I turned 26 last week and it feels just fine. I’m still denying to think that in 4 years I’ll be 30, I’m just trying to enjoy what’s in my life right now and try to do my best in everything. Ok in this post I’ll be talking about my birthday brunch party.
Since a couple of years ago, I’ve been wanting to have a small birthday party with my closest friends. But the time (and my budget) was always not right. I chose to treat myself something pricey instead of having a birthday party. But this year is different. Twenty six is such a real number to me. It’s already past the quarter and by 26, I gotta be better. That refers to my relationship to the closest ones. So I decided to have a small birthday celebration with my family and friends. My favourite time of the day is brunch, so a brunch party it is.
I’d like to share more about the planning, but I’m just overly excited to share these pretty pictures which mostly taken by my lovely R. I’d like to say thank you to the owners and the staff of Breakfast at Cayenne, who were so kind and helpful. The foods were so so so so delicious. My guests loved the Mie Ayam, Breakfast Burrito, Chicken Quesadillas, and the Pineapple Cake. The table setting is also a lovely note. It was already pretty, like so pretty, with all the beautiful dining ware from Cayenne, I only put some signage and pompom to give a touch of ‘me’ on it.
I’d love to thank Brooklyn Cake for the delicious chocolate marshmallow cake. The cake was so fluffy and wasn’t too sweet, just how I love it (I’m not a sweet tooth). The cake is a perfect combination of sweets. The marshmallow on top blends very well with the sponge cake in your mouth. My guests loved the cake a lot!
Another kind hearted person I’d like to thank is Kitty Manu. She’s the one who landed me all the pom pom, paper flowers (on the table) and the giant paper flowers you see in the pictures above.
Lastly, to Putri Avicenna who helped me a lot in brainstorming, venue checking, menu arranging, etc etc etc you-name-it. Thank youuuu! If I didn’t share my to do list with you, I’d probably got crazy already.
That’s all for now, I’ll write another post to share about the birthday party planning because it was so fun that it had me thinking that I should start a party planner business. Haha! See you in the next post!
Outfit: Off shoulder blouse, culotte, and cherry earrings are unbranded. My watch is from Daniel Wellington, my black wedges is from UP.
Decorations: Paper flowers and pom pom are from Kitty Manu, signage and flamingo is self made.
My birthday is still next week but I recently received a looooot of gifts.
Thank you sooooo much, I’m so spoiled!
Faber-Castell team gave me another set of markers, brush pen and premium watercolour pencils. OMGGGGG never in my life I imagine that I’ll be receiving stuffs from Faber-Castell, my first preference of stationeries and colouring ‘guns’ since I was 8, for twice! Faber-Castell is being very kind to meeee thank you thank you thank youuuu!
Notebooks from Uchiet. They look so flirty, aren’t they?
Colouring book (my 3rd colouring book actually) and a set of colouring pencils from my publisher, KPG
Book purse from Naughty. (Yes that accessories store called Naught which you can find in local malls in Jakarta, they apparently have this kind of quirky stuff!)
And next Sunday is my birthdaaaaayyy so exciteddd because I'll be having a brunch with my closest friends, somewhat like a backyard party. I hope the weather is on my side next week. Finger crossing!
So I found this very young girl talking and singing on Youtube, I really like her. She looks so young, genuine and very talented (hey, she wrote her own song and her songs are amazing). Listening to her talking about her daily life is reminding me of the younger version of me, like the 15 years old of me. She looks happy and cool, she's totally fine, but somehow she reminds me of the unhappy me when I was a teen. I wasn’t a happy young girl back then, I was full of insecurities and I hate a lot of things. I questioned too many things in life. I questioned why didn’t I have that, why didn’t God let me have a happy life and all. I cried very often. I wasn't a spoiled brat, totally not. I was so mad of everything because back then my life wasn't a caramel cupcake with sugar sprinkles on top. Life wasn't really sweet. I was struggling with the fact that my family had to deal with. Oh man, opening my teen memories is not a happy thing to do. Let’s just close it off with Nicole’s song. Hey girl, thank you for making good music. Keep on singing!