Launch Party for SMOB 2023! | The Sarasota Moms

Our first event celebrating the launch of The Ultimate Guide to Mom Owned Businesses was a big hit for our 2023 SMOB ladies! Take a sneak peek at our evening spent enjoying the company of other mom business owners!  Our event featured a delicious round of cocktails provided by Ripe Bar, the freshest, all-natural, small batch, cold-pressed bar juice.  This was our first time trying this amazing new drink mixer and I have to say it was definitely hands-down an instant favorite and a hit at our party!  So simple to use (Margarita: 2 parts Ripe Bar Margarita Mix to 1 Part Tequila, Cosmopolitan: 2 parts Ripe Bar Cosmo Mix to 1 Part Vodka). The 2:1 ratio makes it easy to mix up a single drink or a large batch for a party like ours. If you’d like to try it for yourself at your next event or at home, use our discount code VIP25 for 25% OFF available at some of your local retailers in the refrigerated section.

The beautiful balloon column was provided by Happy Tots Play Co,, your go-to soft play and party setup company!


Our lovely host, Nikki Roenicke of barre3, took care of providing the beautiful space in her downtown Lakewood Ranch studio!  Barre3 provides a total body workout, combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness.  She is currently offering new clients and our followers two weeks of unlimited classes for FREE! Follow this LINK and use promo code SRQMOMS!  Her studio offers all the conveniences moms need like childcare, beautifully appointed showers stocked with necessities, and a nice line of active-wear!

What is SMOB?  In March of 2023 we launched the Ultimate Guide to Sarasota Mom Owned Businesses!  This group of 20 business owner mompreneurs are highlighted on our site and in our Meet a Mom series ALL year long. WE strive to support moms in the community along with local businesses, so bringing the two together is what we absolutely love doing! We look forward to more events in the future with our SMOB ladies!

Left to Right – Front Row: Hailey, Happy Tots Cole Richardson, Happy Tots  Middle Row: Lindsay Leary, Aqua-tots Swim School, Lana Rhinard, The Sarasota Moms, Kim Lindauer, The Sarasota Moms, Tiffany Kosakowski, Realtor with Keller Williams on the Water Sarasota, Priscilla Smith, Sarasota Musical Theater Company Back Row Nikki Roenicke barre3 (not pictured Kel Sprague Reclaiming the Light.)

How can I join?  If you want to be part of our community of mom-business owners, we will begin accepting applications again at the start of 2024.  We would love to continue to grow this valuable community!  Join our email list so you can stay in the loop with local events, discounts, and more!


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