Favorite Things Mom’s Night Out

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We’ve been talking about it since the Summer! We’ve been collecting swag for it for months! We’re up to our elbows in giveaways, and now…

IT’S HERE & WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU AT THE GORGEOUS ALLAN HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 5TH!!!

***Make sure to add yourself to the FAVORITE THINGS MOMS NIGHT OUT EVENT PAGE so you don’t miss any details!***

Here are all of the amazing brands that are making this night possible. 

Meet our Title Sponsor, Lonestar Pediatric Dental.

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With 6 locations all across Austin, Lone Star Pediatric Dental goes above and beyond to make each dental visit an experience free from stress and filled with fun. As always parents can accompany their children for exams, hygiene treatments, and operative work to provide the comfort they need. They also have extensive experience with special needs children and adults and are equipped to provide quality service in all situations. Their Doctors are Board Certified and/or Eligible in Pediatric Dentistry and are ready to be your family dentist for years to come.

About the Allan House

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THE ALLAN HOUSE IS A CHARMING HISTORIC VICTORIAN HOME BUILT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, TEXAS IN 1883. EMBELLISHED WITH NATIVE TEXAS BLOSSOMS AND CENTURY-OLD OAK TREES, IT IS IDEALLY SUITED FOR WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, CORPORATE FUNCTIONS AND CHARITABLE EVENTS.

 

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Photo Credit :: Godkin Photo

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We are honored to be partnering with SafePlace this year as our charity of choice!

SafePlace provides Safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence. Helps victims in their Healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them, and become Survivors. Promotes safe and healthy relationships for the Prevention of sexual and domestic violence. Works with others to create Change in attitudes, behaviors and policies that perpetuate the acceptance of, and impact our understanding and responses to, sexual and domestic violence.

Cocktails and Refreshments are Provided By:

Tequila 512 – A premium quality tequila without the gimmicks, Tequila 512 is the product of a lot of blood, sweat and tears from Austinite, and Dad of four (!) children, Scott Willis. His mission is to capture the soul of Austin in the tequila!

TEKEEN – TEKEEN is Texas’ newest and most versatile premium drink made with agave nectar, orange wine, and all natural flavors! ENJOY IT OVER ICE OR MIX IT INTO A COCKTAIL OR SHOT. With a crisp and refreshing taste, TEKEEN is the perfect complement to your pool party, night out, or social gathering.

We Olive & Wine Bar – We Olive & Wine Bar is one of Austin’s newest hot spots providing fine gourmet foods, hard-to-find artisan wines, delicious draft beers, and, of course, high quality olive oil and vinegar. They pride themselves on offering healthy, local products including artisan wines, local microbrews, and food. We Olive will have a variety of samples from their entire menu at the event including wine and small bites.

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Crystal Creek Moonshine – Born out of the Austin Hill Country and inspired by The Roaring ’20s, Crystal Creek Moonshine brings a new twist to an American classic. Distilling the highest quality of shine made from Texas grown ingredients creates a unique taste that is perfect for drinking on the rocks or in almost any combination of mixed drink!

By providing a percentage of sales to a cause which could make a difference would give Crystal Creek Moonshine a genuine reason to exist. The purest reason to distill.

The goal is to provide as many people as they can with clean drinking water by donating a percentage of the profits from each and every bottle towards build water wells. They then donate that money to an Austin-based charity called, A Glimmer of Hope.

 

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Food

ChefATX – ChefATX is a high quality and local chef based catering company with a meal deliver service founded by Chef Steve Constantine. We offer many different services, and can help you with any size event from 2 to 500. ChefDELIVERED is our meal delivery service offering convenient, healthy, affordable family style meals DELIVERED to your door.

House Wine – A wine bar as unpretentious and inclusive as Austin itself! Their delicious and intriguing wines are thoughtfully chosen from vineyards all over the world!  Check out their new private party space that is perfect for every celebration in your life.  House Wine is a local, family owned business that can’t wait to share a glass (or bottle!) with you! Enjoy samples of their wines along side some yummy small bites at the event.

