Wichita Moms Blog Launch Party Recap {hosted by Apricot Lane}

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We can’t say thank you enough.

A huge thank you to all the mamas who attended our launch party last week! We know how hard it is to get out on a frigid February evening. And for that reason, we were pleasantly surprised by the turnout of just over 35 moms. Because if we’re honest with ourselves, it is so much easier to stay in sweatpants and grab the nearest wool blanket, willing the cold to go away. {Not that we’re speaking from experience or anything}. But we were so happy for those who managed to make a pit stop on your way home from work or snuck out while your babysitter put your kiddos to bed.

Wichita Moms Blog thanks you!

contributors

And another standing ovation-style thank you to Kami, owner of Apricot Lane, and her delightful staff for hosting the soiree. These gals sure know how to throw a part-ay. There’s nothing like a bunch of spunky and adorable gals rolling out the red carpet for a group of moms who are wanting and needing exactly that. Not only did they provide fashion inspiration with their latest spring wear, but they served refreshments, hosted a $50 gift card giveaway, and refilled our glasses of sangria all night while we shopped and mingled. Not to mention the fact that just about every mom who walked in the door took advantage of the fact that the entire store was discounted just for us. A pretty big deal considering Apricot Lane was voted Wichita’s “Best Place for Women’s Clothing” according to Wichita Magazine.

Apricot Lane Launch party

We had a steady flow of mamas coming in and out of the store. Some came with friends {there’s always safety in numbers}, some brought their kiddos along for fashion advice, and some flew solo {props to these girls because we know how hard it is to show up somewhere new knowing no one – you get a standing ovation too}. And in the spirit of Wichita Moms Blog’s vision of connection and the journey of motherhood, it was only fitting that several gals brought their own moms. How fun is that?

shopping and mingling Party Details

And did we mention the lovely food spread? We munched on veggies and cheese while sipping on sangria. And our resident baker, contributor Jeny of Brown Sugar Bakery, provided the desserts. She took the time to customize our evening’s treats, complete with WMB and Apricot Lane logos. There were cookies for those who do and do not do gluten. And then there were the always popular cakeballs that were gone in about 10 minutes flat. Luckily, we were able to replenish the empty tray. We weren’t however, quite able to fulfill all the requests for more strawberry cakeballs – they were a hit!

Food Spread

Launch party

Brown Sugar Bakery Launch Party

And finally, we can’t forget to thank our photographer for the evening, Erin Kata Photography. As a mom herself, she was also able to do some shopping and mingling in between snapping photos. She was overheard sharing about her love of photography and how she wants to help other moms capture simple moments with their kiddos through this shared passion. She will be teaching a “Mom-tography Workshop”, and she would love anyone interested to email her at [email protected]

Fun at Launch Party

Once again THANK YOU to all who made it out to celebrate our launch. But more importantly, we thank you for supporting Wichita Moms Blog with all of your likes, shares, and comments! We do this for YOU! Our goal is to connect moms to each other and to the community, so be sure to check our events page from time to time as we will update it with upcoming events. And if you are a local business interested in hosting a special event for special moms, be sure to contact us!

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Angela is the founder of Wichita Mom, the premier parenting website and community for local moms. Wife to her high school bestie, mom to two girls, and native Wichitan, she is thrilled to be raising her family in her hometown after telling her family for years she "would never move back". She is a strong advocate for mental health, believes in the power of community, and walks the talk of "babes supporting babes". She is a self-proclaimed connector, enthusiast of many things, cheerleader of moms and women, and recently converted homebody.

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