Lately, my kids enjoy Dim Sum but balk at Cantonese-style Chinese Seafood which is what my husband and I love most. But Chinese noodle dishes are one constant that they have eaten and loved since they were little. Some years, the noodle preference changes: wide rice noodles versus yellow curly wheat noodles. And sometimes, the green vegetables get picked out and cast aside. Still, it’s good to know that they are increasing their good luck as they fill their bellies!
What would you use this party package for? Is it for your child’s birthday? Are you saving it for Chinese New Year? How about the Moon Festival? Whatever the occasion, I have a Birthday-in-a-Box to giveaway!!
The package includes:
- A signed copy of Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles by by Shan-Shan Chen and Heidi Goodman
- An engraved set of chopsticks for the birthday girl and regular wood chopsticks for the birthday guests
- Birthday streamers and balloons
- Chinese lanterns
- 2 packages of Chinese noodles
- Chinese-type necklaces for the birthday girl to give to her guests
- 10 invitations designed by the book illustrator
While Mei-Mei is adopted, it’s not necessarily noticeable in the picture book as you read it. Instead, you notice how loving Mei-Mei’s family is as they go about their day preparing a special meal to celebrate her birthday. Noodles ARE special in Asian culture. They signify a long life and Mei-Mei is an active participant in preparing this special meal! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Why is Mei-Mei celebrating with lucky noodles?
Let’s learn a little Chinese!
Mei-Mei means younger sister. Family is so important in Chinese culture that there are special words for sister and brother to indicate if you are younger or older.
Mei-Mei is pronounced like the month of May: May May. Yes, it’s that easy!
Here’s the character. It’s a little trickier to write. Start by writing left to write and from the top down as if drawing a picture.
Want to make Mei-Mei’s lucky noodles?
Here’s the recipe that Mei-Mei is using! You can read the book and follow along as she makes it or just try it yourself!
Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles Party-in-a-Box Giveaway
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