Four little Four Year Olds

“One little, two little, three little four-year olds…”

Time passes quickly, and our little bubs…

…have grown to little people.

This is quite a late post, but for the record we gathered for our annual joint birthday party in October, this time at Food for Thought (Botanic Gardens) after considering a bunch of options.  It turned out to be a fantastic decision!  We initially tried to make reservations, then were informed that they did not take reservations at that branch.  However, we could opt for their ‘event package’ and they’d set aside tables for us. 

Since there were many kids between us, who’d enjoy running around the playground, we opted for the outdoor tables.  It was a cool night, so we weren’t too uncomfortable being outdoors the whole time either. Praise the Lord for good weather.  It also kept the kids occupied, and out of our hair!  Much more relaxed than the usual sit-down-at-restaurant dinner.

playing house – buying vegetables and the like!

Clamber clamber slide

For the cake, Aunty Y decided to bake one of her yummies! And enlisted her hubby to whip up the cream minutes before serving the cake.  Then it was “live” topping of the cake with cream and the kids got a chance to scatter the rainbow sprinkles.

 The gorgeous homemade cake. Kay loves marshmellows so her eyes really gravitated to those lining the base.

Our ‘somewhat’ theme for the party was the Rainbow, which explains the rainbow sprinkles and the pretty handcoloured rainbow paper banner that was planted onto the cake with two ‘toothpick poles’.

Glimpse of the rainbow banner!

Polishing off the yummy scrummy cake!

The food that came with our package was aplenty, and very yummy for the most part (only the mini burgers were a bit dry). The kids especially loved the fried fish, and I loved the salsa sauce it came with! We had enough for each family to bring home a small box of food at the end of the night.

I loved this photo so much it became my phone wallpaper ^_^

 The boys were in solid colours, and we decided to dress all the pwetty leetle girls (that’s SIX!) in the very chic Missy Messy label, whose founder-designer is one of the talented mums present (see if you can guess who?).

It was then gift exchange time!  How nice to be at a party where all the four year olds got presents!

Piñata time!

Aunty V made a really cute rainbow pinata, and the kids had fun trying to burst it.  K was rather reticient, since she hasn’t had much experience with pinatas…

dividing the spoils

…but she had no problems picking up the candy, stickers and little magnets that Aunty V had thoughtfully filled the handmade pinata with!

Capping off the evening with flurries of bubbles – BEST!
Since it was near mid-autumn, I brought some paper lanterns with candles. One went up in flames (oops), necessitating a heroic fire extinguishing exercise by one daddy (who sized the situation and calmly went “Urm, let me just bring this away” *stomp stomp* in the distance as it flamed up quite spectacularly).  Two or three glowed sweetly in the dark as the kids gingerly carried them up and down the slope.
Such an enjoyable party. And such friendships to cherish!

  4 comments for “Four little Four Year Olds

  1. November 19, 2012 at 8:59 am

    So fun and such a cute cake 🙂 we love FoT and didn’t know they had an event package. thanks for sharing!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • November 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

      welcome! The staff who liaised with us provided excellent service too!

  2. November 19, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Very sweet that the four of you (families) have remained firm friends! Love Missy Messy dresses – Bubs owns quite a few!

    • November 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Yes, we keep nagging her to upload the latest collection but there IS so much life to be lived. 🙂

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