PickAChili: Craft Chili with a Twist – PickAChili is a local food trailer that puts a spin on chili. Their chili is made from scratch, and includes vegan as well as gluten free options. Whether you’re in the mood for a Texas traditional chili or one full of beans and chicken, you can find it at PickAChili.

Proof & Cooper – Located off idyllic Hamilton Pool Rd. in Dripping Springs, Proof & Cooper specializes in eclectic locally-sourced Southern-inspired fare made only with the freshest ingredients by their acclaimed executive chef Russell Dougherty. The property also features a beautiful upstairs Whiskey Library that is the perfect setting for private events, and which houses our members-only Whiskey Club and our formal monthly supper clubs. In the mood for a more casual evening? Order a fresh meal to go, or stay awhile! Have one of their carefully concocted cocktails and enjoy your meal, and on weekend evenings enjoy the live music from some of the region’s most promising young songwriters.

Iron Cactus – Iron Cactus not only has some of the BEST margaritas in town, but they’ve also got an incredible menu. Whether it is a date night, Sunday brunch with the family, or Moms night out, Iron Cactus at the Hill Country Galleria, Downtown on 6th & Trinity, and Stonelake Blvd. near the Arboretum is one of Austin’s premier dining destinations for any occasion. Iron Cactus has an  appetizer menu featuring Roasted Shrimp Fondue, Pork Tamale Pops, and Citrus Ceviche and will be introducing an all-new menu soon. Each location also offers function rooms and outdoor patios that can be used for private events. Additionally, Iron Cactus can cater events anywhere in Austin. You will surely enjoy the wonderful flavors of Iron Cactus at Favorite Things!

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Dessert

Moojo – Founded in 2015, Moojo is an Austin-based, gourmet ice cream sandwich store, specializing in using fresh, all-natural ingredients. Each sandwich is made from delicious, all natural McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream, smashed between two warm, freshly baked homemade cookies. Moojo also offers vegan and gluten free options — ensuring that everyone can experience the pure joy that comes from the moment when ice cream melts into a warm cookie.

Royer’s Pie Haven – A Round Top, TX original but now local Austin Favorite, this quaint bakery is known for sweet & savory pies.

See’s Candies – See’s Candies is a premiere chocolate candy store that has been specializing in high quality chocolates and friendly, old-fashioned service since 1921. See’s has maintained an excellent reputation by producing the best possible boxed chocolates from only the finest grade raw ingredients. Stop by their N. Austin store off Research Blvd.

Hill Country Cakery – A family-owned cottage food operation located in Lakeway, TX making fun and delicious custom cakes for weddings and special occasions. Everything is made to order, custom and fabulous. Cakes and treats are hand-crafted by a trained pastry chef and use fresh and mostly organic ingredients. 

Kellie’s Baking Co. – Kellie’s Baking Co. makes custom logo cookies for corporate gifting, marketing and events. Custom cookies made of spicy shortbread, topped with sweet creamy fondant then decorated beautifully. Almost too pretty eat. Almost.

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Shopping

BabyEarth – BabyEarth offers everything you need for your little one’s world, all under one roof.  From the hottest baby gear on the market to the largest selection of cloth diapers, BabyEarth has it all!  And now, BabyEarth offers a FREE SAME DAY local delivery service.

Kendra Scott – As you may know by now…we are obsessed with Kendra Scott Jewelry! Austin is proud to have THE Kendra Scott flagship store and design studio headquarters, where each Kendra Scott piece is designed. Created and owned by the Austin Mom herself, we are so proud of Kendra Scott and we love watching this favorite local business grow into a household fashion name all over the world.

Mad & Mac – Quite possibly the softest thong you’ll ever wear! Complete with their signature “Animal Print” liner, these functional and fun, made in Texas panties will have you tossing those Granny Panties for good! The Mad & Mac team uses exclusive “Microbrushed” lace which means this pantie is lightly brushed on the inside so it is great for sensitive skin! The only  lingerie company using this technique. You will love this line of fun, high-fashion, trend-setting, quality lingerie that is perfect for girls of any age.

