Over 27 adults and 15 children, ranging from 7 weeks to 5 years old, enjoyed brunch at The Four Seasons Hotel, Boston last Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Friends and family from in and around the city met and mingled in Aujourd’hui from 11am-2pm, while their Boston Babies used this second floor premier function room as their personal play space. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the historic Boston Public Garden, and a venue decorated in classic and elegant colors, the space was a perfect setting to celebrate spring.
Ellie Cooper Events organized this second annual brunch at the hotel, adding an extra element for families, by including a live musician to serenade guests as they entered. Kelly Rice, local Boston based musician and graduate of Emerson College, sang anything from Beatles to Adele in addition to her own compilations. She performed on her guitar and provided guests not only with great music, but a personalized class from 12:30-1:15pm focusing on more “family friendly favorites” such as Disney classics and nursery rhymes.
Event Assistants, Dominique Banos, Melinda Warren and Kate Hefler, from Emerson College’s professional sorority, Kappa Gamma Chi, greeted guests and engaged children in the mini music class, by encouraging them to sing and dance. In addition, the students collected canned food donations which were distributed to The Greater Boston Food Bank, the philanthropic non-profit associated with this year’s brunch.
“It was a fabulous family focused event,” said Sue Olson, who traveled from Rochester, NH to enjoy brunch in the city with close family friends. “The food was delicious and also adorable, with ducky pancakes for the children to nibble on and plenty of fruit, eggs, muffins and pastry for the adults to enjoy.” With an all you can eat breakfast buffet, and a team of staff personally waiting on the guests, everyone enjoyed the food and was able to socialize and have fun throughout the morning.
“My daughter loved having the opportunity to dance with her little cousin and meet other children and families from around Boston,” said Stacey Fabrizio, of Peabody, MA. “She especially loved the arts and crafts provided and enjoyed coloring at her own kids’ table. The music was perfect and included many of her favorite Disney princess songs. The duckling cookies, which served as favors, was a nice touch that she enjoyed on the ride home.”
With their own little ducklings in tow, families left last weekend’s brunch having celebrated the start of spring, and remembering the whimsical classic, “Make Way for Ducklings” that every Boston Baby will come to know and love.
Save the Date for Boston Babies’ Halloween Party Signature Event, which will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Stay tuned for additional information regarding this event and other opportunities taking place in the city.
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