Sunday, January 29, 2006

Twins 2nd Birthday Party

Birthday Cake for Two
You can see the rest of the party photos here.

We invited some families from our church with kids our kids are friends with and had a party in the co-op's common room.

All our kids had a great time. It was a Dora the Explorer theme. The kids watched "Dora the Explorer" videos, had Dora the explorer coloring sheets, and played with our huge box of Duplos. The older sibs - including Melissa - played cards.

Allan also showed a video he put together with slides and video clips of the twins' first two years. They really have come a long way. Then, of course, there was the evening's highlight - the Dora piñata! It was stuffed FULL.

We had a ton of food; we have frozen a lot, gave away some to guests, and will be eating it for a while. Part of me thinks we should have invited more people, but it would have been SO crowded that there wouldn't have been much room for the kids to play.

Here's the menu:

~ home-made egg rolls
~ vegetarian pancit (flour stick noodles)
~ meat pancit (with rice stick noodles)
~ honey garlic chicken wings
~ lemon pepper baked salmon
~ coconut rice
~ Filipino-style coconut fruit salad
~ bean dip and tortilla chips
~ vegetable platter with dip
~ fruit platter
~ deli slices and cheese platter
~ cheezits
~ apple juice, orange punch, and lots of pop
~ a Dora the Explorer cake with ice-cream to go with!

After cake and ice-cream, we handed out the Dora the Explorer gift bags and the twins opened their gifts. Well, the older kids helped the twins open their gifts. Megan and Maribeth were exhausted and also clueless about how to rip the paper. So we let all the kids help them open the presents.

It was quite an evening!


Anonymous said...

I wish I lived close by, it looks like it was quite a spread!!!

Of course, that would have been 4 more kids there if we lived nearby!


Sunny said...

Oooh, that looks like a fun (and delicious) party!

Candace said...

Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!! Wow, Cheryl, I can't beLIEVE they are 2!!! :-O
The food looks and sounds fantastic!!

LarryandJean said...

Wish WE lived closer too! At least Mossflower got to enjoy it. I would have had a great time cooking and cleaning up!