Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Mom Prom April 26th!

We’re SO EXCITED about the NWA Mom Prom which happens THIS Saturday, April 26th from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Springdale Holiday Inn Ballroom. We’re in the last few days of ticket sales, so we’re kicking off this final week by giving away TWO tickets to Mom Prom to one Motherlode reader. If we draw your name (at random), you and a friend can come party until the stroke of midnight at the “ultimate girls night out” event in NWA. This awesome party is made possible, again this year, by presenting sponsor Great Day Farms.

laughHOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win two tickets to Mom Prom, just click the words “post a comment” below and tell us at least one reason why it’s so important to hang out with your girlfriends now and then. (For us, it’s all that laughing! Sharing good chocolate is a big plus, too, and we’ve got an incredible dessert table lined up for the Prom.) What do you love about a night out with the girls?

We’ll choose a name (AT RANDOM) on Wednesday and notify you via email, so please watch your inbox. We want the winner to have a few days to make plans  to attend.

WHAT IS MOM PROM? Just in case you don’t already know, the NWA Mom Prom is a massive girls’ night out, intended for women and mothers age 21 and up. (You don’t have to be a mom to attend, but you do have to be female and 21.)

It looks and sounds just like a real prom, except we ditched all the teenage drama and angst and left only the fun stuff. This is the PERFECT opportunity to dress up, go out with your friends, eat, dance, laugh, have professional and photo booth photos made with your buddies, AND possibly win one of the amazing raffle prizes featured at Mom Prom.

There’s no other event like this one in NWA. Although Mom Proms happen across the country in various cities, this is the ONLY one in the state of Arkansas. A portion of proceeds go to support a local non-profit called Laundry Love, which partners with laundromats throughout NWA to clean the clothes of those living in poverty. Laundry Love is an initiative of The Cobblestone Project.

Mom Prom Are You InWE WANT YOU THERE! As moms who watch our pennies, we completely understand that many moms are reluctant to spend money on themselves and might not buy a $40 ticket to Mom Prom for that reason. We’re careful with money, too, so we get it. But please keep in mind that this is one of the least expensive charity fundraisers in our area and it offers a huge return.

Not only do you get five hours of entertainment with friends, you also get free professional photos, photo booth pictures, amazing food and desserts, and you’ll leave with a really cute Swag Bag, sponsored this year by Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall and stuffed full of goodies. In short, this is a DEAL, ladies. The cost of the ticket is likely the same or lower than what you’d spend on dinner, drinks and a movie with friends, and the money raised goes to a wonderful non-profit which helps families in our area.

And yes, you really DO have something to wear to Mom Prom. We guarantee that something you have in your closet right npinnacle-hills-promenade-logoow will work. Last year there was a wide range of dresses represented at Mom Prom — everything from casual summer maxi dresses to formal floor-length gowns. Anything goes! Just wear something you feel great in. Click HERE to get your ticket right now.

Here are a few of the highlights about this year’s prom:

DANCING QUEENS, REPORT TO THE DANCE FLOOR: We happen to think dancing is pretty good for the soul and a seFlooring America logorious stress reliever. We had so many women dancing at last year’s Mom Prom that we ran out of dance floor and spilled over onto the carpet. So this year we’re bringing in a larger, seriously cool LED dance floor to kick the party up to the next level. The high-tech dance floor is sponsored by Flooring America by Carpetsmart.

LADIES LOUNGING Theraderm Clinical Skin Care is sponsoring the gorgeous lounge area at this year’s Mom Prom. The lounge is full of beautiful white sofas and is the perfect spot to sit with friends, have a drink and snacks, and take a little breather from all the dancing. There will also be ladies from Theraderm there providing some free pampering services like hand massages. (No need to buy a thing! This is all complimentary, thanks to our awesome Lounge Sponsor.)

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first bankBEST FOOT FORWARD: First Bank is sponsoring the “Shoe Bank” again this year! Woo-hoo! That was such a hit last year as moms “deposited” their sparkly shoes in the cubbies. After dancing the night away, Prom attendees could “withdraw” their shoes.

brieshiGLAM SQUAD AT YOUR SERVICE: The “Mom Prom Glam Squad” is a new addition this year and we KNOW you’re gonna love it! Stylists and make-up artists from Brieshi Salon and Spa in Rogers will be at the Prom, located near the photo areas, to touch up your make-up and fix any fly-away hair for you — free o’ charge! Haven’t you always wanted your own glam squad, just like the celebrities use? Well, now you do.

You’ll want to let the Glam Squad get you all fixed up before you visit the Photo Shoot Station, which will once again be sponsored and hosted by our favorite local photographer, the amazing Lisa Mac of Lisa Mac Photography. (Remember all those incredible shots she took last year? We’re SO PUMPED she is back for this year’s Mom Prom.) Once again, all photos will be available for free download a week or two after Prom night.

