Cayla’s Safari Themed First Birthday Party

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Children grow up very quickly and it’s hard to believe that Mini misschewy just turned one recently! You know how people always say that parents are more chill after they have their first child. I think it’s quite true you know! LOL! I actually prefer that because I don’t wanna be labelled as another “kanjiong parent” 😛 I reckon it’s cool to be chill (pun intended). If you are an avid reader or follower (THANK YOU!), you would know that Cayla was born on National Day! We held a small and cosy party for her on a Saturday afternoon before her actual birthday.

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Thanks to my youngest brother-in-law who is in Singapore Air Force, we managed to secure a chalet at the SAF Changi Seaview Resort! The booking was priced at around $388 for 3 nights. Super reasonable! My in laws checked in on Friday and we joined them after work. It was quite a hectic affair as misterchewy and I rushed home after work to start packing everything into our small luggage before heading over. By the time we reached the chalet, it was close to 11pm!

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SAF Changi Seaview Resort was quite tricky to locate but luckily we could rely on our GPS for directions. Felt very excited as we dragged our luggage towards our chalet! Really got the holiday feel! Hahaha!

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See! Got BBQ pit somemore!

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Before I give you a virtual tour, I must say that the ENTIRE PLACE IS AIR CONDITIONED! Really shiok! This is the first floor and I was impressed by how spacious it is! The living room, kitchen and toilet are located on the first floor.

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Apart from the fridge, there’s also a chest freezer! The temperature of the fridge can be adjusted which is definitely very useful for breastfeeding mothers who need to store their milk. It was 7°C, so I brought it down to 2°C.

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On the second floor, there are only two bedrooms (I was expecting three!) and this is the one which we stayed in. There’s a queen sized bed, dressing table, cupboard, TV, etc.

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Another shot to show how spacious the room is.

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The other room had two beds and a cupboard. I think my in laws brought along the extra mattress.

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There’s also a common toilet on the second floor. Towels, soap and shampoo are provided. However, I would recommend you bring your own toiletries over to ensure you have sufficient to last you throughout your stay.

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Only the three of us shared this cosy bed because Chanelle was with my parents. Cayla was really excited about the change in environment!

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Woke up early the next day! The sea is right outside our chalet, that’s why it’s called seaview resort right!

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At around 1pm, the guys from Neo Garden came to set up the thematic display for our buffet. More on that later!

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Our helium balloons and other party decor from The Party Stuff arrived shortly after! I was so surprised that the helium filled alphabet and number balloons were so huge!

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We started getting ready for the party which was scheduled to take place before 5pm.

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Since Cayla was born in the year of the Monkey, we decided on a Safari theme with more emphasis placed on the monkey. TADAH! Our humble dessert table cum phototaking area setup with balloons and decor from The Party Stuff! Apart from the alphabet and number balloons, we also got a Truly Monkey Deeply in Love balloon cluster, Jungle Window Instaview, Mini Jungle Monkey Cutout, and Jungle Monkey Whirls.

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Based on my experience, The Party Stuff is a one stop shop for me to get all the balloons and party decorations because they have a really wide selection of products and you can even narrow your search based on the type of product you are looking for, or the theme of your party! How convenient!

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Cayla’s cute Cupcake Tree from Sweetest Moments! The cupcake tree was made up of a 6-inch fondant cake and 60 pieces of bite-sized cupcakes 5.5cm in diameter.

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Such an adorable-looking monkey! Besides birthdays, Sweetest Moments also specialises in baby full month and weddings. Cakes are customizable too!

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The mini monkey cupcakes were a hit, especially among the little kids!

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Guests also helped themselves to the dainty animal macarons from BakeAvenue! The gigantic monkey macaron totally took me by surprise! Was definitely not expecting such a huge one! 😀

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As usual, BakeAvenue never fails to impress! Love their macarons which were crumbly yet slightly chewy and not too sweet!

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My mum also contributed to the dessert table by making some agar agar jellies in the shape of monkeys!

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Monkey soft toys for our little guests.

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We also handed out animal socks from The Hole in My Sock to the “big kids”!

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Cute and quirky socks to keep everyone’s feet warm and happy!

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The Hole in My Sock is a monthly sock subscription service that’s launching in October this year, so do sign up and stay tuned to the latest updates!

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We just had to take a photo with the buffet setup by Neo Garden simply because it’s not just any ordinary setup! The husband and I grew up with Neo Garden and whenever we attended birthdays or housewarming parties, we were overjoyed when we saw that the buffet food was catered by Neo Garden 😛

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Do you know that Neo Garden provides a wide range of thematic buffet setups to suit your party theme and occasion? All our guests were blown away by the Safari Playland setup!

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Super nice for taking photos, just don’t bring the stuffed toys home!

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Thai Pineapple Rice

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Sin Chow Mee Hoon

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Signature Curry Chicken

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Mushroom Broccoli

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Baked Dory Fish with Mango Salsa

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Cereal Prawn (prawns hidden underneath LOL)

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Spring Roll

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Mini Chocolate Eclair

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Almond Jelly Longan

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One serving is not enough! Most of our guests went for extra helpings!

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Neo Garden never disappoints! My favorite dish is their Signature Curry Chicken, as always! Actually, the baked dory was also very delicious!

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All photos in this post (unless watermarked) were taken by Wei Zhong from Truphotos! He specialises in photographing children’s birthday parties and baby shower celebrations in Singapore. I have nothing but praises for Wei Zhong as his photography works speak for themselves. I also like that Wei Zhong isn’t intrusive, so our guests were totally unaware that their photos were being captured. Of course, the photos turned out to be very natural and candid! Thumbs up! More information on Truphoto’s session pricing can be found here and to make a booking, simply fill up this form!

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A big thank you to all who contributed to Cayla’s first birthday party in one way or another! Couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support! 🙂

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