Kara Cook and her son, Parker, are both huge fans of Target. So, as Parker’s seventh birthday drew near, they came up with a crazy idea: What if they threw him a Target-themed birthday party at their local Target?
Cook told BuzzFeed that Parker has loved Target ever since he was a toddler, and that he currently most enjoys getting an Icee and hitting up the Dollar Spot.
"If I stop at Target without Parker, I make sure to keep it a secret and hide that bag so he doesn't get upset," Cook said.
Of course, since Target doesn’t actually throw parties, they weren’t sure they’d be able to make it happen. So Cook stopped by her local Target to pitch the idea to the manager.
Cook was heartened enough by her chat with the manager that she took the plunge and — gulp! — sent out invitations.
On the big day Cook was nervous, but upon arriving at Target the manager and floor supervisor quickly put her at ease.
"They told us they were excited for the party and that they'd informed their entire staff about it," Cook said.
They also presented Parker with a present — a stuffed Bullseye — and set out crayons and coloring pages for the kids to enjoy.