It was a magical, warm and sunny day on October 5, 2014 as the sun shined on the iconic Santa Monica Pier. The blue carpet was rolled out and families, friends and some of your favorite celebrities came together to show their support to one awe-inspiring and incredible event! From celebrities playing basketball games with fans or playing ring toss to amazing celebrity autograph signings – let’s just say the 15th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier event could be describe in one phrase – “absolutely perfect”. The event made an overall record of attendees with a more than a whopping 2,500 guests and 4o television and film stars. The marvelous Sarah Michelle Geller hosted the phenomenal event.
Not only was the day filled with great music, unlimited rides, fun games and loads of smiles and laughs – but guests were even able to walk out with one super awesome gift bag! The gift bags were filled with “a Zack Greinke bobblehead, authentic film memorabilia from Twilight and The Hunger Games, sweet treats from Otter Pops, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 DVD, shoe accessories from Shwings, gifts from BarbieTM, Yodel-ay-he Lotion and more.” (source: press release).
Some of the many spectacular celebrities who attended the event, took part in the meet and greet and had a blast with their fans include: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Girl Meets World cast Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Corey Fogelmanis, Peyton Meyer, and August Maturo, Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez, former Dodgers players Al Downing, Ken Landreaux, Mickey Hatcher and Shawn Green, stars from the upcoming film Max Steel, Ben Winchell and Ana Villafañe, Nathan Kress (“iCarly”); Augie Isaac (“Mighty Med”); Austin North (“I Didn’t Do It”); Cade Sutton (“Kirby Buckets”); Chrissie Fit (Teen Beach Movie); Dylan R. Snyder (“Kickin’ It”); Devan Leos (“Mighty Med”); Francesca Capaldi (“Dog with a Blog”); Jacob Betrand (“Kirby Buckets”); Tiffany Espensen (“Kirby Buckets”); Karan Brar (“Jessie”); Jordan Fisher (Teen Beach Movie); Landry Bender (“Crash and Bernstein”); McKenna Grace (“Crash and Bernstein”); Mekai Curtis (“Kirby Buckets”); Olivia Stuck (“Kirby Buckets”); Paris Berelc (“Mighty Med”); Piper Curda (“I Didn’t Do It”); Rey Cey (Dodgers); Raini Rodriguez (“Austin & Ally”); Sarah Gilman (“I Didn’t Do It”); Skai Jackson (“Jessie”); and Temara Melek (singer). (source: press release)
The sensational Mattel Party on the Pier event supported the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA where all the proceeds were donated to. “For the past 15 years, Mattel Party on the Pier has provided unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs and support innovative research discoveries that benefit children being treated at UCLA and around the world. Recent support has been directed to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gene-therapy programs, research on autism-related epilepsy and treatments to improve immune function for children who have undergone chemotherapy and bone-marrow transplants.”