→ Mommy & Me Expo returns in a brand new way!!!

Due to the Covid 19 law which doesn’t allow us to host events and gatherings we had to think out of the box. Read More ...

Mommy & Me Pop Up Retail Shop is our exciting new venture, trying to help suppliers and Venue D’Aria to generate some income.

Restrictions will probably not be lifted for gatherings and events until much later this year, so we had to find new ways to still operate in this chaos, so we decided to pop up a retail space for Moms to shop all under one roof for their baby and toddler goodies.
Still keeping the regulations in mind of only 50 people per entry allowed with all the safety measurements in place.

We will have about 40 Mommy / Baby and Toddler product / service vendors to shop from for 4 days!!

– Mommy & Me retail shop will pop up at the popular Venue D ‘Aria for 4 days and if it goes well will do it again in October and November.
– Venue D’Aria are Covid-19 screened and certified – with rigorous controls in place to regulate entry and ensure the safety of all.
– A cashless system will be in operation, with a single central pay-point for shopper convenience.
– It will work the same as you go to any other shop. We will only allow 50 people into the venue at a time.
We will have a nice waiting area with take away coffee / tea and food if you need to wait.
– All the Covid-19 safety measurements will be in place:
You must wear a mask
You will be sanitized upon entry
You will be screened upon entry
You will have to fill in a registry with your contact details.

Donato Events are hosting a Mommy & Me Pop Up Retail Shop at
Venue D’Aria Thursday 3 September to Sunday 6 September everyday from 9:00 – 16:00

Entry Fee:
Raffle ticket of R30.00, to get you into the draw for some exciting prizes to win. This way you can also support the struggling events industry at the moment due to Covid -19 regulations .

Please contact Desiree if you need more info or have any other inquiries:
Donato Events
Desiree Kleynhans
084 596 1753


Mommy & Me - Mom’s night off Dinners: Pre-Ordered Dinners from Venue D’Aria. Read More...

Serves 2

3 September

Deboned chicken thighs, stuffed with Baby spinach, Ricotta and Chorizo in a mushroom, smoked paprika, whole garlic and thyme crème

Roasted Vegetables cous cous 


4 September

Melt-in-the-mouth Lamb shank pie, rosemary, roasted onions, winter herbs, flaky pastry

Peeled baby potatoes, garlic, fresh herbs

Green garden salad


5 September

Spinach, Danish feta, and bacon Cannelloni, Napolitana sauce, fresh basil,

Authentic Greek salad (without lettuce) tossed in an extra virgin olive oil, herb, and lemon vinaigrette



6 September

Slow braised Oxtail (celery, onions, carrots) served with creamy parmesan polenta,

Baby vegetables tossed in sundried tomato pesto


Contact Desiree at or whats-app 084 596 1753.