Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Celebrity Red CARpet event at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City! This was my third year in attendance and I cannot speak highly enough about this event. If you’re interested in child passenger safety, or just simply want to have a great time, this event is for you! They have all kinds of activities for kids, guest speakers, vendor tables, arts and crafts, lots of giveaways and more!
* This is a sponsored post, we were provided complimentary tickets to attend
One really fun activity they added this year was having the local fire department bring their truck and equipment out for all the kids to sit in and try. My kids were beside themselves with excitement and said they can’t wait to grow up and be firefighters themselves!
Every year, they have a panel of experts that speak on various topics, and this year was even more amazing than the last. Topics such as “how do I choose the right car seat?” And “What’s lurking in your ingredients?” were covered by some amazing speakers.
There were vendors from various companies, tons of freebies and lots of opportunities to get your hands on various car seats and get answers to your questions directly from manufacturers.
Another new activity they added this year was the “car seat challenge.” The object of the contest was to see who could install a car seat the fastest! It was a nail biter for sure, and everyone who tried was amazing. I won first place with a time of 18 seconds! There were 3 winners and we all got to take home a car seat. A great time was had by us all.
At the end of the event, everyone gathered together to see who would win the drawing. There must have been at least 200 things they gave away! It was really awesome to have a chance to view new products and see everyone so exited to win.
If you decide to go next year, don’t forget that there’s an option for a “swag bag” ticket. With this ticket, you get a huge bag of swag! You’ll get to try new products, and may even be able to set aside a few things for awesome baby shower gifts.
Kristen Sanders is a Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and owner of Buckle up, Bumblebee; a mobile service that offers private car seat checks and educational classes for families of all backgrounds. You can contact her at www.buckleupbumblebee.com or Kristen@buckleupbumblebee.com