We had a mini celebration for Kayla’s 6th birthday yesterday at the lovely Eat, Play, Love cafe at Arab Street.
I was feeling teeny weeny bad that I hardly gave much thought to her party and decided to make up for it by baking her a birthday cake. More on that later.. But seriously, we wanted a fuss free party and was so slack in the planning and prep that I had a nightmare the night before. The nightmare was true.
Party venue – Booked months before only because we had lunch at the cafe one sat and decided to just book. No research done.
Invites – This wonderful technology called whatsapp! sides’ it was mainly family and closer buddies fr school.
Party packs – Ooopps forgot all about it! Nvm, their arts and crafts will be their goodie bags.
Bday banner – erh… What banner??
Party Decor – Forgot all about it too! Ordered some balloons fr a party shop at Middle Road the day before on our way home from violin class.
Despite mummy’s slackness, it turned out to be a lovely event. The lovely ambience and decor of the cafe played a huge part! Kids kept themselves entertained with the crafts while adults yakked away over yummy food.
Balloons adding a whimsical touch…
Lovely lovely decor at the cafe
The girls being kept occupied at their crafts
The Birthday Girl!
To assuage my guilty conscience, I decided to bake her a birthday cake – and goodness I don’t know what possessed me to bake her a 7-layer rainbow birthday cake – on my maiden bday cake baking experience. Anyway, I was all prepared to go out and get a cake from Bengawan Solo or something if the experiment failed…so that took some pressure off.
Thank goodness my sister came to help and the cake turned out lovely! And that was after 5 gruelling hours. Our arms and legs were aching, I was totally tired even before the party started.
It was a moment of reckoning when we cut the cake. Could hear the screams and gasps it was so funny!
I don’t know how the cake tasted although guests said it was not bad.
They were being kind, I think.
Me and my sister? We didn’t dare eat it 😜
….AND…the cake gets cut…. cheers from all round the table while the chefs heaved a huge sigh of relief
…crowding around the pony table…
and a photo with the grandparents
…while they were busy playing with sparklers and having a go at the merry-go-round
Happy 6th Birthday Kayla!
You ARE the sunshine in our lives baby!
Stop growing so fast will you?