A few days ago Momtrends held our 4th annual holiday soiree. Held at the Roberta Freymann showroom in TriBeca, the event brought together a group of lifestyle bloggers and editors to celebrate the holiday season as they learned to entertain in style. The event kicked-off where bloggers dropped of coats and goods to Good+ Foundation, an organization that helps families in need.
Guests then mixed and mingled in the beautiful showroom with a glass of Anna de Codorniu. As Spain's leading budding, Anna is a delicious sparkling wine that is perfect for the holidays. It is also considered an "everyday wine" that features a delicate aroma with its notes of citrus, grapefruit and lime. Guests also learned how to effortlessly wrap their wine bottles thanks to Papyrus who showed us to cut properly and use ribbon for a beautiful presentation. Check out this videofor more details.
The event kicked-off with Telefora where Marie Ackerman, vice president education, Teleflora shared their holiday entertaining tips. She spoke of the three places to decorate including front door,(the initial welcome is warmer and the goodbye is sweeter!),the mantel in the room where you spend the most time and the dining table. She also shared the hot holiday trends with some of the top ones being gifts that have a personality including novelty items that bring a warm smile to the grumpiest faces! (bears, snowmen, candy canes). She also said red gifts are big including shiny reflective surfaces, glowing candles, art glass vases and bowls as well as taking iconic elements from the past and incorporating them with new colors and flowers to make a modern holiday statement. Additionally, being a plant company she also mentioned how incredible flower and plant arrangements are great gifts for host/hostesses, teachers/coaches, service providers, business clients and co-workers.
We then tasted some delicious and healthy options from Welchs. As a family-farmer owned company, Welch's is renowned for their grape juice but they also have an incredible line of frozen fruit, juice ice bars and smoothies for entertaining.
Monica of So Family showed us how easy it is to make the smoothies. The products are a great way to ensure that you are kids are getting your vitamins and antioxidants over the holidays thanks to their assortment of high-quality frozen fruits.
Next up we learned more about the incredible holiday finds from the Roberta Freymann showroom where you can find everything from dressers to on-trend items of clothing. Inspired by her travels and exploring, the Roberta Freymann line features a range of whimsical and bright colors that are exclusive to her line. For the holidays, the team at Roberta Freymann suggested some great gift options including their coasters, hand-painted ornaments, chic bags, scarves, beach bag and gorgeous 7-foot beach blank that was featured in NY Magazine.
Guests also had the chance to have your look updated for the holidays with the GlamSquad where we learned how braids and buns can make you look fabulous. We also learned more about the GlamSquad team and how they can bring their beauty professionals right into your home - making this an amazing resource for us busy moms.
Our event also included a visit from Santa who was donning a complete Fruit of the Loom sweatshirt. Guests had fun taking pictures with Santa and checking some of the soft and functional fabrics from this classic brand.
Guests also filled their bellies with delicious bites from Cabot, sandwiches and a tasty spread from Nocciolata before departing with a goodie bag full of gifts, including skin smoothing products from Vitabath and an awesome insulated Mason Jar mug by Aladdin, plus lots more from our generous sponsors!
An incredible evening for both the bloggers and the brands, the Momtrends holiday event was a great way to connect and develop relationships as well as have fun and learn about style and entertaining tips for the upcoming holiday season.
You can see more highlights from the event by checking out the Momtrends Video Recap on YouTube.