If you haven't remembered, Jasper popped out of the oven 3 years back during May 1. So Labour Day became Jasper Day in our household since then!
This year I look around for some inspiration for birthday themes for my little boy and I thought the Super Hero theme would be perfect for a three years old (Although I became pretty greedy after that and regretted not choosing circus, safari or transportation) I take it as the limited years of birthday themes that I can decide for him until he can tell me off and say 'It is not cool, mom!'. So until then, please forgive me if my son's birthday theme is actually what I want. *insert evil laughter here*
So the best thing about parties would be the cake of course! As quoted in one of the memes 'A party without a cake is a meeting!' and I couldn't let that happen for my son that attended too many meetings with me as a three year old!
The previous two years, I ordered from my good friend Eileen to make him a fondant theme cake. I thought of it for a very long time and decided best to make the cake myself this year, especially when my son started to ask for grand and expensive toys nowadays I thought it'd be best to use that money to buy him Thomas and Friend track he wanted for so long now!
So I thought a 'supermom' like me would be able to decorate a cake easily, and seriously if you think about it, fondant cake and figurine isn't THAT hard anyways!
But Pinterest took over and I opted for sprinkle cake for the base, and my fondant figurine failed because I'm suppose to use gumpaste not fondant 'you idiot!' if I could scold myself that!
It was a two layer cake consist of choc and blue colors and I frost and spread yellow (I would've opted for red if I could do it again!) buttercream frosting for the base.
And then it was all SPRINKLY FUN!
Nah, that's a joke, I'd keep myself away from sprinkles for god knows how long from now on! They made a huge mess in the kitchen for sure!
But hey! The end results were oh-so-fun and 'Keep calm, they didn't see your messed up kitchen!'
Although there's a little accident and dents here and there (Some made when sprinkling, the others when Jasper keep trying to munch into it when he found it in the fridge) but overall I'll rate it a 7/10 and I'm satisfied!
As for the event decor, because I decided to be a 'Supermom' and rejected help from my beloved mom and aunt for the food, it got pretty messed up! I didn't had time to make much of it but to make the props for photobooth and some little decor here and there!
I printed circle stickers to stick on the paper cups so guests could reuse them and not get mixed up!
For the photo booth,
I drew and printed out bubble speech and stick them to hard paper and then attach them to super adorable paper straws I got from Heart & Crafts during Supplies Surprise Bazaar 9 !
No Sew Felt Capes I saw from Pinterest (that website is life savers for parties and events!) and also paper super hero mask I redrew and printed out. It was so much fun making these!
I also made Slow Cooker Choco Fudge modifying the time using our Noxxa Pressure Cooker, decorated some royal icing sugar cookies and normal sprinkle cookies for the dessert / cake table! Bought marshmallows from sweets supplier to fill it up even more!
These are some of the food I made for the party. Strips potatoes for baking, tuna sandwiches, stir fry spaghetti with mushrooms and grilled hot dogs!
The birthday boy got very excited with all the wrapped up presents and we end up letting him unwrap them throughout the party because he couldn't wait!
I was running around doing everything and had no time to make up or even comb my hair properly! SIGH! This will surely be the last year for me to want to be a 'Supermom' !
But anyhow, he cut the cake and blow the candle off himself this year! Such a big boy now!
He had been waiting to hear the birthday song and to cut the cake since a couple days back so he was giggling and smiling all the way through!
And that's the inside of the cake! I love the choc and blue combination! And you can see how my cousin, Chi Yan balance the sugar cookie with a marshmallow from the back! Thank God for my Superhero cousin too!
Another one for the very cheerful and colorful cake!
Imperfect but awesome enough for both the birthday boy and his supermom!
And then it was the photo booth time!
Thank goodness my cousin Chi Yan helped me out for the photobooth backdrop! Love the super cheerful and pop art feeling for it! It seems so comic-ish too!
My two superhero cousins who'd been there helping out in all Jasper's birthdays! Chi Yan jokingly told me she'll make sure Jasper take care of her 80th birthday! LOL!
The capes, the masks, the bubble speech and the people!
Love them all!
Jasper smiling, cutting the cake and blowing the candle all by himself! And of course no to forget how much he enjoyed looking and playing with all his new toys!
Thank you for coming and celebrating it with us!
Sadly only one little boy made it to the party and so it turn out Jasper have more 'old' friends!
Lucky he can click well with adults although a little shy when first met!
The two men who help out with the balloons and decor too!
And finally, best partner in parties and events, Chi Yan!
Happy Birthday Jasper!
I Love You!