I can’t believe it has been a year already since the first Woodinville Pride Event. The 2nd annual Woodinville Pride Event was held at Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville on June 10th. It was a little damp, but it was an amazing event!
The event moved from DeYoung Park to the bigger Wilmot Gateway park so it was able to grow in size, and welcome food trucks.
You can’t see much of what my booth looks like because I had a line for about 4 1/2 hours (even while packing up).
The reason for the line was my new claw machine! It was free to play and I figured out how to un-rig it, so that it would win about 80-90% of the time. I filled it with crochet pride bees and other fun stuff (necklaces with rainbow charms, rainbow snake puzzles, fidget toys and silicone bracelets).
I love giving away stuff at Pride as it is always fun to see the expressions from folks when I tell them it is all free!
Honestly, I have more interest in teaching folks to make the bees than actually selling them. Making 100 bees for this event was really fun and I challenged myself, but it is not something I would enjoy doing all the time.
If you crochet, here is a copy of my patterns so that you make your own crochet Pride Bees!
I had a giant Rainbow Bee and a kit in my free Raffle as well.
In addition to my fun Claw machine, I wanted to provide information of value for:
The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance:
With the widespread anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment across the country, it is more important than ever to have a true Ally when buying or selling one of your biggest investments. It is easy to feel safe in the area live in, but there can still be bias throughout the process, so hopefully this information helps you protect yourself.
Girl Scouts and their policies related to LGBTQ+ youth:
We gave away hundreds of free stickers designed by several members of my girl scout troop, so I felt it important to share more information how welcoming Girl Scouts has been for us.
We gave away hundreds of free stickers designed by several members of my girl scout troop, so I felt it important to share more information how welcoming Girl Scouts has been for us
I also raffled off some girl scout cookies, including one of the very rare boxes of the new Raspberry Rally cookies…
I also made a custom flag for us to decorate again this year… I love having something for the community to contribute to as well.
Someone added this little doodle to the flag:
…which inspired me to create this fun little critter:
I love having this local event to make our kids feel welcome at a time when there are places in this country that tell them they are not welcome.