Happee Day

It was a very Happee Day.

First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came down for Happee Day. You guys made it a huge success and to all the families from CCF who took time to be there, I hope you had as much fun as I did. Thank you for letting us be part of your world.

The turnout was spectacular, with 50 kids from CCF (and 34 accompanying adults) and over 150 volunteers who came by to Hort Park yesterday. It was like a year’s worth of awesomeness packed into 3 hours, with mascots, superheroes, a bouncy castle, the best food, desserts and a whole host of activities for the kids. And apart from the 20 minutes of slight drizzle, we also had the most amazing weather for the event.

Ok, I’m just going to show you the pictures instead.

Apparently, the superheroes were a phenomenal hit. By that, I mean the kids were either in awe or terrified. That’s why they made large guns to protect themselves. I tried explaining that Batman was supposed to be the good guy but I don’t think they were convinced at all. Some kids were still intent on maintaining their distance even after we unmasked the very dashing Batman.

Indoors, the booths were all seeing a lot of non-stop action. I think it was a tough call between running wild out on the lawn and checking out all the cool activities indoors.

At 1130, the dancers from O School put up an Ironman dance performance that got the kids all excited. I mean, Ironman. Dancing. And fighting baddies at the same time.

Nuff said.

For the grand finale, Jimmy the Juggler got everyone oohing and aahing with his nifty moves. Due to some constraints, he couldn’t juggle fire but he ended up juggling machetes instead, which was far more badass. If he had caught fire, it would have been easily put out with our on-site extinguishers but if he had sliced off his arm with a parang, that kind of thing is permanent, y’all.

I managed to speak to some of the mothers from CCF and it seems like the kids had a wonderful time. Looking at all the smiles yesterday, all of us felt like it was all worth it.

A final word of thanks to all the amazing partners who helped make Happee Day the success that it was.

1. Hort Park, for the lovely venue. It was the perfect place for the day.

2. Chili Api Catering. The spread was superb and they even had 2 menus – 1 for adults and a separate non-spicy version for the kids. The next time you have an event or if you just need your dose of Peranakan food, give them a call. Trust me, it will be a hit.

3. Lian Yick, who sponsored the logistics.

4. Baby Online Shop for the balloon decor.

5. Bernard Loh, the best emcee and DJ ever.

6. JQ Ong, the man who made the artistic design pop.

7. Hendra Lauw, for taking all those beautiful portrait shots for all the guests.

8. Calvin the Mage, for his balloon sculpting magic.

9. Queenie, who did an awesome job with the face-painting.

10. Kamal and Ruoshi, for their mad caricaturing skills.

11. Brenda, for the amazing cookie art.

12. LPN Art, for the art and crafting.

13. Chai Lee, for the cake decoration booth.

14. Evelyn, for supplying the onsite photography printing.

15. Ice3 (Ice Cube) cafe, who sponsored the yummy ice-cream.

16. Charmaine, for the delicious brownies and cupcakes.

17. Tracy, who made all the stunning journals and photo frames by hand.

18. Global Mascot, who sponsored the Bugs Bunny and Pooh costumes.

19. O School, who drove the kids wild with their Ironman item.

20. Jimmy the Juggler, who literally risked his arms to juggles machetes for the kids.

21. Expressprint, for printing all the stickers and invites.

22. The Wan and Ong families for sponsoring the bouncy castle.

23. Leonard and Mingfen, for sponsoring the busing.

24. Jason and Verlyna, for the welcome Happee Bag.

25. Corsage and her friends, who put together the Activity kits.

26. Newlyweds Tianwei and Jo, who contributed their PS3 Rockband gaming set.

27. My brother, Justin, who loaned me his TV and Wii gaming console.

28. All the volunteers who gave their time to make all this possible.

29. Most of all, THE HUSBAND, who rocked this event because I made him do most of the work. While I stole the credit.

PS. As you can probably tell, I’m still putting up photos progressively. If you managed to take some pictures of the event, send them over at daphne [at] motherinc [dot] org and I’ll update the page.

PPS. Donations will still be open till 7 November.  If you weren’t able to make it but would still like to contribute, donate directly to the Children’s Cancer Foundation. Just click on the donation button below and select Happee Day.

PPPS: Photos thanks to Sean Lee, James Lee and Andy Lee. Not related.

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51 Comments

  • Reply Lazymummy November 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    It was a very Happee day indeed. Glad the kids and families from CCF enjoyed themselves.

    My girl and nieces had a great time as well.

    Bravo to all the sponsors and of course you and your hubby for putting it together.

  • Reply Sonya November 1, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Lazymummy, did u take ur pic of u & ur gg ?
    B4 i left the event, i can still see ur pics on the table …

  • Reply florinda November 1, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    hey daphne , gotta drop a note to tell you how great the event was!!!

    Hope to join u on ur next one..

    here is my blog, do visit when u are free !

    http://www.victoria-eden.blogspot.com

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks Florinda!

  • Reply Kless November 1, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Amazing job done!!!!! This is THE EVENT of the year!!!!
    Kless´s last post ..Kids @ Turf City

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks Kless pity you couldn’t be there with the girls!

  • Reply Irene November 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Daph,

    Great Event and thanks to your creative mind and everyone’s effort, we all had a great time! Thought perhaps we can organize another round with the CCS again, but with simple photography lessons using “Easter Egg hunt” as a theme.. James n myself can volunteer..

