Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I can't believe my son is turning 7!

Yes, it has been a while since my last post. There are no excuses really. After going back to work in 2012, combined with being a wife and Mom, blogging simply took a back set. However, I am having such fun planning my son's 7th birthday party with a Wild Kratts theme, I had to make time for a new entry.

My children are avid Wild Kratts fans so this year when I asked Stinky Marinky what kind of party he wanted, it was a pretty fast decision. Of outmost importance to him was the Kratt Brothers actually showing up. I figured the odds of this were pretty slim, but I promised I would try. So I e-mailed the company and actually received this friendly response:

Hi [Mom]!
Thanks for your message!  We’re happy that your children are such big fans of the show!

The Kratt Brothers try to make as many appearances as possible when they’re not making the show.  Due to the limited time window, they tend to perform at venues that can host a large audience, where some form of ticket sales can help offset appearance fees, which are sometimes more substantial than people expect.

Information regarding upcoming performances can be found on our website ( listed under the appearances section.

All the best,
The Wild Kratts Team

Please check-out our website for upcoming live tour dates!

Realizing they toured, I went straight to their 2015 calendar. The closest appearance (3 hours away) was in Atlanta but was already sold out. The next closest appearance is in Orlando (about 8 hours away), is not sold out, but on a weekday. We just can't pull that off right now. Stinky was disappointed but he knows we'll try again next year.

Back to the party planning...I scoured Pinterest for ideas and came up with these nuggets:

The Cake. Already Ordered!

Snake Veggie Tray
Spider Veggie Dip

Snake Sandwich Tray

The last 3 I am going to tackle myself.
I'm still working on the invitation design. As for the location, we chose a local campground that has a zipline course age appropriate for the kids. So excited! I may even try the ziplines myself.
There are still a few weeks left to go but I promise to post pictures of how everything turned out.

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