OhSoRandom: Life update, buka puasa with Julie's Biscuit and Media Hiburan at Vistana Hotel.
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Today is Hafiiz's 10th birthday, so I would like to dedicate this entry to him. Happy birthday to Hafiiz, the boy who cries himself to sleep whenever he misses me :') Im so lucky to have a little brother like him. Hafiiz has a superpower: he can remember things like no other. If I lose something in the house I'd just ask him where is it, and he would recall back the last time he saw that thing and pheeewsh up up and away he gets it for me. Wouldnt you want a little brother like this? Last year we threw an awesome birthday party for him and Alisya (double duo). So I'd like to share with you guys, (and educate some) on how to throw a good party for kids.
To be able to throw a good party for kids, first you must know the age group of the people youre inviting (ours were 7-10). Prepare a guest list. Make sure the birthday boy and birthday girl prepares the guest list first before you start doing anything else, so you would know how big the party you'll be hosting. You wouldnt want to know that your kid only has three friends of the same class and one from the same bus, the hard way (ha party lah engkau lima-lima orang tuh.) Tsskkk.
Once you know that your kid is the popular kid in school, unlike other kid of his age that only has friends of the same gender, then only you decide on the seating plan. Usually, girls and boys of this age group are quite shy and need more time for ice breaking. So you seat them separately. And since they just love to act grown ups, arrange tables as if theyre eating at a restaurant. But this restaurant dont have waiter please. Dont so diva ah.
Guest list checked. Seating arrangements checked. Next, food. No, this is not the time to show off your cooking skill, so save your knowledge on Gulai Kawah or Ikan Siakap 27 Rasa for the in-laws. Put yourself in their shoes and you would realise that all they want is to eat predictable fried food such as nuggets, fries, and little sausages. For something slightly heavier, prepare Fried Bee Hoon or Fried Rice.
Keep the dishes simple unless of course, you invite their parents as well (this is highly recommended and by doing it, you might get nicer presents). Serious. Ada yang datang sendiri pastu bagi magic pen YANG DAH GUNA. Okaylah at least bagi (cover).
Bukan budak ini yang bagi magic pen yang dah guna tu tau.
This is the right time to show off your baking skill though. Kids love pastries! We did cute cupcakes and the little ones had fun decorating it the night before. All sort of patterns can be seen, and they showed it off to their friends. Ha such proud moment for them.
My mom also baked the birthday cake as well. Its the chocolate cake in the picture below. Damn gorgeous I know because its decorated with chocolate chips!
Whats a party without party games right? Selection of games is as important as everything else. This is what the kids going to talk about the next day at school. For our party, we chose Limbo! That was the best part of the party and the kids had so much fun, we played it for more than three times. The prizes offered must also be good lah. Siapa nak main kalau menang dapat pensel khat (-_-")
The girls were cheating wtf.
But you musnt forget this ever. Ever. The key to success:
A hit on sunny days! Popsicles tube (or nama lebih glemer, eskrem 30 sen). Its better than ice cream because theyre easy to handle and doesnt create so much mess and the kids totally dig this.
Last time, our goodie bag/door gift/party pack/doggy bag contained chocolate chips, candies and some cheap toys (a must!). But I suggest you try something new and 'in'. And no you dont have to go to Bijou Bazaar to get/borong this.
Kedai mamak jual RM2 je untuk saiz budak-budak.