May 23 - Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

This is the party summary for our party May 23, 2019.

I was very excited to have the Metro Police Department join us for today’s event!  They brought goodie bags for each child that contained the following items: Small Flashlight, Foam Police Car, Foam Ball, Yo-Yo, Pen/Pencil, Child Designed Highlighter (Mop Head Pen), Police Sticker Badges, Coloring Book and Paper Police Hat, and a Guardian Bear. We had Sgt. Bonita Blue, Special Ops/SRT Officers Morgan and Gann with departments bomb robot, and Officer Ledford that brought the ballistic helmet and gas mask.  Girls and boys were so excited to see and even control the robot, which we named mister gadget.

The Tutu Ladies came with plenty of the amazing tutus, capes and mask.   These items are lovingly handmade at creation events that they host. Thank you to everyone that attends and donates to these wonderful ladies in order to put such huge smiles on those sweet faces.

We had 20 girls and 9 boys that were greeted by Sgt. Blue and Anna Bright aka Els, Delaney Henry, and Ms Debbie.  Each girl was treated to fingernail polish, lipstick, party favors and a crown that is donated from girls that compete in pageants local and national levels.

Once all nails and lips are painted, crowns selected and tutus on, the girls had a picture taken with the Elsa and sometimes Sgt Blue.  There were many smiles and laughter ringing in those hospital walls today, which is what we set out do accomplish every time. We had two sets of twins join us, one set was girls and the other some sweet boys.  Made you blink twice to make sure your eyes were correct.

We also were able to send 4 goodie bags with party favors, lip stick, nail polish, tutu or cape and a crown for those ones that were unable to attend the event.   

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that devote their precious time to put huge smiles on these precious children faces if only for an hour, the memories made in that hour will last a lifetime.

One thing for sure, it never gets old watching smiles and listening to giggles for these kids.  Thank you again for all of the many volunteers, I could not make this happen without you guys.