The last time we did a birthday party for him was when he was in Primary 2. After that, we have been so busy with work that it was not possible for us to make arrangements to have a party for him. In fact, for the last two years, I had to travel for work on his birthday, and so could not be there for him on his birthday, what more to make plans to have a party.
We were expecting about 50 guests – 30 children and 20 adults.
The children would mostly be Aiman’s class mates whose parents would just be dropping off their kids (there were some gate crashers but we didn’t mind. There were plenty of food. However, sometimes I wondered how some people could be so bold though *grin*) and his cousins.
Never mind; we would rather have extra food rather then end up being embarrassed should we run out of food.
Aiman wanted the party theme to be red, it being his favourite colour. So, I spent many nights printing the invitation cards, the labels for the party packs and the prizes, stickers to identify the children and making program cards to place on the tables, all to meet the red theme.
It really created an exciting birthday atmosphere, although I do wished that I had ordered more balloons, as 50 numbers of balloons were too little for a place as big as LEX.
He was even more specific on the games that he wants played during the party. He especially told me that under no circumstances should I have musical chair and passing the parcel. He doesn’t want anything kiddish.
Who invented this game? Kids learn early on about being rejected and it could sometimes leave a phychological scar on some kids.
I added 3 more games which my sister, Lin, superbly hosted. Thanks, Lin!
There was much excitement when the teams were to be formed as the boys refused to team up with the girls. I had to ask my brother, Azan, to sit in with one of the girl teams as they struggle to complete the puzzle with only two people in the team, whereas the boys had either 3 or 4 people in their teams.
The next game, the quiz, was fun too as it was a quiz to see how well you know the birthday boy. Aiman knew nothing about this game as I wanted to surprise him and as he sat at a corner, he was grinning and blushing as the questions were asked to his friends about him.
My sister Lin added more humour to it when most of the questions were answered correctly by the girls rather than the boys when she asked the girls if they were Aiman’s girlfriends. Aiman’s cheeks turned red at the question. LOL!
The last game was the Treasure Hunt. I had discreetly pasted a red envelope under one of the chairs, and as the kids rushed to go looking for the red envelope, it created more excitement to the already excitable evening.
|Safety instructions being given to make sure |
that no untoward incidents happen
I think it was a great idea that got not only all the children excited , but also the adults (My brothers, Ayis and Azan, wanted to take the slide too, but I said No. *grin* My brother Ayis took it anyway! LOL!), but it got me all in a panic mode when I realised that I had to make sure all 14 kids that went down the slide don’t get hurt .
Aiman was the last to take the slide down accompanied by the loud cheering of his name by his friends.
When the Angry Cake was revealed at the bottom of the giant slide, it created another round of excitement when the children started booking all parts of the cake. LOL!
I think it was a proud moment for Aiman as not only did he get the cake he wanted, but he was also the envy of all his friends.
In the morning, when we went to pick up the cake, Aiman couldn’t hold back his excitement upon seeing the cake for the first time. He was rubbing his hands in excitement and kept saying. “Cool!” and kept thanking me over and over again.
Thanks, Azan, for helping out the girl team when they were short of a mate.
Aiman opened it the next day after coming home from his cousins’(Fatin’s and Fawzan’s) birthday party in Shah Alam.
He is allowed to only open one present a month to play. We have agreed on this since he was 5 years old so that he will appreciate each and every present given. It will take him untill the end of the year when he will finally open up all of them. That, in a way, also means that we don’t need to buy any toys for him untill the end of the year! *grin*