Stay Home. Stay Safe and Celebrate!
National Day will be very different this year amidst the pandemic. From movies to staycations and even leisure travel, virtually everything that we Singaporeans love have been badly affected by Covid-19. Even National Day celebration is not spared!
Thankfully though, we can still celebrate National Day safely with our love ones with much verve and revelry in the way Singaporeans know how to – with good food delivered to our homes, thanks to the good folks at Party Diva.Co.
Party Diva.Co. is an e-commerce marketplace that brings together merchants and consumers together for a seamless experience from gifting to event and party planning.
This National Day, aside from retailing their own thematic decoratives, Party Diva.Co. also pulls together a roster of thematic offerings curated with some of our homegrown F&B brands!
‘Same’ but Delightfully Different:
A good buffet spread is ‘de rigueur’ in any Singaporean home for any celebration. Better still if it’s infused with our very own ‘local twist’! As your partner in celebrations, Party Diva.Co. will be retailing a limited-edition party bundle that includes party bunting, a cupcake stand and cake/food toppers, featuring Singapore’s icons such as the Merlion, Gardens by the Bay and even local slangs such as “Relax Lah” and “Shiok Ah!” On top of that, they even offer a variety of interesting cocktails, artisan blooming tea and local traditional desserts.
In short, everything is taken care of with Party Diva.Co. Just have a ready appetite, gather with some loved ones at home to tune into the NDP broadcasts for a meaningful National Day ‘Party’.
The Kallang Roar:
Party Diva.Co carefully selected and curated its vendors to provide a thematic range of party options to help usher in the ‘Kallang Roar’ into our homes. Here’s what is included in the spread and what we think of it:
Nasi Lemak Cake from Nasi Lemak Indulgence:
This limited-edition Nasi Lemak Cake (S$132) is quite a beauty to behold. It was so delicious even the kids asked for second servings! The traditional Nasi Lemak recipe is presented like a large 8-inch birthday cake, the flavours and ingredients of the Nasi Lemak Cake a symbolic gesture towards the multicultural heritage we have in Singapore. As a nod to our ethnic diversity, Nasi Lemak Indulgence pieced together this perfect combination of natural ingredients, each with a symbolic meaning – Chinese: Shrimp Paste Chicken, Malay: Sambal Goreng Tempeh and Sambal. Indian: Papadam Crackers and even Peranakan with its Blue Pea Rice (yes! So sedap!). This Nasi Lemak Cake befits the occasion of Singapore’s 55th birthday! A must-try!
Gourmet 5-course National Day Mini Buffet from Amici Catering:
We have tasted selections from many party caterers but found AMICI’s to be outstanding in its East-Western fusion inspired dishes. We enjoyed the generous Western cuisine spread that comes with selections like Roasted Mushrooms with Caramelised Onions and Oven Roasted Rosemary Chicken drizzled with its signature Brown Sauce. It even has a vegan option that includes Fusilli Siciliana with Aubergine and Zucchini.Their National Day mini gourmet 5-course buffet ($108+, serves 7 to 8pax) offers 15 elegantly crafted dishes to choose from. The mini buffet also comes with a complimentary six-inch National Day Raspberry Lychee Rose Cake (which was super yummy).
Ending on a High:For Desserts and Beverages, we enjoyed:
Nana Sling Cocktail from Three Wisemen:
Raise a toast to this special occasion with a tipple or tea. Three Wisemen’s summer exclusive Nana Sling cocktail blend ($90, set of 5 x 120ml bottles) is made with Brugal Rum infused with banana leaves. This tropical beverage also combines zesty Cointreau and freshly-squeezed lemon juice with homemade orange blossom water and pomegranate syrup to balance the cocktail with a deep and sweet fragrance. Refreshing and rejuvenating!
Petale Assorted Blooming Tea from Petale Tea:
This range of artisan blooming tea balls is included in their exclusive National Day gift set ($65), which includes their limited-edition “My Fair Lady” tea ball accompanied with four of their other best-selling tea flavours. They are not only exquisite in taste but are also a sight to behold as well! Blending organic Maofeng Green Tea infused with a range of dried flora, these teas are good for health. The pair of tea glasses in the gift set helped showcase the tea balls and we love seeing them ‘blossom’ right before our eyes!
For our meal, we tried the Tuscan Sun and Vanilla Fields, both teas had a subtle yet distinctive taste of their own – it was both refreshing and soothing, perfect to pair a good Asian meal.
SG55 Platter from Kueh Ho Jiak:
We are not new to Kueh Ho Jiak’s Kuehs. They are made fresh daily with a tender texture and flavourful taste – just like how our grandparents used to make them. We were absolutely delighted that Party Diva.Co included them in their National Day offerings.
In the spirit of giving traditions a modern spin, Kueh Ho Jiak is offering a celebratory platter of handmade Merlion Ang Ku Kuehs ($37.50) and Heart Kueh Lapis to symbolise longevity and wealth. In our home, these Kuehs were gone in seconds.
Fun and Décor: What’s a party without party décor. Party Diva.Co‘s limited edition National Day Celebration Set includes colour matching banners, buntings, cupcake holder and cake toppers, all done with a uniquely local wistful and witty charm – read ‘Singlish’ slang! These slangs like “Relax Lah” and “Shiok Ah!” never fail to add a dash of local humour, ushering in the true National Day party spirit for the entire family, young and old.
P.S. For the social media ‘animals’ among us, you can take a thematic photo with Party Diva.Co’s VBooth (https://partydiva.co/sg55), add SG55 stickers and camera filters to take your Instagram game up a notch!
2020 has been a challenging year for Singapore but this pandemic has also brought the indomitable human spirit of love, resilience and empathy to the forefront. Let’s all stay home this National Day to party with Party Diva.Co’s National Day deals!
All items are available now for order on https://partydiva.co/sg55. Here’s wishing everyone a very happy 55th National Day!