KidSpace of Columbia Association (CA) hosted a back to school party at the Columbia Athletic Club this past Saturday evening. It was a beautiful evening, so a perfect night to go do something fun with the kids. Plus, I could tell that my son was getting anxious about the upcoming school year. This party sounded like a great way to ease back into fall. Going back to school should be fun and exciting, not something to worry about!
It was a great time. We were greeted by the friendly KidSpace staff. Many of them knew my son as he’s a regular at KidSpace locations around CA. That made him feel welcome to be greeted by name, “Hi Henry! Are you ready to play?” Of course he was.
It was a very well organized event with a lot of little activities. Right at the front was the balloon artist who not only made fun creations, but had fun interacting with the kids too. The moon bounce, of course, was a huge hit. One ticket gave you a pass to come as often as you wanted throughout the 2-hour event. The Columbia Art Center had a tie dye center set up and there was a really good face painting artist. The kids could jump until they got too hot and tired, get out, do a different activity and then jump in the moonbounce again.
Downstairs, inside the Athletic Club, they had vendors selling family related items, a raffle sale and about halfway through the party, a Zumbatomic® dance. That was really popular too! Kids who loved that can get more as CA offers Zumbatomic® classes.
My son had a great time and it looked like all the other grade schoolers did too. He seems a bit more excited about school, so I would say mission accomplished!
Melissa Sinclair works in the Communications & Engagement Division at Columbia Association (CA). Melissa recently moved to Columbia with her three-generation family. She has lived in more than a dozen cities and is looking forward to making Columbia, Md., her permanent home! Over the past year she has worked on losing weight, getting fit and doing volunteer work; she is now looking forward to working for CA after staying home with her family for the last several years. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in educational administration. Click here to read more of Melissa’s Getting to Know CA series.