Monday, April 30, 2007

The Birthday Bash!














The girls had their birthday bash last Saturday (28th April 07) at Rumahku Café and gallery in PJ. It was a lot of work, tiring, a lot of fun and well worth it. Harvynna really enjoyed herself and Rowena was just toddling around playing with all the balloons. It was a butterfly theme and I was pleasantly surprised that many kids actually followed the theme and came with butterfly wings. Even the presents were wrapped in butterfly wrapping paper.

We stuck pink and lavender butterflies all over the wall, and also stuck little butterflies to the helium balloons. Most of the kids pulled down the balloons from the ceiling and tied it to themselves. At the end of the party, the kids released the balloons in the air.

This time, we invited close friends and family so it was a nice gathering. My MIL and niece came down all the way from Kota Kinabalu to join the celebration. My parents came from Melaka too.

The kids were well taken care of as I got Cha Cha Magical Clown dressed as a King to entertain the kids with some magic show and games. I used him for Harvynna’s first party and he was such a hit, so I decided to use him again. He doubles up as the emcee and arranged the cake cutting etc.

We got a face painter to paint butterlies on the kids faces. I must say that she did a really great job with such intricate designs. The boys had batman painted on them. Defintely well worth the money.

This time, we assigned my cousins as the photographers. We made the mistake of taking the photos ourselves during Harvynna’s first birthday, and ended up not taking many pics as we were too busy talking to people or running around. My cousins, Shamila and Shamaine took really good pictures including some excellent close ups of the girls. My cousin, Shamaine, is one artistic, drama queen, so her photos also turned out like her. She even had a close up of Harvynna picking her nose!!

The cakes were fantastic. Rowena had a butterfly cake (which Harvynna referred to as the ugly cake with no taste) and Harvynna had the princess cake.

Have to thank my other cousins, Roshan and Yudi for collecting the cakes.

Harvynna threw a tantrum during the cake cutting that we did not manage to get a good family picture. She pulled out the candles from Rowena's cake and placed it on hers and started breaking the princess skirt. I saw her face change when everyone sang Rowena's birthday song.
The girls dresses were gorgeous and it was easy to spot them from a far!! Have to thank their grand Aunty Selvy for that!

There were so many presents as everyone came with 2 presents. We had to bring them back in 2 cars.

All in all, it was a great party. Thanks to everyone who came and brought such nice presents.
Luckily, we had the long holiday break to recover!!



20 comments:

Sasha said...

One word, FUN!!! really looks like so happening party! Eh which one is u? the one in green ka? Hot mama Lor!

Vien said...

The cakes are lovely! Did you get it from Lilian? You're very lucky to have the long holidays to recuperate. :)

HMom said...

Sasha - hehe - finally put my photo in.

Vien - yes, i got the princess cake from Lilian but the butterfly was from a lady near my place. (where I got Harvynna's cake for her 2nd birthday)

mommy of two angels said...

wow such a lovely girly birthday bash for the girls...looks like lots of fun. a wonderful day to remember for the girls and all the guests! great pic too!

i like th face painting...so beautiful la.

mommy of two angels said...

opps forgot to wish the girl

happieeee birthdayyy!!

huisia said...

wow..so much fun there..i believe all kids were enjoying themselves there.

MIN said...

Happy belated birthday to the two sweeties..:) they are simply adorable!

Mommy to Chumsy said...

Wow..that's a great big birthday bash. The girls look so cute. The mommy is gorgeous la!

Sandra@miabambina said...

Wow, what a fun b'day! Can your lil princesses slept that night? or keep dreaming of all the present they've got!
Your MIL is from Kota Kinabalu? Well I live there..I mean here.... :D
BTW I love doing b'day party for kids.Indy 5th bday and Maya 1st bday this year. One month different.So I'm thinking to put a party at one day to save my energy and insanity ! :D

laundryamah said...

oopss so that's u in green! i think i tot someone else was u,,,sorry! happy belated bday to your princess!

mom2ashley said...

looks like a lot of fun! and the face painting looks interesting

Malaika's mummy said...

you really put in lots of efforts to make it a great party. Well Done.

happy birthday to 2 little princesses.

Nadia said...

Wow! Everyone must've enjoyed themselves! :) Well done to you! The face painting is soooooo cool! :)

Irene said...

Happy Birthdays to the girls. They're gorgeous!

Mama's looking mighty hot too. =)

BabyBooner said...

I must take some tips from you la - if u didn't mention about the assigned photographers, I wouldn't have thought of it! Well done on such a great party :D The girls looked like they had TONS of fun

mjey said...

Hi Hmom - thank you for dropping by my blog. Nice party and your gals look like Angels....

I have used cha cha the clown during my working days in the hotel for charity events - yes i agree he is really a hit with the kids. Could you drop me an email with his contact @ manjulaj@yahoo.com.

dorischua said...

Thanks for dropping by dorischua.blogspot.com
I can see that every one is having a great time... the face painting looks great!

karenyiau said...

Looks like having lots of fun there, lots of presents too.... :)

Sweetpea said...

looked like a great party going on :) and the presents!

Phantasma said...

Oh my! The face painting is so nice! Your daughter must've enjoyed the party so much. The look on her face getting lots of presents ^_^

Both of them with the same red dress, how cute :)