Partykins // Photography: Annelie Klein
With the holidays come an array of parties and celebrations and what woman doesn’t want to be a part of that? But when you have a baby in tow it’s easy to feel left out when the room is filled with clinking glasses and loud celebrating cheers. Carrie Marvin, mother and founder of 9 Months, didn’t let that stop her from enjoying the celebrations. She is the inspiration behind 9Months, a non-alcoholic sparkling blend designed just for the mothers-to-be who want to raise a glass and partake in the toast.
Carrie, you created 9 Months non-alcoholic sparkling bubbly a couple years ago so you and other woman in similar situations wouldn’t feel left out of the party scene. Can you elaborate a bit on how you came up with the idea?
I would imagine the tastings would be the best part of the job! How involved are you with the process of making your non-alcoholic sparkling bubbly?
When you purchase a bottle of 9Months a percentage of the sales goes directly to the March of Dimes, a charity near and dear to your heart. Do you feel this sense of “giving back” is an underlining motto for your company?
We can’t imagine what you went through and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and every woman who faces a similar situation. You are now in a position where you balance motherhood and a career with a new blossoming company. Do you ever feel challenged by this lifestyle?
Now let’s talk about these sparkling wines! Do you prefer red or white?
What are the distinct flavors of the sparkling bubbly?
What are some great scenarios where you think a bottle of 9 Months would be a perfect drink to offer guests?
Tell us about the future of 9 Months. Do you plan to add to your portfolio of non-alcoholic sparkling bubbly any time soon?
Thank you Carrie for joining us today and cheers to a new year!
Ain’t no party like a Christmas party!
Let’s cut to the chase: everyone loves a good Photo Booth… especially when you’ve wrangled your kids out of their typical getup of yogurt-stained sweats and scrubbed/pressed/dressed them to the 9′s for a Holiday party!
Home improvement material hoarders rejoice; your time has come! What you’ll need:
- extra-large roll of paper (aka: masking paper or painter’s paper from your local hardware store – a roll is about the price of that Gingerbread latte you ordered this morning) or a pressed Queen-sized bed sheet.
- clear tape
- props /confetti (sorry, in advance, for the chaos ignited by these bits of sparkle)
- sugar-hyped kids
Roll it out, tape it up, slap on some stars if you’re feeling extra crafty. (really! that’s it!)
In the age of television-sized smart phones you won’t even need a camera or photographer stationed by the booth. Instead, give yourself the opportunity to snack on the finger foods (you painstakingly cut into Christmas shapes) and allow parents to snap away at their leisure.
“Okay. Great. But how do I enjoy all of photos at the end of the event!?”, you ask. Simply ask your child to help you concoct a specific hashtag that guests can use when sharing on social media. You’ll be able to enjoy photos and reflect on how brave you were to give 8 year old boys confetti all year long! PS: Don’t forget to tag Babiekins- we don’t like missing out on the fun!