Monday, December 28, 2009

Belated Christmas Party @ home

During Christmas eve and Christmas day, we didn't go anywhere, just stay at home. On Christmas eve we do some deco at the house to prepare for the belated chrismas party on Sunday. Two unwelcome friends also decide to paid me visit during christmas eve, which are flu and cough bugs. :( What a day to start my long weekend.

We had a belated christmas party yesterday (sunday night), we not invite a lot guests, only those close friends and relatives. Menu for the party, no roast turkey, but all porky! Pork ribs, meat, pork sausages, chicken wings, pork satay, salad, mushroom soup, garlic bread, pasta.

I am preparing mushroom soup and garlic bread, those meat and ribs all done by bil's and my hub to grill and BBQ it, younger sil was preparing the pasta. Look easy and simple but still got a preparation to do. Bil marinate the meat one week before, hub start grill or bbq the meat in the afternoon at 2pm, since it was using charcoal, so it take sometime to grill.

Guest all come around 7pm, while i still like a headless chicken run up and down in and out and quickly had a quick shower then time to entertain my guests. Barb & Andy & Ashley, Elaine and Danny and Amber, and one of my old college friend Jackie and her friends are my guests.

Kids are having tons of fun, sil prepare some party packs for the kids and adults can eat in peace. I manage to sit down a while, eat and chit chat, and also in out kitchen to refill the garlic bread (fresh from oven). Not forget need to entertain my two boys also, after they playing a while, they will come and ask "when can we open the presents???"

We had a fun time catching up, talking, eating, laughing. Hub's cycling friend brought two home made cake, black forest and cheese cake. Me and my sil had an idea, since sil's siter birthday is on 1/1 and Elaine's birthday is on 31/12, so we said why not we use the two cakes and let them blow the candles, give them a surprise early celebration (of course we did ask the permission from the cake owner. hahahahhahahhahahhahah) We get all the kids sing "Happy Birthday" song to the two birthday ladies.

Last highlight for the night is christmas gifts exchange. Every year, christmas gifts exchange just within our family members, this year we had more fun, because we got more people to participate, those guests come to party, we inform them to bring a small gift if they want to join in the fun. All parents will bring the gifts for their kids also, we all put them under the christmas tree. We adults had the number draw first then only the kids had their. ahhahahahhahaha I tell you all the kids just can't wait to open their presents!! It's so noisy, funny and messy!! My hub and bil had loud voice, everyone opening their gifts and start laughing at what they get (this is the usual thing).

Party over about 10.30pm, we really had so much fun, including my two boys, holding their gifts. Daddy bought the boys Ben 10 scooters as christmas gift and also a full set helmet, arm and knee guard.

Thanks aunty Barb, aunty Elaine, Misha jie jie, aunty Krystal and Jackie jie jie for the lovely christmas pressies and not forgetting those from "ku cheh" and "sam sam"! (message from Fearles and Cruz)

p.s. i borrow some pictures from Elaine, because i was busy, didn't take much pictures and also the pictures i took some are blur and dark. :( the official photographer are busy grilling or bbq-ing the food.

bil deco the place on christmas eve, sil and me are the assistant. :)

pork satay on the grill

my garlic bread and mushroom soup and salad

recipe from wokking mum's blog

bbq ribs.....

another type of pork satay, all home made.

ribs or meat? i only know how to eat...hahahhahah

two type of pasta, this is one of it, cook by sil's sister, sil was cooking spaghetti bolognise.

some of the friends and relatives...

Barb, Andy, Danny, Amber, Fearles and Elaine. Ashley and Cruz was busy social around.

a suprise birthday cake cutting session for Elaine and Esther (sil's sister)

Look! Whose birthday now...hahahhahahha kids can't wait to blow off the candles!

my boys posing in front of the christmas tree..

look at the present, those with number are christmas gift exchange between adults, those without number are all the kid's presents.

Ashley and Amber open their christmas presents. (pix from elaine's camera)

my boys busy open their presents too! (pic from elaine's camera)

look at the adults also busy taking their presents

havoc, noisy, laughing.....

(pic from elaine's camera)


Charmaine said...

Wow, big compound. Love the food, yummy. Looks like all had great time.

reanaclaire said...

yes... great time there! i read few times already u cook for many.. really salute u la.. must be great fun there..

mommy to chumsy said...

oh man..just looking at the food is making me hungry now. wish i ate more yesterday...hahahahahhahah. thanks again for inviting us over to celebrate with your families. we had lots of fun and ashley asked me when we are going back for another party 0.0

coffeesncookies said...

thanks for inviting us over in your family event. My hubs can't stop ranting abt the ribs.. he calls it TR buffet, only that the BBQ's at your place tastes sooo much better. Many thanks to your hubs too, busy grilling and keeping the ribs moist for us.. and Amber loves your mushroom soup. Really yumz ! Your Xmas decor inspired me and hubs to start getting our tree soon and fast ! And from the bottom of my heart, thanks for the little bday surprise.. makes me feel like a little girl blowing cakes again.. ;)

CH Voon said...

first, i want to say your house look big!

the ribs look very dark hahaha over cook ke?

i like pork satay yum yum.

walao alot of present there

who is the happiest in the world ~ children!

