Bun's 1st Birthday - The Party - Cake, Venue, Food & Photography

We held a little tea party for Bun at Omélimélō, a little French/European eatery, a day after her actual birthday.

I was there early to set up the birthday cake I made, praying that it will turn out the way I imagined it would (it did!).

Bun arrived stylishly late, having just woken up from her nap.

It was a small do with our immediate families and a bunch of friends we see all the time.

I fell in love with the décor of Omélimélō the first time I saw it, and set out to make a party there possible.

There was the perfect backdrop for our cake table, where I placed her 2-tier strawberry sponge cake, and a bowl of strawberries.

The wall above this black and white mural was a gorgeous bright pink, that matched my cake stand perfectly. I was so happy with how the colours worked. 

The little cupcake was made specifically with the birthday girl in mind :) She liked it, but I think not as much as her actual birthday chocolate cupcake!

She enjoyed her first taste of juicy strawberries too. (I was really lenient with the introduction of new foods that day!)

I had worked with Pascal, the chef and owner, to put together this customized buffet menu for our guests:
Mini Burgers
French Fries
Chicken Creole & Rice
2 types of Croostease:
1. Grilled prawns in a bath of mint yoghurt, on robes of spinach
2. Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella

 Chocolate fondant & ice cream
Apple juice
Iced lemon tea
A selection of coffees 

We were really happy with the food, and our guests raved about the prawn Croostease and the sangria. The burger buns were specially made for the party, and I must say I now really like the idea of serving mini burgers - they are fun to eat and have good looks to boot!

I decided at the very last minute (like 3 days before the party) to ask my friend and photographer Terence of Hurricadia to help me take photos of the party. I am so glad I did, as he took beautiful shots, and we could enjoy the party and mingle with our guests. Many of the photos in this post (and in the next) were taken by him. The full set of photos with faces and people are beautiful, but I had to crop or forgo posting them, for my guests' privacy, as I always do!

The next and final post on Bun's 1st birthday celebrations will also be photo heavy, showing a glimpse of what our party guests did. Stay tuned!


lilsnooze said...

Looks like a lovely place and the food looks really delish!

June said...

Everything looks so lovely, esp the homemade cake. Well done mummy and blessed belated birthday to little Bun! :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Yes, I am so thankful to have stumbled upon this place as it is quite new! Small and cozy with good food :)

Thank you! Very thankful for how everything turned out!

Unknown said...

I love visiting new places and that new restaurant looks like a great place for a party. Thanks for sharing! Will check it out.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Jasmine Koh:
It is a lovely, cozy place! Good for family meals too.

Qiu Xian said...

The food looks really good! And Bun really looks like a doll, so cute!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Qiu Xian:
Yes, we really liked the food! Thanks for comment about Bun, a few people have told us she looks like a doll from the Precious Moments series!