Sunday, February 9, 2014

My Sushi Party!

Today was the day for my 7th birthday party, and this year my theme was… SUSHI! Daddy and I have been going out for Sushi on our “Daddy-daughter date nights”, and I’m learning to LOVE it! Mommy had a lot of fun planning for this one, and Daddy was thrilled to get a good meal (he liked this one better than the pink meat & mashed potatoes party I had a few years ago…).

-Abigail

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Mommy’s friend lent her some authentic Japanese things, and we hung these super scary masks up!

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Nannie & Grandpa brought some Sake for the feast!

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I LOVED the kimono that Mommy was able to borrow!

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Nannie got in costume too!

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Mommy tried to think of some activities for the party, which wasn’t easy to to, but we loved playing “pick-the mini-marshmallows-up-with-chopsticks-as-fast-as-you-can” game! Everyone had a different technique!

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Ben just kept running away with the chopsticks…

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Grandpa had the most ambitious technique…

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Emily just stabbed the marshmallows…

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Nannie helped Emily count up their marshmallows… they only lost by one (but we think Grandpa cheated a little bit…)

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Ben had his own technique too…

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… and most of them just ended up in his mouth…

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Liam wasn’t into the game, but he serenaded us with some beautiful tunes! He LOVES our piano!

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Mommy found a very old box of origami from when she was little, so we all took a try at making some cool things!

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Look at those cups Mommy taught us how to make!

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Mommy & Daddy gave me my very own Sushi service for two plates, so Daddy I can enjoy some sushi at home now!

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Nannie & Grandpa know how much I love cooking, so they got me an awesome cookbook that I was able to read through very quickly!

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Aunt Bridget & Uncle Kevin got the best gift, as always, and gave me my own Slurpee machine! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Thank you Mor-Mor for the clothes and the movie we love, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: 2”!

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Thank you everyone for the wonderful gifts!

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The best part of the party was when we got to try making our own sushi rolls!

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The first roll Daddy & I made was a cucumber roll…

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Not too bad for our first try…

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I popped them in my mouth before he was even done cutting them all…

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…BUT Daddy put WAY too much wasabi on it, and my mouth almost burned up!

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The second roll we tried was a California roll with crabmeat, avocado & cucumber…

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This one was MUCH better!

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Uncle Kevin tried making a California roll too, but he put a bit too much rice in at first…

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… and we weren’t sure why some of his cucumber was so tall, but we just pretended it was Abby’s candle… Good try Uncle Kevin!

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We thought ours looked good until we got a look at the platter we ordered from the restaurant… We might need to practice a little bit more…

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Mommy made the traditional salad with ginger dressing…

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… and pinwheel turkey rollups to look like sushi for everyone who wasn’t too adventurous…

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I went right for the sushi though!

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I also love miso & seaweed soup…

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… and Japanese noodles!

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Emily just had Cinnamon Toast Crunch… no surprise there!

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Everyone toasted me on my birthday, but I didn’t realize I grabbed Mommy’s glass of Sake…

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… It was worse than the wasabi roll that Daddy made, and I spit it all out!

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Bridget taught Nannie how to use chopsticks…

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But I have my own technique… Just stab them! It’s so much easier!

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Daddy taught us what everything was, and everyone tried some sushi, and it was all a big hit! Nannie tried everything and we had to get her a bigger plate!

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Even Grandpa tried a horribly offensive roll with rice & cucumber in it…

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We don’t think he’ll be having it again, but thanks for trying it Grandpa!

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For dessert, Mommy & Aunt Bridget made individual sushi cakes rolled in fondant & rice crispy “sushi” rolls! They were so cute!

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Now that’s what I call dessert!

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Even Emily tried some “sushi”… Ok, it was a Swedish fish, but at least she tried something new!

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Thank you everyone for celebrating my special day with sushi!!!!

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We absolutely thought this was adorable! Thanks for sharing!
- Mrs. Burian and Miss Franco :)

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