Bridal Shower - Event

I had planned quite some time to throw my sister, W, a bridal shower and had went through ideas with my sister-in-law, S. We came up with a tea party event as there would be many married ladies who are either pregnant or trying to get pregnant. S suggested Breakfast at Tiffany's theme at tea time.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s? A common bridal shower theme. Yawn. Tea time? Stuffy. To make things more interesting and yet elegant at the same time, we came up with some games that even all the conservative ladies would participate and have fun.

Again, we teamed up with the old 'crew members' (missing Lina in the picture) from my own last year's bridal shower thrown by W. Instead of assigning them for designated roles, we went through details of games, food, etc.
Theme: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Dress code: Black with touch of gold

Invitation: Bad execution of printing (my bad) so we texted friends to come.

No. of guests: 15

Location: Hotel Mulia suite room

Photography: Journey

Games: Scrapbook contest, 10 things about the bride& groom, popping balloon contest, and cake making contest

Favors: Assorted brooch from Jewelry designer Elizabeth Wahyu

Once guests arrive, they took picture with the W and asked to write well-wishing/ 'secret' notes for her and slip the notes into the envelope provided for each page.

We then invited them to start on the first activity - scrapbooking. We had thought that scrapbook would be quite boring and guests would not be bothered. Quite the contrary, guests took particularly a long time to finish their pages that other games were delayed.

During our light lunch, we handed out a list of 10 Things About The Groom and guests filled it out. Nobody had perfect score.

After the light starter of the first game, we proceed to balloon popping- guests were given straws cut slantwise to pop two balloons that were tied to the back of their partners. Their partners had to move a lot to avoid getting their balloons popped.

The last game we played was cake making. S came up with the scrapbook and cake making, being inspired from attending children’s birthdays and apparently, our grown-up friends love to show their part of creativity.

We supplied mini oreos, m&ms, sprinkles, sweets, whipped cream and cut chocolate sponge cake. Guests enjoyed so much of this game that it turned out very funny to see how they came about their creations. They were taking apart fruits from the desert corner to decorate.

When it comes to the judge, W herself, she chose the simplest and most appealing.

All winners receive Kate Spade goodies.

The shower turned out very well and although we were very happy to see the guests enjoying themselves, we had to pack-up as we requested the suite room for half-day. It was late afternoon already, S and I were in our early pregnancy and we felt the tiredness, we had to end it. We tried to close the event with opening gifts and give our guests the favors.

Bridal Shower Event - Details

Since the event is to be an intimate party with close friends, I wanted my sister to have a photo album with friends' notes and pictures for keepsake.

Knowing that W likes peonies and we incorporate artificial peonies to the decor and also guests pens had peonies attached.

It took me 1 day to cut paper edges to the pretty scallop and stamped with the peony stamp.

I love the envelope inspiration seen on Brides magazine, so I bought wrapping paper and cut it into mini sizes from some envelope template.


A Good Gesture

Its is in our culture to give our relatives and friends some auspicious things to celebrate babies' one month anniversary.

The traditional presents usually consists of - a whole cooked chicken, dyed red egg, red cakes and yellow rice. To make it more modern and presentable, young parents usually give whole cakes.
However, we just received this package that breaks away from the the cake presents. I think its a very pretty gift and I will definitely remember the cool mommy who sent this!


Peony Stamp

After a long search of the peony stamp last year, I finally went ahead and made the stamp locally in Office2000 (stationery and office supplies store).

Actually, I think any places that accept to make customized stamps will do and I had made mine for $5 for 8cm peony image.

Susan, aka Mrs Ladybug, was kind enough to reply to my request of where she had made her stamp. US readers, please visit Stampworx 2000.

Image source Stampworx 2000


Before I Make This To A Baby Blog...

Before being pregnant, I always post about parties and weddings preparations. Now, I'm spending more time to renovate my new place and also preparing for our little one due in late July!

Please visit my other blog, Trifle Thoughts, for home decor and baby postings.

Image source- Poshtots

Royally Cool Water

Japanese bottled water, Filico Beverly Hills, from Osaka, makes exquisite collectible bottles. I don't know about the water but the frosted glass and crystals? I like!

The King & Queen bottles with crowned caps (Y21,000 for both) can be nice gift for couples or for newlyweds. Maybe this can even replace the wine hostess gifts...

And the bottles can also be personalized with wings and names.
Share the royal water? This may just be a great take-away favors for guests. Mini bottles with assorted crystals colors representing the 12 birthstones. Y88,200 for 12 or 7,350 ea .

Drink the water, keep the bottles!

All images source Vieluce


Dream Dress - Valentino

From my sister's post about her gown madness, I found more pictures of that lovely Valentino dress from her computer. Its not the newest collection but like for all great wedding dresses, its a design that will last through fashion ages.

On Grace Ormonde 2007 issue's cover was the 'dress' that my sister had been eyeing at. It was surpising that she told me that she found it on Ebay for few thousands! It was just too bad that the size was much too big (she's petite).

Here's the link for the Ebay seller - Your Dream Dress

image source: Bridal TV and Your Dream Dress