Join St. Louis Mom For Our 1st Annual Hanging with Heroes Back-to-School Event

St. Louis Mom Hanging with Heroes back-to-school event announcement

It’s been a full summer of friends, family, activities, and enjoying so many of the things we weren’t able to last summer. It’s hard to believe we’re starting to think about the return to school! End summer on a high note and join St. Louis Mom for our 1st Annual Hanging with Heroes event!

You’ll spend the afternoon enjoying time one-on-one with our most beloved local heroes, and the superheroes and heroes from fairy tales that we all love! 

Who: All St. Louis families!

What: An afternoon of visits with 12 superheroes and princesses, local food and drink, a visit from the Bubble Bus, a petting zoo, and a chance to mingle with local St. Louis businesses!

Your all-inclusive ticket includes: character visits and photos, visits with local heroes, food and non-alcoholic beverage, 1 swag bag per family, a cool treat, and access to petting zoo and Bubble Bus!

When: Sunday, August 8 from 3:30pm-6:30pm

Where: Millennium Park in Creve Coeur

Presenting Sponsor: Kiddie Academy

Our 2021 Hanging with Heroes event is brought to you by Kiddie Academy! With three locations across the St. Louis metro area, learning happens every day and in unexpected ways at Kiddie Academy (available from birth through kindergarten). They lean heavily on their Life Essentials philosophy, which begins with the natural curiosity present in every child. By focusing on elements fundamental to a child’s growth – character education, STEM-infused technology and health and fitness experiences – they nurture and build upon inquisitiveness, creating momentum for learning that doesn’t stop once the child leaves their classroom.

Superheroes and Princesses Sponsor: Dream Time Princess Events

We’re excited to partner with Dream Time Princess Events for an afternoon of family fun!

Dream Time party princess performers and super heroes create a magical and unforgettable experience through story telling, character themed activities, pictures, and much more for St. Louis and its surrounding areas!

12 of their characters will be in attendance to mingle with families and take photos with your children!

Event Vendor: Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School will be at Hanging with Heroes to meet and greet with local families! This premier swim school is all about encouraging your child to learn the skills and confidence needed around water, but they also know how kids work. They’re focused on the serious stuff so your family can be focused on the fun. It’s what they call The Science of SwimPlay®.

This philosophy is all about being in a safe environment and learning through guided play at any age. It’s perfect for kids!

If you’re looking for swim lessons for your child, be sure to check out their facility.

Event Vendor: Just Between Friends Sale

The Just Between Friends Sale is the perfect way to outfit and equip your family with all their clothing and toy needs during these year where they grow quickly… all while helping you to save money! 

There are four locations in the Greater St. Louis Area for the JBF sale – mark your calendars for their upcoming sales: 

Kirkwood/Arnold – TBD

St. Charles County – October 16-17

West County- September 11-12

O’Fallon | Belleville IL- August 28-29


Food Sponsor: Salt & Smoke BBQ

Guests at Hanging with Heroes will enjoy pulled pork and chips from Salt & Smoke BBQ!
Paradise is sitting down to a meal of slow-smoked BBQ, fresh and flavorful sides all homemade from scratch, and your choice from an extensive list of whiskey and beer. Paradise is sitting down to a meal with great friends at Salt + Smoke. Get a plate filled with your favorite cut of our world-famous brisket, smoked over post oak for 16 hours, or explore our other dishes—smoked salmon, St. Louis Cut Ribs, and our pulled pork will all keep your mouth watering and your appetite satisfied. 

Ice Cream Sponsor: Cool Times Ice Cream Truck

Every attendee will get to enjoy their choice of ice cream from the Cool Times Ice Cream truck!

Cool Times is a family-owned Ice Cream Truck company that specializes in creating outstanding events. Regardless of size, every occasion is an important event. From birthday parties to fortune 500 corporations we strive to make your event exceptional and hassle free. They go anywhere within a 100 mile radius of St. Louis! 

Book Cool Times for your event today!

Decor Sponsor: Balloon Theory St. Louis

We’re excited to partner with Balloon Theory St. Louis for our event decor! You’ll find gorgeous balloon garlands on the park pavilion, in addition to special topiaries at check-in and deluxe decor polls for each superhero and princess!

Ready to take your party décor to new heights? Look no further than Balloon Theory St. Louis! Local mom Melissa Fox specializes in crafting balloon party poles, topiaries, arches, and one-of-a-kind balloon installations perfect for your special event.

Contact Balloon Theory today to elevate your next celebration!

Decor Sponsor: Goloongo is a St. Louis-based company that brings customers and local small business owners together. 

Are you celebrating a birthday, wedding anniversary, graduation, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or a new baby? Goloongo has more than 20 yard sign themes that you can customize online – add a name and age, pick the color palette, and include other fun items. For a limited time, add lights to your display for only $20 and get the 2nd day of your display FREE! 

But don’t stop there! This party is just getting started. At, you can also customize and order sugar cookies and balloon displays that match your yard signs. So what are you waiting for?! Celebrate local starting with Goloongo today.

Family Fun Activities

Who doesn’t love the Bubble Bus?! Attendees will enjoy an hour with the Bubble Bus from 4:30-5:30pm. Make sure you’re at Millennium Park during this time so you don’t miss the Bubble Bus visit!

Have an animal lover in your home? Our friends at Castlewood Stables will be at the event with a petting zoo for families to enjoy!

Whether it’s getting experience before an equestrian vacation, establishing an ongoing activity that you can enjoy for the rest of your life, learning what is necessary for you to own, care for, and train your own horse or graduate from Castlewood’s program into the many competitive areas of the industry. They will give you the critical foundation necessary to take your equestrian journey in any direction! They also offer Mommy-and-Me barn play dates!


Swag Bag Sponsors

VIP swag alert! The first 25 families through the door will receive a copy of “Zoey Lyndon’s Big Move to the Lou” by local mom and author Micheal Anderson. This children’s book deals with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and celebrates the future of young women of color. We guarantee you’ll love this book! 

Stay tuned as we continue to add swag bag sponsors and local businesses we’ll be partnering with!