Sunday, August 5, 2018


If you do love musicals, this is one that is not-to-be-missed! Coming to us this 25 and 26th August 2018, Dick Lee, who is one of Singapore's best-known and highly respected personalities in the arts scene, a home-grown pioneer in musicals, bringing us an all-star alumni cast and ensemble from the past batches of his musicals - SINGAPOPERA, in celebration of Beauty World's 30th Anniversary and Snow Wolf Lake's [雪狼湖] 20th Anniversary ! 

The concert is going to be memorable and nostalgic, featuring songs that Singaporeans can resonate with from musicals such as Fried Rice Paradise, Beauty World, Forbidden City, Sing to the Dawn, Nagraland and Snow Wolf Lake

There will be two shows on 25 August 2018, Saturday (7.30pm) and on 26 August 2018, Sunday (5pm) at the Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall. 

Tickets are priced at $138, $118, $98, $78 and $58 and is on sale at all SISTIC outlets or online :

I am looking forward to spend my birthday evening there! If you are there on the 25th August, do say HI !

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

[Giveaway Alert] Vera turns 5 and a DIY unicorn themed celebration

July, is a month to celebrate! We welcomed the month with Don's birthday right on the first day, our wedding anniversary near to the mid of the month and Vera's birthday falling on the second last day of the month. 

I decided to do the reverse instead for Vera's, as based on my experience with Xav, he could not remember the parties we held for him for the first 3 years and only remembered his fourth onwards. So 4 years onwards it shall be. 

Vera made her first request months ago, telling me that she would love to have a rainbow cake and unicorns. Her first round of celebration in school, I bought her a rainbow cake from Prima Deli, made my own mini bunting and cake toppers. Acceded to her request this way!

I think an unicorn themed party would be perfect! I told myself, to work on the preps earlier this time. I was surfing through Pinterest whenever I could for ideas and decided to make a backdrop. The inital plan was, I wanted a wall curtain with halogram effect and yes indeed, I found it but it was a $29.90 for a 2 by 1 metre wall curtain. To be honest, I would rather do without it as this amount could be better spent on other items. 

The hunting game began and I found some crepe paper with shimmery effect. I spent $5.20 for four packs of crepe paper, a $2 plus ribbon from SKP and diy-ed a backdrop all under $8. But of course 101% effort and time was needed, the end result was indeed satisfactory when put together with the bunting which was diy-ed as well using some pastel coloured cardstocks and some pretty die cuts from Doodle Bug Design.

DIY wall curtains (Behind the bunting)

DIY your own backdrop:
Crepe Paper - K'rafers' Paradise
Pastel coloured cardstocks : Paper Market
Unicorn die cuts on bunting: Paper Market (Doodle Bug Design)
Unicorn Balloons: Carousell

Don was incharged of sourcing for unicorns balloons on carousell and I totally loved how the colours of the balloons add a touch in spicing up the backdrop further. I was also thinking of getting a customized balloon for Vera since she has a huge love for balloons. Luck was on my side as I found a home-based seller which was just a stone throw away from my place (Fernvale). I did not even need to travel for collection, awesome !!

Since it was planned to be a Unicorn themed party, I bought some plain white paper bags (from Daiso), cut out some flowers, eyelashes, horns and ears. Perfect party bags for the little guests to bring home. I preferred to keep her celebration small and cosy, hence, only her favourite cousins and two of her RKI friends were invited. The number of party bags to do up was managable too. Looking for customized party packs, head over to Lebox Singapore

To add on, I had been eyeing and just waiting for the chance to order a box of pretty Rainbow Lapis Sagu from  Alan_TravellingFoodies. The colours of the kueh were just so vibrant and it tasted better than those I tried before. The best part was, the collection place was just a few bus stops away from where I am staying (Fernvale). So if you are staying in Sengkang or in the north-east looking for some nice homemade nonya kuehs, give Alan_TravellingFoodies a try. Gems founded in the north-east! Per box of 36 pieces of the Rainbow Lapis Sagu costs $48.

We preferred a fresh cream cake over fondant cake. About a week before the party, I went to The Pine Garden which is all along our favourite brand, gave them the picture of the cake as reference and got them to customize it. Look at Vera's expression! She was wowing away as Don lifted the cake out of the box!

An unicorn cake !!

A simple set up with all her favourites!

Happy 5th Birthday, Vera !

The Chuas - Us

With the grand-parents 

With Grandma

Thank you Edna for playing a lovely birthday piece for Vera!

With her friends and cousin (violinist)

Cousins from near and far

With the Teos

With the Hans

Last but not least, the catering. I have a total of 16 adults and 8 kids. I had to go for mini buffet as most catering with full set up requires a minimum of 30 pax. Imagine, I was left with one week to have the catering booked? I had to order a mini buffet based on my number of guests and I did not want my guests to consume "cold" food as most of the mini buffet come in disposable boxes which was not I wanted. 

This time, my angel appeared and told me to check out Ronnie Kitchen. I managed to place an order, I forgot if it consists of 8 or 9 dishes and it came with a full set up. Straight away, I gave my order to them and they were really professional. They called up two days after orders was placed to confirm my order and make sure I have no other changes. There was no picture taken as I was busy with my guests. Food quality, I would say it was not bad, I will put them onto my list in the future. Thanks Eileen for the recommendation ! 

The celebration was simple and cosy. I could tell that Vera was over the moon. She woke up in the middle of the night just to tell me that she liked the party, the balloons and the pau (Laughs) . The pau was actually part of the catering as I have chosen Kong Bak Pau as one of the dishes. She fell right back to sleep after telling me. My heart was full to know that she showed appreciation for the celebration. I knew she had enjoyed herself and hope the guests enjoyed themselves too. 

We thanked all who made time out to join us and showered Vera with your gifts and blessings!

Thank you for all your love ! 

Thank you, Renee, for always making magic ! Thank you for the party outfit (from head to toes)! Vera has been bugging me to let her wear the pretty unicorn shoes to school ! 

On the day she turned 5, she left school earlier, had great fun at her favourite indoor playground and had a complimentary ice-cream from Swensen's. Just these, made her day! Blessed Fantabulous 5, Vera! Dream big, believe in yourself that you can do it and never give up !

Thank you for reading and nothing of the above was sponsored but as August is my birthday month,  I would like to spread some love to friends or little ones whose birthday month falls on the month of August and September with a giveaway of a customized balloon from DecoParty.Sg !

Details of balloon: 
1 x 24 inch Customized Deco Balloon Helium filled
12 x stuffed mini balloons
1 x ribbon 
1 x tassels 
1 x balloon weight

Terms and condition: 
1. Follow on Instagram 
2. Follow Xavvylicious on Instagram 
3. Tag your friends, one name per comment. The more you tag, the higher chances of winning. 
4. Strictly self collect at : Blk 407A Fernvale Road 
5. Giveaway runs from 4 -10 August 2018 , last entry at 2359 hours. 
6. Winners will be notify by DM, if winner fails to respond within 24 hours, the next winner will be chosen. Good luck ! 

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post in anyway. 

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