August is officially momstown's birthday since it is the month that our very first chapter - Burlington was launched 4 years ago! Since then, momstown has expanded to 18 chapters Canada wide with more openings being planned for 2012! our Milton chapter was lucky enough to be the first one to kick off this month long party celebration and it was a HUGE success! I couldn't believe the line up that started to form even before the event began!
The swag bags were full to the brim and our first 50 party goers got to take advantage of all of the amazing savings that were offered by our local and national businesses such as: Sharkey's,Our Kids Media, Life Choice Foods,Olivia Rose Designs, Snails n Pails, Clorox,Urban Sports Club, and sooo many more! Our members were not surprised because as a momstown mama, they get to take advantage of discounts everyday just by flashing their membership cards all over town : )
We literally kicked off the event with our Karate demo by Academy of Martial Arts. The parents and tots were taught some effective defensive moves to protect themselves from strangers and attacks.
After the work out, we took a 5 min break and allowed everyone to cool off and take a peek at reptiles and snakes that Safari Science had brought to showcase. It took some of us a bit of time to muster up the courage to pet them but after a few minutes, we all became life long pals! momstown organizes a variety of educational field trips that allow our children to learn about the animal kingdom. Check out our most recent trip where we visited Big Bird!
Wee Jam was up next with Julie leading our circle time with songs and instruments that got everyone movin and groovin to the beats. DYK that momstown Milton runs a monthly musical program where moms and tots learn new songs that focus around our monthly themes.
We made sure that even our youngest participants were kept busy and entertained by designating a Discovery Toys Infant play area for them to learn and explore through play and giving them the opportunity to socialize with other babes. DYK that momstown Milton has a weekly infant play group for this very reason!
The toddlers and preschoolers had a blast at the Dazzle Art table creating their own individual birthday hats. Crafts are a large part of the momstown Milton program. Look for our Crafty Critters program, Picasso's in the Park,Children's Book club to name a few!
Even at a birthday party core values such as sharing, lining up, taking turns, patience all came into play as the kids lined up to visit Kitsa of the Catwalk Girls to have make up or tattoos applications, taking a turn on the bouncy castle provided by the Dance Shop or to try out the gym equipment provided by Monkeynastix. We did have a few melt downs but that was OK at this event and all of our momstown Milton events. Our mamas band together to offer support and a helping hand so you don't have to worry about your child always being the perfect child! We offer support on our message board and schedule talks where we discuss and try to offer solutions to the every day challenges we face as moms!
No Birthday party is complete without the food, cake,and presents! A big shout out to Boston Pizza for supplying the all time favourite - Pizza, TA Bounce events for the yummy cotton candy, Oh Baby Child Safety Services for the water and juice boxes and Cakes by Tanith for the wonderfully decorated cake and cupcakes for our event!
Our prize table was stacked with over 20+ incredible door prizes from our very generous sponsors: President's Choice,Little Tikes, Smashbox, Maple Leaf, Greenworks,Hasbro,My Smart Hands, Isagenix,Once Upon a Child,Harmony Is and many more!Check out the winners to see if you recognize any of them!
A Big Shout Out to everyone that came out to our event! It was great catching up with the regulars and just as great getting to know all the new moms that dropped by to experience momstown Milton first hand. A special thank you to Carla from Creative Flash Photography for capturing the event! You can see more of her wonderful pictures by visiting our Face book Page. Don't forget to hit the "LIKE" button to keep up to date with our latest and greatest adventures!
I hope that you all had a fabulous time but just remember, it doesn't stop here. We arrange over 25+ events on a monthly basis where mom, babes, tots, and family get together. So what are you waiting for...come join the neighbourhood and get connected!