Thursday, 5 July 2012

Reynella - Grand Opening!

Raffle Table

Last weekend Once Upon A Market had its very first market at the new Reynella Venue! And boy was it an exciting day!!

Having a new venue meant lots of new work on top of our Littlehampton market but it sure was worth it in the end. A new venue also meant lots of new stalls and new talents which was amazing to see and even more amazing to showcase!!

Our day started off fairly early as me and my Once Upon A Market crew heading to the venue with a helium tank to blow up 50 Purple balloons to help draw in the crowds from the intersection and main road! and i'm glad I did!!
Just Chips SA
We had lots of yummy food on the day including Just Chips SA who were outside with their bright red gazebo ready to serve our very cold customers with some delicious cones of hot chips with some of the very best seasonings in Adelaide to go on top! They also had some of their brand new items, Sweet Potato Fries and Hash Browns! Yep we were very lucky that day!!

A few steps away from them were the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre Team who kindly organised a Sausage Sizzle for us and fundraised for the centre itself which was fantastic!!

Inside the building my own Once Upon A Market team  also kept everybody warm with Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate as well as some banana bread, scones and raisin toast! Yum!!

Outside we were also lucky enough to have some super scrumdidliumptious sweets from Fairy Floss Galore/Sweet and Sour.....I enjoyed quite a few of these delicious straps! and had to go back to get some more to take home for my kids!! they had an absolutely amazing selection of flavours that tickle both the sweet and sour fans!! My favourite was Lychee and Tutti Frutti!! 

Of course our day wouldn't have been a day without our lovely inside stall-holders as well and my oh my did we have a wonderful selection of stalls inside. As you can see from all these gorgeous photos! 

crafty creations by Melissa
LilCranny Handmade

Itzy Bitz
There were stalls for everybody including jewellery, dvds, remote control toys, clothing, baby items, hair accessories, pet accessories and much much more!! It really was remarkable!! 
Stacey Jane Nappy Cakes
Help Save the Furry Ones

We also had some brand new stall-holders to the market scene who chose Once Upon A Market as their first experience including Stacey Jane's Nappy Cakes and Dallas Bucket! they had some great items to showcase and we were lucky to be their first ever market! We also had some stalls that most of you have seen once, twice or even more around Adelaide local markets! and of course we has a couple of Once Upon A Market regulars that I know you all love :D 
Sweet Cuddles

The kids were able to have fun at the market as well with our very own kids zone! which included a super cool playground and colouring zone! the perfect place for kids to run around and have fun! For the adults we had a fun raffle where one of our customers won herself a gorgeous gift hamper full of goodies from our wonderful stall holders!! 

Miss Charlie Bubbles

Throughout the day we had so many customers but we had some VIP customers too!! including the lovely Amanda from Radelaide Rover who is also one of our Major Sponsors!! and we had the adorable Kristy from Moments of Forever Photography who very kindly took all these photos for us during the day! 

3 Angel Crafts

For some people the day went too quickly and most were sad to be going home but it won't be long before we are all back again to have even more fun! and next time we will even bigger and better with lots of new ideas, kids entertainment and more! Our next Reynella Market will be held on the 2nd September at the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre, Old Reynella from 10am - 2pm! and we very much hope to see you there to join us for a day of fun, giggles and shopping!! 

Heavenly Cake pops

But if you can't wait that long! (like I know i can't) Once Upon A Market will be on at Littlehampton August 4th from 10am - 3pm at the Littlehampton Peace Memorial Hall!! We hope to see you all there!!

Thankyou to everyone who has supported Once Upon A Market this year! we hope to be running for many more years to come :D 

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