Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Extraordinary Birthday Party

Raees turned 2 in August. After postponing his birthday party so many times, we finally found the right date to invite family and close friends over to celebrate. 3 months too late but it's better late than never.
Theme this year was Angry Birds. Why? Because Raees is a huge Angry Birds fan and we can find Angry Birds merchandise just about anywhere nowadays. That made searching for party stuff a lot easier. 

So the invitations were sent...
The 'Happy Birthday' banner was up...
The customized Angry Birds alphabet bunting (by TripletsPlusOne) was also up...

The birthday cake (by Beautiful Flavor) was ready...
I personally baked these cupcakes along with customized toppers by TripletsPlusOne, ready to be served...
The helium balloons were hovering at the living room...
More balloons were hung around and outside the house...
The food: baked pasta, shepherd's pie, brownies, mango custard tart (all by Pie Oh My), Angry Birds apam (by Nureimi), nuggets, fried rice and mee hoon were served. Not forgetting the BBQ corner all fired up as well...
All that's left to do was par-tay! Although it rained heavily in the afternoon, it stopped just before the guests arrived.

Due to some reason (which I will explain later), not many pictures were taken of the event. Sad but true. Thanks to my guests for some of the pictures below...
Thanks mommynadia for pictures of the food! I had customized Angry Birds food label thanks again to TripletsPlusOne. I also had some of these posters around the house...
In fact I had had 4 of them...

(click on the posters for a closer look)

 My best friends from school

Ilhan and his gorgeous mom, Suraya Yeop Jr.


Noticed anything not quite right? Look at all the pictures again...

The birthday boy was no where in sight! Reason being: he was asleep throughout the party. That's right, he missed it! Noticed anything else? The father was missing too! He was napping by his side.

While both were snoozing, guests were enjoying the yummy food and the kids were happily playing. I was left alone to entertain the crowd. The party committee (read: Mer's siblings) were busy at the BBQ corner. Thus, not many pictures were taken. 

I know some of you would be utterly mad with this situation - all the hard work in organizing a party and the 2 key people slept through it. But I kept my cool. Why? Coz Mer began feeling feverish that very morning and Raees was recovering from another stomach bug attack (bug = virus, not insect). It started about a week prior to the party and the doctor said he will recover within 4-5 days since it's a mild attack anyway. So I thought, he'll recover in time for the party! 

I couldn't postpone the party any further because:

1. It's been postponed one too many times. 3 months after his actual birthday was the furthers we could tolerate. Any later, it will just seem weird.
2. The invitations were out.
3. All orders were in place - food, deco, etc.
4. It was just 2 weeks before my sister in law's wedding. Postponing it any later would clash with the wedding preparations. 

So we went on with the party and that's how it turned out. He napped from 2.30-6pm. He woke up just as the last guest was leaving...
Not 100% well, just woke up and hungry = deadly combination. The attempt to cut the cake turned out this way...
He only calmed down after looking at the aftermath at the living room...
And began playing alone..sadly, he could've played with about 30 other kids just an hour before. 
So that was the end of the Angry Birds party. Not exactly how I thought it would turn out to be but hey, we can't plan these things to happen, can we? Thanks to those who made it to the party and I apologize on the chain of events that led to the belated birthday boy's absence. I personally had a good time catching up with everyone. 3rd birthday party? Hmm, we'll see.

8 comments:

Hajarul Falenna said...

Oh My...speechless.x bleh byang kalau sy kt tmpt awak..birthday boy and hubby tido due to health problem..but, i guess the food msti sedap!

lily lotus said...

it's ok :) apepun the party nampak happening jugak...next year pastikan anak dan bapak sihat walafiat, insyaAllah...

Mohd Sukur Ibrahim said...

happy beeeeeeelated birthday Raess. hehe...

semut-terbersin said...

kesiannye raees!kesian tgk muka tak sihat dia tu..lagi sedih tengok gambar dia main sorang2 tu..
neway ur party deco sangat cantek!

mommyNadia said...

no worry Irin,we all know that Raees was not well..kalau I jadik u pun, I guess hubby will do the same thing..let the b'day boy sleep..
happy finally dapat tgk Raees with his b'day cake..and the lil family in angry bird shirts..;)

n thx again for having us ;)

Anonymous said...

Irin..

I did the aqiqah for my son when he is turning 2yo. Banyak kali plan tapi cancelled due to some reasons. Once confirmed, everything ordered and booked, but just a day before the big day, he was diagnosed with chicken pox. Duhh.. So he was nowhere to be seen at his own aqiqah kenduri. We plan, but allah has better plan for us definitely.

Yaati Nor said...

kesian raees..baru nak tgk mcm mana dia jumpa org skrg nie..Happy be lated

cantekk said...

epi belated bday raees =D smg jadi anak yang baik, soleh..berjaya.

3rd bday nti takleh tangguh lama sgt kot, nti raees tdo lg..hehehe..
kek tu tamo potong meh aunti la potong