Family Fun Day: Passport to Adventure, September 16


We are thrilled to announce details of our next event: our Family Fun Day event!
Check out all the details below.
family fun day

Who: All Des Moines Metro families!

What: A morning of fun for all!  Tickets are all inclusive and include all activities, snacks, a goody bag for each child ticket, and access to all giveaways as part of our raffle.

When: Saturday, September 16 9 a.m. – noon

Where: Centennial Park, 1255 Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA 50263

Ticket Price: 

  • Adults and children: ONLY $5 per ticket
  • Under 2 years-old: Free (please note, this ticket does not include a goody bag. If you would like your child to have these things, please purchase them a child ticket.)

A limited number of tickets will be available at the “door” for purchase via credit card only (we will not be accepting cash payment).

All tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event and all activities
  • Food, drinks and dessert samples
  • A goody bag loaded with goodies (1 per child ticket purchased)

To purchase your ticket, see the link at the bottom of this post

Platinum Sponsorfamily fun day

Mercy Medical Center Des Moines is proud to serve Des Moines area families for all their healthcare needs. The hospital has two main campuses: the central campus and West Lakes, as well as Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics. Mercy Clinics includes more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine, and specialty locations throughout the Des Moines metro area. 

Bronze Sponsors

Dr. Jennifer Thompson, DC, CACCP is the owner and chiropractor at Balance Chiropractic & Wellness, located in Windsor Heights. Balance Chiropractic & Wellness strives to maintain a family friendly environment, and considers all practice members to be an extension of our family.  Dr. Jen will be providing a nursing and feeding area at the event, complete with nursing friendly snacks for all of our mommas and babies!


family fun day eventElite Eye Care is a family-owned, local business that focuses on more than just vision correctionThey offer unique services to enhance their patient’s quality of life, including Optometric Vision Therapy and Ortho-K Contact Lenses. Their Optical department has the best selection in the metro with over 1,500 frames to choose from. They pride themselves on providing outstanding care, personalized services, and quality eye wear.


Activity Partners

Go Go Yoga For Kids

Learn some basic yoga moves with licensed instructor Sara Weis, founder of Go Go Yoga for Kids. Sara is also the creator of The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards and the How to Teach Yoga to Kids online course. Sara is passionate about introducing children to the lifelong benefits of yoga. She has been working with children for more than 18 years and knows which techniques work, and just as important, which don’t work. 

Des Moines Birthday Party is the largest mobile provider of Bubble Soccer & Bubble Suite rentals in Iowa. Bubble Balls Suits provide a fun, and safe experience that takes social events to the next level of fun. You’re guaranteed to be laughing while playing, and while watching. 



Way To Play

What kid doesn’t love a bounce house? Way to Play is Central Iowa’s #1 Fun Headquarters. They have been delivering high-quality inflatables that are safe and clean for more than 15 years. Their goal is to make your event memorable. 


family fun day eventYou’ll also have the opportunity to meet and have your picture taken with Spike the Bulldog – Des Moines’ favorite bulldog! Spike the Bulldog is the mascot for Drake University.


We have room for additional activities. If you or someone you know are interested in being part of the event, please contact [email protected]!





Food & Drink Partners

Delicious snacks and treats will be provided by Chick-Fil- A at University Avenue, Dunkin’ Donuts, Smoothie King, Thelma’s Treats…and MORE!


Chick-Fil-A at University Avenue will be providing the first 100 ticket holders with their breakfast Chicken Biscuits. All attendees who stop by their table will receive a digital offer card for a free breakfast item from the Chick-Fil-A University Avenue store! Make sure you don’t delay and purchase your ticket early because only the first 100 people will receive a yummy Chicken Biscuit! 


Dunkin’ Donuts  at the 2610 E University Ave. location will be providing a variety of scrumptious donuts, munchkins, and coffee for all attendees! America runs on Dunkin’! 




Thelma’s Treats will once again be treating attendees to their yummy handmade ice cream sandwiches!

You can find Thelma’s handmade ice cream sandwiches in the frozen section of your local Fareway, Hy-Vee, Gateway Market, and at the Thelma’s store at 505 East Grand Suite 104 in Des Moines’ East Village.

For a full list of retailers or to order weekday warm cookies for delivery, visit us at



The West Des Moines Costco will be providing moms, dads, caregivers and kids a variety of their signature Kirkland products as well as fresh-baked goods from their bakery!


 Smoothie King Waukee will be providing healthy, tasty sips to attendees! Smoothie King has been blending up your smoothies with a purpose since 1973. We exist to help you meet your goals for a healthy and active lifestyle.

We are working to confirm additional food and drink sponsors for the event. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact [email protected]!


There will be a variety of vendors for everyone to check out. All table vendors will have kid-friendly activities, games or treats. Everyone will have something fun to do!

Confirmed Vendors:

Wildtree By Leann Thongvahn

Edward Jones – Travis Gaule with photo booth!

LuLaRoe by Tina Smothers

Optimum Chiropractic

Key Potential Chiropractic

LipSense/SeneGence by Tami Harmsen


MaryKay by Harmonie Savage

Thirty-One by Beth

ItWorks by McKenzie Glazebrook

Color Street Nail Design by Katie Barry

Steeped Tea by Lucy Smart


Opportunity to Give Back & Win a Giveaway! 

Every child ticket also comes with a goody bag. Children will have a chance to visit vendor tables and fill their goody bags with items from our wonderful partners!

Who doesn’t love to win amazing prizes? We have an awesome lineup of giveaways thanks to our fabulous partners!

We are excited to partner with Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics to give you an opportunity to give back. Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics receives requests from individuals and groups in the community wanting to know how they can help children who are in the hospital. The child life specialists have a list of items that are always in demand to help the various ages of children they serve.

For each donation item from the list below that you bring, you will receive ONE raffle ticket (up to 5 items). The more you donate, the better your chances of winning – it’s that simple! We hope you will participate in this important initiative of giving back to children in need for a chance to win one of these prizes.

  • Markers/Crayons/Colored pencils
  • Construction paper
  • White canvases
  • Art kits/Jewelry kits
  • Kid scissors
  • Coloring books
  • Puzzle books
  • Stickers
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Glitter glue
  • Clipboards
  • Water color paints
  • Glue
  • Lego kits
  • Board games (Apples to Apples, Connect Four, Sorry, Headbandz, etc)
  • Modeling clay
  • Beads/Jewelry making kits
  • Card games (Uno, Skip-Bo, Go Fish, etc)
  • Art Kits
  • Nail polish


>>Buy Your Tickets Today!<<

*Please note, we are only selling a limited number of tickets to the event and we expect them to go fast. Due to the nature and planning of this event, we cannot accommodate cancellations or refunds. By purchasing a ticket you are permitting Des Moines Moms Blog to take photos of you at the event for promotional use.

*This event is geared towards children 2-12 years old, however we will have a few activities that little ones may enjoy. If bringing a stroller, please make sure that it is able to be used easily on grass. 

*This event will happen rain or shine. 



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