Disclosure: This fantastic night wouldn’t have been possible without our sensational host in the Third Ward – Lizzibeth. We also want to thank Sendik’s who provided the food and dessert and Beautycounter and Tailored Salon who pampered our guests with mini-makeovers and all our fabulous swag sponsors!
Tinsel & Teal Recap
On Wednesday evening, December 2nd, moms gathered for a night out at Lizzibeth in the Third Ward. Moms were excited to have exclusive access to this women’s boutique as the holiday season kicks into gear. Moms also enjoyed mini-makeovers, shopping and plenty of delicious food, wine, and dessert. As always, one of the best highlights of these events is getting to know our readers. It’s always fun getting to chat with everyone!
Thank you to our wonderful host – Lizzibeth
How exciting to spend the evening surrounded by all the pretty silver, gold and glitter details of the Lizzibeth boutique! Lizzibeth has everything from the casual, to fancy wear for a big night out, plus products from other Milwaukee vendors like City Tins. Lizzibeth is known for their Celebritee, an exclusive shirt designed by female influencers in the Milwaukee area that not only put a cute new item in the shop, but allow people to learn more about how the women of this community are making a difference. The Small City Kind Heart Celebritee debuted in November and features the dynamic duo Mint & Lovely.
Not only does Lizzibeth have the cutest apparel, accessories and more, but this boutique offers the perfect venue for events like bachelorette parties, birthdays, bridal showers and more. Contact Lizzi to find out about availability for your next event.
Thank you to our makeover sponsors – Tailored Salon and Ali of Beautycounter
Our guests were so thrilled not just to have an evening out to have fun with other moms, but also to get pampered in the process with mini-makeovers. Tailored Salon set up shop prepared to make every mom feel her best and they really delivered. Ladies were walking around with sassy top knots, fishtail braids and soft curls. We heard from a mom who had to attend a black tie function a couple days later that she used the “tips that Ashley from Tailored taught her” to create a sultry up-do for the event! Another mama who used the shampoo that Tailored donated to the swag bags, sent us a message that she wasn’t used to smelling “so fancy!” Tailored Salon is a full-service Milwaukee salon that is committed to providing a pampering experience to every client, from hair cuts to facial waxing, makeup and more. They are WONDERFUL to work with and we highly recommend them!
What makeover would be complete without makeup? We were thrilled to have Ali of Beautycounter on site to share some of Beautycounter’s amazing lipstick and gloss options to give our mama a touch of glam for the evening. Beautycounter is dedicated to creating skin care and cosmetic products that are from safe and responsible sources, boasting a “Never List” of more than 1,500 ingredients that are not allowed in their products. Ali was a wealth of information for our moms and was so valuable not only in making them feel extra lovely for the evening, but also in educating them about their cosmetic choices. You can contact Ali to find out more about what Beautycounter is doing to make a difference in the skin care and cosmetic industry, and to shop her amazing products.
Thank you to our food & dessert sponsor – Sendik’s Food Market
In addition to the fabulous shopping, makeovers and mingling, our guests got to enjoy some delightful bites from Sendik’s Food Market. The cucumber platter was the immediate favorite that was cleared off within the first few minutes of hitting the table! Of course, we also had the famous Sendik’s brownies to give the ladies something sweet to enjoy – rich, chocolatey and simply divine. We will definitely recommend looking to Sendik’s for any upcoming events where you need platters that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Sendik’s also has a fantastic new service that’s perfect for busy parents — Sendik’s Express. Place your order online and a personal shopper gathers all your items for you and even brings them to your car when you arrive. It’s a quick, easy and convenient solution for moms!
Thank you to our VIP Swag Sponsors
Every mom who purchased a VIP ticket received a swag bag full of fabulous products and discounts, featuring local and national brands.
Lizzibeth * Tailored Salon* Beauty counter* Vanessa Wyler Photography * The Barre Code Milwaukee* Hooray Mail * Little Duck Organics * Fashion Angels * Bug Soother * Skinnypop* The Academy of Performing Arts
Thank you to our Giveaway and Raffle Sponsors
In addition to our swag bags, every mom who attended was entered to win one of these fabulous gift baskets, each valued at over $200! We are so grateful to Lizzibeth, Tailored Salon, Beautycounter, The Barre Code, Skinnypop, Little Duck Organics, Vanessa Wyler Photography and Fresh Wave for filling these baskets with such wonderful prizes!
We also held a raffle to benefit Exploit No More, a local nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the sex trafficking industry in Milwaukee and providing resources to those who escape. We are thrilled to announce that thanks to our generous donations from The Academy of Performing Arts, Vanessa Wyler Photography, and The Barre Code, we were able to donate $160.27 to this amazing organization!
Thank you to our photography sponsor – Vanessa Wyler Photography
We want to say a BIG thank you to Vanessa for coming out to the event and lending us her talents for the evening. I am still just in awe of the beautiful shots she captures of the Lizzibeth boutique and all the beautiful faces of the moms in attendance. Vanessa specializes in family lifestyle photography and is based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. She has such a gift for capturing joy in her photos and we know you will be thrilled with how she is able to snap the simple moments that let personality shine. Visit her website for more info on how to book Vanessa.
Be sure to visit the photo album on our Facebook page to see all of Vanessa’s photos of the Tinsel and Teal event. There were so many more beautiful photos we wanted to share here, but not enough room!
Thank you to our local moms!
Events like this are a lot of work, but it is all worth it the second these lovely faces start walking in the door. At the heart of MKE Moms Blog is a desire to connect women and to build relationships with our readers and these events are the perfect chance to do that. Thank you so much to every mom who came and we look forward to seeing you all again at upcoming events!