This year’s National Day celebration is different from the past 54 years and that is a new normal for all of us – celebrate while we are practicing social distancing amidst the covid-19 outbreak. Despite the social distancing, we can still celebrate our nation’s birthday to remind ourselves how far she has progressed and prospered. Singapore’s 55th birthday will be celebrated virtually and in small groups at the comfort of our own homes!
If party planning is not your thing, then leave it to the professionals – PartyDiva.Co, a collaborative e-commerce and marketplace designed to make gifting, event and party planning a breeze. For this National Day #SG55, PartyDiva.Co has curated a roster of National Day thematic offerings for us all to create unforgettable moments and #supportlocal with a gourmet spread and decorations made by our very own homegrown brands!
No celebration is complete without party decorations! For this National Day, PartyDiva.Co has curated a set of thematic decorations to add a festive pop of colour to your stay-at-home gatherings. This National Day theme limited-edition bundle will be retailing at $100 – includes food and cake toppers, a bunting and cupcake holder that features Singapore icons such as the Merlion and Gardens by the Bay, as well as local slangs such as “Relax Lah” and “Shiok Ah!”. Take a thematic photo with PartyDiva.Co’s virtual Booth and add SG55 stickers and camera filters to take your Instagram game up a notch!
Now to the Gourmet Spread
We love how PartyDiva.Co made our F&B ordering easy with a selection that is carefully curated to suit our local palette.
The hearty East-meets-West fusion repertoire, freshly made by boutique caterer, AMICI Catering. Their mini gourmet 5-course National Day buffet ($108+) offers 15 elegantly crafted dishes to choose from. The mini buffet comes with a complimentary six-inch Raspberry Lychee Rose Cake, a decadent National Day special, to end the meal on a sweet note.
If there is a dish Singaporeans from all walks of life would universally agree that represents our national pride and one that brings everyone together, it would be the humble Nasi Lemak. Taking a leaf from Grandma’s old recipe book, Nasi Lemak Indulgence presents traditional Nasi Lemak with a limited-edition Nasi Lemak Cake ($132) that promises an eye-opening experience in just one bite.
Famous for kuehs and in the spirit of celebrating peace and prosperity in Singapore, Kueh Ho Jiak is offering a celebratory platter of exquisitely handmade Merlion Ang Ku Kuehs ($37.50) and Heart Kueh Lapis to symbolise longevity and wealth.
Raise a toast with Three Wisemen’s summer exclusive Nana Sling ($90, set of 5x120ml bottles) cocktail blend to make the National Day more celebratory. The Nana Sling cocktail blend is a tropical beverage with Brugal Rum infused with banana leaves. This celebratory drink 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.
For those who are on an alcoholic-free beverage diet, Pétale Tea, Singapore’s Number One blooming tea expert offers its limited-edition tea “My Fair Lady” as part of their National Day gift set ($65), which includes five of their best-selling tea balls and a pair of tea glasses.