The Balloons & Bubbles Party: Eats

One thing I felt I could have done better for the Bub's 2nd birthday party was the food and drinks. I really didn't have much time to plan for it at all, with me handling home and facing a very busy time at work. Ideally, I would have liked to bake the cake myself, and serve more interesting homecooked food!

Rather than stressing myself out further as the clocked ticked away, I focused my attention on the party activities and the birthday cake. 2 cakes were finally purchased from our favourite Vicky's. I asked for them plain, and created the 2-tier effect and decorations at home. Doing this saved me a lot of money!

As for the food, I decided on a very simple menu that I felt worked for a tea-party.

First up, I covered a low bench with a sunny yellow tablecloth to go with the red and yellow party colours. This was the kids' food table, as well as a place to hold drinks, cutlery, plates and paper napkins. The kids had a huge bowl of blueberries to dig into, and an assortment of biscuits suitable for a range of age groups, along with the packets of Milo that they were given when they arrived.

Here's the Bub with her best friend :) They are always soooo cute together! (And I just realised Let's Rock Elmo matches the party's colour scheme!)

For the adults, Roboman cooked up a huge pot of pasta and a tomato-based sauce. We chose to do this because it is also kid-friendly, and some kids had early dinners. The women in the family (my mother, mother-in-law, and our sisters) helped make sandwiches with a tuna mixture that I earlier prepared. My mother also arrived with 2 trays of cut fruit - watermelon and dragonfruit.

I ordered the other stuff from Old Chang Kee, as they have a delivery service. We had curry puffs, spring rolls, fishballs and cuttlefish balls. They were thankfully well-received!

For drinks, we served water, fruit juices, Coke, and Guiness Stout (mainly for my father-in-law). When the party started, I suddently remembered we had half bottle of whisky that we unfortunately have not had the time to drink, and asked Roboman to bring it out.

Finally, a little something for those with a sweet tooth: An assortment of mooncakes and (Daily Scoop's) ice-cream! The latter was served right at the end of the party - and I'm glad I made that decision. It was only the mention of ice-cream that the kids agreed to come back up from the bubble fun they were having!

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And so, I've come to the final post on Bubbles' 2nd birthday celebrations. We really truly had a blast and feel so thankful for all the love that was showered on her, and on us! It has been a wonderful 2 years with my beloved baby.

8 comments:

Susan said...

I find that you can never go wrong with pasta and I always have this for all kiddy events. What's more, it's usually easy and fast to prepare.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Susan:
Another plus is that the sauce can be prepped way in advanced and freezed!

imp said...

Those tuna sandwiches are old-school awesome. So much filling and very tasty.

PR said...

Love Bubbles's pose and her polka dot dress!

PR

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Imp:
Haha, old school they are. I actually followed a simple recipe I remembered from my PRIMARY school Girls' Brigade days! I don't know why this one stuck with me!

PR:
It is such a candid pose! Hee. Dress is from Missy Messy!

l e n e y said...

you can never go wrong with tuna sandwiches.. I always make them at any party I organise.. So easy and so yummy.. Loving Bubbles dress! xx

yAnn said...

I love the first picture of the little lady. :) And Bubbles in that Missy Messy dress is too cute!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Leney:
Seeing the success of these sandwiches, I might just do the same!

Yann:
Missy Messy dresses fit her so well! I really like them. Plus they double up as tunics when she gets taller!