Austin Bucket List for 2014: Eeyore’s Birthday Party


Here at LiveMom, we put out a call to a few of our friends to see if anyone else wanted to join us on our Bucket List Adventure for 2014. The idea was to get out there and do one thing we’ve always wanted to do in Austin…about one per month. It might be with kids, might be without. Either way, we’re going to report back to you on how it went. If you go to the page with all of our lists, you can see which ones we have completed and written about.

We’re thrilled that Traci Shannon joined us on our quest! Without further ado, here’s her report on her third “mission”:

One of the special offerings of life in Austin is the constant stream of fairs and festivals. It seems that almost every weekend, there is some event involving music, fun, or both. This past weekend was Eeyore’s Birthday and it definitely qualifies on both accounts.

eeyore51Located at Pease Park, Eeyore’s Birthday is an annual event of all day games, food, and live music. And costumes, can’t forget costumes! Over the last few years, I’d heard it was a lot of fun so I considered it for my Bucket List. It made the cut when I learned that admission was FREE and all of the booths were fund-raisers for local charities. Win and win!

Eeyore 1

Eeyore’s Birthday is billed as fun for children of all ages but I had heard from some that it might not be family-friendly. My experience was positive. I brought my 7-year-old daughter and she loved it. There were families with very small children with several activities available to them. They can play on the structures and swings (though my gal had to compete for a swing with a very tall “child of all ages”.)


There was a Kids Area complete with carnival style games and a craft table. Tickets are $1 and each game only required one ticket.

Eeyore games

Note her cute little Eeyore tail. Most of the kiddos (and a few kids-at-heart) were running around with these braided tails!

And to my daughter’s delight — face painting! I was very impressed – children’s face painting cost $3 and our artist did a great job.

Eeyore face painting

We only spent a few hours though it is an all-day event. Many brought blankets and were set up for the day. I think the event is best suited to families with young children. I did not bring my son and it was the right call for us. The games were too young for him and I didn’t see much in the way for his age group. That said my daughter asked when we could come back and was disappointed that it was a year away!

So all in all – thumbs up! And another check in the done column for my Bucket List!

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Traci Shannon is a former actress turned military wife, SAHM, and hopeful writer. She spends her days trying to catch up with that life that happened while she was busy making plans. You can read her adventures at A Star in My Own Universe.[/author_info] [/author]

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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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