Last Saturday Tree of Life Birth and Beyond celebrated the launch of their partnership in a BIG way! Our goal for this launch party was to introduce ourselves as partners to the Antelope Valley, the main community we serve. We invited all of our preferred providers and valued business owners to take part in the event as vendors and sponsors. The out poor of support we received from these providers and business owners was extremely generous. What's amazing (and unexpected) is that towards the end, we even had businesses approaching us about ways to get involved! In the future we will need a larger space to fit everyone! We had over 18 donations of raffle prizes for our guests, swag bags for the first 75 people there, food, live music from Jazz Passages and even face painting for the kids! Oh, we also had the biggest downpour of rain that the AV has seen in years...a good omen for our business!
The crowd started gathering as we were still setting up for the event...everyone wanted a swag bag. Each table was lined with white linens and centered with freshly potted flowers and a mini-chalk board that read "grow your family with us". Guests flowed in as the music started playing and everyone made their way to the vendors. We all mingled, greeted people and made sure everyone was having fun. A big highlight was getting to see past clients and their babies, La Leche League friends and be under the same roof as so many of our favorite providers, plus all of our supportive friends and family.
We made our welcome speech, said a little bit about how our partnership makes us unique and thanked our sponsors and vendors. Once everyone had a chance to get their raffle tickets we began drawing names!! That was fun! Like I said before, we raffled off over 18 prizes. A gift card from Earth Baby Boutique, a My Breastfriend nursing pillow from Mother and Baby Boobtique, a gift basket from the SCV Birth Center, a Wrapsody Breeze baby carrier from your favorite doulas (that's us), gift cards from The Thai Restaurant, Lemon Leaf Cafe, Organic Cafe, a gift basket from Dewald Chiropractic, a spa day from Clouds European Spa and Wellness Center, yoga sessions from Yoga Roots and La Mama Namaste, business coaching sessions from Stephanie Dawn, intuitive services from Erica Antonetti, even more gift baskets from Tree of Life Birth and Beyond, the book Becoming Us by Elly Taylor, Doterra essential oils from Samantha Davis and Nani Cozby, photo shoots from Loving Touch Photography and William Edwards Photography newborn division and Jamberry nail wraps from Justina Engen. Thank you SO much to all of the businesses who donated items for our raffle. The guests really made out with some great items!
By the end of the party I think we were floating on a cloud. I was thrilled with how smoothly the party went!We had a GREAT turnout of guests, well over 75 people. It seems like everyone enjoyed themselves and our vendors had a great time too!
We are looking forward to not only serving the Antelope Valley as a doula partnership, but to growing as a business and expanding our services to better serve our community.
Much Love and Gratitude,