Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sago and Gula Melaka Dessert Recipe

This is very well known in malaysia, and it's very delicious too.

200g sago
5 cups Water
Pandan leaves
pinch of salt
100 g gula melaka/ Palm sugar
3 tbs hot boiling water
Santan/coconut cream

1) Soak pearl sago in water for 5 minutes.
2.) Boil 5 cups of water, and add pearl sago gradually and stir so that it does not clump.
Keep stirring till sago turns transparent. (about 10mins)
3) Pour into a strainer, and rinse with cold water till cool. Chill in fridge.
4)In a small saucepan, stir together the palm sugar and water. Add the pandan leaves. Bring to boil and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Remove pandan leaves. Set aside to cool.
5)Add a little salt to the santan and let it chill in fridge
6) When serving, spoon the palm sugar syrup and coconut milk over the chilled sago.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Simple Entertaining-Asian Finger Food Party

Simple Decor:
Use Asian fans (be it japanese, chinese or any asian ones) to decorate the buffet table.

Pandan Chicken
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Chicken Wings

Sago and Gula Melaka

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Party Favors Ideas- Edible favors

I love party favors, it makes a party more memorable for everybody. I've noticed though that party favors do cost a lot, so i researched and found some good ideas on in the internet, which can be do also DIY projects.

1) Cookies!!
Marthastewart.com used cookies as favors. The picture aboveshows favors for weddings, using the bride and groom's initial. But, it can be easily adapted for different occasions: Farewells, Children Parties

2) Personalised sweets (pics credit: beau-corp.com)
This is such a good idea!! Just print out labels to wrap around the lifesavers, or tubes of chocolates, or sweets. Can be used for wedding, farewell, anniversary....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fashion Show Party Games-Fashion Trivia

There are many trivias around, but, here are some questions you can use for the trivia session.
(provide multiple choices)

1) From what country did nail polish originate?

2) Who were the first ones to use perfume?
Ancient Egyptians

3) What is another name for bowler hat?
Derby hat

4) What is the purpose of a concealer?
Mask pimples dark circles and other small blemishes visible on the skin

5) Who made it mandatory for all females over the age of 7 to wear a hat on Sundays and holidays?
Elizabeth I

6) One ingredient frequently used in manufacturing lipsticks is:
Fish scales

7)How long have women been dyeing their hair?
For over four thousand years. (dating back to 2177 BC)

(some questions are based on associated content article)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Simple Entertaining-Girls Night In: Fashion Show Party!!

Girls love makeover and dressing up, that's a well known fact!! And the way to have fun with friends, is to plan a fashion show where guests will be able to show off their fashion sense!!

(pics credit: about.com)

As the host, you can decide on a theme, for example, 70s fashion, or evening dress or freestyle. Get your friends to bring another outfit, and then they will get to parade their stuff twice, once with the outfit they wear to the party, and the other one they brought.

Now, for the venue. Choose a venue with lots of space, at least a runway long enough for the models to walk it. (Or push everything into another room!! :0) Arrange chairs on both side of the runway, so that guests can sit and enjoy the view. Remember you need music for the fashion show, so choose music in advance!!
Once you have your final guests list, divide all of them into two groups. Each group gets a side of the runway, and each group will take turns going on the walkway. You'll also needto appoint someone to entertain a crowd during waiting times.

So, the program is as follows:
Guest arrives. Invite them to have some food and chat with others.
Emcee announces that the fashion will start in 15 minutes, and the first group is asked to get changed, while the second group take their places. Emcee urges everyone to clap for each one!!
Emcee gets the waiting group to take part in a fashion trivia (more in the next post)
After that, the fashion show starts!!
Then, the second group gets their chance...
And in the end, everybody votes for the best dressed one!!