On Saturday 13th May, local events management business, Avocado Events teamed up with York’s plush Hotel du Vin to host the city’s second Bump & Beyond fair. Designed to bring together new and expectant parents, local makers and antenatal/postnatal organisations, the event featured over 18 different stalls, including Nutkin Avenue!
It was the first time I’d done anything like this before so I was a little nervous to begin with (this kind of thing is WAY out of my comfort zone). But once I’d unpacked my new baby cards and set up my stall, I felt much more at ease. I even made myself walk around the room and chat to the other sellers (again, totally out of my comfort zone) before the doors officially opened.
I was relieved to discover I wasn’t the only first-timer. My ‘neighbour’, Belle + Bear who create beautiful wooden baby accessories were making their stall-running debut too. Phew!
Once the guests began to arrive, the mocktails flowed and the Avocado-branded cupcakes circulated, adding to the warm, relaxed vibe. I chatted to some lovely fellow mummies-to-be, new mums and creatives – and even sold a few cards! Hurrah!
So, all in all, it was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who made a purchase, picked up a business card (luggage tag) or simply took the time to browse my card selection. And a very big thank you to Kate at Avocado Events for allowing me this fabulous opportunity. I’m sure everyone who attended will agree it was a wonderful afternoon.