From arts, crafts and face painting for kids, to makeovers and manicures for helpers, to music that’ll have the whole fam rocking out, this year’s Helper Celebration Party will be bigger and better than ever
For the fourth year running, Sassy Mama is delighted to invite our readers (including kids, partners, and of course helpers!) to our annual Helper Celebration Party. This year it will be the capper to our first ever Helper Appreciation Month, so please do come help us send it off with a bang!
Read on for all the deets, and be sure to RSVP as slots are limited and filling up fast! We’ll see you on Saturday 1 June at 2pm, mamas!
The Venue: Australian International School
After last year’s fantastic event, we are thrilled to return to Australian International School and their fantastic venue, The Hive. The only Southern Hemisphere school in Singapore, AIS offers an Australian curriculum-based global education for students from 2 months all the way up to 18 years of age. It all starts with AIS’s remarkable Early Learning Village, which is home to its Infant Care, Early Years and Prep students, all thoroughly designed with young learners in mind to provide a Reggio Emilia-inspired environment that truly supports each child’s learning journey.
Food by Kiss My Pans, Blue Label & Family Favourites
Get ready for an amazing 1.8 metre grazing table featuring a variety of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruit, dips and relishes (along with gourmet bread and crackers), all courtesy of Kiss My Pans. Founder Jeanne loves both cooking and hosting, and with a keen eye for aesthetics and a discerning palate, she loves creating centerpieces of edible art!
If you’ve got more of a sweet tooth, be sure to save room for the legendary chocolate chip cookies from Luke’s (one of our fave date night spots with locations at Gemmill Lane and Orchard)!
Last year we were delighted by the release of Family Favourites, a cookbook showcasing popular recipes from four foodie helpers (with an assist from leading food stylists Trisha Toh and Zara Salahuddin, and designer Anouk van der El). All these fabulous ladies behind Family Favourites will be on hand to offer a selection of cakes, muffins, and all things sweet (all based on recipes from the book, naturally). You’ll also have a chance to purchase a copy to treasure at home!
Speaking of cookbooks, we are such huge fans of A Helping Hand, which was written by Singapore mama (and former BBC editor) Rowena “Frog” Michaels with recipes in both English and Tagalog. We’ll have copies of the cookbook on sale at the event, along with a chance to WIN a copy of the cookbook during our raffle!
Entertainment for Helpers
We’ll kick things off with live band Chris & Diana, who have performed individually around the world, and together at live music venues all over Singapore.
Back by popular demand, Lavania’s team from Dance Embassy will lead the crowd in irresistibly fun Bollywood dancing. Next up, Grace from Rhythm in Me is sure to get kiddos and adults alike moving with her signature combination of singing and dancing.
If helpers want to relax and pamper themselves a bit, they can get a complimentary manicure from Nodspark, ingenious temporary nail wraps created by Singapore mama Eugenia Yeo for busy women who don’t have the time to wait for their nails to dry! Affordable, easy, and fun, Nodspark nail wraps have a professional finish and last up to 10 days.
Just like last year, we’ll also be offering helpers free makeovers from professional makeup artists Powderwowder, Jennifer G Chua MUA and Suha Haris. We’ll also have a photo booth and a roving Sassy Mama photographer to ensure they can capture their glammed up, gorgeous selves!
Entertainment for Kids
We know it’ll be hard keeping kids away from the cookie table, but if anyone can do it it’s the team from Camp Magic, who’ll have an exciting array of circus activities including hula hooping, poi spinning, stilt walking and juggling!
Kiddos can also get creative by making and painting 3D cards for their helpers at the Little Artists art table. Under the guidance of Specialist Teachers, each card will be individualized to the tastes of each child and presented to their helper.
Finally, our fun friends at PartyMojo will return once again for face painting, glitter and henna tattoos, and hair braiding. We also heard a rumour that they’ll be bringing their popcorn machine back again, too…
Throughout the month we’ve featured a variety of exclusive perks and special deals for Sassy Mama readers and their helpers as a way to say “thank you” for everything they do to support our families. A number of these wonderful sponsors will be on hand, including helper advocacy organizations Aidha, HOME, FAST and Uplifters, who will all be able to answer questions about their courses and provide any other support helpers may need.
Starhub will be there with fab deals and discounts on phone and data plans for helpers; KC Dat will have special discounts on their Balikbayan boxes; employment agency Maids R Us will be doing some fun giveaways (and can answer questions for both employers and helpers about contracts, transfers, and more); CHI will be on hand to offer helpful info to the whole fam about health and wellness in Singapore; and FWD Insurance will be there to provide useful info on their insurance coverage for helpers!
Goodie Bags & Raffle
Our ever popular goodie bags will once again be available for every helper in attendance, thanks to our amazing sponsors. Helpers can look forward to bath and beauty products from LUSH; gorgeous nail wraps from Nodspark; fun items from Singapore Kindness Movement; and a variety of other beauty and skincare items generously sponsored by Maids R Us and KC Dat. We’ll also have a raffle with prizes from Aidha, Uplifters, FAST, and Sassy Mama, and one lucky helper will win a cash prize lucky draw!
Space is limited so be sure to RSVP pronto, mamas. We also encourage you to send photos of your helper with your family (can be kids or pets!) along with a few sentences on why your family appreciates her. These will be displayed on the big projection screen throughout the event; email [email protected] with your submission!
All the details!
What: Sassy Mama 2019 Helper Celebration Party
When: Saturday 1 June
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Where: Australian International School (The Hive) Gate 3, 1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818
How much: FREE! But space is limited so click here to RSVP or fill out the form below!
Read more: All About Helper Appreciation Month 2019