Monday, May 19, 2014

Blue Ocean Birthday Party

Last week I was so busy organized my son's 10th Birthday party. This time I planned a Birthday party with a theme: Blue Ocean. My son Desmond like sea animals eg killer whale, whale & etc. I started this party planning few months back, google for some blue ocean party ideas, then later have to shop the related party items (need time to shop items that related to blue), planned what foods to be prepared. On the beginning of last week, started to bake cookies, made pop corns, handmade invitation card & food tags, handmade banner and made the Birthday cake which my son said must have the Killer whale on the cake. I didn't disappointed him with a 3D killer whale on top of the cake.


 
I still using the preferred swiss meringue buttercream to frost the whole cake. I bake three chocolate butter cakes. As for the black buttercream, I just added a lot of dark cocoa powder with swiss meringue buttercream . And for white cream, I use shortening and icing sugar (2:1 ratio) as to get white effect.

 
Handmade invitation card. Thanks to my son Lucas design the pattern.

 
Lucas also helped me to make this jelly fish !

 
Thanks to my daughter who helped me to make the banner..

 
On the Birthday, my mother, sister and my daughter's best friend (Thanks to Yi Yuan) came over to help me on the preparation. The preparation of the foods were quite tedious, because I requested them to make into fish or star fish shape ^_^




 
Lets see what we had prepared for that day..
~Chinese traditional red eggs during Birthday~


~star fish shape of pizza~


~Sea animal jelly~

 ~caramel pop corns

 
~fish shape of pancake~

 
~Octopus sausages~ (This was the most received item by the kids)

 
~fish shape of sandwiches~
(cheese and ham )


 
~gold fish cookies~, this was store-bought

 
~fish shape of Onigiri ~
(I use salted salmon mixed with Japanese rice, light soy sauce, mirin and roasted sesame seeds)

 
~deep fried fish~

 
~Shark watermelon~ 
My hubby responsible to make this, look real right ^_^
 
~Blue Ocean water~
( At first, we have hard time to get blue effect (even this one also look more to purple blue) . I was thinking to mix blue pea flower (bunga telang biru) with soda drink, but the drink turned out to be purple pink. Also we tried lemonade with this flower, same result it turned pink too. At last, I mix with barley drink, then it turned out like this deep purple blue, closer to blue ocean colour and it was all natural ingredients, better this way)

 

 
Kids were excited to drink this blue ocean water ^_^ In fact, my daughter's friend said this drink taste nice..

 
No time to cook the main dish, so I ordered from outside the Nasi lemak and Assam laksa.


 
My son Lucas also helped me to organize few games for the kids. The kids played until don't want to go back home, hahaha..
These were the games:-
1. Memory game
2. Torch musical pass
3. Charades
4. Simon says
5. Shark tail




 
And these were the prize for the winner, fighting fish in a fish tank ! no wonder all of them were so excited ^_^
 


 
The winners, see they all so excited !!

 
Birthday presents from his friend

 
I also made these stained glass cookies for the kids to bring home

 
Happy 10th Birthday Desmond!! Stay healthy and be good !


 
with his best friend ^_^

59 comments:

DG said...

I love to join your party :D Sonia, I love the theme & all the preparation. Nice cake and nice food with such interesting name.
Happy belated birthday to your handsome boy :)

Honey said...

Sonia,

The food spread looks awesome!

joceline lyn said...

Sonia, you are well done. 这个是个大工程,大制作哦。您的本领真是了不起。非常赞扬。

ling yuen chin said...

Sonia, 我喜欢那个西瓜型shark.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

你的孩子真的很幸福!!!
你的心思是。。。。100分!!

还有啊。。。。。那个西瓜!!惊叹

Ann Low said...

Happy belated Birthday to Desmond! A great party with awesome goodness food and decoration!

norick said...

Your kids are so so 幸福!!!

You are a wonderful mom and great cook!!

cindy kwa said...

So well done mummy....So touch on all your preparation...i wish you are my mom oh......:)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Happy Birthday to your son...

0620 said...

Great birthday party theme !!
Happy birthday to little Desmond ^^

Eileen Lee said...

太棒的生日趴地了,你真的太有心思了,给你多多赞!
也祝福小寿星生日快乐。

Cat Chee said...

厉害~好丰富哟。。

孤傲的王子 said...

wow!!its cool!!!
i like the shark watermelon, good art!!hehe....

Rose said...

Wow! This is cool! Nice theme. So much blue!

Happy birthday to your son.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, I must salute to you for getting this party run as you planned! The gold fish cookies are the ones that I used to eat a lot when I was young. The cake looked amazingly real, same to the shark watermelon but what I like most here is the fish jellies in the "tank." 1st time of seeing it! Happy belated to Desmond. He looks very much like you leh!

Tze @ Awayofmind said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Desmond! Sonia, you had done an amazing task, the birthday party looks fantastic and i believed the kids had an amazing time!

Mel said...

My oh my.....what a great birthday party! How lucky Desmond to have you to prepare this fantastic ocean birthday blast party. The food look so delicious and yiu wont believe what I like....the shark watermelon! Great job done by yr hb. Hope Desmond have given you a big hug for this bday party for him.

daphne said...

Sonia, I'm taking inspiration from you! My little one is one soon. Wow, what a lucky boy Desmond is and what great job you have done with such a spread. Your hubby did well with the water melon feature too!

Little blue said...

OMG~you take a lot of time to preparation this fun party, sure your son and his friends enjoy the party. And wish your little handsome: Happy Birthday!

