When Pumpkin turned 3, I asked her if she wanted a zoo-animal party, and she insisted on pandas. Only pandas.
We had very recently moved into our house, the backyard was still dirt, and it was the middle of July (read: HOT). We needed an indoor activity that kids of a range of ages could do. So, we had a face painter come to the house, and we also set up a cookie-decorating station. The cookie decorating was intended to double as the favor, but if memory serves, some of the kids got ahead of themselves.
The funny part was, after Pumpkin talked for months about the Panda Party, she chose to get her face painted like a giraffe!
For dessert: Panda cupcakes.
It was fun doing a party theme that was a little different, and all the kids had a good time! I can’t believe this was almost two years ago and I will soon have a 5-year-old!