Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Alysha's 3rd Birthday party

Had the most tiring but wonderful weekend. Alysha's birthday party was a hit. Food was good, cake was amazing, Alysh's dress was gorgeous, Melwin the baloonist was great with the kids and kids had a great time with the sand art and face painting. The important thing was that kids and the birthday girl had a ball.

Hubby had been a darling helping out and running around days before the party. My maid helped with packing all the party packs, making jelly till late at night. My mom has been just wonderful helping out with everything else despite her swollen leg. My cousins came by early to help with the party decorations and music arrangements. So the success of the party was due to the help of everyone who chipped in. My brother was the official camera man at the party, clicking away (although he is quite bad it, I must say)

Alysha had a great time unwrapping presents the day after. I told her that we cant open all the gifts at the same time and she happily said ok when she got to choose the first gift to play with (which was a baby doll set with a change of clothes and the works). She absolutely loves it and the kind of role play she gets involved in (she as the mama of the baby) is really amusing. Nest she opened a kitchen set (the most comprehensive one I have seen) . Before opening the gift I tell her who bought it for her and the nice thing is she remembers it. Every time someone asks her about the gift she will mention the person who bought it.

And every night during bed time she will tell me who did come for her party and who didn't (some of her friends from school including her teacher did not turn up). And she would thank me for the cake which she just loved. Am posting pictures of it next.

And so, despite the cost (dont ask, you wouldn't believe it) and the fact that I am currently 34 weeks pregnant, I am so glad I had this party for her and even more glad that I had it now (when she turned 3 and just before the baby arrives).

I think it will be a memory she will cherish for a while. Enjoy the pictures.

Birthday girl getting her hand painted

The end product !

Alysha with Inaya

Below : Face painting

Alysha loves sand art

Melvin the Baloonist

Below : manju's daughter Shaveena. She is truely going to grow up to be a beautiful lady

Blowing candles

Yummy ! She just helped herself to it

Alysha with nana and nani (my parents)

After she scraped as much icing as she could from the cake

Alysha and Gitanjali

At least she let me put on the tiara when she cut the cake. She wanted it off immediately after

Can't see all of it from here but we had :

Roti jala, chicken curry, mee siam with amazing sambal, nuggets, sausages, sandwiches, satay, jelly and fruits.

Getting a little too tired of smiling for the camera

My tired "manja" baby

A group picture

My princess and me

Alysha, papa and Apachi (Suben's mom)

Her first cousins

Alysha, Hema and Gitanjali

Sri and me with our adorable darlings

A family shot when everyone was pooped!


At 3:33 PM, Anonymous geetha said...

WOW! I can see that the birthday was a blast. A big cheer for mummy and daddy for organising it, and to all who made it successful.

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Shamira said...

Thanks geetha,
It was truly a great party. So glad I had it.

At 10:36 PM, Blogger Along said...

Great post and pictures. Glad that everybody had so much fun. You've given me ideas for my daughters b'day party.

At 2:54 PM, Blogger shri said...

hey, didn't know you'd posted the photos. they look so good, and i for one can vouch for the fact that it was a great party. we had so much fun

At 3:05 PM, Blogger shri said...

sham, i'm going to steal the photo of the four of us and post it on my blog, cos its so nice...

At 9:51 PM, Anonymous a&a'smom said...

Do give adorable Alysha a belated bday kiss from Aunty Sheela & the boys ya. Wishing you a speedy & safe delivery too

At 3:10 AM, Blogger ninuk said...

so colorful and full of fun party ! happy birthday gal !

At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there!

Fabulous party!

Would you mind sharing the contact info for Melvin the Balloonist and the sand-art ppl?



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