With no-one coming to her son’s party, mom posts to Facebook with surprising results
A fifth birthday party is a big occasion for young children and their parents.
Lots of friends, balloons and cake.
One Saanich mom’s plans for her son’s birthday didn’t turn out as expected.
But thanks to the power of social media, it turned out to be a very happy birthday.
Mary Griffin reports.
Five year old Sammi looks over his gifts from the party that almost didn’t happen.
For months, his mom Katelynne planned his birthday party at Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park, and sent out invitations to his pre-school friends.
As they waited and waited for his guest to arrive Wednesday, Katelynne started to realize the party wasn’t going to happen.
“It was twelve o’clock, because the party was supposed to be from eleven to three.
It was about twelve o’clock, and we said that no-one is coming.”
So she posted to social media about what was happening.
And invited anyone on the Saanich Moms Facebook page to come to the park and share Sammi’s birthday cake.
And couldn’t believe what happened.
I was devastated and I was in complete shock.
I couldn’t be more thankful for what the people have done to make sure my son’s party happened.”
“No matter what, you only have to
While at home with her five year old son, Max, Teresa Turner read Katelynne’s post.
“I said Max, do you want to go and make a new friend?
And go to a birthday party, and have cake?”
Within an hour, children and their parents started arriving.
Some, like Max came equipped with birthday presents.
“I’m speechless and beyond words on happy and grateful we are that the whole community of Victoria came out to celebrate Max’s birthday.”
A birthday wish from one five year old to his new friend.
“Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you. ”
“Happy birthday dear Sammi, happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday dear Sammi, happy birthday to you.