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It's August and what better way to spend the weekend and public holiday than having a party at home? And since it's National Day, why not support our local brands at your party using our amazing Made-in-Singapore pastes, chilli sauces, frozen food and beverages? Take a step further; while you are giving some love to all things Made-In-Singapore, make it a National Day theme party! New to hosting? Take a read at these simple tips and tricks to becoming the host/hostess with the mostest. You will find hosting a theme party not intimidating at all! And where better to shop than on Amazon, which delivers your groceries in a mere two hours?
Theme it and send your invites
Once your guest list is ready, set a theme. Get your guests to wear their interpretation of the chosen theme with prompts like “National day”, “orchid”, or “red and white”. Besides the dress code, setting a theme will provide you with a clear direction when it comes to food and drinks, decoration, party games and even music.
A little touch such as red and white balloons or LED lights can do wonders to add to the theme and create the right mood for your guests.
Welcome snacks, bites and drinks
There’s no party without food. Besides mains, make sure to prepare appetizers or snacks for hungry guests. Those waiting for latecomers will need something to occupy their hands and mouths. Try appetisers like a cheese platter, fruits, snacks and drinks!
Support local and ensure your guests are helping themselves to Made in Singapore snacks like these scrumptious bites.
Keep the party going with the right drinks. Be consistent. A National Day party calls for locally-made brews like these non-alcoholic homegrown selections for both kids and adults.
Work the kitchen
Still some way to becoming a master chef? Fret not. No one needs to know exactly how adept you are in the kitchen. There are many delicious and sure-win instant pastes and sauce kits specially concocted to win over our local palates. Here are a few quick-fix ideas for whipping up some of our favourite local dishes.
No Singapore home is complete without at least one dipping sauce in the kitchen arsenal. This blend is perfect with prawn crackers, meats and vegetables.
Instant noodles & frozen food
I was first introduced to the amazing taste of our locally-made Prima Taste pastes by foreigners. I hear of foreigners (Japanese and Hong Kongers included) stocking up on Prima Taste pastes. The same goes for locals who are based overseas. Many friends of mine also bring said pastes during their travels cooking up a storm (and saving money) in their overseas Airbnbs. True stories! Not surprising, considering each paste has hundreds of ingredients packed in them in our science labs.
With the mission to provide you with something that’s not only good for your body but good for the planet as well, homegrown brand Happiee!’s range of plant-based nutritious bites are for anyone seeking a more sustainable lifestyle. Halal-certified, Happiee! products are also vegan, low in sugar, with no added preservatives and allium. Best of all, for the whole month of August, enjoy over 17% off at all supermarkets.
You've got to try Melvados, a local brand which makes it so convenient for days when you are too tired to cook from scratch and for those who are pressed for time. And don't forget to add their delicious local renditions of ice cream such as Kopi Peng, Mao Shan Wang, and Gula Melaka & Pecans to your cart! We promise you wouldn't be able to stop reaching out for more. Absolutely perfect for your party.
Cheers to National day
Singapore may be a little red dot on the international map but our homegrown labels like Tiger Beer and craft beer makers like Brewerkz are making our presence felt in the global arena. Be proud of our achievements and support local. Adults* only!
Time to play
What’s your Singapore dream? Get to know your friends better with this, and other local card games that are uniquely Singapore!
Have a whale of a time and happy National Day!