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Panda love tacos//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsThis weekend Tabby celebrated her birthday with a party with friends. She requested a panda theme with tacos. Because everyone knows pandas love tacos, right? Right! We decided a panda party would constitute a panda cake, some panda decorations,and of course, a panda cutout. In the midst of the party we’d have make your own tacos. I don’t actually know if kids care about decorations, but I was pretty pleased with hanging paper lanterns and drawing faces of pandas on the white lanterns. Look how cute! panda lanterns for decorations//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
As usual her party was held outside and we anxiously watched the weather. A grey damp morning led to a glorious sunny blue skied afternoon. Perfect! We organized lots of traditional games of things like Red Panda (aka Red Rover), a version of tag, and more. And of course the easiest fun ever-piles of leaves to jump in.
sack races//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsThe cake may be one of my favorites I’ve ever made. This panda is so cute you literally want to eat him right up. He’s holding bamboo, which is simply Pirouette cookies that I brushed with sugar syrup and sprinkled with green sugar. So cute I want to eat him up! I'm so pleased with how this came out//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

She loved her cake//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsI served it with strawberry ice cream (Tabby’s favorite flavor) which I pre-scooped into foil cupcake liners. I am totally always going to do this for parties now because I hate scooping and it was so nice and tidy to have it all done ahead of time. ala mode//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
The girls all had a good time and were sent home with, of course, packages of Hello Panda cookies. Happy Birthday (again) Tabby!
Happy Birthday!//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

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  1. I love love love that photo of Tabby with her cake!! And I’ve been using that ice cream trick at all my parties. Put your liners in a cupcake pan & serving is a breeze. You’ll never go back.

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