyCounter Item & giftcard
Kendra Scott – 2 jewelry gifts
Chef Martinez & Newmark – catered dinner party for 8
J Austin Beauty Bar – 2 hair and makeup sessions w/product bag
Newmark Homes – Family Trip Staycation in Galveston with boardwalk passes (family of 4 weekend stay at the San Luis)
Newmark Homes – $200 value gift baskets
Complete Clutter Control Pantry Package – 3 hrs of organizing and organization products
Dr. Ashley Cornelius – Chiro Pampering goody basket
Messina Hof Winery – Tasting and Tour for 4
Cinco Ranch Realty Group -$200 Nordstrom Giftcard
Polished Nails – Free Seasonal Pedicure
Swoon Magazine – Nutcracker Market Tickets + Silvia’s Giftcard
THANK YOU TO OUR SWAG BAG SPONSORS
Zyia Active Natalie Giftcard
Wishing Well Pediatrics
UTMB Maternal Child Healthcare
Serene Wax Boutique
DEFINE Body & Mind
Lindsey’s Elderberry Syrup
Lemi Shine goodie bag
Austin Beauty Bar
Romp n Roll
JB’s Pantry Pickles
Pedlar Dental & Sleep Better Katy
Cinco Ranch Realty
KTX Window Cleaning
Beck Beck Designs
Sew Texan Goods
Lindsey’s Elderberry DIY Kits
Olivia Hope Boutique
Cinco Ranch Realty
THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS WHO HELPED
We are so lucky to have you guys- thank you!
EVENT PHOTOS FROM JUJUU PHOTOGRAPHY