Hello all. I’m back again.
It’s about Terena’s 4th birthday! We already celebrated not very long ago and I’m so happy everything went smoothly as I planned 2-3 weeks ahead. The past 2 years we celebrated Terena’s birthday with a nice simple dinner with a family and this year I thought of doing something different. Something with a lot of surprises yet I don’t need to overspend on throwing such a huge fancy party.
So what came into my mind first?
Small house party? Or. Bring her to a city nearby to play? Throw a small party in her school with her classmate? Barbeque party? A few thoughts came in but I was already buying the first one.
A small house party with a few close friends of Terena and I, cousins and family. That will do. So what I really needed to plan was food, small decoration, small guest lists and some activities. Terena will not be home before lunch time so I have the whole morning! On her birthday I woke up at around 6am as usual getting some stuff ready and waiting for…
THIS. Mommy’s surprise for her 4th birthday!
Pretty balloons!! I ordered pink, red, white and a bit of silver to go with a theme Terena would like.
Terena loves balloons and she is already so happy to have just one in her hand. The last time I bought her one was a year plus ago. haha. I’m seriously the kind who do not like to buy too many toys or unnecessary stuffs for her (her dad and grandparents already spoil her enough). I’m happy to buy her books only. But well… I spoiled her big one on her birthday this year.
Took me about half and hour to happily arrange them. Not only kids like balloons you know? *chuckles*
Probably the only one nice portrait shot of myself so I uploaded it anyway. *chuckles*
Anything too fancy was out of my choice for food but easily grab-and-chill like pizza, snacks and drinks! Food which makes people feel like home! I ordered them 5 days in advance and they delivered exactly on time. Thank you!
Why cook right? hehe.
Coming next was hello kitty cupcakes from our cousins! Oh yea.. I decided to go with Hello Kitty theme simply because Terena likes it. I also did ask the guests to wear pink if possible haha.
Believe it or not they were not just pretty looking but so yummy (according to most guests who tasted them because I was cutting down on sweets). Thank you very much for your cupcakes ka!
Another cake was delivered right after as well but I forgot to take a clear picture of it. Never mind, next.
Terena and daddy arrived with her gift from daddy, a new bicycle! (you see who spoiling her. haha)
ps. I love that dress on her. Credit to me please.
And the best part I was waiting…
Her first impression when she saw a surprise from me!
Kids and their expression are just speechless. They show what they really feel don’t they. *chuckles*
I love love love. At least now I know how good it felt to be spoiling her so bad for once.
I didn’t keep my last surprise long. Next, a balloon twister! I called him that unless you can suggest me a better name haha. I believed all the kids will like him (some adults as well).
And Terena had fun sword-fighting with daddy.
While we were waiting for all the guests to arrive at noon, we spent good quality time together; chit-chat, balloon fighting, taking pictures and snacking.
One way to make a mom the happiest mom on earth is simply just to see her child happy. Although it’s so difficult and frustrating to balance my family building and work sometimes, but I’m trying my best and I hope that my best will be enough, always.
Look out for the part 2 soon. x