ICook4Fun said...

Well done Sonia, I can see you put in so much work and efforts into it. All look so good. I am sure your son is one happy boy that day. By the way Happy Belated Birthday to him.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, what a spread! So labor intensive but luckily you got some helps. Love the watermelon shark and the all natural blue color drink. Well done Sonia!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

那只鲨鱼,真的是太漂亮了!
Happy Birthday to Desmond :)

zila norazila said...

hppy blted bthdy desmond..great party..ocean blue..

Esther Lau said...

This is cool! Everthing look so nice and cute! Blessed birthday to Desmond! :)

Lite Home Bake said...

Wow, you really put in so much effort to make everything to the theme. Well done, mama! Happy birthday to your boy and he's blessed to have you!

Edith C said...

An amazing party with lots of work and thoughts put into it. I am sure the birthday kiddo enjoyed tremendous.

Karen said...

哇,好大制作的生日趴地,这能干的妈妈真的很了不起。。^^祝福寿星仔生日快乐!

Jess Bakericious said...

Sonia, I love the shark watermelon, your husband is fantastic. And I love your blue ocean party, I got my gal a pink party but never do until the extend like you, I already felt so tedious, I can imagine how much effort and hard work need to put in for this blue ocean party, 妈妈真伟大! Desmond sure will be over the moon for this great party!

Cecilia Yap said...

Hi Sonia, you are amazing.Love all the foods that you have prepared and the cake. Happy belated birthday to your son..

bungatelang said...

Happy Birthday Desmond. You are a lucky boy to have such a dedicated mummy. Well done Sonia. All the food was awesome, I like the shark watermelon the best. You have a very talented family who could create such a beautiful feast.

Sem said...

Must give you many praises and likes, i like the sharkfin watermelon, fish jelly , the birthday cake and many more, so innovative, and full of love. Can see the kids must have so much fun.

Nani said...

hai Sonia...memang hebat persiapan birthday party utk Desmond...Sonia buat sendiri lagi makanan tu, saya tabik spring lah...

Saya juga buat birthday party utk anak sulung saya baru2 nie...ohh, penat..penat..tapi anak2 seronok...
jemputlah ke blog saya yer...

ok, jumpa lagi...

ElyEly said...

Very creative!!

Phong Hong said...

Sonia! Fantastic! Fantastic! I also feel very excited to see all the photos and seriously, your hubby's shark watermelon is so cute leh! Got talent lah! All of you got so much talent!

MamaFaMi said...

Happy birthday Desmond! So handsome and lucky too! Wish I am Desmond then mom can prepare such lovely party for me! Hahaha...

You guys are soooooooo creative. I love every single bit of what's been laid out here!

向日葵葵 said...

Wow, what a fabulous party. Thumbs Up! The watermelon shark looked very real too.

irene myme said...

Sonia,
你真的个100分的伟大妈妈。这个party真的超赞!!

elle said...

Your effort was tremendous... Really salute you! I hope your son looks at this post when he's 30 and brings you out to the most expensive restaurant in town!

Jozelyn Ng said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond!

Sonia, I must say...WELL DONE!

You are really a Super Woman to me, you could prepare so many things!

Mandy said...

sonia, 你好棒!
我也给你多多like,你太厉害了!
把生日party搞得有声有色~~ :)

Li Shuan said...

哎呦哟! 真的工程浩大的生日派对! 如果给我我看一个月的准备都出不来哈哈! 好厉害的Sonia。敬佩!
再次祝福Desmond生日快乐

May Law said...

看到要做这么多的食物, 我都晕了。。你真厉害! 我也佩服你!
祝你家宝贝生日快乐!

shaklee said...

Happy Birthday to your son..

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

看了,叫人好开心!
不论是食物,背景,礼物,游戏,气氛。。。。。都是100分! 很赞的分享!
你的厨艺早已不容置疑,你的组织能力,分配功夫,细致思维,。。。。。。。。。太感动了!
Sonia,由始至终,你就是我心目中的师傅。

Dumpling Love (@cscc28) said...

Wah!! Such an impressive birthday party and so thoughtful with all the fish-shaped food!! Hope your son had a wonderful birthday!!

Elaine said...

Good morning Ms Sonia,
What a wonderful mother you are! Your son so blessed! Marvellous ideas.

Wen said...

Very cool and creative!

Ng Choi Yen said...

I like the watermelon the most, so cool!

Sally said...

Sonia,你真的太厉害了啦,佩服。。
全部的食物都花了不少心思,尤其那鲨鱼西瓜,
大爱。。。赞哦

Small Kucing said...

Happy Birthday Desmond

Sonia you have outdone yourself. Great work Mommy!

Aizzah Shaklee said...

well done mommy...so inspiring me... ;)

DZ said...

can see the amount of <3 <3 <3 you put into the planning... love it!

My Little Space said...

Oh wow...what a terrific birthday title for your son! Lots of work but so worth it. The best was everyone having so much fun. Kudos mamasan !
Best wishes, Kristy

Anne Regalado said...

As I scrolled down the post I can't wipe the grin off my face :D You are a SuperMom, Sonia lol Almost all the were preparation were either handmade or homemade and you've done an awesome job ! Belated Happy Birthday to your Desmond !

Jade said...

很喜欢你这Ocean theme... 好棒的妈妈!

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Doria Tai said...

This is so organised, so well coordinated theme birthday ! One of the best I have seen, all home-made and natural ingredients ! Well done !

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