Just like for baby showers, for kids birthday parties there is a whole market niche out there, and you can find anything from portable planetarium to magicians and fireworks. Not to mention the theme parties, usually evolving a Disney character. But I wanted something more home made and relaxed, as I thought this is still an opportunity to throw a party like I want. In some years our Cholita will be already demanding things and perhaps our tastes are not similar!
So there was no specific theme to our party, but now that I look at the pictures the theme could have been something like a “colorful picnic”, with balloons, flags and buffet table.
The point is that kids (or adults, why not) hit the piñata very hard until it gets broken and all the goodies fall on the ground. When this happen, everyone will try to grab as much as possible. You can hit piñata with eyes covered for extra challenge, but since our guests were so small this would have been too challenging.
And the most important element -I think - of a birthday is of course the cake. I had been looking for different options, and at the end we ordered a rainbow cake from Sonqo Bakery. It had already been tried and tested, as our daughter’s cousin had one in her birthday party. “Rainbow cake” is not, like my mother thought, “a cake for rainbow families” but a cake with layers of different colors inside, to form the colors of rainbow. The one we had was also decorated with frosting of pastel colored roses and frankly I think it was just like a cake should be: both pretty and delicious. Oh, and even the delivery was on time, even with the traffic of Lima.
Other foods we chose to serve were pretty usual party stuff: finger sandwiches, mini pizzas and mini hot dogs, chocolate truffles and alfajores, mini apple and lucuma pies and rocky road bites. For drinks, chicha morada and sodas, and milk for the smallest guests.
Then it was time to sing Japy Birthday...