In true Ellen spirit, we launched her brand new ED Ellen Degeneres baby lifestyle collection (check it out now exclusively at buybuyBaby!) last week with our fun Disco Day Dream Dance party! The party and collection brought to life all the things that Ellen holds near and dear: Joy, Love, Kindness and adorable babies and animals. What’s not to love?!
One of my favorite things about hosting a kids’ event is getting to meet all the cute mini me’s of our mamas, and this evening did not disappoint! Kids from just a few weeks all the way to tweens were rocking out to their favorite dance party hits from Natalie Weiss of the Baby DJ School. Kids got to try their hands at the turn tables and put on headphones under the disco ball while party lights flashed! Robert Moy of Brooklyn Balloon Company twisted up epic renditions of Ellen’s favorite animal characters from the collections that really got the kids excited. One little girl (not naming names, but I think I might know her…) had her arms full of his fabulous creations. Guests posed with the balloons against a custom backdrop with a lifesize Ellen cut-out and created adorable GIFs to share the evening’s excitement.
When they needed a little break from the excitement, kids loved the craft corner where they created colorful creations around the themes of love and animals with giant crayons and put together fun puzzles. Engaging toys were on hand and kids clamored to ride on a kid-sized pony on wheels.
Treats were on hand too, of course — delish nibbles courtesy of Tastings NYC were passed. Little Spoon created a gourmet baby food bar for our smaller guests that they couldn’t get enough of. Mamas also got to indulge in Little Spoon’s yummy purees via specialty cocktails and mocktails.
The real highlight of the evening was the ED Ellen DeGeneres collection! Guests were amazed at the breadth of Ellen’s collection, including everything from layettes and strollers to swaddles and shoes incorporating signature details like her doggie doodles and positive words weaved throughout. Darling littles were decked out in the new collection as they bopped to the music and partied the night away! Ellen even made giant animal cut-outs to hold her adorable clothes. We were swooning over the swaddles in collaboration with aiden + anais, and über-cool denim stroller from Peg Perego. The gorgeous furniture is high quality and beautifully crafted, with details like the word “Joy” scrawled on the inside to remind you to soak up all the happiness that comes with having a newborn little.
Once the kiddos tired out from all the dancing and delectable treats, guests left with luxe gift bags filled to the brim with loot from the collections, strips of fun pictures, and memories of a fun family night they won’t forget.