MACARONI KID CELEBRATES 5 YEARS OF PUBLISHING

Happy Birthday Macaroni Kid Birthday bashMacaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield (www.danbury.macaronikid.com), a hyperlocal online parenting publication, is celebrating its 5th year of publishing by inviting the local community to its second annual Birthday Bash event on November 7, 2015 from 12PM-4PM at the Danbury Sports Dome - an indoor, state-of-the-art, multi-sport, corporate and special event complex - located at 25 Shelter Rock Lane in Danbury. Macaroni Kid is dedicated to helping parents find the family fun. So this birthday-themed event will showcase local birthday-party businesses in an interactive, celebratory atmosphere that will provide guests – local families looking for kids’ birthday party planning resources – helpful information and a memorable, fun experience. 100% of the admission proceeds will be donated to Family & Children’s Aid -- a child-focused organization offering behavioral and mental health care for local children and their families -- located at 75 West Street in Danbury.

So what will the Birthday Bash be like? Meghan Friedland, Macaroni Kid Publisher/Editor explains, “This will not be your typical Expo. From the décor to the kids’ activities and live entertainment, guests will feel like they are attending a huge birthday party.” Birthday hats and goody bags will be handed out to the first 300 children at arrival. Businesses will host interactive kids’ activities at their booths. In addition to meeting a variety of local party venues, guests will also sample birthday cake and treats from local bakeries as well as enjoy live entertainment including The Magic of Tom Pesce, Han Dol Martial Arts, Music by Ali Froman, strolling costumed characters and more! “Every single business participating will have something to offer for families looking to plan a memorable birthday party for their child and many will offer special deals for families looking to book a party while at the event.” Even the event venue itself will be participating in the Birthday Bash. Kirk Bamford, Director at Danbury Sports Dome shares: “The Danbury Sports Dome is one of the area’s premier birthday party locations. So we will give guests a sense of what it would be like to have a birthday party at the Dome. We’ll be creating a Fun Zone area with large inflatables and an obstacle course and will also have our private party room on display. Our arcade room will be open as well as our concession area. We’ll also be offering a $25 discount to anyone who books a party during the event.”

As customary with attending a birthday party, guests are asked to bring a gift – a new unwrapped piece of sporting equipment – to be donated to Family & Children’s Aid in Danbury. Any new sports or recreational item that engages children in physical activity like soccer balls, baseballs, basketballs, footballs, ring tosses, tennis, ping pong, hula hoops, badminton, jump ropes, and so on, as well as used bicycles would be greatly appreciated. In lieu of a physical gift, families can make a monetary donation at the door of $15 per family. Meghan says, “We are thrilled to work with Family & Children’s Aid again this year as the Macaroni Kid brand is all about connecting with and serving local families and our local community.” Kevin McNellis, Director of Operations at Family & Children’s Aid continues, “We are so grateful that Macaroni Kid selected us to be the recipient of the admission donations from their second annual Birthday Bash event. The monetary donations and new sporting goods items will help us to continue to provide fun and healthy activities for the children receiving services from our organization.”

Families interested in attending can “Join” the event on Facebook here where participating businesses and the day’s entertainment will be announced.

For businesses looking to participate, affordable table and goody bag space is available along with sponsorship packages that will extend reach to Macaroni Kid’s exclusive online community for a fully integrated, targeted marketing campaign that is second to none. Contact Meghan Friedland at meghanf@macaronikid.com or 917-509-8842 by October 28 for more information.

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About Macaroni Kid:

Macaroni Kid and its family of Publisher Moms are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in their communities each week. Macaroni Kid publishes weekly, hyper-local e-newsletters and websites featuring events, activities, recipes and crafts for moms, kids and families. Macaroni Kid also hosts local events and parties to further connect businesses with families. Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield was established in 2010 by Publisher Mom Meghan Friedland, and is celebrating its 5th year bringing family fun to the Greater Danbury community. For more information about Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield, visit www.danbury.macaronikid.com or email meghanf@macaronikid.com. You can also follow Macaroni Kid on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

About the Danbury Sports Dome:

The Danbury Sports Dome is an indoor, state-of-the-art, multi-sport, corporate and special event complex with unparalleled space, a seasoned professional staff and unique customer experience with an infinite number of uses. The East Coast's largest domed facility provides the ultimate year-round temperature-controlled environment and an always enjoyable and fun atmosphere for all ages. The Danbury Sports Dome offers various birthday party packages complete with a private party room, field activities, food, beverages, cake and a variety of add-ons such as inflatables, arcade games and more. The Danbury Sports Dome is located at 25 Shelter Rock Road, Danbury. For more information, visit www.danburysportsdome.com or call 203-778-DOME (3663). You can also follow the Danbury Sports Dome on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Family & Children’s Aid:

Family & Children's Aid (FCA) provides high quality, innovative, behavioral and mental health care to children in crisis and their families. Our therapeutic techniques help children who have experienced trauma, abuse and/or neglect heal so they can choose their own futures rather than allowing their experiences and illnesses to dictate their futures for them. FCA believes treatment that engages and supports the whole family best serves the child. The children we serve represent the full spectrum of mental health needs, from Autism to profound trauma as a result of abuse and neglect.  FCA offers outpatient programs, residential and in-home services. FCA believes that seeking help is a sign of strength and that excellent care should be available to individuals and families in all walks of life, whenever needed and without discrimination. The Main Campus of Family & Children’s Aid is located at 75 West Street in Danbury. For more information, visit www.fcaweb.org or call (203) 748-5689. You can also follow Family and Children’s Aid on Facebook and Twitter: @ForEveryChild_. For more information, visit www.facweb.org or call (203) 748-5689.


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