Post contributed by Evelyn Tan Rogers (finalist of Singapore Blog Awards 2013); Visit Evelyn’s blog.
This National Day, I’ll be celebrating my daughter’s birthday with a small group of friends. She’s already chosen a theme (since last year!), so there won’t be too many National Day elements at our party. But for those of you who’re having family and friends over to watch the parade, you’re probably thinking about adding decorative touches to your food table, and I’ve got a few simple ideas to get you started.
1. How many ways can you say “Happy National Day?
I like “I ❤ SG” because it’s short and catchy. Or “❤ne Singapore,” which is part of the official NDP 2013 slogan. Once you’ve decided on something, you can use it on your invites, party banners, and gifts (like printed tees or DIY badges), if you’re preparing any.
2. Look around your home for items you can use.
With your dessert/food table in mind, rummage through your cupboards and especially your kids’ cupboards–building blocks and chalkboards are fun items to use for table decoration! Check your fridge magnet collection too, that might turn up something useful.
3. Go with a colour theme.
The easiest way to get the National Day theme across is to put up a flag–or many flags. But if you prefer something subtle, you can use colours (red and white, of course) to set the mood. This gives you many more options. If you need more inspiration, search for “red and white party ideas” on Pinterest.
4. Don’t forget the National Day goodies.
If you’re picking up National Day party collectibles for your guests, you can display them in little jars or bowls. For a range of National Day goodies like photo prop shades, flag tattoos, stickers, and more, you can visit the party shops at Middle Road. You won’t be disappointed!
5. Find different ways to showcase the collectibles on your dessert table.
Note: I pinned my buttons over the straws, not through them! They’d be good as cupcake toppers too. Take some time to think about your decor and I’m sure you’ll come up with more ideas, and better ideas too. Happy planning, everyone!