If you have not been following up on the last few posts, Charley turned 2 last month. Happy two years old love!
Initially I hesitated to do a celebration for her. Most of the time, parents celebrate first year party in a more grand affair than the rest of the years but I thought, hey, with that extra bit of time…maybe I could do a simple tea party for her. I scowered the net for something simple, went though the pins on my pinterest on theme parties I had previously wanted to do but did not. Then I came across the one which I thought would provide a good photo opportunity for my guests and a small tea reception.
We had an ‘ICE CREAM PARTY‘ for the 2 year old!
This time round, the party was full on DIY. Other than the food and pastries which I had ordered separately from 2 vendors, the craft was all done by yours truly (which I applaud myself for the level of patience given for the work). I would also like to thank my girlies for lending a helping hand in making this party a success! Without their help, I would not have my burgers and half of the pastries, beautiful pictures to share with everyone, and DIY decors which was done but not put up. SO MUCH LOVE HERE CAN YOU FEEL IT?
Setting up the ‘venue’
Went to get about 6 tubs of Ice Cream, the toppings and fruits from NTUC and neighbourhood stores. Burgers were catered. Luckily they tasted good. But for that kind of price, I would definitely try to make it myself the next time round.
It came across my mind to have a big tub with the ice cream fully displayed, or 30 pre-scooped cups of ice cream, or the ice cream man kind of cut ice cream with wafers. But the ice cream uncle advised me that it is not feasible to host it in this manner, and that I definitely needed dry ice for sure otherwise the ice cream would not be in that soft-yet-hard texture for that perfect cut and all my ice cream are going to melt. I decided to keep cost and just chuck all into my freezer. Although the husband couldn’t stand the no. of times the fridge was being invaded that day.
Ice Cream Bunting idea adapted from the Memory Game from EatDrinkChic!
Mini Cupcakes, Mini fruit tartlets and Cake are catered.
DIY Banner & Ice Cream Booth signage was printed from Lia Griffith.
Paper plates/ utensils from Daiso & IKEA.
Last but not least, the ‘photobooth’ was from IKEA, proudly sponsored by C’s godparents!
Hope you’ve had a great birthday party munchkin! Let’s keep it down for the next one. Mama is still ‘recuperating’ from this.
Photo cred: LesSon J.D