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


To provide joy, hope and normalcy to children in foster care through a personalized birthday experience.

We aim to create a moment of connection between the child and a loving adult, opening a path for healing through joy.



To celebrate and recognize children in foster care on their special day.


Pop-Up Birthday was founded in 2014 by Laila Scott, a mom of three boys and active community volunteer with a passion for spreading birthday joy.

Pop-Up Birthday received its 501c3 non-profit status in September 2015 and has since celebrated over 3,700 children to date.

With your support, we can keep the party alive!

what we do

Pop-up Birthday fulfills birthday requests from partner agencies for children in the foster care system in and around the Austin,Texas area.

The Pop-Up Birthday box is a plastic bin filled to the brim with complete party supplies, including themed party supplies, gift card for cake, candles, balloons, snacks/drinks, goody bags, party activity and gifts for the child.

See FAQ page for more information.

All donations are tax-deductible.

​​​​Thank you for your support!