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A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

18 May, 2009

A party that was

Ib had his birthday party and wifey and I are so relieved. It was a hectic but pleasant week for the both of us after failing to persuade Ib out of his self-planned weekend. You see, his and his siblings' exams started this morning and obviously having a party for him would mean that the last-minute-pre-exam-prep-night is out of the equation! But we eventually relented and let him have the party. It was late nights for mum and dad, though...
Wifey doesn't belive in catering since she wants her touch, exclusively, in the party's spread. So from rolled fondant to curry had to be from her kitchen. She had to give in at some point and asked my work partner's (Superwomanwannabe) maid to fry noodles and ordered roti jala from Kak Jie. I on the other hand had the easier task - party packs (abandoned this idea after Superwomanwannabe suggested tees painting) and decor (how convenient!). I did more than that, though - our maid and I prepared vol-au-vent (it was dead easy [thanks to youtube tutorial]- bought pastry from Bagus, rolled it, cut it with scone cutter and chucked in to the oven) and mini meringue cases for summer fruit pavlovas (left over from wifey's choux pastry egg whites). Easy as it may sound but we had to sleep at about half three a.m. the morning of the party!
The D-day itself was even more chaotic. Three visits to the loacl supermarket and a visit to the nerest mall was my department whilst wifey was holding the fort at home with the help of our maid and a part-time helper.
Whilst scouring for white tees for the kids to draw/paint on and bring them back, I came across plain mugs and decided to organize mug decorating activity for the kids. Tees painting can be quite messy for the younger ones and some of the kids might end up with tees not their size! The kids really had fun decorating the mugs!
One thing which I was supposed to do which became a surgeon's (superwomanwannabe's hubby) job was to come up with the pinata! Ib came back from school Friday evening and told me that SW's children were making one for him and this I verified with SW and had some truth in it....! Lo and behold...Mr Surgeon himself had to finish one after his kids did it halfway....He slept at 6 a.m the day itself to finish it! It turned out lovely! Thanks J**!
It was fun...good turn out and good company. We are glad Ib insisted he had the party!

B'day Boy

Mini Pavlovas

Baked Macaroni



Sophia's painted mug

JoJo having a go

The dragon pinata

Mug painting/decorating


floweRinthedesert said...

Lovely party and cupcakes! Your wife is a kitchen goddess! :)

Madam Tai Tai said...

Hi Haq,

You made the meringue cases and pavlova?! Wow!! I'm impressed!

zaidaniza ziton said...


waaaah so wondeful the birthday party. Hope u will become great father in the earth for your family. Hehehehe...

Good luck...

IBU said...


And the food spread.... alamak...drooling lagi!


LifeBloom said...

Wow - bestnya this party - already got some ideas for next year's party!! Thanks Haq!

BTW - memang AMAT meletihkan kalau catering sendiri2x. We had Bakso, Pulut & sambals, kueh mueh, kuay tiao goreng pun macam dah nak pengsan!!

Happy Birthday Ib!!

FRoS Salleh said...

so festive!

NJ@goboklama said...

The food spread is WOW!!! Congrats you olss!! ;D

Dad of 4+1 said...

Rin - We are glad the guests had fun!

MTT - Quite easy if you have a stand mixer!

Dad of 4+1 said...

Zaida - Thanks for dropping by & the wish!

Ibu - Drool drool....Wah besar gambar dlm paper?

Dad of 4+1 said...

L.Bloom - No worries!

Sorry we had to give ur party a miss...

Memang penat...we were so relieved after that Tuhan aje yg tahu!

Dad of 4+1 said...

Fros - Like a school fete I must say!

NJ - Thanks!

MrsNordin said...

Sorry, lambat baca.

I've only one thing to say - great FOOD! You owe me one lesson to make that meringue! And I hope Ib could fit into that T-Shirt I got for him.

Dad of 4+1 said...

MrsN - Glad that you liked the food! Ok..will let you know when.

The shirt is the only present which he still keeps in the box..Sayang sgt baju tuh...!

mingsuan said...

Haq, that party looks amazing!! Did you make the cake?? I didn't even know you can get pinatas in KL, or did you make that too??? Eh, I see you guys stole our wedding cake for Ibrahim's birthday party eh?? LOL

Dad of 4+1 said...

Yani baked the cakes...and I had a go at making those dragons and castle..(inspired by Nai Jit!)

Our surgeon fren made the pinata..You can get pinatas from party shop but cost a bomb for something which will be destroyed within minutes!

Ya lah stole your wedding cake idea but obvously no where near yours!

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly