Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beehive Expo Highlights

The Beehive Expo was held at The OC Great Park in Irvine this past weekend on March 13th & 14th. They offered FREE admission to each person who brought a donation of 3 canned goods for The Second Harvest Food Bank. All children under 12 were FREE. This was a great mini Expo that was not too overwhelming for mommy and yet there was enough for my kiddo to keep her heart happily content with activities galore. My daughter saw this as a mini-fair and I saw this as a way to find boutique niche businesses and great ideas which may or may not find me in my busy life. Orange County is full of businesses with great products and services that all too often fall short of exposure because they are small and family owned so this was a great way to find these businesses. I was drawn to Rock'n Baby Boutique and their awesome clothing designs for babies, toddlers and school age children. Any of their designs can be special ordered to fit a child of any size. Picture This Face Painting did a great job with the airbrush face painting & took a fraction of the time it normally takes. The face painting was FREE and sponsored by AmeriKidz.

There were many pint sized fair rides for the kids to enjoy along with bounce houses, mazes and slides. There was no shortage of food and drink booths. There was enough to keep everyone busy all day.

The highlight of the Expo for my daughter was the kid's band Sabrina & Minor After Shock. Here's a little video of their performance. I was surprised at the talent these kids have. My daughter has become their new "groupie". She was trying to pass out their free CD's to everyone in the crowd. It was great to watch her dance to all the songs. She was almost as entertaining as the entertainment.

We had a blast and I came home with lots of great information. We will definitley attend these events in the future. Especially when the weather is as good as it was this weekend. For more information on activities and events in Orange County visit OC Fun Guide. Be sure to sign up for our monthly email activity and event calendar. Don't miss another great event and hear about it after.

Happy Spring!


  1. Wow this looks like tons of fun!! Your daughter looks like she had a blast :) I always love the summer because of all the fairs. Especially that good fair food ;)

    Just found you on SITS so I thought I'd check out your blog. I'm following now so I can't wait to see more of it!

  2. We Loved your daughter, she was so fun to watch dancing! Hope to see you at another show!
    Sabrina and Minor AfterShock~

  3. Thanks for stoping by my blog today! I LOVE SITS! Now I am off to explore your little piece of te bloggy world!

  4. thanks for visiting me! woohoo SITS.
    ps why can't you have an SB fun guide! (Santa Barbara) lol
    i need more fun & free stuff in my life.
    guess i'll have to trek on down to the OC. :)

  5. Stopping by from SITS. Sounds like this was a really fun day!