Special Addition – Special Addition, a Maternity and Nursing Boutique that’s been dressing and supporting Austin mommas during their pregnancies and breastfeeding their babies for 21 years.  Chic clothing, professionally fitted bras, Parenting Classes, infant carriers and clothing, breastpump rental/sales/service, Lactation Consulting, nursery gliders.

Savory Spice Shop – At Savory Spice Shop, our mission is to offer high-quality herbs, spices, and seasonings at a fair price in customer-friendly quantities.  We also offer specialty food and cooking products as well as a variety of spice gift packs, making a perfect gift no matter the occasion.  Our motto: taste what you want; buy what you need!

Swank Baby – Swank Baby is an upscale children’s boutique that carries new and gently used designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. Additionally, they offer curated gifts, locally made goods and fashionable Mommy items. The South Austin store features designers like Grace & Lace, Rufflebutts, and Matilda Jane and is open MondaySaturday 10am-5pm. You can also shop online for $3 flat rate shipping or FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $25.

SUAVS – SUAVS is a casual footwear brand based in and designing out of Austin, Texas, providing shoes that are the epitome of modern, stylish comfort. The unisex slip-on is made of a breathable Air Mesh sports fabric and microfiber terry insole, which provides elasticity, air venting and moisture wicking. Additionally, the rubber sole is composed at 55% density to allow for maximum flexibility. Designed for women and men on the go, the everyday shoe is specifically designed to prevent blistering even when going sockless.

Wee Rascals – Hip and historical, sparking personality and curiosity. Wee Rascals is a children’s t-shirt company centered on historical heroes like Abe Lincoln, Amelia Earhart and Frederick Douglas.  You’ve got to check out this apparel for hip kids with Fashion Forward Parents. Because real heroes are the best heroes!

 

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Pampering

Devenir Aesthetics – The highly trained and experienced medical professionals at Devenir Aesthetics provide a broad range of medical spa services to meet the aesthetic needs of our clients in greater Austin. They utilize the most advanced non-invasive cosmetic services in a comfortable and safe atmosphere. Whether you want to slow the aging clock, remove unsightly hair or transform your body, Devinir can help you achieve desirable results.

Kismet Cosmetics & Savvy Root – A Louisiana indie cosmetics brand that is not only cruelty-free, paraben-free and USA made, but also believes in giving back, combines with Louisiana handbag designer, SavvyRoot who handcrafts genuine leather bags to bring the gift of glam in their “Glam Bags.” Say goodbye to the generic gift sets… hello to the gift of choice!

W3LL People – The expertly trained Green Beauty Pros at W3LL People will guide you to your personal best by offering personal consults and demos using state-of-the-art, all natural, supercharged makeup. As well, they offer a host of the best high performance, toxin-free beauty products available. They know because the professional W3LL PEOPLE team tests it all personally!

Vent Blotique – Vent Blotique wants to make it easy to enhance the natural beauty of YOU. Come in to have a relaxing and efficient blow or style, and leave with a coiffure that makes you look as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside, with time to spare. Vent Blotique is a fresh salon concept designed to deliver a unique guest experience. The fun ambiance, cutting edge suspension blow dry systems, and state-of-the-art studio design will blow you away! 

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Some of Our Favorites

Painting With a Twist – Looking for a fun night out? Unleash your creative side with Painting with a Twist! This is a great place to have fun with your friends, or meet new friends; relax or just let your hair down and be you; or simply discover your inner artist. Bring your favorite beverage, possibly a snack, relax and paint along with our artist to create your own work of art that you will take home at the end of the evening. Our talented team of instructors guides you step by step through the night’s featured painting.

VarageSale – VarageSale is like a virtual garage sale on your phone. It’s a free marketplace app that allows families to buy and sell pre-loved items with their neighbors. Started by an expecting mom in 2012, VarageSale has evolved into a worldwide movement that touches the lives of millions. VarageSale is FREE to use and the mobile app is available on iOS, Android and Kindle devices.

Zaarly – Spruce up your home in a snap! Zaarly.com is the only place to find and hire Austin-owned and operated small businesses for your home, each one meticulously selected, vetted and guaranteed 100%. We make finding home experts easier than you ever thought possible!

