Our son wanted to have a little party at home for his 8th birthday. From my past experiences, having a party is always stressful because I do all the cooking and preparation. This year however, I changed my strategy. I prepared most of the food ahead and just left a couple of menus to cook the day of the party.
I also made sweet rice bars. I tweaked the regular sweet rice into a sweet rice bar by adding oatmeal and some kashi cereal with nuts and other things. I also added sesame seeds in it.
I made the lumpia/spring rolls two days ahead and just put it in the refrigerator before frying it on the day of the party.I also ran out of the sweet and spicy sauce for lumpia dipping so I just mixed miracle whip, ketchup, sriracha, and pepper flakes, it was good.
Our little man had a blast and we are all glad to reunite with our friends and family at our humble abode.