10 Years in The Land of Nod


On Saturday, May 4th, we celebrated our 10th anniversary at our newly renovated Chicago location. Customers were greeted outside with Nod 10th Anniversary balloons designed by artist Michelle Romo. They could also indulge in the ever so popular Sweet Mandy B’s cupcakes, get a temporary tattoo by Tattly Designs, or get their face painted by artists commissioned from our friends at Aden + Anais. A looming stage also hosted a variety of outdoor entertainment throughout the day. Musician Justin Roberts played some tunes.


The Emerald City Theatre performed The Cat in The Hat. The Old Town School of Folk Music’s very own Maria McCullough taught a ¡Hola! Wiggleworms music class. And magician Sean Masterson amazed the crowd. Inside, customers were super excited to see the new renovations. Kids were treated to some crafting from Sweet Paul Magazine’s kids’ edition and Make a Mask from Mudpuppy let kids design their own mask. Local apparel retailer Psycho Baby sold exclusive Land of Nod t-shirts and Smilebooth set up a photo booth for the customers, complete with fun products from the store to pose with. Checkout this Smilebooth video montage: 

Smilebooth Land of Nod Bday Bash from Smilebooth Chicago on Vimeo.

Here's to another 10 amazing years in Chicago!

  • Lisa

    What are the 3 exterior colors in the building? Would love to paint my sons playroom those colors

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p012876eb143a970c Nod

    Hi Lisa, It’s actually five colors. From the top down they are as follows, all Sherwin Williams:

    SW 6686 Lemon Chiffon
    SW 6435 Gratifying Green
    SW 6786 Cloudless
    SW 6776 Blue Nile
    SW 7620 Seaworthy

    Hope that helps.