Family Day



Sunday July 19th, 2015
10 AM – 1 PM

Mitchell Park, Palo Alto


Photos from 2015 Family Day Event:


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A Fire Truck, Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Story time with Princess Elsa, Family Zumba, Bubbles, and more! Thanks for coming out to our 2015 Family Day, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016!


Family Day Overview

Family Day is one of our biggest events of the year hosted just for PAMP members! It is a fun-filled day for PAMP families to mingle with other PAMP families, and enjoy food and fun activities. We’ll have live music, a petting zoo and pony rides, a catered lunch, balloon twisting, bubbles, face painting, story time with the Snow Queen, picnic games, a “PAMP Member Bingo Game” for the adults and an “Activity Scavenger Hunt” for the kids, and more! Want to attend Family Day, but not a member yet? Learn more about member benefits and join today!

Thank you to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford who is again acting as our Main Sponsor at the event and providing lunch, which will be provided between 11:00-12:30. In addition, they will be providing free carseat checks (must be reserved in advance).  And thank you to Friendly Pony Parties, who will be providing the Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the event. We will also have 14 other sponsors at the event who will be providing fun activities for the children.

Members – even though the event is free, please RSVP on BigTent here  and be sure to select your choice of food.


We’re happy to announce that we are partnering with HAMO (Help a Mother Out) in a fundraising drive in conjunction with our Family Day this year. HAMO provides diapers to families in need.  You have several options on how to contribute:

Donate online anytime between now and July 20. Your donation will be tracked as part of our PAMP Fundraiser, and you will get a receipt emailed to you for tax purposes

– Bring diapers to the Family Day event and drop them in our bin

– Bring cash or checks to the Family Day event and donate there, we’ll have a collection jar


Here is the Entertainment Schedule for this year’s event:

All day:

  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides by Friendly Pony Parties
  • Face painting by CHC
  • Balloon Twisting provided by PAMP
  • Family Photo Booth by Cheryl Shephard Photography
  • PAMP Member Bingo Contest
  • Kids Activity Scavenger Hunt
  • Many other activities at Sponsor Booths

Scheduled Activities:

10:00 AM – Event starts
10:15 AM – Live Music by Andy Z
11:00 AM – Family Zumba
11:20 AM – Live Music by Andy Z
11:30 AM – Three-legged race
12:00 PM – Story Time with the “Snow Queen”
12:20 PM – Live Music by Andy Z
12:30 PM – “Wheelbarrow” race
1:00 PM – Event ends


A big Thank You to all of our Family Day Sponsors!

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Bandalou    Camperoo   Community Gatepath   iBaby Labs    LumiKids   Urban Sitter

Special Advantage       Friendly Pony Parties     Tiny Tots Diaper Service



Interested in being a part of the action?   PAMP is led by volunteers; we rely on volunteers to make our events work and build our community. Join the team and be a VOLUNTEER for Family Day!


Sponsorship Opportunities & Information

Family Day is one of PAMP’s three annual large events and brings hundreds of PAMP members and their families together to appreciate the dedicated volunteers that help lead our organization. It is a fun outdoor picnic with games and activities for the entire family.

Family Day Activity 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. Family Day 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.

With the cancellation of the Children’s Moon Festival the Family Day becomes our only outdoor “Large Event” for the year. This is a Members-only event, so you know that the people attending will be your primary target audience. We will be focusing more on promoting this event to our members and providing better food, entertainment and activities, so we expect attendance to increase significantly. In the past we have had ~500 people attend, we expect that to increase to 600-800 this year.


Key Sponsorship: get included in all online and printed advertising and promotional material for the event, get a full booth at the event in the high-traffic primary area, and get included in large signage at the event. Get a 100-word “ad-itorial” in the event day program to draw attention to your organization. With the expected increase in attendance, this is a great deal at $500, the same price as 2014, and these high visibility spots will be limited.


Limited Sponsorship: get included in all online and printed advertising and promotional material for the event, get a full booth at the eent, and get your logo included in large signage and the event day program.  The cost for limited sponsorship will be $300.



Location: Mitchell Park is located at 600 East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto. The cross streets are East Meadow Drive and Middlefield Road.


Date & Schedule

Time Activity
9:00am Arrive for set up
10:00am Event Begins
11:30am Lunch is Served
1:00pm Event Ends
2:00pm Complete Clean Up/Breakdown

Checklist of Items to Bring

  • Wear your company t-shirt or hat (you are your own branding)
  • Bottled water (don’t forget to hydrate!)
  • Sunscreen, sun hats
  • Clipboard, pens and paper to collect email addresses (optional)
  • Extra hands if you can get them! (optional)
  • Age appropriate and environmentally-friendly prizes (optional)

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).

Will I have a tent, table or space to display a banner or distribute materials?
Yes. We will provide a tent, a kids activity table, a 6-foot table and two chairs, which you are welcome to use to hang banners and distribute materials.

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.

How will I know if my sponsorship request has been approved?
Shortly after emailing, you will hear from the Development Manager to confirm your spot and activity.