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{Re-Cap} ICMB Date Night at Backpocket Brewing!

welcome2This past Sunday, we finished off the Valentine’s weekend with a bang as we hosted our very first Date Night!  Above all, a HUGE thank you goes out to our gracious host, Backpocket Brewing!  If you have not been to the brewery yet, you need to do so ASAP.  Located in the gorgeous (and growing!) Iowa River Landing area,  Backpocket is just one of many awesome new businesses popping up in Coralville, and we highly recommend that you try them all out!

brew2With a beautiful front-end/restaurant, and the amazing “back room” experience of eating right in the midst of the brewery itself (where our event was held), the experience is one you won’t forget.  And although they may be known for their brews, do not underestimate their ability to provide a delicious meal!  Our guests were lucky enough to enjoy a few items from their new summer menu, and they did not disappoint!

Backpocket really does have something for everyone. Date night attendees had the opportunity to taste-test three of the beers brewed right there in that room.  And if you are an expectant mom, or just don’t go for the alcoholic beverages, they also brew some amazing root beer, cream soda, and orange cream soda!  To learn a bit more about the history of Backpocket and what they do each day, our guests were given a tour of the facility right in the middle of the event.  Everyone loved it!

cupcakesAs guests returned from the brewery tour, they were delighted to be welcomed by the delicious aroma of cupcakes from Scratch Cupcakery (also located at Iowa River Landing)!  What a sweet (pun intended) way to end the evening!

In addition to food and drinks, the evening offered an opportunity for couples to enjoy an evening out, sans kids, with friends both old and new.  It was so nice to see friendly faces, and to meet so many new ones as well!  We absolutely love seeing this community of families grow stronger and more connected at each event; that’s what it’s all about!

Speaking of connected, many couples mentioned how much they enjoyed our “Newlywed Game”, which seemed to give everyone a laugh at the thought of how much (or should we say how little) we know about our significant others!  It was so neat to watch everyone’s reaction as they read what their husbands and wives wrote about them.  So much fun!

giveawaysAnd, of course, what is a night out without GIVEAWAYS, right?  From pearl necklaces to free massages, we have to admit the giveaways were pretty awesome at this event!  A special thanks to all of our sponsors who contributed to our giveaways:

swagAnd for all those people who feel like they never win anything (we feel you!), we always try to make up for it by sending everyone home with an awesome SWAG BAG!  A special thanks to Herteen & Stocker for providing the bags (and contributing the awesome jewelry cleaners in each one!), and for all of the sponsors who contributed to the swag:

  • Running Wild Iowa City
  • Scratch Cupcakery
  • Massage Heights
  • Waterstreet Coffee Bar
  • {Herteen & Stocker}

The evening was made even more beautiful with the help of Little Miss Mae Photography, who captured all of the fun moments and has shared them with us here today in this post!  Be sure to watch our Facebook page, as we will be adding more photos from the event soon.  Watch for pics of you and your friends, and be sure to tag them!

datenight5Last, but CERTAINLY not least, as always we want to say a GINORMOUS thank-you to all of YOU, our ICMB followers who faithfully attend our events!!  It is always so great to see you, and to see this community of moms continue to grow and form new friendships.  And this time around, it was extra special as we all got to finally meet everyone’s significant others!  It was such a wonderful evening, and we want you to know that we appreciate each and every one of you for coming!

We hope to see you all again at our future events!  If you would like to receive early updates on upcoming events and other ICMB news, be sure to get on our VIP email list.  To do so, just send a quick email to info@iowacitymomsblog.com and we will get you added!

And, speaking of upcoming events, don’t miss out on our “Money In the Bank” event on Saturday, March 1st at MidwestOne Bank.  This FREE, family-friendly event will be super-informative and super-FUN for kids of all ages!  See you there!

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