A PHOTO BOOTH MACHINE, TOO! Because the Prom photos were SO popular last year, we’ve added an additional photo area to this year’s Mom Prom. (You can do both areas!) There’ll be the Photo Shoot station, just like last year. And there will also be a traditional Photo Booth Machine that you climb into with a few friends. The photo booth will print your picture card immediately so you’ll have a memory to take home and put on your fridge immediately. The new Photo Booth is sponsored by Sisters Mercy Women’s Health Boutique.

sisterslogoNEW PROM QUEEN PERKS! The 2014 Mom Prom Queen will truly feel like royalty when she’s crowned and then presented with a sash, crown, flowers and a $500 First Security Bank Visa card! First Security’s signature color is teal, so the Prom Queen sash will be that color as well. The Prom Queen is chosen at random from among all ticket holders, so anyone can win!

First Security bank betterRAFFLE REVELRY: One of this year’s raffle items will blow your mind. It’s a brand new washer and dryer set from Metro Appliances & More! For a $2 raffle ticket, you might end up with appliances that normally sell for over $1,000, delivered to your laundry room. Sweet, huh?

TheMustache_Fay-Bent_CS5_TMNEW CELEBRITY DATES! The celebrity guys were a HUGE hit last year. Those hunks were hauled from one end of the ballroom to the other (and visited at least one hotel room before coming back downstairs to party!). Sponsored by The Mustache, we’ll have some new dates for you to dance with and snap pics with this year!

A BALLROOM FIT FOR A QUEEN: If you want to stretch Prom night into a slumber party at the hotel, you can! Just book a hotel room at the awesome Holiday Inn by calling 479-751-8300 and mention the Mom Prom to get a discounted room rate. This hotel staff went above and beyond to help make last year’s prom amazing and they’re already making sure we have everything we need to make this one spectacular Prom Night! Once again, Metroplex Even Center will turn the hotel ballroom into a work of art worthy of so many pretty women. We have some new decor ideas that we know you’ll love. The Party Place is helping us out with some special plans this year as well. Back by popular demand, the awesome Dancenhance DJ at last year’s Mom Prom is coming back for this year’s party! His name is Frankie, and he takes song requests. :-)

Socialize with us before, during and after the Mom Prom on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The hashtag is #nwaMomProm. Be sure to like the NWA Mom Prom page on FB by clicking here. We’re making room for about 100 additional women at this year’s Mom Prom, so please tell your friends who might not have come last year.

Questions? Email us at mamas@nwaMotherlode.com. And be sure to check in often at nwaMotherlode.com and nwaMomProm.com for news about additional Mom Prom surprises. Can’t wait to see you all at the Mom Prom!

Giveaway: If you’re a blogger or want to start blogging, you’ll love this!

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If you’re a blogger and would like to step up your game — or if you’d just like to dip a toe into the blogging world — the Social Fabric Conference is a great place to start.

And the best part is we’ve got 2 SoFabCon tickets to give away so you can check it out for ZERO dollars with another friend who might be interested in learning more about ruling a little corner of the blogosphere :)

ABOUT SoFabCon: Think of it as a retreat from the day-to-day, and a focus on the big picture. SoFabCon is a unique experience between bloggers and industry professionals. One that gives both parties a seat at the table to build true relationships and learn from one another. It’s a time to have fun, be enlightened, be inspired and get to know bloggers from all over.

The idea of SoFabCon originated as a place where Collective Bias’ Social Fabric community members could meet face-to-face, build relationships with clients they’ve worked with and continue their education as a Blogger Professional. It quickly morphed into an event for all bloggers and influencers interested in learning some new skills, meeting new people and learning more about Collective Bias and Social Fabric.

Collective Bias® is a publisher of high-quality, user-generated content that creates conversational relevance for brands at scale. Social Fabric®, is CB’s proprietary community of influencers — a.k.a. bloggers who have interests and blogs about all sorts of topics.

Here’s a video recap from last year, which should give you a little insight:

HOW TO ENTER: Just click on the comment button below and tell us the name of your blog (and feel free to add a link!) or what you’d like to write about if you ever started one.

Would you blog about fashion, motherhood, a specific struggle?

You may also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning these 2 conference tickets, just share! Email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person SoFabCon_2014_Badges-21you tell. The email is giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. The sign-up box is at the top right of this page.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

TICKET INFO: If you don’t want to take any chances on winning these tickets, CLICK HERE to buy one or to find out more about the event.

Good luck! We’ll choose a winner on Friday and email you on Monday (AFTER Mom Prom! HA!)

 

Giveaway: Win tickets to hear Duck Dynasty star Missy Robertson speak!

BCA - Growing for EternityMissy Robertson of Ducky Dynasty fame will be at Bentonville Christian Academy’s fundraiser on April 25th and we’ve got FOUR tickets to give away so you can make this a double date or a fun Girls’ Night Out.

These tickets are $100 each, so this giveaway is HOT!

The event is called “A New Season” and is a fundraiser for Bentonville Christian Academy’s new kindergarten, now enrolling for fall 2014.

BCA plans to expand the school to other grade levels each year. Right now, the school offers preschool and pre-kindergarten programs for kids 3-5.

