2015 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash was a Smash!

Earlier this month I attended New York City’s largest annual family charity event: Baby Buggy’s Bedtime Bash. It was a perfectly cool and sunny spring afternoon for the carnival-themed gathering, which raised a record $535,000 to benefit families in need across the country!

I was honored to serve on the host committee alongside Jessica Seinfeld, who founded the charity in 2001. New York Times Bestselling author, co-host of ABC’s hit lifestyle series “The Chew” and Mom-to-be Daphne Oz, as well as Rachel Blumenthal, Founder and CEO of one of my favorite sites, Cricket’s Circle, were also on the host committee and both wore denim from A Pea in the Pod!

As a brand focused on dressing moms-to- be, we brainstormed over what activities to host in our booth that would be fun for the whole family, and I am proud to say ours were a hit with parents and children alike! Attendees were able to get a hand-drawn fashion sketch of themselves done by an illustrator to take home, as well as make their own sketches, taking a turn as a designer. Guests were also treated to mini-manicures, courtesy of one of our newest safe-for-mom-to-be skincare brands, Nine Naturals. Check out a few of my favorite photos from the day below!

If you want to support Baby Buggy and its national network of families, you can purchase one of our super soft and super cute Jessica Simpson Maternity Soul Mate tees. For more information about Baby Buggy, visit www.babybuggy.org. –Olivia

attends the 2015 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash hosted by Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld and sponsored by Destination Maternity at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink Central Park on June 3, 2015 in New York City.Jessica Seinfeld and I. Photo: Jaime McCarthy/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Event Host Jerry Seinfeld and Baby Buggy Founder, Event Host Jessica Seinfeld attends the 2015 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash hosted by Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld and sponsored by Destination Maternity at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink Central Park on June 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)Event hosts Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld. Photo: Brian Bedder/Getty Images for Baby BuggyNEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Daphne Oz attends the 2015 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash hosted by Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld and sponsored by Destination Maternity at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink Central Park on June 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)Daphne Oz attends wearing Genetic Jeans from A Pea in the Pod. Photo: Brian Bedder/Getty Images for Baby Buggy
475769640.283602557Destination Maternity’s booth featuring Nine Naturals. Photo: Jaime McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby BuggyNEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: A general view of atmosphere at the 2015 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash hosted by Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld and sponsored by Destination Maternity at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink Central Park on June 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)We had an amazing artist at our booth doing fashion illustrations for the kids! Photo: Jaime McCarthy by Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: The 2015 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash hosted by Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld and sponsored by Destination Maternity at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink Central Park on June 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)Mini mani’s courtesy of Nine Naturals. Photo: Jaime McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby Buggy
475789816.283614341Designer Stacey Bendet and Cricket Circle Founder Rachel Blumenthal wearing Paige Jeans from A Pea in the Pod. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Baby Buggy475932164.283813926The Host Committee of the 2015 Bedtime Bash. Photo: Getty Images

Support Baby Buggy + Families in Need

JessicaSimpsonMaternity_Soul_Mates_TeeWe’ve teamed up with Jessica Simpson and Baby Buggy® to launch an exclusive tee-shirt for the Jessica Simpson Maternity collection at our Destination Maternity® stores. In celebration of Mothers Day, five dollars of every tee shirt sold, up to $50,000,  will be donated directly to the nonprofit organization Baby Buggy, which provides families in need with essential gear, clothing, and educational services for infants and children up to age 14 across the country.

“Being a mom is the most meaningful life experience I have ever had.  I share a common need with all mothers – to make life as happy and comfortable as possible for my kids,” says Jessica Simpson.  “Baby Buggy is an incredible organization that helps so many mothers fulfill that need.  I am honored to have created this adorable tee to help support Baby Buggy and all of the moms out there who are working hard to be the best they can be for their kids.”

“We are extremely thankful for the continued support of Jessica Simpson and are excited to embark on a new partnership with Destination Maternity to raise even more awareness about our work,” says Baby Buggy Founder Jessica Seinfeld. “The funds raised will greatly help our organization’s efforts to support parents across the country as they work to raise their families in a safe and healthy environment.”

The super soft, heather grey tee shirt is adorable and is currently available online and in our Destination Maternity and Motherhood Maternity stores. If you purchase the tee we encourage you to help raise even more awareness for Baby Buggy and its network of moms and their families nationwide by sharing across social media using the hashtag #JSxBabyBuggy. -Olivia

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