National Mom’s Night Out Recap

photo ©2009 Maggie Farrington

photo ©2009 Maggie Farrington

Well, the first National Mom’s Night Out, the Boone location, was a HUGE success! We had 120 moms there, along with pampering specialists with make-up, massages, fitness and more!  I had the immense pleasure of planning the event with Jen Spink, from    She is so delightful, y’all should totally go check out her blog as well!  We met in such a funny way: we knew of each other’s blogs, and had several mutual friends in the blogging world, but we didn’t know we lived around the corner from each other.  Her daughter was watching one of my videos one day, and she said, ” Mommy!  That’s my friend from school, I know her!”  Jen emailed me and the rest is history.  We are excited about doing some more awesome events in the High Country.


photo ©2009 Maggie Farrington

And this night would never have happened without Maria Bailey, and  She is always coming up with spectacular ideas to bring moms together and have a LOT of fun!

Julie Maloney, who blogs at and drove all the way from Charlotte to bring the brand new EA SPORTS Active virtual fitness program for us to try! She is one of 12 people in the country who has a copy right now, for a 30-Day Challenge, before it is released on May 19!

We also could not have  pulled off the National MNO without the staff at the Broyhill Inn! Doug and Laura reigned in Jen’s and my wild ideas and helped us focus in and deal with the details. (details, schmetails) And Bob accomodated all our tech needs, with a simulcast, projecting it on the big screen, another huge screen with the EA SPORTS Active for the Wii, and so much more!


photo ©2009 Maggie Farrington

We had two great performances at the party. The Appalachian Rhythm Cloggers gave us a great show, with dancers of all ages, and led the crowd in a dance as well.  And Laura and Doug Kaufman played their incredible music.  Laura has such a sweet voice and an even sweeter heart.  Check out her music, including her soothing Lullabies CD at her website.

The kids areas were essential to having all the guests there! We didn’t want to leave out those moms who didn’t have a babysitter, so High Country Mommies provided homemade Playdough and Coloring for the kids room, and Appalachian Party Rentals brought a bounce house to help  expend some energy! Thanks so much!

Maggie Farrington took some great photos of the night, which are on Facebook here. Visit her website to see all of her fab photography ~ she really has a way of capturing children!

Here is a video montage I put together of the night:

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  1. This night was just amazing. It was so awesome that we pulled this off and all the high country moms had such a wonderful time. This is just the beginning Sarah… we are reaching for the sky and I am so proud to call you my friend!!!

  2. I am about to cry reading your comment, Jen! You are such a treasure!

  3. Looks like that went off without a hitch! Good job!!!

  4. Sarah it looks like you girls had a great time. You did an awesome job on your video “montage” as well. You ROCK girl! I’m so proud of you and HCMS.

  5. was glad to be able to participate as well and do the playdoh and coloring for the kids room!