A Night of Fabulous Food, Fun and More at the Fisher-Price ShowroomMonday, December 08, 2014
When it comes to planning a party with delectable food, amazing company and drinks a-plenty all amidst fabulously festive décor, leave it to Lena to ensure it is outrageously awesome. This past weekend, our lovely hostess transformed her home into a Fisher-Price Showroom and invited moms and bloggers from across the GTA and beyond to gather in celebration of the holidays. Of course, no showroom would be complete without the latest products to demo and drool over. I kid you not when I say her house was bursting with some seriously cool baby gear and what will surely be some of the hottest toys of 2014.
I had just returned from Hamilton where the kids and I had celebrated my niece's third birthday. We ended up giving her the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair and it sure was popular. One of her two-year-old friends tried to walk away with it! After a smooth commute home, I was looking forward to a fun night of socializing with some of my favourite local peeps. Once I arrived at Lena's, I was surprisingly distracted by some of the new baby gear that beckoned me to pursue the idea of having a third child. I swear, it was like my mammary glands were crying out, "Go home and make another baby!"
As I sat quietly in the corner, ruminating over what life would be like with a third, I quickly realized that I should be grateful for all of the wonderful #fpmommymoments that I have been able to enjoy with my two kids and decided to move on to another distraction: food! With hors d'oeuvres that included tuna tartare, risotto balls, and mini grilled cheese sandwiches with creamy Brie, you would think I would have had very little room left over for dinner. But I did. And even though it may have appeared that I still wasn't socializing as much as most, you can bet I was tweeting the night away. It sure is much easier to tweet than to talk with a mouthful of food, am I right?
Throughout the evening, I tweeted about the super chic Infant-to-Toddler Rocker in pink that is available exclusively at Babies R Us as well as the fashion-forward design of the 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Rocker that won't even be out until January 2015. The papasan style of the rocker reminded me of the Cradle 'n Swing I had purchased for my son several years ago, one of my personal Fisher-Price favourites. He spent so many hours in that thing way back when he was oh, so tiny. Life seemed so much easier back then. I could secure him in that swing and rest assured he was safe and sound, if not fast asleep thanks to the gentle swaying motion. Nowadays, I have to throw on my coat, step reluctantly into the cold outdoors and yell out, like the crazy neighbour I am, while in search of my kids. They never sit still anymore! If only Fisher-Price could manufacture a youth-size swing with a combination lock...
Back to the present, it wasn't long before I had polished off a plate of chicken and green beans, and washed it down with a glass of bubbly. Okay, so I went a little crazy and had not one but two servings of cola. Straight up. With a squeeze of lime. Stirred, not shaken. Because... duh!
And then there was dessert. Coffee and tea, crème brûlée, premium chocolates and shortbread cookies galore. You have to hand it to Fisher-Price and their hostess with the mostest. They sure know how to throw a party!