30 November 2011

and we are 2! | a sesame street party.

30 November 2011
PARTY TIME 12-11-11 // we wanted to give andi a party devoted to her current favourites: elmo, blowing candles, cakes, crayons, balls, her friends and of course, us, her family! we thought  no further and decided to throw her a sesame street themed party the day after her actual birthday.

to set the mood, i decorated our estate's function hall in primary colors - a bright color palette of red, yellow, green and blue. we bought a few licensed supplies (hats, banner, table cloth) to get that authentic sesame street feel. the rest of the decors were generic party supplies and DIY printables.  printable templates were made for us by the SIL's graphic designer colleague. i hung yellow chinese lanterns to give a "sunny days" feel.  i also incorporated some of the characters from sesame street into the decor as well as the games. sesame street party ideas were inspired by coolest parties  and annie's eats. everything else was set up by me, the hubby, SIL and MIL!

we set up a designated area where the kids can play and eat at the same time. sesame street coloring sheets and some of andi's toys were provided to keep the kids entertained. sesame street music was also played throughout. we printed famous sesame street tag lines and pasted them around the play area as well. FOOD // the party was at 4pm. we had food for 30+ catered by orange clove. there was a sushi platter,  penne primavera, honey chicken, pan-fried snapper with miso butter sauce, cantonese cereal prawn, yam ring with vegetables, chipolata sausage, and home-made chicken macaroni salad. for dessert, we had mini new york cheesecakes and chocolate fudge brownies. there were hardly any photos of the food buffet. the designated photographer was too busy entertaining guests. ehem.
kiddie snacks consisted of elmo's favourite goldfish crackers, cookie monster cookies, fruit pops, elmo's punch and of course, an elmo cake!

GAMES // aside from crayons and coloring sheets, we also had a couple of games prepared for the kids which were also in keeping with the sesame street theme. 

count with the count was made with a cardboard and cut out shapes. the kids were made to count the various shapes aloud and write down the answer (may or may not be coached).

pin elmo's nose. my SIL made elmo's face from red, white and black cardstock. orange noses were provided the kids. we had them turn around a couple of times, close their eyes and pin elmo's nose. it was fun watching the kids pin the nose all over elmo's face! so much fun that we forgot to take photos! argh.  

the rest of the guests came after the games were played. just in time for cake blowing! everybody sang the happy birthday song. the birthday girl was such a pro at blowing the candle! she even had her eyes closed as if making a wish =)

the little girl thoroughly enjoyed herself! she clapped and skipped and hopped all party long. she also had fun giving away her bag of treats for her friends!

it was a simple yet intimate gathering of close friends and playmates. the kiddos had a lot of fun! i hope the adult guests had some fun too!

all in all, i'd say the party was a success! =)

Supplier Info:
Buffet: Orange Clove
Licensed Party Supplies: The Party Stuff at Novena Square
Elmo Cake: Cake Avenue
Treat Bag: Motherswork Great World City
Paper Supplies:  Art Friend in Takashimaya S.C.
Birthday Outfit (tank top with wings + tutu+silver shoes): Cotton On
Elmo Punch: Sunny Choice, Bukit Timah
Cookies and fruits: NTUC Fair Price
Sesame Street Theme Ideas: Coolest Kid Birthday Parties and Annie's Eats
Food labels and other printables: DIY

Today's Picnesday is brought to you by 
Germaine and Kim!

11-11-11 | happy birthday, andi.

from the time she attended a friend's birthday party, toddler girl  has been patiently waiting for her turn to blow out her very own birthday cake. it finally came on 11-11-11 and many more times after that!

ON THE DAY // we brought her to the indoor playground, amazonia. it was a weekday so there were very few other kids around. she had the entire toddler area to herself! to say that she had fun is an understatement. she clearly had loads and loads of fun!

here are a few glimpses of that day...


23 November 2011


23 November 2011
beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

(never mind the cluttered background)

Playing along with Kiddothings

13 November 2011

birthday spread

13 November 2011

outtakes from the weekend party.
stay tuned for more!
p.s. i'm posting this via mobile blogger app :)

10 November 2011

checking in

10 November 2011


it's been quite busy these past few days.
DIY party preparations for the toddler girl's birthday.
several deadlines and buzzers to beat at work.
loose ends to tie here and there.
boy, do i have a few stories and a ton of photos to share!
i'm not complaining, just saying. 
it's all good, really =)
i hope to get back into the swing of things soon!

oh and before i forget, i was over at Amber's last week for her SOS feature. 
please hop on over there and say hi! =) 

daddy duty

Eve of Toddler Girl's birthday.

Looks like the little lady is mighty pleased while on daddy's watch!