After a three year ‘pandemic pause’, Mom’s Night Out is back again inviting the moms, sisters, and daughters of Brampton to join an evening full of pampered fun.
November 3, 2022
By Victoria Meyer, Contributing Writer
For Aine Magennis and Geraldine Cabral, hosting an event for women of all ages to come together is a dream that needed to happen, and Mom’s Night Out is that dream come true.
Shake It Up Events is hosting an evening of entertainment, relaxation, and fun for women that need a short break from their busy lives. Magennis, of Shake It Up Events, explains to the Bramptonist that there are not enough local events in the Peel Region for women to bond together and enjoy themselves.
“When I became a mom, I noticed that most events happened in Toronto, which I what inspiredus to create Mom’s Night Out,” says Magennis. “Sometimes us moms need to be pampered but can’t find the time, so I’m hoping everyone who attends has the chance to relax and enjoy themselves.”
There will be over 15 local businesses coming together to entertain all guests, while creating a fun and comfortable atmosphere. Upon entering Mom’s Night Out, hosted at Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre, guests will be welcomed by small business vendors, including: Ritual Yoga House, to learn some yoga; Brushes & Bubbly, for a make-up tutorial; Latitude’s Health, for a mini-massage; Tan on the Run, for a spray tan; Kaniya Hair Studio, for refreshed hair-style, and much more.
Cabral, Mom’s Night Out and Shake It Up Events founder, says that all activities are included complimentary with the ticket price, with only a few vendors requiring an extra charge if guests choose to do so. “It’s all about letting your hair down and having an excuse to get out and be pampered,” says Cabral.
A goodie bag filled with treats will also be provided for the women who attend, including a voucher for free jewelry from Melissa’s Handmades, a coupon for Knix, and a free 1-month membership to Ritual Yoga House.
For a night all about letting loose, included in the ticket price are three complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Shake It Up Events has specially curated a line-up of on-stage entertainment, with fashion shows, a showcase of skin-tone intimates for women of colour, and a stand-up performance by Brampton comedian Harpeet Sehmbri.
“We want everyone to grab a drink, get a massage, eat some delicious pierogi’s, and enjoy theentertainment,” explains Magennis. “All of our vendors are excited to treat the ladies for a super night out.”
This is the third time Mom’s Night Out has occurred, but due to COVID-19, a short ‘pandemic pause’ was needed, and both Magennis and Cabral are happy to put this event together again. “Mom’s Night Out is all about bringing the community together, especially after COVID. We have long awaited this event, and the main goal is to support local and reinvest in the community together in a fun way,” says Cabral.
On top of supporting local women owned businesses, $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Help a Girl Out, a local Brampton charity aiming to reduce period poverty. “Many girls can’t afford menstrual and hygiene products, so buying a ticket will help support these young girls and women,” says Magennis. “Help a Girl Out is working to end the stigma towards periods, and we also encourage our guests to donate items on event night.”
For more information, including a full list of activities and vendors, visit the event page. Mom’s Night Out is happening on Nov. 18 th at 7:00pm, and tickets can be purchased here until November 14th.