Go Columbia May 6: Mommy Foodie Fair on the menu

05/06/2014 12:00 AM

05/05/2014 10:25 PM

Dad has bedtime duty tonight. It’s a Moms Night Out on a national scale.

Columbia SC Moms Blog will host a Mommy Foodie Fair Tuesday, May 6, at The Flying Saucer in downtown Columbia. Fifteen other City Moms Blog sites across the country will also host Mommy Foodie Fairs in their towns. The moms’ night out events include food, cocktails, giveaways and swag bags.

The Columbia event includes mocktail demonstrations and creations by Amoretti, Harvest Snapea and lentil tastings, sugar-free cookie samplings by Koochikoo, Bites by Beanfields Snacks, oil and vinegar samplings by The Classy Cruet and tastings of NewTree products.

In addition, professional photographers, makeup consultants and massage therapists will be on hand for some pampering.

“We are a collaborative blog written by 14 moms in the Columbia area from all different walks of life – working moms, stay at home moms, mothers of newborns/toddlers/teenagers/tweens, with different interests and perspectives on motherhood,” said Tiffany Nettles, the founder of the Columbia site, citymomsblog.com/columbiasc.

“Our hope is that moms who attend will have the opportunity to meet other moms in our area, network, and be united together in this annual extravaganza,” Nettles said. “It’s easy to get wrapped up in motherhood and our day-to-day lives. This is a night just for mom to relax, getting dressed up a little and be herself.”

The city Moms Blog Network is a nationwide network of community blogs that aim to connect mothers and share local information. The Mommy Foodie Fair events are hosted in partnership with Dishcrawl, a website that manages and promotes culinary events.

Admission for the Columbia event is $30, plus a cash bar during cocktail hour. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Flying Saucer, 913 Senate St. For more information, call (803) 260-1460.

Bridget Winston, Special to The State

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