Childrearing

This Little Girl Wanted a Poop-Themed Birthday Party, and She Got It

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Children are seriously the weirdest little people. A little girl recently celebrated her fifth birthday with a Costco-theme birthday party, and one Louisiana toddler celebrated his birthday with a party themed for his favorite celebrity–a local personal injury lawyer who commercials had inexplicably enraptured the kid.  Both of those are quirky, but neither holds a candle to the sweet little girl who insisted on having a poop-themed birthday party.

According to The Huffington Post, for months the little girl’s parents had been asking her how she wanted to celebrate her third birthday, and for months the little girl said she wanted to have a “poop party.”

“For months, every time we mentioned her party, Audrey requested ‘poop balloons and a poop cake,’” the little girl’s mother told The Huffington Post. “I tried suggesting other themes, but she always insisted on poop.”

Eventually, they just decided to go with it, “embrace the weird,” and give Audrey the party she asked for. Thankfully, the friendly, cartoon poop emoji has made this a little easier on the eyes than it might otherwise have been. It’s also made supplying the party a lot easier, because there are a lot of poop-emoji paraphernalia out there.  Audrey’s mom even got a poop emoji costume to wear to the party.

They got a big poop emoji pinata and filled it with mini Tootsie Rolls. (This may have put me off Tootsie Rolls forever.) Then they played pin-the-poop-on-the-toilet. There were poop-shaped cookies, poop-shaped decorations on the cake, and Whoopie cushions given out as party favors.

Audrey’s parents were sure they were going to get some grief from Audrey’s grandparents, but it turns out even the old people thought this was hilarious. And most importantly, Audrey was thrilled.

“I feel like in this time of Facebook and Pinterest, we sometimes get caught up in trying to impress other adults,” her mother explained. “This party wasn’t for me, it was for Audrey. I love that we will look back at pictures, and it will represent her at 3 ― my funny and quirky little girl.”

H/T Cosmopolitan