Pink Fluffy Unicorn Party!

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Joon has a thing for Pink Fluffy Unicorns. She loves the song (yes, it’s 10 hours long) and will sing it all the live long day if you let her. Since we love her (so much more than the song) we decided to throw her a Pink Fluffy Unicorn Skating on Rainbows party! Joons-Pink-Fluffy-Unicorn-Party-2

Of course Mettaprints had to get in on the action because what is more fun than skating through a rainbow?

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I wanted to make a decal for the floor and let the kids skate on it but I didn’t have the guts to ask the rink owners for permission. I’m not sure how toner and skates would work out. But it woulda been cool. And yes, we can totally make floor decals at Mettaprints.

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We had so much fun at Bug’s 9th Birthday skating party, it was an easy choice to have another party there. We love the rinks.  They are so laid back there and the venue is so relaxed in the open air. A zillion times better than the crusty old skating rinks from the past.Joons-Pink-Fluffy-Unicorn-Party-4

You can never go wrong with rainbow mustaches from Party City.

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Can we take a minute to talk about the pink fluffy unicorn cupcakes? I’ve been day-dreaming them up since I first watched the youtube video of the silly song.  Flufflepuff (or whatever her name is) looks exactly like a puff of cotton candy.  I’ve been waiting for months for the chance to make it happen. Sadly, execution of the cupcakes was a little more tricky than I had imagined. First, we had to find some cotton candy (we didn’t really want to rent a machine) and then the cotton candy melted when I put it on the pink frosting!!!  Dangit.  Thankfully a fresh application right before the party saved the day. Of course the kids didn’t mind the quadruple helping of sugar at all.
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All in all it was a really fun party for a really fun little almost tween girl.Joons-Pink-Fluffy-Unicorn-Party-8

Another party down! Seventeen more to go. There are discussions of a Pusheen party for Bug so you know I’m already perking on that.

Fire Jumping!

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We did some fire-jumping last night. It’s part of the Persian New Year which happens this coming Saturday. It’s customary for Persians to jump over fire seven times to cleanse themselves of the old year and get ready for the new year. But Payam tells me that most Persians just do it because it’s fun.
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And it totally is! Yes, I did it too. At first I was afraid. What if I didn’t make it? What if I slipped or didn’t quite make it to the other side? Would I go up in flames or walk away with charred clothing? Payam just shook his head at my silliness. As far as he knows, no one has ever fallen into the fire on Chaharshambeh Suri (the fire jumping ceremony).
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I learned about this custom last year and I really wanted to do it. I love bonfires at the beach and it seemed like the perfect festivity for me but with school night bedtimes and the rush of life we somehow missed it. So this year we planned ahead and had a quick dinner nearby so we could make it in time for sunset.

Once we got there I realized I should have packed a picnic and had dinner right there on the beach! It would have been so cozy to pull up a chair by the fire, meet some new friends and enjoy a dinner al fresco, or at least a thermos of coffee or hot chocolate and marshmallows! What was I thinking? Obviously I wasn’t. But at least we made it there this year and now I can plan for next year!