The Big Toy Book’s 3rd Annual Sweet Suite is over! I can’t believe it. Laurie, The Toy Insider Mom, and I have spent months planning it all and in what seemed like a blink of an eye- it was all over! Crazy!
I will share lots of pictures when we have them all back. I just wanted to say thank to everyone who came out to connect with friends and the toy brands they love.
Laurie and I definitely put a lot of work into this event, but ultimately it is the sponsors, attendees and many helping hands who make the event.
So, on behalf of The Toy Insider Mom and I …. THANK YOU, Thank You!!
We hope that you all enjoyed your FroYo, cupcake making, took TONS of pictures on that amazing terrace-
(Can you believe that the Nickelodeon employees get to enjoy that view every day??) and hopefully found a few brands you really connected with and can work with in the future.
Special thank you’s to:
Our AMAZING sponsors who were eager to plan some FUN hands on activities. You can follow them all on Twitter with this handy dandy Twitter list.
Dawn, Bradley, John and the entire Nickelodeon and Viacom team.
Our Ustream Co-hosts of the evening, Girls Lunch Out‘s Tina Seitzinger (community manager for The Big Toy Book) and Real Mom Media‘s Joey Fortman. If I could have a show with these ladies every day, I would. So fun!
Nancy & Rebecca of KidzVuz for bringing in their adorable kid reporters into the event to share their kid-opinions. (If you have an opinionated tween- KidzVuz is a must. The site is awesome-sauce!)
Reyne Rice, Doris, Jackie, Tony and the entire staff of The Toy Insider for rolling up your sleeves the day of an helping out where needed.
The Blogger Connection’s Rachel Ferrucci for being our saving grace during set-up and helping our swag station run smoothly.
ThetaMom’s Heather Reinhardt, my bestest – Kristine, Nina and Teresa for making check-in run like a well oiled machine 😉
The Toy Insider Mom’s beautiful and hilariously funny daughters, Jordana and Brittany for helping us manage the Ustream chatroom.
And last but certainly not least, my kids and my husband James for not only being the best check-in guy around, but for being my ROCK throughout all the late night work hours…. Now it’s time for vacation 🙂
*The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite is a private event held annually every summer to connect bloggers and toy brands.