What's black and white and fun all over? Kjell's panda party! Darcie describes: I knew Kjell's party would be just as much about the adults as the kids so I wanted a theme that would involve them, too. Since he loves pandas, we opted for a "Black and White" party where black and white attire and pandas were abundant. Everyone's participation with their wardrobes became another element in decor and the overall environment!
I made a panda cake and panda sugar cookie lollipops. We served a variety of sandwiches (including sunbutter and jellies shaped with cookie cutters for the children), dips, cheese and crackers, and fruit.
The agenda was primarily for friends and family to visit but we had a coloring table and a playdough table going on to keep boredom and restlessness at bay. The only scheduled activity for the kids was a panda pinata (a doctored soccer ball pinata). For favors we had Chinese takeout boxes to collect the pinata booty. We also customized some party blowers by adding a paper panda head (a Martha idea). While planning I was tempted to throw in color left and right but ultimately the black and white made for a nice visual impact. And that little boy had a ball.
Thanks Darcie! (For more panda party fun see Chloe & Noi's party)