After 5 great years of parties we are closing up and moving on to the next chapter in our lives. I have had the most enjoyable experience doing what I call my dream job but Apples and Bananas are getting older and want more of my time. I want to fulfill my children’s lives with adventure and spend more time with them. I am going to miss each and everyone of you. Especially the kids that always kept me on my toes to know each and everyone of their favorite characters! Thank you to all of you who has supported me over the years and I wish each and everyone of you the happiest celebrations!
The online store will remain open until all the items are sold. Everything has been marked down and priced to move quickly.
It is that time of the year when I need to take a break and spend some time with my family. I will be away from the office September 7th – 11th. I will be answering email and facebook messages but not my phone.
Shipping will resume Monday September 12th and I will be back in time for Saturday morning pick ups September 12th.
Gender Roles – They Just Don’t Work For Us Anymore
“The times, they are a’changin’…”
You may have noticed that we have made some changes to the website and here is why.
We will no longer be a gender specific website.
Most sites in our industry… no wait, scrap that. I’m pretty certain that ALL the big sites in the party supplies industry have site and product categories that revolve around traditional gender roles. And well, realistically, that just doesn’t work!
We have little girls that like construction and monster trucks. We have little boys who like princesses and Strawberry Shortcake. We have 3-year-olds that love zombies – that’s right ZOMBIES – and we have 10-year-olds who love Paw Patrol. Age, gender… to a kid that has an obsession? We all know that none of that matters!
Kids and their own individual tastes aside…
I was also unaware of how many little kids already realize they are transgender. The support their parents offer is amazing. I never thought about it until my life revolved solely around children, but now that I have, there is no reason for our party themes to be geared to forcing traditional gender roles, but rather just to what they are! Fun party themes around popular characters that kids (boy, girl, young, old) just love.
Every little child is so different and busy partying to their own tune. Who are we to decide who gets to party to what theme! No child should be told no, they can’t have that theme because it’s a “boy theme and you’re a girl” or vice versa. It’s their party, their big day, their celebration and I am happy to help all my little kiddos have a great celebration.
Same shopping experience – Just easier!
It won’t change how you shop, at least, not really. Now, you just look in “kids’ birthdays” and all the themes are there, no figuring out if that’s a boy or girl theme, or a Disney or Superhero theme, or a pre-school theme.
Thanks so much for shopping with Apples & Bananas – where we love ALL our kids!
If you’d like some links to read – here are a couple we drummed up showing why we should just let the kids be kids.
We have had a great time celebrating our birthday that we are not done yet.
Today we have launched our big give away with lots of prizes from us and other local businesses. We have lots of pretty gifts, gift certificates, cupcakes and more. Everyone is a winner this time with Dell Lanes Bowling offering 2 hours free bowling to everyone who enters.http://bcmom.ca/apples-bananas-celebrates-their-4th-birthd