This post is all about the super-awesome Drool Baby Expo. I’m attending this year as one of their promotional bloggers and have been provided a complimentary pair of tickets. I will have the super sweet recap up in a few weeks, so watch out, Baby Gear fiends…
It’s back, one of my favorite events of the year: the Drool Baby Expo.
If you don’t have kiddos you may not realize how useful a baby expo is for parents. But when you’re shopping for baby gear, it’s really hard to comparison shop. No matter how big or small the store, the selection is never as varied as you like and you usually have to go to a lot of different places. And some stuff you can’t find anywhere and have to rely on internet reviews which are notoriously unreliable when it comes to baby stuff.
This is why the baby expo is the best thing ever. ALL the things are there. Plus you have the brands themselves answering your questions. And they have great deals. And Drool Baby has the swankest gift bags you’ve ever seen. Check out my recap of last year’s expo to see what I mean.
Sure, my baby is 14 (almost 15!) months old now, but the expo is great for parents of toddlers, babies and parents-to-be. Also they have treats and prizes and spa treatments and more. Even if you’re not sure what you need, you can still have a delightful time.
Tickets are $35 and include a gift bag. And if you want to bring a friend or spouse you can get them a value ticket for just $15 that won’t include the gift bag. Let me tell you: these gift bags cost more than the price of a ticket. No. Joke. Plus if you’re looking to buy any big gear you’ll save a lot more than that, too. Last year I bought our Diono Radian car seat at Drool Baby and saved a bundle. (Diono could hire me as a spokesperson. I love them so much.)
My favoritest thing, though, isn’t the big brands with their big gear. It’s all the local boutiques and brands you didn’t know about that you’ll find. Like last year when I discovered Tiny Hanger and their super adorable shop in Coolidge Corner. Or Kaya’s Kloset and her super cute cloth shoes for baby. If you love local, it’s a great time to find wonderful stuff near you. And if that isn’t enough, just take a peek at some of the stuff I saw and loved last year…
And lucky you, I’m giving away a pair of tickets (1 standard, 1 value) to a reader. Woohoo! So please enter, and if you don’t win, head on over to Drool Baby’s site to snatch up a ticket for yourself. The Expo is Tuesday May 21 from 4 to 9 pm at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in the Seaport District. (Speaking of which, how much do I love the Seaport district? So much awesome stuff there of late.)
- 1 mandatory entry: leave a comment with what you’ll be shopping for at the expo.
- 1st bonus entry: Make sure you follow me and Drool Baby and then tweet the following “Win a pair of tickets from @jessicaesquire to Boston’s event for all things baby-gear @droolbaby expo! http://ow.ly/kMOy9 ” Leave the URL of your tweet in a comment.
- 2nd bonus entry: Make sure you’re following me on Pinterest and then re-pin something from my Best of Drool Baby Pinterest board from last year’s expo. Make sure you re-pin with the hashtag #droolbaby Leave the URL of your pin in a comment.
- You can do either bonus entry or both or neither. Your call. But you MUST leave a mandatory entry.
Rules: No purchase necessary. By leaving a comment you agree to the rules of this giveaway. One entry per household. Limited to entrants over 18 in the US and Canada. Contest begins as of the time of this post and ends on Tuesday, May 14th at 6 pm Eastern Time. The winner will receive a standard ticket and a value ticket to the Drool Baby Expo, a retail value of $50 US. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. The winner will be selected using the “And the Winner Is” plugin. Winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours to receive their prize. If the winner does not respond within that time, a new winner will be chosen. The prize will be provided by Magic Beans. Don’t Mind the Mess is not responsible for any problems with receipt of the prize. This contest is governed by the rules of Massachusetts, void where prohibited.