Friday, May 06, 2011

Zach’s Birthday: Need your suggestions

Zach will be 12 on May 15! Unimaginable almost.
Anyway, while he is in Mangalore – exploring the neighbourhood, playing with his uncle Sujay who is some four months younger than him, the new dog Simple, a tree house of sorts Dada has had him built, and generally running riot – I am planning what I hope will be his last organised birthday party. He will be a teenager next year!
So, I’ve decided we’re having a Charlie Chaplin party. Perhaps because I’ve bought the return gifts and they are Chaplin DVDs. It seems a good way to start planning a party, right?
So this is what I have:
·         Decor – black and white balloons, white streamers, white plates, spoons, forks, etc; black napkins
·         Activities -- watching a Chaplin revue (none of the shorts are on any of the return gifts, I checked), taking an easy quiz on the movie, a dress-up corner (to paint on the toothbrush moustache), a photo shoot corner with props like the walking stick, bowler hat and bow tie...
·         Return gifts – Chaplin DVDs, wrapped in black and white newspaper and tied with black ribbon
·         And ta da, the food
Here’s where I need your suggestions: I’m looking for black and white food.
  • Bianca will make me a black and white cake. Bi?
  • I was also thinking of Oreo sundaes – vanilla ice cream, crushed Oreos (now in India!) and some black candy from Crawford Market.
Then I’m stuck. Help!
Please post your suggestions urgently!

7 comments:

  1. Black olives and cheese/ chicken..... on a toothpick
    white bread and (if all are eating beef) roast beef sandwiches (looks closest to B & W heehee!!)
    and then let me think.....

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  2. Hopefully these help (I googled them! :D) :
    coke floats
    b/w jelly beans
    B/W penguins (doubt the kids would like cream cheese and olives though!)
    I cant believe he's going to be a teen soon!! Good luck with the party Prima! :)

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  3. Pizza with cheese and black olives, which the kids will probably pick out, but us girls will be thrilled that it fits in with the theme!

    Love the photoshoot corner....

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  4. Some more ideas from a party site...

    Bowls of black olives; cubes of white cheese with toothpicks;

    Popcorn and chocolate covered popcorn;

    Black and white Jelly Bellies or jellybeans.

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  5. Hey you guys!
    Love all the suggestions! Thanks so much. Wish you both, Viv and Anala, could be here for this birthday! Aleta, thank God you will be!
    Love
    Prima

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  6. You could try tadgolas (ice apples);black & white & in season.
    For activities, how about mononcromatic drawing/painting?

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  7. Sounds exciting! How about a dark chocolatey custard with mini white marshmallows floating in it? You could also try button mushrooms and baby corn stir fried in salt, pepper & butter - it would give an almost black & white effect. And then, you have the stark black & white bullseye sweets we used to get ages ago.

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