"Celebrating the Journey"

Projects like this come along once in a lifetime…We received a call from a family based in New York who was looking to plan a celebration in Minnesota in honor of their child. In 2009, their daughter Emerson had been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia.  At the time, they were living in Minnesota and began chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Years later after the long and steady journey the family has every reason to smile, Emerson’s prognosis is excellent and her most recent tests in March were clear. With no greater reason to celebrate, it was time to throw a party for Emerson. Children and children’s events inspire whimsy and dreams, but this celebration was truly like no other. Together with their friends and family, they celebrated “superheroes,” the friends and family who supported, the medical team who shared their skills and most importantly to Emerson who bravely fought and beat cancer. The event catered to kids and adults alike making the experience enjoyable for all those attending. Kids enjoyed customizing their own superhero wristbands, a buffet with all their favorites, snakes from the reptile zoo as well as a balloon artist. Each guest wrote personal notes to Emerson which then created a tree of wishes for this brave young girl with the promise of so much life ahead of her. Despite the heat guests were treated to a gorgeous view of Lake Calhoun and gourmet popcorn for their drive home.

Venue:  The Minikahda Club

Desserts:  Cocoa + Fig

Invitation Suite:  Paper Rock Scissor

Floral:  Spruce Flowers and Home

Decor Elements:  Apres Party and Rental, Linen Effects

Entertainment:  Level 11, Traveling Photo Booth, Highly Entertaining | Balloon Artist R.A.D. Zoo

Photography: Canary Grey, Jamie Schultz Photography