We’ve been doing lots of partying around here. Between Mia’s birthday, her party and then my birthday, we’ve had our fair share of fun (and sugar).
For Mia’s party this year, we went to a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant so the kids could eat and enjoy the show. As expected, there was lots of squealing and laughter (that’s what you get with a party of 10 girls and 2 boys). Not sure how much the kids ate, but I think they all had a really fun time – and parents got to take leftovers home…win-win.
Then, it was time for the show! The chef was so great. We had seen him on previous visits and knew he would be wonderful with the kids and the restaurant let us request a chef so it was perfect.
Lots of smiles and giggling while he did his tricks.
Then, it was time for cake. Mia wanted a big cake instead of cupcakes this year, so I decided to make her one and stick some chopsticks in it to hold the little birthday pennant banner up. I have wanted to try doing a ruffle cake for a while now and I’m so glad I tried it. It was really pretty easy and I liked the way it turned out. The #6 candle was a sparkler candle – so fun: lasts forever and gives off great fire.
As a thank you to her friends for coming, each kid got a bag full of Japanese stuff: origami, pocky chocolate sticks, Japanese candy, washi tape, and the cutest Japanese erasers…seriously, so fun…each one comes apart and you can put it back together again.