Monday, December 8, 2008

Celebration # 2 - Going to the Birds!

I am always trying to come up with fun, interesting and different birthday party ideas. Well, this year was one of the best yet!

Initially DJ wanted to have "a sweet home party" for his birthday. Ya, um, I am sure the mothers' of the girls he wanted to invite would have been impressed. Attire: skimpy bathing, nope!

Then, DJ had the idea to have his party at "The Chick-a-dee Park". What a brilliant idea! I made a few phone calls and set the wheels in motion.

Both DJ and Anderson were allowed to invite 4 friends to join us for some birthday fun.
The plan was that we would meet at the Wild Bird Care Centre and we would have a little presentation on how the centre rescues and cares for the birds, tour the facilities, and have cake and refreshments. Then, we would head outside for a hike to feed the birds.

My kids LOVE this conservation area. We frequent it often and the fact the birds land right on your hand to feed never, ever, ever gets old!
I sent out cute invitations, and was thrilled with the response we got.

Well, the party was on Sunday past. And, wow, what a great party it was!!!!

It was a chilly, windy day, but we all still enjoyed ourselves.

Not only did we have lots of fun, but the presentation that Wendy gave was excellent, so we learned lots about the Centre, but the party guests were so generous! In lieu of gifts (though the boys did receive a few) guests were asked to bring a donation item for the centre. You should have seen the faces of the volunteers when a huge load of much-needed supplies was presented!

OK, enough words, here are some photos of our fun, eco-friendly, educational, super birthday party!

Donations for the centre.

Listening to Wendy explain how they rescue and treat the birds. It was also interesting to learn how they use our donations - especially the chicken livers, beef hearts, dog food and french fries!

Cake time!
Every branch was a different flavour and the "nest" was also edible!

For gift bags each child got a wooden bird feeder kit, a rescue diploma and a little bird. I also made little bags and filled them with bird seed so the kids could feed the birds on the hike.

Walking the trail and feeding the birds.

The sign of a successful party!


3XMom said...

I am so impressed! THat looks awesome! Great job, mom!

Charlie Hills said...

I have to admit, I clicked over here because I thought it said "Lunatic Fridge". Which, now that I think about it, would be a good band name.

Great party, though!

forgetfulone said...

Oh my - look at that snow! Wow! I'm really impressed with your party idea and your planning skills. The kids looked like they had fun!

Pregnantly Plump said...

What a great party! Sounds like a huge success. We may have to steal your idea in a couple of years.