KayDay Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:14am
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My 12 year old wants an Oriental theme party for her birthday the 30th of July. I am kinda lost for ideas for the cake...I have looked at a lot of dragons...but not too crazy about them. SHe was born in the year of the rooster..but I dont know...doesnt seem very girly or pretty . We are having a pool party and chinese lanterns hanging everywhere and fans..etc and small zen gardens for centerpieces...anyone have any ideas for inexpensive favors? original cake ideas? decorations? Any help is appreciated!

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edcjenv Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:22am
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I'm not sure how you'd go about it, but what about making a 3D chinese lantern cake? I think the fan shaped cakes are beautiful too.

KayDay Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:23am
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Thats a good idea!

edcjenv Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:28am
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Maybe you could decorate the fan/lantern w/ small oriental flowers and little roosters icon_smile.gif LOL my ideas tend to be a lot of work!

KayDay Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:29am
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Now we are talking !..Any more???

edcjenv Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:37am
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Yup,
At the chinese new year party my daughter went to, they all rec'd fans that had a message on them (double happiness/eternal prosperity etc..) Each mess. was only 3-4 symbols. You could write your birthday blessing in chinese symbols. LOL told ya I like details

KayDay Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:39am
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Ohhhhh...Ilike that idea too!

edcjenv Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:44am
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I've been admiring your designs ever since I found the cc website. Let's face it, anything you come up with will be gorgeous! Just promise to post it icon_smile.gif

KayDay Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:48am
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Thanks!!!!!! I appreciate it so much!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

edcjenv Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:51am

You're welcome...one more idea...you said inexpensive favors...I'm not sure if you're going for chinese or japanese, but chinese have little red envelopes called 'red pockets' that they give as gifts on special occasions (pockets have $$)

Also, Oriental trading has really cute little oriental dress purses.

Lisa Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 2:59am

How about a big fortune cookie?

http://cakefun.blogspot.com/2005/06/confucius-say-eat-cake.html

KayDay Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 3:01am

Ohhh....I love the fortune cookie and the take out box!!!

Mchelle Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 3:30pm

How about a kimono shaped cake? Chinese take out boxes with kiddy things inside for favors.

KayDay Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 4:17pm

Wow....my daughter had the same idea about the take out boxes for treat bags! icon_biggrin.gif We are gonna go with that idea for sure

m0use Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 10:55pm

Check these sites out for Chinese stuff
http://www.chinabridal.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=CB&Category_Code=WD
http://www.favorcopia.com/asian.htm
http://www.askginka.com/nationality/chinese.htm

AnaMaria11 Posted 30 Jun 2005 , 11:07pm

Maybe a garden on a square or rectangular cake? Fondant rocks and a Bonsai tree.

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