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Shiori’s Sweet Shoppe

March 7, 2011 by

My blog post this time is not related to travel or food. This post is dedicated for my precious S, who just celebrated her first birthday. Initially, I did not plan to celebrate her birthday since A had already gone back to New York earlier last month. However, I could not just let a special occasion go by without any celebration. So, I finally became busy planning and arranging my lil S’ first birthday party in Indonesia.

First, selecting a suitable venue in my small hometown, Solo, was not an easy task. I wanted a place with a relaxing and cozy ambiance, with an outdoor space for kids to play. After careful thought and consideration, later I decided to hold the party at Goela Klapa Restaurant. The place has a classic traditional architecture profile with a mix interior of little Indonesian touch, with the ambience of luxurious, classic, elegant and cozy. At the back of the restaurant is a small beautiful garden and outdoor area. It was exactly what I had in mind, just excellent for a kid’s party.

Second, after meeting a few decoration vendors, I couldn’t find what I was looking for. That time, I already had some ideas how I would want to decorate the room. I doubted if someone in Solo could realize my ideas perfectly. So, I finally decided to decorate the room by myself. Yeah, it was a LOT of work, but worth it. I had to finish much of the art work myself in order to achieve what I wanted.

I got very busy starting from a week before the party. When the D-day arrived, some items were still not completed and not perfect. But, overall, I was very glad everything went smoothly as planned. One day after the party, I realized how difficult it was to be a single parent. I had to organize the party, arranging the sweet table, planning the menu list, setting up the decorations, and so on and so forth, all by myself. Phew… I think next time I should get an assistant. Not to forget that I was very grateful for having a full-time nanny for S, so I could concentrate to the party.

I can’t mention one by one for everyone who contributed their effort  to make Shiori’s sweet shoppe memorable.  Thanks much!

Birthday Planner and Organizer: Shiori’s Mom
Cake: Blessing Cake
Cupcakes: Baking Bee
Cookies: Olanos
Decoration: Shiori’s Mom

17 Responses to Shiori’s Sweet Shoppe

  1. veny

    aduh Yun g kagum sekali , lo kerjain sendiri . heheee
    gilee bener ! lo bisa jadi party planner , wahh oKs banget loh
    g sampe ngiler2 liat tuh pernik2 , kue2 smp ada macarons juga pesen dimana ? Olanos ? trus itu warna2 cakep amat .
    trus yg pny hajat masih sempet dandan cantik sama kae putrinya .
    Happy Birthday little Shiori muachhhh kiss kiss !
    laen kali panggil g ajah jadi assistant lo yah , hahahaaa paling lo ngomel mulu krn kerjaan g mkn ajah wkwkwkwkwk

  2. Murissa

    This is gorgeous! Those Macaroons make me want to go out and make my own. When I first saw the photos I thought it was about a professional sweet shoppe. Such a great blog!

  3. imeth

    Yun, keren banget eui, lo mah memang seleranya sipp banget.
    bener kata veny, lo bakat jadi party planner.
    iye gw juga penasaran, lo beli dimana macaroons-nya?

  4. hftw

    wow! your photos and layout is amazing. congratulations on a wonderful birthday party! i’m planning one for my daughter as well and yours is an inspiration :)

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