The Festive Family Market by @mamameetandmarket_
WOW What a day!!
If you came to my event on Sunday (December 2nd) I can not ‘Thank You’ enough!
It was an incredible day from start to finish and ended with us tallying up what we believe was around 1,000 guests! Planning these events is slowly becoming my main focus in terms of a career choice, they take up a considerable amount of time and are extremely hard work but I LOVE them! I always wondered what it was I would end up doing, I wanted to teach art, then I wanted to be an interior designer, a photographer… to be honest the list goes on. I spent a long time wondering why I couldn’t pin point exactly what I was cut out to do (besides being a mama) should I make something? Should I open an online shop? Nothing felt right!
The Mama Meet & Market combines so many things that I am good at, it gives me the chance to host, work closely with people, support small business and most importantly (to me) it gives me creative opportunity. I knew that If I could find a job in which I could scratch that creative itch then I would be happy.
This last event ‘Festive Family Market’ saw around 65 businesses come together to offer a unique shopping experience for families, where no parent would struggle in any sense because we create a family friendly experience. We cover all bases such as making the space buggy friendly, we offer our own changing facilities complete with complimentary nappies, we provide children’s entertainment and even minding services. Each event I plan to grow these needs just as we grow as parents and our needs change. The event specialises in showcasing brands that are mostly geared around families, however Christmas time is the perfect time to throw things for everyone in the mix. So we had a wide variety of stall holders with us! Of which I am going to share with you now….
(Most Images are curtsey of @thosegirls.co)
Based in a shop local to me in Chellaston, Derby. They specialise in a range of gifts and also floristry. You can find stationary and gifts for the whole family here.
The best place to find hand knitted hats, scarves and accessories. All quality products, using merino wool and the best materials. I can not recommend this business enough, we are huge supporters.
Michelle bakes delicious cookies for all occasions, but whats even more remarkable than her work is that 100% of the proceeds go to the Children’s Hospice. Please take a look at her Instagram for more.
A lovely local toy store selling Children's Toys, Books, Games and Gifts.
Wooden, Traditional, Fairtrade products.
Daily bunches in a stunning custom Brown Box!
From £20 inc delivery.
Derby, Ashbourne & Derbyshire.
Stunning handmade bows and hair accessories, shipped all around the world.
Mackney Photography are a creative Portrait and Commercial photography studio based in the City of Derby.
Providing beautiful bespoke balloons for all occasions. Based in NE Derbyshire.
Overnight Slumber Party hire for children's birthdays/special events in the Midlands.
Personalised hand painted items to treasure.
Illustrations, Personalised prints, Wedding stationery, Hand painted signage
Funky & Fresh Baby & Toddler clothing,
lovingly handmade in Yorkshire.
Hand-Poured scented candles, Made in Derbyshire EST 2017.
A new online Contemporary Children’s clothing brand.
Educational & visual boards, Reward systems for children made with wooden & aluminium.
Illustrations & pin making, also the talented lady behind the ‘Live Portrait’ area at the market.
Luxury Scarves, Clothing and Jewellery
Independent retailer of contemporary gifts chosen with Happiness in Mind. Unusual designs in limited numbers.
HOME // PRINTS // NURSERY // CLOTHING // BESPOKE
A love of all things modern + bump!
Stockists of the best brands catering from newborn to 8 yrs. Based in Ashbourne & Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Independent maker of beautiful items for children’s rooms!
Baby and Children’s Clothing Store bringing you fresh and edgy brands for your little ones.
Maker of lovely items for your little ones to wear and play with.
Illustrator, greetings cards, commissions & all things art.
Children’s decor, furniture and lifestyle. Design and style for the modern family.
A online Jewellery store selling beautiful products, some of which can be personalised to suit.
They create handmade crochet heirloom dolls, all designed to be loved forever and friends for always.
A unique teething mitten, recommended from age 3 months.
An online shop for beautiful & traditional babywear.
Award Winning Gift & Coffee Bar.
Est. 2016 Chaddesden, Derby.
Creating design led, practical baby products since 2008, Stylish twists on all the much needed baby & toddler essentials.
Mama & Baby Merch.
A Family run business, selling clothes, toys & gifts.
Personalised Crafts for the perfect gift.
Selling a range of farm themed toys, horses, stables, tractors, ride ons and more.
Emma bakes for all occasions and has been our go to girl for every party, birthday or celebration we have had.
Brilliant books for families with 0-6 year olds
Books you'll love at 3 for £10 & 3 for £5
Handmade gifts and children's accessories and Party Animals!
Incredible bakery located in Matlock, doing bespoke orders for celebrations too.
A friendly small business offering Jewellery & lifestyle accessories.
Pretty personalised gifts. Mugs, cushion Covers & a variety of homeware.
Family Concept Store. Clothes + Decor + Gifts + Lifestyle + Books.
Designed in Paris, made in England. Modern, unisex kidswear brand.
Friends of the baby unit are a non profitable organisation. The objectives of the ‘Friends’ are to raise funds to buy additional equipment for use in the intensive care of babies in the Neonatal Unit in consultation with the staff at the ‘Royal Derby Hospital’.
Handmade gifts for every occasion.
The gift card for baby, toddler and pre school activities.
Independent womenswear online Boutique.