This last Saturday, The Next Family hosted our second annual beach party event on Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles in honor of Pride Month and International Family Equality Day. I have to admit — it was an amazing day!
Our attendees ranged from two-mom families to two-dad families, multiracial families, families from Los Angeles and even other California cities, single parent families, and also one-mom, one-dad families. We even got to meet and hang out with two-mom family and Youtube vloggers, Jing & Monica! How awesome is that?
The day began with party goers checking into the hospitality suite at Loews Santa Monica Hotel. We hung signs from Family Equality Council, our partner for the event. There were handouts from Outfest, a bowl of candy, and swag bags for all of our guests. Other sponsors of the event were Kidspace Museum and My Kid is Gay.
The guests then went to the beach where we had tents and blankets set out. Farm Fresh to You handed out fresh organic fruit on the beach. There was even a glitter tattoo artist from Easy Journey Entertainment that the kids loved.
All in all, it was a fantastic day and we couldn’t have been more happy to celebrate Pride Month and International Family Equality Day with some wonderful people. We look forward to our 3rd Annual Beach Party next year!
Check out the beach party video below: