Kids, Kids, Kids!

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Fish Wish, commissioned by The Nature Conservancy for its annual waterside family picnic. 2014.

Parents up and down the East End tell me the challenges of keeping wee (and not so wee) ones busy, active and happy all summer long, even out here in paradise! That’s because Hamptons kids are different. They’ve been exposed from early on to the best of everything, from material abundance to the finest education. Their doting parents have encouraged them to grow their passions, to study, to learn, to ask questions, to be curious about the world around them.

So they’ve raised the bar on what they find amusing, engaging, and fun.

I know, because even though I grew up in the mid-Atlantic, I was one of those kids.

Which means where they go to camp, who teaches them to surf or paddleboard, who they hang with really matters. It also means that celebrations (birthdays, graduations, sendoffs and returns from camp and other travels, family gatherings) need to be really special, really personal, really shaped by what your kids care about most.

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Hoops 4 Hope 20th Anniversary Benefit
East Hampton, NY. August, 2015

I recently sent an email offering my services as party/event designer to the young and young at heart. Then I realized that even though kids are people too, they have their own needs, interests, and values. And that is what we celebrate every time we fete a young one.

I’ve been designing custom events for kids and adults for The Nature Conservancy, Harvard University, Hoops 4 Hope, other organizations, and individuals for several years now, with resounding success. What makes these events unique?
  • I listen to my clients, be they nonprofits with specific missions, institutions of higher learning, or kids obsessed with Harry Potter, Pokemon, Eco/Envir, computers, cooking/farming/baking
  • I come up with lots of ideas of how shape a party, activity or event that fits just right
  • I work with clients to hone in on the ideas that resonate most with them
  • I meet deadlines
  • I stay on or under budget–whatever that might be for you
  • I show up to make sure everything runs smoothly
  • I love what I do!
What can I provide? The sky’s the limit, but let’s get practical!
    • Limited-edition, really special party favors/goody bags/takeaways
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    Games and activities that stir kids minds and hearts about the party/event theme

  • Tabletop décor that also highlights them
  • Menu suggestions (I’m not a chef, but I can come up with menu items–kids love to eat!) that make the theme edible!
We’ve made it halfway through a glorious summer, but chances are there’s someone special on your list worth celebrating!

Shown in pictures are some examples of designs and interactive party activities to get your imagination rolling. Now, reach out and let me help you let the good times roll!

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**Already looking ahead to fall? Come September I can also work with projects in New York City.

What are you waiting for? Isn’t your kid worth the best?

Find me at loisnesbitt1@gmail.com or text (917) 975-8009. Creating and producing designs require some lead time, so don’t delay–reserve your spot today!

Yours truly,

Lois Nesbitt, Ph.D.
Lois Nesbitt

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About Lois:

Lois Nesbitt has been drawing, painting, collaging, and making stuff since before she could walk. She was lucky enough to study at the Corcoran School of Art, as well as taking lessons in watercolor. First Prize in the Washington, D.C., National Society of Arts and Letters watercolor competition allowed her to travel to Provence, France to study art at Sarah Lawrence College.

Lois continued her studies of art, architecture, and art history at Stanford University, and received a B.A., magna cum laude in fine arts from Harvard University. She spent 2 years in the Princeton University School of Architecture before completing a Ph.D. in comparative literature.

Based in New York City and the Hamptons, Lois has exhibited artwork in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Recent projects include proposals and collaborations with The Nature Conservancy, The Parrish Art Museum, and others.

Lois has also written extensively on art, architecture, and design for The New York Times, Artforum, The Journal of Art, and many other publications. She is the author of Brodsky and Utkin, a monograph on two pre-Glasnost underground architects. She has edited books and catalogues for Princeton University Press, MIT Press, Rizzoli International, The Museum of Modern Art, The Columbia University School of Architecture, and others.

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