We had J’s birthday party. It was small: she’s got a group of 3 other girls with whom she likes to “play pandas” at recess. I don’t really know how you play pandas–I think that they’re pretending to be panda bears? And it’s a pretend game that they all love, and occasionally some other girls will join them, but as far as J’s concerned, the best pandas game is just the four of them.
I mentioned before that there was quite a bit of thought going into fabulous goody bags, and then I came up with a fabulous idea, if I do say so myself.
Look! It’s bamboo! I’d seen these little stalks around at various stores, and J had admired bamboo plants in our travel. And of course, pandas love bamboo! These stalks were from Price Chopper, only, I think $1.29 each. They just like some water, so we plunked them into little votive holders with some vase filler. I made little notes about caring for bamboo, and the girls decided that they should be rolled up and tied onto each stalk with ribbon. Cute, right?