Everyone was hopping during the birthday party, it seems like the time just flew by. The kids were happily busy with Mulan, who told stories, did a little magic, and painted Chinese characters on faces. She was wonderful. It was fascinating to see Ro and Ree’s intent eyes when they first spotted their idol. They were enchanted. Still are:
I love how Ro decorated her fan with a Mulan character and is subtly showing it to her:
Mulan proclaimed that Ree and Ro were empresses for the day and gave them both crowns, which Ro didn’t take off for two days and two nights. That thing is now well crumpled and well loved.
We also had Chinese jump rope, a craft table where kiddos could decorate their own paper lanterns or fans, and plenty of outside play (it wouldn’t be a real party at our house if BobBob’s playstructure and playhouse weren’t positively crawling with kids):
We sent all of the little girls home with silk purses filled with “treasures” that Ree and Ro picked out: gold coins, kid jewelry, Chinese yo-yos, Fun Chop chopstick helpers (the little gizmos that make chopsticks easy for kids to hold), homemade chocolate lollipops imprinted with Chinese characters, candy, and misc other stuff. (The boys’ favors were a little different, of course.)
I know I’ve said it before, but this party was enormously FUN. Just loved pulling it together and seeing Ro and Ree enjoy it. In case you missed it, the party decorations post is here, and the dragon-cake post is here.
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