Monday, June 10, 2013

Zoe's Mulan Party

The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.

I am not going to lie, I LOVE that my daughter's new favorite princess is Mulan. Finally a princess that fights for her dreams and for what she believes in (training and working hard, instead of it looking easy or freely given); Plus she can defend herself which is AWESOME! For this party I tried to stay as authentic as I could with the movie and with the Chinese culture. Of course I had to add my own personal twist on everything to make it my own, which also had with it the occasional bump in the road. But I worked through all of them and am very happy with how everything turned out. I am so honored to still be able to throw parties like these for my kids, but most of all the greatest honor is having Aden and Zoe in my life. ENJOY!

DECORATIONS: For the decorations I created a Cherry Blossom tree using crepe paper and tissue paper; it was a long process but I love the end result.


DESSERT TABLE: For the desserts we had Fortune Cookies, cake, Chinese Candy, Candy Sushi, Mulan's Hair Comb Sugar Cookies.



FOOD AND DRINKS: For food we served Steamed Dumplings, Chinese Lettuce Wraps, and Egg Rolls.... YUM! and for drinks I bought a few really COOL Chinese sodas; Would of brought enough for everyone but they were expensive. What made them so cool is you had to hit the top pretty hard to drop a marble into the glass bottle to make the drink carbonated. Also food was served in take out boxes or on plates..... and yes of course we had chopsticks :)


PARTY FAVORS AND GAMES:  All of the party favors were given in Take Out Boxes that were all written on in Chinese Characters and English (Took forever but FUN). Inside was Chinese Bead Bracelets, Chinese Noise Maker, Mini Fan, Chinese Finger Traps, and Chinese Yo-Yo's. We also had a few foam Ninja Swords and Chinese straw hats. For games we had Origami and a Dragon Pinata.

"My, my, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one's late! I bet when it blooms, it will be most beautiful of all"
I Couldn't agree more!