The money was raised pretty quickly, and the decision was made to have a party so folks could come watch Timmy get his new toy for the very first time. I was pretty pumped that we were able to order the ball in a Mr P's color Orange!!! When the ball came to the house, our kids had a good time playing with it.
So, the party planning was in full swing. I spoke with Heather Morris and we decided to have cookies and capri suns and waters for the kids and adults attending, The Zoo covered the drinks and we covered the cookies. I posted on Facebook asking the question who made the cutest and best tasting cookies in town. Boy...who knew there were so many choices??!! People are pretty passionate about who they think makes the best ones in the Twin Cities.
We decided to try out Kirsten Mitchell. Her name kept popping up on the list. She was so sweet and made 108 tiger and orange ball cookies for the event. They were all individually wrapped up and she even carried them for me all the way to Timmys exhibit!!
Another aspect of the party was the special coloring sheets. Kellye Hoogland is the one who came up with the idea of having a coloring sheet for kids to be able to participate. Neat idea! Kellye is a kindergarten teacher at Clairborne Elementary, a neighbor of ours, a friend and she helps us in her spare times with folding and inventorying the tees. The zoo agreed that kids could bring the coloring sheets in and get discounted admission to the park. Tiffany Olmstead with Macaroni Kids even passed out Timmy coloring sheets at the Race for the Cure that same morning.
Here is Kellye!
We had stickers for everyone and koozies too. Nothing like a little Mr P's Swag!!
Here is a close up
I think everyone there was thrilled to see this. We have now raised enough to purchase 2 more balls (for the lion and the black leopard). YAY~~
Want to help-here is the link to order a shirt at www.mrpstees.com Look under "Shirts That Give Back"
Here were a few more pics of at the party...
Big Thank you to the staff at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo- they really do care about the animals!!
Thanks for reading!!!