Disclosure :: Our Third Halloween Event was sponsored by Lakeside Shopping Center, Bryan Subaru, Bambino Sitters and St. Martin’s Episcopal School. The title sponsors answered all of our emails and calls quickly and with grace and met with us in person on numerous occasions. It’s always a pleasure to plan events alongside professional and gracious hosts.
It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with Lakeside Shopping Center, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Bambino Sitters and Bryan Subaru. Our title sponsors were gracious and accommodating at every corner. Lakeside Shopping Center is truly a shopping destination, and our writers agree it is the best shopping mall in southeast Louisiana.
Our events would not be possible without the sponsorship of the aforementioned local businesses. An indoor trick or treat experience would not have happened without them. From our team and the 1600+ guests in attendance, “THANK YOU!”
- Use the Bambino app to find, book and pay trusted neighborhood babysitters. See who your friends recommend or who the neighborhood loves. Book and pay through the app. No more ATM runs or fuzzy end-of-night math! Finding a reliable babysitter has never been easier. Download the app today!Bryan Subaru opened in 2011 and quickly became the #1 volume Subaru dealership in Louisiana. This is attributed to our customer-centric, no-hassle sales approach, huge selection of inventory, and competitive pricing.Located in the New Orleans Metro area, Lakeside Shopping Center is a shopping destination with over 120 stores including Dillard's, JCPenney and Macy's. This Fall experience our newest additions including: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Express, J.Jill, Free People, a newly renovated M.A.C Cosmetics and in 2018 Zara will open its doors. Enjoy dining at Bravo!, Cafe Du Monde, Red Lobster, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Sucre, The Cheesecake Factory and fast and delicious options at our Food Court.Founded in August 2012 by two native New Orleanians, New Orleans Moms Blog has quickly become the city’s largest parenting website. A team of 25 moms and social media influencers, we are extremely passionate about connecting New Orleans moms to products and resources that will make your life easier. We publish content 5+ days a week, which you can have delivered to your email via our weekly newsletter.Founded in 1947, St. Martin’s is a coeducational, independent school that provides students from 8 weeks to grade 12 with a college preparatory education focused on development of the whole person. Students and faculty embrace the school’s motto, “Faith, Scholarship, and Service.” Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
Halloween :: Snack, Sip, and Shop Recap
Our event on Sunday, October 13th was another hit! Each costume was adorable, and we loved seeing all of the family and group costumes.
We want to thank all of you for spending your Sunday morning with us and getting into the theme of the event. We were truly blown away by the creativity in your costumes. It is humbling to see how many of you came ready to have fun with us, and we were all truly excited to se you. To be able to host fun events for the entire family is part of why we do what we do, and it is what makes us a true local parenting resource for New Orleans and the surrounding areas. We strive to provide you with the highest quality events possible and continue to be humbled by your response to our efforts. Thank you for coming and for getting into the spirit.
Building community goes beyond getting to know your neighbors. It’s also about supporting and getting to know your locally owned and operated businesses. Our events provide a convenient setting for consumers and businesses to interact and learn about each other. We cannot say enough about the local businesses owners who showed up early on a Sunday morning ready to meet all of your families. These businesses truly got into the spirit and warmly greeted all of our guests to share their products and services with you all. We thank each and every one of them for not only showing up but for being engaging and noticeably excited to meet our guests. It was a wonderful morning.
VIP Ticket Sponsors
We want to give a huge shout out to our VIP Sponsors for pampering our families!
- Bra Genie stocks an incredible variety of manufacturers, styles and sizes, which allows us to help each client into perfect fitting bras, panties and shapewear whether she's a size 2 or 24. We love the fact that women come in all shapes and sizes. With 14,000 items in-stock and more than 190 different bra sizes, a fitting at Bra Genie ensures a custom fitted bra for every client. Band sizes 28-52 and cups A-K. We are the largest bra store in the state! We have a passion about helping you find the perfect fit and this locally owned business will treat you with respect, honesty and compassion.Go! Retail Group is a unique and entrepreneurial business — we are the largest operator of pop-up stores in the world, with operations in six countries! Our business started with calendars and has since grown up to include games, toys, t-shirts and books.Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.Mignon Faget is a New Orleans-based jewelry brand deriving its signature designs from the natural and architectural forms of the city’s environments. Since 1969, Mignon Faget has been a pioneering creative and design force in the New Orleans community and beyond, establishing the legacy of her namesake brand on honoring the city’s rich cultural heritage. Mignon Faget’s unwavering commitment to quality and handcrafted design means that all pieces are designed in New Orleans and made in America by skilled artisans. The heritage of the brand is anchored in making handcrafted jewelry that is not just an accessory but a wearable piece of art.Since 1936, the Shipley family do-nut recipe has withstood the test of time. With more than 60 varieties of delicious do-nuts, pastries, and kolaches made fresh daily and served hot, it’s this same simple concept that has continued to bring back multiple generations of loyal customers. Shipley Do-Nuts is rapidly expanding with 285 locations in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Shipley Do-Nuts Old Metairie is 100% locally owned and loves being an integral part of the community.We're a family owned & operated food brand that makes better-for-you Mexican-American foods. You can find our grain free tortillas, tortilla chips, taco shells, hot sauce, & dairy-free queso in grocery stores nationwide and online at www.sietefoods.com.Sourcebooks publishes titles in nearly every shape, size and format. The eclectic and exciting breadth of our list—nonfiction in most categories, commercial and literary fiction, romance novels, gift books, calendars, children’s books, YA and more—is unmatched anywhere. Its future is guided by its continuing commitment to reaching readers with books that will illuminate, inspire and enlighten their lives.Travel Tray is focused on stopping spills in the car- great for toddlers & when you’re on the go. Easy to clean, sturdy & designed to keep snacks handy & mess free. Travel Tray securely holds cups, bottles, snacks & food reducing messy spills!
Food and Beverage Sponsors
We hope you all came hungry! Our food and beverage section provided something for everyone. Whether you were looking for something sweet or salty, spicy or fresh, you were guaranteed to satisfy your craving. From bread pudding to gumbo, cupcakes to scallops, coffee to smoothies: we hope you left with full bellies. We spent the morning tasting some of the very best culinary options from NOLA’s finest restaurants.
Our hearts are once again touched by the outpouring of support on WEEN DREAM (an all-volunteer, New Orleans-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives free Halloween costumes to children in need, including those with serious medical conditions or special needs, kids living at shelters or in poverty, and kids who have experienced a recent natural disaster). The amount of costumes they received was humbling, and we love your generosity. For each costume our guests donated, they received a raffle ticket to enter an amazing giveaway from the following sponsors.
WEEN DREAM accepts gently used or new children’s costumes and gives them to kids in need every Halloween! Donated costumes should be clean and in good condition. If the costume has multiple pieces or accessories, please put everything in a ziplock (or similar) bag before donating. You can also donate costumes in their original packaging. All children’s and youth sizes of boys’ and girls’ costumes are welcome, but our greatest need is for costumes in kids’ sizes 4 to 12.
We’d like to thank ALL these generous sponsors for providing incredible swag!