My 21st birthday: Party planning tips

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


So I've celebrated my 21st birthday like.. 3 months ago, and I've not blogged about it, but it was such a great party and i really enjoyed myself! Thanks to all my lovely friends who showed up and i hope you had a great time at the party. (:

So i thought of doing a party planning tips blog post after sorting out some photos, so here are some of the important planning points:

  • Party Venue
  • Food
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Decor/Theme

I started planning my birthday like probably 3 months beforehand, because i planned to have my party at one of the bungalows at NSRCC, because the bungalows at NSRCC is in pretty high demand so i got my friend Chris to help me book it around 3 months in advance, mad kiasu but at least no need to stress about losing my party venue at the last minute!

NSRCC requires a min. booking of 2 nights per booking so i had to book 2 nights and with the Safra membership the booking came up to around $900 including a refundable $100 deposit.

I think it was quite a great party venue, modern looking, great lighting, good amount of space so it's not too crowded and uncomfy for your guests, well equipped kitchen etc.


On Day 01, checked in NSRCC at around 2pm and started to decorate and i was preparing my desert table, thanks to Mummy, Chris, Christy & Evan for helping out with my decor. My party wouldn't have looked so awesome without y'all! (:


I had a Mardi Gras theme, which is basically a masquerade parade with people wearing lots of beads, masquerade masks, too much alcohol and the Mardi Gras theme colour is Purple, Gold and Green.

The Photobooth was really fun to take some really awesome shots with my friends too, made some cool photoprops that we had fun playing with while camwhoring at the photobooth, thanks to Shirley's 21st birthday party idea!


I had a dessert table for my friends to "play" with...
chocolate fondue, cotton candy machine!




We also had quite a crazy time playing Chubby Bunny with some peeps marshmallow chicks! Me VS Jessica & Leon VS Sam! Go see my facebook album for the photos lol


Thanks Jess for the lovely cupcakeeeeees (:


Food was catered by One Paradise, chose them because the food presentation's awesome, my second choice for catering would be Neogarden.




... and no party is complete without alcohol!



Definitely get lots of mixers, red bull, ice, chips, tacos & dips.


Many of you have been asking for the recipe to make Jello Shots, so here you go:

3oz box of Jell-O mix (click here for pics)
i tried the strawberry, blueberry and lime flavours, you can get them at Cold Storage.

1 cup of hot water
1/2 cup of Vodka (put more for stronger jello shots)
1/2 cup of cold water (put less for stronger jello shots)

Open the Jell-O mix, pour into a bowl, add hot water, mix till jello crystal melts.
Add the vodka and cold water, mix and pour into the mini plastic shot cups that you can get from SKP, get the 100pcs pack -it's cheaper!

I used the basic recipe and plain normal vodka without flavors, but you can experiment with different combination flavors of the Jello & Vodka, you can find more recipes HERE.


Love Jello shots cos they looks so harmless but are actually spiked with tonnes of alcohol, fun!


And Danny helped me with the sound system and did a great mix for the party, loved the music!


Some of the photobooth shots!


Loves, TheLuckiestChick.


LIYING said...

Hi! Great post! I was searching for 21st birthday ideas and chanced upon your blog. May i know where did you get the chocolate foundue machine and the decorative beads from? Thanks :)

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Such a good post! thanks for sharing your wonderful 21st birthday ideas. I'm looking for some for my brother's birthday. Thanks!

DustyRuby said...

Hi. I've just booked a chalet at nsrcc for my 21sf but they mentioned about no outside tables are allowed. May I know where you hold your catering?

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