As promised, here is what happened at the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Pregnancy and Baby Fair – Sunday 6th June 2010.
This was a first for Baby Not Included and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It took a lot of umming and ahhing before deciding on how much stock and which stock to take with us. In the end we opted for the ‘as much as we could fit in the car’ option.
With everything labelled and priced accordingly we set about setting the stand up. As we booked the event at short notice we didn’t have the big free standing posters, but we did have a banner and I was quite pleased with the final outcome.
My 11 year old son was insisting on being the only person to serve customers and gave himself the title of ‘Assistant Sales Person’ and I was only too happy for him to take this role. Here’s a pic of me and my stand.
I had a chance to have a nosy around the other stands and met some lovely stallholders. There was a lady selling pre-packed hospital bags and other great essentials for pregnancy and labour, there was a stall with gorgeous handmade bunting in an array of designs, and loads of other stalls where you could find out about homeopathic therapy for pregnancy, labour and beyond, inflatable home birthing pools and lots of demonstrations and things to do with baby and toddler. I was even approached by a lady making her own range of baby clothing. Being pregnant myself made this an overall more relaxed experience, once the doors had opened and the first of customers came over for a browse.
There was one stall in particular that caught the eye of my ‘Assistant Sales Person’, and that was the Cupcake Stall. It was amazing (I should have taken a picture). They had an array of cupcakes in different colours, some with glitter, some with flakes sticking out to make them look like icecreams. Each cake came in its own little pot with a sugar paper sticker on the top. The idea being that once you’ve finished your cupcake you turn it into a plant pot and within the sugar paper sticker there are seeds embedded. My son went back and forth so often that she gave him a free one.
Overall it was a great day, and an easy step into the world of Events. Would I do it again? Definitely.