Last year I was so bummed when I learned that The Big Toy Book's #SweetSuite wasn't going to happen around the same time as BlogHer and that it had become it's own event. I was truly disappointed as I had already purchased by ticket to BlogHer and couldn't swing an additional conference ticket and cross-country airfare that wasn't budged for. Frankly, events like the #SweetSuite were one of the only reasons I attended that conference—for the networking and parties, because the educational component has been a waste of money and time since the first one I attended.
So as soon as BloggerBash announced its 2015 date, I grabbed my VIP ticket and couldn't wait to attend. I knew it was going to be awesome. And it was. I can't wait until 2016 is announced and I can grab my next VIP ticket. If you are an influencer with any interest in toys, games, children's items, etc., BloggerBash is the event you need to attend. My summer vacation in New York was planned around this event, and I'm looking forward to a repeat for next summer's NYC extravaganza.
BloggerBash 2015 Rocked
How to describe BloggerBash 2015. Can I pick one word? Awesome isn’t even a good enough descriptor. BloggerBash 2015 rocked. I can’t wait until 2016. It was that astounding.
Starting with the VIP Cocktail Party with Delta Children with the great rooftop views and food, there were so many great moments:
- Care Bears #ShareYourCare Brunch
- #PeanutsMovie Lunch
- #DisneyInfinity Brunch
- Baby Palooza
- The Expo and Rite-Aid Recharge Lounge
- Canadian Lentils Carnival Closing Party
It was so nice to see sponsors who were engaged online and interested in chatting at the SweetSuite and Expo. I can’t believe how quickly some of them have started following up, too! It's refreshing to see sponsors that are engaged, interested, and knowledgeable.
The food was fantastic across the board. And as a wine girl, I love a mimosa at 9 a.m. Keep that coming, BloggerBash!
The whole 2+ days just rocked. I’m so excited for next year! I’m looking forward to getting my VIP ticket and seeing who the sponsors are!
I loved seeing so many friends that I have met through blogging at BloggerBash as well at loved being able to meet new people. There were so many great content surprises at the brunches and lunch, too.
Minor Suggestions for Another Year
Honestly, for the whole conference, I only have two minor complaints.
One would be the transportation snafu with our Blue Man Group experience. The show got out on time as scheduled, but then there was a surprise Q&A (which was nice), but there was no ride for us to get back to use our VIP admittance to SweetSuite. So four of us hopped a cab, but it took forever to get a cab in that section of town. We basically missed the whole VIP hour of SweetSuite.
The other would be the fact that the Expo closed up early. I spent part of Friday at a campaign event (one of the other reasons I was in the city, as campaigns are what pay the bills), and came back for the closing party and end of the expo. When I got back at 530 all of the sponsors were packed up and basically gone. A few tables had reps straggling, but the booths were gone. The Expo was scheduled until 6, the reps should be there until 6 and the booths open until 6.