Launch Party Review


Des Moines Moms Blog held its premier event at The Funky Zebras Boutique in Ankeny last Thursday, October 25th.

Our team loved celebrating with friends and sponsors and couldn’t have asked for a more fantastic event.  We were so grateful to have so many people come out and support our new adventure!  We loved hearing your encouragement in our Mission and we appreciate you sharing your ideas for future content and events. We can’t wait to celebrate all of the fun things to come!

Good Times!

Here’s what our mamas loved most about it!

  • catching up with friends
  • meeting new people
  • shopping for trendy fashions
  • enjoying amazing food
  • taking time for ourselves!
  • shopping for the holidays
  • celebrating with one mama after winning a $50 shopping spree
  • making a difference in the community while we shopped! (10% of all purchases will be donated to the March of Dimes)

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With Gratitude to our Event Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to The Funky Zebras.  We had such a fun, after-hours party at their darling little boutique. The store was all ours while we got to shop for unique clothing, shoes and accessories. Owner Cheryl Hayes and her staff were beyond helpful assisting us with latest trends and offered us fashion advice.

They definitely went above and beyond with all the amazing food. We loved the fruit kabobs, desserts, and sandwiches from In The Bag.

The Funky Zebras offers brand name clothing, trendy handbags, jewelry, scarves, shoes, housewares and more. It is the best local place to find unique items that are unlike any department store. They have 2 locations; one in Ankeny and the other in Urbandale.  Be sure to Like them on Facebook, and stop by their Ankeny store at 305 SE Oralabor Road to see all they have new this week.

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We absolutely adored the chocolate avocado cupcakes from Sprinkle & Spice. They were gone within less than one hour!

Sprinkle & Spice is a local, mommy-owned cupcake business offering delicious cupcakes made from quality, locally-sourced ingredients.  They offer unique flavors and decorations for any occasion; including weddings, showers, private parties, corporate events, birthday parties and more.    They would love to sweeten your home, office, or event with their yummy cupcakes.  Check them out on the web or Facebook today.

Fall was in the air with pumpkin bars from Pure Native.  Small batch-baker Amanda Wertz offers gluten-free, tasty treats made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients.  She uses fresh free range eggs, Iowa raw honey, andl produce and herbs that are grown without chemicals. She offers muffins, donuts, bread, biscotti and more, as well as seasonal items like pumpkin bars and apple streusel scones.  Amanda delivers weekly to locations in Waukee and Urbandale, and her products can be ordered at Iowa Food Coop. Be sure to Like Pure Native on Facebook.



  1. I had a great time at the Launch Party! When else do I get to hang out with friends while I leisurely shop?! The Funky Zebras was the perfect place for our event. Can we launch again?… 😉


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