Saturday, February 18, 2012
Birthday Party 101: Success!
I feel like I passed Mothering 101 today! Jie Jie passed Having My First Birthday Party 101, too. There were 6 little girls in dresses, at my request, for a TRADITIONAL party. No inflatable jumper, no bowling alley, no commercial anything. I made the cake and frosted it from scratch and it's my best so far, though I can't ever seem to achieve the colors I really want. The games were Pin the Tail on the Donkey and my daughter won both times! Yes, we played it twice because it was so much fun. Then there was several rounds of musical chairs and decorating star wands with bling and stickers. Cake, ice cream and presents and a riot of girls bopping balloons - the sound was deafening and I've got the video to prove it - coming soon.
Jie Jie's favorite part was the rainbow cake, which she has looked forward to for months. Please notice it's also a rainbow inside, which she thought was marvelous, and the wand making. My little girl is a serious crafter.
Normally, in my religion, children are baptized at 8 years of age, but Jie Jie doesn't quite understand how Jesus is our Savior yet, so I'll be waiting until she understands that further.