Loi 2nd Birthday

For Zai 2nd birthday, we had a staycation at Sentosa. We wanted to do the same for Loi when she had her 2nd birthday last month. Alas, we were too busy that we didn’t manage to book a hotel in time. So we have to settled for something else. After much thought, we decide to just book the BBQ pit below our block and hold a BBQ party for her.

Deco
The girl favorite at that time was Disney “Sofia the First” princess. However, Sofia is still not widely popular in Singapore yet. Hence I had to order the decos online.

Sofia deco for the girl 2nd birthday.
Sofia deco for the girl 2nd birthday.

I got the two Sofia balloons from Amazon. Got my sis to help bring it to Bugis to pump helium and bought a bunch of pink and purple balloons to go with it (Total cost for the helium gas and balloons from Bugis is SGD19). Quite happy with the quality of the Sofia balloons. The balloon continued to float in the air for about a week!

The Sofia figurine was for the girl to put on her cakes since we can’t find Sofia theme cake. Besides, after the party, the kids can still play with it as a toy. Better than sugar base deco. Got this from Disney store itself.

Food
Most of the BBQ were bought off the shelves.

BBQ food for Loi 2nd Birthday Party!
BBQ food for Loi 2nd Birthday Party!

For the kids, we air-fried mid-wings from CP and sotong balls, which goes well with the fried bee hoon my MIL prepared. My sis boyfriend also kindly helped us prepare the angry bird and bear fish cake which was pre-boiled and heated at the pit. He also help make children friendly otah by wrapping fish paste and salmon in banana leaves.

The kids enjoying their food at the party.
The kids enjoying their food at the party.

For adults, they had satay and again “upgraded” otah from my sis boyfriend. The otah was a hit and lots of guest were asking where we got it from.

For dessert, the kids get old school potong ice-cream while the adults have coconut jelly sponsored by Chubby’s aunt!

Loi enjoying her old school potong ice-cream as birthday treat!
Loi enjoying her old school potong ice-cream as birthday treat!

Fun Factors
For the kids it was fortunate that the BBQ pit was just beside the playground. Hence, they played before the food arrive and continued playing after food. This explain their sweaty look in the pic above.

Loi having fun at the playground during the party.
Loi having fun at the playground during the party.

Cake(s)
We got our two “cakes” for the party as we were afraid that one is not enough for the crowd.

The "cakes" for the party.
The “cakes” for the party.

We ordered an apple crumble and a carrot cake, both from BatterWorks. Most find the apple crumble a little too sweet but the carrot cake is nice.

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The girl 2nd Birthday party was a simple affair and rather budgeted. However, we were happy that the kids had fun and Loi enjoyed herself too. She has since been found near tables with birthday cakes trying to take over the cake cutting. Think she enjoys the attention and the fun. We will see how we will celebrate her birthday next year. Base on GorGor, it would be an even simpler affair though.

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