Traditionally, a Chinese birthday party is the celebration of a long life and well wishes for even more life. Noodles are a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture. They are as much a part of a Chinese birthday celebration as a birthday cake with lit candles is in many countries! Follow Chinese custom by not breaking the noodles as you eat. (G does an EXCELLENT job of this!)
There are some traditions practiced at a birthday that help a family tell the future of the child. Various items signifying different professions will be placed around the child, such as money, a pen or a book. The the family watches the child to see what he or she touches first. This is a rite of passage done at birthday parties to entertain the guests and to predict the path the child will travel on. You can incorporate this tradition as part of your birthday party by wordlessly placing items in front of guests and then predicting their futures by what item they touch first. (so I put out her Chinese passport, a pen and a twenty dollar bill... she went straight for the passport - G loves her BOOKS!)
Slurp and twirl your way to long life, travel all over the world and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!
Giorgia had her very own special Fairy Cupcakes. Little cupcake picks of her sitting on some pixie mushroom cupcakes.
Basket of Pixie Prizes and Fairy Favors!
here is an upclose of some of the talent!!
I'll do a post of just "G" photos too! She had fun. She was a shy monkey for the first half then she was on her own program having fun for the second half.
More photos of guests and stuff to come...
M entertaining G!
Telling Fairy Secrets!
Dancing in a Fairy Circle!
Enjoying the noise makers!
One of my head Fairies, Alexus, read books to the other fairies!!
I was suprised so many stayed and paid attention...
They are all just so cute!!! G LOVED story time!!!