I wanted to make her 21st the most memorable birthday celebration for her. Afterall, been 21st is really a huge milestone in one’s life as there will be alot of changes in life to face in time to come.
Being with her for the past 3years to come, we know each other pretty well and our relationship almost maintained still, in ‘honeymoon’ period, which means still sweet. Quarrels are inevitable because of our stubbornness and willfulness, but this did not set us apart and yet made our relationship stronger, bonded. It may seem that we are still a pair of fresh couple living in our honeymoon world but no.
Even before her birthday, the preparation started with me was also tiring. Imagine SMSing 80people and asking them to RSVP for the party when 70% of them did not reply the message. (ok my bad for not mentioning my name and the time of the party) but they could ask me while RSVPing! I also took an off-day to go spotlight to buy the necessary items to decorate her guestbook which costs me $80 and $25 for her printed photos for the use on the guestbook! It took me 8hours to prepare her guestbook, excluding 3hours standing like a scarecrow in Spotlight at Plaza Singapura.
Had an entire busy day for her birthday; went out in the afternoon with her mum to buy extra food just incase her buffet food was not enough. Then went to check in at Aranda Chalet, unloaded all the required items from my van such as 30stools, 2 foldable tables, food and drinks. Then while resting, I waited for the decoration team people to decorate her room with 100 HElium balloons and 42 will be used for clusterings. The balloons clusters are used to decorate the room at a lower level so that not all the balloons are high up. It is also nicer to take photos with the balloon clusters. I thought that 100balloons were too exaggerating but no, it wasn’t even filling up 1/5 of the living room, that how small 100 balloons cover.
Her relatives were kind to come in early at about 5pm to ask if I needed help for the party but I reckoned there wasn’t much things left to do in the first place, so they went off to E!hub with their kids to play.
Guests started to come in at around 7pm, earlier than expected (7.30pm) , while the food buffet was still been setup. It wasn’t that bad, guests who came earlier gets to eat first of course. Waited until about 8.30pm when most of the guests are in the room and even some outside her room. 1 of a biggest personal event I ever organised with an estimated turnout rate of at least 80 guests.
Getting her guestbook signed wasnt easy. I initially left it on the table near the entrance but someone moved it to the dining table and many people wasn’t aware of that, so I passed the book to Pinky so that when she was moving around chatting with her friends she could ask them to sign the book as well.
Personally, I also prepared the Chocolate Fondue fountain which I had bought for her as her christmas present 2009. Placed marshmallows, strawberries, kiwis, bananas and waffle biscuits for the guest and I’m so glad that they loved it.
Everything starts wrapping up after she was invited to cut her cake at 10pm because it was getting late and many people are leaving. Her $150 3KG 3D custom Gucci cake by Pine Gardens made the guests go ‘WOW!’, thats 1 of a expensive cake they have ever eaten, too, I believe.
(photos to come)