My daughter’s favourite food is sushi (or shushi as she calls it). She loves everything about it — the rolls, the maki, the sashimi… Personally I ate sushi for the first time when I was 25 years old — I vividly remember queuing for the first Yo!Sushi restaurant when I was studying in London in ‘98. But nowadays kids in the city seem to grow up with sushi — and love everything about it. Do your kids love sushi too?
A week ago Sara turned six, and we decided it would be cool to throw her a Japanese party. I was super busy with the launch of our new shopping portal at the time, so I couldn’t invest a lot of time in it, but with some simple ideas it became a really fun and special morning.
Sara invited 6 girlfriends. Virginie from TinyUs adjusted the text on her super cute Japanese Princess card for the purpose, and I could just print them on my home printer. Easy peasy. When the guests arrived (some of them were dressed in cute kimonos!), my husband kept the girls entertained with origami while I applied geisha style face-paint to the girls, tying their hair in a bun and sticking chopsticks through it. The girls loved this!
Other activities were playing Mikado, a race-course in the garden and a stop-dance on Japanese music we found on YouTube. Of course we had Sushi for lunch (ordered in), which we drank with green tea. At the end of the party the guests left with a gift bag made from a Japanese newspaper, filled with fun Japanese snacks and goodies found at the Japanese supermarket.
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