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:45 pm

      Sure we can discuss this further, sounds interesting!

  • Reply Amie November 2, 2010 at 12:21 am

    both u and your hubby did a fantastic job in organising this meaningful event. Sponsors were very pro I must say. Glad u have put them up here for reference! Thumbs UP!!
    Me n family had a Happee day, didn’t help much though so can only donate :)
    Amie´s last post ..Ive got the wings made for the fairy- not butterfly

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm

      No prob Amie, glad you had fun!

  • Reply corsage November 2, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Glad it all went so well! I was really quite blown away that morning when I saw all the many helpers and the set-up. You guys really did a fantastic job!
    corsage´s last post ..So Happee it was!

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks for coming all the way down to deliver the activity kits, Corsage. You are awesome!

  • Reply andy November 2, 2010 at 12:38 am

    .we had fun.
    . spotted smiles everywhere
    . everything click like clockwork..tick-tock
    . fantastic party.

    Thank u Daphne :)
    andy´s last post ..Happee Day 31Oct – Sunshine after the Rain

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

      Thanks for the support Andy, glad to finally meet! Hope the boys had a good time!

  • Reply San November 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

    This was an awesome event! I totally had a blast, together with Jay. Great job, Daphne!!! :)
    San´s last post ..An awesomely Happee Day!

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks! By the way I thought the caricature of Jayvon captured his likeness very well, haha.

      I missed out on that, maybe next year!

  • Reply Bing November 2, 2010 at 11:39 am

    What a great event. Great job, Daphne! You’re amazing! Sorry I couldn’t be there.. but I’m happy to see that everyone had so much fun. =)
    Bing´s last post ..Great Stuff 053

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:51 pm

      Hey Bing it was a blast, real pity you couldn’t be there. Or I would have had more awesome pictures, haha. Thanks again for the support and blogging about the event, really appreciate it!

  • Reply Leona November 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Hey Daphne, just popping by to say congrats on a very successful event, I’m sure that the CCF had a wonderful and very Happee Day!

    Keep up the good work!

    Leona
    Leona´s last post ..Happee Sunday

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

      Thanks Leona, appreciate the support!

  • Reply Tin November 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Wow! That was fantastic job! You and your hubby are awesome, Daphne!

    So sad, we missed the fun.. we were all coughing away badly at home :(
    Tin´s last post ..My two telephone operators

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:54 pm

      Tin, sorry to hear that and hope you guys are a lot better.

      Well there’s always next year (i think)!

  • Reply Jayne November 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    It was a lot of fun for everyone! Thanks for inviting us and for organising it. It was also great finally meeting you in person!!
    Jayne´s last post ..3 car seats

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:56 pm

      Thanks Jayne for coming by what with the bun in the oven and all, haha. It was GREAT to finally meet Kate & Jamie! I am reminded of the holiday that I think I deserve…

  • Reply angie November 3, 2010 at 9:22 am

    It was a beautiful event. We came prepared to run some errands but ended up having a blast! It was a happee day indeed. Great job!

    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks for popping by Angie. Really really appreciate it!

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  • Reply Linette November 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    This was an AWESOME event, and I am AMAZED by your hubby and you – everything was so well coordinated, and the kids loved it. We had so much fun participating (despite the fact that we were “helpers”!) that we felt almost apologetic! Let us know how we can help out more substantially for your next event – I am already looking forward!
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    • Reply Daphne November 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm

      Thanks Linette, we had a lot of good friends helping out so really grateful to them.

      I’m glad you and the girls had a great time! You guys created an atmosphere of excitement in the place.

  • Reply suen November 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I outta rethink my career

    • Reply Daphne November 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

      You need to learn to loosen up and a little and smile more. Oh wait…

  • Reply YH November 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Wow! what an event! It look so so professional. Like you did this all the time. Everyone (adult & kids) seems all having fun. Too bad we missed it. Casey is down with fever.

    • Reply Daphne November 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

      Sorry to hear that, hope Casey is better already! Well i wasn’t sure whether it was going to work out but I’m glad it turned out well. Thanks for the support!

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  • Reply ED November 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Wow! wat a great event!

    The photos look great and the activities look superb!

    Congratulations on a great job! U are really breaking thru in the blogsphere!

  • Reply domesticgoddess November 5, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Wow! What a fantastic turnout and it sure looked like great fun. You should be so proud of yourself, Daphne. What a shame we missed it!
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    • Reply Daphne November 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      No worries..there’s always next year ( i think!)

      Thanks for the support!

  • Reply Calvin "The Mage" November 6, 2010 at 3:26 am

    It was a great day to be part of the event. My balloonist Bryan and myself enjoyed ourself. It was great for you Daphne and Kelvin to host such a big event. Made some great friends there. We are glad to contribute our services to made the kids and parents happy. Look forward to catch up with you again. Cheers…

    • Reply Daphne November 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm

      Calvin, what an honour it was for us to have you. You and bryan were simply awesome and totally livened up the entire place with the amazing creations. It was just fantastic!

      Thank you!

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  • Reply beanbean November 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    everything looks like it was really awesome! congrats on pulling this off! sorry we couldn’t be there!

    • Reply Daphne November 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm

      No worries, of course, we would have loved to have met Noey boy but thanks for the support!

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  • Reply Kamal Dollah November 30, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    We had fun. Thank you everybody for putting it together.

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    The children must be very happy, lovely.

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