Fresh Wave – The Fresh Wave family of natural odor-removing products has been around for awhile, like over 20 years. And you’ll be happy to know that from day one, our family of odor-removing products has been made with natural ingredients. As in the good stuff you find in nature. Not harsh chemicals that were manufactured in a lab. Truth be told, Fresh Wave has been made with natural ingredients since long before it was trendy or cool to use natural products. Hey, what can we say? We love being different.

Barre3 – barre3 will balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. We focus on a unique combination of large dynamic movement, small range movement, and isometric holds. These strategically designed sequences transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Visit any of the barre3 locations :: Downtown, Hill Country Galleria, and Circle C.

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Music

The Texas KGB – We are going to get the party started with the help of the Singer-songwriting trio, The Texas KGB, whose sound is Original Americana has performed over 2000 shows in the last 7 years. From TV shows (The CW’s Song Writers Across Texas, FOX’s God Day Austin, CBS’ We Are Austin, Etc.) to Magazines (STEAM and ROCKSTAR, Etc.), they have become a sought after artist around Texas and throughout the World. Touring listening rooms, the college circuit, music festivals and venues year-round.

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Capture the Night

Le Photo Booth – It just wouldn’t be a party if we didn’t have an amazing photobooth for you and your friends to capture the fun of the night. Le Photobooth, one of Austin’s premiere photobooth companies, will be providing a camera, mustaches, chalkboards… everything you will need to express yo-self! Be ready to instantly email, Facebook, Tweet  or Instagram pictures of you and your best Austin Moms Blog gals right on the spot.

Laura Morsman Photography – You probably know Laura Morsman as THE photographer for Austin Moms Blog. She’s been with us for more than TWO years and we absolutely adore her as a human, but more importantly, we are in LOVE with her amazing ability to capture kids, families, and those little {yet so BIG} moments through a lens. Incredibly talented with an uncanny knack for bringing vibrance, softness, romance, and personality to images, Laura truly gives an awesome experience to a photoshoot. Make sure to say “hi” to the adorable girl with the camera sneaking in pics from this amazing night!

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Special Thanks

Edward Jones – Whether you’re planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, Edward Jones’ works to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals.

Flowers By Nancy, Too! – At Flowers by Nancy, Too! you will find ʺCustom designs with a personal touch.ʺ The shop specializes in creating designs that meet the exact needs of each customer. Gifts and specialty baskets of all kinds are created to customer specifications. Event planning is done with careful consultation so that the final effect created is the atmosphere and ambiance the customer desires. Same day delivery is also a specialty and friendly customer service is always a top priority! Come visit Flowers by Nancy, too!  They’ll treat you like family and offer you a purchasing experience you’ll be glad to recommend to others!

JellyCAP – JellyCAP turns any bottled beverage into a kid-friendly drink. Drinking out of a regular bottle is not easy especially for the little ones. JellyCAP makes drinking fun and easy by turning any bottle into a sippy bottle or a straw bottle.

Marquee Rents – Marquee has provided custom, trend-setting event rentals for over 30 years and challenges you to rethink rentals. They offer event necessities alongside custom pieces made to suit including custom linen, furniture and decor all backed by unmatched event support.

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Plus, if you’re an Austin Moms Blog cardholder, you automatically get even more raffle tickets! Remember AMB Member, Alexis from the Block Party? She walked away with several WINS thanks to her membership status!! That could be you!

Remember: AMB Members get an hour head start on buying tickets. 

Join the Facebook Event HERE to stay “in the know” with ticket info and all event happenings! Like last year, we have a limited amount of tickets.

Who? YOU

What: AMB’s Favorite Things

Where? The Allan House

When? Thursday, November 5th from 7-10pm

Save the date, book your sitter, call your girls, and get your tickets on Monday October 19th!!! You don’t wanna miss this!

Stay tuned THIS Thursday night for all of the swag, giveaway, AND ticket information! 

 

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One Response to Favorite Things Mom’s Night Out

  1. Leah Frederick October 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    Hi sweet ladies!! I hope to make it!! I’ll be three days past my due date but if I haven’t had this sweetie yet I’ll just have to roll myself there! hehe!! Xoxo!

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