Christmas is 32 days away, and if you are like me, and wait until the last minute to shop for presents, you are probably panicking. Luckily, I had the opportunity to hang out in New York City with Momtrends and fellow mommy bloggers at the Momtrends Holiday Soiree (#MTHoliday).  It was there where I was immersed in what’s new and hot in holiday gifting this year.

The Momtrends Holiday Soiree presented this holiday season’s must-haves, which included everything from luxe items to beauty and fashion, toys for my mini me who tagged along with me, and even affordable DIY options.

For those of us, like myself who are into beauty, an Avon representative was present at the Momtrends Holiday Soiree providing makeovers and to showcase the brand’s holiday releases.

Photo: Momtrends
Photo: Momtrends

For the fashionistas in the house, ARMigami put on a mini fashion show, showcasing their stylish convertible wraps. This wrap can be styled in over 15 ways. It’s perfect for sprucing up any outfit at any time while enabling you to pack light.


The children were not left out at this mom-focused holiday soiree. I mean what are moms without their kids, right? American Girl Doll was on display featuring not only their dolls, but cute baking items like molds, books, and more. This was the area from where I could not keep my daughter away. She did not want to leave the American Girl Dolls. I definitely learned what Santa should consider bringing her.

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The last few holiday seasons, DIY gifts were my go-to options. I made cookies in a jar and sugar scrubs. These items would not have been complete without their personalized labels. This year, I intend on going the same route, and will use Avery’s gift tags and labels to ensure my gifts from the heart are extra special, and they also add a professional look to the packaging. However, if you are not a big DIYer, Pearhead, a company that produces personalized gifts like ornaments, holiday wall frames, and even santa’s cookie set.


Mailing holiday cards this year will be made easy, especially when using Mabel’s Labels holiday address labels.

If you are planning a holiday gathering remember that no holiday function is complete without beautiful décor and fresh flowers. Teleflora had some of the most beautiful floral arrangements on display. The beautifully designed tablescape featuring silver pieces by Nambé provided inspiration for holiday dinner table decorating. I fell in-love with the look. Nambé also showcased stunning silver jewelry pieces, which can be purchased at Macy’s.


Let’s not forget the beverages. Holiday party guests can quench their thirst with wine from noble vines, LaCroix sparkling waters, or even an ice-cold Arizona Iced Tea.

Photo: Momtrends
Photo: Momtrends

The #MTHoliday event was a blast! What’s even better is that it made me feel a lot less panicky about this upcoming holiday season and holiday shopping.  This next month  will not seem so bad with the many holiday gifting ideas showcased at the Momtrends Holiday Soiree.

A huge ‘Thank You’ goes out to the sponsors of the 6th annual #MTHoliday event!


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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.

  • Jonna

    This looks like an amazing event. Fun for the moms and the kids – it’s a win-win!

  • This look like a really cute event. I am not a mom yet but great that these brands made a fun event to cater to families! Happy Holidays!

  • This looks like a really great event! If I had a girl, I would know we would be into American Girl! I love them myself!

  • J King

    What an awesome event! Tons of great activities for the kiddos, and of course, good eats! My type of outing!

  • Looks like a fun event. I love American Girl dolls, I have an original one.

  • Ra’Nesha Wilson

    Wow this sounds like a fun and event.

  • Looks like a lovely event that caters for all the family! Thank you for sharing.

  • Tiffany Heard

    I love that you can wear the wraps several different ways because it will feel like you are wearing a new accessory piece every time. I’m glad your little one found something that is of interest to her, the america dolls are cute.

  • I love holiday decorations. The nature ones are my favorite. I never heard of that wrap before but I love the different ways you ladies wore it.

  • Bree Davis

    First of all- I literally can’t believe Christmas is only that far away!! But secondly this makes me want to a host a party! I might have to suggest some of these details to my friends for our white elephant party.

    • Listen, Christmas came way too soon for me. This event made ME want to host a Christmas dinner, and I am.

  • This looks like a fun event. I love the variety of brands. My daughter is sold out for American Girl dolls. I could sway her last year, this year she ain’t having it.

    • It was fun. Mine wants American Girl Doll EVERYTHING. I can’t justify purchasing it until she shows more responsibility with taking care of her dolls.

  • The Momtrends Holiday Soiree looks like it was so much fun! My husband would love the Arizona tea! My daughters love AmericanGirl! I’ve been thinking about getting an American Girl doll for my daughters for Christmas. Everything looks so nice. I’m glad you had a great time at the event!

    • The new Arizona teas are good. I used to drink them a lot when I was younger. Are you going to get an American Girl Doll for them?

  • M Harmon Malone

    Lots of great ideas, Kim! I had never heard of Mabel’s Labels. Thanks for sharing. This will make holiday mailings so much easier. Happy shopping!

    • I didn’t hear of Mabel’s Labels until this year. I’m happy to have been able to introduce you to the brand.

  • Kemkem

    What a fun event for old and young alike! I really like the rolled up jeans worn in the picture up above and the little booties worn with it 🙂 . It’s great that they had fun things for the kids too, otherwise the adults would not have been able to enjoy themselves 😉

    • The ladies did wear cute outfits. I liked that they used bloggers in attendance as models. Nice touch.