Meet my new baby

Whether you plan to hold a full-month celebration at home or a hotel, these service providers promise to leave you and your guests happy.

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Whether you plan to hold a full-month celebration at home or a hotel, these service providers promise to leave you and your guests happy.
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If you prefer a home party
First, select from a variety of mouthwatering buffet options. Now, top up $180 for a hassle-free party setup – it offers an Ocean Blue theme for baby boys (pictured above) and Pretty in Pink for girls. This includes balloons, owers, photo props, a three-tier dessert stand and a plush toy. Visit www.stamfordcs.
What’s a traditional Chinese full-month celebration without red eggs and ang ku kueh? Enjoy 30 of each, 50 assorted mini pastries, as well as a blue- or pink-themed setup for $200 (pictured, top right). This special combo is available when you order its buffet spread. Visit
Planning a cukur rambut (Malay for hair-shaving) ceremony for your newborn? Choose from five designs for the setup of a baby cradle, each with its unique decoration and props. Packages start from $400, and include catering, and rental of tables and chairs. Visit
From cupcakes (pictured above), Swiss rolls and eclairs to Chinese traditional delights such as glutinous rice and ang ku kueh, there are plenty of party favours to choose from. Most of the items are halal-certified. Order at least 10 boxes and Choz will throw in a personalised card with your baby’s photo and name. Visit
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Red egg recipe
If it's a tradition in your family to mark Baby's first month with red eggs for your guests, try this recipe which makes 30 eggs.
150ml vinegar
½ tsp sugar
1 tbsp red food colouring 30 eggs
A pinch of salt
1. To make colour bath, combine vinegar, sugar and food colouring, and set aside.
2. Put eggs into pot of water. Make sure water level is 5cm above eggs.
3. Add salt to water. When water starts to boil, turn to low heat and continue boiling for 10 minutes.
Drain eggs.
4. Put hot eggs in colour bath till they are coated in your desired shade of red.
‘‘The secret to bright and beautiful red eggs is to add vinegar and sugar in the colour bath. It took me three kids to get the reci pe right !‘‘
Irene Soh, stay-at-home mum to three kids, who contributed the recipe above
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If you want a hotel setup
A bouncy castle, candy floss or popcorn station are among the perks that you can choose from here when you have at least 50 guests. Held at its elegant Tudor Courtyard glass marquee, the package also comes with balloon centrepieces and balloon-sculpting entertainment for an hour.
Select either complimentary ang ku kueh and red eggs or a 500g cake.
The buffet lunch is priced at $78++ per person, while the high-tea buffet is $68++ per person, with a minimum of 30 guests for both packages. Visit
From a scrumptious buffet, red eggs and ang ku kueh to balloon centrepieces, this beachfront resort promises to impress your family and friends. You can hold it during lunch or dinner at its function room – prices start from $88 per person, with a minimum of 50 guests. If you have at least 80 guests, ask for the Barnacles by the Sea restaurant, which overlooks the resort’s lush garden. Prices there start from $108 per person. Visit singapore/rasasentosaresort.
Besides feasting on good food, your guests can have fun decorating cupcakes, take instant photos with props, or be entertained by a balloon sculptor. One of these activities comes free with your party package, which includes a 1kg cake, as well.
You can choose between a buffet lunch, high tea or dinner. It includes use of a function room for four hours, as well as floral centrepieces on dining tables.
Packages start from $52 per adult and $32 per child, with a minimum of 50 adults. Visit mandarin-orchard-singapore.
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Choose from two buffet menus for its high-tea reception, which comes with a free 1kg cake, red eggs and ang ku kueh.
You can use a function room (pictured above) for three hours, and the staff will decorate it with balloons and flowers. Your guests can pen their well-wishes for Baby on a special poster, as well as take home a box of chocolate pralines. It costs $55 per person, with a minimum of 30 guests. Visit www.
Its high-tea buffet package (pictured, top right) includes a 1kg cake, use of a function room for three hours, and gifts for your guests. Prices start from $50 per adult and $25 per child, with a minimum of 50 adults. Visit
Choose from a lunch, tea or dinner buffet menu to hold the celebration in a private area, such as the Garden Terrace or Dutch Pavilion, within this swanky property. The package includes floral or balloon centrepieces. Prices start from $88 per person for tea, with a minimum of 30 guests. Visit www.shangri-la/com/ singapore/shangrila.
At its one-Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion restaurant, your guests can indulge in an exquisite nine-course set menu crafted by the Chinese executive chef. You’ll be seated in the Garden Suite, its largest private dining room which can take up to 30 persons and will be dressed up with balloons. Prices start from $1,580 for a table of 10. For an additional $500, you could have a customised dessert table. Visit