Monday, June 21, 2010

Lily's Party

This past weekend we had a birthday party for Lily.  A friend from my ward also has a daughter whose birthday was the day after Lily's so we joined forces and threw a birthday party together.  I think it turned out really well.  
We had a company called Wild Things bring some animals out that kids to to pet and learn about.  Lily chose 2 animals to come, the other b-day girls chose two and then we picked one more.  Lily chose a sugar glider and a parrot, Emily chose a frog and a snake and then we also chose a gecko.  The kids loved petting the animals and learning about them.  They got to wear the snake as a bracelet and take pictures of the gecko on their heads or shoulders.  Lily and Emily got to feed the sugar glider mill worms. We watched the parrot dance and the tree frog showed off its awesome sticky feet.  It was so cute and fun.

We also bought a bunch of little plastic animals and hid them, we then sent the kids on a safari to find the animals.  That was great because it doubled as a game and a party favor.  

We of course had cake and ice cream and opened presents.  It turned out so fun and cute.  It was also nice and simple.
We had a blast and so did all the kids.  I am tempted to have Wild things do every birthday party for the next little while until we get to meet all their animals. 
Also Erin has decided that she wants a pet snake.  I think she would want to wear it as a bracelet every where we go.  But she sure loved all the pets.
Lily loved them all as well.  I am really impressed with how much both of my girls loved it and how well they did with the animals.


Andrea said...

What a fun party! Wish we could have been there for that. Kids love animals, so that was an awesome idea.

Pres. & Sis. Baird said...

oh, i've so wanted to do that, but didn't know anyone personally who had them come. i'm so glad to know it was worth it. you are so full of amazing ideas! love it!

McKenzie said...

okay not my mom and dad. that was me. {i've been working on their blog and forgot to sign out ;0) }

The Maez Mommy said...

Just brilliant!! I love the idea! I've never heard of that company, but I just might have to try it out! You are so creative!!