One of my sisters lives on an hour away. Although we are geographically close, with work, kids, dogs and husbands, it’s a rare opportunity for us to spend quality time together outside of family functions. Last year when I was invited to attend a tea party at the Baby Soiree show in Toronto I invited my sister to join us as it was located half way between our two houses. She gladly agreed and we had memorable time (See last years review HERE). It was nice to see my sister and my daughter spend quality time, without the boys vying for my sister attention. When the opportunity arose to attend again this year, my sister excitedly agreed.
This year, instead of tea party theme, the Original Baby Soiree was combined with the Wedding Soiree and had a carnival theme. I wasn’t too sure what to expect. With vendors such as:
* Live Performances by Cadence
* Appetizers by 10tation Event Catering
* Ice Cream by Ice Volcano Ice Cream
* Cupcakes by Nancy’s Sweet Creations
* Mini Donuts by Bash Events
* Photo Booth by PictureX Digital Photo Booth
* Tasting Bar by Iceberg Vodka
* All-natural snow cones by Sweet Ice Snow Cone
And so much more, it was sure to be a great time!
When I pulled into the parking lot, I was pleasantly surprised to see they had a valet service in place! Nothing screams luxury, to this Mom, then pulling up to the front door and unleashing your monster! The valet guys were courteous, friendly and very helpful. It was the perfect first impression for the show.
The Baby Soiree was held at the Warehouse Venue. It is Toronto’s first warehouse-inspired event space located in mid-town Toronto. High ceilings, 16, 000 square feet of venue space and a blank canvas provided the perfect location for the event. The layout was such that there were two rows of Baby Soiree vendors and two rows of Wedding Soiree vendors and the ticket allowed you to visit both. From amazing photographers to futuristic Ice cream connoisseur, there was something for everyone! I love how the vendors were interactive and helpful. A few of my favourite booths include Volcanic Ice Cream (where they made fresh ice cream with dry ice) and the Photo Booth by PictureX.
As an interesting twist, this year they had carnival performers entertaining audiences while we shopped. A trapeze artist artfully danced on ribbons suspended from the ceiling, a ballet clown twirled and danced among the shopper, but my favourite was comedic act between a clown on stilts and one pretending to be her marionette. We laughed, we shopped and we bonded! It was a great girls day out! I can’t wait to see what they come up with next year!