There was dancing, bottles of sunshine, boogie-ing, and milkshaking as the tutus descended on Wee Chic at Green Spring Station last night. All to celebrate the 2010 Little Characters! And, if that wasn’t cause enough, to raise funds and awareness for the Face Forward Initiative.

More than 200 people came to hear the exclusive unplugged performance by Baltimore’s own Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl, who lead the grammy-nominated music sensation Milkshake. A delicious spread was provided by MB Sweets Cupcakery, The Nut Farm and Creamery and Stone Mill Bakery. Sparkling lemonade for the little ones and champagne for the big “kids.” And EVERYONE got in touch with the sweetness of childhood last night. If you weren’t rocking out to to the music, you were rocking out to purple rock candy that made up the decor! Or the cupcakes. Or the creamy milkshakes (which were even more delightfully refreshing than usual since it was feeling more sauna-like than fall-like at this outdoor event!).

The Bug was tutu-ed out in a rainbow of colors, courtesy of Leslie at Happy Cakes Creations. (Side note: looking for a beyond-adorable Halloween costume for your little cutie? Check out Leslie’s site!). And (cool) progeny debuted our NEW ‘business card’ pinwheels courtesy of Jessica at Earth Cookie Creations! We just love both of these businesses – – thanks ladies!

We had a wonderful time meeting all of the Little Characters and their parents, too. It was so nice to see everyone in ‘person’ after chatting with them via phone and email for our Little Character’s profile piece!

Miss the party? No worries. Bridget Stickline, owner of Wee Chic and the fashionista behind the bash, has already started planning for next year’s extravaganza!

Have an adorable character at home that might make a great face for Wee Chic’s 2011 ad campaign? Sign up for their mailing list and be the first to know when this local casting call opens!

Lila decked out in her rainbow tutu, courtesy of Leslie at Happy Cakes Creations.Lisa and Mikel of Milkshake get the party started!The kids in the front row were so excited to see Lisa and Mikel! They stayed seated for multiple songs – – and then, of course, Lisa got everyone up and dancing. It really was a GREAT DAY!Standing room only for this character-inspired soiree. The fabulous purple rock candy centerpieces – – accented by our new business card pinwheels! The pinwheels were created by Jessica at Earth Cookie Creations.The Bug loved the music! But, as one of the littlest party goers, she needed a boost to see over the crowd!Pat designated the crowd of kids the ‘mini mosh pit.’ The Bug wanted to be in the middle of it all!Lila and Elle escape the crowd and bond over Dora in the corner of Wee Chic.Lisa Matthews, the Bug, and I — a bit welted, a bit exhausted from all the fun, but all smiles nonetheless!Bridget (owner of Wee Chic and our hostess with the mostess), her daughter Elle and Lisa. What beautiful smiles!

Disclaimer: Lila’s tutu was graciously provided by Leslie and Happy Cakes Creations free of charge. Jessica at Earth Cookie Creations provided free shipping for the pinwheel cards.