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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Milkshakes, Munchies & Mingle!

Milkshakes, Munchies & Mingle, an event for moms new to the Columbia area, is coming up this weekend, September 30! Why do you want to join us? We have been busy behind the scenes making sure this event provides you an incredible opportunity to meet other local moms who know the inside scoop on Columbia, as well as connect with others who are also in your same shoes while enjoying delicious food from our incredible sponsors at PDQ, but there is so much more…

10. Learn about local resource for new moms & kids!

Moving to a new city is hard. Aside from adjusting to a new normal, you also have to figure out how to navigate around town, where the best restaurants are (for date night and for the kids), what preschool to enroll your little one in, who is going to be responsible for capturing the perfect family photos, which doctors you should visit, and so on and so on. We’ve got the inside scoop on it all, from local moms just like you!

9. No sales pitches, just REAL local moms 

Having mom friends and connecting with REAL people helps make life easier, especially in an area you are unfamiliar with. Our team of moms here at Columbia SC Moms Blog are down to earth, Midlands loving mamas. Our writers are volunteers, and share a passion for our city and mom life. No product sales pitches here, just real live opportunity to connect.

8. Did someone say FOOD?

Would we invite a bunch of ladies to an event and not provide delicious food? Never! PDQ is truly one of our favorites. The food is prepared fresh and fast (which is especially important when you have a family of hungry little ones). Fresh, never frozen, hand-breaded chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, hand-tossed salads, fries, hand-spun shakes and more! No added steroids. No added hormones. No nonsense. Just delicious food that makes you feel good. PDQ was founded on a concept that high-quality food, memorable service and genuine hospitality are the basis of an excellent restaurant, and that’s just what they provide. You can feel good about taking your family here.

7. Learn more about what REALLY goes on in the kitchen

Sure restaurants boast about quality, fresh ingredients, but what does that REALLY mean? Get an opportunity to look behind the scenes for yourself at how PDQ prepares their food. You’ll find hand cut potatoes and zucchini, along with high quality ingredients for the sauces they make onsite (like honey mustard). Every hand-breaded tender, sandwich, and hand-tossed salad is made-to-order in their check-us-out open kitchen. Just like the ones in fancy restaurants and on cooking shows. We. Are. Impressed.

6. It’s time to treat yo’ self!

As moms, we do so much for the others in our lives. It’s easy to put kids, family, and everything else before our own needs. Milkshakes, Munchies & Mingle provides an opportunity JUST FOR YOU. Enjoy your milkshake the way YOU like it, without having to share. Try out PDQ’s tenders without your toddler swiping it from your hand. Don’t get us wrong, we love our kids, but doesn’t a meal in peace with other women sound like a treat?!

5. You’re among friends! 

Whether you’re attending alone or with a friend, you’ll be in a room full of other new and seasoned moms. Don’t be shy— the best thing you can leave with is a name, number or future playdate! We hope you use our event to start your “village” or to add a few new members. 

Moms connecting at our annual Bloom event!4. Small, Intimate Event Means a More Meaningful Time for You

Let’s face it, the last thing you want to do is fight large crowds and deal with outrageous parking. Our event is designed to be an intimate gathering on purpose. Less people means more opportunity or you to interact one-on-one with other guests and truly ENJOY an afternoon out just for you!

And the best part is, because our event is limited to a small number of attendees, there is more opportunity to leave with a giveaway!  Imagine paying $10 for a ticket, and leaving with a giveaway valued at $45, along with a swag bag stuffed with products and a delicious meal. We’d call that a pretty good afternoon.

Speaking of giveaways…

3. Giveaways

Everyone loves a winner! What event would be complete without an opportunity to walk away with something big? We’ll have several fun giveaways from some of our favorite local and national brands including Stroller Strong Moms of Columbia and The Pencil Grip, Inc

2. The SWAG alone out-values the ticket price!!

Each mom will be taking home an incredible swag bag filled with goodies – actual products you can take home and use without a ton of paper advertisements! Brands like Kwik Stiks, The Little Gym, Boogie Wipes, and so much more!

1. Relax

Between eating, drinking, and connecting, we hope Milkshakes, Munchies & Mingle is your chance to take the afternoon off and RELAX. We’re so excited to see you in all!

And here’s a bonus reason … right now, you can get $5 off your ticket using the discount code MMM5 at checkout!


Will you be joining us??


The Facts

Who :: New(ish) to the Columbia Area (within the last 12 months)

When :: September 30, 2017 / 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Where :: PDQ, 4456 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205

What :: Milkshakes, Menu Samplings, Optional Kitchen Tour, Swag Bag Full of Goodies, Conversation and Connections

Cost :: $10 

Follow along on our Facebook Event Page to keep up to date on all of the latest details and information regarding the event!

Disclaimers: ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. In the event that you cannot attend the event we will do our best to assist you in finding another mom to exchange/give/or sell your ticket if the need arises and/or if time allows. Additionally, everyone that purchases a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up to date event info. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the Columbia SC Moms Blog and sponsors. If for any reason you would not like photos of yourself taken please immediately notify Columbia SC Moms Blog personnel or email [email protected] in advance.


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