{Re-Cap} Tailgate Moms’ Night Out

We had such an AMAZING time at our 2nd annual Tailgate Moms’ Night Out!  It’s always so fun to see all of you in your Hawkeye gear, and we love ANY excuse for getting a bunch of moms together!  Also, what a BEAUTIFUL evening we had! That weather was absolutely PERFECT!  Here’s a quick recap of all the festivities:

Title Sponsors

Special thank you to our friends from the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Safety Store for joining us, and having such a FUN booth to stop at!  Their safety expertise is so valued in our group of moms, and we also LOVED all of the Hawkeye gear they brought with them!

 And, of course, they brought along our pal HERKY too!  So much fun!

Another thank you to our friends from The Family Dental Center for sponsoring this awesome event for local moms.  Their support means the world to us, and we absolutely love their staff and the friendly atmosphere of their practice.  If you and/or your family are looking for a dentist, be sure to check them out! 

The Venue

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again…we LOVE the Palmer House!  If you are looking for a venue for a small to medium event, be sure to check them out.  They are PERFECT for birthday parties, holiday parties, gender reveals, baby showers and more.  The inside space is absolutely gorgeous, and the outside is awesome too, with a super nice patio and a fire pit, too!  Be sure to visit their website for more details and to book the space for your next family event!

The Food

Our friends at Chomp Delivery truly delivered (pun intended) for this event.  We had an AMAZING spread of food from so many of our favorite local restaurants! How amazing is it that ALL of this food can be delivered to YOUR door on game day…. or any day?! Total WIN. Special thank you to the Chomp Delivery staff, and to all of the following restaurants for providing food for all of us mamas:

It wouldn’t be an ICMB event without the INCREDIBLE talent of Vanilla Beans & Daydreams!  Her Hawkeye-themed cookies were literally so amazing that we didn’t want to eat them. But yet, we had to, because they are THAT delicious!

The Drinks

It’s not a true tailgate unless there’s a cooler full of local brews and we were thrilled to partner with Big Grove Brewery as our beverage of choice at our Moms’ Night Out this year.  In case you haven’t heard, Big Grove now has canned beers available in stores all over town and they are awesome. Pick up a 6-pack at a store near you or swing by Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City and Solon to get your own.  We loved hearing everyone compare the different varieties and chatting about which was their favorite! 

Giveaways & Swag Bags

Huge shout out to our partners who provided some amazing giveaways for this event:

  • Simply Soothing (Bug Soother)
  • Family and Sport Chiropractic
  • The Family Dental Center

Also, thanks to the following sponsors for sending our guests home with goodies in their swag bags:

  • Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery / Infinity Skin Health
  • Simply Soothing/Bug Soother 
  • Big Picture Gallery
  • West Music
  • Becky Julson at Let It Go Journeys
  • Timmy Flynn’s Red Pepper Deli
  • D.P. Dough Iowa City
  • Vanilla Beans & Daydreams
  • It Works with Jessi Simon
  • 9Lilas Boutique, West Branch
  • Big Grove Brewery
  • Younique: Sara Meehan

Thank you so much to everyone who attended this event; we were so happy to see you and we had an absolute BLAST with you!  Be sure to grab your tickets for our October events: registration for our Pumpkin Patch Playdate ends TOMORROW, and tickets are also on sale now for our Halloween Bash!  Can’t wait to see you guys again!!

At Iowa City Moms Blog we’re a group of local moms who are passionate about connecting other moms to one another and to our community! Whether you’re an experienced mom, a newbie, expecting, or aspiring to be a mom someday, this blog is for you! Join us as we navigate this journey that is motherhood in the Iowa City area!

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