29 June 2015, by Mandy Loh

Cristan’s 2-Week Birthday Celebrations

Cristan is 4 years old! Woohoo!

We spent most of the month of June celebrating his birthday in multiple mini-celebrations. 4 celebrations, in fact, for our darling 4-year old! After his 2nd birthday party, we decided that instead of having one big party, we should do smaller, separate celebrations with different groups of people who matter to him.

The big advantage of celebrating his birthday this way, is it allows him to spend quality time with each small group. This is also less overwhelming and tiring than a big party, and seems to suit his rather introverted personality better.

We kick-started the series of celebrations with a cupcake party at his preschool, the day before his actual birthday:

Party hats and noise makers always make a kiddy party more fun!

Party hats and noise makers always make a kiddy party more fun!

The cutest-ever "ice-cream" cupcakes baked by a lovely friend from Angel Cupcakes

The cutest-ever “ice-cream” cupcakes baked by a lovely friend from Angel Cupcakes

Cristan looking absolutely delighted with the cupcakes

Cristan looking absolutely delighted with the cupcakes!

On his actual birthday, we got him to “ponteng” school and brought him to the Zoo (on his request), together with both sets of grandparents.

Patting one of the stars of the "Animal Friends Show"

Getting up close and personal with one of the stars of the “Animal Friends Show”

The only group shot we managed - unfortunately Cristan closed his eyes!

The only group shot we managed – unfortunately Cristan’s eyes were closed!

The best part of the outing - the free ice-cream from the Zoo for celebrating his birthday there!

The best part of the outing: free ice-cream! Compliments of the Zoo for celebrating his birthday there!

After nap and dinner at home, we sang Cristan his (2nd) birthday song over a Transformers Bumblebee cake. Yep, this boy is Transformers-crazy now!

Posing with his cake and presents

Posing with his cake and presents

Family group shot

Family photo with Tim’s side of the family

Over the weekend, we celebrated with his godparents and sang the (3rd) birthday song over cupcakes again.

Godpa has long arms! Could fit everyone and even a hint of cupcakes in the photo, without a selfie stick!

Godpa has long arms! Could fit everyone and even a hint of cupcakes in the photo, without a selfie stick!

We headed to the SEA Games Carnival for some fun and games thereafter.

Painting turned out to be his favourite activity...which was good, since there were crazy long queues for most of the games and activities!

Painting turned out to be his favourite activity…which was good, since there were crazy long queues for most of the games and activities!

He had the ball pit all to himself for the last few minutes!

Looking like he’s enjoying a gigantic bubble bath in there!

The last mini-celebration was with my family, one week later. We started the day with an hour of mad jumping at a trampoline park. Couldn’t get any nice pictures due to the fast-moving kids though…

Then we headed to lunch, and had the final cake and birthday song (4th one!) for Cristan.

Quite caked out by now...

Quite caked out by now…

The main highlight of the final celebration was watching the Hi-5 live show!

Hi-5 was unfortunately Hi-4 that day, as one of the cast members was literally in a cast...having broken his ankle from rehearsal...

Hi-5 was unfortunately Hi-4 that day, as one of the cast members was literally in a cast…having broken his ankle from rehearsal that morning!

Cristan was so happy to have taken a photo with Hi-5, that he kept talking about it for days afterwards!

With all the time, effort and expense gone into coordinating the 4 mini-celebrations, I do wonder if organising one big party is actually easier! I think Cristan did enjoy spreading out the celebrations over two weeks, but when I asked him, he said he would like a big party. Hmm…perhaps next year, we could consider throwing him a big party again. What do you think?

Posted on : June 29, 2015

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3 Comments

Mandy Loh

Mandy

July 20th, 2015 at 10:38 am    


Thanks Celine and Chryssie! 🙂 He really enjoyed his birthday celebrations!

Chryssie

June 30th, 2015 at 3:48 pm    


Mandy,

My younger one is also a June baby! She had 3 birthday cakes and went for Hi-5 show @ United Square too. We were wondering why Ainsley was missing. Now we know why. Thks!

Happy Belated Birthday, Cristan!

Celine

June 29th, 2015 at 10:31 am    


Hi Mandy, looks like Cristan really had fun x4 in the month of June! He’s a BIG boy now…Happy belated to Cristan!! Celine

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