Mom’s Night Out 2020 Recap


Our 5th annual Mom’s Night Out was successful evening, and is a reminder of what a great time we all have together!

A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Mom’s Night Out on March 5th at Sherwood Forest Event Center in Des Moines. It was a great night to get out of the house and spend time with friends. We all are need to remember the fun things we have to look forward to when we can gather again!

All mom’s need to have some fun, and Des Moines Moms Blog is honored to provide great events for our readers.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, our guests enjoyed mingling, grabbing a drink at the bar, taking time with our vendors, and some fun giveaways. We enjoyed delicious food from Poké Company, Fong’s Pizza, McAlister’s Deli, Cookies By Sugar Momma, Scratch Cupcakery, and Molly’s Cupcakes. Each attendee received a swag bag filled with goodies from vendors and sponsors.

Be sure to check out all event photos by Jamie Lynn Photography in our Facebook albums. Don’t forget to tag yourself and your friends too!

Platinum Sponsorspa at west glen

The Spa at West Glen

The Spa at West Glen is one of West Des Moines’s premier full-service day/medical spas, offering a variety of face and body treatments to supplement your at-home beauty regimen and to provide some extra pampering. We heard from Dr. Heidi Koch, owner and medical director of The Spa at West Glen, about her passion for giving moms a chance to pamper themselves. Whether you indulge in a relaxing massage, a luxurious facial, or do one of their more medical-based treatments their goal is to help you escape the hustle and bustle of the world for a while. The Spa at West Glen offers many medical services including Botox, Dermal fillers, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, chemical peels, microneedling, PRP, dermaplaning, BBL, microblading, permanent makeup and BioTe bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. They look forward to partnering with you in your health and wellness journey.


Silver Sponsor

Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry

Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentist

If you have been searching for a board-certified pediatric dentist in Des Moines, you’ve come to the right place! Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities. Their staff members are compassionate and committed to giving your child the best pediatric dental experience possible. Their office has an animated barnyard theme complete with three-dimensional barn animals, a silo-slide, touch-screen video games, and tv monitors above every treatment chair. 

KinderCare Learning Centers

KinderCare Learning Centers is opening a brand new center in Ankeny later this Spring! Drive by the Oralabor KinderCare at 225 SW Oralabor Road or contact 833-90-LEARN to schedule a tour and meet the Center Director. KinderCare has over 50 years of experience caring for children at a facility near you.

Bronze Sponsor

CommonGround Iowa


Do you ever wonder where your food comes from? Do you feel overwhelmed with the number of food choices you have to make for your family? The farmers of CommonGround are a resource to educate families about food and farming. Get to know some of the farmers who raise food in your state.

Food Partners

The Poké Company

The Poké Company brought mini poké bowls. The Poké Company has taken their poké bowls and applied a fast-casual model to it with some flexibility. Fresh veggies, a variety of sauces, a variety of rice (or salad) options, salmon, as well as cooked chicken and shrimp and tofu (and hopefully beef soon).

Ideally, they try to bring very health-conscious dining to the “fast food” price point and speed. Their store experience is much like what you would expect from walking into a build your own style restaurant, but a bit more Japanese inspired, healthier, and with a concerted effort to serve those with difficult dietary restrictions (vegan, keto, gluten, dairy, soy, etc…). The Poké Company is a great healthy option for any lunch or dinner date!

Fong’s Pizza

Fong’s Pizza offered their popular pizzas including honey garlic and crab rangoon. Fong’s opened in January 2009 by a group of local owners. The previous restaurant in the downtown location was King-Ying-Low, Des Moines’ oldest Chinese restaurant since 1908. It inspired the Asian influence in Fong’s menu and decor.

Are you looking for a unique experience? Picture a ‘frozen in time’ dive bar offering Asian-inspired pizzas and appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. We also offer gluten-free and vegan selections. Be sure to try a tasty tiki drink or one of our delicious beers, many of which are brewed here in Iowa. Our fun-loving staff is here to show you a great time as you explore Fongolian territory.

Molly’s Cupcakes

Molly’s Cupcakes offered delicious mini cupcakes. Miss Molly: Molly was my third-grade teacher. Whenever one of us had a birthday, she would bake us cupcakes. I still remember how good they were. She had her own special recipe for chocolate and vanilla. Just about every
one who tries them thinks they’re the best cupcakes ever.

In honor of Molly and as a way to help our children, a portion of their profits is donated directly to schools in our community. Every time you eat a cupcake or sip a latte, you help our kids. So eat up!

Cookies By Sugar Momma

Cookies by Sugar Momma created delicious and beautiful sugar cookies.

Whenever she was invited to an event people would ask her to bring her cookies. This always was followed by “you should sell these” and one day she decided to take the leap. Her mother was a Home Economics teacher and she is using what she taught me to make her cookie dough into $ dough! Call her to set up a consultation on cookies for your next event!

Scratch Cupcakery

Scratch Cupcakery was originally opened in Cedar Falls, Iowa, in June 2010.

Scratch isn’t a franchise. They’re locally grown and they partner with other locally grown businesses. They  employ more than 150 people aged 17-70+. They train our staff from the ground up. They aren’t perfect, but they love the adventure.

Scratch was born from a love of making people smile. They experiment in the kitchen constantly.  In all of that testing and baking, they learn about their customers. They learn your likes and dislikes. They learn about your lives and families and events. You’ve brought them into your life and allowed them to share in some of your most favorite moments. They love making you smile… Follow them on Facebook.

Photography Partner

Jamie Lynne Photography captured all of the fun moments of our evening. Jamie has been a lifestyle family photographer in Des Moines for 8 years. She believes strongly in capturing authentic moments through photos and family films. She began documenting her own kids and quickly realized she had found her dream career in creating images and films for other families who believe in family keepsakes as well. 

Vendors, Swag, and Giveaway Partners


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