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Nataly Turns 1 – My Melody Themed Birthday Party!

Nataly Turns 1 My Melody Themed Birthday Party

Nataly Turns 1 – My Melody Themed Birthday Party!

This article was submitted by Penny Chua

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Waterway Point's Party Room (Venue)"Well-furnished and nice space. Near Punggol MRT Station."
         
Des Kitchen (Buffet)"Staff were friendly and competent. Food did not disappoint."
         
Wishing Upon A Cake (Cake) "Guests were impressed with the cake's aesthetics and taste."
         
CakeMadders (Cupcakes) "Prompt replies and a wide variety to choose from."
         
Sculptor & Keeper (Photography) "Shilton was very professional and he took initiative."
         
at365everyday (Customised Banner) "Efficient! The banner was nicely done."
         

 

As Nataly was our firstborn, my husband and I decided to throw her a birthday party. Although we wanted to, hiring a party planner was simply not realistic with our budget. Hence, I took it upon myself to plan the entire event. All things considered, it took me about 3 months to prepare and I was extremely proud of myself for pulling this off. 


KidiParty: What was the theme of the party?

Penny: Since Nataly loves bunnies, we decided on a My Melody themed party. I got my inspirations from Google and the supplies (dessert table trays, goodie bags, and anything that can help to decorate the dessert table) from Taobao.

I also bought a customised banner from at365everyday. I was so relieved to find this as my hunt for the other My Melody themed items was not easy. The boss was very efficient and what we received turned out beautiful. We even had a few guests asking us where we bought it from!

I am thankful to friends who took the initiative to help me with the setup.

Nataly's My Melody themed birthday party setup Singapore

Nataly's My Melody themed birthday party setup Singapore

Why did you choose Waterway Point's Party Room to hold the party?

Initially, we planned to hold it at our apartment. However, as the guest list was longer than expected, we thought it will be more appropriate to be at a larger venue.

For convenience’s sake, we wanted a place that was near our home in Sengkang and Party Room simply came up on top. A direct enquiry was sent through KidiParty and Party Room responded within 48 hours.

Overall, we were very happy with our choice. The venue was just a stone's throw away from Punggol MRT. The room provided was nice and well air-conditioned. It came furnished with a TV box set and adequate tables and chairs. There was even a mini pantry, equipped with a refrigerator and a sink! This was really thoughtful.

Birthday party at Waterway Point's Party Room Singapore

Birthday party at Waterway Point's Party Room Singapore

What was the food catering like? Tell us more about the birthday cake too.

We ordered our buffet lunch from Des Kitchen. It turned out to be an unbelievably great first-time experience. The staff were very friendly and competent. The food, of course, did not disappoint. The portion served was more than enough for everyone.

Obviously, our cake had to be My Melody themed too. Instead of a standard fondant cake, we decided on an Agar Agar one from Wishing Upon A Cake, as the latter was not as sweet. The boss was very patient and understanding. She designed a gorgeous cake that fitted our budget. Many guests were impressed with its aesthetic and taste.

For our dessert table, we ordered mini Nutella cupcakes from CakeMadders. They were so adorable!

Des Kitchen lunch buffet My Melody themed birthday party Singapore

Wishing Upon a Cake My Melody themed Agar Agar cake Singapore

Nutella cupcakes from Cake Madders Singapore

What kinds of entertainment were provided during the party?

We chose not to have any special entertainment. Instead, we used this opportunity to catch up with our friends and relatives.

Whose service(s) did you employ to capture the moments on that hectic day?

We went with Shilton Tan of Sculptor and Keeper for his reasonable price. Shilton's response was fast and all I can really say is that he did a splendid job! His diligence and professionalism had us assured that the day will be well-documented. All the images shown here were taken by him.

Were there any unforeseeable issues or surprises at the party?

Yes! Our 3M Command™ hook came loose and the banner kept dropping. As I did not have a replacement hook, I had to rush down to the supermarket to get one. Despite this setback, we managed to complete the setup before the guests arrived!

If you could turn back time, what aspects of the party you wish you could have focused more on?

I hope to focus more time on my guests. To make them feel welcomed and appreciated. And take more group photos!

Share some tips you have learned from this experience.

1) Plan ahead to have ample time for research.

2) Have a budget.

3) Do a checklist on the things to bring on the actual day.

4) Prepare extra stationaries, like scissors, hooks and tapes, for your decorations.

5) Use a luggage instead of using multiple bags to store your stuff.

Lastly, would you hold another birthday party in the future, and why?

Yes, probably a sweet-16 for Nataly. I will consider hiring a party planner to save us the time and hassle. Definitely going to factor that into our budget in the future!

Nataly by Shilton Tan, Sculptor and Keeper

Nataly by Shilton Tan, Sculptor and Keeper

Nataly by Shilton Tan, Sculptor and KeeperSweet 1st Birthday, Nataly! 😁


 

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This article was submitted by Penny Chua

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