BlogHer13: The Parties – #SweetSuite13

I know…. I know…. this is a little late to the game but why post when everyone else is? This way I’ve had time to think and decide what I really want to write about when it comes to my experiences at BlogHer13 and the parties.

One of the parties that I was excited to be invited to (wait… I was happy to be invited to them all really) was the Sweet Suite which was hosted by Joey Fortman (Real Mom Media), Charlene DeLoach (Charlene Chronicles), and The Big Toy Book. This party was all about the coolest toys and getting to actually check some of them out. Who wouldn’t want to attend this party?


This is my own picture. :)

Of all the parties that I went to this one had to be the best organized because they had scheduled times that you could come. This meant that there weren’t huge lines of people waiting to get in or large crowds of people inside. I think that other people should take a lesson and do something similar for their parties.

And the brands that were there… simply amazing is all I can say.


The reps that they had there took the time to explain their products, brand, and how they were working with bloggers. I loved that they were interested in actually talking to us which was a feeling that I had not gotten at other parties.

A few things that I learned…

The SpiroGraph has been brought back and it’s just as awesome as it was when I was a kid. As a matter of fact they gave us little travel SpiroGraph sets and my daughter called dibs on it as soon as she knew I had gotten one and I have yet to use it. Also, remember Fashion Plates? The rumor going around that night was that they were bringing them back! I have never seen so many excited women before. I’m pretty sure that every single one of us there had them when we were kids and couldn’t wait to get them for our daughters.

The worlds most awesome doll house was there and calling to my inner little girl like no other! I have 3 girls (11, 13, 17) and I know that even at their age this doll house would intrigue them and I bet that my 11 yr old would want it if I showed it to her. This house is HUGE! It’s called My Girls Dollhouse and it’s built and designed for 18 inch dolls (think American Girl size). You can customize the house when you order it and even get furniture for it. This… well, this will be at the top of every girls holiday wish list.

My doll house

Photo from The Big Toy Book

Seriously this picture does not do the house justice. It’s amazing!

Leap Frog has a new LeapPad coming out that is WiFi enabled which I think is pretty cool. We have one now and whenever I want to add new stuff to it or get the badges and what not from the games my son has played I have to connect it to my computer and then log in to the website. Now, it’s really not that much work but being able to do it over WiFi would be so much easier and time efficient.

There was also a rumor that Snoopy was there…. I never saw him at all.

I could go on and on about all of the great brands that were there and the fun toys that I was able to really check out but then this would be the post that never ends, it goes on and on my friends… (is the song stuck in your head now? You’re welcome).

Were you at #SweetSuite13? What was your favorite toy?

Disclosure: This post isn’t sponsored or anything like that. I just loved the party.

12 Responses to BlogHer13: The Parties – #SweetSuite13
  1. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    August 14, 2013 | 10:03 am

    I really liked the spirograph too and I’m glad they updated it to make it easier to use again!

  2. Angela
    August 14, 2013 | 10:28 am

    I didn’t attend BlogHer this year, but in previous years Sweet Suite was one of my favorite events.

  3. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville
    August 14, 2013 | 3:11 pm

    The SpiroGraph brought back memories for me, too! I saw people getting photos taken with Snoopy, but by the time I reached their table, he was gone. I was a little bummed, my daughter would have thought I was a rock star if I showed her a picture like that! :)

    It really was such a fun party, I was so glad I was able to attend.

  4. Jennifer
    August 14, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    I absolutely loved SweetSuite! One of my favorite parties and probably the one that I was most excited to be invited too…I literally squealed when the invite landed in my inbox. My favorite was Snoopy, I was lucky enough to catch him as he was walking in and got a picture. And I’m sure it was just pregnancy hormones, but I almost cried when the rep gave me a Snoopy onesie for our baby that’s coming in October (okay, that sounds weird, but Snoopy was always a pretty big deal in our house growing up and there was a Snoopy stuffed animal in my bassinet before I was even born…I still have him today). It’s the best swag I got the whole trip.

    And don’t worry – I haven’t done any of my posts on BlogHer (other than to post some pictures). You’re not late, I am. :)

  5. Shop with Me Mama
    August 14, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    One day I would LOVE to go to BlogHer! Looks and sounds like you had a blast!!!!

  6. Kerri
    August 14, 2013 | 7:37 pm

    I loved this party in NY. I wasn’t able to go to BlogHer this year but it looks like you had an awesome time!

  7. Jessica @FoundtheMarbles
    August 14, 2013 | 8:38 pm

    You hit the nail right on the head. Spirograph and Fashion Plates were two of my absolute favorite toys as a kid. Throw in Lite Brite and you’ve hit the trifecta!!

  8. Crystal @ Surviving a Teacher's Salary
    August 14, 2013 | 9:25 pm

    SweetSuite is by far my favorite event at Blogher ever year!! Spirograph comeback was definitely a top hit for me and I also LOVED the RoseArt tattoos and the VTech Jagger (HUGE) dinosaur!

  9. Brett
    August 14, 2013 | 11:32 pm

    oh, my girls would looooooooooooooooooooooove that dollhouse. we are american girl crazed in this house!!

  10. Sara @ Mom Endeavors
    August 14, 2013 | 11:49 pm

    Fun!! Haven’t been to BlogHer in a couple of years, but the parties are so fun!

  11. angie
    August 15, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    How fun! My favorite part of BLogHer is always the parties. I heard this year was especially fun!

  12. Emmy
    August 16, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    For real fashion plates coming back??? Oh I do hope so!! I loved loved those too– and I really wasn’t that girly as a kid but I still loved those!

    By the way you probably think I am flake as I haven’t emailed you about our boys post yet. I think I am finally getting settled into back to to school routine, so yes still want to do it and we will plan it here soon!!

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