Monday, 18 January 2016

Kavita's third birthday party

We celebrated Kavita's 3rd birthday at my friend's home on Duport Road on New Year's Day. Kavita's birthday is actually on 5 January but because it is a week day we decided to have the party on the first day of the year. 

This is the invitation which really says it all. If you weren't there, you really were square.

'Grandma Becky' is Rebecca Williams, my close friend, family the whole time I've been in Liberia. She and I were colleagues at WFP and UNDP. 

We visited her on Christmas Day the week before and, agreed we would invite the children from her community to Kavita's birthday. We agreed that 10 children would be invited. Of course, 4 or 5 times the number actually showed up!

Rebecca had organised a children's dance group to entertain us who performed some acrobatics and modern dance. It was really fun to watch and even more amusing to see their coach, a female UNDP driver, guide them. 
Driving to the party. Kavita is dressed up and ready in the back of the car. 
Haresh and Kavita pose for a photograph,
standing under the 'Happy Birthday Kavita' banner we made at the office.
Haresh is wearing a pirate's hat, which we bought at Stop & Shop
Party banner
Party banner
Grandma Becky's yard was set up for the party
by laying out tarpaulin on the ground.
One of the 10 black and white invitations that were sent out by Grandma Becky 
Rebecca's community
Grandma Becky with some of the kids
Kavita and friends

Kavita on her trampoline (we brought her trampoline for the party)
Auntie Manita juggles some balls to entertain the kids

Haresh the Pirate and Rebecca
Rajesh, friend, and Grandma Becky
Godwina, twin of Edwina: Rebecca's girls
Well behaved kids
Haresh shows everyone his famous magic rope trick 

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Haresh exits the stage
Children enjoying Haresh's magic tricks
Kavita the birthday girl
The dance group
The dance group
Musical chairs
Kavita the birthday girl dances
The dance group

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