There are tons of blogger conferences and events. Blogger Bash is by far, the most fun one I’ve been too. This year they stepped it up a notch by adding a special Blue Man Group performance for us. I would love to write everything from the 2 day event, but that would be impossible! So here is my abbreviated recap of how it all went down.Thursday: After we registered we headed to breakfast. This was a special breakfast sponsored by Care Bears and their #ShareyourCare campaign. It was very exciting to hear all the new apps and things they have going on. And the food was delicious!
After breakfast we got on the bus to head downtown for the Blue Man Group performance. This was my second time checking out the show and it was soooo much fun! The Blue Man Group show is one of those doesn’t disappoint. After the show we were able to have a Q&A with one of the stars of the show and also take pictures with the Blue Man.The day was not done yet and we headed back to Chelsea Piers for the “Sweetest Night of Play” at Sweet Suite. This year, they took it to another level with super awesome decorations and best of all great brands. There were so many cool toys, I don’t even know where to start!One of the coolest things I did see was the new Crayola Thread Wrapper. I wrapped my cell phone charger and it was really cool. You can pic any color and let your creativity run wild.Now that I have a daughter I was beyond excited to see that Strawberry Shortcake original dolls are making a comeback!These Playskool toys by Hasbro are awesome for learning motor skills and that one in the front you can also store it in your diaper bag! DAY 2 started with breakfast from Disney Infinity. And guess what we discussed? STAR WARS!!!! Yes, the new Disney Infinity is Star Wars. We got a chance to play the game and I have to say it was a lot of fun. It didn’t make me dizzy as some video games, but I’m pretty bias. John Vignocchi presented the artwork, characters and all the details of the game. It’s going to be released before Christmas time!
After breakfast and the excitement for the new Disney Infinity, we headed to the conference. I checked out Baby Palooza where I learned all about new kid products. The two standouts where this clip on high chair from Bambinos! It basically clips on to any table and has a higher ledge to prevent spills. I thought it was super clever and perfect for traveling! The second product I found super innovative was the SnuzaGO! It’s a portable baby monitor that you put on the babies to make sure they are moving throughout the night.
Another of my favorite times at Blogger Bash was listening to Anne Geddes. This was my third time listening to her talk and it’s always amazing and beautiful to hear her voice and her passion for children and photography. Throughout the day there were other things going on, like different panels on YouTube and social media, as well as fashion and being our best selves. I checked out some of the panels and also enjoyed some snacks from the Rite Aid Recharge Station. There were also vendors and brands to meet during the expo time. Some of the interesting brands I saw where The Ride (which is a tour bus in NYC like no other), Vermont travel, and the NY Times Store, where you can go d special books for weddings and first years. The day progressed with the panels and by the end of day as I tired as I was I decided to stay and check out the closing party by Lentils.
This party was like no other. It was a carnival themed party where everything, including the ice cream had lentils. They even had a woman serving champagne from a chandelier! Say what?? Yeap! There was carnival games and magicians and men in stilts! It was the real deal.
Aside from the awesome panels, the swag, the food and the brands, Blogger Bash was just a great time to learn about my blog and the new products that are coming out from Christmas. I got to meet super cool people and spend time with all blogger friends. It’s an exhausting but very worthwhile experience and this year was definitely a home run. Bravo to the organizing team for topping off last years event!
If you want more information on Blogger Bash or want to apply to attend next year, you can visit their website here. If you want to see a little bit more fun, check out the Flipagram below!