Dylan and Alexis' Birthday Part 2: The Actual Day!Monday, August 31, 2015
As we close the August chapter with much reluctance, here is a recap of the birthday party that I took many months to plan!
Before you read this, you should read a very lengthy post on the preparation of Dylan and Alexis' birthday celebration first, because after that intensive preparation, the day has finally arrived for the actual deed.
I must admit that even though I have had the experience of setting up so many different parties of different themes and layouts, doing up our own party is an entirely different ball game because you really need to get down to the nitty gritty, like liaising with the buffet, choosing the dishes, then actually remember that you left your cheque with your hubby, who was actually collecting the cake some 20km away....
And then when I wanted to set up my backdrop, I realised the backdrop stand was in the boot and..... the car is with my hubby, 20km away also. OMG *sweat*
Thankfully, I have a bunch of very good friends (cum assistants) who came early to help me to set up, and the people from Neo Garden were all very nice!
|Men with long arms are god-sent. I would have to stand on a stool to tie the bunting if not for them!|
|Very busy kids at work!|
|Everyone, we've got ears!|
|Balloons at every table!|
|Bought a little container just for the cutleries wtf #obsessed|
|From L to R: Red-Yellow Ombre agar agar, Mickey Marshmallows, Chocolate Eclairs, Mickey Oreos, Minnie Marshmallows, Cream Puffs and Cookies|
Set up by Hello Lobang Candy Bars
|Dylan looking super pleased with his dessert table. Check out his Mickey ears!|
I opted for a fresh cream cake instead of a fondant one because I think fondant cakes are too overhyped? Besides, people don't really eat the fondant because it is really too sweet I feel.
Here is a close up on the dessert items Nian and I prepared the night before! Sometimes, I think recipes can be pretty misleading lol. Like this one, I could tell you it was merely melting chocolate and then dipping Oreos in them, but nobody would tell you that it is very hard to make the chocolate very, very fluid. Most of the time it is very viscous and very hard to coat.
So even though the chocolate coating is uneven, I think the husband and I did a pretty neat job at it. High-five, hubby.
|I prepared lots of photo props for everyone too!|
|Oh my gosh all these yellow lights are making our white balance go haywire!|