Heather Murphy Monteith — a mom, choreographer, modern dancer and caterer — has been looking for alternatives to commercialized activities for her toddler son, Max. She was especially concerned with the lack of healthy foods available, as well as the obvious commercialism with the strategic placements of gift shops at the usual children destinations such as zoos or children’s museums. She just wanted pure unadulterated fun for parents and kids.
She then had the idea of starting a dance party for kids with healthy food, good music and definitely no junk food. She raised the idea to the owner of the restaurant where she was working, and was allowed the use of the upstairs club for her baby dance party. This was November 2004.
On the day of her baby dance party, she bought maracas, pillows, bubble machine, balloons, and diaper changing stations. She even set up a “chill out area” filled with books and simple toys. For her kid buffett, she filled it with low sugar and healthy snacks. Her friend bought the music to the party. Expecting only about 35 attendees to her first baby dance party, over 100 turned up.
Heather’s highly successful Baby Loves Disco was born.
Today, Heather’s Baby Loves Disco is available in 27 cities in the US as well as in Israel, Japan, UK, Hongkong, Poland and Sweden where children from 6 months to 7 years (and their parents!) have great fun dancing. Visit Baby Loves Disco at http://www.babylovesdisco.com/