DoSeum Hosts Young, Wild and Three Birthday Bash
By Jake Gaines Photography by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: Typically filled with the excitement of children, recently the San Antonio Museum for Kids, the DoSeum, was transformed into an elegant venue adorned with white, green and rich pastels, along with colorful accent lighting and the cheer of celebrating guests. The vibrant energy, flowing cocktails, sweet treats and interactive activities are just a few of the things that set the stage for The DoSeum’s Big Two Do. Party goers were greeted by Mariachi Los Conquistadores and the guests delighted in posing for custom watercolor sketches, making their own action-packed flipbook or making memories at the photo wall provided by Benton Photography. Nearby fully stocked bars were provided by Dulce Vida Tequila, Shiner Beers, Silver Eagle Distributors and the Ronald Herrmann family. Delicious hors d’oeuvres were passed as guests mingled on the fun-filled Dreeben Plaza, before going inside for a seated dinner.
THE VIBE: The STEM-focused children’s museum closed early on March 22 in order to celebrate their third year of operation with 350 supporting donors, corporations and individuals. The Young Wild and Three birthday bash featured a theme focused on the artistic side of the interactive opportunities of The DoSeum, showcased through green, purple orange and yellow paint splatter patterns throughout. Guest were greeted at the valet with traditional taiko drumming by the group Zenshin Daiko from Maui, sponsored by The Will Smith Foundation, and the event continued on the Dreeben Plaza with nitrogen frozen rose cocktails, Froze, and elevated kids-like hors d’oeuvres like lobster corn dogs and caviar and crème fraiche tater tarts.
Throughout the evening the event’s bars flowed with options from Bud Light, Shiner Beers, Cinco Vodka, Seersucker Southern Style Gin, wine from Saezar’s Fine Wine & Spirits and TX Whiskey provided by Erik and Lisa Hanson. The stylish cocktail casual attired attendees, with guys being told to leave their ties at home, were photographed in front of a splatter paint backdrop using an oversized mirror from Magic Mirror Photobooth and enjoyed an upbeat music mix from 5150 productions.
Knowing how hard it is to get kids to eat their salad, even big kids, guest instead found adult lunchables with Texas cheeses, shaved prosciutto and bruschetta waiting for them at their tables as the cocktail hour ended and they made their way inside The DoSeum. The catering was provided by the RK Group, Illusions and Balloon Productions provided decor, and the CE Group served as an event consultant. Top level table sponsors also received Collet champagne from the Gambrinus Company and special edition favors from Neiman Marcus.
At the end of the evening guest fulfilled their sweet tooth cravings with a wall of splatter paint donuts from Maybelle’s and a nitrogen ice cream sundae bar. As they exited from their evening feeling like a kid again, they left with a custom tote designed by Cruz Ortiz, along with watercolors and a painting canvass from H-E-B so that they could go home and create their own masterpiece – or be nice and share the gift with their kids.
THE CAUSE: Lauren Kate Holt and Corinna Richter were the chairs for the evening. Funds raised at the annual event are used to support the overall mission of The DoSeum, which is to grow minds, connect families and transform communities through joyful learning and play.