Recently my son turned 21, and was heading to join the police. He had always said, even as young as age three, that he wanted to be a police officer. It must be something in the genes, for his grandfather, and great grandfather were both police officers.
At age nine, we enrolled him in a new program funded by our local police force, called police explorers. This program was designed to teach young children all aspects of becoming a police officer. To show them some of the things that the police deal with on a daily basis.
He loved the program and was enrolled in it all throughout his school education. As a senior, he became a police supervisor for the police explorers, and helped direct and organize events for the other children in the program. They do a lot of public service work like directing traffic, park cars at large events etc. They have the full backing of the police force in case of an incident.
This has played an integral role in his life, and now that he was heading to the police academy. I wanted to make sure we had an extra special birthday party for him. I decided to have the party at a friends house who had a large house, and plenty of other events for the guys to do like swimming, horse shoes and volleyball. I saw an ad on how to make your own sky lanterns.
I decided to check it out, and was pleased with how easy they were to make and that I could paint them, or design them in variety of different ways. I ended up buying wish sky lanterns via bestskylanterns.co.uk these were a great sky lantern. They also added the extra touch of being wishing sky lanterns.
The party was a week away, so I made sure I got my order with same day delivery. I started building them right away. It took about three days to get them all put together and painted. I painted them all dark blue, and painted a police badge on each one. The day before the party I took them all over to my friends house to make sure they were a total surprise to my son.
The day of the party everything went great, and all the guys were having fun. Later in the afternoon we sang happy birthday to my son. Shortly after, me and my friend launched all the sky lanterns and there was big cheer, and my son was visibly touched by the gesture. I gave him a big old hug and told him how proud I was of him. and knew he was going to do great in the police academy.
It was a great moment that I will always treasure. If you are trying to think of a great way to make your next party special, I suggest you try learning how to make a sky lanterns. It’s easy and affordable, and will definitely make your party much more memorable.