Examiner.com - Mother's Day Extravaganza

Mothers Day was extra special this year when celebrities and VIP guests were invited to the Silver Spoon Dog and Baby Buffet held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The hottest must haves for moms with little ones with either two or four legs were featured buffet style. Celebrities such as Minnie Driver, Amy Smart, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Beverly Mitchell, Jodie Sweetin and Mackenzie Phillips were among the long list to enjoy the luxury event.

I’ve covered numerous events like this over the years but this year was extra special because I got to bring along my sister who is expecting her first child this summer. It’s like I had my own personal baby expert. Along with it being a beautiful day the event benefitted ‘Best Friends Animal Society’ and had onsite adoptions, which let me tell you was very hard not bring home one of these adorable dogs.

Best Friends Animal Society is one of America's foremost animal rescue organizations and operates the country's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. On any given day, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in southwestern Utah, is home to approximately 2,000 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, and other animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends advances nationwide initiatives that promote community involvement to make the world a better place through kindness to animals. Best Friends also promotes adoption, low-cost spay-neuter services, and humane education programs through its work with animal shelters and rescue groups around the country. The society publishes Best Friends magazine, the nation's largest general interest, pet-related magazine with approximately 300,000 subscribers. For more information, visit www.bestfriends.org.

First let’s start with the baby stuff. Before you can even bring home baby you’ve got to think about the nursery and POSH TOTS has some of the most extraordinary children’s furnishings. If I could go back and design my own nursery I’d shop here. CUTEY BABY BOUTIQUE showcased bold and fun themed wall decals which are easy to apply and change. STOKKE previewed their newest high end smart strollers and chairs. GRO VIA totally sold me and my sister on going green with their easy to use eco-friendly diapers. SONNY AND REED BEADS are adorable comfortable gums for babies which double as a bracelet or necklace for mom. Let’s be honest kids put everything in their mouth already so how smart is it to design something for that in mind. And when you’ve got to feed those little mouths ORGANI LUXE CANVAS TOTES come in all different types of sizes and are perfect the fit for sandwiches and snacks to even a whole grocery bags worth. Instead of using zip locks these 100% certified organic cotton canvas are reusable and machine washable. Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you don’t like hitting the town and wearing a little bling. CITY SLIPS are the ingenious foldable ballet flats which fit into your purse when you just can’t do the heels anymore and SUGAR BEAN JEWELRY is a delicate and affordable line that every mom would want to wear daily.

If you’re like me I’m sure you know a few people whose dogs are treated like children so there was plenty of fun things for our furry friends as well. iRover Rescue Apparel offers graphic shirts for humans and their pets plus when you purchase the items it generates support for dog and other animal rescue efforts. BARKCODE creates custom id tags for pets that go on their collar and prevent dogs and cats from getting lost. SHINE PET PHOTOGRAPHY provided an on site photo booth. CESAR CANINE filled the tummies with their gourmet dog food. And COZY PUFF dog beds were the most comfortable place to rest their legs from all the festivities.For more information on the products seen above: