One mom recently went out on a limb and ran with an unconventional party idea.
Like any good mom, Emily Mascio consulted her soon-to-be-three-year-old daughter and asked what type of theme she wanted for her upcoming big birthday. Kids that age tend to have a very creative minds of their own. So when Mascio’s daughter, Charlie, shared her answer to the b-day query, the curious momma was a little perplexed.
This cute little girl already had a "bullseye" in mind.
As it turns out, Charlie had her heart set on a “Target”-themed third birthday. Her mom was slightly incredulous at the idea. It was a little out of the norm, after all. Mascio says, “I laughed and was like, ‘No, that’s not a party, why not Trolls?”
But, after considering her sweet birthday girl’s request for a bit, the amazing mom changed her mind. She says, “So, the more time went on I was like: ‘You know what? It’s different…Let’s do it!'”
Why Target? Charlie has loved it from day one.
Target may seem like an odd party theme for a little kid to pick, but Charlie’s mom explains, in a story on the page, Love What Matters, that her preemie baby developed a love for the superstore, when she was brand new.
“When she was born, she was a 28 weeker and I was struggling with being cooped up inside. I would load her up and off to Target we’d go!”
Luckily, the interesting theme came with tons of creative ideas for pulling off an amazing party.
Once Mascio committed to it, she went to work creating an impressive spread.
“I made Target symbols to hang around and then got balloon letters to spell Target and Café. With the café, we did all foods that you can get like popcorn, Pizza Hut and hot dogs on a roller. For dessert, I made her Target cake and then just made chocolate covered pretzels and Oreos—obviously in red and white!”
Adorable and delicious? We think so.
What's a party without fun favors? This quick mom had that part all figured out.
One of the best (and cutest) parts about the Target party Mascio put together? The all-important party favors. These were practically built into the overall theme, and put the bash over the top.
She says, “Then for party favors, we did a ‘Dollar Spot.’ I had a toy bin with bulk items and our local Target was so nice to give us checkout bags and stickers for the kids.”