NOMB 4th Annual Mom’s Night Out :: A Wedding Party Recap

Disclosure :: our New Orleans Moms Night Out Wedding Party at the historic and beautiful New Orleans Museum of Art would not have been possible without our amazing team of community sponsors :: Children’s Hospital  | Touro Infirmary  | Wheel Fun Rentals | Love Swimming | Baby Bum Bags | Cake Face Soaping | Engel & Völkers New Orleans | Massage Envy | Être Boogie Booth | Paris Parker Salon & Spa ALG Style  | Waxing the CityHome Malone | YMCA | Metairie Small Animal Hospital | tasc Performance | NOLA Maternal Instincts | Kismet Cosmetics | Head Games Hair Salon | Kendra Scott NOLA | Let’s Party Nola | Design a Latte Boutique | About Face of New Orleans | Party Rentals Delivered | Funtastic Fotos | Costco  | Pearl Wine Co | Essie’s Sparkling Confections | Reginelli’s | Boca Dulce | City GreensOceana Grill Urban South | Sazerac | POOF Cotton Candy | The Ruby Slipper Café|  Namese |  Carrollton Market | Big Easy Bucha | Mammoth Espresso The Halal Guys Jambalaya Girl | Whole Foods Market New Orleans | Plum Street Snoballs | Hanley’s Foods | Mizado Cocina | ICONIC | Nothing Bundt Cakes | La Croix | Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Cocktail and Sons | Truly Southern Pretzel CrispNew Orleans Ice Cream | Cajun Spirits Distillery

NOMB 4th Annual Mom's Night Out

Wedding Party Recap

Our event on Saturday, August 27 was a BLAST to say the least! Imagine 500+ women, mostly moms, decked out in our “wedding party” finest, which ranged from bridal gowns to bridesmaid dresses to wedding guest and everything in between dancing the night away to the finest wedding music.

We want to thank all of you for spending your Saturday night with us and totally getting into the theme of the evening; we were blown away by the creativity in your wardrobes. It is humbling to see how many of you came ready to party with us, and we were all truly excited to meet those of you who read our content. To be able to party with our virtual New Orleans friends is part of why we do what we do, and it is what makes us a true local parenting website for New Orleans.

So thank you for coming and for getting into the spirit!

The Pre-Party :: Thank You to Head Games Hair Salon

We have to start with a standing ovation and a HUGE thank you to Head Games Hair Salon (conveniently located on Veterans Boulevard, near Lafreniere Park) for the amazing hairstyles for our team. They were timely, professional, friendly, quick, and super talented, which is all you want and need in a New Orleans hair salon. Some of us have already been back for regular hair cuts and color and can’t say enough nice things!

We nibbled on a variety of delicious food from City Greens & Zoë’s Kitchen, both of which we highly recommend for catering your next New Orleans gathering or just for your general pre-prepared lunch and dinner options.



Thank you to Our Gracious Hosts New Orleans Museum of Art

When the staff of NOMA invited us into their iconic venue for a second time, to say we were thrilled and honored would be an understatement. They allowed us access to a grand piece of historic New Orleans culture. We had a blast in 2015 and were so very excited to host our annual 2016 MNO at the iconic NOMA again. It was a perfect New Orleans wedding venue, start to finish.


Thank You to Our Co-Title Sponsors :: Touro Infirmary and Children’s Hospital New Orleans

For four years running we have worked with both Touro and Children’s Hospital to produce this anticipated New Orleans event, and it has been our absolute pleasure. Our team has had extensive personal experiences at both hospitals (everything from delivering our bundles of joy to broken legs and surgery), and we are delighted that our readers often share similar positive experiences with our title sponsors. Our events simply would not be possible without their sponsorship. Second lining in your wedding gown for a 2nd time would not have been possible without their involvement, so I speak for our entire team and the 500 beautiful moms in attendance when I say “THANK YOU!”

Stopping by the Children’s Hospital and Touro tables is always a good idea! This year, they were pleased to offer FULL SIZE Shea Moisture sugar scrub and Kleenhanz on-the-go packs!

Thank you to The Amazing Party Rentals Delivered Team

With dozens of party rental companies out there, and our team has extensive experience with several, we can say with complete confidence that Party Rentals Delivered is a unique New Orleans rental company with amazing customer service, perfect attention to detail and the ability to manage 50+ vendors in a location with limited power access and proximity to artwork restrictions.

