Friday, June 15, 2018

Baby Prom

For the past year or so, I've been trying to pick up the number of programs we offer for infants and young toddlers (generally 0-23 or 0-36 months). Our library has a pretty large population of families in these age groups and they also seem to be looking for more activities besides our lap sit storytimes. As I was brainstorming, I thought how much fun it would be to offer programs based around life milestones, just scaled down for babies. Thus, Baby Prom!

This ended up being a very simple program to plan and execute and the only thing I needed to purchase was the balloons for our fantastic photo booth. Around 30 babies attended with about 45 adults and I think it was a really fun bonding experience for everybody. Plus, almost all the babies were dressed up and about half the adults, which made it extra festive!

Photo op! The arch is made from coat hangers, held together with gorilla tape, and decorated with balloons. We own a compressor made just for blowing up balloons, so it only took about 3 hours to make.

Our library has a computer dedicated to taking photos. It uses the Sparkbooth program and an attached photo printer to print photos on demand- it's very popular at programs!

The dance floor


Making corsages (adults were more interested than the kids, which was expected)

Kids and adults loved the dancing (especially all of the shakers and scarves that went along with it)

Bubble machine was on full blast (also a huge hit)

Friend & family groups planned to attend together, which I thought was really fun!

Overall, we had a great time and I think it's definitely worth repeating next summer!

2 comments:

  1. This is so amazing. It helped us come up with some ideas. Thanks for posting!

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  2. Would you be so kindly to send me the instructions and supplies to make the corsages? They look soooo cute!

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