Our guests were greeted at The Downingtown Country Club, by Mary Bigham and Amy Strauss from WC Dish and Downingtown Dish and photographed as they walked the red carpet toys in hand. Click here to view all of the red carpet photos taken by the “Dish Paparazzi” and if you see yourself in a photo… feel free to tag yourself.
This year Chris had some help displaying his top picks by “The Chesco Kids”. Shannon and I both feel that teaching our kids about giving back to the community is very important and we were very excited to have our daughters participate in HE10 this year. They helped collect toys at registration then walked the “runway” showing off toys as Chris described the toys to our guests. My daughter absolutely ADORES “The Toy Guy”, as she spent all weekend telling everyone and anyone all about him..”her friend, The Toy Guy”
Playmobil was the National Sponsor for Holiday Extravaganza and they gave away a 1-2-3 Farm Play Set, a Pirate Play Set and lots of toys that have not even hit the stores yet. How cool is that? Huge thanks to Michelle from Playmobil for coming to Holiday Extravaganza and introducing our guests to Playmobil.
The Scott Honda of West Chester table was “mommed” by our newest contributor Jen Lower. Scott Honda raffled off a Power Wheels, Portable DVD Player, Garmin and a professional detail service. If I put raffle tickets in I think I would have tried to win that one.. my car is a disgusting MESS!
Cusine to Go sponsored “Restaurant Row” showcasing some of the 21 restaurants that they deliver from. If you have never tried Cusine to Go.. TRY it! I LOVE this service! They deliver to 19341, 19335, 19533, 19425, 19380 and 19382. Visit http://www.cuisinetogo.net/ for more info and a complete list of restaurants that they deliver from. We also have a FREE Delivery Coupon posted on the local deals page.
Shannon and I began planning Holiday Extravaganza shortly, after Holiday Extravaganza 2009. We knew we wanted HE10 to be bigger than HE09 and had a lot to do to get there. Hosting HE10 would take an amazing team of women to make it happen. We enlisted the help of our Community “Mom-agers” and partnered with our friends Julie Pron & Kelly Whalen , all social media savvy ladies and the team that we knew could get the job done. Together we were able to make HE10 a fabulous event complete with our very own “Oprah Moment” where not only did each guest receive take home goodies like a $15 gift certificate to Avalon Restaurant, full size Calista TOOLS Shampoo & Conditioner, 12 FREE Holiday Cards from Shutterfly, $5 gift certificate to Avante Salon & Spa, FREE Wendell August Ornament, FREE Personal Training Consultation from Kerry Wolfe and a FREE 1 year membership to About One.. just to name a few, ALL of the 150 guests received a Tassimo Brewbot AND coffee! Valued at $200 per guest! We gave away $30,000 worth of Tasimmo Brewbots!
The video below is of the “Momumential Moment of Holiday Extravaganza” courtesy of Kelly’s handy dandy Flip Cam. (Thanks Lauren for filming)
We have some great additions to Chester County Moms in 2011, like our monthly Chesco Mom Coffee Chat online sponsored by Tassimo . Log in and chat, win prizes and have fun with us all from the comfort from your couch. Look for more information on how to join in on the fun coming soon.
So…that is it.. Chester County Moms Holiday Extravaganza 2010 is officially over, but we are not done giving away fabulous things. In addition to the live event held last week we have partnered with several nationally known bloggers and they are each hosting a round of fantastic giveaways on their sites. For more information “like” Holiday Extravaganza 2010 on Facebook and make sure you visit the following sites: