My kids get to have birthday parties only when they hit four years old, because they are too young to remember anyway before that, so why waste my efforts 😛
Before this, we celebrated Kor Kor’s 4th and 5th birthdays at home, with all the grandparents, aunts and uncles (3姑姑、3姑丈、舅舅、舅母、阿姨). Very simple, just cooked some finger food and bought roast meat etc and had a family gathering.
But a few months ago, we attended a birthday party held at Botanic Gardens and I was inspired! (Thanks, S!)
Didn’t plan to have a themed party at first…. Brought Didi to a party ware shop to choose some fancy paper plates and he chose Ironman and it sorta snowballed from there 😅
(By the way, the party packs at such shops are really a waste of money. Expensive and impractical. I excuse myself since it’s my first time, but in future I shall source for the goodie bag stuff myself!)
Brought some finger food, sandwiches and drinks. And a lot of sand toys for the cousins to share!
It was quite challenging to prepare food which could be transported around and to lug all the things there. And no guarantee we could get this table nearest the playground. And didn’t know whether the weather would be good especially as it had been raining in the afternoons recently. Luckily the weather was perfect! Even at 3pm it was not hot at all : )
But it also meant that we could easily change the venue to our house if it rained. Very near and no worries about wasted payment. The best part is when I saw all the cousins running around on the beautiful grass, chasing one another with the water guns and superhero weapons. I didn’t manage to capture it on camera, but the sunset in the background over the reservoir was gorgeous too. Hurray to outdoor time with loved ones!