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Mother’s Day Weekend at the LA Zoo!

This past weekend Blowfish Malibu and @blowfishmalibukids kicked off Mother’s Day weekend with an amazing lunch at the @lazoo. It was great to see everyone in person for this special event. Guests got to bring their families and enjoy a catered lunch, loads of games, and a fun activation by @athleta. Special thanks to our additional sponsors @wubbanub and @gothinkco. Make sure to check out the gift bag goodies!

We also had a caricature artist to draw family portraits and the results were amazing! Guests were then free to explore the Zoo with their families. Overall we are so happy we were able to celebrate together for such a special day.

Checkout some of the picture from the event and make sure to watch our reel for more BTS.

 

 

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The Best Spring Mommy and Me Activities

The best mommy and me activities to get you out of the house. 

I currently work part-time at Blowfish Malibu, which leaves me at home three days a week with my 10-month-old baby girl. I am always trying to find new, fun things to do to get us out of the house, which got me thinking. I’m sure there are other stay-at-home or part-time mommas who are in the same boat! So I have come up with a list of the best mommy and me activities to get you out of the house this spring.

Check it out!

Head to a local botanical garden:

I am a sucker for a good deal so Groupon is my best friend. I recently found a $30 year-long membership for two people at my local botanical garden. Sign me up! I’ve taken Baby B twice so far and both times I took her push car instead of a stroller. She was able to see, touch, and interact with the flowers and plants, which she loved! I also packed a blanket and some lunch and we had a picnic. Sweetest thing ever! We met some other local families and also a very curious squirrel. Overall, it was probably the best purchase of the year so far. Have you checked to see if you have a local botanical garden near you?

Go to the aquarium:

There are so many outdoor family activities in Southern California, but I love the idea of going to the aquarium to get out of the hot sun. We’re fortunate enough to live near the Long Beach aquarium and, while I was worried Baby B wouldn’t be old enough to engage, she loved it! She had a great time looking at all the fish and seeing the different colors and textures. Plus she loved seeing all of the other kids there too.

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Explore an indoor kid gym:

I personally haven’t tried this one yet, but have really been wanting to go to an indoor gym for kids. Again, I was worried that since she can’t walk yet it would be a waste of time. But I have friends with kids around the same age and they swear by these gyms! I’m also a bit of a germ-a-phobe, and indoor play gyms kind of scare me, but I guess I can’t shelter her from germs forever. BRB, going to check Groupon to see if any local gyms have deals.

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Visit a public library:

Our local library hosts storytime a couple of times a week and my daughter loves attending! Sometimes the local police bring in their police dogs and, let me tell you, she is a major animal lover. Even at 10 months, she will sit and listen to the story being read and then crawl off to play with toys. Because let’s be honest, other people’s toys and books are always more fun than yours at home!

Go to the Zoo:

This goes hand in hand with the aquarium, where even if your kiddo isn’t walking yet, the animals, sights, and sounds are still so interesting to them. Find some local mommas who are at home the same days as you and get a group to go together.

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Take trains:

Go anywhere local with trains! They are like magic to babies and toddlers. And if you can travel by train anywhere I highly recommend it!

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I would love to hear some of the mommy and me things you do to get out of the house with your little ones!

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BTS: Mommy & Me Brunch

Celebrating all of the beautiful mamas out there. 

Mothers all across the world deserve endless appreciation for the tireless work they do. They love, support, teach, empower, and care for their children, day in and day out. So what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day, than to shower some of our favorite local mamas with love. (And flowers! And sweets!)

For our Mommy & Me party, we recently gathered at an adorable backyard wonderland to love on all of the incredible Blowfish Malibu mothers. We teamed up with our friend Mikayla Shocks and her family to host a fabulous afternoon brunch party. The soiree was complete with a DIY flower crown bar from Walden Floral LA and a full (and delicious!) brunch menu from Dish Catering. And for extra fun, there was complimentary face painting and henna tattoos.

This party was the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, as well as introduce our Blowfish Malibu Kids line to women in the LA area!

We were so thrilled to send every little gal in attendance home with a brand new pair of shoes from Blowfish Malibu Kids. In addition, the mamas received an adorable (and super handy) Blowfish Malibu denim tote to help make their busy lives a little easier.

We loved spoiling the mamas and kids in LA, and we can’t wait for the next event!

Be sure to shop the absolutely adorable Blowfish Malibu Kids collection HERE.

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The Cutest Shoes for You and Your Little One

Like mother, like daughter. 

Every baby girl wants to be just like their mama. Dress like them. Talk like them. Wear make up like them. This “be like mama” stage is one of the cutest stages of their youth. I mean, how many times have you seen your little one standing in awe in your closet, staring at all of your clothes in adorable wonder? It’s so cute when they start playing dress up with your clothes, accessories, and shoes, strutting around the room with lovable confidence. Or perhaps your baby girl goes through your make up drawer to grab your favorite lipsticks and shadows, only to attempt make up like a full grown adult.

They want to be just like their mama. 

@mama.shocks

The loving bond between mother and daughter is like no other and should be celebrated every day. And now, you and your babe can have some fun by wearing matching kicks! Fruit is a style that we decided to bring on for both women and kids to bring you even closer together.  This shoe will bring so much joy and happiness for you and your little one(s). She will love matching her mama!

Fruit is a low-rise sneaker that features a pre-distressed upper with top-stitching, terry cloth lining, slip-on entry, decorative laces, and a decorative zipper. Plus, this shoe has an ultra-comfortable super foam insole. It’ll keep your feet super comfortable during a play day at the park, running errands together, or riding bikes. If you are looking for a particular color, Fruit in Wolf Grey is a perfect shade for spring. It’s a neutral color that pairs well with any style and color. Wear them with jeans, leggings, shorts, and or a dress and style your little one the same.

For more inspiration on how to dress it up make sure to check out our instagram page @blowfishmalibu! 

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