Disclosure :: Our Inaugural Halloween Event was sponsored by: Lakeside Shopping Center 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 both a pleasure and a privilege to work with Lakeside Shopping Center and St. Martin’s Episcopal School to produce this overdue New Orleans event. Our title sponsors were gracious and accommodating at every corner. Lakeside Shopping Center is truly a shopping destination and our writers agree it is best shopping mall in southeast Louisiana.
Our events simply would not be possible without the sponsorship of the aforementioned local businesses. An indoor trick or treat experience would not have happened without them. I speak for our entire team and the 1300+ guests in attendance when I say “THANK YOU!”
Halloween :: Snack, Sip, and Shop Recap
Our event on Sunday, October 15th was a BLAST to say the least! Each costume was more precious than the one before. We loved how entire families got into the spirit and coordinated group costumes. The excitement was palpable.
We want to thank all of you for spending your Sunday morning with us and totally 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 see 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 website for New Orleans. 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 business 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 thrilled to meet our guests. It was a wonderful morning.
Lakeside Shopping Center Partners
The below stores located within Lakeside Shopping Center opened their doors early, provided in store experiences (exclusive to event ticket holders), passed out fun swag and/or treats, AND provided other discounts and incentives to stop by. We hope you made the most of each of these valued partners and saw what they have to offer!
VIP Ticket Sponsors
We want to give a huge shout out to our VIP Sponsors for pampering our families!
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 beignets to gumbo, pralines to bloody mary’s, snoballs to rootbeer floats: we hope you left with full bellies. We hope you enjoyed tasting some of the very best culinary options from NOLA’s finest restaurants.
We have been honored to partner with KISSYFISH for the past several years and love everything she has created for us. Kissyfish provided the artwork for the event, including the programs and always has a beautiful finished product.
We’d like to thank ALL these generous sponsors for providing incredible swag!
We’d love to send a special Thank You to the amazing photographers who captured this event in such detail. If you were at the event, have fun spotting your family in the albums. If you missed the event and are wondering what all the buzz is about, LOOK!
Photographs via the lens of Amy Milam Photography
Photographs via the lens of Natalie Hains Photography
Photographs via the lens of Davillier Photography
Our hearts were 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.