Second Chances Girl - a Miami family and lifestyle blog!: Making Birthday Wishes Come True

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Making Birthday Wishes Come True

I feel sad for children when I hear that they haven't had a birthday party. To me, even if its a small event, every child should feel that special moment of looking up and seeing all their loved ones together celebrating their special day. I totally understand sometimes life circumstances do not permit some children to have a birthday party and it does make me sad. You can imagine how I felt earlier this year when I asked JC what he wanted to do for his birthday and he said he wanted a birthday party because he had never had one. I was crushed. I vowed to make this happen for him. I didn't have alot of money so I begged my family members and friends for help.

We decided on a pool party for July 13th. We were having terrible weather all week and I was a nervous wreck. We woke up that morning to sunshine and I was very excited. I spent all morning making appetizers and snacks. The party was set for 2pm. Around 1 pm it started getting cloudy and come 2pm down came the rain. I looked out the window and wanted to cry. JC was devastated. I told him "Don't worry, it will stop soon and if not, then we have the party inside!" Suddenly, the downpour became a sprinkle and the sun started shining. He was going to have his party. At this point, I didn't care that all the decorations had gotten soaked, I just wanted people to show up. Slowly but surely, friends and family started showing up. His kids showed up. The rain let up for a couple of hours (until about 7pm)! We were having a party!!!

At one point I looked over and I saw the biggest smile on JC's face. He was surrounded by family and friends that loved him and wanted to share with him in his special day! His birthday wishes came true!!

Shots, Shots, Shots!!

They had to help him blow out the candles.

More shots!

My soaked decor!

I made fruit salad, sweet BBQ meatballs, caprese salad, protein balls and spinach empanadas. We also served pan con lechon (Cuban pulled pork sandwiches), BBQ chicken and chicken fingers for the kids.

Quick collage of all that made it! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


  1. So beautiful. We are mostly summer birthdays in our house and even when they're babies, we try to do something really special to celebrate the day. My daughter gets some pretty awesome parties these days.

  2. What a beautiful family! And that spread looks amazing!



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