Disclosure: Elm Grove Art provided MkeMB with this complimentary event. All opinions are our own.
‘Tis the season for holiday parties. Lots of them. When we held our MkeMB Contributor Holiday Party last week, there were a couple writers who had FOUR parties to go to just in the upcoming days alone! Kind of glad we got to celebrate together before they were too partied out!
Thank you to our photographer Amber of Olive You Photography who did a fabulous job capturing the evening. She is a newborn and family photographer based in New Berlin and we absolutely LOVE her.
We held our celebration at Elm Grove Art, a super-fun art studio owned by local moms Katy and Danielle on W Bluemound Rd in Elm Grove. This studio hosts everything from craft classes for kids to wine & paint nights for grown-ups. They truly have something for everyone! If you’re looking to host an event in 2016, a birthday party (child or grown-up), bachelorette party, or office event, we would highly recommend checking out Elm Grove Art. We would love to have you join us for a Valentine’s Mom’s Night Out in February!
Katy at Elm Grove Art always does such a great job with details — creating cute name tags for every guest, a candy cane, pretty containers filled with candy, and more. For our event, we chose to paint these lovely gold mason jars and it was hilarious to see how this simple project really brought out the artist in many of our team members…..and the kindergartener in me!
As our masterpieces dried, we took our wine to the adjacent party room to enjoy our pot luck meal and open gifts. Have you ever had a Favorite Things Party? The rules are simple — everyone brings a pre-determined number of gifts (of the same item) and then each guest gets to leave with new fantastic gifts they’ve likely never tried before.
We drew names one by one and each of the beautiful gals on our team got to go choose two gift to open in front of everyone and then the next person would have a chance to steal! As it turns out, our team has pretty fantastic taste.
Surprise Baby Shower!
What our contributor Heather didn’t know is that every single woman in the room was in on a little secret. While she had brought THREE items for the gift exchange, everyone else had only brought TWO….plus a secret gift that was just for her! After all the names were called, she found out that the rest of the gifts were for her and the sweet twin babies she managed to carry past 37 weeks so she could be at our party!
Now we are just waiting to hear the announcement that the twins have been born and I’m sure Heather is ready too. Just check out those babies peeking out in the group photo.
Thank you so much to Elm Grove Art for hosting such a great evening for our team. We left with such full hearts and huge smiles. What a treat to spend an evening celebrating the holidays with an incredible group of women who have quickly become such good friends in only a short amount of time.
Happy holidays from the MKE Moms Blog family to yours!