With this in mind, our gracious host, Jana, spoiled us with an awesome Asian inspired evening... decorations included beautiful Chinese Paper Lanterns that she found at Cost Plus World Market...
Dinner was a spread of sushi and Chinese dishes served complete with chop sticks... oh no, I don't attempt the chop sticks!
|Vintage Set of Chopsticks|
She made some ADORABLE wine charms (BUMMED I forgot to snap a pic of those), individually labeled with our Chinese zodiac sign... I am the Year of the Snake. OUCH. That doesn't sound very nice, but I do like this...
|Chinese Zodiac Charm Medallion Necklace|
General consensus, most of us liked the book. We definitely have a few borderline Tiger Mothers in our group, and a few that would be classified as more of the Lamb Mother variety. Of course, that diversity inspired some rousing debate... good times!
But the MOST fun was "Tiger Mother Jeopardy"... yes, we played a rousing game of Alex Trebek style Q&A (I suppose that should be A&Q as answers MUST be in the form of a question). Jana took on the game show host duties and we were divided into two teams to answer questions such as this "Sophia or LuLu for 300" question (or is it answer?)... "This person left teeth marks on the piano due to her frustration with practicing"... Jana begins counting down exactly (more or less) 12.5 seconds... WHO WAS SOPHIA? Is that your FINAL answer? DING, DING, DING, DING... That is CORRECT!
Happy to report my team came out with a victory... and went home with this awesome yummy prize!
|Emily's Dark Chocolate Fortune Cookies|
We ended the evening with... SPARKLERS! Yep, a bunch of old (but still cute) moms in the backyard trying not to light each other on fire... quite a sight if the neighbors had been brave enough to peek over the fence...