Wake Up & Boogie Down Family Festival 2011

It started as a simple idea: let's do something to celebrate NPN and give back to this unique organization that has given so much to us as parents.  Hard to believe our baby, Wake Up & Boogie Down Family Festival, is now 3-years-old and a moving and grooving toddler!  It has become a highly anticipated event and each year seems to get even better than the last.  This year we are thrilled to have exceeded our goal with 500 attendees and more than $7,500 raised. Thank you for celebrating with us and making Wake Up & Boogie Down 2011 a success! 

The WUBD Family Festival Committee met each month to bring fresh ideas to the table, then we each went out and secured new participants.  The Cubby Bear has been the perfect venue, with lots of room to run and dance and play.  Throw in some face painting, balloon twisting, an instant raffle, art projects and amazing kid-friendly food, and the party really came together.  The event would not have rocked so hard without the rockin’ efforts of our committee!

And now, having just wrapped up the 3rd WUBD celebration, we feel so proud.  What a great reflection of the NPN community!  The morning was lively, the room was packed and full of enthusiasm, and everyone was enjoying themselves. We had record-breaking attendance and ticket sales and sponsor contributions exceeded expectations.

We look forward to watching our little WUBD grow and change. If there's one thing we all know as parents, we have no idea what next year will bring, but we know it will be an exciting adventure sure to fill us with joy!

Click on this link to see how much fun we had: ThinkLeigh Photography

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And of course a special Thank You to our amazing sponsors and donors:

COUNTRY Financial, The Cubby Bear, Time Out Chicago Kids, Eli's Cheesecake, The Happiness Club, Bubbles Academy, Think Leigh Photography, Sono Wood Fired/Urban Burger Bar, Julius Meinl, Mr. Bob, Cultural Care au Pair, Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy Store, Shedd Aquarium, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Multilingual Chicago, Square One Organics, Stroller Strides, Millenium Wellness Group, Lifeway-Kefir, Pirates Brands, Britax, and more!

See you next year!

Carly & Merritt, Family Festival Committee Co-Chairs

Posted on March 05, 2011 at 5:06 PM