DROOL BABY EXPO
TODAY – 3PM to 9PM
WESTIN WATERFRONT HOTEL, BOSTON
Tickets are still available at the door!
In the world of premium baby gear, there’s so much to drool over – and we should know, since we’re the gear experts! Since our inaugural Drool Baby Expo event in 2011 (can it possibly have been so long already?), we’ve been tweaking the formula to bring you the ultimate night of shopping – a fun way to get everything you need AND feel excited and confident about what you buy.
Our mission at Magic Beans has never been just to connect you with the best brands and products – it’s also to find you the right fit, so you love pushing your new stroller, feel totally secure buckling your baby into her new car seat, and are comfortable toting your kiddo all day in her carrier. So that’s why the centerpiece of Drool Baby Expo is INTERACTIVE PRODUCT DEMOS: the only people who know each product better than we do are the people from each company, and they’ll be there to tell you the story behind every stroller, and show you how to use it.
Trying to solve the (admittedly tough) dilemma of whether you prefer the Bugaboo Cameleon 3 or the UPPAbaby Vista? Push and fold and feel both of them, and get the inside scoop from Bugaboo and UPPAbaby reps – and if you’re still not sure, just look for a lime-green teeshirt, and a Magic Beans stroller matchmaker will weigh in with their years of experience talking to parents using both strollers. (They may also suggest that you try the Nuna Mixx. I really like this stroller!) The same experts who write reviews and product comparisons for this blog will all be there, and so will the owners of Magic Beans, and everyone will be eager to meet you and give you a hand.
But there’s so much more to Drool:
1) DEALS, DISCOUNTS, AND GIFTS WITH PURCHASE. Smart shoppers, this is your once-a-year opportunity to get the very best gear at the best prices! At Drool Baby Expo, our vendors give you exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else – sometimes on products that never go on sale. We can’t announce the deals in advance, but I can tell you about past ones to use as examples: local mama Jess at Don’t Mind the Mess scored 25% off her Diono convertible car seat, plus a free travel bag, free accessory, and free shipping.
2) RAFFLES & GIFT BAGS. If you’re one of the lucky gals or guys who snagged VIP or Standard Tickets (they sold out crazy fast this year!), get ready for some fun: when you participate in the Scavenger Hunt around the show floor, you get free tickets to win some of our favorite products! And you’ll be leaving with a glam gift bag that’s worth over twice your ticket price.
3) LOCAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES. Looking for the doula of your dreams, an awesome birth education class, a lactation consultant, a home decorator, a baby photographer, or a daycare provider? These are only a few of the baby experts and awesome artisans who await in the local services room.
4) FUN! In between booths, it’s time to get pampered: enjoy spa treatments from Bella Sante Salon, sip elegant mocktails, and munch on small bites and delicious cupcakes. Plus, this is your opportunity to meet hundreds of other expectant and new parents just like you – why not make some mommy friends?
This year’s Drool is bigger and better than ever (we’re getting really good at doing this, you guys), so don’t miss it!