Thursday, February 2, 2012

Preschool Lunar New Year Party...Day 33

Today we had a Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) party in Little Pumpkin's preschool class! Fun, fun!
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She was really excited to wear her ao dai to school! I don't know what the future holds, but so far up until this point, she is CRAZY for anything Vietnamese :o) I hope that never changes!
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I picked her up from class a little early and she helped me set up the party room!
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I used the "Create a Critter" Cricut cartridge to create the "Vietnamese" panda bears and bowls of pho.
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Cricut!
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Inside each take out container, we put a little note about Tet...
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...along with a cutie, a blower, fortune cookie and candy.
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Yummy {egg free} cupcakes! I might have eaten five by myself.
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As you probably know, Little Pumpkin LOVES to sort and organize. Setting up the table was pure bliss for her :o)
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Ready for Tet!
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Little Pumpkin picked out which Lunar New Year book she wanted me to read to her class and we set the others up for her friends to look through during the party.
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We started the party in Little Pumpkin's classroom. I showed the kids where Vietnam is on the globe and read them The Year of the Dog." Afterwards, we looked at pictures of people in Vietnam getting ready for the new year...sweeping, wearing new clothes, having a parade, getting "lucky money" and shopping for yummy food at the market.
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My little girl was super proud to teach her friends to say "Happy New Year" in Vietnamese...precious! I love hearing her say Vietnamese words!

We finished off group time by shooting off "fireworks." The kids LOVED that!
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Everytime one of the them popped their firecracker, they went crazy! It was so funny!
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Next up...crafts! Since this is the year of the dragon, we did some "magic color scratch" dragons.
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The kids also enjoyed the "dress a panda" stickers.
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I am not going to mention any names, but I think somebody has a case of puppy love.
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Little Pumpkin is quite a bit smaller than the other kids in her class...so far that doesn't bother her...she thinks is fun! Ha!
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Partying with her buddies!
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She LOVED handing out the traditional red enveolopes filled with "lucky money (plastic gold coins)."
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Fun party!
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Two posts today :o) Scroll down for day two of February's photo challenge!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

What a great party! That looks like so much fun and she looks so happy!!

The Garners said...

SOOOOO FUN! You did such an amazing job--as always!!!!! She is beautiful!

Sami said...

You could use one of these photos of you and Sophie Le for your picture challenge. The favorite one of you! Because technically it's still you...and you just happen to have a perfect little girl beside you :)

ta.lia said...

good job!...i'm vietnamese as well&had a tet party 2 weeks ago but yours look so much more fun!...i thinks its beautiful how you don't let sophie le forget where she's "coming" from...god bless your family.

lia

Renee said...

HOW FUN!!! Wow! Brings back lots of memories of high school when almost ALL of my friends were Vietnamese! Celebrating the new year was so fun!