Angela from Hippo Hooray for Second Grade and Jessica from Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten, along with Paige from Our Elementary Lives, Amber from Mrs. Unger's Unbelievable Elementary Experiences, Brian from Wise Guys: Creativity for the Modern Classroom and Meg from The Teacher Studio hosted the third annual meet up for midwest bloggers and TpT authors.
The planning committee in front of our photo booth.
Left to right, Brian, Amber, Paige, Jessica, Meg & AngelaCrystal Room at Buffalo Phil's Pizza & Grille. With plenty of space and a great group of bloggers/TpTers, this meet up was the best one yet! We got to reconnect with everyone we have met at the last meet ups and we got to collaborate in sessions to improve our businesses. With over 35 participants, there were many familiar faces and some new faces as well.
Here's the awesome banner with the Platinum Sponsors:
Here's a little recap of our awesome day! We started the morning with a mimosa bar and a meet and greet! We got to say hi to our friends and introduce ourselves to people we hadn't met yet.
Here's the welcome table.
And the welcome committee!
The swag bags included gifts from The Essential Teacher, A Perfect Blend, Seat Sack, Teachers pay Teachers, Whimsy Clips, The Sparkle Bazaar, A+ Images, Planbook, Kindergarten Rocks, Our Elementary Lives, The Teacher Studio, Smartphone Marketing School, and ABCs with Mrs. B.
Here are some people crafting.
Table #1 of giveaways.
Table #2 of giveaways.
Let the meet up begin!
In between sessions, we got to eat lunch and enjoyed more time to connect and socialize. And can I just say, the food was delicious. That potato soup with bacon was seriously fabulous, am I right? The service and hospitality from Buffalo Phil's was also wonderful!
Take a look at the center pieces made by Amber. She did a great job with the decorations. And thanks to her mom for having all the snowflake decor!
At the end of the day, the giveaways were announced. We each had 5 tickets with our names on them and we could put them in any giveaway bag we wanted. Then names were chosen and giveaways were announced.
Here are the winners:
Here's the whole group.
Again, we loved hosting this annual event and cannot wait to see everyone again. We hope to see you next year!