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Swissotel Merchant Court Crossroads Bar Afternoon Tea

Can you believe that it’s going to be Christmas soon? It’s cliched to say this but seriously, where has the time gone? I was looking through my photo archives and reminiscing the celebration we had for Edward’s 2nd birthday, when I realised that in just a few months time, it’ll be time to celebrate his 3rd birthday!  Where has the round headed baby gone?

Happy 2nd Birthday to Edward

Speaking of celebrations, here’s how we celebrated his 2nd birthday, over afternoon tea at the Swissotel Merchant Court. An apt time to be posting this because I often associate cosy afternoon tea sessions with Christmas time. Apart from Christmas posts, you’ll be seeing more afternoon tea and staycation posts now that it’s the holiday period! I certainly hope you love the Christmas period as much as I do.

Afternoon Tea at Swissotel Merchant Court

Swissotel Merchant Court Crossroads Bar serves a Peranakan inspired afternoon tea, available daily from 3pm – 5pm. Nyonya savouries such as petite braised pork bely in steam leaf bun, otak otak on toast, sambal ayam panggang sandwiches and freshly made kueh pie tee to name a few, will be served on a tiered platter. When we were there earlier this year, they also had a Western afternoon tea set, so we asked them to mix and match the items. The food you see below is for a 2 persons order. My parents came to join us for the cake cutting and candle blowing!

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Happy Birthday Baby Edward!

Edward doesn’t turn 1 until a week later, but because we’ll be in New Zealand, we decided to have his 1st birthday party earlier. There were so many things to get settled for the party such as deciding on the theme, venue, caterer, decorations, invites, etc. And add on spring cleaning, Chinese New Year visiting plus packing for New Zealand, it’s been one hectic January!

Happy 1st Birthday! (1)

Thank goodness everything fell in place for the party eventually and it was a blast! There was enough food for everyone (my perennial worry), the kids were suitably entertained at the water-play area, and conversation was flowing. I’d hate to have party where guests just come to eat, and then leave, so I made a conscious effort to try and speak to everyone! Hopefully everyone had fun!

One of the awesome bits about Edward’s birthday party was the dessert table catered from Lydia Low Desserts! I’d told her I wanted a seaside-themed dessert table and look what she pulled off. Even the backdrop, bunting, balloons and flowers were provided by her. I have to say everyone was impressed by the beautiful dessert table! I was totally mesmerised by the baby blue 2-tier black-forest drips cake! I felt quite reluctant to have to slice up the cake after only 1 short hour of admiring it!

Scroll down for more photos of Edward’s 1st birthday party!

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Medz Restaurant at Orchard Central

Last Saturday, I was invited to attend the 1st birthday of the child of one of my good friends.  Once, where bee hoon, fishballs and chicken wings cooked or catered at home would have sufficed, the trend now is for more lavish and exotic birthday parties, complete with clowns, tiered birthday cakes and perhaps even a baking class thrown in!

You can hardly blame the parents for wanting the best for their kids. It’s actually lots of fun dreaming up all sorts of pretty ideas for the best birthday parties. I’m quite certain I would be the same when I have kids. In fact, I feel like having my very own party already! You know I never did celebrate my 21st birthday and I’ve been toying with the idea of celebrating it belatedly. Very belatedly. Any sponsors out there for my 21st birthday party hmmm? 🙂 🙂 🙂

The birthday girl’s party was held at Medz Restaurant, located at the basement of Orchard Central. Medz is like the Mediterranean version of Marche Restaurant. You are presented with a credit type card upon entry into the restaurant which you use to chalk up food orders at the various food stations. You have to make the order as well as obtain the food yourself at the respective food stations. Payment is then made only at the restaurant exit. Medz is rather small when compared to Marche. In terms of cuisine, the most “exotic” would be the paellas and tagines.

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