Just in case we haven’t given you enough reminders, here is one more: Today is the LAST DAY to buy tickets for the Mom’s Night Out on Monday, June 3rd! To buy your ticket, CLICK HERE. And after you buy it, read the following info on what to wear, what to bring, and what you get to take home with you! Can’t wait to see you there!
Only THREE more days until the Iowa City Moms Blog, Mother and Child Midwifery, and Robinson Family Wellness present the Moms Night Out at Kyodai Japanese Grill in North Liberty (address for Kyodai is 575 Cameron Way, North Liberty Iowa, 52317). Guests will enjoy sushi and appetizers from Kyodai, delicious desserts from Molly’s Cupcakes, their name entered for some great giveaways from local businesses (for a complete list of these giveaways, click here), one complimentary raffle ticket for even more amazing prizes, and each guest will go home with a swag bag full of samples and coupons from all of our amazing local sponsors! And the best part remains: an evening out, without the kids, to socialize with a TON of other local moms who completely understand the insane day-to-day life that we are all living as moms of little ones!
What to wear? Great question! There is no official “dress code” for the Moms Night Out. Kyodai is a nice restaurant, but this is definitely not a ball-gown type of event, no worries! If you have a great spring/summer dress that you’ve been wanting to wear, this would be the time! If dresses/skirts aren’t your thing, then pair your favorite jeans or capris with a cute shirt, and you’re set to go! If you still can’t decide what to wear, then check out our Instagram (@ICMomsBl0g) to see what some of US are thinking about wearing! Better yet, when you decide what you ARE wearing (or when you narrow it down to a couple choices), post a picture of your outfits on Instagram with hashtags #icmbmomsnightout and #iowacitymomsblog! We’d love to see what you’re thinking about wearing to the event!
What to bring? Another great question. First things first, if possible, bring a friend! (or a co-worker, or a neighbor, or your sister, or your mom…spread the word!). Also, please bring an item (or items, plural) for the Johnson County Crisis Center. We will collect these at the door, and we truly appreciate your willingness to support such a great organization in our community. (For more information on what items the Crisis Center needs, please click here). And lastly, I know the question that’s on all of your minds: Will you need cash? All of the above-mentioned items (food, dessert) are included with your ticket; drinks, on the other hand, will be 1/2 price all evening, so you will need a little bit of cash for that. Also included with your ticket is one complimentary raffle ticket, however there are a lot of great raffle prizes, so you may want to purchase more than one ticket! (Tickets will be $1, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10) We will also have a few sponsors at the event with display tables, and a couple of them will have items to sell if you are interested. So, I guess the answer to the question is yes, bring some cash, but it’s really up to you how much you will spend. You could certainly have an amazing evening with only the items included with the ticket! 🙂
What to do? This event has one goal behind it: to connect moms and start a close-knit community of local moms in the Iowa City and surrounding areas. Our hope is that you meet new people, exchange numbers (or Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.!) and make new friends! As we’ve mentioned, we are so excited to finally meet our readers in person and to put a face to all of these names that are faithfully reading our blog and commenting and interacting with us! We appreciate you all so much, and we are so excited to have our first big in-person event! That is the beauty of the Iowa City Moms Blog–we are not just an on-line community, we are a real, live community! That being said, we do not have many “activities” planned for the evening, because we do not want to interfere with all of you mingling, chatting, and getting to know each other. We want you to enjoy the food, meet some of our sponsors, and relax in an evening without little hands pulling on your clothes or spilling food on your lap. 🙂
**One thing we would LOVE for you to do at the event is to participate in our Social Media outlets. Post pics of you and your friends on our Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram (using hashtags #icmbmomsnightout and #iowacitymomsblog)! We’d love to see all of you on there!
**If this post did not answer all of your questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us at sara (at) iowacitymomsblog (dot) com or kaitlyn (at) iowacitymomsblog (dot) com! We’d be happy to chat!
And, just so you can put a couple faces to a couple names, here is a pic of our team…please come and say hello to us on Monday night!