Zini, me & life in general

The Birthday Party……

You already know from this post that Zini completed 2 years this 31st May…..

Now, i was a bit anti-party due to following reasons:

1) If there are many guests then we have to attend them and in the process the kiddo gets neglected..

2) Zini doesn’t like being held, touched or talked to by strangers and may even start crying if any of these things happen 😦

3) And she is 2 only and won’t even remember this day when she grows up….

My idea was to bake a cake at home, cook something nice that she likes and take her to temple. But hubby & in-laws wanted to have a party & invite office people & relatives.

So finally we settled on at home party of 5 of Zini’s friends (rather Bhaiyas  & Didis) from our flats and no grown-ups, only exception was A’s Masi who stays near by & is a familiar face to Zini…

Once we decided on the nature of party, it was upto me to do the preparation…So after sending Zini to snoozeland, i went  out for the party shopping which included:

1) Baloons

2) Streamers

3) Return Gifts

4) Caps

5) Various food items

Hubby ordered a yummy chocolate cake & we were ready for the day, except for cooking…

Yummylicious Cake

Yummylicious Cake

Time of the party was set to 6 pm. So after Zini slept i did some cooking and decorated home with lights, balloons and streamers. Here are the pics.

Entrance of the venue, that is our home

Entrance of the venue, that is our home

The Party Room
The Party RoomAnother photo of the Party Room

Another photo of the Party Room

And finally at 5 pm we started cooking again, rather MIL cooked while i got Zini & myself ready. So by the time kids came, cooking was almost done…Here is the menu:

1) Mango juice

2) Chips

3) Bread Rolls

4) Pasta

5) Pao-Bhaji

6) Chocolate chips Ice-cream with choco wafers & choco sauce

So when kids came, we started playing Chupa-chupi, then it was cake cutting.

Now Zini didn’t like the whole setting, though she knew that there will be cake cutting. But she started crying loudly, so finally i blew the candles and cut the cake :(.

Here is the pic where i am managing the cake, while Zini looks on from Dadi’s hands…

Cake cutting by mummy!!!

Cake cutting by mummy!!!

But after that she enjoyed a lot, what with Cake & chips eating and Eldest of the Bhaiyas engaging other kids in a play, all of them enjoyed :). Here is the pic of the play time…

Kids playing...

Kids playing…

So finally everybody was happy because all the kids enjoyed.


Comments on: "The Birthday Party……" (28)

  1. your house is pretty ZM 🙂

    if I were there in the party, I would have finished off the pao-bhaji… 😆

    all’s well when the kids enjoyed…great!!

    • Thanks Visha, the house is on the rent, we don’t own it 😦

      Yeah, Pao-Bhaji was much in demand!!!

      Yeah, kids had a lot of fun & they even opened their return gift as soon as i gave them & they loved their gifts, which was a relief, coz with kids of different age group it is difficult to find the right gift!!!

  2. greenboochi said:

    Party place and the entrance looks so inviting.. I would want to jump in too 🙂 Beautiful home T2M 🙂

    Yummmy menu.. I love mango juice, pasta, pav bajji breadrolls and the icecream… Totally Yumm!!! I am sure it was a hit among the kids 🙂

    Loved the pic where the didis and bhaiyyas are playing with Zini 🙂 All-in-all a great party that was simple and sweet.

    • Hey thanks GB!!!

      Yeah, kids loved the food & enjoyed playing together (they do it almost everyday as older kids have their vacations now a days & Zini is like a toy to them) 🙂

  3. You decorated the house well – simple and nice… and I am drooling over that cake …

    even if she cried initially, good part is she enjoyed playing after wards.. all in all a successful party 🙂

    • Hey Thanks, Idea was to keep the decoration simple as i had limited time, i.e. time of Zini’s snoozland trip…
      Yeah cake was great….All the kids, including Zini had many helpings of the cake 🙂
      Oh, little crying is pretty much normal, but yeah all the kids enjoyed a lot later on 😀

  4. Lovely B’day celebrations 🙂 Loved your house and the decorations and the cake and the menu … everything 🙂
    But looks like Zini enjoyed in the end with the kids 🙂 The last pic says it all 🙂

  5. thats cool.. yeah I agree to the concept of kiddie parties where the kid is supposed to have more fun on her special day 🙂 happy happy birthday to Zini.. May she be blessed with the bestest of everything in this world..

    • Hey Thanks for the sweet wishes 🙂
      Hai Naa!!! If the kid is not enjoying the party, what’s the point of having it for her birthday & calling it her birthday party?

  6. Am hooked to the cake and “Chocolate chips Ice-cream with choco wafers & choco sauce”
    😉 😀 Love the peach color of your home and nice decor !!! Glad that Zini enjoyed later on ! Must have been a choco-fun blast for the kids !!!!

    • Yeah this cake and Ice-cream were a big hit….
      Thanks Aame, but the home was decorated and done up by the owners of the house so she deserves the praise, and she is very artistic, some of the designs on the walls were done by her….
      Yeah, Zini & all the kids enjoyed a lot….

  7. A nice way to celebrate the day, personal & cosy 🙂

    Your house looks lovely 🙂

  8. Happy, happy birthday Zini! 2 is a delightful age to be.
    And oh, pasta, pav bhaji, chips, chocolate cake? You are on a mission to make your blog readers drool, aren’t you?

    • Hey Welcome here, Thanks for the wishes 🙂
      And about drooling…wait, i am just going to do a photo post on my latest adventure with choco lava cake…..

  9. many many happy returns of the day to Zini, I loved that cake and all that foood oh my my ,, why was i not invited I am also a kid .. ask my mum she will say yes 🙂

  10. Yummy home and yummy food. Really cutely done up techie2mom :)) also, loved reading up the fun and frolic happening at your place. The menu is like perfect :))
    Poochies and lots of love to zini baby 🙂

    • Hey Toffee, thanks a lot 🙂
      We decided to have simple decor and kid friendly menu after a lot of “brain-storming” 😉

  11. ‘And finally at 5 pm we started cooking again, rather MIL cooked while i got Zini & myself ready’-that’s the beauty of having a sweet & co-operative MIL, right ? 🙂

    Liked the decoration, sweet and simple..and if Zini had fun with the other kids then it is surely a super successful party 🙂

    • Oh, When MIL is around i don’t have to worry about cooking, she takes the complete charge of it…
      Hey Thanks for the wishes and all the kind words 🙂

  12. Hi…thanks for commenting on my post! Btw, same pinch, even my son’s birthday falls on 31st May! 🙂

  13. oh so she is 2 now 🙂 good ye!!! Lovely pics !! happy b’day Zini darling !

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