Overall Space, Peggy Notebaert Nature Center
The party was held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Center in the South Gallery, a very large room with floor to ceiling windows on two of the four walls (such great natural light!). The large room was great for the 30 kids in attendance and all of the activities planned for them: face painters, arts & crafts stations, and an animal display. The room also had enough space for the desert table and the buffet (food was by Blue Plate, we love them!)...not to mention all of the guest tables (centerpieces by Daffodils Flower Shop). To help guests find their seats, each of the ten tables were assigned the name of a bug or flower and displayed a corresponding picture in an 8x10 frame (picture above shows the 'Butterfly' table).
Backpack Bug Bags on the Favor/Gift Table
We chose to hang lanterns from the ceiling in beautiful Spring colors: yellow, pink, orange, and green. And, in honor of the Museum's Butterfly Exhibit we hung 100's of paper butterflies on all of the room's windows. Each child was given a Backpack Bug Bag (pictured above) filled with lots of goodies: a personalized letter to hang in their room (pictured below), a 'Build Your Own Garden' kit (pictured below), healthy snacks, pencils, and toys.
Spring events are great. We had so much fun planning Naiyomi's 1st Birthday Party, and wish her many, many more!