The first bi-annual Babeebloomz Family Expo went off without a hitch on April 14. Director of Babeebloomz Debbie Fazio explained that the expo is a “showcase event connecting families to its local retailers, resources, and professionals, offering free childcare, free demos, free swag bags, free speakers, free kids concert, free mommy spa, and so much more.”
Tickets to Help Kids
In addition to connecting families to their local resources, the expo raised money for the Sickkids Foundation. The Sickkids Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s charity that benefits The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Fazio said that they didn’t quite reach the goal they had set out to reach but for this being their first event, “we were very happy with the outcome.”
Fazio ordered the Design Your Own Ticket from Eventgroove, which featured a pregnant belly on the top portion of the ticket and space on the bottom portion where guests of the event could write their information down in order to participate in contests thrown during the expo.
News of the first expo (with hopefully many more to come) was spread through Twitter, Facebook, local newspapers and TV channels as well as postcards sent in the area. The tickets that Fazio ordered through CanadaTicketPrinting.com were used for VIP access and each of the exhibitors of the event were given 10 tickets to distribute at will. Fazio explained that “these VIP tickets were the only tickets linked to a free vacation getaway draw.” She added that the advance selling of the tickets was not as successful as the at the door sales on the day of the show. “We found that most families paid at the door,” Fazio said.
Expo Extras, The Future
The expo featured demonstrations for the guests. “Infant Massage, Baby Sleep Clinic and Independent Me clinics and children’s concert seemed to attract the most families,” Fazio explained.
Purchasing the VIP tickets from Eventgroove ensured that there were plenty of people interested in a free vacation that was raffled off during the expo. Fazio said it “ensured us hundreds of attendees. Attendees is what makes exhibitors happy!”
Now that the word is out about the amazing features of the Babeebloomz Family Expo offers, hopefully future shows will be even more successful.