LittleLamb said...

gosh..u r making me sooooo hungry now.
heehhe u so cheeky n gave our friend a bday surprise?

suituapui said...

Drool! Drool! All that yummy food!!! mum and aunties would have fits if they saw the pot and pans on the table! Used to get scolding for serving food in those. But these days, even in classy hotels and restaurants, they serve food in a kuali... Times have changed! I bet the kids had the most fun!

Annie Q said...

Charmaine: ya, we all had a great time catching up.

reanaclaire: you must be confuse me and Elaine. hahahahha, i'm not a good cook la, Elaine is the good cook i only know how to eat. :P

mommy to chumsy: glad to have you all over to make the party more happening. Thanks for the lovely gifts! Great to hear that you all did enjoy the party. :) Tell Ashley, no need to wait till party, can come anytime.:)

coffeesandcookies: thanks for coming to the party!! Glad you all enjoy the food and the party. Your hub was so funny to make that statement. My mushroom soup of course cannot compare with yours, mine still need to improve. You sure u did blow the candle or the kids blow it off for you? hahahhahahahha. Thanks for the "big cake"!!

CH Voon: no no, my house not big, "look big" only. :) You know those "burn" ribs taste better? But of course not healthy. :P
Yea, kids is the most happiest!!

LittleLamb: hehehehe..sorry to make you hungry. :P Yea, last minute arrangement, want to give elaine a surprise. :)

lemonjude said...

It was so so much of fun there. Merry belated Christmas to all of you!

lyncpf513 said...

OH MY OH MY!!! ANnie..... Look at those pressie!! No wonder chaos... How to manage a gift exchange?!!! hahahaahah must been real real real FUN!!!!
So much bbq food!! Slurpss... So long I never had BBQ liao.. THis bbq good, Coz ur hubby bbq and the guest eat! hahahah
Annie, kids at ur twin's age loves BEN10 huh? hubby nephew also another BEN10 craze!!/

smallkucing said...

Kru~kru~kru~ my stomach is playing drum after reading your post. Next year can I join ah?

reanaclaire said...

annieQ: i think i m not that confused now.. u held the party so u must be a good cook too! i dare not open parties at my house.. firstly, i lazy, 2ndly, i no good cook, i will end up catering instead :)

Annie Q said...

STP: Oh, your mum and aunties very particular on the food "presentation"? To us, presentation not so important but most important is the food yummy or not, but of course we do think of what should put or what not to put on the table. :)

lemonjude: Merry belated christmas to you too and Happy New Year to you and your family.

lyncpf513: yes yes yes, during gift exchange is really a "mess", you can see everyone is "shouting" on what number they take or they took their own present and need an exchange again, bla bla bla..*headache*, but it's fun! boys not really fancy Ben 10 la, if got other choice like Batman or superman or spiderman they will still choose it, if no the above three, then they will choose Ben 10.

smallkucing: ooopppsss...sorry to make u hungry. :D Next year, if we have the same celebration hope i got the pleasure to invite you over.

reanaclaire: hahahahhaha, we held the party, because my sil is a good cook, and me just can cook those simple one. I have to agree, unless got extra pair of hand to help up, if no sure hard to organise a party at home. One leg kick will "pengsan" very soon. hahahahha

khongfamily said...

Wahhh...what a great party!! But your house is also big to cater for so many people...hahaha. Not forgetting so many good cooks in your house :) . Can see that the adults and kids are having so much fun!

Irene said...

soooooo much FUN!

jacss said...

gosh...lookg at yr xmas looks like bigger than CNY ehh!! is your whole family christian? that's truly a JOLLY moment with good foods, good company, pressies, funs & laughters!! so sweet of your treat to elaine:D
Happy New Year to you & your family too!!

jacss said...

ehh, so boys also got the same Ben10 scooters recently but it was for their birthday!! guess they r a tad old for it... now already lying down collecting dust, sigh !!

Anggie's Journal said...

wow.. what a great fun ..... the pressie.... really catch my eye ...:P
nice party u have here..

happy new year

Lovely Mummy said...

Such a great gathering even though it's belated. Wish you Happy New Year 2010... :)

Health Freak said...

SO much good food and SO many pressies!! Oh my, your house is really huge, like a mansion!