Back in January this year, I heard about a fantastic initiative called Babes + Picnics, which I immediately fell in love with! Babes + Picnics is an Australia-wide campaign aiming to bring mums and bubs together in their community to establish new mum tribes (and lifelong friends), support and promote small businesses, and support charity organisations. There are currently over 30 Babes + Picnics locations across Australia, including our very own Babes + Picnics Sutherland Shire (for which I am a co-ambassador).
Babes + Picnics runs each month on the following premise:
- A (different) location is selected within the region for mums and their bubs to meet (mostly outdoors, but occasionally indoors too);
- A charity organisation is chosen for the mums to donate material items too. There may be once or twice where a monetary donation is requested, but this is on “special” occasions;
- Local businesses donate prizes for lucky mummas to win at each picnic, and we return the favour by promoting and supporting them when possible.
We started Babes + Picnics Sutherland Shire back in February, and I have loved every picnic since! It has been a great opportunity to meet new mummas and make new mum (and bub) friends. Each picnic location runs through a Facebook group, and is also promoted on the Babes + Picnics Australia Facebook Page HERE and Instagram Account HERE.
For more information about Babes + Picnics, including how it started, locations around Australia and the Ambassadors involved, visit the website HERE