We decided to forego the normal black-and-red decorations and balloons saying "You're how old???" for a more youthful party. I found a bunch of "pinspiration" for bunting banner decorations here, here and here, and my extremely patient husband printed out, cut out, and hole-punched all the bunting letters. I have little-to-no creative outlet in Cambodia, so I was absolutely thrilled to spend the day driving around to Michael's and Hobby Lobby and finding exactly what I wanted.
It was a really, really long day, and Andrew and I finally collapsed into bed around 11pm. But the aunts and uncles were still hard at playing games in the living room, yelling at each other over a game of Pitch, hardly aware of the late hour. I mumbled to Andrew as we both drifted off to sleep, "You know what I love about your family? They just love being together - even at 11 o'clock at night." Luckily, even their raucous laughter didn't keep us from sleeping.