Written and photographed 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 were provided passes and compensated. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.

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It was sweet indeed.

Yes, the Big Toy Book’s fifth annual Sweet Suite event did not disappoint, treating bloggers to a sweetastic time on July 17, at the chic Location 05 in New York City, during the first ever Blogger Bash.

If you are not familiar with Sweet Suite and you are wondering what exactly it is — Sweet Suite is an event hosted by Laurie Schacht (Toy Insider, The Big Toy Book), Joey Fortman (Real Mom Media), and Charlene DeLoach (Charlene Chronicles) that 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.”

The party features the upcoming holiday season’s hottest toys and gives media, bloggers, and brands time to mingle, network, and of course, play.

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

While bloggers made their way through the maze of booths and toys, they indulged in treats from Bazooka, martinis from Lemonhead, and wine from Zipz Premier Wine.

Yes… I mentioned there were a TON OF TOYS…

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And at the end of the night, bloggers had the chance to unwind and enjoy a party hosted by Angry Birds Stella. A perfect, pink ending to the day.

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It was as fun and toy-crazy as it looks! You can see more of my Blogger Bash photos on Flickr.

And here is a complete list of all the Sweet Suite 2014 sponsors:

On behalf of all the attendees (and our lucky kids!) may I offer a HUGE thank you to the #SweetSuite14 sponsors…

Activision
Angelcare
Angry Birds Stella
B Kids
Bananagrams
Blip Toys
Boogie Board
Disney Infinity
Elf Magic
Fisher-Price
GoldieBlox
Green Toys
Hasbro
Hexbug
Jazwares
Just Play
Just Pretend Kids
Kidz Bop
Kurio
LEGO
McFarlane Toys
Mega Bloks
MGA
Moose Toys
Ohio Art
Play Visions
Playmates
Pulse Safe Start
Razor
School Zone
Smart Toys & Games
Spin Master
Tech 4 Kids
Telebrands
Thames & Kosmos
The Beatrix Girls
Tiggly
TOMY
Uncle Milton
VTech
Wicked Cool Toys
WowWee



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 anne August 7, 2014 at 10:52 am

Impressive and great ideas.

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2 @sweetmatcha August 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm

This looks so much fun! I wish I could have attended!

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3 meagan bs August 8, 2014 at 10:50 am

that looks so awesome and fun, such cool products!

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4 Rebecca Parsons August 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

That is so cool to be involved in products that are coming out. Looks like a lot of great new toys!

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5 vickie couturier August 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm

oh wow,those are some awesome toys and products

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6 Sunnymay August 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

What a great wonderful idea to have all those vendors in one spot. It’s like eye candy for toys. Being able to put your hands on the toys means that you can check the quality and sturdiness to see how it will hold up for gifts and your own kids enjoyment.

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7 anne hill August 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

looks like you guys are having a blast!

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8 Stacey b August 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm

That looks like so much fun! My kids would be in heaven

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9 heather August 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Wow these are great the kids would love to have these.

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10 Angela Saver August 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Looks like it was a lot of fun! I’m sure it was cool to see all the new products too!

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11 Caitlin McClure August 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Those toys look like lots of fun!

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12 Tiffany DeOs August 26, 2014 at 9:10 am

Oh how fun that would have been!!!

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13 Barbara Platt August 28, 2014 at 8:35 am

wow, I am so jealous

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14 Benita August 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

This event looks like it was fun and indeed successful.

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15 Michelle Llorin August 28, 2014 at 11:53 am

Sounds like an amazing event!

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16 Jenn Crawford-Lierman August 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

That would have been such a fun time!!!

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17 Lauren U September 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Looks like so much fun. Wish I could go!

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