Happy Birthday! Scooter celebrated its very first birthday Sunday November 11. And like any savvy New York kid, Scooter did it in style (all thanks to Town Residential).
Crowds of loyal Scooter fans (and their mommies and daddies) gathered at Dylan’s Candy Bar to nosh on trays of sour belts, gummy bears, and marshmallow-bellied frogs. Yes, there was healthy food as well. But most party-goers under age 10 opted for sour patch kids over baby carrots.
The longest line at the party, however, wasn’t for sweets but for the artistic wand of face painter extraordinaire, Sheila Jordan. Kaleidoscope butterfly wings on cheeks, sparkling rainbows on foreheads, and pirate eye patches all added to the festive air.
Members of New Victory Theater kept the kiddies entertained with a limbo contest. Everyone won because everyone just slid across the floor on his or her tummy. With juggling, freeze dancing, and a balloon volleyball game, what more could these sugar-charged kids want… except cake.
The three-tiered, funhouse-colored creation was wheeled in. Being serenaded with “Happy Birthday” by a group of very cool kids can be a pretty heady experience, but editor-in-chief Peter Feld took it all in stride and ceremoniously blew out the first of many more candles to come.
As the party wrapped up, publisher Robyn Reiss announced that Scooter will be published three times a year beginning in 2013. My, my, for a one year old, you certainly are acting all grown up.
Many thanks to Town, Dylan’s, New Victory, the New York Observer events team and our friends at Big City Moms for making this such a great day.