Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Please get your paperwork in!

We need to get paperwork so we can add your business or group to this blog so people know you are coming! Can't wait to see you at the Fling!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We have Vendors listed already!

We are already getting vendors signed up! Keeps watching the sidebar for more groups and businesses to be listed! It is going to be an awesome Fling!

Tell your favorite business or group to come join the FLING!

Friday, April 6, 2012

What does a Baby Spring Fling Look Like?

It looks like FUN!


Babies are there! Little and BIG ones!
Vendors come early and set up fantastic booths full of information and goodies for mamas and papas and little ones too!
There are tons of yummy treats you need to buy and take home for your family to gobble up!

Sometimes you'll see a BABYWEARER running around with a walkie talkie, making sure everything runs smoothly!
Last year, the Easter Bunny came!
This year, the MOTHER OF THE YEAR will be present!
We had prizes you could register for and lots and lots of baby carriers anyone could try on at the Fling for FREE!
We had mamas chatting with mamas about different parenting ideas or products or just making friends.
 We had awesome informational booths with fantastic displays!

 We were busy all day with new people coming in!
 More prizes! They were amazing prizes too!

Wow! The vendors has some awesome booths!


Did we tell  you there were babies there?
We had hungry babies and happy mamas there too!


At the end of the day our Babywearing Leaders (Hi, Kayla!) helped clean up... and looked AMAZING doing it!
Our vendors left with smiles on their faces. Who wouldn't be happy with all the great connections they made?

As you can see, a Baby Spring Fling looks, busy, colorful, exciting, full of mamas and babies and FUN! Come be a vendor! Make great new contacts!
Come attend the fling! You'll find products and services you need, gain new information and MAKE FRIENDS!



Announcing the THIRD Annual Baby Spring Fling and Holistic Parenting Fair!

May 12, 2012

Bonneville High School Commons

10 am –3 pm

Set up: 8:45



The cost of a booth will be $50 for each booth.

If you were a vendor last year you get a $10 discount.

Booth size will be: 8x6 (8 feet wide and 6 feet deep)



The cost of a sponsorship will be $100 and if you were a sponsor last year you get a $10 discount.

Sponsorship booths will be placed in the highest traffic areas and the size will be: 16x6 (16 feet wide and 6 feet deep)



If you are a not-for-profit group, please contact us. You may qualify for a reduced cost or even free booth.



Further information for booths:

1. We need all your paperwork and fees 7 days before the event.

2. You are required to provide tables, chairs and other items needed for your booth.

3. All booths must look professional and be “child friendly” as there will be many little ones in attendance.

4. We will open the school at 8:30 am for you to set up. Everyone must be fully ready for attendees by 9:45am.

5. Power is available. Please tell us if you will need it so we can place you accordingly. Please bring your own cords and tape.

6. We have approximately 100 goodie bags to hand out and we strongly urge you to give us something to put in the bags, be it coupons, business cards, brochures, anything to help people learn more about your business. We need those items for the bags 7 days before the event so we have time to stuff the bags.

7. Please help us get the word out about this event. Use your social media (blog, facebook, twitter, etc.) use the poster and fliers that we will email you in your store and tell everyone you talk to about this event. We will have a huge event if we get the word out.

8. We are going to be selective as to what booths (and how many similar type booths) we have. So, if you want a booth, we suggest contacting us quickly as it will be a first come first serve situation. Email us at IdahoBabywearers@gmail.com or call Kimber at 745-6007 to reserve your booth immediately.



Remember first and foremost that our goal in this event is EDUCATION. Having said that, we feel that businesses and groups that are friendly to more natural parenting methods will suit this event best. We are strong advocates of breastfeeding anywhere a baby is hungry so know you will see nursing mothers and we expect at the very least kindness and respect shown to them (and if you want to cheer them on, we'd really love that!).



We will also have a Mothers’ Day event. We are still working on the details, but it will be fun, free and another reason for people to get to our event, check our vendors out and have a great time!





Questions? Contact Kimber

Thursday, April 21, 2011

We've planned your Saturday activities for you!

We are so excited about the activities at the FLING!

Not just because we get to win prizes and shop 'til we drop... but we can bring the kids and know they will have a fantastic time too!

First off, of course, the EGG HUNT. 12:30pm.
Candy! Running! Bunnies! FREE!

