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mod*tot's birthday party at the palo alto junior zoo was FUN! she invited her 36 nursery school classmates, many friends, neighbors, + their families. we had a big bubble blast + played games on the grass. it was 85 degrees, but several fabulous orange umbrellas from room&board kept us shaded + cool. mod*tot had 3 cakes from whole foods: 2 strawberry whipped cream +1 vegan chocolate. mod*tot said she wants to have her party again.
i tried to make her birthday party eco-friendly with reusable items like her jeweled crown from whole foods + reusable decorations, like a felt "happy birthday" banner, table cloths, plus biodegradable crepe paper streamers from target. we sent electronic invitations to some party guests + delivered the rest. we went "less is more" + kept the balloons to a minimum. i was going to give strawberry plants as a party favor, but i chickened out + i had the pinata all ready + even brought it to the party thinking somehow at the last minute, i'd think of nutritious eco-friendly pinata stuffing, but i couldn't figure it out. i didn't want to put in sugary candy + flimsy plastic toys, but i also didn't want to put in raisins or nuts (serious allergies). mod*tot said they could have "imaginary candy" inside. sweet, but the other children might not agree. any suggestions for nutritious eco-friendly pinata stuffers?
by ~mod*mom~ at 31.5.08 Â©
Cut up nutrition bars or fruit and twist them up in wax paper?
Little wrapped cookies?
What a beautiful party! How fun! As a mom to a child with food allergies, I appreciate your concerns and accommodations! We really like YummyEarth candy- no corn syrup and no allergic ingredients!
what a cool shindig! 36 classmates, though? my head spins just thinking of it...
im thinking stickers, toothbrushes, mini-sunscreen, i like the trinkets they have at elephant pharm. could be pricey when buying for a class but for small parties and tiny pinatas, maybe its just right.
Cool party! I can't think of anything... I'm new at the eco-friendly stuff. I like some of the other ideas...
Ohhh, how fun!! Looks like it was a blast!
So nice to see real pictures of mod*tot. Who's that behind her at the table?
We put homemade mini cookies(wrapped really well in a little paper and wee cloth bags), fruit leather and a FEW little packages of organic gummy bears(they'll live lol) in our last pinata and it worked really well, BUT(and I stress the butt) it was the pull string type. I don't think the cookies would have done too well with the variety you smash..
Wow, that must have taken a lot of planning on your part! What a great party for mod*tot!
We just went to an eco-friendly party and the pinata was filled with fun pencils, little boxes of cards, little magnifying glasses (it was a four year old garden party). So cute!
kendra: that's mod*pop, my husband
Look in the candy section at a health store. The organic lollipos sound good.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOD*TOT!
mod*tot rules! What a beautiful party! I love the bubbles, the red Waikiki umbrellas and especially her crown&wing&dress ensemble' !