Boo! We are beyond thrilled to partner with Lakeside Shopping Center for a second year to bring New Orleans a family-friendly, indoor Halloween event on October 14, 2018! We’ll be partnering with St. Martin’s Episcopal School to eat, drink, shop and trick-or-treat the morning away. Put your kids in their favorite Halloween costume (adults are welcome to participate in the costume fun as well) and get ready for a family-friendly morning event with lots of fun at Lakeside Shopping Center.
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Who :: all New Orleans area moms, dads and kids
When :: Sunday, October 14 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Ticket Sale Date :: TBD
***There will be general admission tickets and VIP tickets (more info to come). Tickets are all inclusive and grant access to unlimited food, beverage and sweets for 3 hours, as well as all advertised activities. You do NOT need cash unless you want to shop (and we hope you do!)***
Presenting Title Sponsors :: Snack, Sip and Shop
Our Halloween Snack, Sip and Shop simply wouldn’t be possible without these partners. We are grateful to Lakeside Shopping Center and St. Martin’s Episcopal School for their assistance in planning every detail of the event.
Located in the New Orleans Metro area, Lakeside Shopping Center is a shopping destination with over 120 stores including Dillard's, JCPenney and Macy's. This Fall experience our newest additions including: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Express, J.Jill, Free People, a newly renovated M.A.C Cosmetics and in 2018 Zara will open its doors. Enjoy dining at Bravo!, Cafe Du Monde, Red Lobster, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Sucre, The Cheesecake Factory and fast and delicious options at our Food Court.Founded in 1947, St. Martin’s is a coeducational, independent school that provides students from 8 weeks to grade 12 with a college preparatory education focused on development of the whole person. Students and faculty embrace the school’s motto, “Faith, Scholarship, and Service.” Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
VIP Ticket Sponsors :: Snack, Sip and Shop
Who doesn’t love to be treated like a VIP? More details to come but we will have a very LIMITED number of VIP tickets available for purchase. These tickets usually sell out fast!
Table Sponsors :: Snack, Sip and Shop
At the event, you can expect interactive activities and kid-friendly games from a variety of local New Orleans businesses. Included with admission to the event is full access to trick-or-treating (though we are doing our best to focus the goodies on healthy snacks and trinkets as opposed to candy) and lots of family-friendly fun with the below event partners.
Children’s Hospital is a 247-bed, not-for-profit pediatric medical center offering a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.DiscoveryFEST Enrichment Program aims to make the hours of a child’s day rich with play, learning, and discovery through afterschool enrichment, recess, and camp programs. As of December 2016, we are pleased to collaborate with eleven New Orleans area schools, twenty-three community partners, and serve over 2,500 youth (ages 5-12). DiscoveryFEST, therefore, aims to help families, schools, and other community stakeholders erase these barriers to quality enrichment. Drawing on New Orleans celebrated culture where festivals are multi-day events that bring countless individuals together to experience food, music, culture, and more, DiscoveryFEST works to provide access to enrichment programs to all, regardless of financial circumstance, so youth can possess a base for healthier future outcomes and opportunities, stimulate lifelong learning, and gain opportunities to increase social-emotional development.Located in the New Orleans Metro area, Lakeside Shopping Center is a shopping destination with over 120 stores including Dillard's, JCPenney and Macy's. This Fall experience our newest additions including: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Express, J.Jill, Free People, a newly renovated M.A.C Cosmetics and in 2018 Zara will open its doors. Enjoy dining at Bravo!, Cafe Du Monde, Red Lobster, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Sucre, The Cheesecake Factory and fast and delicious options at our Food Court.Let's pARTy NOLA specializes in custom Invitations, personalized gift tags, handmade birthday supplies and gifts from New Orleans Louisiana. They also offer Paint/Art parties for the NOLA metro area!Since 1946, Metairie Small Animal Hospital has helped to strengthen and lengthen the lives of animals, thereby bettering the lives of their human companions. From our humble beginnings of one visionary veterinarian and his brother wanting residents of New Orleans to have access to ethical, educated and reliable veterinary care, we have grown into one of the largest and most respected animal hospital networks in Louisiana. This includes our highly experienced veterinarian team of 15 full time doctors, and over 90 veterinary care support staff.Founded in 1852, Touro Infirmary is New Orleans' only community based, not-for-profit, faith-based hospital. For 165 years, Touro has been in the vanguard of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans' most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary stands for stability. Tens of thousands of babies have been born here, and we've treated more than a million people. Our modern facilities utilize the latest technology. Touro is known for its quality and excellence.
Lakeside Shopping Center Partners :: Snack, Sip and Shop
The below stores located within Lakeside Shopping Center are opening early, providing in store experiences (exclusive to event ticket holders), passing out fun swag and/or providing other discounts and incentives to stop by. We hope you will make the most of each of these valued partners and see what they have to offer!
Food Sponsors :: Snack, Sip and Shop
Tickets to the Snack, Sip and Shop include unlimited access to food and beverage courtesy of the below New Orleans area restaurants.
Swag Sponsors :: Snack, Sip and Shop
Bring your biggest trick-or-treat bags! At this event we will have lots of full-sized swag for your littles to gather!
Giveaway Sponsors :: Snack, Sip and Shop
As always, our Halloween event will have a charity of choice. In exchange for bringing items for ‘WEEN DREAM, you can earn tickets to enter to win the following amazing giveaways.
Photography Sponsors :: Snack, Sip and Shop
At each event, we have some fantastic photography sponsors that join us to capture all of the fun! We will make sure to post albums on Facebook after the event and we encourage you to tag your friends.
Program Sponsors :: Snack, Sip and Shop
All New Orleans Moms Blog events have professionally designed and printed programs to help you navigate the fun that is organized, remember the brands that you loved and also score some awesome deals. We appreciate our program sponsors for helping to produce our family-friendly events in New Orleans!
Charity of Choice
If you have been to our events before, you know that we always choose a charity to highlight. We think it is especially necessary to show our children the importance of giving back to their community. We have chosen ‘WEEN DREAM, which is an all-volunteer, New Orleans based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives free Halloween costumes to children in need, including those with serious medical conditions or special needs, kids living at shelters or in poverty, and kids who have experienced a recent natural disaster.
You can help ‘WEEN DREAM year round by donating or volunteering, and during Halloween season by purchasing a costume for one of our “Pumpkin Patch” kids (who need a new costume for medical or other reasons). year round by donating or volunteering, and during Halloween season by purchasing a costume for one of our “Pumpkin Patch” kids (who need a new costume for medical or other reasons).
Here are a few more tips for donating:
- We Really Need: children’s Halloween costumes, tutus in all sizes and colors, dance recital costumes, superhero capes, tiaras, and 2-gallon or larger Ziploc bags (every costume we give to a child goes out in one of these bags!).
- We Currently Do Not Need: clothes, shoes, adult costumes, gloves, face paint, wigs, tights, masks, beads, jewelry, t-shirts, costumes for other holidays (like St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, or Christmas), trick-or-treat bags/pails, clothing hangers, or Halloween decorations.
WEEN DREAM accepts gently used or new children’s costumes. We ask that gently used costumes be washed and in good condition. Costumes may be donated in their original packaging, a Ziploc bag, or any other box or bag that works. All children’s and youth sizes are welcome, but this year we are especially in need of Girls’ costumes sizes 4 through 12.