A little late posting this, but life happens! My oldest turned 9 in August and is a HUGE animal lover. She came up with the idea to have a birthday party but give her presents to the local animal shelter instead of getting gifts for herself. I was so super proud of her. I contacted the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter to find out a list of what they needed and when I was talking to them, they said we could come and have a tour of the Animal Shelter with her friends for her birthday!
Here was their wish list:
- Paper towels
- 33 or 39 gallon trash bags
- Cat litter
- Canned dog and cat food
- Laundry detergent
- Dish detergent
- Rubbing alcohol
- Dog and cat toys (no plush)
- Office Supplies
- Litter boxes
- 75 foot hoses
- Garden sprayers
- Brooms and dustpans
I’m sure other shelters have very similar wish lists.
To start the party, each child was able to “adopt” a Webkinz when they arrived. I had purchased a set of these from the Graveyard Mall deal a while back. It comes back every now and again.
We served our guests delicacies such as cat litter cake and poop! The kids thought this was GREAT. Poop was simply raisinettes and the cat litter cake was super easy as well. Kitty Chow was simply Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies (you could use Goldfish instead), cheerios, chex mix, and raisins all mixed together.
Cat Litter Cake:
Bake 1 Chocolate and 1 White boxed cake mix according to directions. Crumble into a CLEAN and NEW cat box. Prepare 1 large box of vanilla pudding acccording to instructions and pour over crumbled cake. Smash 1 package of vanilla sandwich cookies into crumbs and pour on top. Lightly melt tootsie rolls in the microwave for a few seconds and then shape into “poop”. Serve with a CLEAN and NEW scoop.
The cute little water bottles were made from the small water bottles with labels removed. Then I used colored Duck Tape to give it the pattern. It was so easy and took just a few minutes to do.
And of course we had our cute veggie garden as well as Littlest Pet Shop plates.
After the party, we went over to the Animal Shelter for the tour. It was really neat to see the “Behind the Scenes” of how they do everything at the shelter. Of course we got to love on the puppies and sweet kittens as well.
All in all, it was a very fun party and even better knowing that we helped out a local shelter. Here are the kids with some of the donations.