We would want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, blessed and safe Eid Mubarak.. Maaf Zahir Dan Batin…
Mohd Riduwan bin Mohd Zanin
- President Malaysian Nature Guide Association(MANAGA)
- President Leave No Trace Malaysia
- Chief Experience Officer, Outrecs Adventure
- Managing Director, Outrecs Academy
- MyLandy Malaysia
- Project Lead, Merchant Network Strategy, American Express
- Head of IT Bureau, Puteri UMNO Bahagian Kelana Jaya
- Ketua Pergerakan Puteri UMNO Cawangan Seri USJ 4
- Gerakan Belia 4B, Kelana Jaya
- MyLandy Malaysia
and Miqael Bin Mohd Riduwan
I know i know….
It has been ages since i last blog…
I have been super BUSY! and still am!
I kept on saying to myself that i should blog again and again but by the time i got home i was too tired to even open my mac!
So lets get on it..
Miqael’s birthday was on the 7th July 2012… He is now 3 Years Old!!! Sob Sob my dearest son grows up sooo faaassttt!!! We didn’t get to organize his birthday on the 7th itself as I had to go to Sydney for work and returned to KL only on his birthdate very early in the morning… 4.30am!
I started planning for his birthday about 1 month prior to the party.. made all the budget sheet.. sourcing.. booking and payments.. huhuhu.. Needed to complete as much as i can before i went to Sydney or else the preparation wouldn’t be completed on time!
So I had a few things outlined and planned out…
First is the THEME! It took me a looonnngggg while to figure out a theme for Miqael.. Then I remembered… everytime anyone asked him the question “What do you wanna be when you grow up?” Miqa’s answer will always be “MASTERCHEF!!”. So, that’s the THEME! I thought.. Miqael will surely love it! For the theme colors… thought of some catchy colours.. so have decided on Blue, Red, White and Black
Then it comes to the flow of event.. lol being a project manager myself…. i just could not help it to treat this like one of the projects… huhuhu… 1) Arrival of guests.. 2) F&B, Cakes.. 3) Decorations, Activities and entertainments.. :)
Determine the age group and number of expected guests… So in this case… Miqael’s guests would be of those between the age of 1-6 years old.. And of course the parents are also invited… Knowing the age group really helped me to estimate the number of guests thus arranging how many tents are required… food estimation… tables and chairs… I had rented the kiddies tables and chairs as well for the kids to have their snacks and then for the activities.For those who are looking to rent one, the kiddies tables and chairs were rented from Party Shop….
Party Venue was easy.. HOME!! hehe Cost effective!
P/S : TQ TO MY MAMA AND PAPA
2) F&B and Cake
Then the FOOD!! So deciding on the menu isn’t that hard since we are planning a tea party kinda thing..
Main course : Fried Spagetti
Side Dishes : Fries, Nuggets, Sausages, Coleslaw
Drinks : Cordial Rose + Orange
Dessert : Cupcakes (homemade), then customized dessert table with loads of candies and chef hat birthday cake! My long term BFF Shehnaz did this for me.. and she is starting a business on this as well.. if you are interested to hire her.. you can email her at email@example.com.
For the dessert / Candy buffet, she included the deco for me.. the items outsourced to by BFF as below:
- Chef hat Theme Cake
- Personalized Chocolate bar
- Personalized Mineral Water
- Personalized cupcakes labels
- Personalized food labels (only for candy buffet table)
- Personalized Pennant Banners and Entrance Banner
- Personalized Doorgifts Tags
- Personalized Apron Tags
- Assorted Candies
- Candy Buffet Table Deco (to follow theme)
- Colorful Scribbles
- Assorted Stickers
2nd Activity that was conducted was CUPCAKE DECO COMPETITION! The plan was to have plain cupcakes given to each one of the kids… have the assorted color icings / creams in bottles and some mini candies to use as deco. The below is what required for cupcake deco contest :
- Plain cupcakes (since we are already making some for dessert… we made extras without any toppings for the kids)
- Assorted color Icings / Cupcakes creams (made from butter)
- Sprinkles, mini marshmallows etc
So that’s the end of the activities…
A Poetry by Usman Awang Entitled "Guru Oh Guru" Dedicated to all the teachers.. Happy Teachers Day :)
BERBURU ke padang datar
Dapat rusa belang kaki
Berguru kepala ajar
Ibarat bunga kembang tak jadi
(dedikasi kepada Hari Guru dan guruku tercinta)
Dialah pemberi paling setia
Tiap akar ilmu miliknya
Pelita dan lampu segala
Untuk manusia sebelum jadi dewasa.
Dialah ibu dialah bapa juga sahabat…