Monday, February 4, 2008

First Birthday

I finally have decided on what I am going to do for baby's first birthday. I wanted it to over come some obstacles: Not overwhelm baby, big enough location for friends and family, entertain different aged kids and the big one... being environmentally friendly.

I choose the local zoo. They have a birthday package that cost roughly the same as had I threw a party at home. It is plenty big enough and have a special event where the zookeepers talk specifically on the animal theme of your choice. This will help connect the kids to the world around them. Learn a few fun facts and leave the pavement & big box world outside for a few hours. Sounds great.

I have also blended in some simple ways to be environmentally conscience. One, invitations will be made from recycled papers. Second, the invitation states "Feel free to use recycled gift bags, newspaper or other recycled sources to wrap gifts". Third, utensils will be non-disposable and limited to spoons for kids. Four, we are supporting the education of children. And last, I am giving out Endangered Species chocolate bars. They donate a portion of their proceeds to the the endangered species featured on the bar you buy. Animals include gorillas, tigers, pandas or and many more.

To keep it all healthy I will be serving homemade veggy pizza, yogurt-pineapple Popsicles, and birthday cupcakes made of carrot cake and frosted with zoo animal faces on top. Drinks are cold juice blended with carbonated water for that fuzzy fun. A great way to fill up after burning calories running around the zoo.

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