Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ace's Birthday Celebration

Ace turns 9 this year and a few months before his birthday, he has already been counting down.

He kept asking us if we could gift him a birthday party instead of a present and I was not really keen to do it as it was in my opinion too much work and too costly.

Then we realized that this might Ace's very last birthday celebrated here and so we decided we will give in to his request and gift him a party instead.

Just planning the party was a pain in the ass amidst all my very bz schedule of packing, working, fetching him to and fro school and of course all the other things like cooking and cleaning the house.

Ace wanted to do a movie party and invite 5 pax. Then he changed his mind and wanted to do a laser tag party but after asking around, we found out we needed at least 10 children to do it. So had to come up with a guest list.

Once we had the guest list, our good friend wanted to send invitation cards and so had to bring him to shop for invites. Thank god the Day To Day had some on sale because if not I really don't know how and where to get his cards.

Then when he came home with the cards, we had to quickly write and decorate the cards...

Drama of dramas...  on the day Ace sent his invites out, he found out someone else had the same birthday party on the same day at the same time at the same place! And so he was really sad and cried. And the people he wanted to invite were all going to the other party and when the other mum found out, she was so apologetic and also invited Ace to the party. So leh, we decided to resschedule the party to another time.

Another one of Ace's friends also invited Ace to a party on 25th June itself. And so in the end, Ace had 3 birthday parties to attend in that week!

Well, I guess all the drama was a blessing in disguise. Since we had to come up with another party location for him, I went to do some research and found out that there is actually an ice skating rink near our place. The party packages seem pretty reasonable and so we went ahead and book.

And since we were doing the party, we also thought we can invite the neighbour's children so that they can have a farewell  party together as well since it was nearby.

And.... After the party, Ace said it is the BEST PARTY EVER and gave it a 10 out of 10 rating! Haha!

 We set the party on the last day of school so that Max will be home as well.. That is Ace with his buddies and his favourite teacher, Miss Roberts.

 After his first try at ice skating, Ace told me that he does not want to do ice skating again cos he kept falling and his bum is very painful :) wahahaha.. I am happy to see that he is however enjoying himself during the ice skating party:)

 Still falling down though:) wahaha

 Ace was a little sad when he was told that one of is friends is sick. I told his mother to tell him if he is feeling better, he can still come to the party and well, he did get better! wonders of motivation!

 All sweaty after one round in the rink!:)

 Ace taking a break and posing with his pressies:)

 I was too bz to really take photos as what as I needed to coordinate the parents and make sure everyone had what is needed. Thank god Max was there and he can help rent the penguin for those who are not so confident and go buy water for the kids...

 SO difficult to get them to take a group photo together!:)

 After an hour and a half of ice skating (was supposed to be one hour but the kids kept wanting to skate more.. hahaha), time to move to the party area for food!:)

 Party food is so strange combination hor:) Hahahaha...

 Time to sing birthday song!

 After eating the cake, R asked Ace to open the present he bought him.. and lucky Ace did because someone else also bought the same thing.. so leh, lucky Ace got a play date to H's house so that H's mum can bring him to go and exchange the pressie for something else:)

 M bought Ace a cricket set.. cos Ace asked him to buy that.. I dunno why Ace wants to buy that but I hope tat we will get a chance to play when we go back to Singapore..

When I picked Ace up on the second last day of school on wednesday, Ace said that his friend behaved strangely and all of them told them he is not allowed to go outside the class...

Turns out that they were all hiding outside the classroom and gathering people, asking, "Are you Ace's friend?" And if they are, they will go sign a card.. I wonder which sweet child did tat:)

 He also got a card from one of his best friends H. I think H really cannot bear to see Ace go.. he gave Ace his email, skype and contact info and they made promise to keep in touch..

 All in all, after all the hassle, I am just immensely glad that Ace enjoyed himself and made some good memories that day:)

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