Children’s Moon Festival
8th Annual Children’s Moon Festival
Saturday, September 14, 2013
3-5p Kids Activities | 5-6p Entertainment
Mitchell Park Bowl, Palo Alto
Come celebrate the wonderful diversity of our community at our largest event of the year! In 2012 the Mayor of the City of Palo Alto officially recognized PAMP for its effort to organize this important cultural celebration. In keeping with the Mid-Autumn Festival traditions in China and Vietnam our event program will include children’s activities, traditional Asian dance, music, storytelling, martial arts performances, and a lantern parade.
Activities at this year’s Festival include:
Lanterns by International School of the Peninsula
Lanterns by One Medical Group
Photo Booth & Balloons by UrbanSitter
Bubbles by Stratford School
Paper Airplanes by Dr. S. Brian Liu, D.D.S., M.S.
Paint Marine Animals by Flying Fish Swim School
Pony Rides & Petting Zoo by Friendly Pony Parties
Spin Art by Friends Nursery School
Make a Visor by Just Between Friends of San Mateo
Go Fishing by La Petite Baleen Swim Schools
Handprint Art by Menlo Swim & Sport
Games & Sport Skills by My Gym Palo Alto
Paper Fan Arts & Crafts by The Phillips Brooks School
Eco-Friendly Activities by TotSpot
Story Time by The Palo Alto Children’s Library
Changing Table by Tiny Tots
And finally, swing by the PAMP Board table to taste a Moon Cake!
Interested in being a part of the action? Join the team and be a VOLUNTEER for one of PAMP’s largest events AND fulfill your two-hour volunteer commitment at the same time! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you to our Key Sponsors!
The PAMP Children’s Moon Festival is our largest community event, which brings an estimated two-thousand PAMP members and their families together to celebrate the cultural diversity and moon harvest traditions. It is a fun outdoor event with games, activities and live performances for the entire family. We are a volunteer-led nonprofit 501(c)(3), all sponsorship fees are used to support programs, events and services for our members and community.
Sponsors get to interact with PAMP members and their children by leading games and activities during the event. This is a great branding opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs that want to represent their businesses to the PAMP community in a fun and meaningful way. Children’s Moon Festival is a non-commercial event and in this format sponsors are not “tabling” or “selling” their products or services, they are simply representing their businesses by their own enthusiastic engagement in the activities they are leading.
Questions? Please contact: email@example.com
KEY SPONSOR Benefits
There are a four Key Sponsor spots available:
- 2 Lantern Decorating Sponsors $700
- 1 Photo Booth & Dress Up Sponsor $700
- 1 Bubble Sponsor $700
Key Sponsors receive special recognition in event marketing and promotional materials including a url linked logo on the PAMP website, logo on the event signage, prominently placed tents, and distribution of 300 (sponsor selected) materials in the PAMP give-away bags.
PAMP provides all of the activity materials, so the Key Sponsors are only responsible for bringing the minimum of 3 volunteers to lead the activities.
ACTIVITY TENT SPONSOR Benefits
Activity Tent Sponsors ($200) are responsible for coordinating a specific kids activity, bringing the necessary supplies and volunteers to lead the activities. Tent Sponsors receive recognition on the Event Program as well as on the website. We will work with Tent Sponsors to design a diverse range of kids activities, and we encourage your creativity and input!
PAMP works with a select number of local partners to show their event related creative arts by performing in the Bowl to enhance the event activities and offerings. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your organization are interested in learning more about becoming an event performer.
Event Sponsorship Request Form
Thank you for your interest! All of our Children’s Moon Festival sponsor spaces are full. Please stay tuned for future event opportunities.
Location: Mitchell Park Bowl is located at 600 East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto. The cross streets are East Meadow Drive and Middlefield Road.
The red selected area is where the tented area for the kids activities will take place. The performance/entertainment portion of the program will be held across the walkway in the Multi-use Bowl.
Tents & Tables: All tents are assigned and we will have signs and volunteers directing you to your table. Please note: there are no electrical outlets available and generators are prohibited.
All sponsors are provided with:
1 10-foot by 10-foot tent
1 4-foot adult-size table
2 6-foot kids tables (21″ high).
Please bring your banners, signs and materials for distribution under your tents. When setting up, we ask that you remember that your first responsibility is to coordinate the kids activity, create an engaging and fun environment for the families. Also please keep in mind the space is limited so we need your help to keep your tables, displays and activities within your tent area.
Arrive for set up
Doors Open for Kids Activities
Entertainment & Performances Begin
Activity Tents Clean Up/Breakdown
Moon Goddess Story & Lantern Parade
Checklist of Items to Bring
Banners, displays, handouts
All materials and supplies for your activity table (not applicable for Key Sponsors)
Zip ties or materials to hang your banner on your table
Bottled water (don’t forget to hydrate!)
Extra hands if you can get them!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I give away prizes?
Yes please! If you are leading an activity and want to raise the stakes by giving away prizes for a friendly competition, please feel free! Keep in mind that our core membership has children between the ages 0-5 years old; therefore, we ask that you bring prizes that are safe, age appropriate and environmentally-friendly (i.e. minimal packaging).
Can I display a banner and distribute materials?
Yes, you are free to hang your banners on your tent and display your materials on the table(s) provided.
Can I sell my services or products at the event?
No, this is a non-commercial event and it is not appropriate to do transactions – your first priority is to lead the activities. However you can feel free to bring a clipboard, pens and papers to collect email addresses if members want to join your mailing-list.
Are Activity Sponsors providing childcare?
No, absolutely not! All of the games and activities require parent-participation and supervision. Under no circumstances should a parent leave their child unattended. This is generally understood by most members, but Activity Sponsors should remind parents whenever a situation arises to stay with their children. If a child is separated from his or her parent immediately notify a PAMP board member at the board table.
What do I need to do for set up and breakdown?
We need all hands on deck during set up and breakdown! This includes setting up and arranging your tables, chairs, materials, and then cleaning up and pack away materials, removing ALL trash under and around your tent, breaking down and stacking the tables and chairs.
Will there be anyone available to help me with my table before, during, or after?
There will be volunteers present at the event however they all have specific tasks and strict time limits. If you foresee that you will need additional help we ask that you bring enough of your own volunteers/help for the event to run smoothly.
How will I know if my sponsorship request has been approved?
Shortly after completing your online form, you will hear from the Development Coordinator to confirm your spot and help finalize your tent activity. Please send a check for the full amount to: Parents’ Club of Palo Alto & Menlo Park at 171 Main Street, #171, Los Altos, CA 94022. Sponsor spots are limited and your spot is not secure until payment has been received.