Family Fun Day 2019 Recap


Family Fun Day 2019Our 4th annual Family Fun Day event was a great morning with over 350 attendees!

A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Family Fun Day on September 21st at Centennial Park in Waukee. It was a perfect fall day, luckily the rain held off and it made for a great morning to spend time outside and have fun as a family!

All families need to have some fun, and Des Moines Moms Blog is honored to provide great events for our readers. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors, our guests enjoyed activities such as two bounce houses, face painting, and an obstacle course. We enjoyed delicious food from Coffee and Bagels, Northern Lights Pizza, Iowa Orchard, Thelma’s, Miss Nini’s, Hyvee Health and Wellness, and Crystal Clear Bottled Water. Each child received a swag bag at the event entrance that was filled with goodies from vendors and sponsors.

Family Fun Day 2019Be sure to check out all event photos by Ivory House Photography in our Facebook albums. Don’t forget to tag yourself and your friends too! 


Presenting Sponsor

Unity Point Health Des Moines provides coordinated clinic, hospital and home-based care for patients in Des Moines and Central Iowa.

Unity Point Health is led by nearly 290 physicians and providers working in more than 50 UnityPoint Clinic locations. They are supported by their state-of-the-art UnityPoint Health – Des Moines hospitals – Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital, and Methodist West Hospital – and cancer center along with home health care services, UnityPoint at Home.

Attendees got a chance to see the landing of the Life Flight Helicopter  and then got a chance to look inside! 


Bronze Sponsor

New Horizon Academy 


New Horizon Academy is a family-owned and operated company that has been providing high-quality care and education to young children for more than 45 years. While focusing on developing a healthy sense of self in each child, New Horizon Academy also strives to provide your child with the necessary skills to succeed not only in school but in life.


The Science Center of Iowa

science center of iowa

The Science Center of Iowa is a great place for young explorers to imagine, experiment and play! Catch science in action in When Things Get Moving, meet Iowa’s native cold-blooded critters in What On Earth?, or make a splash in Bubble Bay. With hands-on exhibits, live science programs, and a 50-foot planetarium, there’s always more to explore!

Sciowa FFD


Activity Partners

Hy-Vee KidsFit

Hy-Vee KidsFit is a fun, at-home program designed for kids and families to help promote health, exercise and nutrition as a priority in our daily lives. This program is designed to be done without workout equipment to make it accessible for everyone. Hy-Vee KidsFit help provide kids the tools to learn why it is important to make your personal health a priority. These life skills are incorporated into their 5-Week Challenge.

Face Painting by Lisa M

She is a wife, a mother , and owner of Facepainting by Lisa M. Lisa is a lover of music, art, and people, and she especially adores children. Face painting combines her love of art and children all in one. She uses her own original designs while listening to some of the greatest stories told by children while they have their faces painted. Her style is unique and she’s always willing to try new things! 



Hop-A-Lot Rentals

Whether you’re planning a corporate outing, backyard birthday party, church function, or city festival, Hop-a-Lots will turn your event into a memory your guests won’t soon forget. Best of all…they will do it within your budget!
Hop-A-Lot is one of the longest-lasting and most trusted inflatable rental companies in Central Iowa. After years of providing fun inflatables for events in the Hawkeye state, they have been able to increase our inventory to cater to every type of event, and all ages, including adults! 

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts is the nation’s leading martial arts program with over 120 academies nationwide in 35 states.  Their academies offer a national curriculum, national recognition of rank and competition opportunities at the local, regional, and national level. Their students develop their physical performance abilities to increase speed, power, range, accuracy, balance, and reaction, all while developing real-world self-defense skills.

At Tiger-Rock, they believe that success is first learned, then earned.  They believe in training for our journey both as a martial artist and a citizen.  Tiger-Rock brought their Instant Ninja obstacle course!

Unity Point Health-Fire Safety House and Life Flight

The Fire Safety House offers hands-on learning to prepare children for the unexpected and frightening experience of a fire. In addition to teaching children about fire safety, the house can also be used to train children about what to do in severe weather such as thunderstorms and tornadoes.



Since 1979 LifeFlight has been providing quality, rapid air transport for critically-ill and injured patients. The ability to stabilize and transport patients as quickly as possible is critical, which is why LifeFlight and its crew can be instrumental during life-threatening situations. LifeFlight was the first air ambulance service in central Iowa and since that time has continued to grow and specialize in order to provide the most experienced and specialized care available for our community. Come check out the helicopter land during the event!!

Waukee Fire Department

Kids had a chance to touch the City of Waukee’s very own firetruck. The Waukee Fire Department works proactively with residents, schools, and businesses to promote fire safety awareness. Providing big-city services on a small-town budget, the Waukee Fire Department is known for its quick and caring response to any call!


Food & Drink Partners


Thelma’s uses a grassroots approach to build popularity the old-fashioned way – they hustle, introduce treats to taste buds and let the “yums” do the talking. They’ve shared their delicious handmade treats at festivals, weddings, and unique promotional events. Fans love that each bite is a fun, sweet treat, jam-packed with handmade goodness – just like a trip to grandma’s house. Thelma’s will be providing mini ice cream sandwiches to attendees!

Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee will be providing coffee and bagels! They are located at 11985 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA is a premium coffeehouse featuring high quality, handcrafted beverages and food. At their Urbandale location they serve expertly roasted coffee blends & espressos and our handcrafted beverages, such as mochas and lattes, are created using only the best ingredients. Their food offerings include a variety of premium breakfast sandwiches, baked goods and snacks to fuel life’s adventures.

They got together to make your morning that much better!


Iowa Orchard

Iowa Orchard is providing fresh, delicious apples to attendees. They offer fresh produce such as apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, and sweet corn. Their bakery serves homemade pies, banana bread, pumpkin bread, cookies, turnovers, coffee cake, and apple crisp. They are known for our apple cider, caramel apples, fudge, and honey. Bring the family out to the orchard for fun activities and tours throughout the season.

Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts

Miss NiNi developed a passion for baking in her youth. Over the years, that passion has done nothing but intensify, leading to the rebranding of Encore Desserts as Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts. Miss Nini’s will be providing dessert bread samples to attendees. 

Crystal Clear Bottled Water is a locally owned and operated business proudly serving Des Moines since 1975. Every day, Crystal Clear provides delivery of pure, safe bottled water and coffee products to customers across Iowa. And, water treatment systems provide quality water for home and office every day.

Serving West Des Moines, Clive, Grimes, Granger, Ankeny, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, and Indianola from the Des Moines location and serving many other cities in Iowa through one of their distributors.

Northern Lights on Westown Parkway will be providing breakfast pizza for attendees! Northern Lights began in Clive in 1994, since then they have expanded in the metro and over multiplestates! This company brings high quality ingredients to some delicious pizza.  






Photography Partner

Ivory House Photography does their best to create an environment that fosters authenticity and confidence. They believe strongly in allowing their clients to feel vulnerable enough to let their true selves shine through in their photos. Not only are they devoted to a high level of service during your session, but they also hope to earn the trust of our clients with prompt responses, flexibility, accommodation, and a quick product turnaround time. Recently, they have started doing mini children’s sessions!

Swag Bag Partners

Earl May is celebrating 100 Years of being family own, Iowa grown, and the lawn, garden, and landscape experts of the Midwest. They provided the swag bags!


Vendors, Swag, and Giveaway Partners

Thank you to all that gave back to Blank Children’s Hospital!

Thank you too all attendees who participated in donations for  Blank Children’s Hospital UnityPoint Health .We were able to donate items such as play-doh, Legos, and other arts and crafts to the Child Life program!



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