Earlier this year I made the Brink Back the Spotted Turtle cake for a little girl who turned seven. I loved the idea of Bring Back the Wild Birthday Celebration through Earth Rangers. I thought it would be a great idea for Miss E to celebrate her birthday. So I set out on convincing her that this would be a great way to celebrate her special day by helping the Monarch Butterfly to save their habitat. Just before her birthday they actually changed the animals that you can support but decided to stick with the Monarch Butterfly. I had everything already picked out. Getting black and orange decorations from the dollar store at this time of year was super easy!
For the birthday cake I found my inspiration from Google. I can't find the original picture though. Miss E asked for a chocolate layer, a vanilla and a strawberry layer. I never thought that I would be making a 3 tiered cake for my 7 year old's birthday! The butterflies on the cake were not edible. I made 30 of those on my scrapbooking retreat at Younique Country Retreat back in August along with the birthday banner.
I had a lot of fun with the loot bakes too! I saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago and thought it would be a great idea for loot bags. I found the containers at the Dollarama for $1.25 each. Bought hand sanitizer for each box from Bath & Body works and filled box with treats from the Bulk Barn. Then I added each kid's name with vinyl to the top of each box.
Each guest brought Miss E a toonie along with the donation to Earth Rangers to put towards one gift that she got to choose to commemorate her day. She raised almost $300.00 and $40.00 in toonies. It was a great party and we thank everyone for their donations to such a worthy cause.
Miss E was able to buy the Maplelea doll, Taryn that she has been coveting for quite some time. The Maplelea doll is the Canadian version of the American Girl doll.