The sun is out and it’s time to put a smile back on our winter-weary faces. The April issue of beijingkids is for the little party animal in us all and our feature is packed with festive ideas. From a casual baby shower to a colorful (and messy) art party, we’ve got you covered. Meanwhile, Carol Chow from CC Sweets shares her delicious cupcake recipes, and Kara Chin scours Beijing for the perfect place to pick up a present or two.
If the way to your heart is through your stomach, you’ll love these articles: Oliva Lee reminds us of the positive effects of dark chocolate, we take you on a date night to Thai restaurant Patara and a family brunch at Sofitel’s VIC; and Tom O’Malley reviews Beijing’s oddball pizzas. If you want to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, resident columnist Xiyun Yang shows you how to add some Chinese flare to your party snacks.
Work off all that food with our guide to Chaoyang Park, or head to Family Box in Wangjing and watch the kids as they climb like monkeys and swim like fish.
When you’re all tired out from a day of fun with the little ones, settle down and read this month’s Spotlight on pollution by naturopath Melissa Rodriguez. Or say goodbye to our long-time columnist, Sarah Cooper, and check out her final Me, Myself and Elsa.
As always, find kid-friendly events
, get dining recommendations
, catch up with our columnists
, search our Directories
for anything and everything you’ll need in Beijing, and read about other families’ travel destinations
– it’s never too soon to start planning your next holiday.
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