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Baby Loves Disco coming to Portland

I recently got this email due to my Parent Hacks gig, but it's ideal to share here:

once a month beginning in january, portland's legendary crystal ballroom will be transformed into a child proof disco as toddlers, pre-schoolers and parents looking for a break from the routine playground circuit let loose for some post nap-time, pre-dinner fun. make no mistake, this NOT the mickey mouse club, and barney is banned. baby loves disco is an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real DJs blending classic disco tunes from the 70s and 80s guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving. the fun spills out from all corners of the club: bubble machines, baskets of instruments, a chill-out room (with tents, books and puzzles), diaper changing stations, a full spread of healthy snacks provided by Wild Oats and dancing, LOTS of dancing (and yes, the bar will be open for mommy and daddy!).

at its core, baby loves disco is a community event that brings kids together with kids and parents and parents together with parents, guaranteed to be the best time you've had at a kids event.....

venue: crystal ballroom - 1332 w. burnside street. 503.225. 0047
tickets: $12 tickets per walking human. buy tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com
time: 2-5pm (feel free to come early or late - 1 hour of baby loves disco is a lot!)
dates: sundays, january 14, february 18th, march 11th.

for more info and to learn all about baby loves disco check out:
http://www.babylovesdisco.com

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I am so there.

Doesn't this sounds incredible? Perfect way to chase away the winter blahs that set in after the holidays. I will definitely be there with as many people as I can round up.

We are SO there as well. AND we are giving away 10 FREE TICKETS to Baby Loves Disco at Milagros. Just come on into the store and enter your name in the raffle. No purchase is necessary.

See you on the dance floor!


Sounds great, but so expensive for a family of four! Is it all for profit, or is there a charity involved? I checked out the website, but couldn't find that info anywhere.

Cool! but... $12.00? Yikes. we could NOT afford that. Too bad sounds like fun;-(

I had the same initial reaction as several other mamas: Sounds fun, but pricey!

My understanding of Baby Loves Disco is that it and Baby Loves Jazz are a music industry spinoff, so I'm pretty sure it's a for-profit gig, sadly. From what I've read, it's a great niche marketing idea started by a former corporate music biz rep turned mostly stay-at-home-dad, but it's definitely intended to make some money.

Maybe the good folks at Liberty Hall or some other collectively-run venue can put together something similar, along w/ a sliding fee scale for admission.

ditto, here. man, what a price when you add up the fam- but it sounds too great to pass up! we'll be there!

I got their invite too and just love the concept. $12 is pricey comparerd to most casual PDX events, but for what the costs are involved with putting on this this tupe of event in that particular venue, I think they're offering a pretty fair price.

And Tony that's so great that you are giving away tickets at Milagros! What is the deadline to enter your name into the raffle and can you enter each time you visit? :)

I really want to go, but with Tickemaster surcharges and such it will be around $50-60...Is there something I am missing? Can you get around the surcharges by purchasing tickets at the door?

Yep - here too. It looks super fun and I was all over it until i got to the end of the ticketmaster process and it was going to be almost $70 for our family to go!

I think a low budget DIY disco thing is in order.

something like this perhaps?
http://urbanmamas.typepad.com//urbanmamas/2006/11/holiday_kiddie_.html

did anyone make it? i wanted to go, but we had other plans already.

Yes, you can enter the ticket raffle each time you come into Milagros. So maybe a FREE ticket will come your way...

As for the event price, $12 may seem pricey but I have produced a few events around town and putting something together at the Crystal Ballroom is definitely not cheap.

Sorry for the addendum...

I emailed the organizers to confirm this: You can buy tickets at the door and avoid TicketMaster fees.

Ciao!

JJ -- we were roaming around Mississippi last weekend and had popped into the baby disco last week and it appeared to be a rousing success, with great music, tons of families, some mamas selling their wares, and popcorn! Poor Tati really, really wanted to stay. I think baby discoes rock. I will say, though, the $12 price tag seems a "special occasion" sort of event for our family.

Disco babies was in MN last month and one of my friends went and said it was just OK. The site at Minneapolis had a TON of kids and her 18 month old got extremely overwhelmed. It's a great idea but it might be for slightly older kids.

She said they do serve drinks but the prices were really steep----

Baby Loves Disco is coming back!


this fall, portland's legendary crystal ballroom will once again be transformed into a child proof disco as more than 600 toddlers, pre-schoolers and parents looking for a break from the routine playground circuit let loose for some post nap-time, pre-dinner fun. make no mistake, this is NOT the mickey mouse club, and barney is banned. baby loves disco is an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real DJs blending classic disco tunes from the 70s and 80s guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving. the fun spills out from all corners of the club: bubble machines, baskets of instruments, a chill-out room (with tents, books and puzzles), diaper changing stations, a full spread of healthy snacks provided by Wild Oats and dancing, LOTS of dancing (and yes, the bar will be open for mommy and daddy!). baby loves disco is now in 18 cities, and will also launch in the u.k. (london and manchester) in september.

new this fall: don’t miss the “best little dancer in america” dance contest, launching in september – portland is one of 12 baby loves disco cities to host this national contest for tiny dancers, from babies to 7 year olds. . The event benefits alex’s lemonade stand www.alexslemonadestand.org.

at its core, baby loves disco is a community event that brings kids together with kids and parents and parents together with parents, guaranteed to be the best time you've had at a kids event….

venue: crystal ballroom - 1332 w. burnside street. 503.225. 0047
host mom: jen albertini
djs: belinda and hova, greasy kid stuff djs from 94.7!
tickets: $12 tickets per walking human. buy tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com
time: 12-3 pm (feel free to come early or late)
dates: sundays, september 9 and october 14

for more info and to learn all about baby loves disco check out:
http://www.babylovesdisco.com or www.babylovesdisco.com/locations/portland

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parents magazine: http://parents.com/
portland children's museum: http://www.portlandcm.org/
metro-parent – www.metro-parent.com
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baby boot camp: http://babybootcamp.com/

We did go to baby loves disco and yes it was really cool. The only problem was that our 15month old who weighs 28lbs. does walk yet. So we could not really let him crawl so we had to hold him. Good thing both daddy & mommy went! oh yeah...the other thing the lady at the ticket counter didn't believe out kiddo couldn't walk! It was like she got offended that I told her that and she told us that the guys at the door would have to decide wether or not we would have to buy a ticket. Keep in mind they charge walkers only. So all of the other people who held their smaller babies didn't have to pay. It really left a bad taste in our mouths but when we got inside it was great!

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