Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Young at heart

One of the best things about working at the resort has been meeting people from New Zealand and around the world.  Panpan is one of them! She joined the housekeeping team a few weeks after I got here, and during our work, we would talk about what life is like back home.  One of the things we discussed was how we celebrated birthdays.  For Panpan's family, birthdays aren't celebrated with parties and presents. That's when Dave decided that we needed to throw a half birthday party for Panpan.  

We baked her a cake! I baked the cake, and made the icing, and Dave decorated with all his heart. =)

Of course no party is complete without penis straws.  
Panpan was slightly confused by what they were. Natalie is trying to contain herself.

She figured it out!

Of course, no half-birthday is complete without presents! Panpan and I received matching sweaters! 
This is the dorkiest I've been in awhile!

I found candles and Sarah also bought a few. In total we managed to wrangle up 26 of them!

Little did we know, the candles we found in Bellbird were actually trick candles. They kept reigniting after Panpan blew them out. Too funny!

Happy Half Birthday Panpan!

I don't seem to have any photos of the games and food we had... but Alex and Richelle cooked up a storm for us.  Sarah went to town and bought us a pinata, balloons and Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  We also played Pass the Parcel! I think I went a little overboard with the wrapping, but in the end it was worth it. It was definitely a night to remember. 

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