So it was last Saturday the party finally got materialize. Truth to be told, we’ve been planning to throw her birthday party for quite awhile, even before I was pregnant. Nevermind her actual birth date was some two months ago (Sept 9th), we feels she deserved to have at least one great party in her life heh! What more, at this age she begins to understand the whole blowing candles, singing birthday song, I couldn’t think of reason not to throw one for her.
Now being realistic, throwing a kid’s party these days ain’t cheap, so since we’re on a budget, we try to be creative and reasonable. We took months planning for it and did quite an extensive research on everything a three year old birthday party could ever have. This was one of the ‘project‘ I’ve been keeping myself occupied during my pregnancy months teehee.
Since it was an outdoor party, weather was our number one concern. Days leading up to her party, KL has been raining almost every evening! Everyday we prayed hard for the rain to stop but finally we decided it was better to move up the time (12pm!) in hope to avoid the heavy downpour in the evening.
That morning at around 10.30 am as we were busy assemble the tables, it started to rain. I was this >close< to change the venue , but Ted was the +ve one who calm me down saying “look at the clouds, lookin bright and insya Allah the sun will come up, let’s just wait for awhile ok“, and soon after, it finally did stop! I was thrill!We were happy, and quickly set up the decors, prep the food and what not. While we were away, Mom took care of the kids (thanks Ma!). My aunt and Fara came earlier to help us out too, which was a great relief! (thanks girls!). By 12 we ‘re done with party set up and went back picking Mia and Mike up.
Even though the party started at noon time, I would say weather was pretty ok, not too hot,not too windy either. We had nasi goreng cina as the main dish and finger food was cocktail sosej, karipap, sandwiches and chicken drummet. For desserts we have yummy cupcakes (by fara) and cold nata de coco jelly. Thanks to Mia’s babysitter who was kind enough to prepare the food for us.
Initially we wanted to have a pinata for the kids, but we didn’t find anything nice and reasonable with our budget. So we opt for a (rm10) bowling set for kids to entertain themselves, which was I think a great hit!;P Next, since both Ted and I love photography, we feel it’ll be great to have a smile booth for the guests to snap pictures. It’ll be an awesome way to remember Mia’s party with her friends. A week before I sew the birthday garland to match w the whole party theme. As for the backdrop, well…that was a table cloth if you wanna know lol. Ted couldn’t help it to also design a signboard for it, and man I know he is proud of it!HAHA. As for the party favors, we gave each kid a roll up chalkmat and a party pack consist of healthy snack and stickers (hope your kids love it).
The party ended with lotsa smile, laughter and sweat! I could say I was pretty satisfied w the outcome and enjoyed planning the party.So Mia, mommy hope you really did enjoy your party as much as mommy and daddy enjoyed planning one for you! Next year, am sorry you gotta share with your brother la hokay! Oh! Another funny thing I must mention, much “thanks “to my brother who accidentally ate the candle letter ‘Mia’ hence the no name on the cake! apa la bro!
Enjoy the pics! 😉
credits to fara (the baker) and nadia (for the venue+pictures).
*got my great party inspiration and ideas from twig and thistle.
This party got feature in ohdeeedoh ”.*big smile*
p/s: love you husband.happy 4th aniversary! xoxo