Two weeks ago I attended a bash. A bash on a boat. A fabulously dandy NYC party on a boat and it was amazing. I’ll admit that I struggled with the swaying of the boat. Keep in mind that we are a boating family but I’ve never before been on a cruise. I’m used to the open air type of boating where you can see water. Being inside a large ship while it swayed and not constantly looking out the widows was hard on the equilibrium system. But despite all of that it was a great experience. How could it not be? I was there with friends. I met new friends. I connected with brands. It’s called Blogger Bash and it’s basically my favorite blog conference ever!
NYC Party on a Boat
The bash started with meeting up with friends and grabbing some brunch with a Carebear. That was actually off the boat at an event space near the Pier.
From there we took a ride on The Ride NYC.
If you’ve never before been on this ride it’s definitely one to go on! You get to see NYC through the side widows of this enormous bus. All while enjoying the comforts of cushy seats and air conditioning. As you tour the city you are literally met with entertainment in the street. So much talent and so many laughs. This video speaks for itself.
Did you catch the part where the skateboarder had an impromptu moment???
The closing party was more fun with friends. A NYC party on a boat! We toured the city from the water and it was amazing.
Group photo cred. goes to A Half Dozen Life.
Now I know what you must be thinking… This Blogger Bash is just all about bloggers having a party? Nope. Not at all. Sure we have fun and gather together with our friends BUT Blogger Bash is so much more than that.
Every meal (lunch/brunch) is an opportunity to learn about a brand and a good cause associated with that brand. There are keynote speakers and more! Then bloggers get to connect with all of the brands during the Sweet Suite. New toys are often announced at this ‘biggest night of play’.
And the moment you have all been waiting for since my Jakks teaser posting?
I got a first hand look weeks ahead of time when this cuteness arrived on my doorstep but Gift ‘Ems only recently premiered during Sweet Suite. Let me tell you… These are going to be a hot holiday item for the little gals to collect!
There are so many brands to behold at both Sweet Suite and the Blogger BashExpo:
Just a few of my favorites!
Now just because you didn’t attend the NYC party on a boat doesn’t mean you can’t be in on the fun. Here’s a GIVEAWAY just for you to enter to win! Myself and 10 other bloggers are hosting a giveaway where THREE winners will receive a prize pack from either JAKKS Pacific, VTech, or Skylanders.
(One prize pack per winner and will be assigned based on winning entries.) Further details below and entry in the giveaway widget.
Only 18+ can enter & US only
Giveaway open for entries July 27th and will end on August 10th at midnight EST.
Enter via giveaway widget below.
Disclosure: I attended Blogger Bash 2016 as an Acorn Ambassador. Products from Jakks Brand were sent to me to use and test at no cost, my thoughts and opinions are my own.