This is an overdue post.
We recently had a birthday bash to celebrate Isabelle turning 2 on the same weekend as Mother's Day. It was initially meant to be a cozy little party, just 2 or 3 friends. But then, we decided to invite a few more friends, friends with kids Isabelle knows or at least met before. The more kids, the merrier. After all, this IS a kids' party.
Our invitation list grow from 8 person to about 30! And also because of short notice, we had a little problem getting a good caterer and baker. Organizing everything from scratch, just the 2 of us, in 6 days time was quite a task. From booking and decorating the venue, appointing a caterer, baker, part-time maid to help with clean up, invitation list, party packs, refreshments.... endless. But it was worth the hard work, headache and worries when we see our little girl having such fun with all her little friends !
And we are so thankful for the help from our family and friends (you know who you are!) and also for all the good friends who came and make the party such a joyful event. Specially to my DH, thank you so so so much for your endurance and for chaffeuring me everywhere to get the stuffs for the party! Muacks!
Here are some pictures from the party. Enjoy!
Ran out of ideas to decorate the tables so I used 3 bouquet of fresh flowers, 1 bouquet of artificial hydrangeas and a basket of jellies and candies for decoration
For fresh flowers I used : Light pink gebras, shocking pink carnations, white poms poms, baby breath and eucalyptus leaves and some tealight candles (not in the picture)
The Party packs
For Mommies : Floral paperbags (since it is Mother's Day)
For the kids: 1 set of color pencils, marshmallows, Mamee and blower
The DIY door sign.
I wish I had more time and resources to make a better one (next year!)
Chocolate cupcakes by my very good friend Kiran. Yummy!
Can anyone guess what is underneath the cupcakes? It is actually my Crabtree box that I turn into a display tray. Saves the earth and money!
Minnie Mouse theme from True Flavors.
Cake flavor : Chocolate Moist Cake with Dark Cherries
The Kids and The Clown
The highlight of the party
(And my little birthday girl having a blast!)
The lovely and thoughtful presents