Today marked the launch of the very first Child’s Play Communications Bloggers Brunch, an exciting, invitation-only special event exclusively for mom-focused online media. Held at the elegant Williams Club, just off Madison Ave in New York City, the gathering was designed to thank our favorite mommy bloggers for working with Child’s Play over the years and to introduce them to our clients’ hottest holiday products. The program featured a tasty brunch (complete with pitchers of mimosas), makeup and skin treatments from Clarins (www.clarins.com), a movie preview, a chance to experience product demonstrations and chat 1:1 with exhibitors, and an array of raffle prizes from those exhibitors that included a handmade jewelry box courtesy of Stained Glass NYC (www.stainedglassnyc.com), a treat-filled baby basket from Petite Palate (www.petitepalate.com) and an incredible combination hotel, theme park admission (Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld), and dinner package from the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.orlandocvb.com) valued at approximately $2,000! Other exhibitors of toys, books and family entertainment included major companies such as Disney Publishing (www.disney.com), Elmer’s Products (www.elmers.com), JAKKS-Pacific (www.jakks.net), DK Publishing (www.dk.com), Genius Products (www.geniusproducts.com) and Fathom Studios (launching its holiday movie, Delgo, www.delgo.com). Two dozen mommy bloggers, including representatives from leading blogs such as People.com’s Celebrity Baby Blog, Glamour.com’s Storked! and Parents.com’s Goody Blog, attended. We were so pleased to meet the bloggers in person, introduce them to our exhibitors, and create an opportunity for our guests to meet each other, take a break and just have fun. We can’t wait until next year’s get-together!