Ms. Megs and the cheer gang are often asked various questions about our birthday parties. How long does it take to plan a party? How do we come up with a theme? Where do we get the fabulous birthday cakes? These are all very interesting questions, but another question we’ve been asked time and time again regards food — from both our volunteers and the kids!
1. “Is there food?”
2. “When are we eating?”
3. “What are we eating?”
Well, the answers to those three questions are always as follows: 1. Yes, 2. Soon, and 3. PIZZA!
It wouldn’t be a Beverly’s Birthdays party without pizza! This Magnificent Monday, we want to take the time to thank one of our amazing supporters, Lucci’s Pizza. Since our start in February of 2012, Lucci’s has donated pizzas for over 12 birthday celebrations. If you haven’t been to a kids’ birthday party recently…let’s just say that’s A LOT of pizza! Due to the overwhelming generosity of Lucci’s, our funds can be redirected to enhance the birthday experience of more children. The fact that the pizza is so yummy is an added bonus! THANK YOU LUCCI’S for your continued support! If you and your family are around the Squirrel Hill area, be sure to stop at Lucci’s sometime! You will not be disappointed, and in a way, when you support Lucci’s, you support Beverly’s Birthdays!
Lucci’s Pizza & Pasta
1900 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Last week, on June 26th, we celebrated one birthday girl and one birthday boy at our monthly party with Sojourner House MOMS! Our theme was focused on a wild jungle safari! This party was extra special, because we had some VERY unique party guests in attendance. While we waited for the special guests to arrive, we played musical lilly pads instead of the traditional musical chairs! Ms. Megs sang “E-Ah went the little green frog one day” over and over as the number of lilly pads got smaller and smaller. The song was in everyone’s head at the end of the game! The kids also made crafts for their safari adventure. By the end of craft time, the explorers were decked out with colorful decorated visors and binoculars. There was no chance they were missing out on this adventure! So what was the adventure, you ask?! Well, if you haven’t already peeked or guessed…
…When you can’t go on a real life safari, bring the safari to you!
Beverly’s Birthdays was extremely fortunate to have Wild World of Animals come to the party and share a truly unforgettable experience for the kids! As you can see, there was a fox and a monkey, but that’s not all! Other animals included a tortoise, a turtle (the kids learned the difference!), an albino python named Chiquita, a rather large toad, a baby black bear, and more! Because the children were so well behaved, some animals were brought back out at the end so that the kids could see them up close – and yes – even pet them! These explorers were brave!
Like always, we sang “Happy Birthday” to the honorary birthday boy and birthday girl. There were amazing safari jungle cupcakes provided by Faithfully Cakes. The lion was too cute to eat…almost! The cupcakes were as yummy as they looked! Thank you Faithfully Cakes! The birthday boy and birthday girl are pictured below each blowing out their own birthday candle. At every Beverly’s Birthdays party, we sing to each child individually, no matter how many birthdays are being celebrated!
We always talk about the kids’ smiling faces, and it’s because they truly show why birthdays matter. This wonderfully wild celebration was no different! Simply a”roar”able!
Kristine Sorensen from KDKA also attended the party! Look for Beverly’s Birthdays to be featured soon on KDKA and be sure to tell us what you think!