I started planning for the party about two weeks ago, sourcing for a restaurant which would be willing to let us have the whole place from 6-10pm as I wasn't keen to have it at home to avoid having to clean up after the party. The solution came in this restaurant whose core business is catering, and since they don't open on Saturdays and Sundays, we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. We didn't intend to have a big do but still ended up with close to 50 adults and 35 children.
Since I had been really busy at work, I bought most decorative items and favours for party packs online. It was a breeze just waiting for the courier to deliver the stuff, before packing the individual bags with other snack items.
I ordered two cakes, one each for Yan Yan and her papa, from this talented lady, and again, I wasn't disappointed. Yan Yan's cake was gorgeous, and I was amazed with the intricate details on the little girl, right down to her two front teeth! And the lion head was a hit with the boys, with many of them requesting for a piece of the lion :-). It was my first time tasting orange poppy seed cake and I liked the "crunchiness" as I bite into the tiny seeds. The other was moist chocolate cake which was super rich and yummy.
The lion head cake reflects hubby's passion in Lionism, with the words "A Lion That Touches Many Lives"
And of course, birthday celebrations can't do without the ubiquitous red eggs, can it?
Being her first birthday, we decided to splurge a little bit and got someone to come in to entertain the children. He performed magic tricks, puppet shows, organized simple games, rounded the children up for the cake-cutting before wrapping it all up by twisting balloons for the children. Needless to say, the children had a blast.
One for the family
And here's the birthday girl, oblivious to all that's happening around her. She's probably thinking, "It's MY birthday but how come all these kor-kor and che-che are enjoying themselves so much?"
Happy Birthday Darling. May you have a blessed, happy and healthy life ahead of you.