Having a baby is unlike any other experience. Whether you’re a first-time parent or growing your family, a newborn is an exciting and challenging time and Kaiser Permanente will be with you every step of the way. Giving a helping hand to these amazing arrivals is Mr. Stork who is joyfully making special deliveries on New Year’s morning. Having just tucked-in three flourishing babies into a rocking cradle he is headed off to his next delivery. Happily pushing a stroller of rambunctious but precious bundles of joy (adults dressed in over-sized costumed heads) he excitedly flaps his wings and turns his head from side to side to better view his wards. Colorful gigantic baby toys and blocks complete the playfulness of this fun-filled and action packed float. No matter where you are on the journey – trying to conceive, baby on the way or holding your newborn in your arms, Kaiser Permanente works with you to help every parents’ dream come true for a happy and healthy baby
Construction Height: 26 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 55 feet
Mr. Stork is adorned in feathers of crisp white coconut flakes, dendrobium florets and shiny black seaweed. His legs and beak are artistically covered in individual yellow spilt peas applied one by one. He wears a delivery hat created in blue sinuate statice petals. Baby toys and blocks have an array of materials and colors including red and purple carnations, green button mums, yellow strawflower petals, orange lentils and lunaria petals. The spinning mobile over the cradle features celestial shapes in cream and yellow strawflowers, purple sinuate statice and red ilex berries. The baby stroller is weaved with ironed cornhusk and coconut flakes. Whimsical gardens of over 25,000 stems of green Jade, yellow Gold Strike and hot pink Topaz roses with florescent orange and dazzling hot pink gerberas are accented with clusters of green apples, hypericum and cymbidium orchids, purple cabbage and Cattleya orchids, and floral designs of purple liatris and green bells of Ireland.