Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve with Columbus Moms Blog!

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Remember when you were 22 and New Year’s Eve meant sparkly dresses, sky-high heels, taxis (we’re old, this was def. before Uber and Lyft), buckets of champagne, loud music, confetti, and a rowdy midnight countdown? That was fun.  But times change, and I don’t know about you, but these days the thought of venturing out on the evening of New Year’s Eve sounds less than mildly appealing. But that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate!  It’s just a little earlier in the day – and this year, we’ll be celebrating at the Columbus Moms Blog’s Noon Year’s Eve party!  

What’s a Noon Year’s Eve party? 

It’s a family-friendly event focused on allowing kiddos to celebrate the new year at a time when they are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.  This year, we’re hosting the event at The Little Gym of Polaris on December 31, 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Their gym will be open for climbing, tumbling, swinging, balance beam walking, and general fun having!  If you’ve never been, you’re going to love the gym space, full of brightly colored kid-friendly gym equipment, soft surfaces to safely catch the little ones, and a large mat for dancing, jumping, and games.

But that’s not all we have on offer!  We are so pleased to be partnering with a multitude of local businesses to ensure this will be the best event of the winter for the entire family. 

Read on for a timeline and description of all we’ll have on hand for this festive party, including our scrumptious menu of treats, as well as ticket information! And be sure to check out our Facebook Event page for updates and reminders for the event.

Timeline of Events

December 31, 2018

10:00am:  Doors Open

The Columbus Moms Blog and Little Gym crew will swing open the doors to welcome you to the party!  After checking in, removing coats, shoes and (for kiddos) socks, the gym will be open for playtime.  Please make sure you leave all car seats and strollers in your car as there won’t be a ton of room, this is a great venue to wear baby!  

From 10:00-12:00 families can play in the gym, take a festive picture, color, or create a craft.  Be sure to snap a selfie or two at our New Year’s Eve Selfie Station, sponsored by Northstar Family Dental.  Next, move on to the activity table, sponsored by Barrington Schools, for some New Year’s coloring, resolution making, and a noisemaker craft to shake loudly during our countdown to Noon.

11:00am:  Snow Queen Arrives!

Our featured guest will grace us with her presence at 11:00am, so you’ll want to be sure to arrive well before then!  From 11:00-11:30 our Snow Queen will spread her wintery magic throughout the event, greeting and taking pictures with the guests.  

Snow Queen provided by Paulette’s Princess Parties

11:30am:  Snow Queen Performance 

At 11:30 our Snow Queen will lead us into the gym for a special performance and sing-along.  

Just before 12:00pm:  Countdown to Noon!

Right before the clock strikes 12, we will all count down together, before ringing in the Noon Year with a balloon and soft ball drop!

A huge thank you to Jimmy Johns and i9 Sports for their generous support of this event. 

Menu

Throughout the event, we’ll have sweet treats and hot beverages available for all to eat, drink, and enjoy:

Beverages:

COFFEE STATION

provided by:

Snacks:

BAGGED CHIPS

provided by:

Sweet Treats:

BUNDTINIS

mini bundt cakes provided by:

DONUTS

assorted donuts provided by:

COOKIES

assorted cookies provided by:

Ticket Information

{ SOLD OUT }

Tickets will go on sale on November 28th at 7:00pm for our Newsletter subscribers at 9:00pm for the general audience.  Click HERE to sign up for our Newsletter.  All attendees age 6 months and older must purchase a ticket to attend the event.  Tickets are $10.00 per attendee, plus the Eventbrite fee.  

Partner Love

The ongoing goal of Columbus Moms Blog is to create community for Moms throughout Central Ohio.  We wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of our sponsors and partners.  Below are the generous local businesses who are sponsoring the CMB 2018 Noon Year’s Eve event.  We thank them for their support and for helping us to foster the community that we know as moms is oh so important and that we continually seek to form through our work at Columbus Moms Blog.

 

Host Sponsor - The Little Gym of Polaris

As new owners since March 2016, we are so excited to be a part of this amazing community and to provide progressively structured classes in a positive learning environment.  The Little Gym creates opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Our trained instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics,  plus fun extras like parties, camps and more.

Featured Sponsor - Jimmy John's

Freaky is a way of life for us at Jimmy John’s, and we’re not only talking about FREAKY FAST®. We’re freaks about fresh bread, meats, and veggies.  We’re obsessed with all things normal people don’t even think about.  And if that makes us freaks, then FREAK YEAH, we’re freaks.

Snow Queen Provided by Paulette's Princess Parties

Snowqueen NYE

Based in Dublin, Ohio, we offer high quality entertainment for birthday parties, holiday parties, luncheons, and fundraisers, as well as corporate, school, church, recreation center events and more. Each character has performing experience and is adorned in the most beautiful handcrafted costume. We also offer monthly Fairytale Camps and Dance & Theatre classes at our studio.

Activity Table

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Here at the Barrington School, we have a unique perspective and approach to caring for and nurturing young children. Our schools are family owned, and operated, with over 30 years of experience providing care for infants through school-age children. Providing daycare in Powell, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Dublin, Columbus and surrounding areas

Decorations

i9 Sports, the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise business in the United States, has re-engineered youth sports for kids ages 3 and up. With over 2 million registrations in communities from New York to Hawaii, we have replaced a high pressure, adult centered model with a child centered model that puts fun first.

Selfie Station

We are proud to serve Westerville, Columbus and the surrounding areas with excellence in dental care every day! We offer unparalleled, quality treatment in a comfortable, relaxing, spa-like environment. Our patients are the heartbeat of our practice and we believe they deserve only the most personalized, gentle and honest care – and that is what we promise to deliver – every time!

Cookies

Local cookie company, providing custom design cookies to the Columbus area and beyond.

Bundtinis

Step into a Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery and let the aroma of freshly-baked Bundt stir your senses. Choose from ten luscious Bundt flavors and forty unique cake designs while you browse a treasure trove of unique gifts, charming cards and inspired decorator items.

Donuts

peace love and little donuts

Peace Love & Little Donuts was founded in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are all about delicious, fun, and shareable donut experiences that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth. We’re now located all across America!

Coffee

Sweetwater 150x150

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Pointe of Polaris features real ingredient-focused, globally-influenced beverages. With a full coffee menu, an extensive premium tea selection, and premium signature drinks, so there’s something for everyone. 

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Elisabeth, a native of southwest Ohio, has recently moved back to her home state after 3.5 years in Dallas, TX, y’all. After having their son in early 2015, Elisabeth and her husband knew it was time to make the bittersweet decision to leave Dallas and head back home. Although neither Elisabeth nor her husband are originally from Columbus, it immediately felt comfortable and welcoming, home at last. Elisabeth is mama to a darling, wacky, and scrumptious one-year-old boy, Baby Bean, and married for over four years to the man who stole her heart with a smile junior year in college. Before embarking on her life-long dream of being a stay at home mom, Elisabeth attended law school in Cleveland and then promptly decided to become a real estate agent in Dallas. Elisabeth loves making lists of all kinds, squeezing into skinny jeans whenever possible, and truly believes nothing tastes better than that first cup of morning coffee (with lots of cream). Her favorite things include Cadbury Eggs, Christmas decorations, hotel room service, and watching Baby Bean grow and change each and every day, even if that means toddlerdom is upon her! Elisabeth is passionate about parenting, and loves to learn about the many different types of parents, child-rearing, and how individual families approach various, every day challenges. She hopes her stories can help others see a new perspective, understand that no matter what, they aren’t alone, bring forth a little bit of inspiration, and ultimately help other parents through this nutty job we’ve bestowed upon ourselves.