I mentioned that the Millster's been a wee bit obsessed with all things Asian of late (noodles, dumplings, the soundtrack from The Last Emperor...you name it), so for her b-day we went with a bit of an homage to her obsession. Sleuthing out all the bits and bobs was the fun part, with Millie nearly passing out from excitement during a trip to the Asian grocery near our house. In between munching on pink cupcakes and fortune cookies, we kept things pretty low-key with the girlies playing "pin the ponytail" on the girl, wacking at a Pinata, and making little origami fans and envelopes.
But the best part, by far, was watching Millie's pure joy at the whole enterprise. I have literally never seen a child more excited about her birthday...from the moment she opened her eyes (at the crack of dawn) until she passed out that evening, utterly exhausted and clutching a fortune cookie in each little hand, she was completely and totally over the moon. It was a pretty sweet scene.