Party Rentals Delivered did all of that with grace and impeccable timing. They created an event for us that served all of our sponsors’ needs AND went above and beyond ensuring compliance with an art gallery’s obvious obstacles in placing sponsors near artwork. Are you planning a party or event in New Orleans? Our friends at Party Rentals Delivered have earned our VERY highest recommendation, which is a gold star coming from our team of Type A party planners. We try not to miss a detail, and Party Rentals is the same way. Bravo to Robynn and her team! Did you check out their table? They were serving full cans of La Croix!

Thank you to Let’s pARTy NOLA and Kissyfish

Our attention to detail is matched by those who partner with us. Let’s pARTy NOLA created the gorgeous name tags guests were given as they entered NOMA, as well as the signage around the event, props for the photo booth AND the selfie-station. Melissa deals with our last minute event changes with grace but always delivers on time. Kissyfish, the incredibly talented graphic designer (and local New Orleans mom), always creates one-of-a-kind graphics to set the tone for all of our New Orleans events and does so with an impeccable turnaround time.


Thank You to the Lovely Ladies of ALG Style

The ladies of ALG Style never disappoint! They hosted a bridal portrait session captured by the fabulous Rachel Kuivinen Photography. We cannot say enough how much we adore these ladies, as both sponsors and friends. They always go all out for the event theme, and they pay incredible attention to detail. The photos honestly speak for themselves!

ALG Style is also available for your own personal New Orleans shopping and outfitting needs in “real life,” so whether you need a Mardi Gras ballgown, a Halloween costume to end all costumes or a few new fall staple pieces … these are your gals. They are honest, approachable, kind and affordable … they know how to make the most of what’s in your closet already, as well as where to shop for any budget or lifestyle.


Eat, Drink, and Be MARRIED!! Thank You to Our Food and Beverage Sponsors

So. Much. Food. We are quite certain that no one left hungry or in need of a drink. As moms entered the New Orleans Moms Blog event, they could grab a glass of bubbly from Pearl Wine Co or Être OR a cocktail from Sazerac or Cajun Spirits Distillery in the adorable stadium cups designed by Design a Latte and About Face of New Orleans. As guests meandered to the back hall, they were greeted with wall-to-wall food and beverage options from New Orleans finest restaurants.

Libations and Food Included:

Handcrafted syrups for Cocktails & Sodas from Cocktail and Sons

Watermelon salad from Reginelli’s

Salad and cucumber lemonade from City Greens

Fried crab balls from Oceana Grill

Mini chicken platters and baklava from The Halal Guys

Jambalaya from Jambalaya Girl

Sensational Salad from Hanley’s Foods

Guacamole from Mizado Cocina

Coffee from Mammoth Espresso

Protein drinks from Iconic

Kombucha and “Mom-mosas” from Big Easy ‘Bucha

Delta Momma beer from Urban South Brewery

Chocolate drizzled candied bacon from the Ruby Slipper Café

Spring rolls from Namese

Bottled water via Costco

Louisiana crabmeat salad with cilantro and sweet corn bisque from Carrollton Market

Shrimp & Grits and Macaroons from Whole Foods Market

Iced Tea, Lemonade, Chicken tenders, Texas toast and Cane’s sauce from Raising Cane’s


Thanks to Our Sponsors that Satisfied our Sweet Tooth

4mno5A wedding party would not be complete without a cake. The superbly talented Boca Dulce created not one, but THREE different three-tiered cakes that were show stoppers for sure. These cakes speak for themselves and showcase the talent that is Boca Dulce. If you are looking for a beautiful custom cake in New Orleans that tastes as delicious as it looks, we highly recommend Boca Dulce. She is one of the sweetest vendors (pun intended) and will stop at nothing to make your cake dreams a reality.

The sweets did not stop there. We had delicious pretzel crunch from Truly Southern, custom cookies from Essie’s Sparkling Confections, cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes, and our favorite snoballs from Plum Street SnoballsPOOF knocked it out of the park with their passion fruit cotton candy and New Orleans Ice Cream blew us away with their ice cream poboys.

Thank You to Our Table Sponsors

We had an unbelievable group of table sponsors at Moms Night Out this year who were present selling fun products, handing out swag and introducing us to their business.

