Wow what a scorching hot day it was down at The Mama + Me Markets on Saturday the 8th of October but the local families didn’t seem to mind as long as the vegan ice cream was flowing, and luckily it was! We had approximately 750 attendees joining us to shop, eat, play and support our local, family focused, sustainable businesses.
As you can see below we mixed things up this time around with a dome marquee instead of our usual square marquee and it looked fabulous! We hired the 6x6m structure from In The Dome Marquees and it created the perfect venue for our Yoga Play Space hosted by The Yoga Shack, our Spaghetti Circus Workshop and our beautiful musical performance by Leeli Music.
It was wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces on Saturday. Plenty of growing babes and belly bumps out for the day with their mamas and papas. The mamas were happy to shop at our fifty plus stalls while the dads were keen to try all our market cuisine and watch their little ones play happily with the farm animals from Party Ponies and Farm Friends, in the craft space hosted by The Family Center and get their faces painted by The Durrumbul Community Preschool volunteers.
We were so thrilled to have the ladies from Rafiki Mwema join us as our Charity of Choice. Rafiki Mwema provide refuge for sexually abused children in Kenya and thanks to all the amazing families who came along to purchase Constance Hall’s new book Like A Queen and gave donations to Rafiki Mwema they raised a whopping $2,150! Well done ladies. You are bloody saints and you’re welcome back any time you like.
Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed themselves. A huge thank you to all our sponsors Spaghetti Circus, Little Bonnie Dot, Haven Magazine, In The Dome, Jett Print and Wotnot Naturals. Don’t forget to post your photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #mamaandmespring and #mymamaandmeswag to go in the running to win 2 x $25 Mama + Me gift vouchers.
See you on the 17th of December for our Summer Mama + Me Markets!