Yesterday we threw Brad the coolest birthday party on the planet. He had about 12 friends come over and we played games and ate cupcakes and then we had a show put on by Scales and Tails Utah. Shane Richins brought 7 of his closest reptilian friends to our house and taught the kids all about the scaly creatures. He was really quite funny and the kids just loved him.The tissue balls are a Martha Stewart project you can find here.
When Shane got there he set up a back-drop and a little stage area. He made Brad an integral part of the show, having him help introduce each of the animals. Brad was nervous at first, but got more brave with each new one. This was a Pancake Tortoise named, Shortstack.
Which was good because then Shane brought out Naners – a 13 foot albino python. Brad, Corbin and Kennedy were the only ones who wanted to get close to her when she first came out. But Brad got REALLY comfortable with her!
And then everyone got a chance to get up close and personal with the animals.
It was really a great party and even the kids who didn’t want to touch the snakes still had a fun time. I will admit I may have gone a little overboard on the party, but I think I had as much fun as the kids. It was time and money well spent.