This past weekend I went to my nieces 8th birthday party in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was so well done that I felt like I needed to write about it! Even though it was at specific place, I think a lot of the ideas can be incorporated anywhere.
The party was at a place called the Edu-Garden. It was made and designed by 7th grade students and their science teacher (my sister). The middle school students plant vegetables and care for bunnies and chickens as part of their school science lab at a public charter school.
The party was a huge hit… and how could it not be when you can hold and play with real bunnies!!! One of the bunnies just had babies so the kids got to see the little tiny baby bunnies as well. They fed the bunnies lettuce and carrots and fed the chickens raisins. The garden was huge and had a ton of hands on and educational stuff to do.
Besides the animals, the kids hunted for bugs then used identification cards to identify them. They also had plastic critter puzzles the kids used to catagorize and match up different types of bugs.
Basically, the kids had free reign of the garden where they could play with the bunnies, feed the chickens, plant a sunflower to take home, identify different bugs, and play with plastic bug puzzles. They also had a gated parking lot where they set up relay race games using scooters.
The party ended with an adorable pair of bunny birthday cakes and party favors of plastic bugs and a sunflower they planted themselves.
It was all very cute and all the kids had a great time!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!