ABOUT THE EVENT: In addition to Missy Robertson as keynote speaker, dinner will be provided by some of the very best NWA restaurants: Tusk & Trotter, Table Mesa and Tavola Trattoria.

The event will be at The Lodge at Bentonville Church of Christ located at 904 N Walton Blvd in Bentonville. To buy tickets, contact Dallas Henderson at dhenderson@bentonvillechristian.org or by calling 479.616.4880. All proceeds will go to support Bentonville Christian Academy’s new kindergarten and existing pre-school.

CLICK HERE to read more about the event and Missy Robertson. CLICK HERE to buy tickets for the fundraiser if you don’t want to take any chances on getting a ticket!

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HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these four fundraiser tickets, just leave a comment telling us your favorite memory from kindergarten (since this fundraiser will help BCA’s existing pre-school and brand new kindergarten).

I (Shannon) remember feeling terribly shy the first day of kindergarten and how a little boy — who’s still my friend to this day — came up and asked if I wanted to play in the classroom kitchen. I also remember playing Duck Duck Goose and the time my teacher stapled her own finger to the wall.

You may also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning these great tickets, just share! Email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. The email is giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. The sign-up box is at the top right of this page.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

TICKET INFO: CLICK HERE to buy tickets and to find out more about the event.

Good luck!

Giveaway: 2 winners to see Fluff at Walton Arts Center!

Fluff-Web-Ad-266x375Alas, Spring Break is over. But we’ve got something to cheer you up!

We’re giving away two family packs to see the kids’ show Fluff at Walton Arts Center. TWO MAMAS will win — and each will receive four tickets!

Fluff will appear at WAC on April 13 at 2 p.m.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Fluff is a fun, simple Australian theater piece best for children ages 4-10. During the show, viewers meet the Ginghams, a family that worries about lost and discarded toys and travels the world to find them.

As each toy is introduced one by one, audiences will learn the story of how it came to be lost and its journey to a new home. After receiving a movement, a vocal sound, a piece of music and a nightlight, watch as the Gingham family safely tucks each toy back into bed.

Fluff has been acclaimed for its originality and its combination of song, movement, projection and audience participation.

With a bright set and plenty of song and dance, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. New technology and handmade toys combine throughout the show to create an original performance that children and parents alike can appreciate.

“One of the most imaginative shows for the young you will find. Highly sophisticated and great fun…the children – and the adults – loved it!” –The Advertiser (Sydney Opera House season)

“The laughs come as much from the adults in the audience as their enthralled children” –The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win one of these four-packs of Fluff tickets, just leave a comment telling us about one of your FAVORITE childhood toys. You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

Here’s a video so you can get a feel for this (hilarious!) show:

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning these great tickets, just share! Email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. The email is giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. The sign-up box is at the top right of this page.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

TICKET INFO: Click HERE or call the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600 for more info on tickets to this one-day-only performance.

Good luck!

Giveaway: Tickets to The Wizard of Oz at Walton Arts Center

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If you’re ready to follow the yellow brick road, we’ve got 4 Wizard of Oz tickets to give away!

This awesome show will be at Walton Arts Center and there will be seven performances running from Tuesday, April 1- Sunday, April 6.

  • Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 2 & Thursday, April 3 at 7pm
  • Friday, April 4 & Saturday, April 5 at 8pm
  • Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6 at 2pm

ABOUT THE SHOW: Generations of families are familiar with the cherished MGM classic, The Wizard of Oz, and now, audiences can see it live on stage. Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber reimagines the beloved film, but enhances it with computer-generated imagery and a few songs from iconic characters who had nothing but dialogue in the film. The show features all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie, as well as a few new numbers by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

totoThe North American tour of Wizard of Oz originated in Canada and has traveled from coast to coast. When the show makes a stop at Walton Arts Center, one of its principal cast members will be coming back to his home state. Dorothy’s dog, Toto, is portrayed by native Arkansas pup, Nigel — a six-year-old Cairn terrier, the same breed as the original Toto (whose name was Terry) in the 1939 film.

Nigel was rescued from the Northeast Arkansas Human Society in Jonesboro by his guardian/trainer, William Berloni, in 2008. Berloni has trained over 40 animal performers for 36 years, including the original Sandy in “Annie” and Bruiser in the stage version of “Legally Blonde.”

Additionally, this production stars Danielle Wade as Dorothy, who was chosen by the Canadian public through the reality show Over the Rainbow. This energetic production features exciting special effects, extravagant sets and intricate costumes. Content is suitable for children—all ages can truly enjoy this production.

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these 4 tickets to see the The Wizard of Oz, just click on the word “comment” below and tell us your favorite scene from the show. Is it when Dorothy first meets the Tin Man? Maybe you love the part where Glenda appears? We’re still a little scared of the flying monkeys, we have to admit.

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

Wizard of Oz, Mirvish Productions TorontoINCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning these great tickets, just share! Email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. The email is giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. The sign-up box is at the top right of this page.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

TICKET INFO: Click HERE or call the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600 for more info on tickets to the show. This is definitely a “must see” show so don’t miss it!

Good luck in the giveaway!

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