We had a great time photographing Yu Xuan at the Singapore Zoo! We have covered Yu Xuan’s birthday party celebrations in the past so it was not our first session with her. It was supposed to be Yu Xuan’s birthday but instead of putting up a party, Yu Xuan’s mummy decided to do something different and organise a family outing at the Singapore Zoo! Another intention was to allow the kids to learn more about our natural environment and animals up close. Letting the kids do what they do best, ie letting them interact naturally with their environment, is the best way to guarantee lots of photo opportunities. There is nothing more genuine than that! Here are some of my favourites from our session.
By the way, there’s an interesting article about how zoos carry out mental exercises with their animals, and how any dog owner can achieve a happy and healthy relationship with his/her dog using the same techniques! Not every exercise will suit perfectly so be sure to choose those that you can adapt and use! 🙂
Pokemon has always been a popular theme in children’s birthday parties. It’s even more of a rage now with the release of the trendy game Pokemon Go. For all the mummies out there looking for inspiration, here is a quick video on where to source for birthday party supplies for a Pokemon theme birthday party in Singapore!
This was an exciting birthday party celebration with a Star Wars theme! How awesome is that? Taking a look at the details, you can easily tell that a TONNE of effort went into organising and getting all the various props. Some possible birthday party ideas and decorations include, a huge Star Wars poster, life-sized standing character cut-outs, costumes for the kids to dress up, themed tableware and even a Star Wars pinata kit! Take note not to miss the stunning custom made birthday cakes by Sensational Cakes!
This was not the first time we photographed Aaron and Isaac’s birthday party. Indeed, we felt privileged to have been covering their celebrations for the past few years! And the amazing thing is that they have different themes every time, with a different cake for each of them!
Check out some selected shots from their special day, with a showdown between all the kids and the evil Darth Vader!
Here is our list of resources for birthday party supplies for organising an amazing Pokemon theme birthday party! We realised it was very challenging for mummies or parents to find party supplies and resources on contacting the right vendors when planning a themed party, so we put on our thinking hats, sourced out the best vendors, and put this list together for your convenience!
And don’t forget to check out the FREE stuff below if you prefer to DIY stuff such as the awesome Pokeballs, cute cupcake toppers and water bottle labels.
Contact information of each vendor is provided at each section. We can wait to see how your party turns out! 🙂
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Pokemon Birthday Cakes
We came across some gorgeous custom made Pokemon themed cakes made by Sensational Cakes. The colours really pop, the characters looked perfect and the lettering were beautifully designed in a way that made them appear extra 3D to the eye. Currently, they have 2 designs and personally I prefer the one directly below with Pikachu looking extra cute!
Party City has a range of decorations, balloons, pinata and other supplies at their disposal. Visit their online site for the full range! Note that you may have to use postal services such as Vpost to ship to Singapore as they currently do not ship to international destinations. Be prepared to allow a few weeks for shipping.
Here is a video by Paula Biggs showing how to make your own Pokeballs! I was surprised at how easy it is! And the results were pretty stunning with a glassy and refined look. For favours you can include small Pokemon figurines or candies/snacks in the balls. Check it out!
If you prefer some DIY stuff, check out these free water bottle label templates! Generously provided by HaleGrafx, visit this page to download the full size print template, cut them out and you’re good to go!
Lastly, we have little cupcake toppers! To make a topper, stick 2 labels back to back with a toothpick in between. They can also be used for other food such as candies, biscuits, buns etc. Go here to download the template file.
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This brings us to the end of our resource list for Pokemon theme parties! How did your birthday party planning go? We’d love to see them if you have any photos to share!