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A Chinese Food-Themed Birthday Party
I'm throwing a birthday party for my 1-year old. I want it to be Chinese-food themed because I went into labor with him on the Chinese New Year in a Szechuan restaurant. There will probably be 5 to 7 adults and 10 kids of various ages. I'm vegetarian and Jewish so no pork, etc. Three of the people invited are extremely familiar with Chinese food but the others couldn't tell the difference between Chinese and Vietnamese food. !!!
I have no idea what to do. Suggestions? Recipes? Buying food from a restaurant? A combination? Games? My brain isn't contributing anything. Should I just give up and bake a cake? I can't spend a LOT of time cooking because my son slows me down so much in the kitchen.