Blowing out the fortune cookie candlesI just wanted to share a few photos of Maimie's party Saturday evening. The weather held out for us so we were able to be out in the yard to celebrate. This was good considering the size of our house. We would have liked to have invited so many more people to help us celebrate, but felt we needed to limit the numbers in case we were forced to try to hold the party inside.
We had homemade Chinese lanterns and a Chinese dragon decorating the fence behind the food table. Maimie's birthday balloons were embellished with Chinese "happiness" symbols, and we had a bib made with the Chinese symbol "love" and her name on it. Are you starting to sense a theme?
I painted the symbols for "Guo Zhen" (Maimie's given Chinese name) on her shirt and tugged on the last pair of squeaky shoes that still fit (barely!).
We started our evening with takeout Chinese food, complete with chopsticks and fortune cookies. For dessert, we enjoyed two birthday cakes and ice cream.
Fortune cookie cake