Blogger Bash — A Party of a Conference

by Janice


5 Minutes for Mom is proud to be a blog ambassador for Blogger Bash and Sweet Suite, 2014, for which we have been provided passes and compensated. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.

If parties and networking are your favorite parts of a conference, then Blogger Bash is your dream blogging conference!

Created by Laurie Schacht (Toy Insider, the Big Toy Book), Joey Fortman (Real Mom Media), and Charlene DeLoach (Charlene Chronicles), Blogger Bash is a new concept for bloggers and brands, inspired by the success of their annual Sweet Suite event.

The first Blogger Bash will hit New York City, July 17 and 18, and will feature 10 themed parties over the course of two days.

Blogger Bash is almost completely sold out with more than 400 bloggers and members of the media and over 100 brands scheduled to attend this innovative event.

All of the parties are taking place at Location 05, 509 West 34th Street 2nd Fl., New York NY — “a hip, chic space that will allow bloggers to mingle, interact with brands, and have fun in an exciting environment.”

The goal of Blogger Bash is to allow digital influencers and other members of the media a chance to meet and network with toy, tech, baby, fashion, and food companies, ensuring ample time for conversations and hands-on product demos. Sponsors will provide members of the media with samples and necessary information for upcoming holiday gift guides and/or trend stories.

“This event is unlike anything else. We’ve seen how people respond to interacting in a relaxed, informal environment like Sweet Suite, and we wanted to expand that reach to include lifestyle brands people know and love,” says Toy Insider Mom and co-host of Blogger Bash Laurie Schacht. “This event will allow bloggers, press, and brands to establish lasting connections.”

The Fifth Annual Sweet Suite


Sweet Suite is both the inspiration behind Blogger Bash AND the headlining event…

The Big Toy Book’s fifth annual Sweet Suite event happening July 17, at the chic Location 05 in New York City, during Blogger Bash, 2014.

Sweet Suite offers top digital influencers and bloggers nationwide a chance to meet face-to-face with the biggest companies in the toy industry during “the biggest night of play.”

Featuring the upcoming holiday season’s hottest toys, media, bloggers, and brands mingle and play, while talking business and toys.

This year’s Sweet Suite sponsors will show off hot new items such as McFarlane Toys’ Walking Dead construction line, Activision’s brand new Skylanders Trap Team, LeapFrog’s LeapBan, new never-before-seen Disney Infinity figures and brand new kids’ tablets from VTech and Techno Source.

And it wouldn’t be “sweet” without treats from from Bazooka, martinis from Lemonhead, and wine from Zipz Premier Wine.

Sweet Suite gets digital influencers ready for their upcoming holiday coverage in style!

“We could not be more excited about this year’s Sweet Suite,” says Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom and founder of Sweet Suite and Blogger Bash. “It’s set to be our biggest and best event yet—with more debuts, more toys, more bloggers, and more sweet swag than ever before. We are thrilled to give our guests the very first look at many of these products, and an opportunity to preview all of our sponsors’ exciting new holiday lines.”

Are You Coming to Blogger Bash, 2014?

I will be heading to New York for Blogger Bash, July 17-18 — and I would love to see you! Let me know if you are planning to attend and make sure you say hi! (You will probably see me behind my camera, clicking away.)

And if you are WISHING you could come — HURRY and let me know! I have one ticket left to give away, but only until tickets are sold out. There are only about 25 tickets left at this point. So send me a message FAST on Facebook and I will try to get you in. You can find me on my personal page on Facebook.

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. 5 Minutes for Mom is proud to be a blog ambassador for Blogger Bash and Sweet Suite, 2014, for which we have been provided passes and compensated. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist July 4, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Sounds like fun. I would love to go!


2 Susan July 4, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Thanks Lisa, since you’re first, you win. I’ve Facebook messaged you!


3 Jennifer Powell July 4, 2014 at 10:42 pm

I happen to be in NYC at that time for an epic trip of a lifetime! Would love to join in on the bash of the year with some of my fave peeps! I’m IN like Flynn!


4 Susan July 5, 2014 at 4:16 am

Great news Jennifer… we got you a ticket too!!! I’ve emailed you details.


5 georgette gilmore July 5, 2014 at 8:26 am

I’m attending and really looking forward to it!


6 Nolie July 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Sounds like an awesome event. Hopefully it repeats next year and I can go.


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