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!
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.
Thats a good idea!
Maybe you could decorate the fan/lantern w/ small oriental flowers and little roosters LOL my ideas tend to be a lot of work!
Now we are talking !..Any more???
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
Ohhhhh...Ilike that idea too!
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
Thanks!!!!!! I appreciate it so much!!!!
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.
How about a big fortune cookie?
Ohhh....I love the fortune cookie and the take out box!!!
How about a kimono shaped cake? Chinese take out boxes with kiddy things inside for favors.
Wow....my daughter had the same idea about the take out boxes for treat bags! We are gonna go with that idea for sure
Maybe a garden on a square or rectangular cake? Fondant rocks and a Bonsai tree.