The Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut outdid themselves this year at their annual Fairy Tale Ball. I mean look at these pictures. Yes, I took the shots, not bad for an amateur.
It was a fairy tale alright just being there. I got there early and walked around and around the room looking at all the details in each of the tables which signified a different fairy tale. This event was chaired by my very creative friend, Josh Chalmers. Josh is so talented. His slogan; “Change the World Before Bed Time.” Think about that for a minute, won’t you? Pretty good idea if you ask me.
The event was held on sound stage 15 at Sonalysts in Waterford, Connecticut. I know, who knew there were 15 sound stages there? I mean you see that big Sonalysts sign from I-95, but there’s a whole world behind the marquee.
This was an ideal spot for the fundraiser because there are many bars across a sound stage studio for lights so for those doing the decorating, they could really use their imaginations and hang all kinds of items from the rafters.
Cascading waterfalls as seen at the top and origami cranes below and in the middle, an ice sculpture that ran the length of a very long mirrored table. By the way, the ice was a castle for “The Snow Queen” that was done by a brilliant guy, yes in Connecticut. his web site is Ice Matters. Look him up! The Snow Queen table was designed by Karen Bussen who is an events planner and author from New York City, but she’s been spending a lot of time in the Nutmeg state these days for a number of reasons because she’s just so darn good at what she does. Karen, whom I met about a year ago will be on News Channel 8 Saturday morning, February 13th to show you how to treat your Valentine on that special day. Don’t miss this, she’s amazing.
So if you haven’t trekked out to Niantic to visit the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, do yourself a favor and go see what it’s all about, you’ll be glad you did.