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Last Thursday night was the anxiously awaited 2nd Mamas’ Night at our local Painting with a Twist in Mandeville. After our first event in May was such a success, we decided to go ahead and book the next one for just before the beginning of the new school year. The tickets went live a little prematurely and the entire event, both rooms, to the tune of 60 seats….SOLD OUT in just 17 minutes!
Then came the gathering of the awesome sponsors for door prizes, refreshments and swag! We had some really great door prizes that were donated this time. Taking an idea from a guest at the first event, we decided to raise money instead of bringing donation items for this one. After seeing the plays that the CLAPS organization put on this summer, and working with them on some advertising, I chose them as the beneficiary for the event.
So, everyone in attendance would receive a single ticket and then, they could buy more if they wanted a better shot at a door prize. At just 50 cents per extra ticket, we raised a total of $206 for the CLAPS program! I was so happy to present that money to the director today!
We had a full house again this time, but not as many cancellations as I expected with such an early sell out. See, there are ALWAYS a few who can’t make it at the last minute. But, we only had about 4 seats that were released and they were snatched up instantly!
Now, I would like to take one more opportunity to THANK all the sponsors who helped make this event so great!
First and foremost – Our host sponsor – Painting with a Twist! I am so happy that so many new people have discovered this place and love it as much as I do!
Our food sponsor was Nonna Randazzo’s! Such a beautiful salad, yummy sandwiches and fabulous sweets! I think it was the perfect menu!
McAlister’s of Covington donated GALLONS of tea to wash down all the Nonna’s goodness!
Our Door Prizes were donated by the following: Victoria Ikeda (Pampered Chef), Laurie Herrmann (Thirty-One), Katherine Gristina (Sasafrass Pediatric Therapy), Mugshots of Covington, The Good Stuff Candles, Mary Cecelia’s Jamberry, Denise Hopkins (our instructor at both events) Fine Art., 9Round of Covington.
Here is Denise with her donation AND the winner, who drove in from Baton Rouge to paint with her daughter for the first time!
Our Swag Sponsors – Cosmos Creations, Swamp Seeds, Hanley’s Foods, Kiddo’s Closet Consignment, Bot & Nola’s SnoBalls, Mary Cecelia’s Jamberry, Naturally Well with Samantha, Victoria Ikeda – Thymeless Oils.
I think that everyone had a blast, had some great food and went home with several awesome treats! I am thinking that our next event will be sometime in the fall. So, stay tuned because I’m sure it will be another lightning sell out!
Here are some pics from our masterpieces: