The Wichita Baby Gala
Stay tuned for the ultimate prestigious event of the year for expectant and parenting families...
Welcome to a delightful come-and-go event for expectant, parenting,
and planning-for-baby moms and couples
Don your maternity LBD and join us for the inaugural Wichita Baby Gala as we celebrate you in style! Meet the doulas of Wichita Doula, shop the very best pregnancy and parenting booths this city has to offer, win fabulous prizes, support our fundraiser with our silent auction, sip mocktails, and eat the best cake of your life.
Stay tuned as we continue to release intel on our vendors, prizes, and educational presentations...
August 8, 2017 - 4:00-8:00 PM
Located at the beautiful Distillery 244 in Old Town, the Wichita Baby Gala will be an event to remember.
Admission: FREE with your donation of a pack of diapers for the Changing Wichita Diaper Bank. If you forget your diapers, it's $10 at the door, cash or credit!
Strollers and babywearing are quite welcome. Partners/spouses are welcomed and encouraged to attend!
Dress: Black tie. All are welcome, but according to the Gala theme we will be in semi-formal/formal! If you are pregnant or nursing, feel free to dress comfortably, or in your uniform if you are a vendor.
The Distillery 244 is located at 244 N. Mosley - an Old Town treasure! There is parking next to the venue, as well as in the parking garage across the street from the entrance.
Get your chance to win over $1000 in fabulous pregnancy and baby prizes at the Wichita Baby Gala with our "Selfie with a Doula" game! At any time during the Wichita Baby Gala, take a selfie with any of the Wichita Doula staff by our photo backdrop, upload it to Facebook and check in and tag us at @Wichita Doula, LLC as well as hashtag #WichitaDoula and #WichitaBabyGala. Don't forget to hashtag the basket you want to win: #luxurylabor or #poshpostpartum! For an extra entry, upload it to Instagram too, following the same instructions.
Prize Pack #1: Luxury Labor Bundle
Prize Pack #2: Posh Postpartum Bundle
Stay tuned for more photos and details of what will be in these (HUGE) prize packs!
The Wichita Baby Gala is focused on having a fantastic time while also giving back to the community. We will be raising diapers and funds for low-income families to be able to access the many benefits of doula care. You will be able to make donations and bid on awesome items in our silent auction! The auction will begin at 4:00pm and conclude promptly at 7:15pm.
Items include: Wichita Doula childbirth classes, Riverside Music Together basket + tuition, Babybellyband by Cabea, Plant Therapy essential oil set, Arbonne mom & baby skincare basket, Mary Kate & Co salon products & services, 1 month of coaching with Possibility Lab, and more!
BONUS giveaway exclusive for birth workers: $50 gift certificate to Plumtree Baby, tools, products, and teaching aids for doulas, midwives, childbirth educators, and more!
The first 75 guests at the Wichita Baby Gala will receive a LOADED swag bag filled with products, coupons, and info from both local and national favorites - make sure you are at the door when we open because you will not want to miss your chance to snag one!
4:30-4:45 PM: Car Seat Safety 101: What Parents Really Need to Know with Elisabeth Goebel, RN, CPST
Car seat safety is an important topic. However, many new parents hear conflicting opinions or aren't sure how to use their child's seat properly. Learn from an expert!
5:15-5:30 PM: My Friend Ate Her Placenta: Should I Shun Her Or Should I Do it Too? with Sara Skiles, CD, APPAC
Placenta encapsulation is a hot-button issue among parents and professionals - is it safe? is it gross? what are the benefits? Sara Skiles, Wichita's foremost expert in safe placenta encapsulation, teaches everything you should know about the placenta as a postpartum recovery tool.
6:00-6:15 PM: Musical Tools for Your Parenting Toolbox with Erin Flory Robertson, Director, Riverside Music Together
Babies are born movers and sounders! Learn how to see and support your baby's musical behavior. And, come away with some diaper bag songs to make diaper changing a little easier, as well as other musical "parenting hacks" to help with those fussy baby and toddler moments.
We're excited to have fantastic vendors including Via Christi Hospital, Moms Against Cleaning, Buy Buy Baby, Modern Hello Photography, Dr. Rachel Viner, The Baby Abode, Arbonne Baby by Jamelah, New Beginnings Chiropractic, Holistic Home Cleaning, Usborne Books & More by Jackie, Riverside Music Together, Trina Denning, Real Estate Agent, Barre Forte Wichita, Abigail Turner, Life Insurance agent, and official event photography provided by Emily Welton Photography.