Monday, June 6, 2011

Surprise! It’s a Party…


Guess what, lovelies?  I have in store for you today… a PaRTy! Miss Maya is 3, and has asked for a Ni Hao Kai Lan party. Being the great mom I am, I obliged. Although I would have rather done something more like THIS {my dad’s side of the family has a bad case of Beatlemania} maybe someday.

The Pinata {aka: Pin-la-ta}


I posted the other day about how I thought this was gonna rip the moment I hung it, so we decided to have a soccer pinata.. a wink and a nod to Dzeko. We found out by doing this, that it was almost indestructible. Good for me, bad for my kids… but after some kicking, punching and more kicking, it finally Popped! No really, it popped.


The kids were very happy Smile


At the last minute, I decided to do a cherry blossom tree, I wish I would have thought of it sooner, so I could have spent more time on it. Not bad, but could have been better. Of course Kai Lan had to make an entrance to the party, I just tied balloons to her arm in coordinating colors. The green beside her are straws with pinwheels to give something extra. The Maya banner has a small picture of Kai Lan as well, that you really can’t see in this picture. As for the cups? They were a perfect accident. Wally getting the cake and came across these in one pack, all perfect colors for what I was putting together.

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Of course lanterns are a must at a Chinese themed party. The tulips are from the Dollar Tree, and the red flowers I made. I used red tissue paper and a garbage twine to hold it together. Easy as pie.


Table décor, Kai Lan on a stick backer, and flowers are just a potted plant from the garden center. My girls and I made the “wishing flowers” {tutorial later}.


Goodies for the kiddos. Fortune cookies, Starbursts, Sprinkles {for the ice cream}, and Bubbles.


All had a great time, but especially Maya… as it should be! {it was her birthday after all}


  1. So adorable! The pinata is the best!

  2. Way to go!!! That is the cutest party!