But, we have more than just an egg hunt to keep your kids boredom-free this weekend.

IF Training Center is coming to the FLING and they are bringing mats for your kids to try some tumbling moves on! They will demonstrate some of the niftier skills they teach and (with parental supervison) they will help your kids try a few things too! What a hoot!

Our Earth Day events will be great too! Paper crafts for the kids to enjoy, potting some plants and a groovy scavenger hunt with PRIZES just for the kids! When is the last time you spent an afternoon having a family time? Too long! Come scavenger hunt as a family!

(Once you are done having a blast at the FLING make sure to hustle on over to the Earth Day event at Tauphaus Park and double the fun!)

So, what are YOU doing with YOUR FAMILY Saturday?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Vendor Question #4: Selection of booths

We are working hard to protect each business this year.

Some of the things we will do to help your business:

  • We are going on a first come first serve basis. If you pay for a booth first you are in line ahead of other businesses like you which helps because...
  • We are limiting the number of booths that sell the same products/services. We will hold that number to 3 or 4 of each genre (ie. you sell bows, only 2 or 3 other businesses will sell bows also. At MOST.)
  • If you are a brand specific business (ie Pampered Chef), we will only accept ONE of each brand.
  • We will let you share a booth with another business, but YOU have to get that sorted out and let us know so we can approve each business.
Remember, a key way to get a lot of people to this event is to tell vendors to get booths and to tell everyone you know about the Fling! Use your Facebook, Blogs, Website, email and Twitter along with good ol' fashioned WORD OF MOUTH! The more booths we have, the more people hear about the Fling. That means a lot more people get to find out what you have to offer them!

Feel free to email or call us with any questions on this and remember, first come first serve!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vendor Question #3: Cost of a booth or sponsorship and booth information

The cost of a booth will be $50 for each booth. If you were a vendor last year you get a $10 discount.
Booth size will be: 8x6 (8 feet wide and 6 feet deep)

The cost of a sponsorship will be $100 and if you were a sponsor last year you get a $10 discount.
Sponsorship booths will be places in the highest traffic areas and the size will be: 16x6 (16 feet wide and 6 feet deep)

If you are a non-profit or educational group please contact us. You may qualify for a reduced cost or even free booth. (Email us HERE)


Further information for booths:

1. We need all your paperwork and fees 7 days before the Fling.

2. You are required to provide tables, chairs and other items needed for your booth.

3. All booths must look professional and be "child friendly" as there will be many little ones in attendance.

4. We will open the school at 8:30 am for you to set up. Everyone must be fully ready for attendees by 9:45am.
5. Power will be provided for you. Please bring tape  and cords for anything that needs power and please tell us if you need power so we can place you accordingly.
6. When you arrive on the day of the Fling, please drop the candy and eggs off when you check in. We are only requiring 1 bag from each vendor, but we won't refuse more than that.  And remember, the larger the bag, the better. We anticipate a large group of kids at the egg hunt and we do not want to run out of candy please.  We want this to go off well in order to gain a good reputation so we can have even more successful events in the future!

 7. We strongly urge you to provide a door prize for the egg hunt. It can be geared towards kids or adults or you can do one of each. It doesn't need to be huge, but the more door prizes we have, the more people we will get in the building after the hunt.
8. We have approximately 100 goodie bags to hand out and we strongly urge you to give us something to put in the bags, be it coupons, business cards, brochures... anything to help people learn more about your business. We need those items for the bags 7 days before the event so we have time to stuff bags.

9. Please help get the word out about this event. Use your social media (blog, facebook, twitter etc), use the poster and fliers that we will email you in your stores and tell everyone you talk to about this event. We will have a huge event if we all get the word out.

10. We are going to be selective as to what booths (and how many similar type booths) we have. So, if you want a booth, we suggest contacting us quickly as it will be a first come first serve situation. Email us at IdahoBabywearers@gmail.com or call Angela at 745-1497  to reserve your booth immediately.


***One last note: We can lead a horse to water, but we can't make them buy anything from you. We will do our best to get as many people to this event as possible and with your help in getting the word out, we forsee a huge event. But our focus is education, not sales so let us know how to help you, but realize we can't make people purchase things. However, if you utilize the ways we have listed (and will continue to list as we think of them) to attract people to your booth be believe you will see the benefits long after the Fling is over.***