Monday, November 9, 2009
When my daughters became a butterfly and a ladybird.....
Fathini as a butterfly in the miniature jungle.
Hafizah as a ladybird.
I have been putting off to finish up writing this entry for two days because I was busy helping out my SIL. She went back to Malaysia for good after finishing her degree in marketing here. (Waikato Uni). Our house seems so different now without her and my daughters are definitely going to miss their "maksu".
So, let's go back to the story. Last Saturday (7/11/09) we(my daughters and I) attended a birthday party @ Peachgrove Playcentre. It was Lilly's birthday party. Lilly is one of Fathini's friends in the playcentre. The theme for the party was "animal". The guests had to dress up as an animal. I'm not good in making costumes. My solution was to bring them to a dollar store and bought two costumes there. Fathini chose to be a butterfly and Hafizah chose to be a ladybird.
The party started at 10 a.m. We arrived @ 10.15 and we could see that some of our friends were already there. The party looked like one of the sessions that we normally have. Maybe because most of the people there, were the members accept for few people. The kids played in the miniature jungle that had been set up in the sandpit area and of course at the playground area. Few minutes later, they served the kids with some finger food. There were heaps of food and luckily for us we had some food that we can eat like popcorn, ginger cookies, nachos, watermelon, carrot and celery sticks with a dip. There were some non-halal food too(dah mmg diaorg mat saleh) like sausages, ham cup cakes and lollies.
After the kids had finished eating the finger food, they dispersed around and continued with their own chosen activities. I asked Fathini to give the birthday present to Lilly when we had the chance. Lilly was so excited and she couldn't resist herself over the present. Thus, she tore the the wrap right after I snapped a photo of Fathini giving the present.
There were also some games later like "Sticking the monkey tail" and hitting the pinatas. Fathini took part in the "Sticking the monkey tail" game. Fathini was blindfolded by Lilly's mummy; Julia. Then, she turned Fathini around few times and asked Fathini to stick the monkey tail. Fathini sticked the tail on the tummy! Well, that's what happens when you are being blindfolded. All the kids to took part in the game, received a chocolate. Fathini and Hafizah seemed uninterested with the pinatas, so we just watched other kids from the safe distance. I myself feels that hitting a pinata is rather dangerous.
When it was the cake time, everybody gathered back to the table and the cake was lovely! The cake was like a jungle and there was also a lake that had hippo in it! There were also some other animals on the cake with some trees. I couldn't get the best angle to snap photos during this time as adults were also blocking the view. SIGH....
Before we headed back home, every kids received a goody bag. There were a ballon, 3 party poopers and animal stickers. My daughters were so happy at the party and when we arrived home, they wanted to try the party poopers! The party gave me some ideas on how to have great birthday party for our child. At least now, I know that when we have a theme, some games related to the theme, great food, and goody bags for the guests, we will make the party to be a successful one. I have 1 1/2 months to plan for Fathini's 5th birtthday!......