In Singapore and according to the Chinese custom, a celebration is held when a baby turns one month old to celebrate the good health of the baby. Often referred as ‘baby full moon celebration’ [宝宝满月]. Customized baby full month cakes are getting very popular! In comparison, for some countries, a baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a newborn by presenting gifts to the mother at a party.
As a new mom, there are lots of excitement and anxiety that comes along, especially after the delivery.
First of all, ask yourself – how would you like to have your baby full month celebration?
Extravagant or cosy affair?
Extravagant affair would be like: throwing a banquet or catered food at restaurant or café. Such celebration usually involves a larger group of guests you want to invite. Cosy affair could be held at home and catered to a smaller group of family members and close friends.
What kind of food to serve your guests?
It is common to find ‘red’ food in baby full month celebration. ‘Red’ food represents luck and happiness. For instance, red eggs represent new life and harmony. Ang Ku Kueh (红龟粿) represents longevity and wealth as it is shaped like a turtle. Ang Ku Kueh is a traditional Chinese pastry which is popular in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and is made of glutinous rice flour.
It is also common to order cakes to distribute to relatives, friends and colleagues. Traditional cake like butter cake. Today, many couples opt to give cake vouchers instead for convenience’s sake.
Adorable cupcakes, mini cakes, theme cake pops – such food items have been getting popular the last few years. You can consider doing customized cupcakes or cakes to match your party theme.
Here are a few options found online:
Which theme for your party?
There are an extensive variety of themes available out there. Popular baby themes such as Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Baby Pooh & Friends, Rubber Duck, Happi Tree, Monster Inc., and the list goes on.
For ideas of baby shower themes, you can check out these links:
Tell us your ideas for a baby full moon celebration or party!