sounds wonderful! really fantastic!
My suggestions...focus on the fun then the food will not be as alluring. When eating is out of my control I try to focus on the veggies (I know you don't love that one) and drink as much fluid as I can get my hands on.
p.s. on the whole kids and sword thing, you just have to let Lilly know it is a display piece too valuable to actually swing around or anything and maybe hang it on a wall at home to emphasize the point. My uncle has given my DS a sword and a gun, both when he was much younger, they are on display in our house, NOT to be pulled down off the wall. Her going shooting (assuming a safety lesson precedes the actual shooting will be a fun memory for her).