For Iris Gill, a four-year-old girl living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the happiest place in the world isn’t Disneyland, or even Magic Mountain, not even Marine World. Nope. It’s her local drugstore and pharmacy, the good old CVS down the street. So when Iris’ birthday rolled around, her mom, blogger, Sarah Fortune Gill, began suggesting all sorts of fantastic birthday party locations, including a princess party, starring Iris herself, as Elsa from the Disney classic, Frozen.
But Iris was having none of it. The only thing she said she wanted, was a party inside her local CVS store.
This might sound awfully strange to many kids her age, but as her mom, Sarah, explained to BuzzFeed in a recent interview, “Ultimately [Iris] loves CVS because she knows it to be a dream-land of snacks, chocolate milks and toys.” Our only thought, is I guess this little girl has never heard of Target or Toys R Us…Which, funny enough, is similar to another quote that Mom gave BuzzFeed when she admitted, “I’m more of a Target girl myself, so Iris is CVS loyal all on her own…”
Before embarking on their journey to the oh-so-exciting pharmacy, Mom and little Iris pose for a picture in front of their house. Here they go!
Standing just outside the door to their nearby CVS store, on top of the yellow sidewalk, this is one psyched little girl pumping her arms in the air in unbridled enthusiasm for their upcoming shopping trip.
On her Instagram page, sarafortune, Mom even posted pictures of her little girl’s fascination with the drugstore, even posting a video of little Iris crying about wanting to pay her routine visit.
In any case, differing store preferences or not, Sarah Fortune Gill wanted her daughter to have the best birthday ever, so she went ahead and did her best to make her little daughter’s dream party a reality. She couldn’t convince the store’s employees to let her throw Iris’ party in the store itself, so she went out and bought all the supplies she would need to make Iris her own dream CVS-themed party! Sarah began by painting wood and cardboard with red and white stripes to create a cashier’s stand.
Then she found as many red and white decorations to put on the tables at their local park, including striped tablecloths, red baskets probably purchased from CVS itself, and big red “CVS” letters to use as centerpieces.
She even found some cool red and white balloons to add to the decorations.
And Mom put together a cute little CVS employee outfit, complete with Iris’ own personal nametag.
Iris also got a specially-themed birthday cake too, of course.
And adult and child party attendants alike, were provided with gift bags, pretend tic tac prescription bottles, and for the adults, some much-needed alcohol to get through the funny party.
IMAGE SOURCE: ELITE DAILY
IMAGE SOURCE: ELITE DAILY
The best part though, is that Sarah Fortune Gill, while she wasn’t able to convince CVS to let her host the party inside the store, was able to pay them to put a special birthday note up on the black screen underneath their drugstore street sign.
We can only imagine the look on her face when she this! How creative is this? You go, Mom!
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