what we do

To provide birthday celebrations to children in foster care and create a moment of connection between the child and their caregiver.  We believe that something as simple as a birthday party has the power to provide normalcy, joy and hope in a foster child’s life. 



Pop-Up Birthday was founded by Laila Scott, a mom of three boys and active community volunteer with a passion for spreading the joy of birthdays to children in foster care.  With the support of Foster Angels of Central Texas, the Pop-Up Birthday program launched in July 2014. In our first year, we provided 100 personalized birthday experiences to foster children. In September 2015, we received our own 501c3 non-profit status and have since doubled our birthday reach. 

Celebrating the lives of children in foster care, one box at a time.

We currently fulfill birthday requests from Child Protective Services caseworkers and CASA for foster children in and around the Austin, Texas area. Once we receive a request, we get to work preparing a custom party in a box for the foster child. The Pop-Up Birthday box is a plastic tote filled to the brim with complete party supplies, including theme decorations, paper goods, games/craft, cake, candles, balloons, goody bags, a personalized card and gifts for the foster child.