In exactly 6 months, I turn the big 3-0!!! Last year, I celebrated my birthday with an epic retro Disneyland party! It was the classic birthday party complete with pin the tail on the donkey, pass the parcel, and a pinata. I have been trying to figure out how to outdo last year’s party when it hit me.
What is better than a Birthday Party???
30 BIRTHDAY PARTIES!!!!!
I know what you are thinking- no these parties aren’t all for me :)- let me explain.
The Calgary Food Bank has a birthday room where kits are available for children aged 0-12 so they can enjoy a birthday party. My goal this year is to collect enough supplies to throw 30 birthday parties for 30 kids who otherwise wouldn’t have one and I need your help.
Why birthday parties and not food donations?
I believe in magic. I believe that kids should be kids and people should play. I believe that our world needs more happiness, kindness, and opportunities to laugh and play. I feel that kids grow up much too fast. I feel we need to celebrate the good more and embrace the magic that already exists in life.
I want nothing more than to leave trails of magic wherever I go. I want these kids to feel some of that magic and feel that they are important enough to be celebrated. I want to give the parents the gift of providing a luxury to their child that they wouldn’t be able to on their own.
I know that food donations are so important, and many people rely on these, but my specific goal is to celebrate childhood and I feel I can do that best through a party!
I Need Your Help!
I will be providing cake mixes, icing, and basic party supplies like candles, balloons, and decorations, but I need help collecting gifts for 30 children. These gifts don’t need to be huge, but I would like them to be new, and something special for the child. Here are some ideas.
- Art supplies
- School supplies
I think this could be a really fun opportunity for you to grab your kids and have them get a gift to donate, peruse the toy section in a store on a date, or buy the toy you wish you could’ve had as a kid.
I would be sooo so grateful for any donations to help make these birthday parties happen! I know that life is so much better when we give and I feel like because it is for my birthday, I can ask! haha.
So what do you say? Want to help me have 30 Birthday parties????