I’ve been planning his birthday since he was 6 months old. I toyed with a few ideas but decided on the Little Monster theme for he truly can be a little monster. I admit that I was more excited about his 1st birthday party than I was about our wedding. This celebration was not only about our boy, but was for my husband and I – it certainly needed to be perfect.
The Invitation (sent out via electronic media like email, text and What’sApp)
I wanted the party favours to be fun for the kids and I wanted it to be stuff they could keep. I didn’t want to include the typical things like balloons, face masks and noise makers in the gift bags. Frankly, when I get those gifts from parties, I don’t know what to do with them and they usually end up in the bin.
I immediately thought of a friend I met many years back at a bazaar and asked if she could help make some little monsters in felt. She and I got extremely excited and she amazingly came up with the six monsters in the photograph below. I ordered 12 of these, gave 1 to each of the 6 kids who came, and kept another 6 for my son which were also used as decor at the party. My son was immediately drawn to the bright colours and cute eyes.
Other goodies in the party packs were raisins, rice crackers for the younger kids and teddy bear biscuits for the older ones. I hope they liked them, their parents surely did!
Wondermama, Bangsar Village I
Jimmy and Frankie from Papito Photography
Decorations and cake
Balloons in green and blue from the party shop along Jalan Telawi.
30 adults and 6 kids consisting of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and our close friends.
When we got home that day, our son was so tired but excited to be surrounded by so many toys. He checked each one out before he went to bed. Happy Birthday, baby boy. Mama hopes she made this day memorable for you.