birthday party @ Frisk n Romp
i had thought long and hard how to celebrate Claire's 2nd birthday :
- a small, intimate home party with some close friends? -> then i'll need to prepare food (not sure if i'm up to it in my current state)
- book the function room and invite the whole kampong? -> not sure if its a good weekend to have a function since its close to Easter and most pple will probably need to be in church.
in the end, i decided to just invite Claire's regular play-date kahkis and some of my colleagues. for the children, i organised for them to spend some time playing at Frisk 'n' Romp (indoor playground with scheduled hourly programme).
my next headache - the food! as the party room for Frisk 'n' Romp is only available between 3.30 - 5.30pm (and the food provided is only for the kids), i had to think of alternatives. i enquired at all the food outlets within the complex and finally decided on Starbucks since they had an outdoor dining area on the same level as Frisk 'n' Romp and would be more convenient for the guests to move from one area to the other. i was worried that it would rain as it had been raining around the same time (almost) every day for the past few weeks - and it did! thankfully, God made his presence felt once again - the rain cleared up once the food was ready for our guests! i'm glad that dh took some time off work to play with Claire inside Frisk 'n' Romp - that allowed me to spend time doing the decor and set up with the Starbucks staff! Many thanks to mummy G who brought along her rented helium tank and helped me with the balloons! what do we do without good friends like her?
haven't got the full set of photos from Albert - here's a preview (some photos were taken by me - clearly you will be able to see the difference with a pns camera vs a dslr as well as skills of an amateur vs a professional!)
many thanks to all who took precious time off to celebrate with us! hope everyone enjoyed the food and had fun!