2016 Wonderland Tea Party: Event Recap + Photos

Forest Park is a place where people of all ages can come to have fun and experience one of the world's best urban parks. Our annual Wonderland Tea Party provides an opportunity for children to have fun in the Park while learning a bit more about the importance of caring for such a special place.

On Sunday, April 3, over 250 guests joined us at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center for this highly anticipated event. Between sponsorships, attendees and a silent auction, over $35,000 was raised to care for the Variety Wonderland Playground


Guests enjoyed a assortment of activities throughout the day – providing fun for the kids and their parents – including:

  • Face painting
  • Balloon twisting
  • Pin-the-leaf on the tree
  • A cookie decorating station
  • Sit-down tea service
  • Photo booth
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Guess-the-number games
  • Silent auction
  • Raffle
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Imo's pizza station

Many thanks to our generous sponsors, in-kind donors, our event co-chairs and planning committee for making this event a success!

Co-Chairs:
Kimberly Jordan & Mariah & Cornell Evans
Jennifer, Maggie & Caroline McCarthy
 
Committee Members:
Jessica, Daphne & Bianca Angelette
Wendy & Naim Campbell and Nia Canady
Michelle, Lillian & Vivian Cissna
Betty, Kate, Jocelyn & Fletcher Davidson
Karen Forney-Sams and Pierce & Kennedy Sams
Gen Frank, Gabby Schmiedeke and Anna Blanco
Lara, Grace, Lucy & William Fuchs
Christine & Julia Gallant
Desta, Adela & Sloan Gingrich
Lesley & Jason Hoffarth
Rina Jetton & Gabrielle Gordon
Susanne, Isabella & Chloe Knese
Linda Ladendecker-Corley
Ciara, Taylor & Zoe Mayhorn and Nyla Hurst
Cristina, Peter & Gertie McGroarty
Shonté Moore & Makenzie Roberts
Ranjana & Asha Morgan
Brooke Nunn-Schultz
Mary Pat, Lucy, Edie & Alice O’Gorman
Jean, Kourtney & Peyton Player
Beverly & Amanda Propst
Carrie & Ellie Wenberg