The theme this year is Wild Adventures and each club is supposed to come up with a t-shirt and nametag for competition. It's a way to have some fun before the event. We got together a 't-shirt' committee and a nametag committee, which of course I had to involved in both of them! We decided to do a play off of "Where the Wild Things Are" book by Maurice Sendak. We did "Where the Wild MOMS Are" it came out really cute! It was fun designing both the t-shirt and the nametags. The t-shirts we got printed professionally, but the nametags we went old school and pulled out the mod-podge and glitter and went all crafty! It was fun having excuses to get out and meet with the other moms about these items.
I also was on the Goody Bag stuffing team. Normally the host club is in charge of providing Goody Bags but this year because of a last minute snaffu the Houston area club that was going to host had to pull out. TMOM moved the convention to Austin and is having lots of clubs participate. PAMOM got the Goody Bag part. We spent a couple of months collecting donations from lots of companies for items to put in the bags. Things like toothbrushes, coupons, shampoo samples, pens, t-shirts, even a book. Our bags are pretty awesome if we do say so ourselves! A few nights ago several of us got together at Melanie's house and spread the bounty around. We then spent a couple of hours stuffing 200 of these pink bags. It was crazy! It is hard to imagine what 200 bags looks like! Yuki was planning on putting them all in the back of her SUV, but even though we literally stuffed it to the brim we only got 150 of the bags. The remaining 50 will be going with Melanie in the back of her car. We had a fun time visiting and stuffing. I hope the other clubs appreciate the hard work that went into them!
Our nametags for the competition. The line above the kids names says "Wild Things at Home"
The back of the t-shirt I designed.