  • Kendra Scott impressed us with their beautiful jewelry, and a giveaway for a Rayne Necklace
  • Etre served our guests champagne, offered some amazing skincare info and had adorable sugar cookies
  • Engel & Völkers New Orleans handed out custom second line handkerchiefs and shared their extensive knowledge of the Greater New Orleans real estate market
  • NOLA Maternal Instincts came ready to help both moms and moms-to-be relax booking massages for anyone interested
  • Waxing the City treated our guests to wine, retail products, and the finest wax in New Orleans
  • Kismet Cosmetics dazzled all with their luscious lipsticks and fun nail colors
  • Love Swimming served wine, shared his techniques and even had video of olympic swimmers as children on hand! Love!
  • NOMA handed out La Croix water coupons, which we are huge fans of at the blog and supported our events team
  • Cake Face Soaping served wine and brought her delightfully scented soaps, lotions and scrubs … and the entire side gallery smelled divine as a result
  • Baby Bum Bags brought her convenient disposable baby mess bags and served Pretzel Crisps
  • Wheel Fun Rentals handed out FULL SIZE boxes of Kind Bars along with pens and other information about their services
  • Home Malone had her beautiful New Orleans themed artwork, which we truly love and only wish we owned more of (plus she custom paints furniture as well!)
  • YMCA was overflowing with swag! Everything from snack bags, to their own branded fun items
  • Metairie Small Animal Hospital handed out Fresh Wave
  • tasc Performance served a delicious cocktail and allowed moms to shop their line of quality athletic apparel, designed right here in New Orleans
  • Paris Parker gave hand massages and used Aveda color to create dramatic eyes
  • Massage Envy offered free facial screenings and exfoliating hand treatments


Thank You to Our VIP Ticket Sponsors 

Our VIP ticket holders were treated to one of 5 items. Thank you to all of our VIP ticket sponsors, including:


Thank You to Our Giveaway Sponsors to Benefit Charity

I think I speak for everyone when I say we had amazing giveaways this year!

Jacksons Honest :: Cupcakes and Castles :: YMCA :: Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe :: Lil Squirts :: Mahalia Jackson :: ALG Style :: Crane :: Stitch NOLA :: Hour Blast :: The Barre Code :: Lakeview Creative Arts :: Young Rembrandts :: The Bra Genie :: Avenue Family Dentistry :: Smocktions :: Fresh Wave :: Bookoo Bounce :: Clingks :: NOLA Boards :: Lil Bit Boiling Company :: Sleepless in NOLA :: Hanley’s  :: La Petite Tea Room :: Bella Bedortha Massage :: Style Encore :: Etre :: Zuka Baby

Thank You to Our Swag Sponsors

 Clingks :: Kind Bars ::  La Croix :: Kleenhanz :: Fresh Wave :: Enjoy Life :: Fruigees :: Pretzel Crisps :: Shea Moisture :: Nature’s Bakery

Thank You to Our Photography Sponsors

The images captured by these talented women are what allow us to convey the spectacular time that was had by all to our readers and sponsors. We appreciate our photography sponsors and the hard work they put in to provide us beautiful images.

 Little Tree Photography :: Check out her images of the night HERE and the pre-party HERE

Tiffany McEntee Photography :: Check out her images of the night HERE

Rachel Kuivinen Photography :: Check out her images of the night HERE

Twirl Photography :: Check out her images of the night HERE

Boogie Booth :: Check out the images HERE

Thank you to everyone who donated to Communities in Schools and/or Delivering Hope NOLA

I think I speak for our entire team and the teams of both New Orleans charities present when I say that “thank you” isn’t sufficient. You ladies opened your hearts and pocketbooks and filled the donation room to max capacity. Your generosity left us speechless and so very grateful. Thank you to everyone who brought a donation, it is sincerely appreciated. Both tables were handing out Fruigees to guests!

Reflections on the Evening {Reader Submitted}

To everyone guest that had a kind word, a hug or smile for us, we so appreciate you spending your time with us!

“I had so much fun! It was so exciting to be a part of the Cake Pull and I am so happy that I won! Thanks so much for my Deluxe Hotel Accommodations for One Night at the L’Auberge Casino and Hotel and Dinner for two at 18 Steak in Baton Rouge! I also am happy on my other items I won …. thanks to Waxing the City for my free Brazilian Wax and thank you to Hanley’s for my Salad Dressing Basket! Oh and I can’t wait to use my gift card for Massage Envy! I think I see a very relaxing weekend in my near future! ALL of the venders were fabulous and the company of amazing ladies even better!” -Melissa Bourg Ray

‘MOMS GONE WILD’ WAS A BLAST! The theme was a lot of fun (my feet don’t agree though)! NOMB always puts on the BEST events! I cannot wait for next year!” -Angela Portera

“This was our first time participating, but it was a great night! So many wonderful people met and smiles shared; these mamas know how to party!! And they know what they like … sales in our NOLA stores have picked up, so thank you!!! We hope to see y’all soon at more events!!” –Truly Scrumptious




Every single one of you that came out and spent your Saturday evening with us is special. Please email us or message us anytime about what you want to hear more about on the blog. We look forward to seeing you all again and getting to know you better.

Cheers, New Orleans mommas!


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