We recently had the privilege to assist in the planning of Zidaan's first birthday. The theme...carnival. The cause... first celebration with meaning!
Zidaan's parents knew that he would be too young to really remember the day for what it is; his first birthday. Sure he'll see pictures when he's older and hear stories, but he'll never fully appreciate the effort. Not wanting to let the birthday go by without a celebration of some sort, they decided to invite the children from a NGO, Baitul Ansaar Child and Youth Care Centre, to join in the celebration.
The day was all about creating a real carnival, complete with rides, jumping castles, games, prizes, popcorn, ice cream, hotdogs, face painters, and so much more...
The look on those children's faces made every bit of work we put in worth it.