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Recap: Iowa City Moms Blog’s Easter Egg Hunt with Delta Delta Delta and MidWestOne Bank

Thank you to all of you who braved the stormy weather conditions on Sunday for our Easter Egg Hunt event with Delta Delta Delta and MidWestOne Bank! While we wish we would have been able to hold the event outdoors as originally planned, we are grateful to the Iowa Memorial Union for providing us indoor space at the last minute!

We were so happy to see so many of you there, including many of our loyal readers and lots of new faces as well! We were blown away by the response…we had over 400 kids attend, plus their parents, older siblings, and caregivers! It was amazing to see so many of you attend the event as a family and enjoying the festivities together!

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The Activities:

LRP_3998Face Painting

Our friends from Delta Delta Delta did a terrific job painting kids’ faces at the event! We saw Easter bunnies, eggs, rainbows, and more on a lot of smiling faces! Our kids had one on each cheek and probably would’ve gone back for more if they’d had room!

Balloon Animals

LRP_4160Special thanks to Chad the Not So Bad for making some truly amazing balloon creations for our guests.  This station was definitely the hit of the event and kids and parents alike were raving over his skills.  We only wish we had more time for him to make a creation for everyone!  Check out our Facebook gallery see more examples of his balloon art.

The Easter Bunny

LRP_4127We are so glad the Easter Bunny was able to make an appearance at our event and have a chance to meet all of the kids! Families were able to meet and take their own photos with the Easter Bunny.  We saw a lot of babies and small children getting to meet the Easter Bunny for the 1st time! And for the most part everyone was excited to see him.  For those whose children were not so thrilled, they definitely left with a memorable photo!

LRP_4065Eggs & Candy

What is an Egg Hunt event without eggs and candy?  While we were disappointed that we were unable to have an actual egg hunt due to moving the event indoors, it didn’t seem to phase the kids a bit! They were so excited to carry around their Easter baskets and collect eggs and candy.  More importantly, they were just excited to get to eat it!

Games

LRP_4120Thanks to our Co-Host sponsor, MidWestOne Bank for bringing a fun bags game to keep the kids entertained while waiting in line.  They also had an awesome table set up with a “Guess the correct price” game, complete with candy, coloring books, and reusable shopping bags to take home!

Donations

Iowa City Moms Blog and Delta Delta Delta both have a standing LRP_4093tradition of including philanthropy at our events.  We value giving back to our community by supporting local non-profit organizations.  We are proud to announce that through your donations we raised $235 for the UI Children’s Hospital at this event!! THANK YOU!!

Thank you to…

Our partners:

DSC_4982Thank you so much to Delta Delta Delta for all of your hard work in putting this event on and for inviting us to be part of it! Thank you for your flexibility and for your help in all the behind-the-scenes preparation, as well as all of your hard work the day-of. We want to give a huge shout-out to Alex Jacobson, Vice-President of Public Relations, for all of her hard work and dedication in helping make this event happen!

Our co-host:

DSC_4974Thank you to MidWestOne for co-hosting this event! We appreciate your flexibility and commitment to help provide great family activities in our community!

Our sponsors:

Thank you to West Music for providing awesome egg shakers to the first 200 kids in the door! They were definitely a hit! Thanks also to these sponsors for helping us put on such a great event:

West Music

Iowa GymNest

University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Children’s Center for Therapy

 

DSC_5005Candy donors:

Thank you to Hy-Vee, Fareway, National Dance Academy, The Downtown District, and nori for donating candy for the event.

Our photographer:

Thank you to LiteRite Photography for taking awesome photos of the event and for doing such an amazing 4911getting them back to us so quickly! Dana and Erin do a terrific job and we were so glad to partner with them for this event!

And last but not least…

You.

Thank you to all of you who came out and made this event a success! We truly hope you had a great time and will join us again next year! We’ll all cross our fingers for better weather!

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**Did you know? Our event made the paper! Be sure to read the article in the Press Citizen!  And before you leave, be sure you stay up-to-date on all the great things Iowa City Moms Blog has coming up by subscribing to receive our blog posts in your inbox, following us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter.  (Click the links to be taken directly to the pages.) Also, join our VIP email list to be the 1st to know about upcoming events by emailing info (at) iowacitymomsblog.com to sign up!

 

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